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PD help, South Dakota Rosebud/Pine Ridge

 
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:39 PM
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Re: PD help, South Dakota Rosebud/Pine Ridge

The lack of prairie dogs this year seems to be a common theme. I just got back from a trip to Eastern Montana last week and it was pretty slow shooting. The other two buddies I was with still got our shooting in but it definitely wasn't the quantity of dogs as there was a couple years ago.
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:27 PM
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Re: PD help, South Dakota Rosebud/Pine Ridge

About 30 years ago I took 3 guys and we went to Kansas to shoot prairie dogs. After shooting two days on small dog towns we found a quarter square with 100s of thousands of prairie dogs. In 14 days I shot over 18,000 rounds of ammo. 5000 22 rimfires, 10,000 .223s and 3000 .243s. I would estimate that I shot 90% kills. The other guys shoot just as much as I did. I have been several times since, to South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. No times have been as productive as that trip to Kansas 1983.

I would rate that trip as much fun as any big game hunt I have ever been on.

Nat Lambeth
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:08 PM
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Re: PD help, South Dakota Rosebud/Pine Ridge

The best we ever did was 750 rounds of 22-250 and 22-243 A.I. in a day, RoseBud right next to the butte.

Mobridge SD this year was tall grass and low numbers, 500 rounds in 5 days.

Good luck.............its just slow this year.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:05 PM
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Re: PD help, South Dakota Rosebud/Pine Ridge

Thanks to all, I just got back and like everybody has already said. Tall grass, low numbers, fewer shots taken this year than any I have been out for. Still beats being at work though
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:05 PM
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Re: PD help, South Dakota Rosebud/Pine Ridge

Yup. Just think about all that extra ammo you've got( just like me) in case of a zombie attack.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:16 PM
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Re: PD help, South Dakota Rosebud/Pine Ridge

I've been hunting the rosebud , Winner and Gregory for over 20 years. The plague , poisoning and drought have really taken its toll. I don't think I will drive to that area this year.
I have a new anxious 9 year old shooter along with my 15 year old and I want them to have a lot of targets and a lot of fun for his 1st time.


That area is not target rich anymore...:(
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:18 PM
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Re: PD help, South Dakota Rosebud/Pine Ridge

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About 30 years ago I took 3 guys and we went to Kansas to shoot prairie dogs. After shooting two days on small dog towns we found a quarter square with 100s of thousands of prairie dogs. In 14 days I shot over 18,000 rounds of ammo. 5000 22 rimfires, 10,000 .223s and 3000 .243s. I would estimate that I shot 90% kills. The other guys shoot just as much as I did. I have been several times since, to South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. No times have been as productive as that trip to Kansas 1983.

I would rate that trip as much fun as any big game hunt I have ever been on.

Nat Lambeth

God!!! That sounds like a dream hunt......
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