Archive for August, 2010

Long Range Varmint Hunting

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Long Range Varmint Hunting

Taking Shots at 500 – 800 yards.  Amazing shooting at small critters….

It never ceases to amaze me what modern rifles, optics and ballistics can do.

Varmint Hunting – .223 Remington – 40 Gr Nosler Ballistic Tips

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Varmint Hunting – .223 Remington – 40 Gr Nosler

Amazing destruction from this .223 Remington with  40Gr Nosler Ballistic Tips.

Varmint Hunting: Groundhog Long Range 538 yds

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Varmint Hunting Long Range Shot

Here’s a nice long range groundhog shot.  538 Yds.    Enjoy!

Varmint Hunting, Prairie Dog Hunting, Shooting Squirrels…

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Shooting ground squirrels, varmint hunting, hunting prairie dogs and using various rifles like the .17 HMR starts here.

Shooting Squirrels Necessary For Pest Control

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Ground Squirrels cause lots of damage in pastures and crops and their holes can cripple cattle and horses.  Pest control methods such as poisoning, etc. is too expensive.  So, you call out the snipers to reduce the population.

Enjoy the ground squirrel hunting video below.

– flatlander

Hooked on Crack? Shooting Wyoming Ground Squirrels.

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

I read an article put out by the Colorado State University Extension Office where they were discussing the damage and control of the Wyoming Ground Squirrel populations.  Among the various control methods was, of course, shooting.

Here’s an excerpt from this article:

“Shooting

Small, isolated colonies of Wyoming ground squirrels can be effectively controlled by shooting. Shooting lowers the population by removing individuals and disrupting their life cycle. However, if there are other colonies of ground squirrels nearby, individuals from those populations will migrate into the area where squirrels are being removed. For effective control of problem ground squirrels, a population must be kept under constant shooting pressure.”

Ahh….  music to my ears!  Keep them under “constant shooting pressure”. Makes me want to get out and send a few .17 HMR Hornady V-Max bullets down range!

There’s nothing like hearing the crack of the rifle and smelling the burnt gun powder out in the field!  I guess if you’re going to be on crack, that’s the crack to be on.

Take a kid hunting – teach them gun safety – get them out in the field.  Get ‘em hooked on the crack of rifles and pistols and you won’t find them in trouble on the streets.

– flatlander