Prairie dogs on Cimarron National Grasslands
Spent the last few days of May at the Cimarron National Grasslands in SW Kansas shooting prairie dogs. Drought and plague have taken their toll. I hadn't been there since 2005 and 2006. I was seeing a lot more dogs back then. Still saw a fair amount and got some shooting in, but their numbers seemed a lot fewer than during my last trip.
They're public land dogs and are hunted hard. Many know to head for their holes when a truck slows down or pulls in.
Was overestimating range a lot. Had the numbers worked out for size of a 9" dog in mils at 10X and 20X. I think a fair number of the dogs were pups and were not 9" tall. That and they don't always stand up!