Air Force base informs Airmen to stop shooting prairie dogs with blowguns


Airmen at North Dakota’s Minot Air Force Base are being given a strict order by their superiors: stop killing prairie dogs with blowguns.

The issue appears to surround two things common with the remote location, namely boredom and prairie dogs.

Minot officials are paying special focus to on-base housing, as the use of said blow dart guns is illegal and/or inhumane, particularly l within the confines of the base.

“Please do not use these weapons on prairie dogs/dakrats, it is inhumane,” read a Minot AFB Facebook post.

According to the post, blowguns are considered weapons at Minot.

“Security Forces are aware of the situation and will take action if you are caught using these,” the post read.

it is unknown what action will be taken.

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