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How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

 
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:28 PM
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Re: How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

I not a naturalist but most rodents(pdogs,rats,mice,rabbitsetc.) reproduce quickly. Short gestation times, many offspring makes for high populations. Mother nature controls them thru predators,disease&weather.We hunters also do our share.I used to shoot common rats in garbage dump sites in Maine.Wooly buggers fom exta cold weather. .22 rimfire,pistol or rifle&day or night. Dskiper
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:35 PM
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Re: How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

At my Brother-in-laws ranch their was a disease that ran thru the PD and knocked out about 80% but they will be back. Just reload and get ready.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:52 PM
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Re: How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

That sounds like fun!!!
No prairie dogs where I live.
I guess I will have to look for rabbits
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:59 PM
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Re: How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

Dskiper, thanks for responding, I was just curious that if they all got shot up in 1 year then did it take like 10 years before you could have enough to shot at them again.

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Old 01-20-2010, 09:01 PM
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Re: How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

I think it may have been called the sylvatic plague caused by a bacteria transmitted by fleas.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:34 PM
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Re: How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

To put it into perspective, you can shoot on a dog town for 20 minutes in one direction, then turn 180 degrees and shoot for another 20 minutes, and then turn back around and there's so many dogs its like you never even shot there. Lots of these big dog towns go on for thousands of yards, all the way up through a valley, over the hill and across the next valley.

The main killer of dogtowns is the plague, not shooters. All we can hope to do is keep them in check.

We shot 2 full days on the same dogtown in WY, and we shot more dogs on day 2 than the first day. By the way, when we showed up the next day, all the shot dogs were gone. No kidding, hundreds of them, just gone back into the food chain...
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:56 AM
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Re: How many Prairie Dogs have you shot in one sitting?

I read where a typical town can average 100 acres and then there's multiple towns.
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