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  1. Yuma Outdoorsman

    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.
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    6 Day Growth

    I have zero explanation and wasn't sure what to think between the 2 pics but it's for sure 6 days apart. I didn't try to make anything funny or create an illusion. For the "brush grew too" comment, I zoomed in on the first picture a bit because it wasn't as easy to see the andtlers in that pic. In the bottom one, I didn't zoom in much except to hide my info from my camera and it still looks bigger overall. I'm thinking if he would've had his ears spread out like the top he wouldn't look as big in the bottom pic as he does. I just put this camera up on 1st and pulled pics for the first time on the 6th and then went back again on the 12th to upload photos again and in that time he rubbed the Velvet off. Thanks for the tips and advice on some of the process of shedding Velvet. I'll keep an eye out for some of these other bucks and see when they start rubbing.
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    New Camera, Desert Muleys

    Had my previous camera stolen out of my truck so had to break down and buy a couple new ones. Decided to go with Muddy brand because they were only $79 at Bass Pro when I was in Phoenix last week. Set one up on a waterhole I haven't messed with in a few years and go good results for 5 nights. For some reason, I didn't get the bucks in the last picture on camera getting a drink, maybe they got skittish and something didn't seem right so they turned and left. The lead bucks looks pretty good sized though.
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    New Camera, Desert Muleys

    Trphyhntr- I do have a tag. This drinker is about a mile west of the border of 2 units, I'm hunting the unit where these deer are bedding, not where they are drinking These deer typically go 2-4 miles away from water on average to bed down. Most are going into the unit I'll be hunting to bed.
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    More Desert Velvet Muleys

    I have 2 good sized forkies that I'm really loving, just for their character. There are also a couple nice 4x4's as well. That picture where the big fork is in the back and there is an antelope looking buck was pretty cool to me, I thought I would share it with you guys. A little over 2 months out, curious to see how these bucks end up.
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    2017 DOVE!!!

    I am lucky to be living in Yuma where we have ag fields, citrus, date tree groves and water all over the place. I think our town doubles for the opening of dove season every year with all the out of towners that migrate this way to take advantage of the awesome dove hunting we have. Good luck to all that make it out!
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    Desert Velvet

    Here are a few bucks I've found lately. They like to hang in about a 5 mile radius. Looking forward to November. The last one is pretty goofy. I've got a few more but the picture quality isn't as good. Hopefully I'll be posting a few more soon, depending on how my next few setups go. Thanks for looking.
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    August Plan A - Pic Heavy

    That is one heck of a spot to hunt. That's sweet.
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    Elk Spotlight

    Some good looking bulls right there!
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    Quick VERY amateur Trail Cam video

    That was awesome man! Some good looking bulls!
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    What to do with 5BP's

    1189 Dec 15 - Dec 31, 2017 (7,8,13) 39, 40A, 40B, 41, and 42 (excluding White Tank Mountain Park)(Special Restrictions Apply - See Footnote 7) Any antlered deer 50 This muzzleloader hunt is considered a trophy hunt for some of us down here in the desert. Lots of good bucks are shot during this hunt and you have a lot of area to hunt with only 50 tag holders. You have a good chance to shoot a 170+ buck on this hunt.
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    2016 Rut Activity

    It has really picked up in my area. Heard from several people that the big boys have shown up and are running the smaller bucks out. If it's not full swing, it should be by the weekend.
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    2016 Rut Activity

    It's getting closer and closer down south! Bigger bucks showing up searching...
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    Harquahala unit 41 archery

    All the farm land from Wellton to Dateland has had so many people hunting it that you would've thought it was dove season. I heard there have been guys chasing deer in jeeps and people surrounding certain fields, pushing the deer all over the place. Farm land is the easiest to hunt as there is always deer around it so it tends to get a ton of pressure. I am not sure how the hunting is in the area you are talking about but if it's farmland I'd guess there will be other hunters there to deal with as well.