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Unread 03-22-2012, 08:20 PM
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best time for prairie doggin

The title says it all when is the best time for prairie dog hunting in ND/SD. When are all the youngins running around?

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Unread 03-27-2012, 10:07 PM
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Re: best time for prairie doggin

Any time Im in the pasture with a rifle. Late May to mid June is the time for shooting p dog pups. I get plenty of shots within ranges for the 17 HM2 and 17 HMR rifles.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 09:08 AM
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Re: best time for prairie doggin

We always go the last week in June. The weather has always been perfect and the pups are weaned and running around.
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Unread 04-15-2012, 05:01 AM
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Re: best time for prairie doggin

June 15th in south central SD. You can adjust a bit on each side of that date of course.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 11:01 PM
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Re: best time for prairie doggin

Some western states actually have a closed season..Apr 15-June 15.....to protect the young pups....this is usually on public lands...as in Utah..private farm property is not included..we start shooting second week of May.....pups are up & running.....
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