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    Drought and Javelina?

    My experience tells me javelina typically have a 1 - 2 square mile home range and water within that range. With so many water sources going dry they may not be in their typically home range this year. They do get some of their water from the food they eat like roots, succulents and cacti. Looking at the weather forecasts for next couple weeks makes me feel better about the health of our wildlife. Good Luck
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    Portal/bonus PTS. missing

    That sounds like something I would do.
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    Safety Conscious Tom

    All I know for sure is that the turkeys I hunt are smarter than me.
  4. Stay north of I-10 and you should be good. The illegals are probably just waiting for the next president to be sworn in and then they can come across and be met with open arms.
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    QAD LD HDX, or Ripcord arrow rest?

    I've had both and never had a problem with either one. Both worked flawlessly like they should. I currently have the QAD but I would feel very comfortable going back to rip cord.
  6. Can anyone recommend a good cabinet maker? My wife wants to build out an interior wall unit and possibly do a complete kitchen remodel. Wall unit is what we want most right now. John 83rd ave and Happy Valley rd area in north Peoria Best to text John 623-680-4458
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    The next BIG thing?

    I'll admit I am not much of a gun hunter anymore so I don't keep up with all the latest information like I use to. I got an add from Sportsmans about these ATN scopes and rangefinders and made me wonder if they are legal in AZ. I have heard rumors of guides on the strip using infrared detection devices and binos to locate deer for clients. I wrote G&F and this is their response: Hello, Thank you for contacting the Department regarding thermal devices. Under R12-4-303(A)(3)(d), a person is prohibited from using electronic night vision equipment, electronically enhanced light-gathering devices, thermal imaging devices or laser sights projecting a visible light for the take of wildlife. The activity you described is illegal and I encourage you to report these violations to Operation Game Thief. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further assistance. Best Regards, Celeste Cook, Rules and Policy Manager Here is what I am talking about: https://www.atncorp.com/
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    Game Cameras- G&F Agenda

    Notice who will be the biggest and loudest complainers at the G&F hearings. It will be the guides or the wealthy clients of the guides. I wish some sort of compromise could be reached instead of a total ban. That is why a camera season made the most sense to me. If the only two options are living with them or going back to the days when we didn't have them, I choose banning them. Outfitters/Guides in a handful of units have nobody else to blame but themselves for this mess.
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    Game Cameras- G&F Agenda

    Leg trap band occurred in 1994. Soon afterwards the decline of Mule deer populations in AZ started.
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    Looking for 14’ trailer tandem axle/brakes.

    I just bought one of the exact trailers you are wanting from Deer Valley Trailers in September. They had plenty of 16' in stock but I had to special order mine. Took 5 weeks to get it but the price was very fair in my opinion.
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    G$F Fines

    I know it was a very long time ago (1984) but I once shot a deer and I did not have my tag with me. I left my pack in my dads truck and he drove home the night before with it. When I got up to go hunting the next morning I realized my pack was gone and had no tag. Since I didn't have my own vehicle with me, one of the guys in camp said he would drive me to Prescott after morning hunt and I could get a duplicate. I went out that morning and low and behold I shoot a buck a long way from camp. Another hunter came along and helped me pack it to his truck and drove me to my camp. He asked why I didn't put my tag on it and I explained the situation and he did not say anymore. I hung the deer and skinned it and just sat down and G&F pulled up not 5 minutes later. I'm guessing the hunter who helped me reported me to G&F but I have no proof. G&F ended up taking my deer and writing me a ticket. I had a court date in Prescott court house a couple months later and explained to the judge what happened and even showed him my license and tag. He cut the fine in half from $390 to $195 and no other penalties. I was told the reason why I was found guilty is because I knowingly hunted without a tag in hand. Had I realized I didn't have the tag after I shot the deer there would have been no fine or confiscation. People said I should have lied but I just couldn't get myself to do that once I put my hand on the bible and swore to tell the truth. Never did get the deer meat or rack either. It was a small 3X3. My advice to anyone is to tell the truth and let the chips fall where they may. You may not win but you will feel better about yourself.
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    Appliance repair

    I thought I was going to have to replace mine a couple years ago but then I started doing a little research and watched some great Youtube videos. I ended up fixing it myself for about $35 and two of hours of my slow labor. There really isn't much to them and if I can fix one I would imagine anyone could do it. If you call a repairman you are probably looking at $200 or more.
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    Draw odds

    He just updated the hunterstrailhead odds about 1 month ago so they are current from 2020 draws. I also use this platform and my biggest complaint with them is they are slow to update their draw odds. He normally has a sale for $24.95 annual fee this time of year and that is when I update. Not sure if he is going to do it this year. $34.95 is still a fair price and that is why I don't complain too loudly. Good Luck
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    Free College!

    No question that education costs are out of control and something needs to be done. Having paid for four kids to attend the UofA this subject hits even closer to home. To me the schools need to be reigned in. The cost of education has increased far more than inflation over the last 25 years and the schools have no accountability. Giving education away is not the answer either. Colleges will become just like an extension of high school. So many kids don't care about their educations now, do you think they will care more if the four year degree is free? I could support some kind of program that takes some of the cost away if you work a full time job in your area of study, you receive no government assistance of any kind and you make all your payments on time. For every 3 years you pay we/govt will drop one year of payments from the back end. Ultimately what this does is force people to go to work full time and not rely on the government and for doing that 25% will dropped off. No matter what is done, they key is that they must graduate, must work a full time job after college and can't receive any government assistance in order to get some reduction in the cost of going to college.
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    2021 Elk Regs are online

    I think you could easily start the bidding at $1000. Even a guy with 2 points would jump to 11 after you add your 20 and then round. I think a lot of people would gladly pay $1000 (plus both tag fees) to hunt elk in AZ. Donate the tag and then you can deduct that from your taxes as well.
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    2021 Elk Regs are online

    Lots of folks with a lot deeper pockets than me on here but I would love to see an online auction and what these points would go for. I have a friend with 25 antelope points and he was considering doing the same thing. Donate the tag the first time around, get points back and then auction it again next year. Spend, save or donate $ to a charity. You bought and paid for them and you should be able to do whatever you want with them. Good luck on whatever you decide.
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    Thoughts on battery operated chainsaws.

    Not wanting to hi-jack this thread but it has seemed to come to an end on its own. My question is who makes the best battery operated equipment and batteries? Is it Makita, Milwaukee, Dewalt or another brand in the same general price range? Or is this a Chevy vs Ford vs Dodge thing? It is time to upgrade from my old Ryobi set.
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    Bass Pro Shop / Sportsmans Warehouse

    It's true. Kind of sad really. I much preferred Sportsmans over Cabelas and I never shopped at Basspro. https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/12/21/2149037/0/en/Sportsman-s-Warehouse-to-join-The-Great-American-Outdoors-Group-to-better-serve-outdoorsmen-and-women.html#:~:text=SPRINGFIELD%2C Mo. and WEST JORDAN,Group and a collection of
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    2 bucks down!

    Congratulations to you and the boys. Looks like a great time for all and the pictures paint a 1000 words. The remote camp had to be fun too.
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    Joe and the Ho

    I believe the Democrats have set the bar. Even though I am not in the habit of using derogatory terms towards women, I'm tired of being held to a different standard.
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    Rutting 2020

    I agree, I have had 3 late WT hunts and you can hardly call them rut hunts. It's like you said, only on the very last few days you might see a little pre-rut activity.
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    Rutting 2020

    My buddy in central AZ has been keeping notes of rutting behavior around his place for about 10 years. Pre-rut becomes noticeable around Dec. 26 and rut is visibly strongest Jan-10-15. Just talked to him yesterday and the does are still by themselves but the deer are becoming more visible.
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    Camera Poll

    I recommend everybody go to the link above and write the commissioners no matter what side of the fence you are on.
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    Selling lots of tools, Part 1

    Are you getting ready for the big move?
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    Recreational Trail Camera use is at Stake!

    I am confused. Is this fundraising effort and hiring an attorney in favor of: A. No restrictions at all and leave things as they are. B. A limited camera season where cameras are not legal during hunting seasons. C. Something needs to be done to regulate the abuse but still allow cameras during all times of the year.
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