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DOUBLE K Guide's in Gergory, SD

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Unread 05-04-2012, 11:12 AM
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DOUBLE K Guide's in Gergory, SD

1st post in here, I am going to Gergory, SD with 3 friends on a Prairie Bearshield Dog Hunting trip May 17th -20th. This hunt will take place on the Rosebud Reservation according to Dave Keiser of Double K Outfitters. This will be the frist time any of us have done this and hope to have a good time. I will be taking a RRA 24in Varmint A4, topped with a Nikon 6-18X40, a Bushmaster 20in Varmiter topped with a Nikon 4.5-14X40, & a Savage 112 300WM topped with a Vortex PST 6-24X50.

What should I expect, has anyone been here before?

Thanks for all your help.

Angelo
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    Unread 05-06-2012, 03:04 PM
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    Re: DOUBLE K Guide's in Gergory, SD

    Anybody got any input on PD Hunting in South Dakota in May. What about the Rosebud Reservation?

    Here are the Rifles I am taking, Any advice?

    Savage 112 300WM
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    RRA Varmint A4
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    Bushmaster
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    What do you think

    Angelo
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    Re: DOUBLE K Guide's in Gergory, SD

    Be ready for the wind - there will be times when it drives you nuts. Been a while since I've been there but you can expect a lot of shooting. The weather is your biggest challenge.
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    Unread 05-07-2012, 10:04 PM
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    Re: DOUBLE K Guide's in Gergory, SD

    Can't give any advice,.... going for the first time myself,....NW of Pierre SD, In the first week of June.
    Nice looking rigs,

    I'm taking Savage 93 17Hmr with VXII 4-12x40
    RRA Coyote rifle with nikon 3-9X40
    RRA ATH with Zeiss conguest 3-9X40 and SD3G trigger
    Browning micro hunter .243 with Zeiss conquest 3-9x50 mildot
    Wincheste coyote .243 with sightron SIII 4-16x44

    Make sure you rotate guns, especially the ar's you can put a lot of rounds out if you don't limit yourself!
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    Unread 05-08-2012, 10:23 AM
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    Re: DOUBLE K Guide's in Gergory, SD

    In my opinion, you'll quickly discover that your .300 WM is not well suited to prairie dog fields. The gun itself will do a fine job, but you're not going to be able to maintain sight picture and see the action. Watching your hits is the best part.

    Your ARs will do a fine job in that regard. What kind of shooting bench are you using? I learned early on that a rotating bench is very nice to have in prairie dog fields. They're not mandatory, and I went without one for two or three trips, but now I wouldn't ever want to go back.

    I had one experience on the Rosebud. We hired a local "guide" who took us out to places that had seen a LOT of pressure. The dogs dove into their holes at the first sight of a vehicle and stayed down for very long periods of time. The vast majority of our shooting took place at 400+ yards, and even then a few shots would send those dogs into their holes. I hope that your experience is significantly better than mine.
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