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About Flatlander

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  • Birthday 07/12/1983

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    Gilbert, AZ
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    Hunting, Camping, Hunting, Hiking, Hunting, Football

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  1. Flatlander

    Poacher list.

    Do they not do it anymore? I see names on the commission meeting agendas and minutes.
  2. Flatlander

    Top units

  3. Flatlander

    Out of state hunters

    Is there evidence that CWD has been present in AZ and everywhere else? I know some people theorize that it has always existed in wildlife populations, and there is no known genesis of the disease, but to claim it’s in this state and always has been sounds like a stretch of any data that is currently available.
  4. Flatlander

    Out of state hunters

    I feel a bit responsible for this ...I am preparing for a moose hunt in Idaho next month. The day before this was sent out I called AZGFD to check and see if there were any reatrictions on importing carcasses. I don’t see the big deal. Boned out meat is easier to transport and keep cool so I usually do that anyway. A cape can be dropped off with a local taxidermist to flesh and send to a tannery, capes aren’t that expensive to ship, but honestly I don’t kill many animals big enough to need a cape. If you are doing a shoulder mount then the skull cap is easy. The complete skull is a bit more of a challenge, guess you need to take a pot big enough to boil it in. A pot big enough for a moose skull is too big for me to haul around. So I called a local taxidermist and asked for a price to do the skull, he said it should be easy enough to get done within 24 hrs of dropping it off. Regardless this is a challenge in almost any case because most big skulls don’t fit in a cooler anyway so unless you let it rot on the drive home you have to do something with it. I am no expert, but I have educated myself a bit about CWD, and I can tell you I don’t want it in AZ. No one knows for certain how it spreads but the prions are found in the brain matter and spinal column, hence the requirement to clean skulls and debone meat. It’s likely only a matter of time before it is detected in AZ but anyway that we can slow the progression is very beneficial. CWD can have big effects on populations and it’s recommended that humans not consume CWD positive animals. Having that in the back of your mind while you are hunting would suck. Coupled with the fact that there is no known way to “decontaminate” an area once it occurs so I am all for doing anything reasonable to prevent spread of the disease. We have been very fortunate in AZ thus far and it would be great to keep it that way.
  5. On the edge of my seat buddy! I have a feeling you will show is it doesn’t take remarkable amounts of money to have a remarkable hunt.
  6. Flatlander

    Moosings - Idaho - 2019

    That’s pretty typical country for eastern Idaho. Sort of like the Midwest butted up against the rocky’s. The unit composition is pretty unique, with town limits, ag land, some desert stuff and a few ridges that are pushing the tree line. I spent a lot of time there during my college years and am anxious to get back into those hills. Lots of good memories. The NR draw odds aren’t terrible for this unit, so if you want to scout it go ahead and come on up. I’ll provide the pack frame.
  7. Flatlander

    Moosings - Idaho - 2019

    I haven’t yet but I am leaning toward the Wac Em XL. Any body have good experiences with anything they have used on elk in the past?
  8. Flatlander

    Hunt Guidelines Webcast

    Unfortunately it appears that way. Interestingly enough one of the translocations they discussed on the webcast was taking goats off of Glassford Hill in 19A to be placed in the SE part of the state around Bonita. I can remember hunting lope on Glassford when I was 18. It was fun because they got up into the canyons behind the houses and it was almost like hunting whitetails. Unfortunately some lady turned her kid and dogs out to run off the buck I was stalking, he passed by within 15 yds of me but was at a full run when he did.
  9. Flatlander

    What’s on the menu?

  10. Flatlander

    Mountain lion or Bobcat??

    Where is her house?
  11. Flatlander

    What’s on the menu?

    Man, you guys must have time on your hands. I almost always cool in mass ahead of time and heat up the same batch of something every night before I rack out. Especially on early hunts, I can’t get in bed fast enough.
  12. Flatlander

    Hunt Guidelines Webcast

    Here are my notes after watching online: - Online black bear and my lion reporting is now available. https://www.azgfd.com/Hunting/Questionnaires/ Also here is a link to online harvest quotas and objectives. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/azgfd-portal-wordpress-pantheon/wp-content/uploads/archive/BB-HARVEST-TRACKING-20190815.pdf They talked about changing a metric for, I believe, alternative management elk units from points per side of harvested bulls to an age based goal. There was an update on the Mt lion changes, basically showing that overall harvest hasn’t changed much since the changes made last year. Sounds like they did or will move quail opener back two weeks. I don’t hunt them so I didn’t pay much attention. Update on translocated antelope, quail, javelina and bighorn sheep. I had forgotten about the Rocky’s they dropped in Leonard canyon, looks like two operations totaling about 50 animals. Nothing earth shattering but a very good refresher on goals and objectives. Other than antelope our critters are doing pretty good and we don’t have the crazy swings other western states seem to have. Antelope in this state have big problems almost completely resultant from habitat fragmentation, which wasn’t really discussed.
  13. Flatlander

    Going Goulds hunting in 35A!

    Save up some pennies and go to Mexico.