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  1. bigbuckfever

    Solar Eclipse April 8

    They'll be harder to see??😉
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    Cool Mule Deer Dead Head

    That would make your day! Nice find
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    2023 archery hunt

    Wow, that's a beauty. Congrats.
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    NM Senator - Lord have mercy on us!!

    Love to see his description of an assault weapon. what a tool.
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    Are coues deer in trouble?

    My favorite area hasn't had many sightings of bucks for a few years now. I think some of the reasons for that are, One: all the sxs's and quads that can race everywhere they feel like going, even if there isn't a road. (this isn't really a slam on sxs's and quads as I owned a quad and loved exploring on it so I have kinda a love/hate relationship with em ) Two: The Anasazi Foundation has been running groups of wayward youth all through some of my best, very remote, honeyholes and camping right in the middle of them during the December rifle hunts. Sucks for me, but it's National Forest so they have every right to use it too. Three: advertising works. When AZGFD spends money paying influencers to come hunt AZ, people come. More hunters = more pressure on the animals and competition for locals, specially at water holes. This past season I decided to check out other areas after not seeing any decent bucks for December archery. In January I went for a few days and spotted 5 bucks just glassing from camp. Nothing big, but my brother and I tried putting the sneak on em. Got close, but no shot opportunities before they left. I got to feel like I was hunting and not just carrying my "class one brush snagging device" through the cat claw. Just my 2 cents worth.
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    2024 Coues Deer!

    Spot and stalk on a Coues buck is one of the toughest things a hunter can do imho. Congrats, I'm glad it worked for you.
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    Good buck

    Congrats on a great buck.
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    Jason's Jaguar

    Awesome footage for Jason!! Love trail cameras.
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    Cold night

    Comfy looking spot, but you must not be burning much juniper in there with no screen and a rug that close? I burn juniper exclusively and it pops like a mother.
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    New years day buck

    Heck yeah, nice buck!
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    Early rifle bull

    Congrats and thanks for the story. Sounds like a great trip.
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    Rut report.

    My buddy saw a nice 3 pt WT tailing 3 does on the road down to a tank I ended up sitting for 5 days in 23. Only bucks to come in were mulies, but that quota was met so I was s.o.o.l. Only WT buck I saw was on the posted no hunting/private area along Renolds Creek on 288 on the way home. He stood there broadside at less than 20 yards and watched me slow to a crawl as I went by him. I swear that buck was taunting me.
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    Where am I

    Perky Peak?
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    2023 success

    Congrats, nothing like doubling up.
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    I've sat in plenty of brush blinds that I hadn't built originally. I always add to them to improve my chances of not being detected, but I've never sat in someone elses store bought blind. A few years ago, there was a pop-up blind set up at a tank I was approaching. I cautiously kept walking to see if anyone was in it. If so, I would have backed out. This one wasn't occupied so I set up my pop-up and sat it for the next 4 days and no one ever came into that tank. Another time I found a blown over pop-up blind and knocked over chair in a random area (no water anywhere around). I figured the wind had done a number to it, so I set it back upright and staked it back down and put the chair back inside. I admired the set up in that particular location. Hope whoever's it was that they came back to it and shot a deer from it.
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    Cbp shutting down ports

    I've been a painter for over 40 years in AZ and the labor force has definitely changed in the last 10+ years. The last time I tried to hire painters, I included a $500 bonus to be paid after one month (if they stuck around) and I couldn't find many takers that were qualified. I would get plenty of calls, but no one would actually show up for the in-person interview. (Finally had a woman show up and stick around for the month and then she was out of there once she got the $500.) When employers end up competing against the government that is giving away $ (that they took from the employers in the form of a tax), why would the next generation work for the money when they can get it just for applying with the government? I'm all for legal immigration, but when literally millions pour into the country illegally, heck no! having said that, I have to say that 99% of the people that hold the signs asking for money on the street corners don't appear to be Hispanic. They are coming here because they want to work, n ot because they want a free handout.
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    6a turkey video

    That seems to be the only time I see turkeys-when I am hunting something else and don't have a turkey tag
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    Tornado hits Star Valley Az.

    I still snicker every time I drive past Pete's Place and see a cow as their draw for a topless bar. Never worked to coax me in.
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    Found an enormous deadhead (coues)

    Dang, you got to have one of those magical days in the field every hunter and lover of coues dreams about. Not just one awesome find, but 3 in one day. A lion skull next to those two on your wall would've been a heck of a topper. Congrats to ya.
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    Veteran's Day - 2023

    I'm very grateful for all the veterans out there, past and present. I'm kinda partial to this one, my dad.
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    Men’s rules.

    These rules get truer as you age
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    First hunt since my dad passed

    Good for you. The few times I got to hunt with my dad are some of my favorite memories.
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    Southern Buck

    Congrats on the buck and good for you that the ole gun trick worked.
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    October bucks

    Nice!! Congratulations.
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    2021 CO mule deer

    Congratulations on a beauty. Nice photo too.