Welcome to my website,I have hunted Prairie dogs & Coyotes for over 47 years,I have extensive experience with all calibers of Varmint Rifles as well as most Big Game Rifles.I have experienced several thousand personal kills with several calibers on Prairie dogs as well as other small game including cottontail rabbit as well as Jackrabbits.
My 1,044 yard Prairie Dog was shot on the 3rd shot,witnessed by a good friend and client Ray Cook.
My other best shots are~~> 1 shot kill on a prairie dog with a 25-06 with a 120 grain bullet at 800 measured wheel yards
Prairie dog hunting is very rewarding, in that you get more shooting than any other field of hunting.Some folks would call this not hunting but shooting,well yes and no.Some days when the Heat is very extreme like say in late June,July or August,shots are few and far between after lunch so you would have to search out the field for just a shot or two,however in the milder months the shooting would be very heavy,,up to 400 rounds per day depending on each hunter.Not ever hunter will attain that goal simply because no two hunters are alike or shoot alike.
Caliber will vary from the 223 Remington up to and beyond a 243 Ackley Improved.The 223 is a very fine caliber that will definitely do shots at up to and beyond 500 yards.However on windy days where the wind will excess 10 miles per hour,a bigger caliber such as the 22~250 with the 55 grain bullet would be fine.
Rifle caliber is mainly up to the hunter,just choose something you are comfortable with.Always choose the bullet with a high Ballistic Coefficient and you will fine that down range capabilities are far better than to light of a bullet.I highly recommend the 55 grain bullet for all the 22 calibers from the 223 Remington and up.If you are a beginner and are concerned about setting up right then I suggest you read out this web page and study it,for it has very much info on everything concerning my business and what to expect.Once I teach you the basics you will be fine,,half the fun of this type hunting is learning the basics.I have several techniques I use in the field that I ONLY share with PAYING customers!!
After you have accomplished that,shooting 500 to 1000 yards will truly be a piece of CAKE. Out of 600+ clients scattered all over the USA and Canada,I only have seen maybe 5 that couldn't cut the mustard. I have seen some very fine shooting done here on my outfit,after I have given good sound Shooting Instructions to those that desired to be the BEST they could possibly be.I am very proud of each and ever one to..