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Old 06-10-2018, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default Most Fun Iíve Had in a While - Prarie Dogs

Few weeks ago my dad brother and I drove up to WY to shoot prairie dogs. We spent some time on Google Earth finding prairie dog towns and then figuring out which ones were on public land.

Took several .223ís and a couple larger calibers for longer shots and coyote calling. Got there and got setup around 9am and called for coyotes for a bit with no luck. Then set up the ARís and got to shooting. Spent about 3 hours in one spot before we ran out of targets and moved just a few hundred yards up the hill to shoot off the other side. Spent a solid 5 hours here just shooting and there were still plenty left when we had to pack up for a nasty hail storm that was rolling in. Got loaded up and down the road to an overpass just in time as the hail started coming down like crazy. By then we had probably spent between 12-1500 rounds so figured we would pack it up anyways.

No license needed and no limit or season to shoot the dogs in WY, and thereís definitely no shortage of them. Itís an awesome way to get out and shoot some rounds during the off season, hopefully next time we can get into some coyotes too.











Took video of a few of the shots through the spotting scope, FYI there is some carnage in the video, so viewer discretion is advised:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nguekd8ph3...-2018.mp4?dl=0
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:47 PM   #2
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Dang. Looks like fun.
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:47 PM   #3
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Very cool and nice pics.

Video wouldn't play for me.
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:48 PM   #4
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That looks like a blast!
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:50 PM   #5
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Very cool and nice pics.

Video wouldn't play for me.


Thanks! Bummer on the video. We only videoíd a few of the shots because it was a real pain to make sure the shooter and the videographer were on the same target but on a couple of the 600+ yard shots you can actually see the bullet arc in. Let me know if the video doesnít work for the rest of yíall and Iíll try to figure it out.
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:51 PM   #6
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Cool
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Old 06-10-2018, 09:51 PM   #7
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Nice video!!! One day I'll go shot some prarie dogs.

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Old 06-10-2018, 10:24 PM   #8
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That’s awesome!
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:29 PM   #9
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video worked for me, pretty awesome to see that bullets trajectory in a couple of those
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:31 PM   #10
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That looks like a good time!!
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:44 PM   #11
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Heck yeah. I'm guessing a few of those weren't very old prairie dogs or they don't get shot at much. I've been seeing baby prairie dogs here lately. They're oblivious to what a gun shot is.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:57 PM   #12
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Do they taste like chicken?
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:03 PM   #13
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Heck yeah. I'm guessing a few of those weren't very old prairie dogs or they don't get shot at much. I've been seeing baby prairie dogs here lately. They're oblivious to what a gun shot is.


Theyíre mostly pups. The videos make them look bigger than they actually are. Theyíre more fun to shoot because they donít know what to do when the bullet hits, so you can adjust your aim and shoot again.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:55 PM   #14
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They’re mostly pups. The videos make them look bigger than they actually are. They’re more fun to shoot because they don’t know what to do when the bullet hits, so you can adjust your aim and shoot again.
I painted two red the other day. I tried to line all three up but I barely missed all but one. I shot it right in the noggin and sprayed the other two. I thought they were hurt then it occurred to me they just got some blood splatter. The whole side of that one was red. I've seen them get hit and the others just run up and start playing with the prairie dog flopping around. It's a wonder any of them survive long enough to be adults.

They just stand around and get shot at.
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:05 AM   #15
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Do they taste like chicken?
There was an old man that lived here in an rail car that ate prairie dogs quite a bit. He rode a lawnmower into town there for a while. He washed and dried coyote pelts in the same washer and dryer he put his clothes in. He lived until he died so I guess prairie dogs are alright to eat.lol
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:42 AM   #16
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I can think of worse ways to spend a day. Sure looks like fun.

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Old 06-11-2018, 06:45 AM   #17
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I'd love to do that sometime. Good shooting guys. Congrats

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Old 06-11-2018, 06:52 AM   #18
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Definitely a good time there!


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Old 06-11-2018, 06:57 AM   #19
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Looks like a lot of fun, I have a friend that goes every year and says it's a blast.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:08 AM   #20
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There was an old man that lived here in an rail car that ate prairie dogs quite a bit. He rode a lawnmower into town there for a while. He washed and dried coyote pelts in the same washer and dryer he put his clothes in. He lived until he died so I guess prairie dogs are alright to eat.lol
I think everyone lives until they die.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:20 AM   #21
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Looks like fun.

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Old 06-11-2018, 07:26 AM   #22
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Man that does look like a lot of fun.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:30 AM   #23
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That looks lime a lot of fun.

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Old 06-11-2018, 07:38 AM   #24
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Awesome! Even better that it was on public land. Good job doing the homework on that.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:44 AM   #25
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That's awesome looks like a lot of fun. My son's up there now in Colorado hoping he can line up one of those spots I'd love to do that sometime.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:02 AM   #26
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when I lived up there 35yrs ago we used to do that often. we used everything from 22 pistol to 300 mags. lots of fun and most wanted them thinned out. it still makes me smile. thanks for bringin up the memory.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:50 AM   #27
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Nice video, did you attach your phone to the scope to film the video? If so what adapter did you use to mount the phone?
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:59 AM   #28
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Nice video, did you attach your phone to the scope to film the video? If so what adapter did you use to mount the phone?


Thanks, and yes we did. I believe itís the Carson mount but I can verify. Hereís a photo of the setup.

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Old 06-11-2018, 11:10 AM   #29
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Gotta try this one day!!
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:14 AM   #30
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lot's of fun for sure.
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:25 AM   #31
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AWESOME !!!
Video was great !!!!

New Bucket List Item !!!!
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:40 AM   #32
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Awesome! Loved the video. That 680 yd shot was cool.

We did a lot of this around Muleshoe when I was in college at Tech. Miss it.
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:02 PM   #33
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Thanks, and yes we did. I believe itís the Carson mount but I can verify. Hereís a photo of the setup.

Thanks
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:49 PM   #34
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man that's on my bucket list, thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:52 PM   #35
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Really cool and nice shooting!
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:15 PM   #36
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I busted 4 with one shot the other day. I would post a picture but....It's kinda nasty. Those pups are easy to get multiple kills on with one shot because they get on the same mound together. You can clear a mound pretty quick with a shotgun.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:47 PM   #37
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That’s awesome! Been wanting to go on a prairie dog shoot.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:31 PM   #38
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Went and shot a few this evening after work. Shot 20 times killed 16. I went to check out a few dead ones I had layin out there and came across a fellow varmint killer.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:39 PM   #39
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I have always wanted to do this. Great video and it sure looked like you guys had a blast
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:22 PM   #40
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That’s bad arse Keith!! Awesome video!
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:03 PM   #41
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Thatís bad arse Keith!! Awesome video!


Thanks amigo, sucks you moved back right after we left!
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:23 PM   #42
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By chance you'd want to share the location!? Dad and I have been talking about trying to do this sometime. Nice shooting!

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Old 06-12-2018, 06:49 AM   #43
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No, sorry.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:26 AM   #44
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That looks like a blast!
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:29 AM   #45
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went for the first time last year,,,, cant wait to go again,,,,, lots of fun!
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:38 AM   #46
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That looks like a great time!
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:50 AM   #47
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Great shooting. Looks like you had a blast. No pun intended
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:04 AM   #48
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Need to add that one to my list.
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