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  1. Flatlander

    Kansas 2019

    So the last one for 2 weeks?
  2. Flatlander

    Kansas 2019

    I hate that Adam is hunting AGAIN
  3. Flatlander

    Anyone know the family washed away in Tonto Basin?

    I am headed up with a couple others tomorrow. Planning on bringing kayaks. If anyone can join up it would be cool to have a cwt group of folks combining efforts whether it is on the ground or on the water. 8:00 AM at the Bar X crossing. I will have my CWT hoodie on. If you want to text me to coordinate here is my cell 480 266 4811
  4. Flatlander

    Kansas 2019

    Shot a few. There were also quail out there and a few ducks. Fun morning.
  5. Flatlander

    Kansas 2019

    Wow cool stuff right there. Keep at it Kenny!
  6. Flatlander

    Anyone know the family washed away in Tonto Basin?

    Another day, another 8 heart wrenching hours in the water picking through debris piles and beaver dams with family members, volunteers and search crews. I will say this, the lack of leadership and coordination from GCSO is appalling. With the manpower and resources that have shown up, I cannot believe that there is zero cooperation between their incident command and the “church people” as they referred to the civilian volunteers. I spent the afternoon searching with a rescue team that had come up from a privaye entity who had provided the team and equipment at their own expense, and when they called in to GCSO to get briefed and join the operation they were told to report to the civilian “incident command” (which is a food tent and parking lot, there is no civilian incident command). So this trained search and rescue squad just headed out on their own with no briefing, no information, nothing. The wasted opportunity is sickening.
  7. Flatlander

    Unit 27 Semi Live Late Bull Hunt

    Pics or it didn’t happen
  8. Flatlander

    Unit 27 Semi Live Late Bull Hunt

    Congratulations and thanks for sharing your adventure with us!
  9. Flatlander

    Anyone know the family washed away in Tonto Basin?

    I think everyone is frustrated, tired, cold and depressed about this tragedy. I am sure this is the sheriff’s worst nightmare just like it is the families.
  10. Flatlander

    Anyone know the family washed away in Tonto Basin?

    Just got back from searching. Tonto Creek is running about at the level that the Salt River does in the summer mostly shallow but some portions are over 6’ deep. The current is strong. They found some clothing near the crossing where they got stuck, but no other sign of the girl. I am sure she is still submerged in a snag somewhere. I spent almost all my time wading the river checking snags. It’s a sickening feeling every time you reach under water to feel around... hoping you don’t find what you are looking for. The whole situation is horrible. Nothing good about it.
  11. Flatlander

    Anyone know the family washed away in Tonto Basin?

    Go away Lance. Seriously just go ahead and disappear. This crap isn’t needed right now.
  12. Flatlander

    Anyone know the family washed away in Tonto Basin?

    Yeah, it’s a family from Pinetop. They are hunters and construction families. I expect that several here know them. The Mom went to Blue Ridge with my wife. Before people start jumping to conclusions they should get facts. These were experienced outdoor people who live in the mountains, not some California import living in Scottsdale. Right now it isn’t clear if there were barricades up or not, and the family was probably coming out from Tonto Basin not headed toward the lake. So no one knows what kind of road markings there were coming from their direction. The children were a combination from two different families, their moms are sisters I believe. Everyone who knows them is devastated. So yeah please.. keep your unfounded judgements to yourself.
  13. Flatlander

    Unit 27 Semi Live Late Bull Hunt

    Keep it up. You’ll get your chance.
  14. Flatlander

    Hey! what is this white stuff?

    I am surprised by all the guys upset about snow. In ID we almost didn’t see any point in going out if there wasn’t a foot of snow. A couple years we got a big dump the week of thanksgiving and it turned into an old fashioned buffalo shoot. Dead elk everywhere.
  15. Flatlander

    Unit 27 Semi Live Late Bull Hunt

    If it’s dumping up high, go lower. If you can find a bull track in the burnt timber follow it till you get a shot. Elk are very trackable in deep new snow.
  16. Flatlander

    2019 coues

    Wow. Amazing buck, congrats!
  17. Flatlander

    Unit 27 Semi Live Late Bull Hunt

    Keep hiking and glassing. I think there is a good chance bulls will be up all day if the wind isn’t blowing a hundred mph. With the snow and wind be careful. A few years ago a late bull hunter was killed when a tree fell on his tent during a big storm.
  18. Flatlander

    Unit 27 Semi Live Late Bull Hunt

    Good luck. Hope you brought your long john’s!!!
  19. Flatlander

    Cricket 22

    Ever come east?
  20. Flatlander

    12BW: My Oops Hunt with a Great Buck

    Man, took some balls to post this here and own up to your mistake. I have been in similar situations and that is a really bad feeling. I’ve self reported a couple things and they weren’t as easy on me, and I don’t blame them but also don’t know what going to court and paying minimal fines really accomplished. I am glad to hear some WM’s have common sense.
  21. Flatlander

    Jr Hunts are a blast

    Good kid right there... hopefully someone can help prevent him from becoming a wildcat. 😬
  22. Flatlander

    Taylor-Biggest Buck In The House

    Wow, incredible buck. Good for both of you, couldn’t happen to a better combo.
  23. Flatlander

    First coues

    Congrats and welcome!
  24. Flatlander

    Happy Birthday OW

    Sorry I missed this, Happy Birthday Tony!
  25. Flatlander

    2019 Desert Muleys

    Those are awesome desert deer. Congrats to all!