*prairie Princess'* puppy poppin' pix and vid.

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by *Prairie Princess*, May 6, 2009.

  1. *Prairie Princess*

    *Prairie Princess* Well-Known Member

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    I'm having trouble with my pinnacle editing software so, I finally found some service on-line to make a montage of our Prairie dog hunt in South Dakota. We went down the 23 of April to my brother-in-law's. Believe it or not this was my first P.D hunt! I get easily excited as you can hear in the video:D

    Between Nate, Eli and myself We took out around 100 P.D's. ranges were between 200 - 750yd. Both Nate and I have several confirmed kills at 750 yd!!! for some reason in the video clips where Nate says "Ya you got him" and you can't see a dog well, that was my first head shot and the still pix with me and the gun is the actual dog I shot in that hill. We walked up to confirm it and it was laying in the mouth of it's hole, so we pulled it out for the pix.

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    Most of the videos were of the closer shots as the wind was coming up when we started to do the 750yd shots and Nate thought it would be best for him to be behind a good spotting scope for making quick corrections.


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    We had a close encounter with a diamond back rattle snake. The wind was blowing about 12-14mph. We were walking up a grass hill to set up for our 750 yd shots. We both had our plugs in and I hear this thsthsthss sounds and I instantly stop and scan the area quickly. Even though I have never heard a rattler in the wild my instinct instantly knew what it was. sure enough not more than 3 or 4 feet to my right was a rattler coiled and ready to strike! The scary part is that Nate had just walked about a 1-1/2-2 feet to the right of me just a half minute before! Thankfully Nate didn't stop when he heard the noise. I'm guessing when he went past, the rattler hadn't had time to coil yet or Nate would have got it in the leg. The picture I took is exactly how I first saw him in the grass. This picture is after Nate shot him with his rifle ( boy it is challenging hitting a snake at close range with a high power rifle it took a couple shots to put him out.) Eli got the buttons. He was pretty tickled!


    We got our daughter, Jessica her first .22 for her 10th birthday. We gave it to here on the day of our hunt. She was there in SD for a week and a half helping her aunt with a new baby.

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    All shots except the first are taken with a 6x47 Lapua. The first one was Eli's .22 cricket. Good rifles and equipment sure makes this easy and fun. Eli and I never missed a shot at the closer ranges. I had some misses at 750yd.

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  2. *Prairie Princess*

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    Here are some pix to give you an idea of the beautiful country we were hunting in. all the pix above and here were taken with video camera and are lower quality, but you get the idea.

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    The end of a great day! what a sunset!!!

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    Here are shot from our 750 yd. position. we are shooting on the far hillside. We killed about 6 of them at this range. We would have stayed longer,but we ran out of time and needed to head home to ND.
     

  3. jmason

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    Good Ol' family fun right there! I never seem to get tired of watching those things flip when they're shot. Our Ground hogs are less acrobatic.:D
     
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  4. gamedog

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    Great photo's.
    Thanks for posting:D
     
  5. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome!! You're kidding about you having a 10 year old daughter though, right?
     
  6. *Prairie Princess*

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    Would you believe we have four!! We married when I was 19 (Nate was 18, I know, I'm a cradle robber) I had Jessica a year later and Eli 20 months after that and Sarah 20 months after Eli. UnityAnn was born 2006. The good thing about having them when your young is that at 30, I still have the energy to play with and keep up with them :D The Lord has truly blessed us! We are hoping for one more:)

    J essica ~10
    E li ~8
    S arah ~6
    U nityAnn ~2-1/2
    S ????
     
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    old_heli_logger Well-Known Member

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    J essica ~10
    E li ~8
    S arah ~6
    U nityAnn ~2-1/2
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    This is so cooool!!! It's great to see other Christian families enjoying God's gifts.

    Is that you at the top? If so, I'm still floored that you're 30...
     
  8. Slopeshunter

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    Thanks for taking the time to post the pics and vid. That's great to see the family out at it!
     
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    Ya' that's me at the top, I try not to act as old as I am:D
     
  10. 308 nate

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    Ya' she's a good ol' cow:D
     
  11. Iowaboy

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    Great pics and video! Thats so awsome that you can involve the whole family. Congrates on doing it right, you are truely blessed.

    Thanks for posting, I'm getting excited about my next trip coming up here in a couple weeks. I'm having a hard enough time staying focused at work and this is helping. Staying focused on the up coming trip that is!
     
  12. old_heli_logger

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    YIKES! Nate, be careful; you'll get us both shot...and judging by the video, she'd take us out :D
     
  13. long range dogr

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    Great pics! You and your husband are verry lucky to share this with your children.And eachother!

    What are the specs on the rifle you are holding in the photo?
     
  14. *Prairie Princess*

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    Thank you! I love spending time with my family and it is really great that
    we have a sport we all love doing together.

    Here are the specs on the rifle. BTW this is the same rifle I shot in my "F" class competition. It used to be hubby's, and he still thinks it is, but he's wrong. the cow comment sealed the deal..... lol Moooo!:D


    chambered 6 X 47 Lapua by hubby:D
    Phoenix action
    PTG bolt helical fluted by hubby
    Seekins recoil lug
    tigged on handle by hubby
    CNC machine extraction cam by hubby
    Bartlein 5R barrel #6 contour with 1:8 twist
    Timney trigger set at 1.5#, accelerated firing pin
    McMillan A5 wearing gap camo
    integral cheek piece
    KG dark earth tan on the metal by hubby
    pillar bedded by hubby
    Seekins 20 MOA base.
    Leupold MK4~ 6.5-20X50 TMR reticle

    Load info...
    6.5X 47 lapua brass necked down
    CCI #41 primers
    41 gr of 4350
    105 Berger's....... Hubby said 105 Amax's work even better for P.D's but we were out of them for this shoot, so we used the 105 Berger's


    *prairie Princess*
     
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