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About rossislider

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  1. rossislider

    Unit 33 Late Rifle?

    What he said. I don't see them as much in the flats, but as soon as you get into any type of rolling hills, they are there. You will also find them at the highest spots in the unit.
  2. rossislider

    Unit 33 Late Rifle?

    He doesn't seem overly interested in doing the glassing classes. I thought it would be a good experience for my kids and have called and left a few voicemails and sent a couple of emails over the past year about a glassing class. Have yet to get a response to any of them.
  3. rossislider

    Unit 33 Late Rifle?

    It is a pretty dang good tag, and there are deer everywhere in the unit. I would take it. My son has the same tag so we will be out there as well. Get up high with good glass and if you don't find deer, you are doing something wrong.
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    A few questions for the locals

    1. Yes, you can buy tags at any point prior to or during the season. Yes, Walmart and pretty much any sporting goods store sells them. 2. The OTC archery deer tag is not specific to any unit. Not all units are open during OTC archery deer, but your tag is good for all open units.
  5. rossislider

    Sitka mountain pants

    I have them. I have used them in 80 degree weather this fall on early elk hunts and I used them (layered with other clothes) in 4 degree weather on my deer hunt a few weeks ago. My favorite pants.
  6. rossislider

    43B Ram down

    Great ram! Congratulations.
  7. rossislider

    ISO ATV & UTV Mechanic

    I use Jake Peter's (fellow hunter) at Southwest ATV in Queen Creek. I highly recommend him if you are in that area.
  8. rossislider

    Eddie Bauer guide pro pants

    I also picked up a few pairs of the Wrangler Outdoor pants at Walmart based on a recommendation I saw on a hunting forum on Facebook. For $20, why not. I was about to drop 3-4 times as much on some Prana Stretch Zions. I normally am not a fan of clothing and gear from Walmart, but these pants are a heck of a deal for $20. I wear them daily. I also tried a pair of Eddie Bauer Trek pants Costco currently has on sale for $20. I bought them on Monday and wore for the first time yesterday. I like the look, fit, and feel of them, but they are by far to noisiest pants I own. I feel like George Costanza swooshing around in them. Fine for an everyday pant. But I would never wear them hunting. The Wrangler is definitely the better of the two. https://www.wrangler.com/shop/mens-performance-series-outdoor-cargo-pant-nw780
  9. rossislider

    Smoking prime rib, then travel

    Like others have mentioned, I would probably pull it about 10 degrees below your desired done temperature as the temp will continue to rise after you pull it and wrap it. Please come back in here and let us know how it goes.
  10. rossislider

    41W Sheep 2019

    Dang man, that is a stud and BEAUTIFUL ram! Congratulations!!! I need more pictures!
  11. rossislider

    Smoking prime rib, then travel

    Never tried it with prime rib, but I have smoked pork butts, immediately wrapped in foil, placed in a cooler with a towel on the top and bottom, and left them for about 4 hours. After 4 hours they were still to hot to bare hand pull.
  12. rossislider

    Sheep tag in the family

    Her grandfather did sign the tag down to the granddaughter. She shot a nice ram yesterday. It is posted to a group he created on Facebook. I imagine Jack will share it in here before to long. Huge congrats to the whole group.
  13. My son's whitetail hunt starts in a couple of weeks and goes through the end of the year (12/13-12/31). We will probably take our side by side with us and hunt the weekends. If the hunt goes long, I am considering options for storing the side by side on the flatbed trailer rather that pull it back and forth to the valley. I found a storage unit in Oracle, but the 7:00am to 7:00pm access hours aren't conducive to hunting hours. Anyone have any suggestions in the area?
  14. rossislider

    A little sausage for holidays

    How was the spice level of this chorizo mix? I love a spicy chorizo, but don't make it often because several members of the family can't handle anything over a very mild spice level.
  15. rossislider

    Help with Christmas tree tags

    It was on Tonto's page. Here is the info from Apache Sitgreaves. They are a little more difficult. Christmas Tree Permits It’s that time of year again! All districts on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are selling Christmas Tree Permits. A permit may be obtained from any of the district offices on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests or by mail. The cost of one Christmas Tree Permit is $15.00. To purchase a Christmas tree permit by mail, please include a check or money order and a self-addressed stamped envelope. If purchasing one permit, please place one .55 cent stamp on the return envelope. For each additional permit, please add an additional .55 cent stamp to your return envelope and send to the desired district office. Make the check or money order payable to USDA Forest Service. Please carry the permit and place the tree tag on the tree as soon as it has been cut. Please cut only the tree species specified on the permit and only cut in the area designated on the permit and map. The sale of Christmas tree permits began October 15 and ends December 24. There are no refunds. An armload of green branches for decorations may be taken along with your tree as part of this permit. These may be found where timber has recently been logged. Also, feel welcome to pick up pine cones for decorations. Please see district office addresses below. Alpine Ranger District, Attention: Front Desk P.O. Box 469, Alpine AZ 85920 Phone number: (928) 339-4323 Alpine Christmas Tree Cutting Area Map Black Mesa Ranger District, Attention: Front Desk P.O. Box 968, Overgaard, AZ 85933 Phone number: (928) 535-5972 Black Mesa Christmas Tree Cutting Area Map Clifton Ranger District, Attention: Front Desk 397240 AZ 75, Duncan, AZ 85534 Phone number: (928) 687-8600 Clifton Ranger District Christmas Tree Cutting Area Map Lakeside Ranger District, Attention: Front Desk 2022 West White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside AZ 85929 Phone number: (928) 368-6476 Lakeside Ranger District Christmas Tree Cutting Area Map Springerville Ranger District, Attention: Front Desk P.O. Box 760, Springerville AZ 85938 Phone number: (928) 333-6200 Springerville Christmas Tree Cutting Area Map