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Old 01-31-2008, 06:19 PM
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Best state/place for Prarie Dog hunting?

I went out to South Dakota last summer an hour or two north of the Black Hills. Went through 600 rounds in two days. Had a great time but would like to see someplace new this year for Prarie Dogs. Does any one have any recommendations for another state for a lot of Prarie Dog action?
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:55 PM
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I have been told Wyoming is an awesome place to shoot PDogs. So, I have planned a Pdog trip for my friend and I for June 2008 at the Trophy Ridge Outfitters Ranch located in Carlile, Wyoming.

I have heard, and been told, it is a great place to shoot Pdogs and the area is absolutely beautiful. The ranch is also 15 minutes away from the Devils' Tower National Monument. If you have ever seen the Movie "Close and Counters of A Third Kind" you know what I am talking about.

I have been informed there are many Pdogs to shoot at, and we would need to bring more than one rifle if possible. I was also told shots are possible out to 2000+ yards if you have the proper set up.

So, we are bringing five rifles. Here is the list of rifles we are bringing;

1. 223 AR-15 Varmint set up
2. 22-250 Remington 700 VLS
3. 308 Win Remington 700 Police
4. 300 Varminter Custom Rifle
5. 30-338 Lupa Improved Custom Rifle for the shots past 800 yards.

Optics that will be used;

1. Leupold-4.5x15x50mm LRT-(223)
2. Leupold-6.5x20x50mm LRT-(22-250)
3. Leupold-6.5X20X50 LRT-(308 Win)
4. Nightforce NXS-8x32x56mm MLR reticle-(300 Varminter)
5. Nightforce NXS-12x42x56mm MLR reticle-(30-338 Lupa Improved)
6. Swaro Range Finder-still need to buy (oooch!)
7. Swaro Bi-nocs-still need to buy (oooch!)

We will be using the following bullets;

1. 223-40grn V-Max for shots from 50 to 300 yards.
2. 22-250-50grn V-Max for shots from 50 to 400 yards
3. 308 Win-110grn V-Max for shots from 50 to 500 yards
4. 300 Varminter-125grn Ballistic Tip for shots from 50 to 800 yards
5. 30-338 Lupa Imp-208grn A-Max for shots past 800 yards

Amount of Ammo bringing for each rifle;

1. 1000 rounds for 223
2. 500 rounds for 22-250
3. 500 rounds for 308
4. 500 rounds for 300 WSM
5. 150 rounds for 30-338 Lupa Improved

That should be enough ammo, I hope?


It should be a fun trip. We are going for four days, so we should get plenty of chances to get into the 1500 yard club. I can't wait! I will post a review of the trip when I get back

***Side note: For those who are wondering, The 300 Varminter is based off the 300 WSM Cartridge and designed to shoot the 125grn BT at 4000fps out of a Bartlien 30" 1-15 twist barrel very accurately.

Wildcat
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:08 PM
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That area of WY has a lot of pd's in it. Or at least it did the last time I was there...About 18 months ago.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:57 AM
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I don't know about the Piarirrie Dogs in that area, but the area is full of antelope. I was out that way a few years ago, just on a roadtrip to knowwhere, and driving down I-25 I could not believe the number of antelope I saw.

It's a great area and I hope you have lots of fun. If you don't it's your own fault.




Mike Alford
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:02 PM
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is there any place in texas to shot them????
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:04 PM
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is there any place in texas to shot them????
up in the panhandle if you can get access to some land to hunt when i was a teen back in the late 70s and early 80s the ranchers and farmers up around littlefield and sudan area where more than happy for us shoot them. just had to ask permission . i have a second cuosin up there that has a couple of thousand acres in the crp just east of muleshoe going to hunt mule deer up there this coming season i'll call and see if he has any dog towns on any of his property
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:36 PM
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up in the panhandle if you can get access to some land to hunt when i was a teen back in the late 70s and early 80s the ranchers and farmers up around littlefield and sudan area where more than happy for us shoot them. just had to ask permission . i have a second cuosin up there that has a couple of thousand acres in the crp just east of muleshoe going to hunt mule deer up there this coming season i'll call and see if he has any dog towns on any of his property
let me know maybe we can make a trip my partner just bought a feed lot in muleshoe may be he will know of some one.
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