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Experiences and effectiveness in hunting with the .204 Ruger.
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brooksb
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Not much happening on site

Post by brooksb » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:43 pm

disappointing to see the site so dead, but what the heck here is a California report and regardless of the heat in Ca, my brother, a friend and I have still been shooting a lot of rats, but alas I have no recent photo evidence although I could throw in an old shot and no one would know. the squirrels still aren't coming out till about 0700 and by 1030 there is a marked decrease in numbers, but even with that my brother shot over 70 last week, had to move twice because of the pivots slow but steady approach, left by 1130 and he shoots with 10/22. He's going solo again tomorrow I think, and how well he does will determine when I go. I shoot with the CZ 17 and my Savage 204 so I have a real advantage of the brother.

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Re: Not much happening on site

Post by Bill K » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:39 pm

I have been still getting some ground squirrels (squeeks), but getting harder to see as the alfalfa is back up and will just get higher, until they make their third cut. Then we will get better shooting, til it comes up again or the critters start going underground. But then again the rabbits still come out too feed and the can be picked off all around the edges and low areas. I also have noticed that the site has been awful quiet lately. Must be the heat keeping everyone in, but not on the PC's. Bill K

brooksb
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Re: Not much happening on site

Post by brooksb » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:39 pm

on the cutting, we can usually find one where the bales have been picked up. On Rabbits, we only see then really early or late when I decide to just spike out at the field, and in Lassen Co., we frequently see Long tailed Weasels they are a kick to watch, and over in Modoc Co. there are Badgers which the ranchers dislike more than the squeaks

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Re: Not much happening on site

Post by skipper » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:43 am

It's almost like we need another 204um 5 Shot Challenge to liven things up a bit.
Hold 'em & Squeeze 'em

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Re: Not much happening on site

Post by Bill K » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:59 am

Yes the weasels are fun too watch, and also to see, come winter, when their coats turn white. As you say, that rabbits come out too play early and late, sunup/sundown, but can be fun to walk up when they are in the sage brush.
Badgers, yes, they are around and yes, the farmers, mostly want them taken out. We have one place where the farmer does not want us to shoot them, so we don't. We play in their pivots, by their rules. Bill K

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Re: Not much happening on site

Post by Tarrin » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:03 pm

Hear hear to another 5 shot challenge! :yeah:

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Re: Not much happening on site

Post by inKYfromSD » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:21 am

Went to visit my family in South Dakota over the 4th. Took the CZ 204 and the 20 VT. Roll up to our favorite dogtown about 20 minutes from my parents place. Hardly any dogs. Looks more like a pasture than a prairie dog town. We counted over a dozen burrowing owls. Don't know what caused their population to explode but they sure put a hurt on the dogs. My GF shot one adult pd and then we dinked around with a .22. No carnage, no pictures. Bring on the paper I guess.

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Re: Not much happening on site

Post by futuretrades » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:54 pm

Yeah, but them paper targets don't bleed! Love the carnage!
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