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RAT REAPERS

GUIDED PRAIRIE DOG HUNTS START APRIL 2022

Rat Reapers has some of the best Belding Ground Squirrel hunting in Eastern Oregon. The Belding Ground Squirrel, known to most as the “sage rat”, gives a person the chance to both refine their shooting skills and have some fun at the same time. Many big game hunters take this opportunity in the springtime to get some additional practice with smaller caliber rifles as preparation for the upcoming fall deer and elk hunts.

Refine your hunting skills while waiting for upcoming big game hunts later in the year

The hunt takes place in Fox, Oregon, which is about 30 miles from the town of John Day, Oregon, which is about a 30-minute drive. There are numerous options for food and lodging in John Day including hotels or Airbnb rentals.

Bonus: There is no hunting license required to participate as we are hunting on private lands. Cost of guided hunt: $300/day per shooter.

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RAT REAPER

[noun]

Definition

  1. one who is skilled at hunting Belding Ground Squirrels, also known as sage rats, prairie dogs

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Your day will consist of meeting at 8 am with shooting starting around 8:30 am and we will shoot until about 12pm, take a short break for lunch in the town of Long Creek which is about 5 miles drive from the shoot location. Shooting will resume at 2 pm and conclude at 5 pm.

A new experience led by professional and experienced guides

WHAT WE BRING

We provide coffee in the morning with beverages and snacks provided throughout the day. No alcohol will be provided or consumed during the hunt hours.

WHAT YOU BRING

The preferred weapon is the .17 HMR or a .22 rifle. In certain locations you can use a centerfire rifle such as a .223, but plan on bringing more than one option. Also bring about 500 rounds of ammo for the day.

BOOK YOUR HUNT

We are open Wednesday- Sunday and closed Monday and Tuesday. We can accommodate groups up to 8 people. If you book the entire day for a group of 8 a 10% discount will apply. A 2-hunter minimum is required on all dates. To make your reservations go to our Book Your Hunt page to pick your dates, complete the liability release, and pay your hunt fee.

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