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  1. Zoltar

    In market for meat grinder

    Tractor supply has great quality and good deals on their grinders I bought one 2 years ago and its had a lot of meet pushed through with no issues
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    Remington Nylon 66 Black Apache .22 lr

    I would buy it if I lived closer. Awesome 22 rifle. Good price too Have had one since i was kid that has shot thousands of rounds with zero issues. I own 3 other ones all great shooters
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    Using blanks to train a pup

    I have been training my new pup,4 months old today, by exposing him to all sorts of noises while acting calm and continually telling him he is a good boy. Shop vac, air compressor, nail gun, table saw and motorcycle have all been accepted with a no concern on his part at all. I live under the Rim and we have had a few thunder storms in the past 2 weeks. Distant thunder was the first he heard and it got his attention but again I sat nest to him acted calm and reassured him he was good pup. Had some big crashing thunder a few days ago which did not phase him in the least. I started out 2 weeks ago I sat out with the daisy red ryder and shot coffee cans while he was next to me with the same reassuring drill. On our morning walks in the woods I have been carrying a 22 Marlin so he has a gotten used to that. Last Saturday shot some cans with a 22 short so he could get used to the noise. He sat next to me as it all was normal. Good luck with your new pup
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    Just got a CC hit!!!

    I have 26 lope points and so far no credit card hit. I hope I can still walk whenI finally do draw
  5. I agree that the woods have never been so crowded. I live right under Myrtle point 3 miles from Tonto Creek. I see groups of 10 to 15 toy haulers in one camp site. Razors ripping all over the place with very little respect actin like they are the dunes. Many of the groups will park a trailer or set up a few tents then run tape from trees to "mark their spot". Then leave and come up with a shoot ton of buddies the next week end. All of em have to have a giant fire burning .Sadly this will be the new norm as the butt hats have all "discovered " what they feel is a new play ground after the whole virus fiasco. I am so so glad they fire restrictions have been implemented but from past experiences there will be many who completely disregard and continue to have their fires. Only way to stop them is to close the forest which will happen soon.
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    Draw odds

    Im dumb and would like to know how you find the info posted by catfish kev?? I have 24 antelope pts and would like to hunt while I can still walk..... should have 5 to 10 years before I would have to crawl Not interested in archery as I have waited this long.
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    Elk don't shoot back

    Jim Harrison was a fantastic writer. After I stumbled on to "Dalva" many years ago in quickly read all of his works. Agree with you 100% re 'legends of the fall' and 'the woman lit by fireflies'
  8. right to left 61 Chevy 66 chevy mid 50s dodge? can't see it clear enough Spent many hours drooling over all the cool stuff at the Jewel Box as a teen ager
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    Tacoma questions

    I have never owned a Tacoma but have owned 4 pre 94 4x4 Toyotas trucks and 1 4 runner. You can't beat em. Gotta brag a bit on the latest one I scored 2 months ago. Once in life deal 1990 4x4 extended cab, 5spd,AC power windows and locks. Never off road always in AZ. 122K one owner miles.All receipts since new , original window sticker. Perfect in every way It is like I went back in time to 90 and bought a new truck. Paid 7K for it. Ill keep it the rest of my days. Life is good. Now I need a sheep tag
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    7mm Mag or 300 WM ?

    So true. It is quite dangerous to be out in some areas And very few of the shooters have a clue what they are doing. Just blasting away because they bought them selves a long range rifle And bathe TV or you tube
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    Bull Elk 22 South

    Excellent advice! I one saw 2 guys dragging a cow behind their quad on FS 29. They had no even gutted it. Complete butt hats and disrespect for the animal
  12. Would like to send an message to AZELKHUNTER but i do not know how Advice please Thanks very much
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    How do I send a message to a board member

    Thanks for the advice Ill give it a whirl Looking to reach Butch who I believe is AZELKHUNTER
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    Chocolate colored bear

    Dude that video is a winner for sure!! Now I know who AZelkhunter is. I have seen 2 bears on that tank in the last 10 days. You draw any tags this year?
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    Late Archery Bull... Whose been successful?

    late archery started in 22n 1992. 50 tags first years bull only. I drew first year and killed a spike. Not sure when they aded cow tags but it was not long after they bull hunt started I would always put in bull first cow second . Drew one or the other almost every year until 08 when I started putting in for the early archery 22 tag. I drew early archery in 2016 and did not kill but had one of my greatest hunts ever chasing bulls and only saw 2 other hunters. Killed 3 cows and a 370 toad bull in the late archery. Sitting water, salt or a hot game trail. Most hunters bail after the first week as they do not realize how difficult the hunt is. Good luck to you
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    .243 for elk?

    Having hunted for many years and seen what your buddy in Montana saw from his early days of hunting I feel his pain. We all see these lousy hunting practices as the woods get more crowded every year. 243 will drop an elk no problem. Good luck to your grandson and have a great time in woods with him. Always special time hunting with kids
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    Dad's Lion

    Excellent first lion!! Very cool that you got him on your first chase with you own dogs and your father/family together on the hunt. Did you chose up on the Rim?
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    Lost Meopta binos

    Just noticed there is a lost and found on the site. I would have posted sooner and i know this is a long shot. I live right below Roberts Mesa in Unit 22. In early October 2117 I was busting through shoulder high manzanita on Roberts with a small day pack. The strap from My 8X42 meopta binos must have hooked on a branch and got yanked out of my pack. Did not notice until I was at the nest glass spot.Felt like a complete dumb butt. I have looked several times with no luck. All of that shoulder hi manzi looks the same and it is difficult to follow the same route through it more than once. Perhaps some one found the binos during one of the December bull hunts. If any one has found them or they turn up in the future I will gladly pay a reward as the binos were fairly new.
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    Regs are out

    5b- 1.7%4a- 3% Should be guaranteed the 4a tag in 2-3 years if you don't get lucky before then. Thank you sir
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    Regs are out

    22 points for antelope 4A rifle 5B rifle I am hopeful I can still walk when I get a tag!!
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    Overnight Hiking Trip / Creekside

    Agree on Horton. I live 4 miles from the trail head and hike it often. Can be crowded in the summer but right now its great
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    Grimaldis Pizza hosting antihunting fundraiser

    I live North of Payson and don't often travel to the Valley. But I am thinking about driving down to attend this so I can listen in to the BS that gets spouted. Does any one know if there is a petition that can be signed that is in opposition to the AZ for wild life campaign bill? I would certainly sign it as i am sure many members on the forum would. Perhaps some of the members of this forum would like to plan an event where food is served, donations given and whatever type of petition is needed would be there to sign if you so desire. I fear there are not many years left to hunt lions and bobcats the way things are going.
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    Bear Stew

    I will certainly try out this tasty sounding recipe with my recent kill as this bear is the BEST tasting I have ever taken. Hunted 16 days this season. Mostly with dogs but also sitting tanks, glassing and calling. Astounding amount of bears in my area, 22 and 23, this year due to strong acorn crop .Treed 11 bears, glassed 2 and saw 7 come in to water while sitting tanks. All of the bears on tanks were sows with cubs so no kill but heaps of fun watching. Killed a 4 to 5 year old sow last day of hunt. When skinning her out she was loaded with fat and in prime condition. Using all 4 quarters to make ground, sausage and chorizo. Kept the back straps and loins to grill. Also one rack of ribs to put in the smoker. Helped a buddy whose wife had a cow tag pack out her kill Sunday. Monday night we had the celebratory elk loin, backstop spuds wine and roasted peppers feast all cooked over mesquite coals. Along with bear t loin for appetizer. NOW for the point of this post. The bear t loin was incredible. Cooked through just past medium it was tender juicy and not gamey in the least. All present who sampled agreed it was almost as good as the medium rare elk. And as we hunters know medium rare elk loin be some dang tasty fare.
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    Thieves among us.

    You have nailed it. This is not hunters but shoot bag meth heads who have found out during hunting season to cruise around and look for easy pickings . Need to bait them and sit back in the trees with a ball bat. Knock a few more teeth out and bust a knee or 2
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    Just want to vent

    I rarely post but I check in often. After all of the various comments the past week I have to say a few things.Yep it is hard to draw a premium elk tag with out a shoot ton of Bone butt points. But it can be done. While I have never drawn a premium tag Im building points in hopes of drawing some day. I now have 11. I don't trust G&F on line draw so I put in the old fashioned way with a check . I still don't know if I drew this year but fingers are crossed and if I don't then I will be out in the field helping other hunters who drew and enjoying the great outdoors and camaraderie . With all of the hunters applying for elk it's a no brainer that you can't draw a great tag unless you luck out or have max points.IT IS A LOTTERY !! just like buying those dumb butt scratch cards at Giant. Only guess what? You have a much better chance of drawing a tag than ever winning any $$ by scratching those cards.No one cries about not winning $$ as they continue to scratch. Our system is what it is so quit bitching and just keep putting in until the magic day happens. We are lucky to have all of the different big game species to hunt on public land. Or put in for a late Archery tag and hunt your butt off. From 92 till 05 I drew 4 Nov bull tags and 5 cow tags. Killed 4 cows and 2 bulls. The bull in the photo being one of them which I killed in 05. That was my last tag. The next year is when GF started the early archery hunt in 22 which is what I hope to draw eventually. If you choose to hunt a Nov archery put in a bunch of time finding bulls then pattern them and see where they drink and where they hang. Or spot and stalk. And spend every day out there hunting hard. Big plus with those hunts is very few hunters are serious. They hunt a few days and find out bulls are not screaming and they go home so you don't run in to a bunch of dips that don't know what they are doing who just ride around in camo on their camo ATV with a bow in the rack, Or they hang out at the bar taping about the 375 bull they saw but could not find him again. I hunted the bull pictured for THREE years before all things lined up and I was able to kill what I expect is the biggest bull I will ever harvest. The other years I was out there having a blast hunting!! Ok done with my rant