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  1. Whitesheep

    Camo KUIU layering

    Posted this question elsewhere before I saw this thread. Sorry. How does KUIU stand up to Arizona desert use. I am thinking February Javalina in the lower desert with a 30+ degree temperature swing, cat claw, choila, etc. Where will the KUIU truck be in Phoenix October 19-21? I want to try on their gear as many of the comments indicate this stuff will not work for a man in his 50's who enjoys life.
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    First lite fit

    For those who have used KUIU how does it hold up on say a Javalina hunt in the desert contending with cat's claw and the other nasty stuff we have here? The Alpine pants with the Kevlar knees look like they might do the trick. KUIU is bringing their world tour to Phoenix from October 19 to 21. There is supposed to be a web site for this "KUIU.com/worldtour," but I can't locate it, even by searching their web site. They have an advertisement in the latest SCI magazine with that URL.
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    2017 Power Wagon reviews?

    If the PW had a diesel I would be tempted to trade in my '04 2500. I get around 17 mpg around town and up to 20 if I keep the speed down on the highway. I understand the 6.4L in the PW gets 11 in town. Range is important for me and my 2500 has gotten me out of places I shouldn't have put it into. I did invest in a fuel tank skid plate and front hitch that doubles as a front cooler stack guard, so I have about the same level of protection as the PW I believe. The current truck selection is awesome and I bet the hardest part is picking something out of all those options. Let us know what works for you.
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    Trekking poles for hunting?

    This is one of the reasons I use one pole. I like to have one hand free to grab a pistol, steady a rifle sling and/or hang onto a tree branch or rock while traversing steep slopes. The one pole is also lighter (since there is only one of them) and easy to collapse and store if not needed. Two are surely better for stability when carrying really heavy loads, but one is a compromise I am comfortable with. Therefore Cell4soul you might try leaving one in camp when out hunting so see if this works for you.
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    Trekking poles for hunting?

    I have used a single pole for years. Great for moving things out of the way (snakes, spiders, cactus, wait a minute plants, etc). Also good for bino stability for glassing. When backpack camping I use a tarp and my pole as the "tent" pole. So many uses I feel naked without it when hiking. Mine is an aluminum one from REI with a hard cork round ball top I really like. Once I actually harvested a Grouse in NV while backpacking with one of these.
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    Sleeping bags

    Good move Maverick351. A used quality bag is better than a new cheap bag. Put a liner in it if trphyhntr's comment bothers you. If it is synthetic, wash it. If down, hang it up for a few months in a nice dry cool place and you will be fine, just don't wash it.
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    New shocks

    Check out Edelbrock. I have been running these for a few years on a '84 F-150 with the stock quad shock setup and a '04 Ram 2500 Cummins. In both the light weight and heavyweight applications they do really well on and off road because of variable internal valving. Both of these 4x4's see hard trail duty. That being said Fox and Bilsteins have a great reputation. SACCS did quite well on a Jeep GC that saw quite a bit of off road work so they would be a consideration as well. With all of the choices out there you are sure to find a great set of shocks if you are willing to spend the money.
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    Sleeping bags

    Ha Ha Ha a $100 0 deg bag doesn't exist. You will find this out if you buy one and freeze at 30 deg. Been there, done that. Don't skimp on your bag. it could save your life and at the very least prevent you from having a miserable trip. Staying up all night to tend a fire to say warm makes it hard to function the next day(s). Been there, done that too. Sleeping bag religion, tent religion, optics religion and tire religion can be obtained the hard way by "saving money" purchasing cheap stuff, having a bad experience then replacing that gear with the right stuff, or listening to those of us who got religion the hard way. Method #2 is much less expensive. Wish I had done that.
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    What is making these drag marks?

    Is a post on a known BL (big lair, you know who you are) hunting forum admissible in a court of law? I didn't think so. Tell us you saved the pig by making a little trailer for its butt like done for dachshunds? Or maybe called G&F and I can visit your pig with a trailer at Adobe.
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    Hunting has Changed for the Worst...

    Hunting has changed. From AZGFD website: Elk were at one time the most widely distributed member of the deer family in North America – found everywhere except the Great Basin desert and the Southern coastal plains. Their population was estimated to total 10 million before European man arrived. Elk withstood the impacts of the western settlement better than the buffalo because they inhabited rougher terrain. The great reduction in elk numbers is attributable to market hunting and agriculture. The population low of 90,000 occurred in 1922, of these, 40,000 were in Yellowstone Park. The Park's herds became a reservoir for stocking breeding elk. Between 1912 and 1967 more than 13,500 elk were transplanted from the Park. In February 1913, 83 elk were released in Cabin Draw near Chevelon Creek. From these transplants, the Arizona elk population has grown to nearly 35,000 animals. Imagine it is 1912 and there are NO ELK IN AZ. How was hunting better then? This is just one example. See AZGFD.com for more. Personally I think things are way better than most of the time in the last century. More people involved means more Pittman-Roberston money for conservation, more vendors selling guns, camo cloths, bows, cameras, ATV's, even special "hunting" truck models. This means more choices for the hunter and lower prices as well. Those who hate trophy hunters usually are just jealous and just trying to hide behind morality. There is room for all of this in this sport especially if it means better conservation resulting in more animals for me to look for (hunt). I think I am more proud of my "little" 5x5 Bull Elk taken on public land self guided with my friends than anybody with a 7x7 found, cleaned and butchered by a "guide" behind a fence ever could be. But, I would still like to have found a 7x7 instead of my 5x5. BTW, my favorite hunting hat is a flat brimmed water proof Filson and my hunting truck is an '84 F-150.
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    What do you do when

    Be thankful for a 40 gallon fuel tank and hope your not going over a cliff at 65 mph in the curvy parts.
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    Deer Results Posted

    12 BP and a Sheep Tag! Maybe there is hope I'll draw while I can still hunt now that I have 16. We are going to 37B. I would appreciate suggestions on where to access this unit from anyone with experience in that area. This is a new unit for me. Thanks,
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    The only Elk hunts we seem to get drawn for are the limited opportunity hunts and "limited" is an understatement. We haven't been drawn for 3 years since we stopped putting in for the limited huts. Now we only put in for cow and can't get drawn. I probably started putting in for sheep too late in life, but that is why all the hunters you read about in the ADBSS are even older than me. There was that one 11 year old a few years back that took a monster Bull Elk and a BH Sheep the same year. What is he going to do for the rest of his life? At least I can still dream.
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    Cellular game cams

    Cellular trail cameras have always interested me, but I have been scared off by the cost of operation and difficulty getting a signal where I hunt. What has the group's experience been with these issues? Do these work where a cell phone doesn't? What does the cellular plan cost? How do you run multiple cameras? Does each camera cost like another phone on your plan? Thanks
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    I would like to say where am I but

    These boys will be gone like the wind the day before the season starts. There is a reason they grow so big. The dumb ones get shot as 2x2's.
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    Card Hits

    My group was drawn for deer. No sheep again this year give then amount of the charge, but the points are building up.... Good luck to all.
  17. I knew there was a reason this swill became popular.
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    Longest sniper kill recorded

    WOW! Thanks for sharing I had not seen this. It should be widely publicized.
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    Ruger SR1911 10mm?

    Gunbroker has SR1911's for Ruger's asking price of $799. Of course you also pay for shipping and your local FFL to accept your gun, but you do save the sales tax. I waited for prices to come down on my SR1911 in 45. I hope they do the same for the 10mm because i really like this 1911 quality, accuracy and reliability for the money.
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    CW 10mm Handgun Special Deal - GLOCK 20

    Thanks PRDATR for spending the cash so we don't have to. I have my eye on Ruger's new SR1911 in 10mm, but the extra capacity of the Glock would be nice. Either way I would have to also get dies, brass, bullets (no .40 now), holster etc., so you really save me some money.
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    Public Range Frustration

    The pistol bay problem has been solved. A few years ago some upgrades were done to JJ which included raising the berms on the members only range. I have had slugs land near me when walking the 300 before the berm was raised.
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    Public Range Frustration

    Jimmy Jones is a great shoot, but beware the road is closed when it rains hard as it turns to mud. The range faces south such that in the winter with a low sun this can be a problem. Personally I like a desert shoot, but it is basically closed right now for good reason. Regarding placing items on the bench or toeing over the yellow line while the range is cold think more deeply about what it would be like to be the RO on a public range. Things being dropped, flipped onto tables in your peripheral vision would give you the creeps and make you draw the line that nothing gets placed on the table when the range is cold. Toes on the line, really?!?. Why is so hard to just stay behind the line. If a 1/8" over is ok, why not 1/4", 1/2" or 6". This is why dress codes are so strict at some companies, some people just don't have common sense and push the limits just to test authority. I know it is an American thing and I do it too, but not when firearms are involved.
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    Photobucket Blocking Images

    I have been seeing this, but when I tried to access their site I got no where. Thanks for explaining what is going on. Never used PhotoBucket anyway. Plus 1 on Dropbox. I use it for work and to store maps, photos and music. The cloud the way it should be in my opinion.
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    Camp fire blanket

    A good old AZ burn barrel made from a washing machine or dryer tub with a steel cover will work better, cost much less, provide a cooking surface and a heat radiator. I bet mine doesn't weigh much more to boot. As an emergency "put that fire out now" tool it might be the ticket. Maybe if the blanket was offered alone without the additional items any camper should already have it could be offered as a fire fighting tool. The glow in the dark tent stakes would be nice though.
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    Which tripod do you use?

    Chiming in on the Outdoorsmans tripod. These do everything you want and are manufactured in AZ, but they are not cheap. Their warranty is excellent. Show up with a broken one (hard to do) and they will fix it right there or take it to their shop and return it in a few days. No need for a receipt. If you have it, they will fix it at no charge.