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Prairie Dog Hunting Questions

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Falling Crow, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. Falling Crow

    Falling Crow NRA Life Member

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    I'm heading out west to hunt prairie dogs late next month. As this is my first time at this, what should I take? I have the gun, ammo, rangefinder, etc.. I'm talking about tips on the "small things" from any veteran PD shooters out there that can make or break a trip, or just make it alot easier or more fun (chairs, shooting tables, sunscreen, etc.). Any advice you can give would be great.
    Thanks! ;f
     
  2. nipperwolf

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  3. Aus

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    Funny,
    dogs don't come up till May at the earliest.
     
  4. Falling Crow

    Falling Crow NRA Life Member

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    We're heading out in late May.....
     
  5. tjpet

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    I'd take along a couple of fishing poles, too. If the dogs are thick it's nice to break away from the killing for a time. Catch a few fish, clean the guns, and suck down a couple of cold ones to clear the mind.

    Our usual routine is shoot dogs from 8-12, lunch, fish 1-4, then hit the dogs again for a couple of hours before supper. This is in high population years. If the dog count is low you can spend the whole day looking for enough to kill.
     
  6. ThreadKiller

    ThreadKiller Socialism Sucks

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    Water. Elbow pads. Good binocs. Rifle cleaning supplies. Tools for working on rifles and scopes. Shootin' sticks.

    I walk through the towns with my trusty Rem 700V 223 and a fanny pack with about 200 rounds in it. Most of the towns I hunt in western Nebraska mean moving around on foot and that means being mobile.

    Tim
     
  7. Livetohunt

    Livetohunt Not your avatar

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    Guns
    Ammo
    Water
    Sunscreen
    Bugspray
    Rangefinder
    Binoc's
    Spotting Scope
    Kneepads
    Elbowpads
    Water
    Tweezers for cactus needles
    snacks
    cleaning supplies
    maps
    cell phone


    We usually go the first weekend in June. Lately we have ditched the bolt guns for AR15's......

    Have fun!!!!!!!
     
  8. DJ Niner

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    I recommend a small .38 Special revolver with shotshells to dispatch any legless reptiles in your vicinity. Rodent colonies attract snakes, snakes like shade during midday, you and your gear MAKE shade at midday. :)

    I was out for gophers just last weekend; here's my current sod-poodle/gopher gun sitting in the field I was hunting: