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How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

 
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:58 PM
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How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

Just a fun little post. A few years ago my wife and I went shooting right after a spring snow storm. 8in of fresh snow, sunny and about 45 with no wind. We never left the pickup and fighting over the 22 with iron sights. Most shots were between 10-30 feet. I think the Dogs were snow blinded. We would drive about 20 yrds stop and shoot. When it was all done or should I say out of shells. We had shot around 250 rounds and did not miss many dogs. It was a sight to behold. Lots of brown and red covering the fresh snow. The only regret I have is a "I told you so moment" about getting the pickup stuck, she still lets me know about it once and awhile.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:42 PM
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Re: How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

I would have to say easily well over 100 but could not tell you for sure. I did have a slight handi cap - here is glimpse of one of my hunts. The most fun I ever had was when I took my 2 boys for the first time. It was a 3 day trip. They each had 1500 rounds of 223 ammo - we also brought 5000 rounds of 22. They were 10 and 12 years old at the time. They each had 3 rifles - Ar15, a 223 bolt gun and a heavy barrel 10/22. Needless to say the action was fast and furious. When the youngest got on the Ar-15 I had to keep telling him to stop and breathe between each shot. Watching this was the most fun I ever had. I was tired of cleaning guns by the end of the trip. The youngest managed to shoot all 1500 of his 223. The oldest wasn't far behind he had only 33 rounds left. All 5000 rounds of 22 were used up. We have done this trip 3 times over the last 7 years. Last year I did break down and put new barrels on the Ar's. To sum it up time and money well spent.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:46 PM
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Re: How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

That is really spitting the lead out, WOW. My kids are a few short years away and I can't wait for a little bonding time.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:47 PM
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Re: How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

MN Hunter, That's a whole lot of shooting and a great way to build the memories. I've never hunted prairie dogs but, I would imagine it's fun.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:52 PM
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Re: How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

never shot any prairie dogs,A friend of mine owned a dairy farm by the wild animal park in san diego, we shot 1400 ground squirrels with .22s in a weekend,needless to say, helped out his alfalfa field a ton that year.

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Old 01-19-2010, 09:28 PM
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That's a whole lot of squirrel stew. Seriously what did you do with 1400 of them.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:49 PM
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Re: How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

he had a few pigs with names like dozer he was a huge pig 600+lbs and hungry.
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