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Offline rooster 58

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Re: Do you guys shoot prairie dogs?
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2015, 09:35:43 PM »
I used to enjoy shooting whistle pigs. I haven't done it for many years. I just got a beautiful Browning high wall in 25-06, and after working up some handloads;  I think I'll try to scare a few ;)

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Re: Do you guys shoot prairie dogs?
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2015, 06:48:30 PM »
Groundhogs are shot when found.  Sometimes find them in a thick hay field with the swather.  Actually have put some past the conditioner rollers, they make the machine thump a little  ;D
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Re: Do you guys shoot prairie dogs?
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2015, 07:41:46 PM »
I know nothing about them dogs. But woodchucks,been fighting them things for years. But way to find thier holes,a 6 foot cutter bar on a 1954 NAA Ford tractor. The wife mows the fields and keeps the grass down and them woodchucks are living in the stone walls and the woods. I lost my woodchuck dog a few years back.
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Re: Do you guys shoot prairie dogs?
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2015, 09:02:25 PM »
When I was a kid, the 22LR was the tool and shots were limited to under 100 yards, now the 22 cal, the 20 cal and the 17 cal, the distance can be out to 500 yards and more!

When the centerfire 22 caliber rifles caught on, they pretty-much eliminated the woodchucks in this area.

It's rather unusual to see a woodchuck in this area now a days!
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