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    questionable AZ history

    Maybe just plain Coca Cola?? The POW camp, situated north of McDowell at about 60th St., was later used as a reserve training site. Had rifle range and everything. Used to pass it all the time when I was playing golf at Papago in the 1960s. That early version with Jimmy Stewart was better than the recent one.
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    questionable AZ history

    I was also thinking along that line, or maybe Coors or Bud.
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    questionable AZ history

    I can do two of them. The crazy boatmen were German POWs. Mantz died during the filming of Flight of the Phoenix.
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    Good Guy Buyer List

    please add creekhiker & NewlyMinted to the list.
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    Walking in the dark to your stand...

    Sorry. Didn't mean to invoke the gods upon you. 🤣
  6. GAME AND FISH NEWS Oct. 11, 2019 Arizona Game and Fish Department Canyon Coolers offer: 10% discount to you, 10% to help Arizona's wildlife AZGFD continues innovative public-private collaborations to help fund wildlife conservation PHOENIX -- Join Canyon Coolers in supporting the 800-plus species of wildlife that call Arizona home. Now through Nov. 22, click here to automatically apply the discount code “CONSERVE” at CanyonCoolers.com and you’ll get 10 percent off and a FREE copper tumbler (while supplies last). Plus, Canyon Coolers will donate 10 percent of your total purchase price to the Arizona Game and Fish Department to support wildlife conservation. Use this link to automatically apply the discount code to your cart: http://bit.ly/2lMqoSp. AZGFD is proud to announce this unique collaboration with Canyon Coolers, a premium cooler company headquartered in Flagstaff, as part of its ongoing efforts to find innovative ways to fund wildlife conservation. With strong local ties and a deep-rooted interest in the great outdoors, Canyon Coolers is eager to support the department’s mission. This collaboration exemplifies the governor’s emphasis on embracing innovation to promote small businesses while expanding opportunities to fund conservation of the state’s natural resources. The Arizona Game and Fish Department conserves and protects the state’s 800-plus species of wildlife, and this critical wildlife conservation work is done without any general fund tax dollars. Your support makes all the difference in our combined success. For more information, contact the Arizona Game and Fish Department at 602-942-3000. *Offer valid toward online purchases only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions.
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    AGFD Fishing Report -- Oct. 11, 2019

    FISHING REPORT Oct. 11, 2019 Arizona Game and Fish Department TIP OF THE WEEK October can be the best time of year to fish for striped and white bass. As these fish adapt to cooling weather, they will become aggressive, feeding on anything from crawdads to shad as they fatten for the winter months. Lake Pleasant just northwest of Phoenix is an excellent bet for both species. There's some fantastic fall fishing to enjoy this weekend. The cool-off has been the ticket for good trout fishing in in the high country -- get there before winter conditions prevail. Top picks in the Flagstaff region are Kaibab Lake near Williams, Kinnikinick Lake, Ashurst Lake (pictured above) and Lower Lake Mary. Water temperatures in this North Central region have cooled off into the low-to-mid 60s. See a full regional report. At Silver Creek northeast of Show Low, the catch-and-release season began Oct. 1. Harvest is not permitted during this season that runs through March 31. Only artificial lure or fly with single-point barbless hook may be used. Super-catchable rainbow trout (14-inch average) have been stocked. Silver Creek is a Game and Fish Commission-owned property; entry is only allowed from 30 minutes after sunrise to 30 minutes before sunset, or about 7 a.m.–5 p.m. During catch-and-release season in the fall and winter, both the upper and lower section may be fished. No unauthorized entry is ever allowed in the hatchery grounds. In the desert impoundments, predatory fish have become more active. Crankbaits and buzzbaits and jigs are drawing increasingly more largemouth bass strikes. The full moon this weekend should enhance the bite and make for well-lit night fishing. This is the time of year flathead catfish flatten up for the winter -- in fact, our Catch of the Week pictured below is a flathead from Roosevelt. Mark Knapp from Alamo Lake State Park said crappie fishing is best by the dam at night and bass and catfish action is fair. Fishing at Alamo and Havasu should be good all fall and winter since both can heat up quickly. At any given time from Nov. - Feb., Alamo can have some of the best crappie fishing in the state. Our Fall Fishing Forecast is still the most comprehensive source of fishing report information for major water bodies statewide. Catch of the Week Send your fishing reports and photos to BFishing@azgfd.gov -- one will be selected for Catch of the Week Roosevelt Lake Mark L. caught this 49-pound flathead catfish from the Salt River-end Roosevelt Lake Oct. 1 on a piece of cut bait. See more details. What's been stocked this week ("Catchable" sizes only; water temp in parenthesis if available) Rainbow trout: Tonto Creek (52-53), Lynx Lake (65), Kaibab Lake (62), Mingus Lake (60), Fain Lake (65). See the stocking schedules Thank you, anglers! Arizona fishing opportunities wouldn’t be possible without the Sport Fish Restoration Program. It was created through the Dingell-Johnson Act of 1950 (Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act) and the Wallop-Breaux amendments of 1984. Through a federal excise tax paid by manufacturers on fishing gear and motorboat fuels, it provides grant funds for fishery conservation, boating access, and aquatic education. Save time, buy online Grab a license online (that helps conserve all species of wildlife, not to mention provides funding that goes back into fishing opportunities) and go "Fish AZ". SEE MORE REPORTS
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    Where was this?

  9. GAME AND FISH NEWS Oct. 8, 2019 Reminder: Oct. 15 is deadline to provide input on proposed pricing adjustments at BASF PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds the public that the deadline to provide input on proposed pricing adjustments at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility (BASF) is Tuesday, Oct. 15. A web form has been posted on the department’s website at www.azgfd.gov/basfsurvey. BASF range manager Christopher Dean said the proposed pricing adjustments — the first in more than a decade — are necessary to keep pace with the rising costs of maintaining the world-class facility, located on 1,650 acres in north Phoenix. “All of the fees collected — 100 percent — go back into the operations, maintenance and expansion of opportunities that are made available to the public at BASF,” Dean said. Founded in 1957, BASF is one of the nation’s largest publicly operated shooting facilities. The world-class range is a City of Phoenix Point of Pride. It has received a five-star rating from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. BASF is funded by the revenues generated by user fees and federal dollars appropriated through the Pittman-Robertson Act.
  10. New Mexico Game & Fish cracks down on hunters lying to get licenses NEW MEXICO by: Francesca Washington Posted: Oct 8, 2019 / 05:10 PM MDT / Updated: Oct 8, 2019 / 05:16 PM MDT ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico Game and Fish has caught and charged dozens of people trying to play the system. With hunting season well underway, any seasoned hunter will tell you, it’s a competitive process to try and get a big game license. Not only are they competing against in-state hunters, but they are also going up against out-of-state hunters. “Out of state hunters definitely do take a big amount of our tags,” says Dale Reid. Fraudulent activity has made it even harder because some out of state hunters are lying so that they can get an in-state hunting license. “It’s better for the residents because it is cheaper they offer packages for hunting small game and fish they offer in a package for out of staters it does cost more,” Reid says. For example, a New Mexico resident pays $90 for a bull elk while out-of-state hunters pay $548. For a bighorn sheep, residents pay $160 and non-residents pay $3,178. New Mexico Game and Fish officials say they had more than 400 suspicious license applications this year. “After the draw is complete our officers go through everybody who received a draw tag and look through those to make sure everybody is doing what they say they’re doing,” says Tristanna Bickford. Investigators found 45 clear cases of fraud they’ve filed charges in all of them. They say there are always clear red flags. “So if you apply for a license saying that you’re a resident but don’t have a driver’s license from New Mexico, or may have an address that seems a little bit suspicious using a work address instead of a home address,” Bickford says. Local hunters say its a frustrating situation. “That’s fraud… so that’s going to be something I definitely don’t approve. I feel like the state should crack down more on that.” In order to apply for a resident license, you have to live in New Mexico for at least 90 days. New Mexico Game and Fish just pressed charges against a man who was transferred to the state as part of his job. Had he waited the required 90 days, he wouldn’t be in trouble right now. Applying for a resident license when you live out of state is a misdemeanor charge, but you can also lose your hunting privileges for up to three years.
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    Not sure, Jeff. I don't have older regs on this computer. I'll turn on the other PC manana and check.
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    Desert Landscaping Question?? HELP PLEASE!!

    When I get to it, I plan to make some lightweight, faux boulders (Styrofoam, chicken wire with a concrete shell) to scatter about. We're also going to put a couple big concrete pots in front of the house and smaller ones across the apron in front of the patio. I'm just trying to avoid making holes in the plastic because each and every one of them invites grass/weed growth, meaning constant spraying.