Prairie dogs on Cimarron National Grasslands

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by Natty Bumpo, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    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!
  2. notajeep

    notajeep Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2011
    I was out their the same weekend as the fishing derby. What a mistake! The wind was nearly 30MPH by 10AM. The plan was to stay two nights but after one I had to leave, what a disappointment.