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  1. Coach

    Clinton Body Count Tally

    A guy with his ego, his connections, and of course $Billions - with a "B" that's thousands of millions, think he's gonna pull his own plug - nada as in nada chance in he!!. He would have ratted out some very powerful people who were engaged in his little teeny sex scandal. I'm chalking this one up to "assisted suicide". "
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    'Violation of Community Standards"

    I'm ditching my facebook account. All I get is random stuff from people I don't even know. I'm a software engineer and I honestly thought facebook and twitter would go the way of "myspace". Boy was I wrong.
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    New 1/2 Ton - What would you pick?

    Looks great! I'm partial to the Tundra, but I got a deal I couldn't pass. Those Fords are darn sweet. Glad it worked out for you and you did it right with the leveling kit. Congrats.
  4. Anybody set up to hydrodip a gun stock in KUIU Verde 2.0? Even better if it's in the Show Low, Heber area. I found the film online and I'm considering doing it myself but between the film (3 meters, which I don't need) activator and base paint it may be cheaper to have it done. Thanks!
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    A couple of Rare Bottles for TRADE

    Ouch, that's like hooking a trailer to your Maserati.
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    What happened here ?

    I'm not going to say it's aliens....but it's aliens.
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    San Diego 4th of July Suggestions

    Really cool action - thanks for sharing.
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    1997 ford 7.3 powerstroke crew 4x4

    Didn't figure that to be around for long - sweet truck & those 7.3's are great. Just ask me about the 6.0 - sad face.
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    Crispi boot recommendations

    +1 for Wyoming.
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    Unit 27 in NM

    not much access. hike in, take in water.
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    Regs are out

    Sorry for the late response. I haven't been as active here lately as I used to. I absolutely think the antler restrictions in NM did work. What I was referring to was the push-back from people who didn't want to be forced into that particular type of management. We are pretty lucky down here in the SW - we can hunt deer every year. Some areas are more challenging, but we're not like most of the country where you either have to own your own big chunk of land or buy into a lease to get to hunt quality deer. We have OTC archery hunts in most units, always some left-over rifle and black-powder hunts in units that produce great bucks if you work hard and get away from the crowds. I'd just like to see what happens in unit 1 & 27 if they are managed more for quality than quantity. Great genetics, great food source, plenty of water. 200+ mule deer don't have to only be a "strip" thing - and they aren't. Many units in AZ have all the things required to produce trophy quality bucks, and many do - despite not being managed as trophy units. If you live in AZ, you can always go hunting - but don't forget our neighbor states - Utah, NM, Nevada, Colorado - if you do your homework, you can meat-hunt every year while building up your chances for a stellar trophy hunt within hours of home.
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    Sweet pistol. Those Kimbers have a really nice, crisp trigger. Someone is going to get a good gun at a very good price.
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    Poor Pitiful Hikers

    Seriously, He!!'s gate becomes Heck's gate? Bart Simpson moment coming on.
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    Poor Pitiful Hikers

    Funny part is, this isn't just an Arizona thing. There have been multiple rescues in Italy and Spain where these prima donna types just have to go hiking in their flip-flops and end up stranded. That said, I'm not for shutting it down. If you get yourself in a pickle in there - like heck's Gate - deal with it snowflake. But don't expect someone on the tax-payer's dime to come bail your dumb azz out.
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    Regs are out

    I'm really glad to see unit 1 go to a draw. Living up here my whole life, it's obvious that unit 1 has amazing potential, especially after the burns. hunthard is absolutely correct. You only have to look at 3A/3C to see that the quality of deer goes up when you give those yearling bucks a chance to grow. Generally speaking, unit 1 used to have tons of deer. They were everywhere. But it kind of turned into a cluster "F". Lots of road hunting, yearling bucks killed en-masse. I actually advocated for an antler restriction like New Mexico has so we could rebuild the age-class deer unit 1 has to offer. Guess how well that went - ha. Our habitat is perfect for growing not only herd size, but trophy quality deer. We just have to back off a bit and let them mature. Unit 1 & 27 are rebounding after years - decades of over allocation of tags. Gents, 3A/3C, 23 are becoming strip-like tags in terms of trophy potential. 1 & 27 will do the same if we allow the bucks to mature. The stories I've heard about 27 back in the "good old days" - and I actually saw it back then when I first came here from Oklahoma. Back then, there were something like 1700 tags - anyone could hunt - and there were deer everywhere. I didn't even have a pair of binoculars the first year I hunted 27 back in the '80s. Point being, of course we all know G&F is all about over-allocating tags because that means $$$ for them. Managing 3A/C for trophy potential should be a blueprint for 1 & 27. It works.