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About Whitesheep

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  • Birthday 05/02/1961

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    Phoenix, AZ
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    Hunting, Backpacking, Camping

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  1. Whitesheep

    5B South

    My group is in 5B for rifle. This has been our best Elk unit over the years. In my opinion the roads are not as bad as in 6A. Of course it depends on your definition of "road." We have had our best luck in the PJs around Deep Well NE of Chavez Mountain. This year we are staying at the Happy Jack Lodge so we can better control our scent. Ha Ha Ha. If you want a thrill, take the road off 87 that goes by Dick Hart tank and then on the East side of East Sunset right beside Clear Creek. I don't know the FR number and haven't been there in years for a reason. Scared all of us pretty bad.
  2. They are all over my yard in North Phoenix, but in 25 years of Dove hunting I have never bagged one.
  3. Yeah Couesnut. I have had the same problem on and off over the 25 years of hunting (sometimes just trying) to hunt doves around Phoenix. I lost count of the spots I have lost over the years. For the past 3 years I have had on and off luck on Happy Valley road West of the 60. It is about 6 miles out and just past where the pavement ends. I did well there last year, but scouting around 10:00 am on 8/13/20 saw one bird. No promises. There can be more than enough birds or none at all. As they say, it's hunting not finding.
  4. What are the prospects for the Phoenix area Dove season this year? I am not seeing much out in the desert being that is dryer than ever, but they are all over my neighborhood as usual.
  5. Whitesheep

    Sleeping in bed of truck, insulation

    EZ Up + Cot + sub zero bag + Pad = no problem
  6. Whitesheep

    Browning Glacer Extreme 6 Person Tent

    Sorry prdatr - been away for awhile. Three army cots work, not so with BIG man cots we all use now. I was skinnier once honest when a 24" bed was OK. Not so much now.
  7. Whitesheep

    Browning Glacer Extreme 6 Person Tent

    +1 on the Cabelas Alaskan guide. I have the 6 man version and it fit 3 army cots back in the day when camping with my kids. It does just fine with two man sized cots with space for a footlocker each and room to stand up and dress. Mine is about 10 years old and has the aluminum poles which I recommend if you can still get. They don't break. This tent has been through wind, snow and rain and doesn't flap at all. Takes a while to set up, but I can do it by myself and it is easy with two. Lots of poles prevent that old "flap, flap, flap, flap" of wall tents in a storm. Never leaked, always dried before being put away. Great investment for a good nights sleep in bad weather.
  8. Whitesheep

    Alaska fishing trip recommendations

    Check the fishing reports. I was there last June and the Halibut was great, but the salmon was just a nice day trip on a pretty river. Didn't get a single bite. Homer and Seward are both great you will have fun and want to go back. Alaska is almost as great a place as Arizona. When I retire I want to live in AK in the summer and AZ in the winter. Ha, Ha, fat chance of evern retiring.
  9. Whitesheep

    Reloading .308

    Get one of the major bullet company books (I suggest Berger's book) as they all have good reloading information. If you are set on a specific bullet and weight, buy that brand's book. Don't trust loads you read about online unless they are from one of The Books from a know powder or bullet company. Stay away from the Load Data books as while convenient, the information is very very very old. Don't get discouraged if your first attempts don't work out. This hobby takes practice and patience. It is good you have a mentor. I had several that helped me a lot. Finally if your first attempts don't work out, try a different bullet, bullet and powder. My particular .308 took some time and many dead ends before I found the 1 MOA load I was looking for. Welcome to the hobby and beware it is addicting.
  10. What!?! No Habaneros in that bunch. Looks like all wimpy jalapenos to me.
  11. Whitesheep

    16A Pig Report

    My group is headed out for rifle in 16A and will be camping off 17 Mile Road near the Snake Springs turn off. Stop by if you're in the area. Scouting didn't show anything from up by Wickieup near Shannon's Basin down to 17 Mile Road and points further South. There was a lot of burro sign however and I bet that is why this unit has declined. Not expecting much except burro sightings and with the weather this week it will not be a warm hunt. Maybe just a l o n g party in the desert. Nothing wrong with that.
  12. Whitesheep

    Holster Recommendation

    Check out Thor's Hammer custom holsters. Dan is in Tucson and does excellent custom work for what ever purpose you like. I have three of his outside the waist band holsters. One LH for a Glock 21, and two different RH 1911. His holsters are of far better quality than any of the big name stuff I have, and I have a drawer full.. http://www.thorshammercustomleather.com/firearmholsters.htm
  13. Whitesheep

    Drones for locating downed/lost game

    Wow. I thought the linked trail cameras were a bad thing for us less well healed hunters. A drone in the air during hunting season is a bad idea no matter what it is up there for except maybe search and rescue or fire fighting. SSS just became SS as the drone parts will mix in with the Mylar balloons and hopefully mostly degrade faster. No need to dig.
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    My best wishes as well. Thank you for your dedication.
  15. Whitesheep

    Limit in 10 mins

    Now what are you going to do for the rest of the day other than clean birds?