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Old 07-19-2011, 08:06 PM
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I also have learned that many people have absolutely no concept of how far 1,000 yards actually is. A friend, after seeing my prominently displayed V.H.A. 1000 Yard Club certificate, said he was just amazed that I could hit such a small target at "farther than the length of a football field." At that point I realized I needed to make another shot, and in a scale that everyone understands: miles. Actually, it probably just provided a good excuse to take the next step. So my quest for the "one-mile prairie dog" began.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:16 PM
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I enjoyed it. I thought it was well written and the author was totally unbiased as to the outcome. It was a good read. Thank you.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:01 AM
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Agree on good article and unbiased printing of results. Mindblowing that a crosswind can push a bullet impact 30 feet at that distance.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:31 AM
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Good job Mike! Did my first long range hunting for dogs in South Dakota too. My longest shot was just over 700 yards but I was happy as could be. I know you had a blast and the story was great. Thanks for taking the time to write for all of us. Gary Ruisinger
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Re: The One Mile Prairie Dog

A great read. I'm still trying for my 1000 yard prairie dog and have gone through much of the same preparations as you with the GPS and Google earth. One tip I might offer is the use of the Wild optical range finder. Quite easy to range at one mile and they don't break the bank.
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Wow, I really enjoyed the article. I hope to get everything together to make a hunt like that. How does someone find the locations to go on such a hunt
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:18 AM
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Re: The One Mile Prairie Dog

I thoroughly enjoyed the article and learned a lot, particularly about using geographic information to select a good shooting location. Having thought a lot about trying to achieve the same goal I was surprised that while I can certainly understand time and financial limitations cited, that more emphasis wasn't placed on accuracy information. I know that wind, pressure, etc. need to be accurately calculated, shooting precision also has to be critical at a mile. A quarter minute of angle variation at a mile (4.4"), is about the width of a prarie dog. I am curious what the actual group data of rig was.
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