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BSB ground squirrel MYGAWDS 2019 quick update

Started by Coyotes-R-Us, April 28, 2019, 11:20:06 AM

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First off thanks for all that came and added there expertise, experience and resources.
A special thanks to RobertMT For all he did, set up camp, feed us cleaned up camp, wonderful person for sure.

Weather !

The Montana unknown.

Right now ( Sunday) I'm looking out my window. 50 MPH west wind, 25*, sideways snow ground is all white, YUK.

Bear slipped in early and Wednesday he and I did some coyote calling.

Mid April and first part of May is the hardest time of year to call in coyotes. We did not even see a road dog let alone have one come in to play...
The weather did cooperate after the chilly start with rain and some hail then sunny and light winds.

Thursday was a very early start 3 am. RobertMT drove in to our Prairie dog grounds the day before and set camp,
he had wind rain and some snow on his trip across the " Highline". Two hour ride in the dark, deer infested road to shooting grounds .
I did find out a f150 windshield will with stand a full frontal impact of a HUGE owl at 69 mph.
Robert had SOS hot coffee and a dry place to stand when we got there.

I knew of several "Towns" in the area but one was very close and only a short walk off the road, that's where we headed.
It started out slow but as the sun light up the ground and the temps came up so did the PD's.
Some 100 yards shot but most were the normal 200 to 400 yard shot. Shot till noon and back to camp for "Bunny

burritos ". After lunch we hit them again hard.
No Idea about the number of dead but you had to look very close to see if you where shooting a live target or a dead one.

I counted my brass from the 6mm and it was 115 empty ones. I hope I was hitting like 1 in 4 ????

Some pics.

The trip home for most of us was simple.

Poor Robert lost a wheel on the cook trailer and it occupied him for the next day .

Friday was cold windy and cloudy. We tried some gophers closer to Great Falls , very slow to say it kindly.

I had my little Granddaughter with the group , she got some shooting mostly at water bottles and mud clods . But she was happy.

I wanted her to try and shoot a 7.62x39 I think she will use for deer this year.

We found a good spot I pot a "Girl Scout Cookie" box out at 50 yards and let here try.

First ever shots and all three went in to the box...



IBD and LIZARD headed off to the other side of the state to other obligations.

Steve had a track meet he had to help with and MY GD had places to be also.

So down to 5 of us and the gophers.

Slow again as the weather was crap again but we did squeak out a few targets other then plastic and dirt.
Back to town for Burgers and the gun show.

THEN today????? still a full winter blizzard, I'm thinking the shooting is over for this years shoot. 
old is the new young


Gophers are fun and up here if you ain't got a couple bricks of shells  for the 22 you are gonna run out.  Great way for younguns to practice and they sure enjoy it.
I say what I think not think what I say.


old is the new young


That sure makes the little buggers easier to see. :biggrin:
I say what I think not think what I say.


Quote from: nastygunz on April 28, 2019, 07:45:24 PM
We got no gophers😞😞😞😞

If they weren't so dang much fun to shoot, I wouldn't want them either. :naughty:
I say what I think not think what I say.

Hawks Feather

I always thought it would be great to hunt them, but I am afraid that it would spoil me.  It would be like fishing someplace other than my friends pond - they feed them and when I take the grandkids there they expect a fish within 30 seconds.


Never hunted them.
I'd like to give it a whirl :eyebrownod:
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