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onlydrakes4me

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yes sir I'd agree or any way side road in SD. Stop at a farm and ask the owner if they would care if you went on their property and blasted dogs. I guarantee they will be more then happy to let you kill as many as you can get a round into

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Anyone ever see the video when they get the vaccum truck to remove the dog's I can't remeber where or when I saw it but it was a sewer vaccum truck they mounted a camera into and use it to suck the dogs out of their hole laughed till I almost wet myself.

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I have some friends that go to Winner, SD every year to hunt them. I haven't gone but they seem to have a great time, lots of dogs.

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Ha sorry man I'm just really excited. This is my first gun and I have never even gone hunting once (besides air rifle hunting, lol). My buddy and I found a WMA near Henderson that has small game hunting available plus there is a campsite right near the river across the street. If you ever want to camp out with us sometime for a hunting/fishing weekend let me know.

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Lets see here the one off of 19 on the right side or the one off of 169 on the left when heading south right side for you heading north tho. Don't even waste you time on the one off of 169 thats the pheasants forever plot. I hear ya on the gun deal. I have tried that spot and haven't had any luck crow, yote, and little buggers

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Unless your talking about the turkey refuge off of 19 there. Haven't ever tried that spot before, but it seems like that one could be good for all sorts of four and two legged kriters. That one is down in the valley nice looking area.

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There are quit a few places in southern Nebraska to shoot prairie dogs. It would a long drive from here, about 12-14 hours.

Favorite Dog guns.

-22 LR

-17 Rem Ar-15

-223 Ar-15

-7 mag

-458 win mag/ for when they charge.

-460 Weatherby/ for when they charge in a group.

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I've never seen them charge but I have seen them fling their dead comrades with a trebuchet. A 12 gauge is handy when they do that.

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Ha sorry man I'm just really excited. This is my first gun and I have never even gone hunting once (besides air rifle hunting, lol). My buddy and I found a WMA near Henderson that has small game hunting available plus there is a campsite right near the river across the street. If you ever want to camp out with us sometime for a hunting/fishing weekend let me know.

I go through the Henderson area quite often and I'm not aware of any WMA with a Campground across the street next to the river.

If you're talking about the park across the railroad tracks and next to the PV Elevator (Grain elevator), the area across the road is a Wildlife Sanctuary (Ney Environmental Center)and not open to public hunting. You'll have to go back to the top of the hill on HWY 19 to the north side of the road to find the WMA portion of the Ney EC.

Keep in mind that many WMA are closed to hunting of unprotected species such as Coyotes from March 1 until I think August.

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Yep I know that theres a time restriction on some of them. As for the campsite one I think he's talking about the one just outside of Belle Plain, but now that I reread it maybe not. Minne which one are you talking about.

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Ney WMA. I read the description of it on the DNR page I believe it was and it said there is a campsite with fishing available on the other side of the road.

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There might be camping available at the Ney Center (not 100% certain on that) and the river is 1/2 mile away below the hill. The camping that I'm aware of is below the hill and across the road from the Sanctuary portion of the Ney Center.

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From the park/campground that I'm thinking of, there is a turkey release site straight north on the gravel road that runs along the base of the hill. Is this the turkey area you're referring to?

The WMA across the road from the Ney Center runs down the hillside but stops at the road. The best way to find out is to look at a detailed map from the DNR that shows the actual boundries.

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ya as you are coming down the hill there is a wooden sign that states that the area is a turkey grounds or something along them lines. Also on that dirty road yes.

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We had our follow-up meeting for our turkey banquet and a couple of the guys who are more familiar with the area said part of that area is a state park that's open to public hunting. I guess it isn't very well marked.

Ya learn something new every day.

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    • Thanks for the info, I will give them a call.
    • The one thing I can think of that your son could have done differently is that maybe he should have got a name from the land owner and sought out the other hunter for a discussion before hand. The hunting woods are a much safer place when everyone hunting the area knows the whereabouts and plans of each other hunter in the woods.   That's not to say that the other 50 year old guy isn't being an unreasonable, entitled, first class a hole but part of this may be due to a misunderstanding if there was not a discussion prior to hunting season. 
    • I agree with you 100%. If it were me who had the permission to hunt I would approach things differently but when my son is involved I would back down and use it as a learning lesson. I would however tell the lady that your son is not going to be hunting her land and the exact reason why. If it were my land, I would want to know.
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    • Dang what a shame not cool at all. I agree with leech. That’s more than enough acreage for more than one hunter to hunt. If he had the guts to go talk to the neighbor lady and she was fine with it then all is good. If this “kid” ( old guy) has an issue with it then he needs to grow up It’s not his land. Not many kids even hunt anymore so the fact that he wants to is great. Let him hunt some and if it continues to be an issue then maybe just tell him to pull the plug? I’m also dealing with some crazy neighbors right now that continue to feed. The CO has been out many times and they still do the same thing tickets have been given and there’s been some talking. I hate to “ tadle” on others but when people think they have rights that others shouldn’t have then that’s where a CO may come into play. Not saying you need to do this but if he comes barging to the door and demanding your son leave then maybe something needs to change and maybe he shouldn’t be allowed there. 
    • Leech- I thought about that same thing.  I do not know the guy or the family, so unsure of what the dynamic is there.    Thanks for the responses.  We are going to head over there this evening and talk with the lady. My plan is take it down either way.  If she says he can still hunt, and boot the other guy, or even let them both hunt i dont think if the experience is going to be anything we are looking forward to dealing with.  We have 10 acres at our house he's hunting too, and going to do some more knocking on doors.  I get being protective over his "spot". It just bothers me that he would be so unwilling to allow a 15 yr old to experience what he clearly loves to do.  Life will go on.  We will be in Montana in Oct, chasing elk and mule deer. He wont be missing out!  Those bucks are roaming the river bottom we live on, maybe the ultimate revenge will be having a chance to shoot one of them on our own land we are grooming for wildlife together.
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    • I would get a dlb ladder stand and sit with my kid as much as I could.  Don't let the dude bully you if you have the right to be there as well.  She may not know the age of this person if he had his kid go down there and get permission and he is really doing the hunting?  
    • He has permission from the landowner, let him hunt. If the 50 year old does anything to affect his hunt that is "hunter harassment" and he should be charged. 
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