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  1. Noel Arnold

    Lark's son Bridger takes a giant!!

    270, I never question when somebody gives a score on the internet.I know that you can never tell by pictures alone.Hunting is what it is all about for my family.Record books do not mean anything to me.The only reason we talk gross scores is to get a idea of how much horn a animal has.The only reason I made the comment about giving the score was that he said how much his last years bull scored. Noel
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    Lark's son Bridger takes a giant!!

    Yeah I think you just want to keep us guessing.It kind of reminds me when I read a hunting article and the writer tells all of the scores of animals that he is scouting and then never tells the score of the one he actually shoots.
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    Lark's son Bridger takes a giant!!

    What a great bull.But you know you can not tell us you shot a 370 bull last year and not give us a score on this one.Especially since this one looks way over 370.
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    2010 elk success

    The more I look at him,I do not think he has the main beams to gross 420.I am going to say between 405 and 410.
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    2010 elk success

    Congrats on a awesome bull.I am not as good as guessing elk as I am coues,but that bull looks over 400 to me.Maybe 420 gross.
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    15D Sheep Tag

    My brother had the tag about three years ago and went without a guide.He hunted with a bow for most of the hunt and got shots.He finally picked up the rifle and shot a 155.We never had problems finding good rams to stalk.There is a big mesa on the south end of unit that is a big walk,but has big sheep.As long as you are good at glassing,then you do not need a guide on this hunt.
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    Outfitter Killed

    I will pray for his family and also I will pray that our Federal Government and our President opens there eyes to the out of control security of our borders.The rancher in Douglas that was hunted down and killed after turning in the drug smuglers should have been addressed by the fed's a lot more then it probally was.If our border does not get more help from the U.S.A., then I predict in the future that there is going to be some vigilanty killing's of drug runners from family members of the murderd people.
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    Coyote vs Greyhound

    We have a yellow lab/greyhound mix and she is the sweetest dog in the world,but when a ground squirrel get's in our back yard it does not stand a chance.She loves our cat.
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    The Doc did not do surgery

    What was the medical name for your injury?.It kind of sounds like what I had with my shoulder.Mine was called frozen shoulder syndrome.I had four months of intense phsical therapy.If it would have not worked they would have put me under and phsically ripped the scar tissue in my shoulder.
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    Saw something really cool

    I do not hunt in the white mountains,but the elk population in units 5/6/7/8/9/10/ etc. are quite a bit smaller then they were 12 to 15 years ago.In 6a the game and fish has lowered the population to much(just my opinion). Pressure from the Ranchers and the almighty dollars to the game and fish have caused this.
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    I totally agree with Bill.Right now it is just not worth the risk.I have been going to Mexico for about 40 years and this will be the first year that I will not go.In the 70's my family and I spent one month exploring all of Baja.Another time we spent a month driving all the way to Mexico city.We have been going to Santo tomas (1 1/2 hours south of Rocky point ) twice a year to fish for sea trout.Last year was the first time that the Mexican fisherman that we have known for 25 years said do not go to caborca to get gas.He said drive the extra 1/2 to rocky point because it is to dangerous.Besides the drug wars,there are citizen's that are kidnapping people for money.All of the people that were working in the U.S.A. and sending money to family in Mexico are out of work and desperate.
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    Guess the Score Contest - Jan 2010

    I will guess 128 2/8th.Grat looking buck.
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    Mullin's Got it done in a big way!

    Huntmore, Good post.I agree with what you said.And yes from what I have seen of the posts from the Mullins crew,they seem like good and upstanding guides. I probally should have started a whole new thread about auction tag's so there was no confusion about this guide.
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    Mullin's Got it done in a big way!

    Huntmore, It seem's like every time a debate comes up about the auction tag somebody brings up jealousy.I can not speak for anybody else,but I can assure you that jealousy has nothing to do with my opinion of these tag's.I already said that I have no hard feeling's toward the guides or hunter.(So how could I be jealous ? ). What I do know is when you make something all about money,then it can bring out the worse in people.Look at steroid's in the sport's world. And I will make just one example of hunting.Remember a couple year's ago the auction tag were the bull was shot in the subdivision in the White Mountains.It made all of the Newspapers up North.I would say that was bad publicity for hunters.Now I am not just picking on the Arizona Game and fish,because a lot of the state's have these tag's.And there has been a lot of bad press also (spider bull for one).I have been hunting for 36 years and hunting for me is a way of life.It seem's like hunting has become a sport for a lot of people now.Where the horns are the only reason.For me and a lot of the old timers it is for the meat first and horn's second.This does not mean that I do not like big horn's.It mean's I do not shoot anything that I will not eat.I have no problem with people who do a lot of hunting, giving some of there meat away,but if they never eat any of it then it becomes just killing.I am not saying that this hunter is not going to eat the animal.
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    Mullin's Got it done in a big way!

    Kathi, There is a lot of people that think these tags have a negative effect on the perception of what hunting has become.These tags bring a lot of money to the Guides (Way more then regular hunts because of the huge tips).And because of this you have some real backstabbing between the guides.Also the general public has a lot less problem with hunters if they think they are hunting for the meat and not just for the horns only.Also you have hunters that get hard feelings over the auction tags because the auction tag gets to hunt before anybody else.So som hunters think that the game and fish are selling off what people think as our wildlife not there's. And finally there are a lot of people who think there are better way's of getting the money for the department.
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    Mullin's Got it done in a big way!

    First thing I would like to say is I have no ill feeling's for the guide or hunter.Now that I have said that,I would like to add that anytime there is a big animal shot on a auction tag.It seem's like this always happens.I personally do not agree with these tag's because it gives hunting a bad name. Now of course if I was a guide I might think differently.Because of the money I could make.I know we have this arguement every year about whether the benefit of these tag's outweigh the negative.To me every year that goes by makes it clear that the negative outshines the positive.
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    Archery elk hunters

    Anything could happen in two weeks as far as the weather is concerned.I never get drawn so it does not matter to me.(Yes that is sarcasim) But good luck to all of you tag holders.
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    Back from Alaska

    Sounds like you had a great trip.I have gone the last two summers,but could not go this summer because the wife and I are in the process of adopting our two foster children.Last year we were out of Gustavus and the halibut was world class,but the silvers were running late and we only caught a few.I had to get a cortizon shot in my shoulder because of all the monster halibut I caught.It is still giving me problems and I am having trouble shooting my bow.The docter said I might have to have one more shot.I think I just need to lay off it for awhile and let the inflamation go down. Noel
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    Glassing up......

    I have glassed around 10 while whitetail hunting.Not that many when you consider I have been glassing for coues for thirty years.The only one I could shoot was not one of the ten.I saw him with my eyes walking accross the caynon on a trail.He is on my wall.
  20. Anybody hear any rumors that the elk and antelope applications may be as much as 50 % down from last year. Noel
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    Aplications & the Economy

    Gamehauler made a good point about this being a hunting website.I do not know what the total percent of hunters that get on websites is,but I would guess that it is not more then 20%.And there is going to be a lot higher percent of us that are going to put in compared to the majority of the population.The more I talk to people the more I think that there is going to be a pretty big drop in applications from last year.
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    Elk and Antelope applications down.

    Stanley, No I will not believe it until I see it.I was thinking maybe 30 % at the most .But I do know that a lot of people put in for points only that normally put in for the draw.If you look at all of the hunters in Arizona that worked in the construction buisness,then you know of a lot of people are out of work or getting ready to.
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    The second toe never got down.

    Tam, I think at the end of the game they did not choke at all.I think that steelers made some really good plays.I am very proud of how the card's played this post season.And I think as long as Warner comes back and we do not have a lot of major injuries,then we have as good a chance as anybody else to go again.The upside of the Cardinals is we have quite a few young players with the chance of getting better next year.(Just my two cents ) Noel
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    The second toe never got down.

    We must have been watching two different games,because I did not see a total prevent defense.The one play when it was 3rd down and 6 we came with a all out blitz and they converted the first down.The fact is that they won the game.The only play that I thought was really bad was Harrison beating on our guy. That should have got him kicked out of the game.Maybe the last play of the game was wrong,but we had the lead with about 2 1/2 minutes and could not stop them.(Cardinal's had a great ride but in the end they got bucked off with the clock at 7.9 seconds.And then the dang bull kicked them in the gut's after bucking them off).The only thing they can do is get back on . Noel
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    Butcher shops

    I have always done my own.Try it,it is not as hard as you think.The 16lbs on the coues is what seems a little light to me.Maybe by 5lbs or so.But it also may have been a real small body.My pig was not very big this year around thirty dressed and I got exactly 9lbs of boned out meat.So I guess if the coues was only 60lbs dressed it may be right. Noel