Prairie dog hunting

Kylongrifle32

6 pointer
Jan 13, 2019
168
Owen co.
Looking for some info on where to try it. Any members go out west and shoot prairie dogs? It's on my bucket list but I've never been west of Fort Leonard wood Missouri and that was for basic training in 1983. I'm not looking for your secret honey hole just a place where I can get off around 50-100 shots per day for a couple of days. Sure hate to have to pay $350 a day to have someone set me out in a field and point to them.
Anyone willing to help a fellow out? I sure would appreciate some information.

Thanks,. Mike
 

JR in KY

12 pointer
Jan 25, 2006
5,666
The Occupied South
I did it for many years, and it has gotten priced out of my range.
I just got tired chasing them across several states.. Prairie Dogs are getting scarce and it seems that if you want to go, you are going to have to pay an outfitter to get enough shots in to justify going out and doing it.
The Rosebud Rez in South Dakota had shut down the hunting the last I heard. Ranchers in the area Do have some shootable numbers.
They are still prairie dogs in Montana but that's a long ride. A member on here is going to Wyoming soon but they are in small spread out towns.
I can't help you, it is going to cost money....
 

1wildcatfan

12 pointer
Jan 2, 2009
13,475
raised n Bullitt Co.
around Kaycee, Wy is good shooting. i knocked on some doors, paid a $100 "trespass fee" and shot for two days. most ranchers want them gone as they eat the valuable sparse grass the cows need. do google earth around Kaycee, zoom in on some land and you'll be amazed at the numbers of dog towns. the dog town we hunted was 600 acres with thousands of dogs.
 

BODAB1

Spike
Apr 13, 2012
90
Went two years in a row. 2018 and 2019. Prairie Highlands outfitters in South Dakota. https://www.prairiehighlandslodge.com/ This is a 5 star operation. Clean lodge, home cooked meals, we shot for two days both trips. 350-500 rounds per day. 22-250 is the largest caliber I would take. You want to be able to stay in the scope to see where you are hitting. 204 Ruger and 223 performed well. The only thing that might ruin this hunt would be an all day rain. We had perfect weather both years. You will not regret this hunt. Feel free to call me. 502-609-0781. I live in KY and we made the drive in two days.
 

Kylongrifle32

6 pointer
Jan 13, 2019
168
Owen co.
Went two years in a row. 2018 and 2019. Prairie Highlands outfitters in South Dakota. https://www.prairiehighlandslodge.com/ This is a 5 star operation. Clean lodge, home cooked meals, we shot for two days both trips. 350-500 rounds per day. 22-250 is the largest caliber I would take. You want to be able to stay in the scope to see where you are hitting. 204 Ruger and 223 performed well. The only thing that might ruin this hunt would be an all day rain. We had perfect weather both years. You will not regret this hunt. Feel free to call me. 502-609-0781. I live in KY and we made the drive in two days.
Thanks for the information. I may take you up on this and give you a shout for some more details on your hunts. I think I would be happy with 75-100 shots per day on my first trip out.

Mike
 

1wildcatfan

12 pointer
Jan 2, 2009
13,475
raised n Bullitt Co.
Also thanks to the others for the info. Looking too go out around Kansas area as a first time out trip
dbl check and make sure you can shoot them the time of year you want to go.
my boys shot 17 hmr's. great and affordable, until the wind got strong. my experience.....towns that have not be shot at, you can get within 50-75 yds of the dogs. towns that have seen action 150-200 yds is the minimum range.
 


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