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    Hunter's First

    Congrats to Hunter. You have a beautiful family.
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    Daughter's First Elk

    My little girl filled her elk tag on Friday evening. The youth tags were doubled in the unit this year, which made it quite a bit more crowded than we expected. We had to work a bit harder and we were blessed with some really good luck. She shot this cow at 90 yards with about 30 minutes of shooting light left. She had been broadside, but turned quartering towards us. My girl had been ready to pull the trigger, but stopped to ask what to do when she turned. I told her to imagine where the opposite lung would be and shoot along that line. She put the bullet just in front of the near shoulder and it passed through and destroyed the off-side lung. The cow reared up and came down hard. She never took another step. This is her third big game animal in the past year. All three were taken with one shot and we never had to do any tracking. Some of you know the story of how she got sick right after the Kaibab doe hunt last year. When she was two weeks removed from the hospital the good people at Y.O.U. hooked her up with some mentors that helped her fill her pig tag with as little physical effort as possible. Her strength is back to normal now, and she is in remission. She looks as good as ever. We recovered the bullet too. I loaded her 7mm08 down to reduced recoil loads. It was pushing a 139gr interlock at 2440 fps. This is what the bullet looked like after an impact at around 2300 fps and passing through about 2 feet of elk. It retained 119 of its 139 grains. It's a great bullet when not pushed too fast (or too slow)...one of the first harvests I have been a part of where a cup and core bullet was used...I'm usually a Barnes guy, but this did the trick.
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    ear tag on a cow elk

    There were also some collared in 6B as part of the I-17 crossing project.
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    ear tag on a cow elk

    A friend in the know tells me that the Department does not transplant elk within the state (hasn't for many many years). In fact if you watch what the Department does for elk management, most of the strategy is to limit further expansion. Nor does the Department move nuisance elk like they do javelina. I'm told this is an elk that at one time had a radio collar on it to track movement. The collars fall off after a couple years, but the tag remains. Also, the elk was likely in 1, 7, or 27...where most of the recent collar work was done.
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    2018 Bugling Bulls

    I was up there on opening weekend and didn't hear much. Nice to see that it's picking up. My 11 year old daughter has the junior tag in a couple weeks. Would be cool if they are still bugling for her.
  6. I am the youth leader for a group of 14-15 year old boys at church. They're a diverse group. I've got everything from video game nerd introverts to thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies. They're kind to each other, and they really try to be inclusive, which is awesome considering their age. However, I have found myself struggling to help them plan activities that can interest all of them. I've been praying and thinking on what we could do that would light a fire, teach them skills, and help them form an even stronger bond. With the blessing of church leaders, I presented the boys with the idea of rebuilding a non-functioning dirt bike together. I'm going to help them find a bike and will front the cost of materials, but they are going to be in charge of doing all the research, finding the parts, and doing the labor together. When we are done, we will sell the bike to repay my costs, and whatever is leftover they will either donate to a cause of their choice or use towards the group's annual budget. The idea really struck a chord, and everyone is on board. Now, it's time for me to help them find a bike. After talking it over with the boys and doing some research (I'm not technically inclined at all), they have decided that the cheapest and most straightforward project would be a 125 two-stroke. The boy that has experience with bikes insists that it not be Chinese. We want something that needs quite a bit of work because that's the whole point of the exercise. We would also like to find something with a title so that we are more likely to recoup costs. So, if anyone out there has a non-functioning, non-Chinese, 125 two-stroke that are looking to dump or sell for a reasonable price, then I would be interested in talking to you. Please send me a message or text at 480-four 95-zero 134. Thanks!
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    Insurance Company referral.

    Kyle Graf with Bennett and Porter. I've known him for about 10 years. Good guy. Sportsman. Knows his stuff and will shop around to get you the best deal. Literally every person I have sent to him has ended up using him. PM me if you'd like his contact info. Here's the post Zeke-BE did on Kyle's Unit 1 bull a couple weeks back:
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    U of A / ASU Football

    I'm neither an ASU or UA fan (undergrad at Utah), but I wouldn't be too optimistic over the Michigan State win. MSU nearly lost to Utah State on it's home opener the week before. That team never should have been ranked Top 25 in the first place.
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    Hunting with Suppressors

    I spoke to an assistant branch chief at ATF back on July 30th because all the hotline people had been able to tell me for two months was "pending FBI." The chief I spoke to was very nice and informative. She said that most applications don't even get considered for FBI background check for about 5 months. She also said that some applications will get flagged for special consideration by the FBI and it has nothing to do with the person or the application, it's just a random selection....kind of like the "random" TSA selection for extra inspection. When that happens, it adds an EXTRA 4-5 months to the application. The wildcard is whether or not the FBI gets inundated with standards NCIS background checks during that time (i.e. holidays, post-mass shootings, etc.) because those background checks get priority. They need to respond within 3 days on the standard transfers, whereas there is no deadline on requests from ATF. So, if volume goes up, the ATF requests sit dormant until they have more time. She told me that my application had gone to the FBI on May 21, and that as of July 30 they were getting responses from the FBI on applications they sent over on March 19.
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    Hunting with Suppressors

    I have a Harvester in jail. ATF charged my card on December 10th. I've been stuck in FBI background check since mid-May. I was hoping to have the suppressor in time for my daughter's youth elk hunt 5 weeks from now, but I don't think that's going to be the case. The Harvester was going to be key in reducing muzzle blast and felt recoil for her...two things for which she is particularly sensitive.
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    Another Payson Question

    The schedule of fees for Payson shows a $300 (that's HUNDRED) fee plus hourly plan review for a pool. Also, I don't believe Beaver Valley Estates is incorporated into the Town, but I could be mistaken.
  12. We will be there, but are likely going to stay with the ADA camp. We have three girls with tags (two @ 11 yo and one @ 15yo). Double the number of youth tags on that hunt this year. It will be interesting to see if it feels crowded.
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    Found my 18a shoter!!!

    Had they advanced to using a helicopter for herding by that point, or was that still a few years away?
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    Update to Game and Fish screw up

    I doubt that, because you can still send an envelope in for remaining tags during the walk in period. They do that so that people who don't live anywhere near a regional office can get a tag without a lot of driving.
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    Update to Game and Fish screw up

    The list of leftover tags is usually at least a day old by the time they update it. You sent the application to the wrong address, so it probably took an extra day or so to get to them. You'd have a hard time proving that it arrived in time.