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    Mule Deer Decoy

    https://ultimatepredatorgear.com/mule-deer-stalker-decoy/ This works good in my opinion...
  2. Not a lot of bucks were posted on here this year so I figured I'd share my buck from this season. Not much to the story. Tried glassing first few hours with zero luck. Was walking a finger wash off a main wash where we had seen some good tracks. Figured that with it being the 2nd weekend of the hunt, a lot of these deer had been pressured and would be on the out skirts of stuff in the day time. Ended up kicking this buck and another one up at 50 yards. They got to about 100 yards and slowed down to look back at me. I didn't have much time to shoot, I got this buck in my scope first and fired off a shot that dropped him. He tried to get back up and I put another one in him and that was it. He isn't the biggest buck but he's a solid 4x4 that I'm proud to have taken. I have a perfect spot in my home where he will fit.
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    My 2018 Desert Buck **More Pics Added 11/28***

    I found these drops antlers a month before the season about 1.5-2 miles north of where I shot my buck. Think it is the same buck?
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    My 2018 Desert Buck **More Pics Added 11/28***

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to until I get the buck back from the taxidermist.
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    Canyons or flats?

    In my unit in southwest AZ, we were being told all the deer are “up high” but we found that anywhere we found ferry duster, there were deer. This year, we found more deer than any year previous and they were all in the flats where ferry duster littered the washes. Not “up high”...
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    home range

    Deer I hunt are 4-5 miles from the closest water...have seen them 7-8 miles at times. Just depends on the year.
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    2 pairs of Vortex Vultures 15x56 $300 each

    Let me know if the deal falls through with one of them. I am interested.
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    Desert Growth, Different Buck

    This is from August 14th to September 11th. Not a giant buck but I am impressed with the growth in a short amount of time. 54 days out from opening day.
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    Desert Growth, Different Buck

    Sorry for the confusion in the title, as Huntnfish stated, this buck is different than a post I had previously made about another buck. I was just showing the growth of this buck from August 14th to September 11th on this particular buck. The previous post was of a different buck.
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    Desert Buck Growth

    I have had a camera out since early August and was a bit depressed at first. Overall growth seems to be down from previous years in the area I hunt. Just comparing old pictures to this year. Anyways, I was pleasantly surprised to see the growth over the month of August, with little rain most of the summer in my unit. This buck is only a forkie but he has impressive size. Last year he was a bit bigger, but still a nice buck this year. The first picture is from August 4th and the next two are from August 28 and August 30. I will be keeping an eye on him and see how he finishes out. I might pursue this buck as I think it would be a cool buck to harvest. I have some other good bucks hitting this particular waterhole but they aren't as wide as this one. Not sure why the pics are so blurry, they are clear on my computer. Anyways, thanks for looking.
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    Favorite dead head

    Here are a couple I found within about 15 minutes apart of each other last October.
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    Mittry Lake Frog Fish

    Ive caught some big fish at Mittry this year on frogs. Yesterday, I went out and caught 5 before a morning storm blew me and the bass tracker I was in off the lake. I got a little video of the biggest one that weighed 6.3. Not the greatest video quality but just something to share. Never loaded a video off my phone before so hope it works. 4B4A1DCD-E5BF-44EA-86BD-69383896CBAF.MOV
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    Mittry Lake Frog Fish

    Thanks for watching fellas. It's tougher to get fish on camera solo than I thought haha. ivhunter- No unfortunately we were not able to find him once the season came.
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    Mittry Lake Frog Fish

    https://youtu.be/rwHuSswz0ZI Here is a better clip of a few fish I got recently.
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    Mittry Lake Frog Fish

    Sorry guys, when I get to my office tomorrow, I can post a better video. In the mean time, here are some other frog fish from this year at Mittry. The one with a picture of 4 fish are 4 different fish I caught on a Booyah Toadrunner in about an hour one day. First time I had ever thrown it. The single fish is one over 9lbs I got a Spro Bronzeye 65. If any of you live in Arizona, you gotta get down to Yuma late April-June and come frog fish Mittry. Those are the months I typically do best.
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    No cams on water by G&F.....coming soon.

    So where does one draw the line on "hunter ethics?" We can't use trail cameras on water because they aid people in the harvesting of animals and it's not fair chase. I see the argument and acknowledge that's a fair point. My rebuttal is we have all sorts of top of the line equipment now days that makes "fair chase" hunting almost non-existent. From rifles that shoot to 1000+ yards, bows that can shoot to 100+ yards, binoculars that see for miles, rangefinders that give yardage readings at extreme distances and even give yardage to account for arc; just to name a few. I'm not taking one side or the other, if trail cameras are banned from water then so be it. Just funny to see guys who are against trail cameras because of "fair chase" yet have all the top gear that makes hunting no more fair chase than a stationary camera taking pictures at a water hole in my opinion.
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    Spypoint Link Evo Verizon

    Yep, i figured this would happen. Oh well...no big deal.
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    Spypoint Link Evo Verizon

    I did a search and didn't really find any info on this website. Anybody have one of these or one of the other cellular versions of this brand? I went ahead and ordered one because I've been wanting to try it out and the area I hunt has excellent Verizon coverage. Just curious if somebody has it and what their pros and cons might be. Read some hit or miss reviews online on Amazon and Cabelas but was curious if anybody on here had an opinion. Thanks.
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    Spypoint Link Evo Verizon

    Yes I used it and its awesome but its likely going to be illegal soon.
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    Mittry Lake Froggin...

    It's that time of year where Mittry Lake here in Yuma has fish in the spawn and post-spawn stage. Water temps are in the mid to low 70's and the fish are aggressive. I fished a tournament a couple weeks ago and caught a handful of fish on the frog, biggest being 9lbs (picture attached). I went out again on Monday and caught 15 fish in 3 hours, biggest was only 3.6 (pic attached) but most were over 3lbs. Fun fishing when it's on a hollow body frog. Anyhow, if you get a chance and want to fish some where new, Mittry is tough to beat.
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    Mittry Lake Froggin...

    Thanks guys. Hopefully I can do another report here soon in the near future.
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    AZ G&F and trails cameras

    I keep hearing the "fair chase" argument for banning game cameras. Where does the line get drawn for fair chase? What about the high dollar binoculars that can see for miles upon miles when glassing animals or the scopes that can help a hunter shoot out over 1,000 yards? How is hiring a guide to take you directly to an animal they pretty much have watched it's whole life considered fair chase but a game camera that sits on a trail or water source, not following the animal, is not fair chase? I don't get it but the law is the law. Curious to see what happens in the future.
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    Mule Deer Rut

    Well, it's full on down here in the desert southwest...bigger bucks are showing up.
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    Buck That Drowned

    These pics made the rounds down here in Yuma at the end of August. What I was told was it was found floating down a cement canal and pulled out by the water district. This canal has had deer drown in it before but usually it's does. Sad to see this buck go out that way.
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    6 Day Growth

    These pictures were taken 6 days apart. One is of the buck in full Velvet and the other is him with it rubbed off. I was surprised to see noticeable growth in only 6 days. Also, what is anybody's opinion on how wide he is? I was guessing 26-27.