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  1. Outdoor Writer

    For All You Off Shore Guys

  2. Outdoor Writer

    Bull shot... what happened??

    The snippet below the *** was recently posted by AGFD and forwarded on FB. I made the fiollowing comment: "It would be interesting to know HOW it was killed. It could have been a legitmate harvest if wounded with an arrow during the archery hunt and later found dead with all the meat already spoiled. Thus the hunter tagged and took the antlers only." ******************** Bull elk poached and left southeast of Pinedale Individuals with information may be eligible for a reward of $4,000 PINETOP, Ariz — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is asking for the public’s help in finding those responsible for the illegal killing of a bull elk that was killed between the evening of Sept.15 and the morning of Sept. 17, southeast of Pinedale in Game Management Unit 3C. The elk was located near Forest Road 143 approximately one half mile south of Farnsworth Ranch Road. The antlers were removed and the meat was left to waste. “Someone may have information about this case and we need their help to apprehend those responsible,” said Arizona Game and Fish Department Wildlife Manager Eric Podoll. “At the time the poaching occurred, many hunters were in the field hunting as well as other outdoor recreationists, so it’s possible someone may have seen something or have information about this crime. This is the action of a criminal — no true sportsman would leave game in the field to rot.” Anyone with information about this case can call the AZGFD’s Operation Game Thief hotline at (800) 352-0700 or visit www.azgfd.gov/ogt and refer to case 20-003113. Callers may remain anonymous upon request and may be eligible for an OGT reward of up to $1,500 in this case upon arrest. Arizona Elk Society has offered an additional $2,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible.
  3. Outdoor Writer

    Why??

    We were in a caribou hunting camp next to Alaska's Mulchatna River. One of my hunting partners was playing with his bow, shooting rubber blunts at stumps. He accidentally hit a Coleman cooler, and the arrow nearly penetrated both sides, just stopping from pasing through the second side at the fletching. I'm guessing a blunt would do some serious damage to a human.
  4. Outdoor Writer

    CAPTION ME PLEASE!!

    Fish - Ain't no way I'm stickin' it in there with those teeth.
  5. Outdoor Writer

    CAPTION ME PLEASE!!

    1. Are you sure we're not taking this 'cleanliness is next to godliness' crap a bit too serious?? 2. Did you remember the rubber ducky and bath bubbles?
  6. Outdoor Writer

    CAPTION ME PLEASE!!

    Okay, here's another.....
  7. Outdoor Writer

    CAPTION ME PLEASE!!

    Anyone else have a caption for the bear pic??
  8. Outdoor Writer

    REVIVED FROM THE ASHES --Interesting factoids about the N. Kaibab

    I took the easy route i.e. mirroring LDS instead of JCLDS. 🙄 Emigration would apply to those from this country, but I think immigration applied to those from Mexico.
  9. Outdoor Writer

    What do you think?

    In my neighborhood, the Independent named Yard Sale seems to be the most favorite as far as signs go. Trump is a close 2nd, though.
  10. GAME AND FISH NEWS Sept. 24, 2020 Don't delay — apply now for 2021 spring hunts Deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Oct. 13 PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) encourages hunters to submit their 2021 spring hunt applications early and avoid the stress of waiting until the last minute. The deadline to apply for spring turkey, javelina, bison and bear hunts, and raptor capture, is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, Oct. 13. To apply, visit www.azgfd.gov/hunting/draw. For an overview of the online application service, including license requirements, applying for bonus points and payment information, see Page 8 of the “2021 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison, Bear and Raptor Capture Hunt Draw Information” booklet. Printed booklets are available at license dealers statewide. A few helpful reminders: An applicant’s hunting or combination hunt and fish license must be valid through Oct. 13. All applicants, including youth (ages 10-17), who are applying for a hunt permit-tag must possess a license that is valid on the last day of the application period. Licenses can be purchased online at https://www.azgfd.com/license/. Know your Department ID. This is a must to submit an application. There are three ways to locate a Department ID: Log into your AZGFD portal account and click on “View Details” under “My AZGFD Dashboard,” check your hunting or combination hunt and fish license if it was purchased online, or call AZGFD at (602) 942-3000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, see Page 8 of the “2021 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison, Bear and Raptor Capture Hunt Draw Information” booklet. Purchasing PointGuard is encouraged. This benefit ensures that if a successful applicant is unable to participate in a hunt for any reason, the accumulated bonus points that were expended to draw that hunt permit-tag will be reinstated. The cost is $5 for each species. New beginning with this draw: A free AZGFD portal account is no longer required to purchase PointGuard, either at the time of application or through the application deadline (Oct. 13). A portal account is still needed for those hunters wishing to view their draw results, however. Visit accounts.azgfd.com/Account/Register and complete the required fields. In the meantime, hopeful hunters might want to view a couple of short videos before applying for a hunt. Amber Munig, big game management supervisor, explains how the draw process works at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpI0lLp5Adk. AZGFD provides step-by-step instructions on how to apply for a hunt permit-tag issued through the draw at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UVVH7OGo0Y. AZGFD is available to assist all applicants. A customer service representative can be reached by calling (602) 942-3000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  11. GAME AND FISH NEWS Sept. 24, 2020 National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrates contributions of hunters, anglers Governor signs proclamation honoring original conservationists PHOENIX — Whatever a person’s interest in wildlife, hunters and anglers — the “original conservationists” — have made significant contributions over the decades to the conservation of fish and wildlife through sound, science-based management. Even if a person doesn’t actively participate in the time-honored traditions of hunting or angling, it’s important to understand how those outdoor pursuits benefit wildlife, the impetus behind the creation of National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrated every fourth Saturday in September. According to the 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, 103 million Americans — an astonishing 40 percent of the U.S. population 16 years and older — participated in fishing, hunting or other wildlife-related recreation, such as birdwatching or outdoor photography. In doing so, those participants kept cash registers humming to the tune of $156.9 billion spent on equipment, travel, licenses and fees. That figure represents almost 1 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, creating and supporting thousands of jobs and communities across the nation. This year has seen even more Americans contributing to wildlife and conservation as they rediscover hunting and angling as healthy outdoor recreation consistent with the need to be physically distant during the pandemic. Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed a proclamation celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, as well as recognizing the role that Arizona’s hunting and angling community plays as an economic driver. In 2018, almost $60 million was generated through the American System of Conservation Funding to support the conservation efforts of the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The system is a “user pays-public benefits” approach that is widely recognized as the most successful model of fish and wildlife management in the world. More than 786,000 Arizona hunters and anglers spend more than $1.2 billion annually and support 18,220 jobs, according to the latest report (2011) by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation. As a result, $132 million in state and local taxes, and another $155 million in federal taxes, are collected annually. Since 1939, hunters and anglers nationally have generated more than $20 billion toward wildlife restoration through an excise tax imposed on the sale of hunting, angling and shooting-sports equipment. Those funds are administered by the federal Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) program, one of the most significant programs benefiting wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation. WSFR funds, along with the sale of hunting and fishing licenses, provide a substantial portion of wildlife conservation funding for activities such as fish and wildlife population management, habitat management, research, surveys, land acquisition, hunter education, shooting and archery ranges, boating access, and more. Who benefits? The general public gets better stewardship of natural resources. Hunters and anglers get more and better places to hunt and fish. State and federal agencies receive more funds to meet their conservation needs. “Hunting and fishing are fun, family activities, and many in today’s society haven’t been exposed to them,” said Doug Burt, hunting and shooting sports program manager for the Arizona Game and Fish Department. “National Hunting and Fishing Day is a way to reach out to those interested and let them know there are many outlets for them to get started.” To learn more, visit www.azgfd.gov/outdoorskills, or www.azgfd.gov/getoutside.
  12. GAME AND FISH NEWS Sept. 24, 2020 Arizona Game and Fish Department AZ Game and Fish Commission to meet Sept. 25 GREER, Ariz. — The next meeting of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission will be held in Greer, Ariz. on Friday, Sept. 25. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. A complete agenda and more information on viewing the meeting or speaking to the commission can be found here or at https://www.azgfd.com/agency/commission/meetingagenda/.
  13. When I read the thread title, I thought "shogun" must be some really potent Japanese weed. 🙄
  14. Outdoor Writer

    CAPTION ME PLEASE!!

    Mine would have been..."Can a guy get some service around here?"
  15. Outdoor Writer

    CAPTION ME PLEASE!!

    Okay, folks, this is meant to be a fun thread where someone posts a somewhat goofy or unusual photo to be captioned by the masses. It doesn't have to be YOUR photo, but try to keep them outdoor-oriented, i.e. hunting, fishing, camping, wildlife, etc. I'll start it off with .....
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