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  1. 4 hours ago, lancetkenyon said:

    Yeah, You better call Monday.  SS# is a requirement for applicants.  Must be your first time applying him, otherwise should have had a history for AZGFD.

    It pulled his information up as he has drawn a few times.  It is on the second section where it asks if you have a social and you put it in and dots show.  I accidentally put mine there.  Couldn’t see it and didn’t think about it until after I submitted.  

  2. I accidentally put my social on my sons information, will this be an issue.  I am calling to confirm no matter what.  I put it in right in the first step but on the info page where it asks to confirm the social I put mine on accident.  Not sure if this has came up before.  

  3. Bill Williams Mountain Men.  My grandfather was one of them and used to ride from Williams to Phoenix every year by horse.  My dad did it one year as well about 25 years ago.  It was cool to see them all together but it faded over the years.  My grandfather owned J & L sporting goods back in the day in Williams but sold it to move to Kentucky to end his part.  

    The pic is in front to the Sultana on the main strip in Williams.  Been in there many afternoons growing up while my grandpa and dad had a beer and still go there today when we go camp up there.  

    Pretty cool pic.  

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  4. When I found out I drew a late rifle mule deer tag I knew it was an opportunity to shoot a good buck but I decided I would rather watch my son give it a whirl, so I donated the tag to him.  We made a few scouting trips and were real familiar with the area from multiple pig hunts over the years.  Last week we saw multiple does but no rutting action or bucks in the area, but we knew they would come as they always do with time.  Seems like the hunt was here in no time and we were loading up for a quick day hunt with a plan to spend most of our time hunting after Christmas.  

    We headed out opening morning and the full moon had the deer bedded early.  We found a couple does and three herds of pigs.  The rest of the day was slow until the sun started to set.  As the sun was setting we found two sets of does but no buck.  We made one more move to a place bucks had been in the past and we quickly found a rutting buck with two does.  His neck was swoll up and he was tearing up the trees.  Once I saw the front view and how wide he was I knew it was game time.  My son took one look at the buck and said “let’s shoot him.”  We closed the distance to 340 yards and he put him down.  

    There was no shrinkage when we walked up to him and he was bigger than I thought he was going to be from the quick view I had.  I couldn’t be happier or prouder of my son for staying calm when it counts and willing to work hard to get it done.  My younger son was there as well without a complaint and he can’t wait for his turn.  

    Big thanks as always to my buddy Brian for all he does for me and my boys.  We have had a lot of success together and can’t wait until the next one. 

    Next year he said he wants a coues after shooting two nice mule deer.  See how the next chapter goes.  



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  5. In 2017 we caught some big smallies out of Apache 3-5lb range.  They were in there and tended to be in certain spots.  Also episodes of Johnny Johnson catching smallies there within the last few years.