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Noel Arnold

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  1. Knothead,I have had a lot of people ask me over the years if I am related to the Arnold pickles company.No I am not, but it would have been nice because I sure like a good pickle when I am eating a sandwich 😋

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  2. My family has lived in Arizona before it was a state and I love my Arizona.The problem is it is a mathmadical figure that if you like to hunt and fish, with the population of people and future growth makes staying here full time.I probably will move to Idaho when my parents go to heaven.

  3. So I made a comment about sports role models.There are different opinions on role models.My opinion of a role model is somebody that has good moral character there whole life.I see that Koybe was married in 2001 and the sex scandal was 2003.So my question to the Koybe lovers is do you think it is ok to cheat on your wife.


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  4. IHere is my take on this.I watch sports for entertainment.I have the choice wether I want to watch or not.I choose to admire the players and coaches that I think are good  role models for my children and every other child.Here is a couple good role models.Herm Edwards(asu coach) David Robinson (old Spurs player, and Shaquille O'Neill.Bad sports role models Kobe,tiger woods.Has nothing to do with how they became later.When they were players,they were bad role models.With that said,I am always happy when I see someone turn there life around.Also it is always sad when anybody dies.Oh by the way I have made plenty of mistakes in my life and I am sure I have not always been a good role model.

  5. I tried to call both Arturo phone number an Tom Albers number from Facebook.Tom Albers is out of service and Arturo's number said not accepting calls.I emailed both of them on Facebook.Does anyone have updated numbers.I am wanting to go with Arturo first with staying in my pop up camper.The last time I was at lobos was probably around 1969.I was about 6 years old.We started at lobos then started going to Libertad and then went to Santo Tomas.We liked surf fishing the most and Santo Tomas had the best corvina fishing.

  6. Marvin,

    The taxidermist had to cut the horns in half to put the horns in the machine to freeze dry the horns,so I knew I could not put him in any record books.I was just trying to get a idea of what he would have scored hard horned.I am thinking since it will shrink about 2%, then when it comes out of the machine in December,the score will be about the same as if it was hard horned from the beginning. Thanks for the info.

  7. Congrats on a world class deer.I have a question somebody might be able to answer. I shot a deer with my crossbow and I was in such a hurry to keep the meat good and to get the cape to the taxidermist,that l did not score him.the taxidermist said the freezed dried process will shrink the horns about 2%.so my question is what is the average percentage I need to deduct for the velvet.

  8. It has been awhile since I have posted.There seems to be a few opinions on wounding animals.My opinion is that I never like wounding a animal, but I would never loose sleep if I spent the time to try and find it.What makes me really sad is when a human kills another human or a adult rapes a kid. or in tonight's case .A.S.U. GETS THERE BUTT KIKED FROM STANFORD. That is what makes me sick.

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  9. Got out for the first time scouting yesterday and Saw 9 bucks, 7 in a bacholor herd took a few pictures through the spotting scope Enjoy!



    Those are some nice pictures.I see that you live in Safford.My Dad has a second house in the farms north of Willcox,We have been hunting the very south end of 32 and I am worried about the condition of the deer.He comes down from Phx. about every three weeks and until the last couple weeks it has looked like the Sahara desert without any winter moisture.I see the first picture you have I can see it's ribs.What is your take on the condition of the deer down south.

    Noel Arnold

  10. I think there is pro's and con's to these tags.I do not have any emotions good or bad to the people that buy these tag's.To me it is sad that the States even have to sell these tag's.I do not know if there is wasted money in the Game departments or not,but I do know that in Arizona the people that have the final say, have been letting out to many tags for a lot of the animals in Arizona.And the excuse of this is they say that it is what the public wants. This is not helping the population of the animals.One example is years ago the Game and fish said that in order for a herd of Pigs to make it they could not get below around 9.Now they have lowered the number quite a bit just so they can rationlize the slaughter.I have seen coyote's rush pig herds and if they do not have enough adults,then they can not circle the wagons and get the young in the middle.I seen this about 20 years ago on a herd of 25 and the coyotes did not have a chance.I know that the auction tag's go toward helping game.I also know that it was not good when the non hunting public saw on tv when the auction tag elk was shot around houses a few years ago.I like to shoot big animals,but it is more important to bring meat home.I would feel sorry for the guy who had put in for twenty years and finally got a tag and had scouted the animal and a auction tag shot it before they had even got a chance.

  11. This is the first year that I did not put in for rifle coues for first choice.I put in for mule deer first in northern Az and coues second.The whole reason was that in the Willcox area were I hunt is like the Sahara desert right now.They did not get any of the late moisture that the middle to northern part of the state got.I probally will not even hunt archery down there unless we get some early monsoons.

  12. Everybody has different ethics.I personally always try to get as close as I can.If I feel that the animal is in a place that might spook if I try to closer,then I have the gun and ability to shoot 600 yards.I do worry that there is a growing population of people that shoot animals as far as they can to pump up there ego's even though the animal was in a place that could have been shot closer.Even the military snipers shoot as close as they can without being detected.If the most important part of a hunt is pulling the trigger,then the future of our hunting heritage is in trouble.It should be about spending the time with family and friends and putting healthy hormone,antibiotic,steriod free meat on the table.

  13. I eat a lot of the good fat's.Avacados,nut's,fresh coconut ,and flax seed.Also good carbs like beans and sweet potatoes.Both of these have high fiber.I hike mountains that do not have trails because it helps your balance.Probably the best cardio workout that I get is quail hunting were there is mountains.When they fly across the canyon, I run the whole way.By the way I always take the shell out of the chamber when running.I also eat a lot of fish and red meat that I catch or shoot myself.I eat very little domestic meat because of the Hormones,steroids, antibiotics,etc,etc.