2013 Prairie Dog Shoot
*Available to all pre-registered shooters of the MOA Match!
Place: Approx. 45 minutes NW of Gillette, WY
When: June 17th & 18th, 2013 (Mon.-Tues.) preceeding the MOA Long Range Handgun Match
Located on a private ranch, with a healthy population of PD's which has been shot over only occassionally, this shoot will afford a target rich environment.
All persons must be pre-registered and paid participants for the MOA Cold Turkey Shoot! *The donation of $50 per shooter (covers both days) goes entirely to the landowner,
as our token thank you for his generosity in allowing us access for this 2-day event.
(If you look at what guide services charge...this is approx. 1/4 or 1/5 the cost...and
their areas are constantly shot over!)
- Contact: Ernie Bishop is generously organizing the shoot, he can answer your questions.
Email Ernie or call him at (307) 257-7431 9a-6p MST
What you need to be Legal....
Although Wyoming does NOT require a hunting license to shoot P-Dogs, it does require individuals born after 1965 (and who are using a firearm to shoot PD's)
to possess a valid Hunter Safety Education Certificate. Please plan ahead for this requirement! Here is a link for
Wyoming Game and Fish Misc. FAQ's
Information, Guidelines, etc.
- Registration for the MOA Match must be done prior to the prairie dog shoot and is your
ticket/permission slip to go pd shooting. I will be getting a list
of paid/registered shooters the week before the match. Any handgun
can be used for the pd shoot.
- The prairie dog
shoot will only take place on June 17-18, 2013 (Monday-Tuesday).
- I will need your
name and cell #. Make/Model/Color of vehicle will be helpful
also. Cell reception
will be limited or non-existent at times between Gillette and the dog
- No toilet facilities. Please bury or cover up any mess.
- If you have GMRS or FRS type radios, bring them to communicate with other shooters on the ranch.
- Bring your own
coolers, water, drinks, food, snacks-No alcohol allowed on the
- Pick up trash
and your brass when you are done.
- Respect the
landowners, their land, and their livestock. No shooting at big
game animals. Avoid shooting in directions of Methane Gas Wells and electrical power lines. Be aware of your
- NRA membership
is highly encouraged as it provides insurance, plus they support
- There will be a
liability release form to be signed if you want to shoot prairie
dogs. Please wear eye and ear protection when shooting or nearby shooting.
- If you want to
use a stool or bench you will need to bring your own....You can of course shoot prone if you want.
- I would
encourage shooters to stay in Gillette on Sunday night and Monday evening to
make it easier to get back and forth from the prairie dog
- Meet at Ernie’s
house on Monday morning of June 17th, 2013 @ 7:00AM. The best times
to typically shoot dogs are in the early morning and late afternoon.
- If some want to
go into Gillette and get lunch and take a break then go back out in the
afternoon you might better your odds at long-range kills.
- Bring lots of
ammo, your camera, video equipment, and you may want to bring your gun cleaning
kit. If you are
wanting to make the 500, 1,000, 1,500, or 2,000 yard club with Varmint Hunter
Magazine, you will need a witness with who is also a VHM
306 West Flying Circle Drive
Gillette, WY 82716
(Please call from 9am-6pm MST)
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