GUIDED PRAIRIE DOG HUNTS START IN APRIL 2023
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.
one who is skilled at hunting Belding Ground Squirrels, also known as sage rats, prairie dogs
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 2pm and conclude at 4pm.
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. Lunch will also be provided by us. No alcohol will be provided or consumed during the hunt hours.
**If you need a gun, we have a handful of .17 HMRs for rent for $50 a day. You will be responsible for providing your own ammo.**
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 200-300 rounds of ammo for the day.
BOOK YOUR HUNT
We are open Thursday- Sunday. We can accommodate groups up to 8 people. 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.