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    Good year to have a tag

    Been scouting & hearing bulls in 8 until almost 8am. I'm sure as time goes on it'll get better. Camp is almost set up, & it's so nice to have a bull tag again! Lots of feed, water is not sparce, and the weather seems to be finally cooperating/getting cooler!
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    Anyone thinking of selling there truck soon

    Mine is a 2003 GMC Quadrasteer 1/2ton HD 4x4 Denali crew cab. It currently has 170K & going strong (bought it used w/30K miles). It turns like a mid-sized & pulls trailers excellently with the quadrasteer capability. Personally I wouldn't trade it for anything. It's too bad GM got greedy with this option early on turning many sour on it, but I've had zero issues with it in 18 years. Good luck on your search.
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    Anyone else get a call from azgfd about draw mixup?

    Reading through this thread, everyone should remember that the G&F could have just ignored it, so give them credit for doing the right thing. While some may have figured it out concluding they should have drawn a tag, my guess is most probably would not have... Thank you G&F for taking ownership of the mistake & "correcting it!" (my two cents...)
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    In Reach?

    Mapshare users can send messages first. I also have the Garmin Explorer + & have had it for several years. I've not had any delays in connecting to satelites etc. but this also depends on clear unobstructed access to skies. I like the gps feature because it confirms location etc. The only drawback is size/weight, but realistically that shouldn't be a concern for hunters who are likely carrying a bunch of stuff anyway (I'm hardly an "Ultralight" backpacker!). I like the overall operation though, zero complaints & zero concern for communicating whenever or wherever I need to! I send a lot of preprogrammed (free) messages too. I hunt with others who also have an inreach & its easy to send back/forth messages where there's no cell coverage. These things are great, but get something, whatever you decide. Nothing against the mini2, but its only $50 more for the added mapping feature. Personally, I wouldn't trade my Explorer+ for a new mini2 if you also gave me $100. Good luck on your choice.
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    Rivers are Running!! Fill them lakes up

    Mormon Lake this evening looking east
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    Rivers are Running!! Fill them lakes up

    Upper part of upper Lk Mary, dam at upper Lk Mary overflowing, upper part of lower Lk Mary as seen from upper Lk Mary dam, & lower Lk Mary at lower LM dam. Yes, there's lots of water in Northern AZ!
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    Rivers are Running!! Fill them lakes up

    Water is everywhere up here (Northern Az). I'm sure every pond & lake on Anderson Mesa is the same, but perhaps I'll run out to Mormon Lake this weekend to have a look. The pic is westbound on I-40 east of Garland Prarie.
  8. If anyone thought the odds for a late Sept rifle bull tag were not favorable, put those thoughts on steroids for this one. Yes, it's a lottery, but so is the Powerball. Now if there was no application fee... then that would be something. I wonder how many app fees were generated last year for these tags? I for one would like to know.
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    btw, the Motorola radios say they work up to 24 miles, but that's largely not true. Count on 1/2 mile in the woods through trees etc, but not through or over hills. They are great for talking on road trips between vehicles, within a mile though, or while fishing on a lake & calling from shore.
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    What are you trying to do? Range? Hilly area? Line of sight is necessary for basic radios, but if you want to bypass all that, get an InReach satellite communicator. All you need is to see the sky/satellites etc. I have Motorola FM radios, they're ok, but limited range (1/2 mile realistically). I also have Yaesu FT23R (HAM radios) that I've used to communicate up to 30+ miles, but had basically line-of-sight. The "2 meter" handheld radios will out-perform the other handheld types, but does require a license (that's not that hard to get). My InReach tops them all, & it's not really that expensive, just use it wisely!
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    Rivers are Running!! Fill them lakes up

    I've never seen Davenport Lake so full (I-40 between units 7W & 8)
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    Ground Blind Recommendations

    I agree, in warmer weather they can get very warm to hot inside & the roof "window" acts like a vent for heat... it helps anyway. I have a Double Bull from 2005 in Predator green camo & wouldn't trade it for any other. Primos did seem to cheapen them up & that's a shame.
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    Results are up.

    that would succk, but you'd probably never know that happened. My kids drew leftover deer tags in 4A several years ago, but typically would just get the onopened app back... like almost everyone else!
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    Confused on when elk drop.

    saw this driving home yesterday near Parks
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    Card Hits!

    yes they are...
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    Draw still pending

    Insert "elk tag" for "money"... haha
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    Rivers are Running!! Fill them lakes up

    hard to get on a chair lift with that kind of snow! haha
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    Sick to my stomach!!!!!

    Don't you also need the pin# that's covered on the back of those cards to use it/get access to the funds? If so, when purchasing it you could see a card has been compromised.
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    Anybody else’s E tag just disappear?

    I wonder how many are hitting "refresh" this morning on their portal accounts like we used to hit "redial" on the 942-3000 years ago? haha
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    Anybody else’s E tag just disappear?

    its "fun" drama for some though...
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    Anybody else’s E tag just disappear?

    "my" tag numbers are now gone too...
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    E tag are up

    I can imagine a lot of potential issues with this "better" process. It's rather odd the results were already posted for etags, but not the rest which will likely change for the next draw. For those who are signed up, great for you to find results a few days before the the rest though. Regardless, I too will stay with the actual department tag issued for now.
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    Card Hits!

    so Eddie, if you recall, was your cc charge with your 3rd choice tag with the "main bunch" of charges or later in the day or perhps next day?
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    Card Hits!

    it's very odd is all... could be those 3rd choices were from rejected cc charges