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#7204616 - 06/21/18 08:31 PM Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 13047
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Hunted near Clayton New Mexico, Stayed on the Buffalo Springs Ranch a really historical Ranch together with the HUGE XIT ranch. What a story behind the ranch. Outfitter was Jeremy with Sagebrush Outfitters. We chose the unguided hunt. I would suggest to book the fully guided hunt simply to learn how to read the map of areas legal to hunt. WE wasted quite a while driving around looking for the towns which we could hunt.

I tell you these doggies aint dumb. As soon as we stopped the truck to set up on a Town, these critters went from 25 yards to 300+++++


Its VERY hard to judge the distance and even using a range finder the land is rolling and its VERY hard to get a correct reading. So you miss ALLOT, ALLOT, which make the hits that much better. I was shooting my Remington 5R in ,223 and my custom 6.5 Creedmoor. I think a .22-250 would be ideal for the LONG shots with little recoil to spot impacts.

Anyway it was a great time, The one picture was a classic head shot with my 6.5 Creedmoor at about 250yrds, all I had was his head, picture tells the rest.











OH YEA, you gotta have the Hatch Green Chilies






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#7204808 - 06/22/18 06:14 AM Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw]
Bar-D Offline
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Registered: 02/03/11
Posts: 1581
Loc: The Lone Star State
up Looks like y'all had a good time. Kudos.
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#7204898 - 06/22/18 08:23 AM Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw]
colt45 Offline
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Registered: 08/19/06
Posts: 8246
Loc: bastrop county
great job, you need my Savage model 12 heavy laminate stock heavy fluted barrel, with 1-9 twist, these shoot berger 70gr
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#7205047 - 06/22/18 11:22 AM Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: colt45]
pdog2062 Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 40
Loc: north central Texas
Iíve been going to that area for almost 40 years,usually the Oklahoma panhandle had some outstanding shooting and some years not so good. I almost always use 55 grain bullets and have never had a problem with a 223.Never felt undergunned but I do take 3-4 rifles and let them cool off.
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#7205142 - 06/22/18 01:24 PM Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 25148
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
We went 7 years in a row, 2016 they got hit with plague, east of there. Last year, and this year, didn't go. I'm glad yall got to do some shooting, and I love hanging out in that big sky country!

And a 75 gr A-Max out of a .22-250 or .223 A.I. is where it's at. ALWAYS WINDY, and public land dogs are gonna be a stretch.
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#7205150 - 06/22/18 01:30 PM Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: FiremanJG]
Buzzsaw Offline
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Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 13047
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
We went 7 years in a row, 2016 they got hit with plague, east of there. Last year, and this year, didn't go. I'm glad yall got to do some shooting, and I love hanging out in that big sky country!

And a 75 gr A-Max out of a .22-250 or .223 A.I. is where it's at. ALWAYS WINDY, and public land dogs are gonna be a stretch.


nailed it!!!
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#7205212 - 06/22/18 02:50 PM Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw]
Choctaw Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/13/04
Posts: 6596
Loc: Grayson County
Cool hunt, Buzz. That is one critter I have never even shot at. It looks like fun though.

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#7205568 - 06/22/18 08:19 PM Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw]
2Beez Offline
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Registered: 07/17/15
Posts: 10831
Loc: Lake Texoma, TX
Nice Buzz cheers
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#7205598 - 06/22/18 08:48 PM Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: 2Beez]
dogcatcher Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 87962
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Originally Posted By: 2Beez
Nice Buzz cheers
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#7205679 - 06/22/18 09:49 PM Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw]
Big Fitz Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 2440
Loc: Prosper, TX
Great pics, Buzz. Looks like an awesome time.
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#7206409 - 06/23/18 02:51 PM Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw]
snake oil Offline
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Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 1760
Loc: Graham
Looks great Buzz. I'd just as soon PD hunt as anything....

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#7208091 - 06/25/18 01:35 PM Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw]
SenderoTaxi Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 10/06/10
Posts: 204
Loc: Round Rock
We just got back from Colorado, didn't get to shoot as much as we usually do because of all the rain and wind from Hurricane Bob or whatever it was. Only shot about 250 rounds between the two of us. Ranges where from 50 yards to 450 yards this year. The cooler weather sure was nice tho. Been doing this since 2008 and i look forward to it every year.
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#7218672 - 07/08/18 12:56 PM Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw]
Wytex Offline
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Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 521
Loc: Wyoming
We've got miles and miles of prairie dogs and public land. A Wyoming hunt would combine with some great fishing.
Hit up the Shirley Basin then take off for the Platte River near Casper.
Long drive from Texas but worth it once you're here.
Ranchers will let you on for PD shoots too if needed.

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