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About akaspecials

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  • Birthday 04/06/1988

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    Designated Wilderness Areas
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    Ducks, elk, and coues. Shotguns and archery. Backpacking. Paddling rivers.

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  1. akaspecials

    Would like to sale this very rare deer mule mount

    It is pronounced holy "cooz" around these parts. 😆
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    Sonoran Antelope Question

    What affect would a border wall have on the Sonoran Antelope? Any biologist out there? I had someone pose to me that the herds are distinct and it wont hurt the 200 or so that are there, but it would impede thier expansion into historical ranges. He was more concerned about roads, canals, and barbed wire that already cut up the habitat. Valid reasoning? Invalid reasoning? The last part I know is a huge issue. Please start another thread to talk politics. I'd prefer to keep this to biology/science and personal experience with antelope.
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    Super Raffle tag buck...

    As a society, we have decided that it is okay to charge reasonable fees to help fund the government. $120 is reasonable. $38k is not. Furthermore, the $120 tag doesn't give special rights to people such as extended seasons and a choice of multiple units to hunt. I don't believe the same argument can be made because you are comparing apples to oranges.
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    Super Raffle tag buck...

    While I agree with your sentiment, it's also important to recognize that our public lands are not part of the "King's Forest" and a lot of us peasants don't think it's right that 38k can get you special hunting privileges. Money shouldn't be able to buy a public resource that is shared amongst all of us. That's the North American game model I was taught and subscribe to anyways....
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    Spend your money on gas and spend more time at the range and in the field. 8 inches at 60 yards is a huge spread. For what's it worth, the group I run with kills most of thier game under 40 yards. No need to shoot at the distances you are talking about, especially your first year out.
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    Technology and Animal Quality

    Just give it another ten years when the rest of California invades Montana. I spent a winter South of Bozeman 4 years ago and it was already changing enough I hightailed it back to AZ as soon as I could. Your forest will be full soon too : /
  7. I'm working with a dog on tracking and am in search of a deer liver and a hide from a late archery hunter. The fresher the better. I'm regularly in Payson, Show Low, Winslow and the Phoenix Metro Area (East Side). Thanks in advance.
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    Bump stock banned

    Coach and ThomC, I have to respectfully disagree with your assertions that this is not a big deal. The second amendment is like a block that is being chiseled on. Once chiseled, it can never be put back. At some point, we will have nothing left to chisel. This is also setting a precedence that they dont have to reimburse or grandfather in existing weapons. When the handgun ban hits, there will be no grandfathering, no reimbursement. All of us with handguns will be felons. Precedent was set when they outlawed bump stocks. They can take away your livelihood, make it impossible to get a good job, imprison you. I really think it's a big deal. That being said, I think bumps are a silly novelty and I have no need for them. But hey, that's how I feel about ATVs too... And I'm down for the weenie roast. That could be quite the gathering! I'll bring out the smoker and some pork shoulders if someone will donate me some ammunition and a bump stock.
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    Bump stock banned

    Just wait a few more years if you wanna see bullshoot. Just about everyone on this forum will be in violation of federal law when they get a democrat in the White House and hold both houses of Congress. This was passed under a Republican administration. There is a tidal wave hitting this country right now and the wave hasn't even started to crest.
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    Backcountry Tent

    Embers may accidentally come out when you stoke the fire, so most don't use floors with wood burning stoves. Some of them will have "ground buckets" for when you don't use the stove though. Also, any 2 person tent with a stove jack will actually be a 3-4 person tent without the stove. Kifaru and SeekOutside both have similar shelters to Luxe. I have not spent the night in them though.
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    Bump stock banned

    Folks may be learning to be more tight lipped about ownership as they keep this stuff up.
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    Backcountry Tent

    Probably not the answer you are looking for, but I use a tarp and a hammock about 95% of the year. The real tent (20 year old Sierra Design 4 Season) gets used the other 5% of the time when it is actually cold and rainy/snowy. I don't hunt the north country much after November since that old tent is HEAVY! The easiest way to stay light is to get down to one pole. And the only way to stay warm AND dry out is to have a non propane heat source. With that in mind, my next setup will be from this company and will include a wood stove: https://luxe-hiking-gear.com/
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    Access in 35B

    Can you access on foot or bicycle?
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    WTB Mud Motor

    PM details or post on the thread please. I'm decking my 14ft Jon for a duck boat, but wouldn't be opposed to a larger boat since I haven't cut or bolted anything yet. I also have a 2011 650 Kawasaki Ninja (good condition) and a 2004 450 Yamaha Grizzly (fair condition) to trade instead of, or in addition to, cash if there is interest.
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    WTB Mud Motor

    WTB a mud motor under 20hp. Doubt there are many sitting around garages in AZ, but worth a try. Please let me know what you have.