Where to go Prairie Dog Hunting

Discussion in 'Prairie Dogs and Coyotes' started by MTdogs, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. MTdogs

    MTdogs New Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    If you are looking for a place to hunt prairie dogs, look no further than Eastern Montana. I couldn't believe how many dogs are out there.

    my Montana Prairie Dog Hunting Guide
  2. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    $150 a day to shoot P-dogs LOL!!!!!!!!!!
    Many ranchers will beg you to shoot them for free!

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    I was out there last summer and many towns were bare. Blight wiped them out.

  4. MTdogs

    MTdogs New Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    The money I spent on the guided trip was well worth it for me.

    I tried to go out by myself 3 years ago and ended up spending half of my day digging myself out of creek crossings. The other half was spent trying to find a land owner that wasn't worried about me shooting his cows.

    Then when I got to the prairie dog towns that I could find, they seemed really spooky (as I drove up they all ran to there holes, even the ones that were 300 yards away). Then I would take one shot and they would all disappear into their holes.

    So, I hired a guide and he took me to towns where we drove to within 50 yards of them and they were still out feeding. I'd shoot one and his buddy would come over to him and stand there to try and see what happened. It was a much more enjoyable experience.
  5. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2009
    We hunt a lot on the Indian reservations in the Dakotas with great success. Most land owners charge $50 a day. Contact their government offices. We normally experience shooting out to 150 or so yards for about 15 min. The rest of the day the shooting ranges from 150 to how ever far out you want to shoot. By the way he wasn't there just looking at his buddy trying to figure out what hsppened - they are canibals - he was more than likely trying to figure out if he was going to eat him now or later.
    Shoot far and straight
  6. teddy12b

    teddy12b Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2007

    I've read that many time, but I never seem to be lucky enough to find the rancher begging for someone to come out to his property, or the farmer who hates deer, or any of the "free" trips.

    If you know of ranchers begging for people to come out and shoot prarie dogs let me know who they are. I'd love to give it a whirl!
  7. Ken61

    Ken61 Member

    Nov 6, 2008
    I used Eric at Klmers this year. I could have scouted them out myself if that's how I wanted to spend my time. I prefered to pay him to take me and my son and wife where they were and he did. We shot till our eyes crossed and necks hurt. It was money well spent and Eric did a great job taking care of us. I will do it again.
  8. roaddog1m

    roaddog1m Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    Western South Dakota has a lot of free hunting. Both state and rez land that are great LRH places for both Yotes and P-dogs. You can find guides here too but there is still plenty of free hunting spots. If you don't know anyone in the area you want to hunt, get a guide for a day and then go out on your own after that.

    The winter has been cold and lots of snow out here. The deer are eating hay bales. I've seen the deer get up on top of them and sleep during the day. The ranchers are getting pretty sick of all the deer and chances of getting permission out here to hunt yotes, doggies or deer are better now than ever. If you have to cough up $50.00 to get permission to do something that you'll never forget, it might be well worth it.

  9. phil-243

    phil-243 Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Know of any places closer to Southern California?

    Went to Silgman AZ last year- was OK, not great - cloudy days kept em' in most of the time. Shots were from 50-100 yards plus - not many over 400 yards (places).

    This year we're going ground Squirrel hunting - Northern California up by Cederville late April - place is run by Debra & Will Cockrell - 530-279-2209. They charge $100-110 a day - includes lodging (bring your own grub & cook for yourselves). Sounded good to us.

    I'll let you know how it works out.
    goin' with 3 others - 12 hour drive one way from San Clemente, CA.

  10. MrMarty51

    MrMarty51 Active Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Gamedog You old dog whats a going on,,I just got here,found the place searching for a good load for the 30-338,Yuh gonna get over to HC next week????