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  1. Heroes Rising Outdoors was just donated a 2020 archery antelope tag for hunt starting next month (August). We have the disabled veteran picked out who has become a pretty intense archery fan. We're in need of a used antelope decoy for this hunt. Does anyone own a Montana buck antelope decoy (broadside version) they might sell for an Arizona veteran? Time is getting short ... You can contact me at: (480)760-3868 Thanks! --- Tom in Gilbert (Lv2hnt)
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    Glassing chair for big dudes

    I've been using CampTime's Roll-a-Chair for extended glassing sessions for the last 8 years. Have used it out of the truck as well as packed it (2.5 lb). I've found the 4-legged design much more stable than tri-legged stools/chairs, and is much stronger due to its larger diameter tubing (rated for 250 lb, but have had veterans heavier than that use it). Very comfortable with a foldable back and a higher 19" seat height (this is really nice). Pricing still under $60.
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    Fires

    Edge: Thanks --- there were 2 other campsites with people I'd gotten to know an easy shout away ...
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    Fires

    Hadn't intended to post this, but this fire thread primed the pump. Can't believe people's stupidity! Well ... Got back to my overflow dispersed camping spot at Big Lake about 9 p.m. Memorial Day. "Healthy" campfire going at campsite about 90 yards away. Had no idea who was there (previous campers I'd befriended there had left earlier that day), so thought it best not to approach that evening. Hopped into bed, only to watch side of my tent light up every 5-6 mins about 4-5 times as stuff was thrown on the fire. Could hear voices and laughter. Next morning I got up about 5:30, stepped outside to see two individuals breaking camp. Strapped my .357 on and walked over with phone in hand and immediately took photo of fire pit with active smoke. Also got photo of them packing up camp with car and smoking fire pit in-frame. Two guys in early 20s, N. Mexico plates on vehicle. Confronted them about the fire. Their response: "Yeah we knew, but we got cold." Asked them if they were going to put fire out. They said they'd poured all their water on the fire and that it'd be okay (see pics). Waited 'til they closed trunk (to see plate #), so I could take photo. Driver jumped out and started rummaging in the trunk. Told him to take his time, but I WAS taking a pic of his license plate. Boy, did he get really apologetic all of a sudden! After a short conversation, they drove off. All this took place before the wind picked up. Took me 10 mins, a shovel, and 7 gallons of water to seriously kill all the embers. Also picked up all the cans and bottles they'd left in the fire pit. Stopped by FS office in Lakeside on way home. Left my contact # for FS LEO to get in touch with me. He did by email and said he'd do his best to follow up. I sent him pics in reply (I've omitted the ones here of the car and people). I was actually up there fishing on a Thursday in 2011 when the Wallow Fire started. FS came and chased us away from just north of Crescent Lake, then came with a posse the next morning and closed down the entire Apache Forest. That was a crazy/scary time! Back to today --- we can't get tags to hunt in N. Mexico, but their younger generation can come over and leave unattended fires burning! Of course, way too many similarly mentally challenged Arizonans out there now as well. Chaps my hide! More to come (unfortunately), I'm sure. Rant over, fingers crossed ...
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    Enough Gun for Buffalo??

    I accompanied a disabled Arizona veteran hunter on the North Kaibab just a few weeks ago. One shot with a 250-gr Nosler Partition .338 Win Mag at 37 yards and the bull died 20 yards from where he originally stood when the shot was taken. That will happen when 3900+ ft lb of muzzle energy breaks the front shoulder, tears up the top half of the heart and continues through both lungs. A quality bullet in any caliber suitable for elk will do the job (50-yard shots on the Kaibab are not unusual) --- we happened to have an awesome Ariz Elk Society Ruger #1 past banquet rifle with us for the hunt. Important note: shot placement is different on a bull bison than on an elk, etc.! Moving forward horizontally from the penile shaft to intersect with the center of the front shoulder, place your crosshairs 12" up from that point and squeeze the trigger ...
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    National call making contest 2020

    For those of you thinking about supporting local business owners, here's your chance! I bought an aluminum pot call from Ammon last year. I wanted to move to the next level after having called in a gobbler last spring for a Heroes Rising Outdoors veteran using my 35-year-old Lee box call. He made mine out of mesquite (type of wood he uses is your choice). Beautiful and great sounding! I also purchased a couple diaphragm mouth calls from him --- some sweet hands-free turkey slayers! Can't wait to put these to use this next Friday up on the Rim on my own hunt --- thanks again, Ammon!
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    Free camo

    bigorange: You and your friends (and anyone out there), can contact me - (480)760-3868 - anytime throughout the year to re-home your new and/or lightly used camo clothing, boots, general hunting and camping gear. Heroes Rising Outdoors will put it to good use!
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    Free camo

    Good talking with you, James. Appreciate your donation --- some vets will have some good camo to wear this fall!
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    Free camo

    218buck: Ohthatguy was referring to Heroes Rising Outdoors / Hunts for Heroes. We have a Camo Closet for hunting clothing we give out to veterans to help them get out hunting. I (we) could definitely find a good home for your camouflage clothes! Plz give me a call: (480)760-3868 ... Thanks! --- Tom
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    WTB: White Lab

    Check with Arizona Firehouse Labs. They have a white lab litter that's currently 5 weeks old. Not sure what pups are left ...
  12. One of Heroes Rising Outdoors' disabled vets (who is new to hunting) is looking for a small-to-medium sized electric meat grinder. Anybody??? Plz text me: (480)760-3868 ... Thx big time! --- Tom
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    Wanted: electric meat grinder!!!

    Tom: Thanks for what you did today! Your offer will really help this veteran new to hunting put some good food on the table for herself and her 2 youngsters. Great example of supporting our wounded vets who gave so much themselves --- kudos! --- Tom
  14. Looking for a Lab pup ready to go to new home at end of this month (March, 2020). Prefer chocolate, maybe yellow. Any CWTers? Or anyone know of a litter? My cell: (480)760-3868 ... Thx! --- Tom
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    I'm Still Alive -- barely

    Glad to hear you're still kickin', Tony. I contracted pneumococcal pneumonia 3 winters ago --- I feel your pain! Younger generation has no idea how this can knock us old-timers for a loop. Hang in there --- I know you can get through this. Will keep you in my prayers!
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    Lost Binos in 37b

    We were on that road late yesterday (Monday) afternoon --- unfortunately didn't see them. Am lucky I realized I'd left my iPhone on my truck's rear bumper while we were bighorn watching. Turned around and saw it in the road just a couple mins later (luckily it was after 5 pm and all the snowbirds had already gone home for the day) ...
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    7E Late Season Bull Elk Hunting

    Buy a FlatLines map of 7E and get to know remote areas (water) that might hold elk the end of November (your hunt probably starts the day after Thanksgiving) ...
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    Broke ankle in 16A need help

    Chris: Heck of a way to get attention, brother! Just saw your post --- glad others were on top of things and shuttled you back to the Valley okay! You've got my phone # --- call me if I can be of help in the next bit ...
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    Patent Attorney

    I've got a local hunting buddy who works within the patent industry. contact me and I'll get you in touch ...
  20. Heroes Rising Outdoors / Hunts for Heroes has its basis in the Arizona elk Society (which as the name states, isn't deer oriented). That said, we've recently been donated some individual Coues tags for a few Arizona units and could use some help for hunts that start Friday, Oct. 25. Those hunt units include: 22 / 30A / 30B / 32 / 36A. Who will be out hunting in one of these units on the Oct. 25 deer hunt and would welcome an Arizona veteran into your deer camp? I'd be glad to chat with you about what that would entail --- mainly helping get a vet out and away from his/her everyday routine, helping that individual reconnect with their inner self in a non-threatening environment. The camaraderie we all enjoy while hunting has often been eliminated from the veteran now that they're back from deployment and back in society. Showing them what hunting in Arizona is all about helps open their eyes to new possibilities! Our HRO hunts aren't focused on hunting the largest animals on the mountain, rather offer a healing experience via the hunt to veterans who've given a LOT while serving their country. There are members here on the CWT forums who can vouch for how rewarding this can be, both for the volunteer as well as the veteran. If this reach-out hits home with you, please, don't hesitate to give me a call: (480)760-3868 --- time is of the essence. You'll be making a real difference in a veteran's life! Thanks from all of us at Heroes Rising Outdoors, --- Tom Wagner
  21. Thanks go out to Chad and his brother Steve --- we've got the 36A Coues hunt covered! Much appreciated, guys!
  22. Heroes Rising Outdoors / Hunts for Heroes has its basis in the Arizona elk Society (which as the name states, isn't deer oriented). That said, we've recently been donated some individual "any antlered deer" tags for a few Arizona units and could use some help for hunts that start Friday, Oct. 25. Those hunt units include: 18B / 19A / 20A. Who will be out hunting in one of these units on the Oct. 25 deer hunt and would welcome an Arizona veteran into your deer camp? I'd be glad to chat with you about what that would entail --- mainly helping get a vet out and away from his/her everyday routine, helping that individual reconnect with their inner self in a non-threatening environment. The camaraderie we all enjoy while hunting has often been eliminated from the veteran now that they're back from deployment and back in society. Showing them what hunting in Arizona is all about helps open their eyes to new possibilities! Our HRO hunts aren't focused on hunting the largest animals on the mountain, rather offer a healing experience via the hunt to veterans who've given a LOT while serving their country. There are members here on the CWT forums who can vouch for how rewarding this can be, both for the volunteer as well as the veteran. If this reach-out hits home with you, please, don't hesitate to give me a call: (480)760-3868 --- time is of the essence. You'll be making a real difference in a veteran's life! Thanks from all of us at Heroes Rising Outdoors, --- Tom Wagner 
  23. Sourdough: Sending your mom my best wishes and prayers for the surgeon's skills!
  24. Heroes Rising Outdoors / Hunts for Heroes has its basis in the Arizona elk Society (which as the name states, isn't deer oriented). That said, we've recently been donated some individual Coues tags for a few Arizona units and could use some help for hunts that start Friday, Oct. 25. Those hunt units include: 22 / 30A / 30B / 32 / 36A. Who will be out hunting in one of these units on the Oct. 25 deer hunt and would welcome an Arizona veteran into your deer camp? I'd be glad to chat with you about what that would entail --- mainly helping get a vet out and away from his/her everyday routine, helping that individual reconnect with their inner self in a non-threatening environment. The camaraderie we all enjoy while hunting has often been eliminated from the veteran now that they're back from deployment and back in society. Showing them what hunting in Arizona is all about helps open their eyes to new possibilities! Our HRO hunts aren't focused on hunting the largest animals on the mountain, rather offer a healing experience via the hunt to veterans who've given a LOT while serving their country. There are members here on the CWT forums who can vouch for how rewarding this can be, both for the volunteer as well as the veteran. If this reach-out hits home with you, please, don't hesitate to give me a call: (480)760-3868 --- time is of the essence. You'll be making a real difference in a veteran's life! Thanks from all of us at Heroes Rising Outdoors, --- Tom Wagner
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    My Daughter is Officially a Marine

    Highest respect! Inspiring to see love of country still lives in our youngest generation. You done good, dad ...
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