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  1. Havasuhunter

    Monday Check in

    Haven't posted in a while. thought id reply since this is the longest running thread Ive replied to and I'm sure many have made fitness new years resolutions. I happy to say my fitness is excellent now. Been doing crossfit for 5 years now pretty consistently and its changed my life. I'm 48 and can run under 8 minute miles for fairly easy, deadlifting 385, back squatting 305, etc, etc. Ive even recruited some new hunters and hunting friends from my gym.I even have a smoking hot girlfriend I met there as a bonus. lol Don;t want to get into a crossfit discussion other than just to say it works for me. Whatever it is, find something that works for you and stick with it. The most important thing is I now am a much more effective hunter and I enjoy everything much more now that Ive gotten my fitness level up. This last year I was lucky enough to draw an Antelope and and elk tag. I was able to fill both tags and especially on the elk hunt my fitness was a big part of that. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and enjoyable new year. Stick with your fitness goals, its worth it for you and your family.
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    Healthy recipes?

    I'm looking to lose some weight and get ready for the fall. I used to be pretty good with my diet, but my schedule, stress, etc have gotten me off track. When I'm doing good, I eat lots of whole beans, fresh fruit and vegetables and lean meat. I rarely eat cooked vegetables, but need to add some to the mix. I'm interested in any ideas on healthy low fat recipes that you all recommend. I need inspiration. Thanks
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    1 year results

    A year ago I decided to make a serious change and start focusing more on health. I started at 215lbs and 28% body fat. 1 year later I'm 185lbs 18% body fat and stronger than ever. Mostly Paleo diet, but not strict. Running a couple days a week and crossfit 3-5 days a week, which I love. I'm hoping to continue close to 1% body fat loss the rest of the year until I get that the ultimate goal of 9-10%, which I think is very attainable for me. I'm actually leaning out more rabidly now than I did the first few months because of the muscle mass I've put back on. It feels good to be fit and well worth the effort.
  4. I’m currently working in Safford and would like to get on some scaled quail over the next few weeks once the season opens. Gambels are good too but would like to check scalies off my list. If anyone can help me out, preferably someone with dogs, I’d be willing to take you out on a half to full day fishing trip on Havasu in trade. I run a really beautiful Skeeter ZX2250 bay boat and have all top end tackle. We catch quality stripers and smallmouth much of the year or I can put you on the giant redear. We don’t do the anchovy thing either. I fish either live bait or 95% of the time we are fishing artificial. Topwater, big glide baits, saltwater stick baits, flies etc. 20 stripers per person on artificial is common when weather cooperates. Most are around the 3lb average with many double digit fish in fall and winter to spice things up.
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    Scaled quail in southeast AZ for Havasu stripers, Bass, etc

    I’m back in Havasu now so my scaled quail chasing is over for the year. I’ll be focusing on stripers, duck, Gambels and maybe some rabbits out here the rest of the year.
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    Steel on Quail

    Modified mostly. Improved cylinder sometimes since steel generally patterns very tight do to the hardness and the fact they are fully encased in harder plastic wads.
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    Scaled quail in southeast AZ for Havasu stripers, Bass, etc

    Several people have told me it’s common behavior out here to hunt before the season starts. Really pisses me off for sure. I’m getting plenty of Gambels quail by getting into harder to access spots and walking a lot. I’ll try again on the weekend for scalies. I’ve also shot a few cottontails with the 22 PCP air rifle which is great. Head shots so zero meat waste. Used it on squirrels last gear. I’ll never use a shotgun or rimfire on small game like that again. Dead silent, dead accurate. I’ll shoot some quail with it someday too but I prefer the shotgun for those.
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    Scaled quail in southeast AZ for Havasu stripers, Bass, etc

    Covered many miles on foot and in the truck. Finally found a few scaled quail but they are very scarce. I missed twice on what should have been reasonably easy shots. I think I was mesmerized that I finally found some. Gambels are plentiful in most Gambels habitat within a few miles of water. It does seem there’s a few people around that don’t like to actually wait for quail season to open as I found signs of harvested birds prior to opening day in a few scouted locations. Disgusting behavior and that sure doesn’t help either species during lean times.
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    WAR in Kentucky!

    Dead on!
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    WAR in Kentucky!

    No. Most republicans are not non interventionists. They want perpetual war and US foreign involvement so the profit machine of the military industrial complex can keep paying out for them. It’s a major problem for the Republican Party.
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    WAR in Kentucky!

    You do realize the point of this post is the media is claiming that’s Syria and it’s a machine gun show in Kentucky right? The media does this sort of thing daily and the weak minds lap it up as truth and fact.
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    WAR in Kentucky!

    Exactly! Amazing he’s doing as well as he is weird nonstop negative propaganda from so called news agencies.
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    Scaled quail in southeast AZ for Havasu stripers, Bass, etc

    Thanks for the info. I’m a voice and data contractor. I work on networks throughout AZ and CA. if you ever get out to havasu, especially in winter, I can put you on stripers very easily. Louisiana sounds awesome right now. I’ve caught reds and specs in FL. Redfish fight a lot like a striper. Very strong fish.
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    To early to tell on quail?

    The roadrunners clean out the wash by my house a lot too. They are amazing efficient predators.
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    Steel on Quail

    I use Kent upland fast steel #6 when I’m CA or refuges and its great for quail. Works fine on Teal over small ponds too
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    Yes. I hunt on Havasu and the Havasu NWR at least once a week in winter. Been decent the last few years with limits on days with wind and weather.
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    Firearms for Sale

    That marlin is beautiful. Interested in any trades? I have a Ruger stainless 357 mag black hawk Id be interested in trading.
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    Killed my first deer with the old green Kodiak. Nice bows. Free bump
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    Minox 15x56 BL $525.00 price drop

    I have a pair and they are excellent glass.
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    Recurve advice

    I also have a classic recurve for sale right now. Its a 1960s Damon Howatt super Diablo. Not a great beginners bow, but hunting with old bows is kind of cool if you can master them.
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    Recurve advice

    3riversarchery.com Get a take down so you can swap out limbs. I have a 45# Samick Sage that shoots awesome. Very cheap entry level recurve that shoots great. I use it for targets and small game. I still use a compound for big game.
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    Friends first Javelina

    Helped him get to 97 yards on this one where he made a perfect shot with his grandpas 30-30.
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    18A Archery Success

    Had a tough 18A deer hunt but it allowed me to locate several Javelina herds. I missed one my first day out at 40 yards but went back a few days later and doubled with my friend Gerald. Been enjoying the Chorizo the last several weeks.
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    'Stink Pigs'

    The Collared Peccary I killed this year did not taste terrible. Lot of people need to learn to clean and cook wild game properly. Possibly the same people that leave a bunch of fish on a stringer in AZ when the water is 85 degrees and then say fish taste bad.
  25. Trying to fund a New Waterfowl gun and PCP air rifle. Have several items for sake that Id like to sell or trade. Call or message with any questions 1. TC G2 Contender 23 carbine 375 JDJ barrel Walnut rifle butt stock Walnut pistol grip Two rifle fore ends. One is is a custom laminated 1 pistol fore-end Limbsaver recoil pad Alpen Apex 3-9 power. Scope may need to be warranted, doesnt seem to hold zero Heavy duty 3 ring TC base. RCBS die set with shell holder About 50 unformed 444 Marlin brass. Die easily form it to 375 JDJ without any problems 60 rounds of assorted loaded ammo $750 takes all . Interested in possible trades for shotguns, 7 mag, PCP air rifle. Contact Brian @951-907-8906 2. Ruger stainless Blackhawk 6.5 barrel 357 magnum with nice leather hunter Holster. $550 3. 1960s Damon Howatt Super Diablo recurve bow. 55# at 28, second owner, previously owned by Artist Charles Fritz of MT. $450 OBO interested in possible trades for shotguns Contact Brian @951-907-8906 4. 100 count 243 brass and 250 count 223 brass Make offer. Contact Brian 951-907-8906 5. Rifle stocks A. Remington 700 Long action walnut BDL stock $75 OBO B. Hardwood sporterized stock for small ring Mauser $25 OBO