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A friend and I headed out to the Red Desert country of Wyoming today to hunt some prairie dogs. Friend had never been out there before so he was impressed with the wide open spaces and the little group of 11 nice bull elk we encountered, along with the wild horses.
Prairie dogs were pretty thin this year, many many dead holes in places where they should have been thick. Dont know if it's another attack of the plague or the drought that's killed them off.
We did get some shooting, about 50 each so not a wasted day, around a hundred miles or so of dirt road and two-track. I shot my CZ527 .22 Hornet, he shot a Winchester Model 64 in .219 Zipper with a receiver sight and bead front. He zippered quite a few, anything within about 125 yards was meat in the pan. :D
All in all, a good way for two geezers to spend a summer morning, hope to go again before the snowballs fly.
 

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jnyork--Thanks for the report. If you have a camera or cell phone with you, please share some photos.

You might get a better response to your post if you put it in the Dedicated Predator/Varmint Hunting Forum. :D
 

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Sounds like a nice morning indeed. Having to drive only 100 miles to hunt prairie dogs seems like quite a luxury to us folks back east, even if it is on dirt.
 

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Sorry, did not have access to my camera today and my cell phone only makes phone calls, no pix.

Reposted story in correct forum. :)
 

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I have a couple elk tags out there this year, haven't been out snooping around yet.

There seems to be more dogs around early in the morning, by mid day they seem to be underground.
 

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There seems to be more dogs around early in the morning, by mid day they seem to be underground.
Yeah, that seems to be the case, usually by noon we are all done and headed home, that was the case today.

Hope you have good luck with your elk hunt, that is a tough area to draw. My wife has drawn twice out there , no so for me. :rolleyes:
 
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