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    Prescott, Az.
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    Bowhunting, backpacking, & whatever kills time between trips.

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  1. mattys281

    Arizona women target serial killer of Heber wild horses

    I believe they do in Australia. I think they eat them too, as most of the world does. Americans have overly sympathetic emotion views on certain animals that most people do not share
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    Arizona women target serial killer of Heber wild horses

    Same argument they made over Cecil the lion. Eco tourism brings in tens of dollars per year for local economies. 😂 it’s a joke
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    Any Crypto traders out there?

    Not to thread jack, but hopefully to add to it: im curious what firms are people using to buy physical precious metals? I’ve been pulling back on the stock market the last couple months and considering some crypto and metals with the prospect of astronomical inflation on the horizon
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    Kim divorce

    She’s gonna regret that when Kanye wins the POTUS in 2024
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    Elk archery setup

    This. Having read about a million ‘I can’t find my elk’ stories on this site and others, it’s quite obvious that there’s plenty of ways to screw up what should be an easy shot on an animal with a huge kill zone. I’ve personally completely missed one at about 20 yards. I’m know stranger buck fever when it’s trigger time, but nothing I’ve experienced has ever been close to the rush you get when a bull comes in screaming and walks right up to you. there’s lots of men with 70# bows shooting razor tipped telephone poles that lose elk ever year. And there’s lots of ladies with little 40# bows and short draw lengths that manage to put one in the boiler room and take home some meat. Work on staying calm and making a good shot and you’ll be fine
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    Wife and I doubled yesterday

    Congrats! Twice...
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    Building a water catchment

    Cmon man! Give Jason some props, that guy puts in some serious work and makes some nice informative videos
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    Building a water catchment

    It’s an awesome hobby and you’ll catch pics of stuff you didn’t even know was around. Years ago I got pics of a jaguarundi in southeastern Az. Had no idea those things even existed, much less in Az. There was a guy in here named Jason Miller that put together some really cool videos he’d done with trail cam pics and videos. Has a cool YouTube channel jason Miller outdoors. Check him out
  9. A real tragedy. Guy does 8 in the Corp, including a tour in Afghanistan, comes home and gets killed for doing his job as a security guard by some POS. https://www.kmov.com/news/family-of-slain-metrolink-security-guard-speaks-about-outpouring-of-support-he-is-so-missed/article_d11cafd2-65ce-11eb-b7c8-7f1ae0fb5427.html?block_id=680478 If anyone wants to help his widow, here's a gofundme link. https://www.gofundme.com/f/expenses...mes-cook?qid=080d8df85380749c4dba3522a2727a95
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    GameStop Craziness!!

    It’s a pretty bad precedent that brokerage firms like Robinhood and others get to decide who can and can’t trade any security. Those companies have revealed themselves for the scumbags they are, so if anyone stays with them it’s their own fault from this point forward. they should be sued out of existence. Also, if this episode has revealed anything at all it’s that people should be allowed direct access to the exchanges, it’s nothing but a money making scheme to force people to go through obviously corrupt gatekeeper organizations
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    😸

    Wow! Biggin for sure!
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    😸

    Nice work. Sounds like one helluva run. you have any pics of that cat on the ground?
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    Trail camera rule changes!

    To Whom It May Concern: I'm writing to you in regards to the proposed trail camera ban. I understand that there has been some conflict and controversy over this issue. Perhaps I am misinformed, and I hope you'll correct me if I am, but my understanding is that this issue is largely contributed to by guides and/or outfitters using large fleets of cameras and hired scouters while conducting commercial activities on public land. If this is the case, I don't think it's appropriate to pass laws that are punitive to weekend hunters, most of whom have very few cameras, if any. I personally am a small business owner and normally have very little time to hunt, sometimes getting only a couple days to hunt per season. While I certainly can still hunt without them, I find them to be a very enjoyable activity in their own right, and quite frankly I don't think they increase my success rate. If anything, they've lessened it, as when I get a picture of a nice animal on a camera it helps me to hold my fire on smaller juvenile animals. As I mentioned, I have very limited time so I've never been one to be a real picky "trophy hunter", but I've found that since I started using cameras it's much easier to let spikes and fork horned deer walk by unmolested. It's also a fun family activity. My kids love going for hikes and looking for new spots and then later checking pictures to see what we find. I think it's a great activity for hunter recruitment and retention. In addition to these personal points, I believe Game & Fish may be bypassing a very valuable research opportunity here. As an organization, you often ask hunters to give feedback through harvest surveys, etc. I also recall some surveys about turkey & bear sightings in the past. Why not create a page on your website where people can give you pictures and very accurate locational information about animals you're interested in? I live in unit 20A south of Prescott, I've got pictures, date and GPS coordinates of bears, lions, and turkeys in this unit that I've found with trail cameras, all of which I'm more than willing to share. In closing, if the real issue here is conflicts that arise from commercial entities, then why not hold them responsible on their own? It's common practice to hold businesses to different standards in this country, via taxation & zoning, waste disposal, etc. Please don't hold the hobbyist to count for the excess of the professionals. Thank you for your time.
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    Stalkzone Sneekerz?

    I know some guys that are super sneaky and do it with boots and no coverings of any sort. I’m not that sneaky or patient. The number one benefit of going ‘boots off’ for me has always been that it forced my clumsy butt to slow down
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    COVID Vaccine Info

    Absolutely. This has been the most conveniently timed and over exaggerated thing I’ve ever seen in my life. I know some people have suffered greatly from it and I certainly mean no disrespect or lack of sympathy, but public policy should not be made be cherry picked anecdotal data points, it should be made by statistics and macro level thinking. The out right censorship of anything that disagrees with the government approved narrative has showed that’s not been the case. for the last several weeks I’ve been making a concerted effort to not listen to politics, but last I heard there were studies showing that the infection and transmission rate was very low amongst teenagers and even more so amongst younger school children; hence they should be very low on the priority list. That was all I meant.
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