Prairie Dog Population

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by ukwildcats, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. ukwildcats

    ukwildcats Member

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    Went last year in June to Western South Dakota and Western Nebraska
    -- Population in Western SD was down from previous years and in my opinion not worth making a trip back to
    -- Population in Western Nebraska was decent (first time out)


    So question is does any one know about the population density for West SD/ NE or Eastern Wyoming

    -- Did the drought really put a pounding on the population last year in these areas

    Any insight would be welcome -- have everything ready to go for an early summer trip, but the question is: "Is it worth it".

    Thanks


    UK
     
  2. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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    Like i said in another thread. We shot on the Rosebud which is North of Valentine NE last year and it wasn't worth the time. The year before we slaughtered them.
     

  3. tuck2

    tuck2 Well-Known Member

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    Plague and poison has destroyed some prairie dog towns in the area where I live. Shooting will be some what limited this year. I ll be going for a drive around the area late March but I know that there a no prairie dogs in a town three miles from my home that had lots of them four years ago.
     
  4. 1 mile

    1 mile Well-Known Member

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    Moving to Wapiti Wy by the end of May.I'm form Va and nevery shot prairie dogs so would you boys help to set me up in a OK spot. I builded a 6brdx just for them.

    Thanks...gun)
     
  5. ukwildcats

    ukwildcats Member

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    Called out and the news was not good.


    PD population still has not recovered from the Plague (between Scenic and Interior)

    and

    Some of the land we hunted on -- Leased federal land is now off limits for hunting -- Signs Posted by NPS.


    So looks like we are off to find better location either in Central SD or Wyoming.


    Thanks


    UK
     
  6. AH3682

    AH3682 Well-Known Member

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    We know of some places that there were quite a few last year. They aren't out here yet though.