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About Alpinebullwinkle

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    Primarily elk hunting. Also Coues deer hunting, fishing, trail cameras, golfing. Former registered guide

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  1. Alpinebullwinkle

    Snake Gaiter recommendations

    By the way I only wore them on my fishing trips to Black River where I encountered rattlers 80% of the trips
  2. Alpinebullwinkle

    Snake Gaiter recommendations

    I used to wear canvas wrapped around my legs to knee high and tied with black electrical tape. Inexpensive and worked well.
  3. Alpinebullwinkle

    Ever regret passing on a shot?

    Amen Sickflicker. Same for me.
  4. ALPINE B W  (MAY.LAY -GAP), About 25 years ago we hunted  there , others hunted with horses. Big bulls really liked that spring &  the little sparkling stream. About 10 years back the Indians & AZGFD  blocked the road going into maylay, from upper Eagle creek, since  then we go in from 25 , E & S of black river. If you live in Alpine- you are a lucky man.. Do you remember the resturant that burned. (had the big bull)-mounted by the door. I thought he was a giant. It was taken -off rim road 300. I know the spot. I have a friend that says that he thinks he knows you-says i should meet you- that you 7 I have much -in common. I'm Don the  -Taxidermist

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      Yes Don I've been just about everywhere around Alpine within a 30 mile radius since 1973. Currently live in Alpine but have a winter get away in Safford. Where are you located???

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      I have lived here in Tucson since  72.  Came here with the USAF,retired here at D M AFB. Retired in 1978.  I opened my Taxidermy business here 1974 . I am also a commercial pilot , opened a flight training school  here at TIA. Operated about 10 years. On cross Counrty  (student flights) I had them land at Reserve-( landing strip) - N M.         ( remote-no assistance there)       I flew charter for a while,after that. Then I had to stop: too old to carry Passengers(FAA)     I also was a realtor ,Broker here for 30 rears. Now I am where I always wanted to be - 0 Responsibility-answer to no one- Not even to my Wife, (Well most of the time).                                                    

      NOW= THE GOOD PART---- come 13 Sep I will Be  in my stand, long before daybreak ,With my Samson -Bow Tech -ready to release my arrow- on it,s way to -just behind the giants bulls elbow-(just over his heart)...... whack- the hunt is over. That satellite bull will take over -as king of the herd.  I enjoy the big job -taking good care of the meat, skin & antlers. I always hunt solo, so it will take about 2 hours..... This may be my last hunt.  At 82 this ole outdoors man- isn't all he used to be. This will be my 33 bull. so, I believe that I have it planned well this time.

      Are you hunting this year? I wish you best luck. With out it, it,s a very tough challenge.

      Milligan creek- Atcheson Res.,Three forks On up to Greer= HUNTERS HEAVEN !! The hardest decision  is - which place is the best?      **** My best Bull***

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  5. Alpinebullwinkle

    Arizona's Elk

    Jim Grammer also told me one set of antlers was donated to U of A and the other to the Smithsonian. I realize this information does not quite match that of relative Bob Brown for some reason.
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    Arizona's Elk

    I was told by his nephew Jim Grammer that Jess Burke found the sheds in a cave located fairly close to the Beaverhead area and their ranch.
  7. Alpinebullwinkle

    Elk Mamma

    You are not far from my main residence. It is amazing how the cow elk are smart enough to have their babies in our subdivisions (for protection from the predators) and then leave when the babies get their track legs.
  8. Alpinebullwinkle

    Last Grizzly in AZ

    Yes was aware of all that. All I can share is hear say from the local pioneers
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    Last Grizzly in AZ

    I was told by local old timers Jim Grammer and Don Grady (now both deceased) that the Freddy Fritz story was one of the last if not the last griz killed in the state. But as I recall they said the Fritz bear fight happened in the 1920's. Likely close to the truth, because they both knew the Fritz's well that lived and ranched in our area. What do you think about that pilgrims?
  10. Alpinebullwinkle

    Where Am I?

    Syracuse, New York
  11. Alpinebullwinkle

    January Malay Elk Rifle Hunt Advice

    Take chains for your tires. Last time I hunted it in February and the roads were too bad (wet clay) even with 4WD. Couldn't hunt the areas I wanted.
  12. Alpinebullwinkle

    Guess the score

    340-350 Nice bull. A shooter this year for those luckier than me to get a tag
  13. Alpinebullwinkle

    CC Hit

    Sounds like this year was different and most of the credit card hits took place in one day verses three days or so in the past?
  14. Alpinebullwinkle

    So is it still global warming?

    Yes and I've viewed the sewage running in the streets of Peru and into the tributaries
  15. Alpinebullwinkle

    Major winter storm to hit high country

    The following is what I found in my hunting book about the most severe winter storm in my memory. "The winter of 2009-2010 was the most severe winter in 43 years (since 1967). We had over 14' of snow with +8' coming in less than a two day span. Our cabin experienced damages exceeding $23,000 in value due to the heavy weight of the snow. The wildlife didn't fare much better than my cabin as many were stranded in the deep snow and some did not manage to migrate out to lower elevations to survive the severe winter. There were stories heard that when the snowplow made its way to the Beaverhead ranches there were hundreds of elk in a herd that walked by vehicles to gain access off the snow bound mountain." Additionally my wife and I were snowed in for 4 days before we could get out of the cabin........ but luckily we had food, fire and stored water. The power was out off and on for about 4 days. Contrary to what I would have guessed, the horn quality that year for my archery hunt was disappointing. I guess most of the superior nutrients on the ground went into restoring their bodies from the severe winter, and not to exceptional horn growth. It was a fun 4 days at the cabin though with my wife being snowed in. Wish she was still here on earth to have shared this last storm with me in Alpine.