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  1. Swivelhead

    1.5 Day Offshore Trip

    The only problem I see with the patch is they will fall off due to high humidity, sweat, etc. A bandaid or some type of tape to keep them on is prudent.
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    1.5 Day Offshore Trip

    I can afford the charter, not so sure about the filet bill ......
  3. Swivelhead

    1.5 Day Offshore Trip

    I agree fully. Fortunately, I rarely suffer from motion sickness. I have taken dramamine and it truly makes me feel bad. The patch is effetive and a non issue.
  4. Swivelhead

    1.5 Day Offshore Trip

    This group will target whatever is biting. There are some serious fisherman on the trip but most don't have the gear for larger specimens. We won't be targeting big fish. Personally, I think it wise to go all in on the big BFT. Having an opportunity at the giants without going long range is a worthwhile endeavor. The downside to such a trip is the skunk factor. These guys just want to catch fish (which is cool too).
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    1.5 Day Offshore Trip

    Excalibur, 1st time on that particular boat. It's a private charter, I know most of the guys who go, we've done it for many years. The only time we don't charter is in a down construction market. I am in the process of dusting off my gear.
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    1.5 Day Offshore Trip

    Good to hear. Going on a 2.5 day on the 23rd. Hope the bite holds.
  7. Swivelhead

    New Mexico Elk hut raffle unit 15

    Who would be guiding? Accomodations, etc.?
  8. Swivelhead

    Gov tag buck

    IMO, Mr. Gallo is spending wisely.
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    Gov tag buck

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    Gov tag buck

    Ummmm. Cuz they have had a whole year to get it done starting on the 16th of last year .....
  11. Swivelhead

    Gov tag buck

    The auction is for an opportunity. As it turns out, due to outfitter/guide involvment it basically selling wildlife to the highest bidder. Although I am not 100% sure, I believe aspiring outfitters often offer services for minimal or no cost so as to have their watermark on the grip & grin photos that invariably flood the interweb. I'm OK with it but it's not for me.
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    Gov tag buck

    I agree, if I had the money I'd spend it on the very best opportunities worldwide providing the hunts are fair chase. Don't have an issue with auction/raffle tags as currently available in AZ. It's up the the tag holder to determine how he wants to use his/her tag. I was at the deer association banquet earlier this year, the muley tag went for 255K and the whitetail tag went for 37.5K IIRC. That's a lot of money for projects. I'm OK with it providing the number available auction/raffles tags does not increase for any of the species currently involved.
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    Gov tag buck

    Don't understand why auction/raffle tag hunters seem to consistently take antlered animals in velvet. I understand strip archers would have a chance at the best deer prior to velvet stripping but the bulls are usually stripped by the 1st week of August. Why not wait?
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    Last Grizzly in AZ

    1968, a man named Woody Spires took me an my brothers down to a ranch just north of Hannegan Meadow to meet Clell Lee. He had a ton of hounds. Lee brothers were legendary hunters known to all in the area. Spent a couple hours listening to stories told by Clell. It was amazing. I was about 12 years old at the time. Saw Clell at the Alpine/Luna rodeos every year until his health failed. Always made a point to say hello and ask about his dogs. Doubt he recognized me but he was alway cordial.
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    Verde Rim Access

    The roads you mention are rough. If it rains/snows as mentioned above, lots of clay = slippery. Good on you for mentoring a new hunter.