Sooo, whereabouts in North Dakota did you find them there powder puff dogs? I usually go to South Dakota. And, yep, they's additive, ain't they?
About your 22/250. Have you got a muzzle brake
on it? A good one will tame it pretty good. I am like you, in a dog town, shooting a lot can be tough if there's recoil. Fir that reason, I like a heavy rifle, brakes, and the 20 TAc. or 223 A.I. For really long shots, the 6.5 Grendel and the 6x47 Lapua. Glad you had a great hunt!