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About nateNAU

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  1. I decided to dust my predator tackle off this morning and try a stand. It was an area that I discovered shed hunting last year and just looked like an awsome coyote spot. Big golden grass fields with a couple knobs to give you elevation. After about 12 minutes of pup distress I saw 4 coyotes working in. Got 2 and missed a third. Taken with my savage 204 ruger. I will be skinning them tonight and I will pay attention to the fur damage to add to the fur friendly cartridge post below.
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    My Daughter is Officially a Marine

    What a proud dad you must be. Thank you for sharing!
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    11m elk

    We had some good success this year on elk in 11m. We were able to get my brother in law his cow on the first hunt and I was able to tag out on a nice 5x5 last night on the second hunt.
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    fur friendly cartridge

    I use a 204 and I have never had an exit to sew up. Same with a 222. 223 with any kind of factory ammo in my experience is not fur friendly.
  5. I was able to get out a little this weekend. The lack of rain has sure made it difficult to locate good areas that the doves congregate. Did find a tank that they were liking and almost limited out in three hours.
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    What is max points for deer

    More than likely a mistake on the app. Thank God for point guard. There are still good bucks in 11m and they keep getting better since it went to a draw but still not one deer in 11m is worth 17 points. 160-180 bucks are doable if you work hard and ones pushing the magic number do happen but the genetics just arnt there for anything better than that.
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    What is max points for deer

    One guy burned something like 17 deer points for 11m archery a year or so ago. Don't understand some people's logic.
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    unit 11M archery draw tag

    I think everyone has pretty much hit the nail on the head. Some change is needed for the deer population in 11m. When 11m went to a draw, it was not based on any science or conservation strategy. G&F were just running damage control on a unit that surrounds a very liberal town, and when the number of deer running around neighborhoods with arrows sticking out of them increased, I think they tried to fix the problem before some ludicrous ballot initiative or something was purposed by the libs in this town. Flagstaff has seen crazy growth the last few years and the amount of college students in this town is staggering. 11m used to see 1000 or more deer hunters before it went to a draw in August and reducing the tags to 120 defiantly changed the dynamic of deer here. One little talked about benefit of hunting metro units is it kind of puts a little fear into them and keeps them out of residential areas and off of roadways. To me it seems like deer strikes on roads have increased around town and might be a contributing factor in creating this hunt.
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    unit 11M archery draw tag

    Haha. I was waiting for this to be brought up. Don't know if this is here to stay or not. 7 got the revolving late archery tag this year and I don't know if going to be like those hunts that rotate units or what. I kind of think it's here to stay. If it's dry it could be an awsome hunt. Hunting deer in the rut/prerut in a unit that never sees a gun hunt.
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    1st javalina

    I was lucky enough to fill my tag on my first javalina on Saturday. I have been some what jinxed with them. I live in flagstaff and to hunt them I have some what of a jaunt. I will say I have seen quite a number up here but never when I have an otc tag in my pocket. With my first tag in a good javi unit a few years back, practically the whole unit was inaccessible due to flash flooding. The following year I applied for the same unit and popped 4 tires on the first day of the hunt. I hunted 37b this year in january and saw over 40 muley and coues bucks, but not one javalina, so I didn't really have high hopes for this 19b HAM hunt. The plan for the morning was to glass south facing slopes but snow and high winds made it difficult and needless to say they were not moving in those conditions. By about 11, my brother in law and I decided to try and search some thicker valleys and came across a big group of pigs. He was determined to get one with his bow, so the plan was for him to shoot one, and as soon as he shot, I would follow up on a second one with my pistol. The plan went moderately well and after he shot a big old broken tusked sow, I followed up on a younger boar. I am glad my bad luck streak was finally broken and am now addicted to these little stick pigs!
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    When you’re upset you don’t draw

    Don't remember for sure but probably soon after these regs, 2000- 2001. Because 7 was split into 3 units originally. Anyone else remember hunting 7 metro before it was changed to 11m?
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    33/37 Archery Hunters

    Hunted 37b up toward picketpost for 3 days. Saw tons of deer but no javi.
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    Hunting Report ?

    Was driving in 5bn yesterday and came across big wide 3x3 chasing does in the middle of a road. Almost had to bump him with my truck to get him out of the road. Had no care that I was there. Will be in 37b next weekend chasing them. Hopefully the rut is going as good down there as it is up here.
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    Hand Gun Record Books

    Oh ya. SCI has a handgun record book. The full book is only viewable online if you are a member I believe but I think you can view all the top 10s not as a member.
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    Guns for sale

    The first gun is a sporterized 03a3 in 30-06. W/ weaver scope. $275 The second gun is a Swiss vetterli in 41 Swiss. Has been converted to center fire. $150 Located in flagstaff Nate 9286079588