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    There are several things to consider. First are there many houses around? Second..what ranges are you going to shoot. Using 22LR sounds to me like its 100 yds or less. One bad thing about 22LR is the rick-o-shay (using my favorite cartoon characters name!) factor which is large with the LR. It can be dangerous especially with houses around.

    I use a .17HMR that is just deadly up to 150 yards. Its quiet and safe as the bullet just explodes when it hits anything. At longer ranges I use a .220 Ackley Improved Swift. If I had just one to choose from it would be the .17 ....hand down. Fairly cheap and very accurate.
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    I use a 22 hornet. I'm not sure on how the costs of ammo is lately but it works great and I can reach out there a bit further without much wind issues.
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    Weatherby Vangaurd SUB MOA model in 223. Very nice and accurate.
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    Oh yeah.....and quiet!
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    There's a new .17 Winchester super mag that's came out this year that may be worth looking at. Since it's rimfire it's bound to be fairly cheap to feed.

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    I'm with Colorado Cowboy. When I go prairie dog hunting I always take my .17 HMR. Savage 93 w/bull barrel and accutrigger. Tack driver out to approx. 185yards maybe slighty more if wind is dead. Have a Nikon buckmaster 14x scope on as well.. Fun gun to shoot with really no problem finding Hornady V-max rounds..

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    Do any of you guys eat the prairie dogs you shoot, or are you just solving a problem for ranchers? Maybe I've been reading too much Steven Rinella. That guy eats everything. If you do eat them, how are you cooking them?

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    You have got to be kidding...right? I'll eat P Dogs when you start eating coyotes. Sorry don't mean to be a smart alec, but they are really considered a pest around these parts. They carry and spread the plague and really dig up the fields.

    Besides there really isn't a lot left to even think about adding to my dinner menu
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    Yeah, I know they're a pest and cause many a broken leg for cattle. I'm not saying pest control is a bad reason to shoot them. I know a lot of people eat squirrels and I was wondering if the same was true of prairie dogs. I've seen pictures people posted with the bed of their pickup trucks full of dead prairie dogs. I didn't know why they would bother tossing them in the truck if they weren't going to skin them or eat them.

    I'm not going to start eating coyotes anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Bailey View Post
    Yeah, I know they're a pest and cause many a broken leg for cattle. I'm not saying pest control is a bad reason to shoot them. I know a lot of people eat squirrels and I was wondering if the same was true of prairie dogs. I've seen pictures people posted with the bed of their pickup trucks full of dead prairie dogs. I didn't know why they would bother tossing them in the truck if they weren't going to skin them or eat them.

    I'm not going to start eating coyotes anytime soon.
    There are a few reasons to pick them up, some ranchers will pay you for each one that you kill, another is sometimes there are prairie dog shoots/roundups where you need to bring in your dogs to win the competition.

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