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About bowsniper

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    Phoenix, AZ
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    Christ, family, bowhunting

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  1. bowsniper

    Game Cameras- G&F Agenda

    I'll tell you how "public comment" worked a few years ago when they voted to ban baiting, I was there at the meeting. They let all the speakers who were not talking about the bait ban talk for as long as they wanted. Sandra Bahr of the Sierra Club got 23 minutes to speak. For the baiting issue comments, they made all of us wait until the end of the meeting to speak. Then one commissioner stated these rules specifically for us: 1) three minute limit. If you exceeded that time limit, the big fish cop in the back with a gun on his hip would remove you. 2) Don't bother to repeat or reiterate any reason or point that has already been stated. 3) The "public comment" period ends in 30 minutes. (basically after lunch) When we began to speak, the commissioners began to eat their bag lunches. While we were speaking, one commissioner left and did not return (until after "lunch"). A few commissioners kept busy texting. Two commissioners engaged in a private conversation ignoring the "public input". We took our turns speaking while none of them listened to a word we had to say. They had made their decisions far in advance. THE ISSUE WAS NOT BAITING, THE ISSUE WAS THE COMPLETE CONTEMPT THE COMMISSION HAS FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS AND INPUT. I have never seen such a lack of respect or contempt for the average person. As a result, I have no respect and COMPLETE contempt for AZGF.
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    Game Cameras- G&F Agenda

    I'm not joking here.... I bet the fish cops will attempt to use DNA to prosecute a game camera violation. You leave your DNA all over the camera.
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    Tonto National Forest Stage III in effect. (Closed)

    Found this out after driving 2.5 hours yesterday! (Total 5 hours!)
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    Results up on AZGF Portal.

    This has turned into a retirement thread. This May, after 39 years at Honeywell, I was laid off. I just decided to make it my retirement. Just in time for my hunts. After my strip tag, on the way home I'll stop off in 7E for an archery cow tag. The hunts are back to back. It's a new feeling not having to limit your hunt because of work! Mark
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    WTH is the Black National Anthem??

    I have a good idea what Hoghunter would say. God bless him!
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    Results up on AZGF Portal.

    I AM SHOCKED! I got a 13a strip August archery tag! There are only 15 tags. I had a tag up there 5 years ago and scored a good buck. This should be better because the are fewer tags this year. Let me know if anyone else scored this tag, it's nice to have a friendly neighbor way out on the strip. Mark
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    Sad news- Hoghunter

    I verified the Go Fund Me account for Mike's family. I texted with Heather, and Guy Hill, the person that started the fund, is a friend of Mikes. He did start the Go Fund Me account without contacting Mike's family, but that's OK. Mike's wife, Heather Misker, is listed as the beneficiary on the account, only she will have access to the funds. So if the "Go Fund Me" account is easier for you to use than mailing, use it and don't worry. Mike's family Go Fund Me Account: https://gf.me/u/ydd9i5 Mark
  8. Here is the link to the Go Fund Me donation page to benefit Mike's wife and boys: https://gf.me/u/ydd9i5 Mike's biggest wish in life had nothing to do with hunting. His biggest wish was to be a Daddy.
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    Sad news- Hoghunter

    Here is the link to the Go Fund Me donation page to benefit Mike's wife and boys: https://gf.me/u/ydd9i5
  10. Here is the link to the Go Fund Me donation page to benefit Mike's wife and boys: https://gf.me/u/ydd9i5
  11. Mike's biggest wish in life had nothing to do with hunting. His biggest wish was to be a Daddy. And what a great father and husband he was! Mike leaves behind a wonderful wife and two awesome boys. I have heard that his military disability pension will end with his passing and will not support his wife and kids. A Go Fund Me page is in the works to help them. I'll post a link when available. We have lost a great father, husband, friend to all, and hunter, but Mike's faith was endless, and he is with Christ now.
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    Old quad tires

    Someone just suggested to me that I should deflate the tires and run them on the rims (carefully) for 20 yards, if they don't crack, they should be ok. Any thoughts on that? Mark
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    Old quad tires

    I have a 2006 Polaris 500 quad and still have the original tires on it. Only 1500 miles and lots of tread left, and look great on the outside. It's been stored in the garage out of the sun but still in the heat. A new set will set me back $500+. I don't know too much about quads, but I wouldn't trust old tires on my truck. What do you think, could I trust them for a few more years and maybe 400 miles, or am I risking a problem 10 miles away from nowhere? Thanks for you suggestions, Mark
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    Roof Recoating Reference in Tucson

    I have the same need for my house in Phoenix. Thanks, Mark
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    Any private pilots here?

    I learned at the old Glendale airport. I think it was 1300' with power lines at both ends of the runway!