I hunted prairie dogs since I was about 17 years old. I sort of changed my modus operandi in 2005, so although I still hunt them occasionally, I typically use an airgun these days. I really do not know how many of them I have shot over the years. I do know it is in the tens of thousands. For nearly 40 years, I went prairie dog hunting almost every weekend from March through October. An average hunt expended some 1,500 rounds. Most of the time, two or three of my friends went with me, and they were shooting up as much powder as much as I was.
For you guys that reload, think about this. Combined, I shot about seven to ten pounds of powder every week! I bought bullets from Simmons, Hodgdons or MidwayUSA, 10,000 at a time. I remember one order where I purchased 100,000 large rifle primers, and got a dealer's discount!
Anyone can duplicate the feat. But instead of chasing women, owning fancy-dancy automobiles, or drinking a 12 pack of beer every night, you have to sit in the basement reloading for the coming weekend! It is a hobby after all, and you just have to be dedicated to it. Having a decent paying job is a bonus.