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  • Birthday 01/15/1956

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    Flagstaff, AZ

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  1. Red Rabbit

    rim road

    It would be nice if the ASNF website home page had a readily visible quick link on road status like the Coconino NF does.
  2. Red Rabbit

    Conquest 15x56HD

    Good price as these are $1800 new. If your interpupillary distance is short, these binos area great consideration. BTT.
  3. Red Rabbit

    Bonus points updated on my portal. Getting close.

    try the phone
  4. Red Rabbit

    Bonus points updated on my portal. Getting close.

    Rifle cow (second choice)
  5. Red Rabbit

    Bonus points updated on my portal. Getting close.

    Portal shows draw results now
  6. Red Rabbit

    Favorite Elk Bullet? Average shot distance in AZ?

    I have used a 200gr Accubond/125 yards and 180 Scirocco/100 yards on two bulls from a 300WSM, and a 180 Accubond from a 300WinMag on a cow at 200 yards. The only bullet I recovered was the 200 AB under the far hide behind the shoulder. It only went through ribs and lung. Only one shot per elk was needed. Sorry, but most of my elk tags have been archery.
  7. Red Rabbit

    7mm-08 for Bull

    The 7-08 with the 140 partition will work great for him and bull elk.
  8. Red Rabbit

    Your First Big Game Rifle?

    Here's a topic to whittle away the time until the hunt draws are posted on our portals. What was the first rifle you purchased for big game? Why did you choose that rifle and chambering. Is it still your go-to? For me, it was a Remington 700 BDL chambered in 7mm Remington Express (.280Rem). I was living on a ranch in south Texas after college in 1980 and having just started hunting, I needed a deer rifle. A couple of my friends had Remington 700 ADL in 270 which consistently shot touching cloverleafs. So why did I not go with a 270? Well, I read an article penned by John Wooters about his first custom rifle which he chambered in 7mm Express. Since it was good for the dean of South Texas deer hunting, I went with it also. Since factory ammo was limited for the 7 Express, I thus started handloading and shot the 140 Sierra BTSP with Norma MRP. I no longer have this Remington rifle, as Browning came out with their Stainless Stalker in 7mm Remington Mag several years later, and I thought it would be better in inclimate weather, so the 7 Express was traded in. I've always thought it is time to come full circle and get a rifle stamped 7mm Remington Express again.
  9. Red Rabbit

    Results posted????

    End of next week sounds about right. Then we will know if we are hunting cows or pot-bellied bulls.
  10. Red Rabbit

    I'm Still Alive -- barely

    Good to hear you are on the recovery road Tony
  11. Last week I received an invite to hike to The Wave in northern Arizona. BLM only issues 20 much sought after permits a day, so I was happy at the opportunity. I had not been there in five years, so I had a chance to update older images or take new compositions. We started hiking in two hours before sunrise and returned to the trailhead two hours after sunset. I ended up liking the images produced in the shade or reflected light as the purples and pastels shows nicely. I had Clover, my GWP pup, leashed to my waist the whole time. She did surprising well and did not come close to toppling the camera tripod 🙂 I have posted many more images this Wave trip on my website, if you may be inclined to look further. https://www.plateaulightphotography.com/New-Work/The-Wave-February-2020/ While editing the last of these images, I was hoping for AZGFD to procure some funds from my account, but it does not look like antelope is in the near future. Good luck in the draw.
  12. Red Rabbit

    7E Late Season Bull Elk Hunting

    I drew a unit 9 archery bull tag back in 92, got hooked on the unit, and have pretty consistent in applying for 9 as it offers a better chance at good bull compared to the other local units. I have had a couple unit 8 tags though.
  13. Red Rabbit

    Outdoor Writer Tony Mandile

    I tried calling him but left a voice message
  14. Red Rabbit

    7E Late Season Bull Elk Hunting

    Welcome to Flag. Good luck in the draw. I have lived in Flag for almost 30 years, but have never applied for elk in 7E, so have no first hand experience with that late elk hunt.
  15. These should go on sale come tax day. Not the prettiest, but a solid scope. https://www.swfa.com/swfa-ss-hd-5-20x50-tactical-30mm-riflescope-3.html?___SID=U
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