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    Card Hits!

    They haven't for years now...
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    Card Hits!

    I see tag numbers now too, but not hunt number. This likely means archery bull as I seriously doubt we drew a rifle cow tag on 3rd choice.
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    Sick to my stomach!!!!!

    I don't either, banks own them, but they do have a use & many here as well as I do use them. Several are zero interest for months now, & basically all are zero interest when its paid off monthly, not to mention relatively secure regarding fraud (by that I mean you aren't liable for fraudulent charges if you pay attention). Personally I preferred sending in money orders, but those days are long gone so you have to adapt... That said, sorry for your loss, that really sucks.
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    Card Hits!

    I hate to say it (but not really), 3 of us just got hit including myself too... Unreal!
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    Card Hits!

    I will say this much, for those with tags, we've been hammered with snow this year up north. Looks promising so far with moisture so you've likely got that in your favor too! Hopefully the summer rains don't disappoint either!
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    Card Hits!

    so true... btw, I'm not bitter, just honest. Having a father/son tag combo can make a lifetime memory as it did for us 5 years ago. Carp diem!
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    Card Hits!

    not to sound bitter, but seriously... nobody here who's on the short end of this draw wants to hear you're still hoping for a goat tag with an elk tag in your pocket... That said, congrats for you & your son, I've been there before. Zero for nine here, 8 of them elk apps., and nothing too crazy either.
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    Too Early Draw Results Countdown

    next Tuesday for celebrations & major disappointment!
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    Nu Way heater reviews

    I have a 14x16 cabin tent with a wood burning stove and have to agree with this logic. My stove is a cheaper unknown brand, about 12x12x24", but it sure does make sleeping nice on cold hunts! Cooking on it goes without saying. I've used it with temps outside in the teens and was so glad we had it. For warmer hunts I've used propane heaters instead & they were adequate, but then again the lows were in the mid 40s & mid 70s for highs. I also always had a CO monitor though for the propane heater.
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    Hits started

    I'll be home, again, like the majority here!
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    Corner crossing in AZ

    Corner crossing IS LEGAL in AZ! I had an archery antelope tag in 2018 & was basically harassed by the ranch managers son on the Fain Ranch. I corner crossed to get to a water hole on state land & the "kid" ruined my afternoon hunt stating I had trespassed. He called the G&F who met him, then told him he was wrong & to leave hunters on state land alone or face prosecution. She (WM) left her business card on my truck asking me to call her that evening. I did & she told me corner crossing is legal in AZ & if he harassed me again I should press charges & the G& F will back me up. I was using OnX to do so as nothing was marked or fenced in the area. Feel free to PM me if need be.
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    Suggestion for 6A Archery

    I'd turn the tag back in due to lots of issues this year... not enough water, too much hunting pressure, no real direction on where to hunt, there was a good bull there but some "crazy" guy shot it already, & the list goes on & on...
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    Just got a CC hit!!!

    We actually had a late hit last year, one at the beginning, & the other during that night... I'm sure my joy was a result of someone else's anguish! lol I am not expecting lightning to hit the same spot twice though.
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    Just got a CC hit!!!

    probably more than that to "expect" a tag nowadays... As Tom Cruise said in the movie A FEW GOOD MEN, " And the hits just keep on coming..." 😕
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    To Soon?

    yes... perhaps some tags issued to a few for declined cards, but that's probably it.
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    no, into Walnut Canyon NP!
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    Any electricians on here?

    I didn't read the panel had screw in fuses. As far as breakers go, it's complicated. Breakers are designed to only protect the circuit wire, not devices connected to them. While older breakers may have a 75degC rating, commonly the terminals had a 60degC rating. I've read that breakers are typically tested and calibrated at 40degC. It's not that the breaker wasn't rated appropriately, but when the "weakest link" is rated lower, you must use that as the overall system rating. Also, the wire must be rated to match the terminal/breaker ratings. When a test is conducted they test each pole of the circuit breaker by connecting the line and load terminals of that pole with rated copper conductors. When the terminals are marked 75degC that is the rating of wire that must be used. When the terminals are marked 60degC then 60deg rated wire must be used. Know too that the wire acts as a heat sink for the breaker. If the wire used is 90degC for example, then the wire adds to the heating of the breaker causing it to derate which essentially moves the trip curve resulting in the breaker being unable to carry its rating & potentially fail. We don't know what the breaker was doing if & (assuming) when it failed, so it's all guessing at this point. Either way, hopefully the terminals, wire, & breakers are all rated appropriately. If they are all 75C, that corresponds to 167F, whereas 60C is only corresponds to 140F. I'm guessing that an older home may not have the higher "system" rating especially given it sounds like the lighting was put on the same circuit as kitchen outlets. Remember the issue I'm referring to is heat on the panel. If the electrical panel was mounted facing the Phoenix sun, know metal can reach close to 200 degrees F during the day (depending on paint, outside temperature, wind, etc.). I personally caught electricians installing 60C rated breakers/terminals in my house in a panel that faced the morning to noon sun, which was a code violation. They changed them after I discussed this with the electrical inspector for Gilbert (who agreed with me). 60C is probably ok if the panel is never in the sun btw. Overall, given what was posted, I'm only guessing it's a breaker issue, & possibly related to an overloaded circuit. BTW, I'm not an electrical engineer, but rather a mechanical engineer with electrical experience in both design & construction.
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    Any electricians on here?

    Old houses didn't have dedicated microwave circuits (if really old). Besides, if it did he'd have to remove it to unplug it, therefore its a countertop microwave plugged into an appliance/convenience outlet. Lights should be on a different circuit, depending on who wired the house (may not be wired to code), so its weird an outlet affected lighting. Is only kitchen power out? Sounds like a breaker failure. Old house, old breakers, probably not rated for the Phoenix heat too helping along failure issues. Interested in the outcome, keep us posted.
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    Walking sticks for Veterans.

    Yucca are by far the best for walking sticks. I have been making them for over 40 years & still use a few of them that are over 30 years old. The issue is finding sticks that are tall, straight, & heavy enough. They are abundant all over Southern AZ.
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    Antis at it again. Lions and Bears.

    good to know, didn't see that after looking on the G&F site. Her overall "non-support" comment is still valid however, imo. She could have simply said something like we're still obtaining comments. Also, "canceling" hunts should be FRONT PAGE news, and it certainly did not appear to be that to me.
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    Bino question

    Personally never found my 10x40s were ever in the way when archery hunting. I appreciate the extra magnification, & unsurpassed clarity to the edge of the glass, especially in low light conditions. Then again, I also have been known to carry my 15x60s around my neck, but supported by my backpack. Of course all my optics have quick disconnects for my Manfrotto tripod.
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    Antis at it again. Lions and Bears.

    I was out sick for a bit, but heard about this 2 weeks ago & sent in my thoughts right away. My comments not only supported managing these species through hunting, but also asked for the G&F to explain why Amber made such comments without asking for feedback from those of us who pay their salaries. In addition I asked them to explain how the G&F can ensure this type of "non-support" of the hunting community doesn't happen again & why no public feedback from the hunting community was requested!
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    Which Hunting Rig?

    My rig is a short bed 2003 GMC 4x4 crewcab with Quadrasteer & a Warn winch. It will & does go just about anywhere, will not get "stuck for long", turns about as sharp as a Chevy Blazer, yet is comfortable heading down the freeway & tows like a 3/4 ton. Good luck finding one though!
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    That's technically correct! Liken this to "listening" for mosquitoes... It's a fact that only female mosquitoes will "bite you" & suck your blood for egg laying, but it's also true that female mosquitoes are quiet when they fly (no "buzzing sounds" like male mosquitoes make when flying). Therefore if you hear buzzing, don't worry about it, but if you hear "nothing"...🤣 So if you have cameras out that show "where not to hunt", G&F could argue that your "success" while hunting in another area was aided by that knowledge! 🤔
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    Elk draw "points"

    Maybe you should wait another 8 years to apply so you feel better about your chances! 😁