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#1 Z-MAX

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 07:03 PM

Just got back from a dog shoot near wall S.D.

It was my 3rd visit to this ranch. I've had excellent shooting there in the past. But the rancher had poisoned. There were enough dogs to keep us interested.

They had plenty of rain this spring. Luckily we decided last minute to pull a trialer and my Kawasaki teryx with Kenda executioner mud tires. Good thing we did cause pickups had been getting stuck. As some of you may know, getting hung up in that nasty Crisco isn't much fun.


I brought all Savage rifles .. model 12v 223.. model 10 221 Fireball.. model 40 22 HORNET..
And model 25 .17 HORNET (THE GREEN HORNET).

The 17 HORNET got a pretty good workout. What a fun little prairie dog round that is.
So that makes my 9th prairie dog trip. Shooting could have been better.
But we still had a great time.

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 07:30 PM

Just to show those of you who haven't experienced the south Dakota slime..
Our pickup was sporting aggressive all terrain tires.
This is what they looked like right out of the gate.
Tread won't clean out worth a danm. It makes for a pretty hair raising ride down a steep grade.
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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:12 AM

Once upon a time, I hunted the Indian reservations in both SD & ND. It was always great hunting. Then, they tribes started selling tickets so to speak, but it is their land to manage. But when they started requiring a guide, and you could only shoot what he said you could, that was it for me! 

 

I did hunt on a couple of private spreads near Pine Ridge, but they started using poison too. You can't poison out a dog town. What really gets to them is plaque, due to their impaired immune system. And plaque is one reason I NEVER pick up kills. Once you contact the plaque (f you're lucky enough to survive), you won't pick them up either!


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Posted 11 June 2019 - 05:20 PM

Z-Max,

 

Which side by side is that? I like that windshield. My buddy has a side by side with no windshield. It's brutal getting whacked in the forehead with bugs and you learn real fast to keep your mouth closed.

 

The grass looks a lil tall. You could still seem them though?



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 07:11 PM

It's a 2015 Kawasaki teryx. It rolled over 6000 miles while we were out there.
It's been an awesome rig. Never any problems. It'll get you anywhere you wanna go.
I've crossed the Cheyenne River to access a dog town on the ranch many times with it.
I love it.

Yes the grass was tall. One of the towns you couldn't see the dogs at all.. even if they were standing. Great for growing beef. Not so much for sniping dogs.

See this nice pond?... Well its not a pond. We normally drive through there.
The water is a good 10 feet deep. I've never seen so much water out there.

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Posted 15 June 2019 - 05:04 PM

That's a lot of water! 

Rick