After Boomershoot, I may just go to the Gallatin Valley near Bozeman, Montana.
New to the Gallatin Valley, I am also new to gophers. While I was gone recently for ten days, gophers overran my place. My second-floor windows and balconies provide great views of wildlife outside, including the numerous rodents politely called gophers.
In February and early March, before leaving, I had shot a total of 150 gophers. My first day back I shot 68! Busy elsewhere the next day, I shot only seven. The following day I shot 35. All this I did without leaving the house, as the varmints have me circled.
I am enjoying shooting, much to my surprise because I have never had an interest in guns or killing. I never even wanted a gun when I was a part-time federal agent, though my colleagues in the agency took great pride in their guns.
Shooting does not seem to impact the gopher population. My elderly neighbor, who has lived here for seventy-some years, says that is because more gophers are waking from their winter slumber. But there are many more gophers than gopher holes, even if calculated on the assumption of two per hole.
Iâ€™m thinking the 308 may be too much for the little buggers though. Maybe I should bring my scoped 10/22?
Found at MT Politics