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  1. jasong

    22 RIFLE

    mule deer is AZ Buck
  2. jasong

    12B

    Congrats to Clay Kelly & Destry Guilliam (GUILLIAMS GUIDE SERVICE) & To Mr. John Tanner guided by his son Thad Tanner... on some good ole bucks!!!!!!!!!!
  3. jasong

    22 RIFLE

    updated 5 for 5 this past weekend
  4. jasong

    22 youth tag

    My youngest daughter smoked her first coues deer on the 22 JR deer tag 6:45 opening morning 316 yards one and done
  5. jasong

    22 RIFLE

    I did use one of those 3K rifles ( Mark V 300 weatherby mag ) but got the gun given to me for FREE.... made the 512 yard shot a drop in the bucket... my middle son filled his tag the next day. And my youngest daughter filled her jr deer tag 30 minutes into the hunt...and I took a buddy out on the mule deer hunt who also tagged out the first hour of the hunt. 4 tags 4 deer good times!
  6. jasong

    22 RIFLE

    22 RIFLE DEER HUNT IN THE BOOKS..
  7. jasong

    Unit 22

    Lane Guilliam 13 years old 200 yards first AZ Deer.
  8. jasong

    My son's great season

    FANTASTIC! LOVE TO SE THE KIDS HAVING FUN AND BEING SUCCESFUL
  9. jasong

    Unit 23 access question

    It was closed when i was there during the Jr. Deer Hunt, General Deer Hunt. the owner is tad (his realty signs are along the creek).... but it is also the eagle closure area and its closed most of the year.
  10. starts of with A junior hunt of a lifetime My Kids are on a roll.... From last years 2013 JR Elk where 4 of 4 tagged out, to the Spring 2014 Javelina hunt going 3 out of 4, to the 2014 JR Deer Hunt going 3 for 3!!! We headed up the hill Thursday with high expectations as we had put countless hours of scouting in evenings and weekends and had seen several good bucks in the weeks leading up to the hunt. Thursday was perfect (cloudy & rain), temperatures cooled off about 10 degrees. we reached camp around 12:00 under cloudy skies and steady rain. thanks to my Dad camp isn't so bad. 3 bedroom house in the heart of some the best country in the unit IMHO. nice place to unwind kick your feet up and take a hot shower at the end of the day. Lane & Tucker started off by Collectively Agreeing to let their sister go first for the first five days as that is all she had to hunt... little did they know at the time that good things come to those who wait! The first three days produced many nice bucks, but no shot opportunities, we did encounter an AZ Black Tail rattlesnake who was mad at the wold. we found some fresh bear tracks but no bear.. we saw several tarantula's (i quit counting after 10) On Monday morning we moved into a new area that we scouted once. My Daughter and her Older Brother got onto a small coues buck and doe, but ran into another rattle snake (who struck my oldest son in the boot (thank god it did not puncture anything). that evening we glassed up a group of does feeding away over the top of a ridge. we hurried back to the truck and drove around approx. 3 miles to get on the other side, put up the glass and located 5 bucks. Mckayna and i began the stalk and were able to close the distance to 265 yards. she squared up on a nice 5 x 5 mule deer and squeezed off it was a clean miss, she loaded another round and another miss. light was fading and the deer went back to feeding, she was unable to get back on them before we lost light. Tuesday arrived and we started off where we ended Monday but only found some does. we hunted around until around 2 pm where we all agreed to go sit under a tree and wait for the bucks to return just before dark where we were Monday...we waited patiently until 5:58 pm when the four small bucks came running down the hill to the feeding area where she shot her buck. a 1 x 2 at 165 yards.. we all made our way over to the buck took some pictures and dressed the animal. the kids carried all the gear, and i packed the deer. we encountered another rattlesnake on the way down in the dark not a good thing in the dark loaded down with gear and game. Wednesday Morning arrived and the boys were on deck. we slowly began working our way along a ridge top alternating north and south sides glassing. at out third set up i was glassing south, Lane was sleeping, Tucker was eating sunflower seeds and playing with grasshoppers when he says Dad i just saw some deer on my side. so i stand up walk to his side and see nothing. he said i swear they are there. so i start glassing and there is a stud standing under the shade of the tree with his doe. the boys set up on the fence Lane said i got him and I am going to shoot, tucker says go for it get him. Lane dropped his first AZ Deer ( 3 x 4 mule deer) 176 yards one shot big buck down. it took all three of us two hours to slowly drag that big old buck out of that canyon! during a breather during extraction.... i caught Lane in a moment with his buck... i can only imagine whats going through his mind Wednesday evening didn't produce much (just a few does). Thursday was the last and final day. Tucker was the lone ranger on deck. Since we did not get to work all the canyons on the ridge we were on Tucker decided he wanted to return to the same ridge and repeat what we did on Wednesday. so we began the morning on the ridge working canyon by canyon. On our first stop we glassed up 8 nice javelina, and were being chilled by the stiff cold breeze. then our second set up i was glassing down the canyon where Lane shot his deer the day prior. there were about thirty crows fighting over the gut pile about 1/2 mile down. i slowly began running my pan head down the canyon back to myself when a grey ghost appeared he was feeding in the dimly lit canyon. i pulled out the range finder and the buck was 396 yards feeding without a care in the world. we tried to close the distance but only encountered more obstacles and ended up back where we began 396 yards (tucker made this same shot on his elk the year prior ) the buck was facing us on a quartering angle, and the sun was coming up making it hard to see through the scope. so lane and i stood on the sunny side and blocked the suns glare. i set the gun up on the tripod and coached tucker through where to hold, seems like and eternity passed when he finally squeezed the trigger... and we heard the unmistakable sound of the whop!!!! i said you nailed him, and the buck was gone in and instant. Lane and i glassed the side of the hill relentlessly and saw no movement, no sign. Lane stayed behind on the tripod watching the spot the buck last stood. Tucker and i slid under the fence and began slowly working side tail down the opposite side of canyon. we closed about 150 yards it was steep slippery slope where tucker fell cut his hand hit his head and landed in some prickly pear, he began crying. i said but i know it hurts but your going to have to reach down and pull yourself up and get back on this. so he did, when we turned to walk again deer started blowing out 5 does went flagging up the hill. still no sign of the buck. we kept panning down to the tree he was under when tucker shot, and there he was walking slowly up the hill following the does. he was hit hard and bleeding profusely. tucker fired two more shots and missed. the buck began moving faster going to the top of the hill. when the buck switched back to the right broadside tucker drilled him again in the right front shoulder, but it didn't even knock the buck down. he continued another 75 yards up the hill to a thicket where we watched him bed down. we sat down and waited, i told tucker we sit and watch he will expire, if we keep pushing he will keep going. we waited and watched about 10 minutes when all of a sudden it was like the buck was launched from a spring loaded platform, he went from bedded to 5-6' in the air doing back flips down the mountain where he quit tumbling and flipping after about 100 yards. we saw several beautiful sunsets and had another family hunting trip that will go down in history, these kids will never forget these moments i assure you! My oldest son and i are back from our weeks adventure trying to follow the amazing junior hunt we had.. Thursday evening we glassed up 19 deer without leaving the comforts of the front and back porch (10 of those were bucks (15 mule deer and 4 coues). Friday we climbed into some new area and spent the day, thick nasty and down right ugly.. still picking stickers out of my legs. we glassed up 3 small dink mule deer bucks, quite funny watching them walk right behind 6 guys sitting in two side by sides glassing the opposite direction.... who never even seen them... i bet they were less than 50 yards away.. Saturday was more of the same we glassed and hunted hard. we glassed up numerous herds of javelina pushing 1 head in 8 different herds. even saw one 3 legged sucker (missing left front leg) Late Saturday night we glassed up single buck and with light fading fading fast we watched him bed down and derived plans to be in place to make a move early. Sunday arrived and we were on the hill at 5:00 am patiently waiting the sunrise.. at about 6:30 some knuckle head showed up and started randomly target practicing... about that same time i glassed up three bucks (already out of range), moving up the hill to the bluffs. we bedded the bucks (two side by side and one approx. 500 yards higher on the ridge) shortly after 7 am and came of with a plan to get out stalk on. 3 of us (my oldest son destry and youngest son tucker) slowly picked our way to where we planned to get a good look and shot. during our stalk i picked up another deer (nice buck) feeding high above the other bucks, which we waited for him to top out over ridge so he didn't interfere with our plan. tucker stayed back with all of our gear (packs).... destry and i composed ourselves, caught our breath and discussed what would happen when we topped out... i told destry one of two things will happen... either all heck will break lose and the three bucks would blow out, or they would lock down and wait us out... fortunately for us the latter of the two happened.. before topping out i ranged the hill 250 yards to bedded bucks, i set the turret and handed the kid the gun. when we topped out the bucks did not move. i could see the one buck bedded an he was diligently watching us. destry was unable to see the buck, so he told me if i see it to shoot it. so i set up on the tripod and let it rip (shot connected but far back (buck turned around during our stalk). seems like forever (probably only 5 seconds) went by and nothing, then the second buck walked out and turned and was looking back for his partner my son ripped off a shot and the buck went behind the next tree shortly followed by my buck who was moving slow. we waited for probably a solid 10 minutes and nothing moved, not even a flicker. so destry started down the nasty ravine (took him a solid hour) to get over where the bucks were. when he was about to top out both bucks emerged from the tree the front buck was in a hurry the back buck was lagging. i ranged the buck 350 yards dialed up the turret and smoked him, he flipped down the hill approx 75 yards and then stood up and headed out, he made it 100 yards and piled over. destry could see the deer from his position, so he picked his way over to the the deer. while he was in route the other buck came back and bedded down 15 yards from my dead buck. i told destry the other buck was laying down 20 yards from my buck so turn his scope down to 4 power and be ready... he made it to my buck picked its head up and was checking him out when the other buck stood up less than 15 yards away, destry shot and missed.. my buck (i did not pack my weatherby across the last canyon since the buck was dead left it with the packs and the 12 year old so photo with the winchester 30-06my boy was packing). buck was shot between the peak pictured and the little knob on the side of the hill... the next several hours were rough... we ran out of water, it got hotter than a fire cracker.... and we were dehydrated and puking. we placed a call for help to my daughters boyfriend who put out a call to broadhead brother hood on face book... within 45 minutes there were anthony and three others climbing the ridge with water and packs, who helped us out. cant say enough for guys who didn't even know me that drove up to help us out on a moments notice. we continued to hunt hard glassing up many more deer and javelina. we ran into and dispatched three more rattlesnakes (6 total for two weeks in the field) even saw some lady two different days out hunting in a denim ankle length skirt.... Next up my Dad & little Brother have hunt in 24B this weekend.... i will be behind the glass doing what i can to help out... thanks for reading!!!!
  11. jasong

    youth hunt of a lifetime!

    lancetkenyon are these big enough now?? went back and changed the settings!!!! took me 4 days to figure out how to post again.....
  12. jasong

    youth hunt of a lifetime!

    A junior hunt of a lifetime My Kids are on a roll.... From last years 2013 JR Elk where 4 of 4 tagged out, to the Spring 2014 Javelina hunt going 3 out of 4, to the 2014 JR Deer Hunt going 3 for 3!!! We headed up the hill Thursday with high expectations as we had put countless hours of scouting in evenings and weekends and had seen several good bucks in the weeks leading up to the hunt. Thursday was perfect (cloudy & rain), temperatures cooled off about 10 degrees. we reached camp around 12:00 under cloudy skies and steady rain. thanks to my Dad camp isn't so bad. 3 bedroom house in the heart of some the best country in the unit IMHO. nice place to unwind kick your feet up and take a hot shower at the end of the day. Lane & Tucker started off by Collectively Agreeing to let their sister go first for the first five days as that is all she had to hunt... little did they know at the time that good things come to those who wait! The first three days produced many nice bucks, but no shot opportunities, we did encounter an AZ Black Tail rattlesnake who was mad at the wold. we found some fresh bear tracks but no bear.. we saw several tarantula's (i quit counting after 10) On Monday morning we moved into a new area that we scouted once. My Daughter and her Older Brother got onto a small coues buck and doe, but ran into another rattle snake (who struck my oldest son in the boot (thank god it did not puncture anything). that evening we glassed up a group of does feeding away over the top of a ridge. we hurried back to the truck and drove around approx. 3 miles to get on the other side, put up the glass and located 5 bucks. Mckayna and i began the stalk and were able to close the distance to 265 yards. she squared up on a nice 5 x 5 mule deer and squeezed off it was a clean miss, she loaded another round and another miss. light was fading and the deer went back to feeding, she was unable to get back on them before we lost light. Tuesday arrived and we started off where we ended Monday but only found some does. we hunted around until around 2 pm where we all agreed to go sit under a tree and wait for the bucks to return just before dark where we were Monday...we waited patiently until 5:58 pm when the four small bucks came running down the hill to the feeding area where she shot her buck. a 1 x 2 at 165 yards.. we all made our way over to the buck took some pictures and dressed the animal. the kids carried all the gear, and i packed the deer. we encountered another rattlesnake on the way down in the dark not a good thing in the dark loaded down with gear and game. Wednesday Morning arrived and the boys were on deck. we slowly began working our way along a ridge top alternating north and south sides glassing. at out third set up i was glassing south, Lane was sleeping, Tucker was eating sunflower seeds and playing with grasshoppers when he says Dad i just saw some deer on my side. so i stand up walk to his side and see nothing. he said i swear they are there. so i start glassing and there is a stud standing under the shade of the tree with his doe. the boys set up on the fence Lane said i got him and I am going to shoot, tucker says go for it get him. Lane dropped his first AZ Deer ( 3 x 4 mule deer) 176 yards one shot big buck down. it took all three of us two hours to slowly drag that big old buck out of that canyon! during a breather during extraction.... i caught Lane in a moment with his buck... i can only imagine whats going through his mind Wednesday evening didn't produce much (just a few does). Thursday was the last and final day. Tucker was the lone ranger on deck. Since we did not get to work all the canyons on the ridge we were on Tucker decided he wanted to return to the same ridge and repeat what we did on Wednesday. so we began the morning on the ridge working canyon by canyon. On our first stop we glassed up 8 nice javelina, and were being chilled by the stiff cold breeze. then our second set up i was glassing down the canyon where Lane shot his deer the day prior. there were about thirty crows fighting over the gut pile about 1/2 mile down. i slowly began running my pan head down the canyon back to myself when a grey ghost appeared he was feeding in the dimly lit canyon. i pulled out the range finder and the buck was 396 yards feeding without a care in the world. we tried to close the distance but only encountered more obstacles and ended up back where we began 396 yards (tucker made this same shot on his elk the year prior ) the buck was facing us on a quartering angle, and the sun was coming up making it hard to see through the scope. so lane and i stood on the sunny side and blocked the suns glare. i set the gun up on the tripod and coached tucker through where to hold, seems like and eternity passed when he finally squeezed the trigger... and we heard the unmistakable sound of the whop!!!! i said you nailed him, and the buck was gone in and instant. Lane and i glassed the side of the hill relentlessly and saw no movement, no sign. Lane stayed behind on the tripod watching the spot the buck last stood. Tucker and i slid under the fence and began slowly working side tail down the opposite side of canyon. we closed about 150 yards it was steep slippery slope where tucker fell cut his hand hit his head and landed in some prickly pear, he began crying. i said but i know it hurts but your going to have to reach down and pull yourself up and get back on this. so he did, when we turned to walk again deer started blowing out 5 does went flagging up the hill. still no sign of the buck. we kept panning down to the tree he was under when tucker shot, and there he was walking slowly up the hill following the does. he was hit hard and bleeding profusely. tucker fired two more shots and missed. the buck began moving faster going to the top of the hill. when the buck switched back to the right broadside tucker drilled him again in the right front shoulder, but it didn't even knock the buck down. he continued another 75 yards up the hill to a thicket where we watched him bed down. we sat down and waited, i told tucker we sit and watch he will expire, if we keep pushing he will keep going. we waited and watched about 10 minutes when all of a sudden it was like the buck was launched from a spring loaded platform, he went from bedded to 5-6' in the air doing back flips down the mountain where he quit tumbling and flipping after about 100 yards. we saw several beautiful sunsets and had another family hunting trip that will go down in history, these kids will never forget these moments i assure you! my oldest son and i have tags for this upcoming weekends coues hunt. there will definitely be a lot more competition out in the field bu t chances are we wont encounter any of them. Its gonna be hard to beat, but i hope my oldest son and i have this much excitement on our hunt next week!
  13. jasong

    Winchester Model 70 243 wssm

    i just saw this item... do you still have gun for sale? i would be interested in the whole package including the scope. the wife accidentally bought 3 boxes of 95 grain ballistic tip ammo for this gun. and i have 3 youth tags for next month. you can reach me at 602-527-4152 if its still available
  14. jasong

    37B kids success

    Skull work completed!
  15. jasong

    37B kids success

    It was great to see how excited they got when their pigs dropped. The 13 year old weighs 70 lbs and he packed his own pig back to the truck. I have a short video but it won't load..
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