Colorado's First Annual Paririe Dog Fishing Tourney


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labgrade
December 27, 2002, 10:15 PM
Leveraged from TFL - need honorable mention, if nothing else.

Colorado's First Annual Paririe Dog Fishing Tourny

Yes, it's serious.

Yes, It'll be a hoot.

Details at:

Free Republic (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/809914/posts?page=14)

The lines have been drawn.

Easy enough drive from Boulder & sure to draw major song-singers from kum-ba-ya to krishna-hari-krishna - could possibly rival Dan's Bake Sale & the protests at Rocky Flats - all in one fun-packed day of festivities.

Film at 11.

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Sisco
December 27, 2002, 11:10 PM
I saw this posted on TFL, just waiting for confirmation that it is for real before I put in for vacation time!

Bruz
December 28, 2002, 12:20 AM
I thought it was a joke...you really do fish them! I got to see that. Put me down for a tape of them being delivered to PITA too!

sasnofear
January 4, 2003, 04:43 PM
what! :eek: :)

labgrade
January 4, 2003, 08:07 PM
No joke, Bruz.

Your idea of a tape has me going, "Hmmmmm."

The Varmit Malitia has a couple out - "Exploding Prairie Dogs" I & II ;)

Sure to draw the crowds .....

labgrade
January 20, 2003, 10:04 PM
Getting legs.

Go here (http://www.freedomnet.cnchost.com/pdf/pdft.htm) for an update.

Be sure to check out some of the info/tips sections & DO hit the related links. PETA's responses are particularly enlightening & worth the read. ;)

redneck2
February 2, 2003, 11:55 AM
a hunting license, a fishing license, or both???

plainsman66
February 2, 2003, 03:46 PM
having grown up in casper wyoming I feel a little guilty for all the dogs I've disentgrated.......not!!! but now knowing they can be snared just makes me wonder why I spent all that money on -06 ammo......lol;)

jmbg29
February 2, 2003, 04:13 PM
The new sport of prairie dog fishing has taken the West by firestorm. Since there is no controlling legal authority prohibiting prairie dog fishing it is a perfectly fun legal way to enjoy some quality time with family and friends. No license is required!

Ranch hands and out door enthusiasts throughout the western states have secretly enjoyed prairie dog fishing for many years. It has its roots in the old days of fur trapping. After trappers set out their traps to gather beaver and fox pelts, they passed the time by snaring prairie dogs to hone their skills.

The popularity of this sport has been growing rapidly in the past five years. Ranchers throughout the west have been hosting these events on private property and have not been advertising for fear of reprisal from animal rights groups. The secret can no longer be kept because too many people know. It is time for prairie dog fishermen to come out of the closet and be proud of their secret sport.

Prairie dogs live in colonies generally known as towns. If left unchecked these towns can extend for several thousand miles and include several million animals.

There are several species in the west. The black-tailed and the white-tailed are the most popular. The Mexican and the Utah species are labeled as a threatened species, which protects them from being hunted, shot, trapped and poisoned. Although these particular species are not legally protected from being fished, we will, in the interest of cooperating with the Endangered Species Act take a catch and release approach whenever a Mexican or Utah species is caught.

The catch and release method will be humane in its nature. Large shipping containers will be available at the tournament site. These overnight express boxes will be labeled with the home addresses of individuals involved with the various animal rights groups concerned with saving the prairie dogs. These groups include Rocky Mountain Animal Defense (RMAD) and the Prairie Dog Coalition. Curious both of these organizations share the same street address in Boulder, Colorado. There will be containers labeled for the local PETA folks too.

After they are shipped, tournament officials will be waiting outside of the recipient's home with video cameras to ensure that the friendly, flea infested, disease carrying rodents are properly cared for by those who have pledged to save and care for them.



I'm laughing too hard to type.:evil: :evil: :evil:

yesterdaysyouth
February 5, 2003, 05:21 PM
Always remember this rule! The closer they get the meaner they get. Be prepared to render the little beast unconscious. If you cannot reach a net or a doggie whacker, the next best method is what we call 'flailing the dog'. To flail the dog, reel it in until there is three to four feet of fishing line past the last eye on your rod. Set your drag tight so that the line does not release from the reel. Grab the handle of your rod with both hands. With a swinging motion launch the critter into the air, and slam it down at the ground with an attitude. Remember not to let any slack in the line as you may break your line and the prairie dog may take off into the air as if flung from a great slingshot. Repeat this until the little critter is immobilized.

this sounds like fun.... now i just need a sponsor!!! :D

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