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Old 11-04-2008, 09:00 PM
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Prairie Dog Blite

On my recent hunt to Casper,Wy.I visited a ranch I hadn't been to since 2006.At that time it was crawling with pdogs!Well,what a shooting place!This year(oct.)the place was empty!No dogs at all!The rancher said they caught the "Plague".Killed them all through the valley.Has anyone witnessed this before?Will they repopulate?How long to return? Thanks ,Dskiper
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:25 PM
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Re: Prairie Dog Blite

I live in western Neb., and have lot's of dog town at my disposal. First of all, don't let the farmers and ranchers hear you ask when the dogs will come back! They're probably grateful that the town is gone.
Seriously though, I've seen towns wiped out by the plague and some will come back next year and some are barren for several years. It just depends on how complete the kill was, how dense the population of neighboring towns is and a few "mystery" factors I haven't figured out yet.
Your best bet is to find a new dog town in the mean time.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:30 PM
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Re: Prairie Dog Blite

If you whee shooting the east of Casper what the plague has not taken out the land owners assoc has with their poisoning plan!!
The plague first hit the Powder river forks and the big town South of Glenrock a few years ago and the dogs are coming back. I've sean the plague take a town from great to nuthin over winter but usualy it will be back to shooting #s in a couple of years.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:58 PM
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I was in Casper last month hunting 5 min from town and they were poisoning a lot of ground...
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:49 PM
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In wyoming they would rather pay to poisen the pd's than let you shoot them ,seems they can't stand thinking you are doing something fun and not paying them..
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:22 PM
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On the ranch I was on they stated shooters couldn't kill enough so they joined others(ranches)to have them poisoned ,$17000.00 worth!Did't work!So from 07to08 came the Plague, now no more pdogs.What a difference in the enviroment!Grasses were 1ft.high.Cattle got the best of it! Dskiper
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:36 AM
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The tall grass was due to more moisture than to a lack of prairie dogs!! Before they started poisoning it was getting tuff to see the furry little bastards but sure fun blowing them outa the grass
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