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Reply #15 - Feb 17th, 2020 at 5:23pm
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Don't know how this one would rank, but one of the golf courses over in Reno has some that are about twice the size.
  

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Reply #16 - Feb 17th, 2020 at 11:10pm
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I's no wonder you all wear knee high boots!
  

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Reply #17 - Mar 4th, 2020 at 1:47pm
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rkba2nd wrote on Feb 17th, 2020 at 11:10pm:
I's no wonder you all wear knee high boots!


Obviously you've not hunted trophy Prairie Dogs in Colorado.
  

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Reply #18 - Mar 4th, 2020 at 10:37pm
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I cant usually find enough pieces to tell much about it.Richard
  
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Reply #19 - Mar 5th, 2020 at 12:04am
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Correction, 12 pounds 111 grains.
  

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Reply #20 - Mar 5th, 2020 at 12:21am
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Your absolutely correct Westerner, I have never HUNTED Prairie Dogs in Colorado, or anywhere else for that matter. I have, on the other hand, shot more than I care to admit, but for various reasons, have not for a very long time. I have shot(give me time to put on my chest high waders) a Yellow Bellied Marmot, aka, Rock Chuck, at the base of Mt. Shasta, near the town Of Weed, in California, that would dwarf the previous photograph of a deceased Groundog. It weighed, on a certified scale, 16lbs 13oz.
And please, no snide remarks, regarding the town I mentioned. Look it up on a map. This again was long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far, away.
  

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Reply #21 - Mar 5th, 2020 at 12:33am
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Slept in a caboose near Weed a couple times. Wonderful country there. Passed through many many times.

16 pounds. A whopper I think?  Huh
  

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Reply #22 - Mar 5th, 2020 at 11:58am
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I, too, slept in a caboose in, I recall, Shasta. Could have been where Joe was. But, the large 'chucks I was referring to over at the golf course in Reno are actually Golden Marmots. And, they really are big- first time I spotted one driving by on the street, I thought it was a cocker spaniel. True statement. But,....
I've been to Weed, Ca. Who takes certified scales varmint hunting?
  

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Reply #23 - Mar 5th, 2020 at 2:13pm
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calledflyer - Probably someone somewhere, but I thought it was bigger than average, so drove to the town of Mt. Shasta where my grandparents lived, and where I slept in my grandfathers plumbing shop, and weighed it on a scale of a friend of his, who owned the grocery store across the street. I was told that I had to put it in a plastic bag first. In all fairness, I didn't subtract the weight of the bag. I must also add, that none of the patron witnesses were  impressed, and I am sure weighed their produce on another scale. Later that day, in the Veterans Club, I was treated to a few backslaps and beers from gramp's pals. News travels fast in a small town.
  

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Reply #24 - Mar 5th, 2020 at 2:26pm
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Westerner - Yes, it is beautiful country, and I spent a lot of time there in my younger years. Had also thought of living there when I retired, but by that time the California that I knew, sadly, no longer existed. Change is not always good!!! I have to say that that area has not been as affected as the large population areas of the state. Had I known you then, you could have slept in Gramp's shop!!
  

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Reply #25 - Mar 8th, 2020 at 7:46pm
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I TOO SHOT THOSE SAME p-DOGS...THEY WERE A SUB SPECIES WHITE TAILED p-DOGS......ENDANGERED AT THE TIME..WONDERED WHY THEY WERE SO STUPID BUT HAMMERED THEM REAL WELL I RAN CAT DOWN THERE AND KEPT AT THIS EASY TO GET P-DOGS WITH ZERO PRESSURE TILL I LEARNED THEY WERE PROTECTED!!!!!!!! LATER BACK HOME I RAN ADDS IN bp CARTRIDGE NEWS FOR bpcr P-DOG HUNTS AND NOT ONE SOUL EVER CALLED OR E-MAILED ME SO VERY SADLY I CLOSED THAT PART OF GUIDING DOWN......
  
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Reply #26 - May 25th, 2020 at 9:52pm
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Joe,
I had to revive your thread, we made it out and about today with my Ugly Ballard in tow.  It earned it's keep, not a real high percentage of hits but that's mostly due to the jerk on the trigger... Here's a photo of one that the Sig told me was 106 yards, had a few more witnessed hits at around 152 yards but we didn't inspect the carnage.  Breezes were gusting 10 - 15 mph most of the hits came while shooting with a tailwind - sideways had a tough time locating the misses.
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Reply #27 - May 26th, 2020 at 2:23am
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Nice shootin GT! You got a whopper! When you do something you really follow through.

Sig, I bought a range finder off fleabay today. Been wanting one for a long long time. The price of a Sig cuts perty deep in my wallet so opted for this model. Can get by with it till I save up enough money for a fancy range finder. Those Sigs are nice.

I got the 300 foot model. Two pulls and I'm at 200 yards. Bout 32 bucks.

Funny how they clutch their chest like that. You must have hit him square.
  

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Reply #28 - May 26th, 2020 at 4:01am
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One of these range finders would be handy Joe   Cheesy

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Reply #29 - May 26th, 2020 at 7:06am
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Great picture Greg, that ground cover doesn't look too grown over so far. Beaut of a rifle, you should have picked something that was a little tougher to swing out of the truck window, give the little critters a decent chance.
  
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