NM gun store: 1,500 prairie dogs shot in hunt

Posted at: 08/20/2013 2:04 PM
By: The Associated Press

LOS LUNAS (AP) - A New Mexico gun shop owner who sponsored a prairie dog hunting contest says hunters bagged around 1,500 of the squirrel-like creatures during a weeklong competition.
Gunhawk Firearms owner Mark Chavez told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the winning hunter shot 239 prairie dogs in an event that drew dozens of participants.
Chavez says the contest last week was aimed at helping ranchers deal with prairie dogs.
Under the competition rules, the hunter who shoots the "most tails" wins a Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22 rifle. The shop gave participants T-shirts with images of the animal and the words, "You're killing me smalls."
The contest drew fire for animal rights groups who wanted the creatures relocated instead of hunted.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Paid Advertisement:

Paid Advertisement:
Know More? Got Photo? Got Video? Correction Needed?

KOB welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the rules of conduct set forth in our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use.

Advertisement | Your Ad Here

Advertisement | Your Ad Here

Set Home
SMS Text Alerts
Text Alerts
Email News
Android App
Android App
iPhone - iPad App
iOS App

Advertisement | Your Ad Here

Site Index