Originally Posted by bailey1474
Well, Lerch and I called the people who are leasing the farm, and no chucks.
Our search then took us to New Mexico. I know a guy who is a game warden near Tucumcari. He is a shooter and said he has never heard of anyone shooting them. He grew up down in southern NM, so if it does go on further up north he just may not know about it. Any info here would sure help.
Just when we had given up hope, Lerch got an email from a guy in east central MO. The guy said they had a few there but long range was out of the question. He suggested east KS for long range chucks.
I managed to find a map of the counties in KS where chucks have been confirmed to live. The problem is how many? I don't want to drive 6-8 hours for 2 shots all weekend.
Another problem is the fact that we will simply have to make contact with a farmer to obtain permission once we get out there. Again, any info here would be appreciated.
Chris and Domster:
If we do manage to get something going in this region, I'll let you know. We'd love you guys to come along.
Thanks for all the info guys.
I don't know of any ground hogs in NM but there's a pot load of Prairie dogs, or used to be in The Sand Hills between Muleshoe and Portales.
Lubbock is overrun with them as well.
Most of the time if you find a farm or ranch with them on it the owners will be happy for you to come and pile them up.
They make good coyote bait as well.
We used to shoot PD's all day and then sit there on the same dog towns at night to shoot the Coyotes and Bobcats that came to clean up after us.