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Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess #7204616
06/22/18 01:31 AM
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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.











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Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw] #7204808
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up Looks like y'all had a good time. Kudos.


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Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw] #7204898
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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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Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: colt45] #7205047
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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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Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw] #7205142
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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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Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: FiremanJG] #7205150
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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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Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw] #7205212
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Cool hunt, Buzz. That is one critter I have never even shot at. It looks like fun though.

Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw] #7205568
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Nice Buzz cheers

Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: 2Beez] #7205598
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Nice Buzz cheers


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Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw] #7205679
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Great pics, Buzz. Looks like an awesome time.


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Looks great Buzz. I'd just as soon PD hunt as anything....

Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw] #7208091
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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.


Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw] #7218672
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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.

Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw] #7289339
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My buddy and I finished up a trip near Lubbock with Larry Pate with Texas Prairie Dog Safaris. I shot over 750 rounds from my savage mod 10 .243 and a 6.5 CM. I had been out there with him the year before and had a great hunt but it was cut short for personal reason and I rebooked for this year and have booked for next year already. A lot of shooting at long range, what I really want to do. If you like to shoot under 300 yards, don't go with Larry, but if you want a lot of dogs at 300-700 yards, and I mean a lot, then he can put you on them.

I use a 75 gr VMax in my .243 and its awesome and great in the west Texas wind. And the 95 gr VMax in the 6.5 CM performed well also. I took my DD V11 Pro and shot about 100 rounds from that as well. >223 doesn't have quiet the reach as the others but a blast to shoot. we had two kills over 750 yards. That's a long way in 10-15 mph wind, about 8-10 MOA drift.

Anyway, I cant wait to go back. I told my other buddies that I would rather go PDoggin than shoot a 150 class buck! I've been 3 years in a row and want to make it a life long trek.

Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw] #7290658
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think that would be fun

Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Big Fitz] #7291424
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Originally Posted By: Big Fitz
Great pics, Buzz. Looks like an awesome time.


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Re: Prairie Dog hunt a great sucess [Re: Buzzsaw] #7302012
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That's awesome. What does a typical Pdog hunt cost?

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Good job, Hunting dogs is always a hoot!

I usually go to the Pronger Brothers ranch, outside of Stratford, Tx., and shoot dogs, they normally have some that need to be removed for a nominal fee. Spring is a good time to get relatively, close in shooting. After that you have to back off the town. Heading out to west Texas next week to visit a buddy guiding some pronghorn hunts. He said bring along a Pdog rifle or three and I could probably heat up the barrels.

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