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Old 08-18-2013, 05:03 AM   #11
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Thx it was fun. I picked a large rock out in an arroyo near where they were protesting. I lined the heavy barreled 25-06 on the target and touched it off. That 75 grs HP was covering ground at 3,700 fps. When the .25 slammed the rock it sounded like summer lighting. I never knew those Volkswagen buses put out that much black smoke.


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They are a nuisance animals from North Dakota to Texas. You never get rid out them completely. Some ranchers leave their place because it gets overran by them, they climb into feed lofts, create dangerous holes for livestock and will burrow into your plumbing. A very hated critter by anyone that has delt with them.

Oklahoma even allows missiles!

http://www.eregulations.com/oklahoma/hunting/small-game-hog-regulations/


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A friend of mine lives in Cedar City UT, where "Prairie Dog" is a four letter word. They are a protected critter there.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/22/protected-utah-prairie-dogs-fight-for-home-on-the-/?page=all

Just curious, aren't critters of this type the sort of thing that Dachshunds were originally bred for?
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Just doing my part to eliminate a problem species that has a habit of overbreeding and dying off from disease.
Yeah...I totally want to post something as a reply to this but some people may find it offensive.
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They are a nuisance animals from North Dakota to Texas. You never get rid out them completely. Some ranchers leave their place because it gets overran by them, they climb into feed lofts, create dangerous holes for livestock and will burrow into your plumbing. A very hated critter by anyone that has delt with them.

Oklahoma even allows missiles!

http://www.eregulations.com/oklahoma/hunting/small-game-hog-regulations/
And that is one reason our state is so awesome!!!!
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Very cool, I hope a few animal rights types get to enjoy these clips
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OverKill is referring to the protected "White Tail" prairie dog. Utah and some other states are under Federal protection of this species. The Black tail and the Mexican Prairie are not under this act. The "Greens" are pushing for protection using the endangered birds as a tool. The Prairie Dog is a big part of the eagles diet.
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When I was MUCH younger we had a tractor which ran on propane so we had a 250 gal propane tank mounted on a trailer to refuel the tractor and if the 'rats' got real bad in one of the fields or pastures we would drive through the 'town' and spray liquid propane down the holes. It is heavier than air so it would settle in the holes and asphyxiate the rats. Bear in mind propane was about 8 cents a gallon then.
I always wanted to throw a match in one of the holes and see what would happen but the 'grownups' would not let me.
I guess by todays standards I would be considered a terrorist and the EPA, animal rights groups, and BEATF would ALL be after me!!!
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