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  1. Jimmer Negamanee

    Leftover Shrinkage

    My prediction is that the average # of BPs required to draw the more desired rifle tags will go down because knowing that left-over tags are (or very soon will be) a thing of the past, many people will abandon the strategy of stockpiling BPs. The choice will no longer between the chance at a “premium” tag and an almost guaranteed leftover but, instead, a choice between the chance at a “premium” tag and not going rifle hunting at all. This may be truer for us older folks though. Now that I’m on the back nine of life, hunting now holds great allure. Waiting 8 years for a “trophy” hunt means I’m hunting with a body that’s 8 years older too. Mind you, I’m still in the fight and try to stay fit but, whether we realize it or not, we’re all fighting the indefensible assault of time. Carpe diem, and all that. Life's short. Hunt hard. Hunt now.
  2. Jimmer Negamanee

    Results are up.

    Did you put in for this hunt as one of your first 2 selections or the last 3?
  3. Jimmer Negamanee

    Results are up.

    I'm #28 for this hunt. But I made it my 2nd choice because I really wanted to get drawn this year and only had 2 bonus points. I probably would have been drawn if it was my 3rd, 4th, or 5th choice but I didn't want to trade a 100% of getting drawn for even a 90% chance. My brother made this hunt his 3rd choice with 0 BPs and he got skunked in the draw. I wonder if the lack of leftovers will change people's draw strategies going forward and if that will effect the bonus points required to draw various hunts. (Maybe decrease BPs required for the highly desired hunts and increase the BPs required for the less desired hunts? Not sure.) I remember when we could drive to the AZGFD office and buy an OTC tag for this hunt the week of the hunt. Those were the days...
  4. Jimmer Negamanee

    Happy Indpendence Day!

    Happy Independence Day! Sure, I’m posting this on the 2nd of July but July 2, 1776 was the day when the Second Continental Congress passed the resolution of independence which severed the legal ties between the U.S. and the monarchy of Great Britain. In fact, John Adams thought July 2nd would be the day recognized and celebrated as our Independence Day. The day we celebrate our independence, however, is the Fourth of July. As we all learned in school, that’s the day the Declaration of Independence was signed. Basically, the Declaration of Independence was a statement of the reasons why the Continental Congress passed the resolution of independence. (Because it was Congress, there was a fair amount of debate, negotiation, and compromise to reach the agreed upon verbiage so it took them a couple days.) The final product was almost poetic. We all remember this part: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” To those of you who have worn the uniform of our Country, I thank you for your service. For those of you how have stood up for human and civil rights in order to make “a more perfect Union”, I thank you for your service. To those who have served in the legislature or answered the call to jury service or willingly paid your taxes (notice I didn’t say “happily”), that’s also important service. Thank you too. I’m amazed that 243 years later, we’ve persisted with this crazy idea that “We, the People” can govern ourselves. One last interesting Founding Father fact. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both signed the Declaration of Independence and both served as President and both died on the exact same day, the Fourth of July, 1826. Fifty years, to the day, from the day they signed the Declaration of Independence.
  5. Jimmer Negamanee

    Hit

    One hit for deer here in our house! Congrats to everyone who got hit and to those who didn't, there will be more hits early next week!
  6. Jimmer Negamanee

    censorship?

    I’m always open to being persuaded that I am or was wrong about something. And I’m not ashamed to admit it when I believe I was wrong. As the poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744) said “No one should be ashamed to admit he is wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” @ AZLance: Characterizing my comments “Worst and most useless post of the year!” and saying that I’m “being part of the problem” are conclusory statements. Those bare conclusions, without any arguments or reasons to support them, are not persuasive. @ trphyhntr: You actually make my point for me. “why dont you just not click on the threads if you dont want to read it” is precisely the reason the “Non-hunting related Politics” forum exists. I’ve never asked for a password to enter that forum because don’t want to read it because I remember the stuff that used to be posted on there before that forum existed and I’ve seen the threads that have been moved there. The Campfire is a place for all of us and we all click away on it looking for something interesting, enlightening or funny. The Campfire can’t be ignored. The Non-hunting related Politics forum, on the other hand, is easy to ignore. @ AZLance & trphyhntr: I’ve always enjoyed your posts which include your commentary and the pictures you’ve been generous enough to share. You’re both welcome around my campfire any time. And if either of you show up, and there’s one last beer in the cooler, it’s yours.
  7. Jimmer Negamanee

    censorship?

    I’m glad Amanda came up the “Non-hunting related Politics” forum. It’s made the site more enjoyable for folks who just want to share information and experiences on hunting, hiking, fishing, shooting, backpacking, etc. because we can now do so without having to wade through numerous overtly political threads. I’ve learned so much by being a member on here for more than a decade. Sure, politics are important. I’m glad people hold political beliefs. I certainly hold them. I’m glad people discuss politics publicly because that’s the market place of ideas where we can critically scrutinize and pressure test our own ideas and those of others. We can change our views if convinced we were wrong about something or we can have more confidence in our convictions if, when exposed to challenges and different viewpoints, we emerge more convinced of our position. So we win either way. If someone wants to talk politics with me, I’m happy oblige. If, however, someone wants to talk politics at me, well, I’ve never found that useful. Often, the political topics in the Campfire forum devolved into simplistic, intransigent, name-calling full of logical fallacies. That’s not helpful, not productive, and not fun. I go with the premise that we are all Americans and that we all want what’s best for America. I also believe that we have different ideas for how to best keep this Republic humming along in the most efficient and sustainable way. Throughout human history, Democracy has been the exception, not the rule. The fact that we have, for the last 243 years or so, governed ourselves without a monarchy, without an oligarchy, without a plutocracy, is pretty remarkable. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” can and, indeed, should have direct, thoughtful, and serious discussions about our society and politics. It’s our enemies that want us to see our fellow Americans with different ideas as “others” who represent an existential threat to our way of life, not worthy of being treated with dignity and respect, and to have us be divided by stereotypes, tropes, and simplistic name calling. I guess I took the long way around the barn on this but I’m glad Amanda came up the “Non-hunting related Politics” forum.
  8. Jimmer Negamanee

    Kid found these this AM

    Awesome finds! Great way to spend time together and get to know the daughter's boyfriend better. When asked about his experience he'll say "Shed hunting is easy. Just walk ten minutes then pick one up. Then walk another ten minutes and pick up another." Thanks for posting.
  9. Jimmer Negamanee

    mini 7x7

    Great sheds and a matching set to boot! That's awesome. Thanks for posting.
  10. Jimmer Negamanee

    LOUD buzzing Desktop

    Hmmm. HP tech. support might know or at least they might be able to let you know if it's a warranty item if you need to get it professionally fixed. Good luck! Let us know how it goes.
  11. Jimmer Negamanee

    Thanks for the Memories Buddy! (pic heavy)

    Great post! Thanks for sharing.
  12. Jimmer Negamanee

    What is max points for deer

    Great information. Thanks for posting.
  13. Jimmer Negamanee

    Elk/Coues

    That's A LOT of growth on those bulls! Thanks for posting. Also, if you don't mind, post some pics of the sheds you found.
  14. Jimmer Negamanee

    Meet Clover

    What a cutie pie! Looking forward to hearing about (and seeing photos of) your adventures!
  15. Jimmer Negamanee

    HONORING YOUR WORD!

    I totally understand and agree that if a person makes a commitment they should keep it. I've bought and sold some stuff on here but am by no means a frequent flyer on either end. I've given stuff away to. My experiences have been overwhelmingly positive. I've met some cool members. If the offer to sell is accepted, the deal is done. No further discussion needed. But, in my book, if the offer to sell is met with an "I'd like to come look at it next week." and I say "Okay" then the item is still for sale and I'll accept any full-price acceptance I get in the meantime. Of course if I get such an acceptance, I immediately PM the person who wanted to kick the tires (so they could presumably make me a counter-offer) that the item has been sold. That only happened once and the person PM'd me back a tad bit put out, thinking that his offer "to look at it" should have put him in front of the person who explicitly and unequivocally accepted the full-price offer. Bottom like though is that I think "I'll take it. PM sent." means "I accept your offer to sell at full-price and agree to your shipping terms or will pick it it up myself."
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