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  1. On October 18, 2010 my uncle signed a contract with Todd Rice of Sonoran Outfitters to hunt Desert Bighorn Sheep in Sonora, Mexico. On November 18th he arrived in Kino Bay, Sonora for his hunt. The next day he began hunting and on November 24, 2010 he shot a nice 165” ram with dark horns that were broomed off. The ram was aged at 10 to 10 ½ years old. (Pictures of my uncle and his Ram are on Todd’s website) November 25, 2010 my uncle returned home with Todd promising to deliver his Ram within 2 or 3 weeks, which he never did. After 10 months of Todd Rice refusing to even communicate with my uncle he decided to file suit in Coconino Superior Court. He had his first Court Arbitration Hearing in Flagstaff on September 12, 2012 with Court Appointed Judge John Trebon. On October 12th Todd offered to settle with him by providing the horns and cape into his possession. Several more months went by with Todd stalling and refusing to deliver my uncle’s trophy. As it would turn out, Todd Rice defaulted on the settlement because he never purchased a tag for the Ram prior to or after the hunt. Fast forward to April 9, 2013, in front of Judge John Trebon, Todd offered a new settlement. This offer was another Desert Sheep Hunt in Sonora. My uncle was to arrive on February 2, 2014 and start hunting the next day. If Todd failed to follow through a judgment would be awarded to my uncle for the cost of the original hunt plus attorney's fees and expenses. On December 3, 2013 my uncle had not heard anything from Sonoran Outfitters about his upcoming Sheep Hunt so he sent Todd an e-mail. He explained that he needed to know the details of the hunt so he could purchase a plane ticket and make plans for the upcoming hunt. Todd responded right away saying he would get back to him in a couple of days with all of the details. As of January 10, 2014 my uncle had not heard from him so he sent him another e-mail requesting the details of the hunt. He never got a response. He then began trying to reach him by phone but Todd never answered or returned any calls. So February 3rd came and passed without a single word from Sonoran Outfitters. On the 4th of February my uncle’s attorney filed a Motion of Default against Todd Rice and Sonoran Outfitters in Coconino Superior Court requesting that a Judgment against Todd Rice and Sonoran Outfitters be completed. Hopefully my uncle will be able to recover all of the money he has paid out to Todd along with all of the other fees and expenses, so that someday he can go on another Desert Sheep Hunt with a reputable outfitter and get his trophy he has dreamed about. I’m spreading my uncle’s story as we don't want other hunters to fall victim to Todd Rice and Sonoran Outfitters.
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    Safe Cleanout

    Both 1100’s are sold. 300WSM SPF. Make offer on 22. thanks, Phil
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    Safe Cleanout

    *SOLD* Remington 1100 12 gauge 2 3/4, Vent Rib 28” barrel with fixed modified choke. $425 *SOLD* SOLD-Remington 1100 12 gauge 3” Mag, 30” Vent rib barrel with fixed full choke. $450- SOLD *SPF*Winchester Model 70 300 WSM, Vortex 3.5-10x50 Diamondback Scope, and 60 rounds ammo. $475 *SPF* Winchester Model 74 22 LR Semi-auto, Stalk fed tube magazine. $300 Located in Goodyear. Call or text 623-308-2228 Phil
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    Safe Cleanout

    I’m in Goodyear but all over the valley. Shoot me a text or give me a call. 623-308-2228 Phil
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    Osceolla Turkeys.

    Highly recommend doing it. Osceola’s are flat out a blast to hunt. I’ve been twice, both times with Swamp Gobbler Outfitters. It can be done on public but my thought process is by the time I pay the expense of travel and time off I want my best opportunity to take a Bird. As far as private land hunts go Swamp Gobbler is very reasonable and run a first class operation. The owners are my friends and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Another great Outfitter is Cypress Roost Outfitters but he has a waitlist.
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    DPMS SMMR 223-5.56

    18" Barrel, CMC Straight Pull Trigger, Bad Lever Charge Handle Extension, M-223 Rail and Nikon Prostaff 4-12x44 Scope included. 3-20 round poly mags, 1-20 round factory steel mag, 1-5 round steel mag. Shoots awesome with 60GR Nosler Ballistic Tips-will pass on load data if interested. $1,000 OBO Listing for a friend. Feel free to contact him directly 520-507-6611, ask for John.
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    Archery goat 2019

    You put the time in, did your homework, stayed patient and persistent and it paid off huge. Congratulations again on one big beautiful buck buddy!
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    Unit 10 my beautiful blessing

    Ernesto, I am so happy for you my friend. Congratulations on a beautiful buck! There were some very long days but oh so worth it. Great job on being patient and making the most of your long awaited tag. Always so much fun getting to spend time with you and Chef. You made an amazing shot and you should be proud of a great trophy. Jim, Keith, and myself had a great time up there as well and hopefully someday we can all do it again!
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    Chases first Elk

    Congratulations to Chase on his first elk!
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    Hunter's First

    Enjoyed the read very much. Huge congratulations to Hunter and way to go!! Doesn't get much better than that outcome right there.
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    Sages First Elk

    Great job and congratulations to her!
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    Daughter's First Elk

    Very cool, congratulations to her and great job dad.
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    First day velvet success...

    Congratulations on a phenomenal buck!
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    Happy Birthday CHEF

    I hope you had a truly great birthday buddy, I know we had a great four days in the woods not long after but I wanted to make sure and wish you a Happy Birthday even though a little late.
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    Call it what you want

    I call it a healthy obsession that makes us strive to do better in everything just to get a chance to get back out and do what we love. Congratulations again buddy, it was an epic season with all of the highs and lows that ended just about perfectly. Beautiful big velvet buck.
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    The First of Many

    Congratulations again man on that beast of a buck! Love it.
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    Switzerland Alpine Ibex makes 20!

    I've said it before but its worth saying again, huge congratulations amigo and what an epic trip in beautiful country and amazing trophy.
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    23 youth success

    Very cool buck, congratulations and good luck on the second one to fill!
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    1st buck for Camm

    That just looks like an absolute blast (minus the snake). Congratulations to Camm on a nice buck and awesome making it a family affair.
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    Daughters first deer

    This is what it is all about! Very very cool and huge congratulations to her on her first deer. Cherish these as the time goes by so quickly.
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    My Little Princess's First Kill

    Saw this on IG, very cool and awesome job all the way around.
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    Wife's First Elk Hunt

    That right there is very cool. Congratulations to your wife on a nice bull in some pretty harsh conditions!
  23. Enjoyed reading that very much and huge congratulations to you. Very awesome and to be able to share it with your dad as well is just wonderful.
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    Turkeys in the Chirichaua's in 1966?

    In the late eighties and early nineties there were a few Merriams in the Chirachuas. My very first turkey tag in AZ was there. Saw and called in one jake.
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    Passed up free meal

    Awesome pictures for sure. Mother Nature never fails to impress.