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  1. Swivelhead

    Spotting Scope & Tripod Sale

    CameralandNY has treated me well. Competetive pricing and no BS. Got some great deals on demo'd products that were "as new."
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    Turkey Load

    Pattern testing is always the best way to PROVE which load will work best in your shotgun/choke combo. That being said, I've had really good luck with Federal 3" 12 gauge #5 copper plated lead turkey loads with the flite control wads, so have my hunting buddies. There have been many improvements since this load came out but it is relatively cheap and flattens birds easily. #6 shot version does not seem to produce instant kills like the #5's.
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    Striper guide recommendations?

    Looks like a good time.
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    12AW snow fall and driving

    ^^^^ This Ranger is a relatively lightweight truck. When things get slippery, chains and limited slip (better yet a locker) will get you a whole lot of places. Get a high lift jack, a couple shovels and a tow strap. Keep your head on straight and you'll be fine.
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    Holdovers versus Come-Ups.

    Enjoying the dialogue and the education.
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    Sad news- Hoghunter

    Thanks for the update.
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    .243 for mulies?

    The shake is the best part! I still get them but have learned to talk myself down a few notches.
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    Concerns regarding Hoghunters go fund me account.

    The family confirms that Guy Hill of Ohio has the family's permission to conduct a gofundme campaign for Hoghunter's family? If so, you ought to post this information in the original thread.
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    .243 for mulies?

    .243 Win will be fine for your hunt. I'd suggest acquiring a quality rangefinder, there are great units available for less than $500. Cross canyon shots may look like 200 - 300 yards but are often misjudged and are 500 - 600 yards. A range finder will tell the story. Also, don't soley rely on balistic programs/charts to prepare for longer shots, prove your rifles ballistic tendencies. If you have not practiced at 300 yards, don't shoot at game @ 300 yards.
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    Sad news- Hoghunter

    Clicked on the gofundme link. Not to add stress to already difficult situation but the donation page says Guy Hill from Ohio has organized this fundraiser. Can anybody close to the family verify this person is in fact close to the family and not a scammer?
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    Sad news- Hoghunter

    Tragic. Peace to him, prayers for his family.
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    Max Point Question

    You are correct. Bonus pass for sheep and bison is 20% of available permits not 20% of tags in a hunt number.
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    Glassing chair for big dudes

    Walkstool will handle a lot of weight. Somewhat comfortable but it is a three leg stool. Sit on it long enough and your butt will get sore. It is very light and compact however. I use one for treks but prefer a chair if reasonably close to a vehicle.
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    Max Point Question

    Hunterdan makes a valid point, there are a number of variables when it comes to the sheep draw. A number of max point holders are only eligible for rocky mtn rams. Suspect the current max point pool will remain a few more years as the remaining participants are likely to be very picky. 20% of available permits are issued in the bonus pass. Even though you are not currently in the max point pool for sheep, your application is assigned a random number for the bonus pass. It is possible to draw in the bonus pass without being a max point holder. has not yet happened in the sheep draw to date but suspect it likely happened in the 2020 fall draw cycle. From the AZGF website: How do Bonus Points work in the Big Game Drawing? There are 3 phases to the Big Game Drawing – the Bonus Point Pass, the First-Second Choice Pass, and the Third-Fourth-Fifth Choice Pass. For each phase of the drawing, a random number is generated for each application plus additional random numbers for each group bonus point (which includes the Hunter Education and Loyalty bonus points) credited to the application. The lowest random number generated for an application is used in the drawing process. If you are drawn for a species, your bonus points for that species are zeroed out; however, you will retain your Hunter Education bonus point, if you have one, for the next drawing and your Loyalty bonus point for that species if you continue to submit valid application for that species.