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Old 05-21-2010, 11:29 AM
 
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I got a little plastic trap that you bury at the top of the hole, It's really just a gopher trap but is big enough for p-dogs too. Very effective.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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Prairie dogs? Did someone say prairie dogs??
.... sounds of cast iron skillet being placed on range top...
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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Default getting rid of prairie dogs on your property

Has anyone considered using a 410 shot shot gun? I looked at the air guns and they cost about the same except the ammo cost more. The air rifle has to be zeroed in and the shotgun does not. I know some use the .22 but I am afraid to use it because of the bullet zing off in different direction. I understand the air rifle does the same thing. Can you tell me your shooting solution you use for those damn pairiedogs? I live in Pueblo West where you have to be careful.

Last edited by mechanic; 09-06-2010 at 03:48 PM.. Reason: location of pairiedogs in Pueblo West
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Old 09-06-2010, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Just for some visuals

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/snikt228/pdog1.jpg (broken link)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o276/snikt228/pdog3.jpg (broken link)
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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^ Monsters! KILL IT!!

I agree with the co-exist comment, but then again, I'm not much of one to think "they dug a hold in 'my' yard, kill em!" while sipping a bud light in a lawn chair next to my old Ford on blocks.
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Boulder
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^ Monsters! KILL IT!!

I agree with the co-exist comment, but then again, I'm not much of one to think "they dug a hold in 'my' yard, kill em!" while sipping a bud light in a lawn chair next to my old Ford on blocks.
yep, you seem more like one who would "sit at my computer drinking a latte while criticizing those who's opinions are different than mine because I am always correct"
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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yep, you seem more like one who would "sit at my computer drinking a latte while criticizing those who's opinions are different than mine because I am always correct"
Pretty much. Only I drink my coffee black; no lattes please.
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Mid-West Willamette Valley Oregon
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Don't know if it works with prairie dogs, but gophers and moles don't like Garden Windmills. Apparently how they work is the wind spins the blades, and a pole or rod of some sort constantly vibrates the ground, and the sub earth mammals don't like the noise/vibration the windmills create. As a result, they go in search of a "quieter" place.

Like I said, don't know if it works with prairie dogs. Now that I'm thinking of it, it may not work because I remember seeing prairie dogs all along the sides of I-25. But maybe they were far enough away from the road to not notice the ground vibration from trucks and such?
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Old 09-08-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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Don't know if it works with prairie dogs, but gophers and moles don't like Garden Windmills. Apparently how they work is the wind spins the blades, and a pole or rod of some sort constantly vibrates the ground, and the sub earth mammals don't like the noise/vibration the windmills create. As a result, they go in search of a "quieter" place.

Like I said, don't know if it works with prairie dogs. Now that I'm thinking of it, it may not work because I remember seeing prairie dogs all along the sides of I-25. But maybe they were far enough away from the road to not notice the ground vibration from trucks and such?
Yeah I don't know, prairie dogs don't seem to mind Denver Airport.

There are some electronic devices you can stick in the ground to make noise. Don't know if they work.

Lead poisoning works quite well though. I don't know what the state laws are about prairie dogs or shooting but one option is an RWS air rifle. I have a magnum .22 with a scope and it packs more punch than a .22 LR rifle round and it is also very quiet without a recognizable crack/blast of a rifle. It's enough to knock a small animal dead and it's very accurate at least to 150 ft.

Personally I like the little buggers but if they started tearing up my yard, then they would get a lead eviction notice.
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:54 PM
 
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^ Monsters! KILL IT!!

I agree with the co-exist comment, but then again, I'm not much of one to think "they dug a hold in 'my' yard, kill em!" while sipping a bud light in a lawn chair next to my old Ford on blocks.
They are cute, but they carry lots of nasty diseases that they can easily pass on to lifestock and pets (not to mention people!). They can also be very destructive; it's not like they just dig one little hole and leave it at that.
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