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PatrickJr

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  1. PatrickJr

    Taxidermy advice

    I thought predators were the only animals with eyes facing forward....guess this deer is just of a different breed than what I am used to
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    UHD Razors

    I looked through 3 pairs side by side (all 12x50), the Razors, UHD Razors, and Swaro EL. UHD razors are definitely a strong improvement from the Razors optically, with a significant size increase and slight weight increase as the only drawbacks. The UHDs surprised me with how close the were to the ELs, then it became obvious that the ELs were brighter without a doubt. But when you compare the price tags, Vortex is almost a grand cheaper than the ELs (depending where you look). I like the way Vortex is going optically, just wish they would've done a 15x but i understand that at those prices, most guys would just go with Swaro, Lieca, or Ziess.
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    UofA seriously?

    EDIT: i found this link https://www.dailywire.com/news/44916/watch-border-patrol-agents-harassed-arizona-kassy-dillon a handful of the videos are there She was posting them on her Instagram story, meaning they disappear 24 hours after being posted. Not sure if any news outlets got the videos, but I haven't seen them on our local news. She also made all of her social media accounts private after I got to watch the videos. her handle for Instagram is @ denisseisdead..... interesting name choice
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    UofA seriously?

    The actions of the girl were absolutely ridiculous. During a week that I was up to my eyeballs with schoolwork, blows my mind that she took the time out of her day to harass the BP Agents the way she did. Constantly yelling "murder police" and following the agents out to their vehicle in the Parking garage. She was saying that she was in danger because the agents were on campus for a Job Fair!!! Then she organized a protest the next day with 100 other kids holding signs saying #HERETOSTAY. Watching all the videos she posted made me sick, I felt terrible for the Agents who were just going about their job and trying to recruit others. I applaud them for not lashing out or doing anything towards the girl, not sure if i could've been as strong
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    My 2018 October Coues

    Thank you all! I appreciate the congratulations and I'll be stuck in my studies until winter break!
  6. I drew a tag in a unit that some of my friends are pretty familiar with and we've been spending time in there regularly. I'm not the pickiest of guys but I had 2 big exams coming up the following week so that left little time for me to hunt once again.... not to mention the hot weather and full moon. Opening day came and I was still in class while Steven was out with his father, Steve. Steve had the same tag as I and he got tagged out early Friday morning. I raced out after my Ochem lecture and was in the unit by 1pm. Steven picked me up and took me into camp, where we hung out until it was time to hunt the evening. Around 3:30 we head out to the evening spot and start glassing. As the evening progressed, more deer started to show. I walked back across the hill after checking the backside and Steven said he found a nice 3x3. I looked at him and let him walk. As Im looking through the BTX, I see two other nice bucks start to come over the hill. I saw that one had good height and some bladed tines before they walked back into the trees. I got Steve's new 28 Nosler ready to go while Steven tried to reacquire the buck. After a few minutes, the bucks all reappear at last light, Steven gives me the range, 480. Once I was able to place the 180 berger correctly, the buck dropped like a sack of potatoes. I'm very happy with him and we were thankful that we didn't have to hunt in the heat of the next day. Big thank you to Steven for hunting with me and Steve for letting me use his brand new Christensen Arms 28 Nosler! Also passed those exams so it all worked out perfectly
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    2018 AZ Pronghorn

    I drew my only choice with 10 bp and was eager to get scouting as soon as possible. First Trip wasn't until mid July but my father and I saw lots of bucks and got a taste for what bucks were where etc. My next scouting trip was productive but it had become a reality that the unit experienced one of the driest years its ever had. I never saw a single fawn in all of the time I spent up there, hopefully a few years down the road the number of permits will be reduced to account for the absence of a fawn crop. Leading up to the hunt, I knew my schedule was limited with school and I needed to get a buck on the ground quickly. My goal was to kill an 80" buck and I really spent a lot of time learning how to field judge these animals. Scouting allowed me to practice judging goats and also forced me to stalk numerous animals to get a GOOD look at what's on their head. The hunt came around and I felt I hadn't laid eyes on a giant buck, so the plan was to Look for a buck or two we saw the evening before opener. Opening morning came and before the sun was up, Steven found a buck a few miles off with his BTX. We looked and when the sun hit him, we decided he was worth a closer look. Afraid of spooking the buck, John and I decide to just hoof it rather than try to drive around with the truck to get closer. We end up finding him bedded with a doe he pulled off the herd and took into an isolated valley. John and I crawl up to a spot where we think we can shoot. Skipping the BS-i mistakenly ranged the tree behind him and doped the scope to 600 when in reality it was so flat, he probably closer to 500 or worse. He stood up, gave perfect broadside shot and I was sailing them over his back. He runs off but we keep watch. We start working him again, relocate him and now he's back with his herd of does. Not seconds after we see them, they start running our way and the chaos began. Bucks were running all over the place, the buck we wanted was obviously the alpha and he was running the others bucks off continuously, It was an incredible experience to see them going wild like that. After setting up for shots probably a dozen times, the buck finally chases another buck off to our left which allowed for an open shot through the high brush. He runs after the inferior buck, sticks his horns in the little ones butt then stops, turns around and gives a quartering-to shot at 198yards. We were done by 9am and i couldn't have been happier. He's not the biggest buck i saw scouting but he was one that definitely caught my eye. Ultimately, he caught my eye on opening day and its history from there! I can't thank my Father, Reyes, John, Steven and Gavin enough for coming on the hunt, It was the best crew i could've imagined! We took photos then hung him in a tree, and pitched a nice midday camp to make lunch. Doesn't get any better... I learned alot on this hunt and I can only hope to get to hunt antelope again sometime soon I will post photos of the bucks I saw in scouting below the trophy pics but here is my 2018 Arizona Pronghorn Antelope The crew- My dad, I, Gavin, John, Reyes and Steven "Tipsy"-nice buck I passed at first light on opening morning "Double D"- only saw him once and got some decent photos in the heat waves This buck looks awesome in this photo and I imagine he grew another inch or two but he broke off his whole left prong... A massive buck i would've liked to see again Nice buck Reyes and I snuck up to While he was Snoozing with his ladies My Buck on July 18th. He pushed out another 1.5-2" of horn after this photo was taken and he also lost his giant mane Then this is the buck I Liked most from scouting Misc Bucks
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    2018 Pig/Deer

    Congratulations TJ! Great deer and definitely a GIANT pig!!
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    Left Over Elk Tag List B.S.!!!

    So, does "John Q Public" get thousands of additional acres to hunt elk? If those are "extra" tags that wouldn't have been included otherwise, then I'm good with it. Yes "John Q Public" does actually get thousands of additional acres to hunt elk because of the Hopi allotment. It is some of my favorite elk country to hunt
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    Day One Results

    Goat tag with 10 points and only one hunt choice, cannot complain
  11. Few and far between. Saw some mallards yesterday, shot a black duck, green wing, and pintail recently. Should pick up soon
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    Christmas Eve Cat

    Thanks men! It’s still a shock that it worked out I’m trying to pay off my mule deer mount! I will be getting the pelt professionally tanned so I can have it mounted later down the road! He’s going to look so good when he’s lifesized
  13. This year I haven't been able to get out and hunt as much as i have in previous years so I've made a point out of going whenever an opportunity arises. The most recent opportunity came on Christmas eve, Steven and I planned to go glass for muleys, coues, and pigs. We got out there and hiked to a peak, but we didn't see any bucks that were real intriguing. At about 10:30am, I glanced down to the wash 400 yards below me and saw something walking in the bottom. I threw my binos up and immediately could tell this was a BIG bobcat with a really white belly. I watched him for a minute as he disappeared into a mesquite thicket. Once he got in there and didn't come out after a few minutes, i figured he had laid down. First thing i did was get Steven set up on the trees with his binos and told him to not take his eyes off that thicket (almost as if it was a 120 inch coues hahahaha) . I gathered all my crap and took off down the mountain. I got to the truck and grabbed the rifle, caller, and shooting sticks. I started working over to that thicket, and ended up 55 yards across the canyon from it. I put the call behind me and started playing some sounds. `After 15 minutes or so, the cat still hadn't shown himself. Steven texted and said that the cat was still there and was just watching me. I pulled out my binos to scan the thicket. Through the trees and grass, i was able to make out the cats face and a small part of his neck. One quick shot with my 223 and he was down. Everyone that I've hunted with knows that I've been trying to get a bobcat for the longest time and they've simply eluded me. For my first bobcat to be one like this, is a gift in itself. He was a big beautiful tom and i have no doubt that he was at the top of the food chain in that area. I've grown a profound respect for these cats and will never look at them the same. He weighed 22lbs A big thanks to Steven for sacrificing his Xmas Eve morning to glass and sharing another experience with me that I'll never forget!
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    First Archery OTC Desert Mule deer

    100 grain Rage Hypodermic!
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