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About CouesPursuit

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  • Birthday 12/02/1986

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    Mesa, AZ
  • Interests
    Coues - Waterfowl
    Elk - Crappie

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  1. CouesPursuit

    Marissa's First Hunts

    Congratulations and well done, Marrisa!! Good job on the rest l, Dad and company!
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    Little Boat, Big Lake

    14' Deep V should be just fine, what's powering it? Even if you didn't hit the main channel right away, launching your boat and fishing in and out of the marina at Saguaro is so much better than Tempe Town Lake or anything less. Lots of bass at and near the launch ramps and marina.
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    As someone who went from total beginner to something intermediate in the last few years, this is growing to be one of the best "how to get into reloading" threads CWT has had. Lots of great info here, especially if you couple it with some of Lance's load development threads to illustrate the process. If WOW comes to mind when reading all of the "needs," really consider whether reloading is for you or not. I started with a rock chucker kit and went from $350 invested in my reloading setup to doubling that several times over in just 3 years. I would think the same holds true for anyone under the belief that if you're going to do something, you gotta do it right. It is tough to just buy a kit and seat bullets into cases once you see how everything works, and crave to understand what you don't know yet. Quick example, I have a $300 savage that shoots 1/4" groups at 100 yards. I'm still playing with new combinations and chasing new loads. Then of course you have to wait for your barrel to cool in between shots, so now you need another rifle to chase loads for, and another.. It's sick. If you're still thinking yes, do it! It is extremely rewarding.
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    Seeking East Valley Machine Shop

    Great info, thanks Matt for your offer to help.
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    Seeking East Valley Machine Shop

    Thanks guys. I could write a novel here, but essentially, this Honda that I purchased used on a screaming deal is supposed to have a 3/4" diameter and 2-7/16" long shaft according to any spec list and photos I find online. However, after purchasing a longtail mud motor kit based on that 3/4" spec (and the largest PTO offered for the kit), the shaft on the Honda ended up being 7/8" and the PTO won't slide on. Not sure how or why but it is what I have in front of me. It isn't the PTO manufacterers issue as I did specify 3/4". They don't offer a 7/8" but I sent them an email asking anyway. I don't want to buy another motor or swap a crank if I don't have to so I'm still looking for a professional to attach the PTO to my existing engine so I can move on with the build. Regarding adapters and bushings, I am not sure how far I can extend the PTO off the engine and still have the rest of the kit and shaft fit together. Not sure how difficult honing out this 3/4 to 7/8" would be either but it beyond my skill set.
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    Seeking East Valley Machine Shop

    I have a 160cc/5hp Honda that needs a crankshaft diameter reduction and possible lengthening to fit a custom PTO for a project. Any recommendations on someone capable in the east valley ? Thank you.
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    Congrats, Lee. Sure hope it isn't your last! Good luck on making it to a few more.
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    2 for 2 Oct hunt

    Very cool hunt. I'd bet you've earned how easy you made the hunt seem. Congratulations to you and the hunters!
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    Desert Backpacking Buck (October Rifle 2018)

    Textbook hunt, Eddie. Good job buddy.
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    How is YOUR coldbore?

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    Fall on the Peaks

    Wow, my favorite album yet.
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    2018-2019 Mexico Coues hunts

    A recent family Passport just processed and was delivered in less than 3 weeks, FWIW.
  13. Some might argue predator calling during a deer hunt isn't the best time to do so. Aside from that, I've called in critters, mostly coyotes, with virtually every type of sound from bird/rodent/rabbit/deer distress to coyote vocalizations and fox fights. Starting out calling quietly with realistic sounds and progressing in volume is more important than the sound type itself. If anything, different is better, not specifically what someone online said was best. Location is more important than the calls. Using the wind and good hunting tactics is more important than the location. Predators aren't very forgiving to sloppy hunting. There are more beginners that have called in a coyote and not known it than those that have called them in and killed them. Good luck, get out there and learn as best you can without giving out any free education.
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    Fun time in Wyoming- Deer and Goats

    Excellent, congrats!
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    4B Archery Bull success! ...and a miracle

    Great read, congratulations on a bull elk with your brother!