Well the flowers are out, grass is green, sky is blue, rainbows from mist of prairie dog blood is rapidly approaching. I'm heading to my friends 400yd gun range next week and have my first prairie dog hunt of the year in about three weeks. Only issue is my son is six and after last years trip he's hooked. I can't blame him we saw everything, prairie rattle snakes, antelope, pheasant, coyote, turkeys, jack rabbits. So it looks like he'll be going with me on my second hunt this year once school is out. If it wasn't for those darn rattle snakes and him playing on the ground I would't be nervous. Six year olds grow up quick I see an AR-15 in his hands on only a few years.
Ive located private property near Dodge City. Also last year I made it to Morton county. LOTS of dogs and snakes to keep one busy. However that's an overnight trip from Wichita. I'll be going back in about a month with my son.
Made the hunt! Seems like it's been forever now, went sometime near Mothers Day. Thinking I'd like to go again this fall, maybe in October. The wind was screaming all day and kept the fields fairly quiet. I've had better hunts, as for my son, I think he's hooked. I took two .22Lr and my .308. My sons Savage Rascal was not even gotten out that day. I dialed my Ruger 10-22 in a dog town at about 150yds away and then handed it to my six year old. He shot several like this and had a pretty good time. My boy was lost in the spotting scope and loved watching me make some hits beyond the range of the .22Lr. Anyway we took a break and has Subway for lunch in town. Met the land owner for the first time after lunch and was invited back for more shooting. If I go again this fall I will most likely make it an adult trip out to Morton County. Nothing against the little one, but I'd love to get a bit more trigger time. I'm hoping I'll have a few weeks off in October, if so I may take him with me for a couple days. As for the new Savage Rascal, well I've had my son out twice with it. It shoots pretty well, the safety is very thigh and he has trouble with it. As for shooting it he loves it. Once he can wink a little better, watch out!