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  1. This season continues to be great 🕊️
  2. BusterAZ

    12A Turkeys + Grouse

    This thread is great 😜
  3. BusterAZ

    Lee's Ferry Walk In Question

    Thanks. I was unaware of a possible emergency declaration. Definitely something to watch out for!
  4. BusterAZ

    Lee's Ferry Walk In Question

    https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/bor-news-water-experiment-to-be-conducted-along-the-colorado-river-while-maintaining-hydropower-production-this-summer.htm The weekend releases are regulated till the end of August. This means the water will not fluctuate nearly as much as it used to during this time. These experimental flows are showing promising results!
  5. BusterAZ

    Lee's Ferry Walk In Question

    The scenery can’t be beat and the wild trout do fight exceptionally hard for their size in this tailrace!
  6. BusterAZ

    Lee's Ferry Walk In Question

    I fish both the walk-in and upriver often. Back hauling has become very lucrative, so there are many competing outfitters. I’ve seen countless children floating down in canoes and kayaks and do not consider it a dangerous activity. The wind can really screw with you, but you just have to wait it out. Specific to the walk-in, it’s big water and can be frustrating. April and May are usually better than June, July, or August. The fall can be good as well! You need a good set of waders and to be able to effectively wait in position. Most importantly, make sure your flies are in the strike zone. This is the biggest trout river we have in the state and a great place to fish streamers with a sink tip! Spey or roll style casts will keep your back cast out of the bushes. I’ve tried a lot of flies in the river, but an olive crystal bugger always produces. The usual nymph rig works well too, just make sure it’s getting down to where the trout feed!
  7. I see some snipe while out waterfowl hunting every year. Usually, one or two mixed in with some other shorebirds, so I never try shooting them. However, I’ve seen other people misidentify yellow legs as snipe, which is a protected species! Make sure your ID is dead on before pulling the trigger.
  8. BusterAZ

    wolves

    Splitting hairs are we now with the invasive and non native terms? You may find my offhanded jokes pathetic, but I already called you out for your pathetic “liberal” talk. The “challenge” talk is even more despicable. The only challenge you pose in this thread is for the last word, which I can see is important for your ego. You are incapable of discussing data or research. Anytime the results counter your thoughts, you go scream and pout in your political corner. Science does not hold a political banner. Politicians have naively fed you lies hook line and sinker for decades. Regarding your bold statements and demands, I will answer whatever questions I see fit and am in no way regulated by you in any manner. That being said, I look forward to discussing predator-prey interactions with those who are able to, but realize that we have not really been able to on this thread! I’m going hunting for the weekend and look forward to reading more about the dreaded hybrid canines that are destroying our famed elk herds next week. Shoot straight gents!
  9. BusterAZ

    wolves

    This is fools talk! Sorry not sorry, but I was baiting you in! We clearly see things differently and this great country affords us that liberty! Don’t dilute science with politics. You have been duped into believing that science is trying to fool ya, but the truth of the matter is that politicians have been exploiting your loyalty. So much so, that you are clouded with reality!
  10. BusterAZ

    wolves

    You boys having butt sex? Anyways, the absence of a serious predatory threat has made elk herds too comfortable in areas I have once frequented. Shoot them all boys! I don’t consider man a serious threat to them, because we are not out there every day of the year. Black bear, coyotes, lion, or bobcat do not apply the same predatory forces as a pack of wolves. Please provide fact checked data on the invasive species talk and I will provide a response! Seriously, I’m trying to gain insight into this matter.
  11. BusterAZ

    wolves

    I’m sorry if I confused you, but deer and elk left without the proper predatory influences result in the degradation of riparian areas. For example, the overgrazing of aspen in our forests from elk. We have many study areas in this state to examine it. Have you ever seen the fenced in aspen groves in the Whites? Regarding the link, the full literature/data review is available through that page, but I’ll link the paper. The authors are analyzing the work of dozens of other scientific studies. https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/downloads/37720d266?locale=en
  12. BusterAZ

    wolves

    Looks like the diamond dog has a cheerleader. I love the left talk. You have no right to assume my political beliefs nor do I wish to discuss them either. This thread is about wolves and I will continue to attempt to have a fact based discussion relating to wolf reintroduction and ecosystem health.
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    wolves

    If you asking about riparian degradation- https://today.oregonstate.edu/archives/2012/apr/loss-predators-northern-hemisphere-affecting-ecosystem-health I worked a projects involving whitetail deer and their ability to destroy forests as riparian streams, but the above link is a far reaching analysis.
  14. BusterAZ

    wolves

    Funny! There looks to be a post you deleted about the wolf as an invasive species. Can you cite any genetic studies to this claim? Anyways, the machismo is getting even more hilarious.
  15. BusterAZ

    wolves

    Back to the name calling. I have provided several citations in links to this discussion. You keep muddying the waters in a poor attempt to vilify the wolf. I try to keep the thread on the topic of predator-prey interactions, but all you do is name call and ask derailing questions. This thread has long run it’s course, but we can continue on with this banter if you like! It is getting to be a little pathetic though.
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