best time for prairie doggin

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  1. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    The title says it all when is the best time for prairie dog hunting in ND/SD. When are all the youngins running around? :D gun)
     
  2. tuck2

    tuck2 Well-Known Member

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    Any time Im in the pasture with a rifle. Late May to mid June is the time for shooting p dog pups. I get plenty of shots within ranges for the 17 HM2 and 17 HMR rifles.
     

  3. jerrschmitt

    jerrschmitt Well-Known Member

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    We always go the last week in June. The weather has always been perfect and the pups are weaned and running around.
     
  4. sourdough44

    sourdough44 Well-Known Member

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    June 15th in south central SD. You can adjust a bit on each side of that date of course.
     
  5. Armed in Utah

    Armed in Utah Well-Known Member

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    Some western states actually have a closed season..Apr 15-June 15.....to protect the young pups....this is usually on public lands...as in Utah..private farm property is not included..we start shooting second week of May.....pups are up & running.....