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IA Born

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About IA Born

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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    Hiking, camping with my family, hunting, fishing (espeically fly fishing), fire ecology, wildlife photography, reloading, archery

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  1. IA Born

    UNIT 11 M for 12/13/2019

    I'm just now seeing this, Gary. If you are still in need of spots, PM me and I'll share some spots I used to hunt in 11M before it went to lottery. I was always within bow range of big, mature does and even saw a few nice bucks. I may not see a reply to this, so PMing me is the best way to catch my attention.
  2. IA Born

    Son broke his femur

    Lance stole my sentiments. If I lived in the Valley, I'd head over and take that tough dude fishing, too! Good luck to both of you. It was 8 years ago today that my daughter dislocated her knee cap (7 years old) playing soccer. That was a LONG recovery period with her stubborn personality. Good luck to your son and the rest of your family!
  3. IA Born

    Vortex VIP Warranty

    Always had good service from them. That dog toy, though!! AWESOME!!
  4. IA Born

    Slik Tripod Panhead: SOLD

    Panhead is sold. Thanks!
  5. IA Born

    FS: 25-06 Reloading Setup

    Was digging for the box of toe warmers for my kids for their elk hunts and found my box of .25-06 stuff. Forgot all about it. Bump back up.
  6. IA Born

    Slik Tripod Panhead: SOLD

    Sorry, got this right as I finally crawled into bed to get some sleep for my kids' elk hunt. It screws on the top of the legs and has a quick attach plate. Its octagonal, so I can't interchange it with the Velbon head on my main tripod. Here are a couple of more pics. A local guy wants to look at it today, though. Will keep you posted.
  7. IA Born

    Slik Tripod Panhead: SOLD

    I honestly don't know. I did a quick search, but didn't find anything. Sorry. I'm not panhead-smart!
  8. IA Born

    Slik Tripod Panhead: SOLD

    I've used it with my 20-60×80 spotter and my 15s. It's a good head, just going a different route.
  9. IA Born

    Slik Tripod Panhead: SOLD

    Sold. Thank you.
  10. IA Born

    Coues to Midwest Whitetail Conversion

    Exactly. Wasn't trying to bag on eastern whitetail hunting and food plots. If I still lived back there, I'd be doing the same thing. I just like to bag on my friends who say we don't have real whitetail down here.
  11. IA Born

    Coues to Midwest Whitetail Conversion

    I agree wholeheartedly. I have hunted a family (private) farm in Iowa (buck in my avatar) and most of my friends in Iowa and Kansas hunt private land over food plots. Those are the ones I tease about hunting feeder deer. I know of a handful of folks who archery hunt public land in Iowa and its definitely a different game. Thanks for the insight, everyone!
  12. IA Born

    12BW: My Oops Hunt with a Great Buck

    Sorry, let me clarify. I don't know these people personally and they are not part of any group I hunt with. They aren't even all this year. As a Hunter Ed instructor and a Federal biologist who frequently sits in meetings with AGFD WMs regarding conservation/habitat management projects, I hear the stories regularly. The WM I was dealing with told me of two separate incidents that he's dealt with, including one other one this year. This is the first time this has happened to me, personally in my 30+ years of hunting. It will be the last. I was simply trying to convey that I did not receive any special treatment because of any perceived status or status that doesn't actually exist (LE). Now, after being voluntold to attend a staff meeting in Phoenix all day yesterday, I have to get too much work done to meet ridiculous deadlines. Have a great day!
  13. IA Born

    Coues to Midwest Whitetail Conversion

    Thanks, Lance. 59-5/8" was his buck. A run of the mill Coues, but a great first buck for an 11-year old! I've spent a few years "arguing" with a couple of my buddies back home that they need to learn to respect our whitetail down here and this is part of my attempt to help them learn! My favorite is "You don't have regular whitetail down here, do you?". Then I get on my soapbox of genetics and taxonomy and how much harder Coues are to hunt than the midwest whitetails I grew up with. I think you're assessment is pretty close and about what I was thinking! I've always told them that a 120" Coues is akin to breaking that 200" mark in Iowa.
  14. IA Born

    12BW: My Oops Hunt with a Great Buck

    Except that I'm not LE. I know of three other people who made mistakes and reported themselves and all three had the same outcome. None of them were Federal or State agents. Same treatment. I made a mistake and I owned it. Simple as that.
  15. Anyone have any ideas how to run an apples-to-apples comparison of Coues whitetail and midwestern whitetail? I entered my son in a youth deer contest on a forum back in my home state. His buck scored 59-5/8" and my friends on that site and I are trying to figure out how to get a comparable score for the local bucks back there. Thanks!
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