This is why ranchers hate ground squirrels and why varmint shooters love them.
This is a dry pivot corner of a 240 acre alfalfa field where I shot 352 gophers here in 4 hours last Tuesday, all shots were with a 22 LR from distances of 75 ft to 125 yards, and I never moved the vehicle more than a couple of hundred feet. The whole field looks like this - it is definitely a target rich enviroment. I just wish they were above ground more than about 4 months of the year.
I have taken over 2500 from this ranch so far this year and the pups are just now coming up so there is a lot of shooting left.
Then there is the added bonus of one of these from time to time