Tag: Sage Rats

Rat Camp 2016
Events

Rat Camp 2016

Randy joked “you can feel the electricity in the air” starting hunt #2 for our eastern Oregon sage rat shoot.  By the end of the day, that premonition held true as the hunt was ended early due to lightning.  Driving back to camp gave time to reflect on the purpose of sage rat (ground squirrel) hunting,... read more >>

Precision/Varmint rifle build: Part 1 intro
Tech Tips

Precision/Varmint rifle build: Part 1 intro

Varmint hunting is a sport that can vary greatly.  In some countries, varmint hunting is a means of keeping invasive species in check, or at least to slow the damage being done to native species.  In other areas varmint hunting can help increase crop yield and potentially save livestock.  In Oregon, varmint hunting is not only a... read more >>

Ground squirrel “season” is upon us
Tech Tips

Ground squirrel “season” is upon us

In Oregon, the month of March can be a time of change.  Daylight savings, the start of spring, hopes of slightly warmer weather and sage rat hunting.  What are commonly referred to as “sage rats”, are actually the Belding’s ground squirrel. An abundant rodent that often finds itself in the alfalfa fields of Eastern Oregon.... read more >>