Mathews Inc.
Prairie Dog Hunting
Small Game
Contributors to this thread:
Tdvorak 02-Jun-19
Bou'bound 02-Jun-19
HUNT MAN 02-Jun-19
No Mercy 02-Jun-19
LKH 02-Jun-19
krieger 02-Jun-19
krieger 02-Jun-19
krieger 02-Jun-19
Kurt 02-Jun-19
spike78 02-Jun-19
spike78 02-Jun-19
JTreeman 02-Jun-19
petedrummond 02-Jun-19
Dale06 02-Jun-19
JTreeman 03-Jun-19
JohnMC 03-Jun-19
keepemsharp 03-Jun-19
From: Tdvorak
02-Jun-19
Lots of guys hunt prairie dogs with rifles to sharpen their skills for big game hunting. Have you ever hunted prairie dogs with your bow to sharpen your bowhunting shooting skills?

From: Bou'bound
02-Jun-19
Have not

From: HUNT MAN
02-Jun-19

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Yes lots. Ground squrriels , rockchucks , prairie dogs. Hard on arrows. Great practice.

From: No Mercy
02-Jun-19
Yes. I set up a ground blind one time on a rarely hunted dog town. I think I got two. I don’t know how successful you’d be if you tried it on a town that sees hunting pressure. They’re pretty damn smart little rodents. If you got there about the time the young ones emerge from the dens, you’d have a very target rich environment however.

From: LKH
02-Jun-19
Shot at many w/longbow. About 160 fps. They always seemed to be gone when the arrow arrived.

From: krieger
02-Jun-19

From: krieger
02-Jun-19
Slick Trick, right in the head...

From: krieger
02-Jun-19

I have several PD rifles, most of which I have designed and built myself, all with obscure wildcat chamberings. This one is in 17/23 SMc for example...but I thoroughly enjoy slinging sticks at them! An absolute blast.

From: Kurt
02-Jun-19
Shot a few with my bow....a lot more with rifles. They are string jumpers as noted. Be aware of plaque risks from handling them, bloody arrows and getting fleas off the carcass. I prefer not to shoot them with the bow for those reasons. If you do bow hunt them, judos or blunts work....field points not so much at least not without an “added” or washer behind between the field point and arrow.

From: spike78
02-Jun-19
Nice Gearhead bow Krieger! Love mine.

From: spike78
02-Jun-19

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You want to see some prairie dog shooting? Tim Wells 120 yards no sights.

From: JTreeman
02-Jun-19

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I’ve shot bunches. They can get pretty smart. I’m not a great shot, but have killed them from 8 to 80 yards, and missed a LOT more then I’ve killed!

—jim

From: petedrummond
02-Jun-19
They carry the black plague on fleas. i shoot w rifle but never go near them I don't want to be the fleas next host

From: Dale06
02-Jun-19
I shoot them a lot with rifles. No interest in doing so with archery gear.

From: JTreeman
03-Jun-19
Ha, I’m the opposite, I have no interest in shooting them with a rifle ;)

—Jim

From: JohnMC
03-Jun-19
I shot several with judos and the arrow hits ground behind them and the damn things go there hole with my arrow.

From: keepemsharp
03-Jun-19
The Kansas Bowhunters Assoc. has an annual prairie dog hunt every spring and it's a hoot, would like to invite you all.

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