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    Flagstaff, AZ

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  1. Red Rabbit

    Park Model

    I was thinking about that poacher when I photographed this bull.
  2. Red Rabbit

    Park Model

    This 6x6 bull was hanging by the roadside in GCNP yesterday. Such a poser for all the tourons. Wonder if he will make it out into unit 9 to chase the ladies.
  3. Red Rabbit

    Public comments on hunt recommendations

    I gave up on the input process many years ago when AZGFD caved on the prairie dog hunting and I hit a brick wall when trying to get a limited number of archery antelope permits for unit 7. I do know that a friend was able to get some season dates changed by talking directly with the unit wildlife manager, so it is not hopeless. I agree with increasing youth permits, so I emailed them this: One change I would like to see implemented is an increase in the number of junior elk permits. With a need for young hunter recruitment and retention, increasing the opportunity of first time hunters getting into the field is important. With chances of a youth with only one bonus point from hunter education being 10-20% for a youth cow hunt, one may only get to hunt once, maybe twice, before they become an adult. A youth after passing hunters education sure would like to hunt soon and gets dismayed quickly by the draw result "unsuccessful". Perhaps the permit numbers could be increased 50% to help achieve this recommendation. The increased permit numbers could come from antlerless rifle and archery permits. I would hazard to say that a parents would rather have their children hunt than themselves. Permit fees for youth tags could be increased to make up for lost revenue due to the difference between youth and adult tags. Youth deer hunt opportunities should be expanded also. Throw some wood on the kid's fire of desire.
  4. Red Rabbit

    AZBGSR 2021 Winners

    From their website: " We often receive questions and comments relative to the number of Arizonan’s who win in the raffle. Over the 15 year history of the raffle through last year, AZ residents purchased an average of 44.2% of the tickets while winning an average of 46.7% of the prizes (includes main drawing and bonus prizes). When we have complete buying statistics for this year, we will update these figures. "
  5. Red Rabbit

    AZBGSR 2021 Winners

    OutdoorWriter posted this on another site. " Last year’s event generated $864,415 for on-the-ground conservation. Every dollar raised for each species through the raffle is returned to the Arizona Game and Fish Department and managed by the Arizona Habitat Partnership Committee for that particular species. With input from local habitat partners across the state and sponsoring organizations involved in the fundraising, project priorities are determined that will provide the most benefit to each species. "
  6. Red Rabbit

    Prickly pear margaritas

    Amanda used to fix these at the CWT get together at Marshall Lake. tasty.
  7. Red Rabbit

    AZBGSR 2021 Winners

    Copied from their Facebook page.
  8. Red Rabbit

    7mm RM Bullet Choice

    In looking at max loads from Barnes for the 140TTSX (3200 fps MV) and Nosler for the 160NAB (3050 fps MV), the data at 700 yards is in favor of the 160NAB. 160NAB vs 140TTSX data at 700 yards. 2053 vs 1916fps. 1497 vs 1141 ft-lbs energy. 27 vs 34" wind drift (10mph crosswind) Both dropping the same amount at 700 yards.
  9. DH, grandkid? It does not seem that long ago when your dad was my PE coach. Hope you find a good hunt. Not much in that regard up here around Flag.
  10. Red Rabbit

    Fire Restrictions Lifted

    Fire restrictions on the Coconino and Kaibab were lifted as of 6AM this Friday morning. Prescott NF will be in Stage 1 https://gcmaz.com/kaff-news/kaff_news/coconino-and-kaibab-national-forests-rescinding-fire-restrictions-friday/
  11. Red Rabbit

    First Chambering?

    That made me smile and laugh.
  12. When you purchased your first big game rifle, what chambering did you choose and why? When I moved to South Texas and started hunting 40 years ago, I needed a deer rifle. After reading an article in one of the annual rifle magazines, a story by noted deer hunter John Wooters swayed my decision He wrote that for his first custom rifle, it was chambered in the 7mm Express Remington (aka 280). I figured if that chambering was a good choice for his custom, it would be good for my first rifle too, which was a Remington 700 BDL. A couple of my friends had accurate 270s, but the 7 Express was a little different.
  13. Red Rabbit

    Who is hunting where?

    Quail, grouse, and Oct rifle cow elk with Clover. She whiffed on a deer tag this fall.
  14. Red Rabbit

    Superstition Backpack Hunt

    I would suggest getting a burn severity map and plan from there. Look for pockets of unburned.
  15. Red Rabbit

    Coconino opens 7/6/21 at 6AM

    The Kaibab NF reopens this Tuesday morning also. https://gcmaz.com/kaff-news/kaff_news/coconino-national-forest-to-reopen-at-6-a-m-tuesday/
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