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  1. Flatlander

    Leftover tag posted to my portal

    I’ve heard of this many times with leftovers. I can’t remember the explanation.
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    Leftover tag posted to my portal

    That’s what mine looks like 😉
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    Leftover tag posted to my portal

    Saturday morning, which is when I always mail leftovers. It should arrive with Monday's delivery but who knows. I need to call and check on my sons' leftover javelina apps.
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    What do you think this bull will score?

    You probably aren’t far off. Very good for a young bull.
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    Leftover tag posted to my portal

    35A November for me. Mine should have been in Monday’s mail. It was my 5th choice and portal says permit #313.
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    6 - 400” bulls - Can it be done?

    It will be interesting to see what happens here in AZ over the next 60 days. With banner moisture and elk that look like they have been eating out of Barry Bonds medicine cabinet the holders of the current and upcoming auction and rifle tags are all likely to be looking to punch out. So far I believe 2 of the 3 current year tag holders are punched out. Can AZ produce 4 more 400” bulls? I have heard it said many many times that in AZ any elk unit can produce a 400” bull, if that is true this year would prove it with the potential of giant velvet bulls hitting the dirt all over the state. It will definitely be an interesting case study.
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    AZ Black Rattlesnake color change

    Is there any science behind their aggression? Many that I have been around did not mess around. The only snakes that have ever run me out of a canyon bottom.
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    Moosings - Idaho - 2019

    Range day. Today was my second session with the Viper HST I put on my 700 BDL in .300 WM. This rifle was slated for a build as I didn’t think I would be rifle hunting anything bigger than a coues deer this year. Well things changed so I took it out of the safe and paired it up with a scoop I had intended to put on my son’s rifle. Last time out I was test driving the 200 gr ELD-X with limited success for whatever reason. Today I shot another group with the ELD-X and compared it with the 180 gr Accubond. As you can see the Accubond is the pretty clear winner.
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    Moosings - Idaho - 2019

    As a kid I can remember visiting my grandparents and cousins in Idaho and Montana. We'd all be outside eating homemade ice cream and reminiscing about old times when the conversation would inevitably turn to the time Grandma got chased up a tree by a moose, or when one got a tire swing stuck on its antlers at the cabin in Island Park, or when one chased my cousin Brian home after he fell off the snowmobile. Still today at just about every family gathering just when things start to quiet down someone will call out in his direction "MOOOOSE!" These experiences and many others shaped my admiration of the largest member of the deer family. When we would spend summers at the family property in Clancy, MT, the most prized of all sightings was a bull moose. Their huge black bodies, contrasted by wide flat, white palms in the creek bottoms or black timber are mesmerizing. While attending college in Rexburg, ID I spent as many hours as possible exploring the Big Hole mountains just outside of town. I hunted elk and deer there but was always distracted when an 8' ungulate would cross my path. One day in November while looking for a cow elk I watched a behemoth bull moose peruse the timber apparently roaming for a second cycle cow and I promised myself that one day when I had the time and money I would be back for one of the beasts. Those lean college years didn't allow me the opportunity to trophy hunt, let alone do justice to a once-in-a-lifetime venture. But I took note of the favorable draw odds, especially for residents, and committed that the day would come. Before leaving my native born state again I scrounged up the few hundred dollars to purchase a lifetime license ensuring that the NR cap for such a tag would never become a barrier to entry. So this year, 10 years removed from my post-collegiate departure, I decided the time had come to begin the process of grinding away at the 18% draw odds. I figured that even without a point system in Idaho the expectation was that I would draw a tag within 5 years. So imagine my surprise last Friday when I was greeted by this
  10. Flatlander

    Which Tires?

    Hey guys I am getting ready to swap out the factory rubber on my F-150. I have been running Goodyear Silent Armors for as long as I can remember and never cut a tire and got decent life out of them. Those tires are no longer available so I am looking at other options now. - Nitto Terra Grappler (Or maybe Ridge Grappler) - Toyo Open Country AT2 - Goodyear Ultra Terrain (If I can get it in a 33" or larger) I do a lot of pavement, but come summer and fall my truck will is in 4wd every week. Dont deal with much snow, but plenty of sand. I do a lot of driving so getting decent mileage out of my tires is as important as solid tires that I dont worry about cutting on rocky conditions. If anyone has any comments on the above I am all ears.
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    Questions for the unit 10 antelope gurus

    I have had the total opposite experience in another unit that borders 10. Bucks just showed up out of nowhere after the rut kicked in. But this country was broken, with lots of private ground that we couldn’t access mixed in. There were some bucks that hadn’t moved and inch, but there were others, especially the really big ones, that appeared out of nowhere.
  12. Flatlander

    Which Tires?

    You guys with the BFG KO2’s how many miles are you getting out of those?
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    Which Tires?

    Ridge Grappler or Terra Grappler?
  14. Flatlander

    Which Tires?

    1. I am very jealous of your commute. being able to stop and glass on the way to work is a pretty nice bonus. 2. You are seriously hard on your truck.
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    Yeah! Plus he is a liar!
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    Tag Donation

    Tom is awesome and does great work for vets. If you would like a child to be considered, Eddie Corona from Outdoor Experience 4 All is another option they provide experiences for both vets and kids with permanent disabilities or terminal illnesses. My son has been on the receiving end of his work and I can tell you that what these organizations do makes a huge difference. Eddy Corona (480) 529-8340 https://www.facebook.com/oe4all/ Tom Wagner (480) 760-3868 https://www.facebook.com/HeroesRisingOutdoors/
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    I have no idea who you are or why you came on here misrepresentIng yourself but you should have just came on and shot straight from the beginning. You kicked a hornets nest man.
  18. Flatlander

    Unit 36c

    Eh, the whole thing burned now, who cares.
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    Unit 36c

    Really? Is that where we are, we cannot even say what directions road come from or name a road with access?
  20. Flatlander

    Looking for advice in Unit 10

    Advice is free. Someone was suggesting you talk to him to get answers to some of your questions.
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    Looking for advice in Unit 10

    He is a member on here and a super dude. He guides in 10 and hunts it every year.
  22. Flatlander

    Throwback to Extinct Whitetail Ancestors

    Pretty cool story. And it makes you realize that AZ is lucky to have a resource like Jim Heffelfinger right here in the state.
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    Leftover Shrinkage

    The truth hurts.
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    Looking for advice in Unit 10

    Zach I don’t know anything about the unit, I’ve never been there. But I can tell you that there is some really good info to help you get started on the AZGFD website https://www.azgfd.com/hunting/units/kingman/10/ As others have said, the hunt should be very good this year with the winter and spring moisture we have had. I can also tell you, when in doubt, climb a hill and glass. On this hunt you can also listen for bugles in the dark before daylight and then move in closer to those bulls after legal shooting light. Pay the access fee for the Big Bo ranch. I believe it is a reduced price for youth hunter’s. The ranch rules are here: https://huntbigboranch.com/ranch-rules/ Good luck and please keep us updated on how things progress.
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    Unit 10 early rifle bull

    Dude awesome!