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Sage rats in the snow!

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Angler, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    Another weekend of sage rat control by K-Falls. First two days were interesting because it was snowing!! After last time we were there and the first two days this time, the field was looking pretty bare of squirrels! Luckily we received a phone call from a rancher near Lakeview and spent two days down there on fresh fields. Here are some pictures and a video in the snow.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF70jOVz8I8
     
  2. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    coolness, do you skin them, before you cook?
     
  3. tomcat

    tomcat oregon coast, coos bay Active Member

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    nice ... rilly want to get over and shoot sum..
     
  4. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice video, looks fun. Just curious how far away were you shooting?
     
  5. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    I guess the average was around 75 yards. Farthest was 155 yards.
     
  6. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    Looks like fun, need to try that out some day!!
     
  7. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    x2 looks like alot of fun, I dont think there is anything like that in my area though..
     
  8. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    I have heard several people say that most of the ranchers will only allow you to shoot .17 now, is that true? I know most people used to just use .22lr.
     
  9. BigBluePup

    BigBluePup S.W. Washington New Member

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    .17hmr would be my weapon of choice. Or maybe a Mach2 either will be good hitting rats out to about 100yrd anything further then that it starts getting tough I mean fun!..... 200+ the 22-250 comes out ;)
     
  10. Angler

    Angler North Bend, OR Active Member

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    Not any of the ranchers I talked to. They all prefered rimfires and 90% said no centerfires.
     
  11. bolen05

    bolen05 Vancouver, WA Member

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    why would a rancher care whether you use rimfire of centerfire, or what caliber is used?
     
  12. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    It's my understanding irrigation pipes are very expensive and rimfires ricochet more ? I swear i heard that somewhere, correct me if i'm wrong........
     
  13. bolen05

    bolen05 Vancouver, WA Member

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    good to know--thanks