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  1. AmericanThunder

    Traeger Ironwood 885 Raffle!!

    The Arizona chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is dedicated to preserving access to the public lands that we rely on to recreate--whether hiking, camping, boating, or hunting and fishing, and ensuring future generations have the same hunting and fishing opportunities we've enjoyed. We ask you to support our public lands mission by purchasing raffle entries and sharing this fundraiser with family and friends! Buy 10 entries for $25 or 25 entries for $50 and earn extra entries by sharing this fundraiser! For every $50 spent you will be entered into a BONUS RAFFLE for a chance to win a Traeger Scout grill, valued at $300 and perfect for preparing your favorite wild game at camp. Click on the link to buy your entries: https://go.bhafundraising.org/azbhatraeger
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    Layke Tactical AR-15 in 5.56

    I have a Layke tactical AR-15 chambered in 5.56 along with a Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24 optic and hard case with foam inserts cut to fit the gun. I won this gun at the Arizona Elk Society banquet a few years ago and have since put about 20 rounds through it. i just don't use it enough to justify keeping it. Asking $1200 for all of it. Not willing to sell the optic separate.
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    Layke Tactical AR-15 in 5.56

    SOLD. Thanks to those that reached out!
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    Layke Tactical AR-15 in 5.56

    I don't know the exact weight, but I thought about using it for my javelina gun and I know I would not want to hike with it all day that's for sure.
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    Bed roll

    Just got a canvas cutter. Haven't used it extensively yet, but so far so good. The pole system to keep the bag off of you is awesome. Foam pad eliminates the need for a cot or anything as well. I keep a sleeping bag and pillow rolled up in it so it is grab and go. When rolled up it, it is pretty big, but easy to throw in the back of the truck.
  6. Think you have what it takes to show our judges that there is more to cooking dove than poppers? Join us in Yuma on Sep 7th at The Pint House for a fun night of drinking, cooking, and friendly competition. There will door prizes, raffles, beer, and for those competing a chance to win a $1200 prize package from Traeger! Email arizona@backcountryhunters.org for more info.
  7. Join us on June 22nd as we install 13 signs in and around the Sonoran Desert National Monument and North Maricopa Mountains Wilderness. This area has seen a lot of abuse over the years and our signage project is an attempt to help mitigate illegal off road use and damage to the habitat. Contact arizona@backcountyhunters.org for more info.
  8. Here are some flyers of events we have coming up this month. There will be raffles and merch available at each event! Come out and bring a friend or 7!
  9. In observance of its 20th Anniversary in 2017, Henry Repeating Arms has created a superb, highly collectible “One of Twenty” Edition of its highly popular Big Boy .44 magnum lever action rifle. The “One of Twenty” Edition will feature hand-engraving, AAA-grade American Walnut, special “One of “Twenty” serial numbers and Presentation Walnut Display Cases. Each of the “One of Twenty” Big Boys has been donated by Henry to an organization working in support of America’s hunting and shooting sports heritage. Each will be auctioned to provide important funding in support of hunting, shooting and conservation in America. This gun was donated to Backcountry Hunters & Anglers thanks to Steven Rinella - MeatEater and 100% of the proceeds will go to BHA to help us keep up the fight for our public lands and waters. If you interested in bidding see the link below. http://www.gunbroker.com/item/721083849
  10. We will be at SunUp Brewery this Thursday 11/16/17 @ 6pm to discuss public lands and have a beer. Bring a friend and join in the fun! https://www.facebook.com/events/1500665890019426/?active_tab=discussion www.backcountryhunters.org
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    Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Tucson Pint Night

    Here you go www.backcountryhunters.org
  12. Join us on Friday Oct. 6th @ 7pm to talk public lands and get to know fellow members!
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    Arizona Backcountry Hunters & Anglers 100 Hole Marathon

    We are getting closer to our Sept. 16th fundraiser for AZ BHA! The 100 hole marathon will be a lot of fun, but also a test of endurance. I am still short of my goal and would like to surpass it by as much as possible. Please visit www.azbha100.com and make a donation under my name (Justin) if you are willing and able. Really anything helps. We will put all of the money raised towards conservation and public land awareness efforts right here in AZ. To say thank you, for every $50 donated you will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes. We will also be hosting an after party at The Hub Bar and Grill in Mesa at 7pm on the 16th. Come by to learn more about BHA and have a chance at some additional prizes and silent auction items!
  14. I will be playing 100 holes of golf next month to raise money for the Arizona Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Please take a minute to check out www.azbha100.com and consider making a donation under my name (Justin Nelson) for a great organization and a chance to win some great prizes! Every $50 in donations gets you a raffle ticket. Thank you!
  15. I am looking to switch to an O/U this year for upland hunting. I think my ideal gun would be a 16 gauge w/3" chamber and a screw in choke, but I am having a hard time finding a gun that meets that criteria and isn't $4000+. Anyone know of any models that meet that description?
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    16 Gauge O/U w/3" Chamber

    Same here. They were made at one point and what I am finding is that any shells in 3" would be more of a collectors item. Not worth shooting.
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    16 Gauge O/U w/3" Chamber

    That doesn't bother me much. Just wanted to have something different.
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    16 Gauge O/U w/3" Chamber

    I have a 12 and 20 (pump action though) just wanted to shake things up a bit. Hopefully around 2k, but as I am looking more into 16's it seems to be more of a collector's item.
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    16 Gauge O/U w/3" Chamber

    Oh there is, (Winchester Model 21) just don't think there is a modern gun that is chambered for 3".
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    This post is for the dogs

    Hey everyone. I just entered a dog photo contest with Orvis. I sent in a picture of my GSD that we had to put down today. She had a tumor in her mouth that progressed to the point that she was just too uncomfortable. Please take a look and if you are able, cast a vote. All of the proceeds benefit canine cancer research. Thanks http://www.orvis.com/s/cover-dog-2014-gallery/13584#view/26124/4722070
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    Outdoorsmans Pistol Grip Head and accessories

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    cabelas pellet grill

    I have a Traeger and it is easily the best purchase I have made in years. Don't know the specifics on the Cabelas brand, but I will never own another type of grill. Pellet is the way to go.
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    Colorado Maps

    I am planning on purchasing the Colorado onXmaps chip for my GPS, but I like to carry a paper map too. Flatline maps are fantastic here in AZ, but does anyone know of similar maps for Colorado units?
  24. Come on out on April 19th @ 6pm to join the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers at Sunup Brewery for a beer! We will have the new Native Fish Coordinator on hand to discuss upcoming projects in the state.