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Old 12-29-2019, 12:00 AM
Gary in Illinois Gary in Illinois is offline
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I am trying to organize a prairie dog shoot for central Wyoming this summer. Can any of you Wyoming residents tell me what the weather is likely to be in the non-mountainous areas of central Wyoming in the middle of June?

I realize that the weather is variable, but, in general, is mid-June likely to be acceptable for this adventure?

Thanks for any information you can provide!
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Old 12-29-2019, 02:12 AM
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It has been years since I lived there while growing up, but weather in Wyoming can be challenging at times. I lived in NE Wyoming but its not much different than central Wyoming as weather goes. I still get back to Wyoming and the surrounding area (SD and MT) at least once a year to shoot pd's.

The weather might be nice or not................ To illustrate, on occasions, my dad and I shot pd's in nice warm and sunny June weather when I was growing up there. On the flip side, I saw it snow on the 4th of July one year. IIRC, I was between a 9th and 10th grader when it happened. The temperature never got close to 40 degrees that day and with the wind blowing it was chilly trying to have a family picnic.

Not a great answer to your question, but it does illustrate that Wyoming weather can be challenging for outdoor activities even during what is called summer up there. Whenever you go, pack a warm jacket, hat, and gloves just in case.

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Old 12-29-2019, 03:13 AM
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AND take a few big rocks along to
tie on your ass so you don't blow away.

Have fun, practice shooting in the wind if you can.
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Old 12-29-2019, 04:16 PM
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Old 12-29-2019, 05:30 PM
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Weather here is mid June should be in the 70's - 80's. Usually by that time of year we do not have the wind like we get in the winter months.
June is a great time of year to hunt sod poodles.
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Old 12-30-2019, 02:47 AM
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Just watch out for rain. If you think a storm is coming get to a hard road now! If not wait a couple hours as it will dry up depending on storm length.
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Thanks for the information. I had checked on the average highs and lows in various cities in Wyoming but there is quite a spread! Also good to hear that the wind might not be quite as severe in June.

We are anxious to try a shoot earlier in the year before the current year’s pups get educated.

Thanks again!
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JimReed:

Ha! Dandy example of a wind sock.

I've been across Whyhoming a 100 or more times and
don't recall ever seeing rain.

IF you'd said snow and ice, that's a different story.

Oh, and cold ain't the word for it when it's -30 and 50mph.

FACTS:
Tread on tires will pull off if you park with warm tires and let it
sit til refrozen. Trick is, to move your ride a bit in half hour before it
get that frozen. Just moving a vehicle can be impossible unless you have
gears enough. Automatic trans cars will sit til thawed as they lack power
enough to break the ice.

In winter when the wind has calmed down to just a breeze. Diesel smoke
will settle in windrows like raked hay. I've seen 10 or more "rolls" lined up
against each other caught by the fence for miles without a break.
Looked like it was 10' dia. Strange stuff when it gets THAT cold.

Fill a qt oil can half full with #2 diesel and let it set 20 minutes and you
can't pour it out. It turns to jello like substance. The fix for this and to
keep your diesel running and not freeze up is to fill up with diesel #1 fuel.
That will not freeze. PLUS: Never shut it off except long enough to check
the oil. You'll never get it restarted.

I spent most of one day under the tractor with a propane torch melting the
ice out of the brake drums from the snow that blew in and melted then
froze the brakes to the drums. I was told it was 36 below and 49mph that
figured about 110 below windchill. I don't know if that's fact,
that's what I was told at Little America by a pump jockey that day.
Yes sir, it was damned cold!

Hope you find a place to shoot and enjoy your trip. Most of this
is just trying to rattle your cage. (and help educate those that don't know)
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Old 12-30-2019, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary in Illinois View Post
I am trying to organize a prairie dog shoot for central Wyoming this summer. Can any of you Wyoming residents tell me what the weather is likely to be in the non-mountainous areas of central Wyoming in the middle of June?

I realize that the weather is variable, but, in general, is mid-June likely to be acceptable for this adventure?

Thanks for any information you can provide!
Our group used to go around the middle to the end of May and most years we would end up being rained out for a few days, we switched to the beginning of June to the middle of June and have had less problems with rainy days.

Windy days - it is just part of PD shooting, if you get a non-windy day be happy, if its windy just think of it as training for learning wind holds.

We shoot south central Wyoming, so the same general area you are asking about.

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Old 12-31-2019, 01:45 PM
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Well I live in WY and it does rain! It only takes a 10 minute rain to ruin a two track.
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