ON 2011 SEASON**
More dogs, more hunters. We are back into full booking, taking new clients and slamming the dogs in full force once again. The price of ammo is high, but at least it is easily available. Rain has been our biggest nemesis in 2011. It was one of our wettest springs, and the prairie dogs benefited from the cold, cloudy days. We are going to shove our season back a couple of weeks, just to get out of the rainy season more. We can still get pretty good snows in mid-May, so our season for 2012 will open on May 25 and run until late June. This should aleviate most of our rain days, and since nobody is shooting our dog towns but us, there really is no need to start any earlier.
ON 2010 SEASON**
We are finding more dog towns and the plague is starting to let up. We began booking new clients this year on a limited basis. The drawback to new towns is that we may have to drive upto an hour and 15 minutes to get to some of these remote dog towns, but boy is it worth it once we get there. Some of these towns have not been shot in years. We have literally sat in one spot and shot all day without having to move to a different location.
ON 2009 SEASON**
The plague has been slamming some of our dog towns. We are slowing down our hunts to no new clients, just repeats are all that we are booking. We are having to drive a little further to find towns that haven't been hit by the plague. Its interesting how there are some pockets of plentiful dogs, and then just across the valley is a town that is plagued out to nothing. Also interesting, is some of the dog towns that we have hit the hardest with our hunters, are the ones that are surviving the plague the best. We catch a lot of heat over shooting these little "innocent" critters, but actually it benefits the dog towns in a management sense. By keeping the numbers in check through shooting, the populations of dogs remain pretty stable and are less susceptible to diseases that can wipe out a whole town. Let's give some credit to hunters!
ON 2008 SEASON**
ON 2006 SEASON**
shot of the year so far:
O. from Mobile, Alabama had a confirmed shot at 831 yards on May 10, 2006
Harkey--869 yards on May 31, 2006
had a great time Brad and we appreciate all that the lodge and its employees have
to offer. Its nice going to something familiar, that’s why we came back. The one
thing we were definitely glad to see still there was Dan Larson, he is a great
guide and a pleasure to be around. He takes great pleasure and pride in what he
does and definitely takes care of your clients with a lot of care. Thanks for
having him around. "
SPECS FOR KELLY AND DUSTINS HUNT 5-31-06
AT ROCKIN’ 7 RANCH
ROCK RIVER ARMS AR-15 VARMINT MODEL,
24” 1:8 TWIST BULL BARREL,
LEUPOLD MARK IV 8.5-25 X 50MM TACTICAL,
HILLS .223 77 GRAIN MATCH HOLLOW POINT. LONGEST CONFIRMED SHOT AT 869 YARDS.
BUSHMASTER VARMINTER AR-15, 24” 1:9 TWIST FLUTED BULL BARREL,
MARK IV 4.5-14 X 50MM TACTICAL, BLACK HILLS .223
75 GRAIN MOLY COATED MATCH
HOLLOW POINT. LONGEST CONFIRMED SHOT AT 759 YARDS.
"When all was
said and done we shot approximately 2400 rounds between the two of us over three
days. You can ask Dan and Jake about how many dogs they think were accounted for
out of those rounds ! ! ! !
You can use us as a reference any time you
like – we love the place.
Thanks Brad, "
you Dustin, you guys are great clients, and its fun having you guys setting the
standard in long range prairie dog shooting!
ON 2005 SEASON**
shot of the year so far--Donnie B. from Alabama--consistently hitting at 470 yards--May
S. went to the top of the long shots with a 663 yard shot on May 14!!
W. has the longest shot for the 16 year olds and younger with a 438 yard shot--congratulations
Holly--and she is only 11 years old!--May 20, 2005
H. (13 years old) just had a 444 yard shot. That's some good shooting!--June 13,
O. from Mobile, Alabama shot 90 shots in 2 hours killing 80 prairie dogs, all
were under 150 yards!
ON 2004 SEASON**
F.--Longest shot of the year at 739 confirmed yards.
P. and his group of five other hunters just finished a 4 day hunt and shot over
10,000 rounds of .223 ammo!! That's over 400 shots/hunter/day.