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  1. hunter4life

    AZGFD paying youtubers?

    Sad state of affairs. Makes me wonder what NM is up to. Usually our government figures out the most fubar way to do things. You hear everywhere about the terrible decrease in hunter numbers and that we need the three R's: recruitment, retaining and reactivation. I don't follow a lot of states but it definitely seems that it gets more difficult to draw tags in CO and NM every year. Hunters are idiots and think that we can win a numbers game against the anti-hunters. As your state population increases if you keep the same %age of hunters then pretty soon you run out of tags and can only hunt every few years. If you can only hunt every few years it will be really hard to recruit kids into hunting. The only chance we have is getting the general population who does not hunt to at least believe that it is science based, good for the environment and that it should not be outlawed. I actually have no interest in the general population hunting because that takes away the opportunity for myself and my kids.
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    How far would you pack out an elk

    If hunting alone I would not go over 2 miles. With one buddy, maybe 3 miles depending on terrain. I once packed an elk out 9 miles one way on foot. There were 3 of us. I would not want to do that again. After that trip we got some mules and now they go on all the elk hunts. My brother and I killed 2 bulls about 9miles in. With 4 mules we packed both bulls and all of camp in one load without a problem (we walked and led the mules on the way out). I would do that pack out again in a heartbeat.
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    The virus

    I am self employed but work at multiple hospitals and my own office. I am knowingly exposed to Covid frequently while caring for patients (while wearing PPE) and also likely unknowingly without the full N95 and other garb. I deal with the elderly frequently and do not want to transmit the virus to them. Hospitals essentially require the flu vaccine yearly with only a few exceptions. Prior to Covid if you claimed a medical or religious exemption to the flu vaccine you would have to wear a mask at all times while in the building during flu season. Under the emergency use authorization for the Covid vaccine I believe that an employer cannot mandate you get the vaccine (yet), but they can strongly suggest it and make you take other precautions if you don't.
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    The virus

    I work with it nearly every day. Do people die from it? Yes. Mostly they are elderly or have multiple other health problems with diabetes and obesity being some of the worst. Does it warrant the shutting down of the economy, lockdowns, and the destruction of small businesses. No. I will be required to get the vaccine due to my job and am scheduled to get it in 2 weeks. Do I have any worries about getting the vaccine? NO. If you are over 65, or over 40 with comorbidities I would recommend it. The last people in line to get the vaccine should be children and healthy people under 40 years old. They statistically do extremely well with Covid-19.
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    F New Mexico

    Our governor is crazy. We are pretty much in lockdown again and her new requirements to get out of lockdown are nearly impossible to meet, so it won't be changing any time soon. Kids have been at home doing Zoom school since this started, which is also completely ridiculous. I guess she never read the Danish masking study, which is the only randomized controlled trial on masking and did not show a benefit. Don't blame the businesses, they are just trying to stay open and not get shut down or fined. So yes, NM is pretty screwed up but it keeps the crowds away. Every time I visit my in laws in Arizona and see all the urban sprawl, people everywhere and horrible traffic I say " F Arizona, this place is too crowded".
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    Outdoor Writer - Best Wishes with Medical

    Some wisdom right there. I am a MD and work in the hospitals nearly every day. I have seen more bad outcomes and deaths from delaying care than I have from Covid.
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    New truck considerations

    You get alot more for your money with Ford/Dodge/Chevy. I like Toyotas (I own a 2019 4runner) but you get a lot more truck for your money with a Ford F-150 (I own a 2004 that is still going strong).
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    Load for 7mm Mag

    I have recently been using RL25 and 160 grain Barnes TSX. In my rifle it is very accurate with good velocity.
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    Montana lion

    Congrats, nice lion. He is a tank! Not too many cats will go over 150 on a scale. The reason he looks heavier than that is that all the other cats you see in pictures that are supposedly 150 pounds are actually 120.
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    Big Herds, Small Bucks

    I have noticed the same thing. In one area we hunt you generally see about 10 bucks per day. You have to look at a lot of bucks to see one that will break 100". In another area you see 1 or sometimes less bucks per day, but about 1 out of 3 will be over 100" and the potential of seeing a 110"+ is much higher as well.
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    Uh oh...

    Just ran across this. Sounds perfectly safe to me. Sarc https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/even-when-sober-frequent-marijuana-users-are-worse-drivers-report-n1115681
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    Uh oh...

    So whats next after legalizing Marijuana? Most of the same arguments can be made about heroin, meth, cocaine, etc. These drugs destroy peoples lives and their families lives as well. Colorado used to be a beautiful state with low crime and you could tell a big difference as soon as you crossed the NM border. Now I go up to visit family there and it looks like my home state of NM, which is not a good thing. Beat up, junky cars with smoke rolling out the windows. Speak to any long time resident there and they will tell you about the effects of marijuana legalization.
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    Mountain lion or Bobcat??

    Looks like a bobcat to me. Did she see whether it had a long tail? To me it looks like a standard bobcat tail, but the perspective is very bad with the tail coming at the camera which could easily distort the length.
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    My 13A Muley

    Congrats desertsheep on an awesome buck! Some people need to go back to grade school and learn once again that "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." Unless you were personally wronged, I don't think anyone cares what you have to say.
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    NM to TX Road Trip. Gun Transport Info Seeked

    In NM your vehicle is considered an extension of your home. As far as I know there is no problem with having a loaded, concealed weapon inside your vehicle.