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    07-19-2012, 12:49 PM
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Green Broke
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Grr.. we didnt have prairie dogs until our new neighbors moved into their house which had tons off them! NOW WE HAVE HOLES ALL OVER! We took our skid steer and dug out there holes muahahhaha but I don't think that will work as they just re dig them... grr.. does anyone have the same problem? Anyone solve the rodent problem? How
     
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    07-19-2012, 12:51 PM
  #2
Yearling
Haha a .22 rifle.
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    07-19-2012, 12:57 PM
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Green Broke
They reproduce faster then we can shoot them!!! Lol
     
    07-19-2012, 01:01 PM
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Started
Aww, I love prairie dogs!

But a good dog will catch what the .22 can't

No prairie dogs in Michigan but my wolf hybrid takes care of rabbits from the gardens and the ground squirrels that leave us holes!
     
    07-19-2012, 01:02 PM
  #5
Yearling
I find persistence helps, or in my case, I have a very willing husband that likes the target practice. He'll sit out for hours shooting at them, and if there are too many, he invites over his buddies and they shoot them too.

Wow that sounds bad, but hey it works! I agree though, they are a pain! Always scares me when I see them on trails or near my pastures, they dig deep holes and I'm paranoid that my horse will step in one and twist an ankle or worse.
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    07-19-2012, 01:13 PM
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Green Broke
I hate them.. if my horse breaks a leg.. they will never see the end of it.. ill choke them all by hand.. lol
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    07-19-2012, 01:22 PM
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Yearling
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i hate them.. if my horse breaks a leg.. they will never see the end of it.. ill choke them all by hand.. lol
I've heard they are hard to catch
     
    07-19-2012, 01:25 PM
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Green Broke
Haha lol ill trap them in there holes and blow them up!
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    07-19-2012, 01:42 PM
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Trained
So far we have waged war with .22's, and they were still winning, so this year, and with huge reluctance we started a poisoning campaign, which has depleted numbers. In the fall we will dig up all the worst areas and next spring will have another attack on the little b*stards.

Makes me laugh, a little sadly, when we visited the US from the UK, we went to visit prairie dog towns and I oohed and ahhed over the little loves, lined them him in my camera lens and took pics.

Now I have to live with the destructive little *#@* I line them up in my scope and fire.
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    07-19-2012, 01:49 PM
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Yearling
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Makes me laugh, a little sadly, when we visited the US from the UK, we went to visit prairie dog towns and I oohed and ahhed over the little loves, lined them him in my camera lens and took pics.

Now I have to live with the destructive little *#@* I line them up in my scope and fire.

Yeah it's funny how they become less cute when they are in your own yard.

I think they're cute when they are not on my property. But then again I think a lot of things are cute when it's not me having to deal with an infestation of them.
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