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    An Off-Topic Rant

    Bureaucracy at its finest… My wife’s old van failed the emissions test a couple of weeks ago. No, let me back up.. We were notified that our van required an emissions test. I said “That can’t be right - we live in Pinal County”. Well, after some research, I discover that they have extended the “applicable boundaries” to include “parts of Pinal” including the part I live in. Harrumph. My wife is disabled. She doesn’t drive. The van may drive 2 or 3 times a month - either to church or Doctor’s appointments. It is so worn out, we don’t dare take it on extended and/or leisure trips. It doesn’t commute into Maricopa County. I’d be surprised if it drives 5000 miles a year.

    So, it failed emissions. I take it ot the mechanic. It’s gonna cost 500-600 bucks, and it might pass emissions. EGR thingy is working intermittently. Gonna put a solenoid valve in, de-carb the engine, and add some octane booster. All for a van that rarely moves. I agree with the principle of clean air. I don’t even gripe about testing. What about the thousands of planes that take off and land every day, at Sky Harbor? Or city buses? Or whatever? There should be a “hardship” exception. My wife doesn’t drive. I had to take the van to emissions. Then I had to take it to the mechanic (while juggling vehicles and hitching rides). Then I have to go pick it up. Then take it to get tested. Again. If it fails again, I can get a one-time waiver. But I have to take it to a designated shop in Phoenix. And try to actually hold down a job, somewhere along the way. What a giant crock of fecal matter.

    The real irony? I can’t afford 600 bucks any more than most folks. But if I could, there is lots of legitimate work that the van needs, that I could have spent it on. That I haven’t. Because I couldn’t afford to. But now, I have to. Because it won’t pass emissions. Geez…

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    Posted on 26th August 2006
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    NOTICE: Hunting ‘Lopes in Alberta This Year?

    Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

    2nd Floor, 9920 - 108 Street
    Edmonton Alberta
    T5K 2M4

    Telephone (780) 422-9534
    Fax (780) 427-9557

    August 17, 2006

    Attention Antelope Hunters;

    An error was made in the 2006 antelope hunting season. There is an
    overlap of one day between the Archery Antelope season and the Trophy
    Antelope season. The Archery Antelope season closes on September 25th
    and the Trophy Antelope season opens on September 25th.

    Archery hunters routinely use and hide behind male antelope decoys while
    hunting antelope. This creates an obvious safety concern when rifle
    hunting is occurring concurrently. Please be aware that archery hunters
    may be in the field on the opening day of the Trophy Antelope season in
    Wildlife Management Units 138,142,144,150,151,152,160,162,163,164, and

    Thank you for your attention in this matter.

    Bruce Treichel
    Wildlife Allocation Specialist

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    Posted on 24th August 2006
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    AZGFD Survey causes some consternation

    Many (if not all) Arizona hunters were recently e-mailed a link to a survey. A LOT of people feel the survey is disingenuous and the questions are leading. Last year, the AZ Deer Association performed a hunter survey, and the Commission/Deprtment basically dismissed the findings. I feel that the current survey only serves to raise the suspicion level found simmering between hunters and AZGFD.

    On the other side of the coin, I get disturbed sometimes at how hotly various issues are contested on the message boards, at the club meetings, etc. It seems we (hunters) are unable to reach consensus on anything. Meanwhile, anti-hunting groups continue to march forward, focused on their goals. The AZGF Commission seems determined not to waiver from their agenda.

    The losers, of course - are the hunting community in Arizona.

    See some message board discussions : AZOD and CWT

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    Posted on 20th August 2006
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    Public help needed in bald eagle shooting

    Friggin’ a$$h*les Stuff like this makes my blood boil.

    The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are asking for help from anyone with information about the shooting death of a bald eagle found in the Doney Park area east of Flagstaff in mid-February.

    When the bird was initially recovered, it was difficult to determine the cause of death, but now lab results confirm the eagle was shot.

    The bird was discovered near a wooded area on the east side of Caves Crater Hill, just off of Vista de Oro Road, north of Silver Saddle Road. A man walking in the area found the bird and contacted the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The eagle, a 5- to 6-year-old male, was sent to a lab in Wisconsin for testing, where scientists determined how the bird was killed.

    “Cases like this show a complete disregard for wildlife, and specifically, our national symbol,” says Preston Fant, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agent in Flagstaff. “This shooting is in violation of three federal laws, which can carry fines from $15,000 to $100,000 and six months to one year in prison.”

    Arizona Game and Fish Department law enforcement staff is working cooperatively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on this case. If you have any information, please call the Operation Game Thief Hotline at (800)-352-0700. All calls may remain confidential upon request.

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    Posted on 20th August 2006
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    Dove Season in Sight

    Early season opens September 1st. I tried my hand at this last year. My daughter loves going too!

    AZGF says great season ahead:

    September dove season is winging our way
    Start loading up on shotgun shells because the Sept. 1-15 early dove season is rapidly winging our way, and it looks like the fast-flying birds will be more concentrated in agricultural areas this year.

    Mike Rabe, the department’s migratory bird biologist, says that once again this year, hunters can expect Arizona to have the best dove hunting in the nation. “Expect mourning and white-winged doves to be more concentrated in agricultural areas than they were last year,” he says.

    Rabe advises dove hunters to scout beforehand. “Be sure to scout at least a few days ahead of time. Doves are quite dynamic. They will feed heavily in one area, and then all of a sudden, they find another source of food and things change. It also helps to find roost sites.”

    The juniors-only hunt at the Game and Fish Department’s Robbins Butte Wildlife Area near Buckeye is Sept. 2-3, which is the first weekend of the dove hunt. “The juniors hunt is going to be awesome this year. We have lots of birds out here. We expect another record-breaking year,” says Phil Smith, the Robbins Butte manager for the Game and Fish Department.

    Once again this year, the Chandler Rod and Gun Club will provide a superb pancake and sausage breakfast for all the youth hunt participants at the wildlife area.

    Don’t forget that juniors in the southern zone can hunt all day, while adults are restricted to half-day (morning) hunting. In the afternoon, a good place to start is around water sources before doves head back to roost in the evening.

    Something new for the dove season has been added this year: an open season on Eurasian collared doves. These exotic birds from Europe have gradually worked their way across the United States and can now be found in Arizona.

    Eurasian collared doves are typically found in urban areas. Dove hunters shooting at dairies might see them. These are large, steel-gray doves with a black collar around the back of the head. Look for them while hunting. A bag limit of 25 per day is allowed. Be sure to have plenty of shotgun shells in case you find an area where they are abundant

    By the way, mark you calendars for Nov. 24-Jan. 7, which is the late dove season. It’s typically a lot cooler, but you can still find a lot of hot wing shooting.

    You can view the 2006-2007 dove hunting regulations here

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    Posted on 20th August 2006
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    Weird Critter in Maine

    Curiously, it is near my wife’s hometown of Lewiston:



    Our own Tom Remington talks about the ruckus this has caused in Maine, on his blog:

    Maine Hunting Today

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    Posted on 20th August 2006
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    Game and Fish Wants Input

    From AZGF:

    Public input sought on Game and Fish strategic plan
    The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking public comment on the draft “Wildlife 2012” plan, a strategic plan that will guide how the agency manages wildlife, certain recreational opportunities and its own operations for the next six years.

    The department develops a new strategic plan every six years. The draft document is posted for review on the department’s Web site at azgfd.gov. Six public meetings will be held around the state in September to provide an overview. Written comment will be accepted until Oct. 6.

    “Public input will be important in helping us finalize the plan,” says Bruce Taubert, the department’s assistant director for wildlife management. “Everyone has a stake in the continued health of our state’s wildlife populations and in future recreational opportunities. It’s important to make your viewpoint known.”

    Wildlife 2012 reflects the management direction the Arizona Game and Fish Commission has provided to the department for the next six years. The plan outlines priorities and strategic goals in four areas: wildlife management, off-highway vehicle recreation, watercraft recreation and department administration.

    Public meetings about Wildlife 2012 will include a presentation on the planning process and an overview of the plan’s highlights. The meetings will be held from 6-9 p.m. on the following dates:

    Wednesday, Sept. 6 – Yuma, Arizona Game and Fish Department Yuma regional office, 9140 E. 28th St.
    Monday, Sept. 11 – Kingman, Arizona Game and Fish Department Kingman regional office, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road.
    Tuesday, Sept. 12 - Flagstaff, Arizona Game and Fish Department Flagstaff regional office, 3500 S. Lake Mary Road.
    Thursday, Sept. 14 – Mesa, Arizona Game and Fish Department Mesa regional office, 7200 E. University Drive.
    Friday, Sept. 15 – Pinetop, Arizona Game and Fish Department Pinetop regional office, 2878 E. White Mountain Blvd.
    Monday, Sept. 18, – Tucson, Arizona Game and Fish Department Tucson regional office, 555 N. Greasewood Road.
    People will have the opportunity to ask questions, but no oral comment will be taken at the meetings. Written comment can be submitted at the meetings, or anytime through Oct. 6, by e-mail to wildlife2012plan@azgfd.gov or by U.S. mail to Wildlife 2012, c/o Funds & Planning, Arizona Game and Fish Department, 2221 W. Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85023-4399.

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    Posted on 20th August 2006
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    Spring Regs are up

    Deadline for paper apps is Sept 22nd…

    Spring Regs

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    Posted on 20th August 2006
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    Hunt of a Lifetime - Needs Tags

    Hunt of a Lifetime

    Once in a while someone does something for someone that needs to be documented. This will be a story of life, death, sacrifices and donations; all of which add up to a gift from the heart.

    Tina Pattison had a son, this son was just as you would think; active, fun loving, and very active in hunting and fishing. If you were to visit the HOAL website http://www.huntofalifetime.org/ you would see that Matt wasn’t only a young man that lived to hunt, he was also a young man that loved to pass the heritage on. Matt was stricken with a terminal illness at the age of 18, something all mother’s and father’s fear the most. Matt had a dream to hunt, and that dream was to hunt a moose.

    If we all look back we can remember a group that catered to kids who were very ill. This group would grant a wish to these children so that they could realize their dream; this group was called The Make a Wish Foundation. The Make a Wish Foundation is an awesome group and I wouldn’t want to take anything away from what they do, however, another group, one that I do not look on as a good group let the Make a Wish Foundation know that they were against the hunting part of The Make a Wish Foundation and hearing this The Make a Wish Foundation buckled to the pressure that this worthless organization was causing. This group is only mentioned on the HOAL site as an “anti-hunting” group but I bet we all can guess who was behind the pressure that forced the decision of The Make a Wish Foundation.

    Tina, and her husband, Chester did not give up on a hunt of a lifetime for Matt, in fact they began to solicit help from hunting groups all over the United States and these groups responded as hunting groups always do when it comes to helping fellow hunters—they literally put their money and time into something they believed in and that was to help Matt find a way to get that moose he wanted. I would tell you which groups but instead I would rather all of you go to the website and see what this group is doing for kids just like Matt. You can also read about some of the recent and past youngsters that were helped by the Hunt of a Lifetime.

    The great news is Matt got his moose, the bad news is that Matt lost his battle to cancer and left a huge hole in his parents heart, a hole that is being filled one hunt at a time through generous donations and time from complete strangers, strangers, who like us, are hunters and fisherman and parents to kids of our own. You can never close that hole in your heart and maybe we are not supposed to, but, there can be a way to make the hole smaller and The Hunt of a Lifetime Organization is doing this for Tina, and Chester along with many other family members who are faced with the cold fact that cancer and other deceases do not discriminate between age, race, or religion.

    Here in Arizona we have some of the most generous people in the world. This state always fascinates me when it comes to helping others and in the case of the Hunt of a Lifetime it was no different! Not only did we have guides to help these kids we have people who donate money for hotel rooms, company’s like Cabela’s, Gander Mountain, Mossy Oak and others who donate gear and guns, and anything else that is needed to make this the best experience that it can be for the kids. Huge groups like the NRA and the Safari Club International are there for anything that is needed too. As you can see, there are tons of groups and companies that are at the ready to do the right thing for these people and these kids.

    Getting back to Arizona, last year I was lucky enough to find out about The Hunt of a Lifetime through a website that I frequent. There was this young lady that was asking for help from any guides in Arizona that could help with a hunt for The Hunt of a Lifetime. This young lady did her part to capture these hunts on videos so that the kids and the parents would have these memories forever on film. The young lady is no other than Stephanie Rainey who is on the Arizona committee. Stephanie has her own business that allows her to video these hunts, and at the same time she fulfills her desire to do something good for someone else. Stephanie isn’t alone in her desire to help these families, no, there are many more.

    The Ambassador to Arizona is a man by the name of Terry Petko. Terry is always working to find guides, sponsorship, and donations in Arizona. I can honestly say that Terry must be doing a great job because there were some very happy hunters last year in Arizona.

    The first young man that The Hunt of a Lifetime assisted in living his dream here in Arizona was young man who was diagnosed with bone cancer, luckily he has been in remission for a year and he is doing well. The way that this young man received his tag is a story all of itself and I feel it necessary to tell this story.

    Arizona has had some living legends in the hunting world and last year we lost one of those living legends in a tragic second. Norm Pint has been in Arizona as long as I can remember and I have been here a while. Norm had many interests and one of them was hunting, and teaching hunting to anyone who wanted to learn. It was on one of his beloved hunting trips that Norm lost control of his truck and lost his life. He will be missed by anyone and everyone that knew him.

    Norm had been putting in for bighorn sheep in Arizona for ever and last year, 2005, was his year to be drawn for that elusive tag. Norm was number one out of two tags that were selected to hunt in a unit near Kingman, Arizona. This tag was donated to the Hunt of a Lifetime by the family of Norm Pint. The Pint family was still heavy into the grieving process when they decided to make this happen for young Christopher Reeves.

    Christopher is like all 16 year old kids that like to hunt. He is ambitious and excitable and he very much wanted to shoot a nice ram. This trip has many heroes and they all need to be mentioned here but because of space I will write about a few.

    There is a man named Don Martin who lives in Kingman. Don owns an outfitting company that goes by the name of Arizona Wildlife Outfitters. Don has some great guides that work with him and it was one of these guides, Larry Sallee, along with Bill Luffy of the Arizona Bighorn Sheep Society that showed Christopher his seven and half year old ram!

    As usual the shot was anti climatic in comparison with what was happening all around Christopher, people were literally giddy that he shot the ram and they could not have been more proud to be a part of such a grand event!!

    Christopher is the young man directly behind the rams’ horns with the camouflage shirt and hat on. There are many people to say thank you to in this story and here are a few:
    Many thanks to Terry Petko, with Hunt of a Lifetime, Pat Feldt, with Arizona Guided Hunts, Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society (Dave Pence, Ignacio Beltran, Bill Luffy, Jim Unmacht, Jimmy Unmacht) and all the others on the team (including AWO guides Larry Sallee, Dan Reed, and Kevin Ridgers) who made this young man’s dream become a reality!

    As you all can see by the smile on Christopher’s face, and the rest of the smiles, this stuff is worth every second that we can spend on it. Life is full of bad news but in this case there is nothing but good news to report and write about. Bighorns are what we dream of hunting as hunters but another awesome creature we have here in Arizona is the Wapiti, or, Elk, and for another young man it was what he dreamed of hunting and The Hunt of a Lifetime was right there to make it happen.

    17-year-old Karl Hoidal, who was diagnosed with Hodgen’s Lymphoma at the age of 15, was the next lucky young man to be bestowed the honor to hunt with a couple of the best guides we have. This father and son guide team of Randy and Josh Epperson own their own outfitting company called Rimrock Outfitters. The two of them are known for the excellent mountain lion hunts and they are both awesome elk guides as well. I spoke with Josh about this hunt and he said that young Karl was all pumped up to hunt and just wanted to shoot a nice bull elk, and that is exactly what he did. Josh told me that Karl made a perfect 440 yard shot on his bull that was taken just north of Payson. Karl and the Epperson’s were being filmed through out the hunt by Stephanie Rainey and now the hunt will be on film for ever.

    In the world of hunting there always seems to be a battle. We battle anti’s all the time just so we can keep doing what we love to do, we battle our finances to make the next trip, or we battle our boss to let us off so we can go hunting. Doesn’t all that seem small after reading about these kids?

    There is a song that plays on the radio once in a while that says something about “Live like you were dying” you know what, I understand this song and that is why we all have to help these kids realize their dreams. I would encourage all of you readers to visit the Hunt of a Lifetime website and see for yourself the great things that Tina and her husband are doing for these kids. You need to support the stores that help people like this and make sure you drop a line to Tina and tell her how you feel about the group she formed through the power of love.

    For more information about The Hunt of a Lifetime organization you can go to http://www.huntofalifetime.org/ and see for yourself. If you are interested in helping this group you can find links that will help you find the correct way to donate your time, money, or anything else that will assist in the future of this group.

    If you are a guide here in Arizona and you would like to donate your time and services you should contact Terry Petko (602) 689-9524 or email him at t.petko@cableaz.com

    The world of hunting is made up of some of the best people that have ever walked the earth. There are so many people involved with this group that I would have to dedicate several pages to give them accolades. I hope you all take the time and see for yourself what helping The Hunt of a Lifetime can do for some of these kids—you will never, ever regret it.

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    Posted on 20th August 2006
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    Increased Spring Opportunities

    From AZGFD

    Spring hunt recommendations should increase hunter opportunities
    A record number of spring turkey tags and an increase in javelina tags are being recommended by the Arizona Game and Fish Department this year, which should provide more people an opportunity to go hunting.

    Game Chief Leonard Ordway says the spring hunt recommendations reflect the Arizona Game and Fish Commission’s direction to enhance hunter opportunities and reduce barriers to hunter retention, while maintaining sustainable big game populations.

    “Recommended tag numbers reflect current biological conditions and will allow more people a chance to hunt,” he says.

    The department’s spring hunt recommendations will be considered by the Game and Fish Commission during its meeting in Flagstaff on Aug. 11-12 at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel at 1175 W. Route 66, starting at 8 a.m. both days. The commission will address the spring hunting seasons during the Saturday portion of the two-day agenda. The entire agenda meeting is available here.

    The department is recommending 6,246 spring turkey tags, which is a 670-permit increase from the 2006 season.

    “Last year was a good year for turkey reproduction. The hunt success was high. The turkey populations are doing well. Those factors combined with having stratified hunts provide us the opportunity to recommend a record hunt-permit number for spring turkey,” says Brian Wakeling, the department’s big game program biologist.

    The department is also recommending a 225-permit juniors-only season to begin one week earlier than the standard seasons and run for five weeks. That would be April 20-May 24, using a similar structure to last year. Juniors-only permits are recommended for a 60-permit increase over last year, with the overall junior hunt opportunity distributed across the state.

    For javelina, the department is recommending 11,480 permits for the general javelina season; 865 permits for the juniors-only season; 5,465 permits for the handgun, archery and muzzleloader season (HAM); and 9,200 permits for the archery season.

    When considered together with the fall javelina hunts being conducted for the first time ever this year, this results in an overall recommendation for an increase of approximately 1,100 javelina permits compared to the last javelina season.

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    Posted on 9th August 2006
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    AZSFW & Landowner Tags

    A statement from Pete and Ron….

    Who says AZSFW is for Landowner Tags?

    By Pete Cimellaro and Ron Eichelberger

    At no time have Ron Eichelberger or myself been an advocate for landowner tags. We have never seen a landowner tag system that could work here in Arizona.

    To begin this story you have to go back to the 1980’s when elk numbers were high and conflict was raging between the Cattlemen, US Forest Service, AZ Game & Fish Department, and Sportsmen. The politics were just plain nasty, with everyone distrusting one another and working against any meaningful resolution of the problem.

    During this time we regularly faced legislation to establish some kind of landowner tag program. Sportsmen and the department would beat it down in the legislature and the very next year we would be back doing the same thing, with nothing resolved.

    In the early 1990’s, then, Speaker of the House Mark Kilian, established the Natural Resource Discussion Group at the Legislature. This group, made up of cattlemen, legislators, environmentalists, game & fish, sportsmen, etc., discussed many issues of conflict in an effort to find workable solutions. While no monumental solutions were found, better dialogue did take place and some trust was built between the stakeholders. This process lasted through several House Speakers, but eventually stopped.

    After the Natural Resource Discussion Group ended, the conversations and discussion among former members continued. Most notably, discussions continued between the Cattleman and Sportsmen. Most of the talk was about resolving the cattle vs. elk issue, access issues and about our mutual enemies.

    The most notable players were: Doc Lane, Bass Aja, Chas Erickson, Steve Smith, Benny Aja and others representing the cowboys, while Floyd Green, Hays Gilstrap, Chris Denham, Nancy Lewis, Ron Eichelberger, Suzanne Gilstrap and Pete Cimellaro represented the hunters. I have left out plenty of folks on both sides of this issue; some because they attended only a few meetings and many because I have simply forgot all of the names. This is a symptom of my advanced age and is only going to get worse.

    One positive event that did take place was the Governors Elk Symposium in 2001. We brought together a lot of interested parties, met with the experts, and had some good discussion of the conflicts between elk, cattle and the people that support each of them. The negative crowd was there too, saying the symposium was only a platform for landowner tags. But, once again, there were no monumental revelations or life changing solutions offered up, and no landowner tags either, just good dialogue and a willingness to continue talking.

    Some of us have continued to attend each others meetings and argue the issues, never coming to any consensus or finding a solution. We have agreed to continue dialogue on these issues and will continue to do so because it is the responsible thing to do. None of us have a lock on the use of our public lands and whenever possible multiple users must respect the needs of all stakeholders. More importantly we must continue to have open dialogue on these important issues.

    During 2005 the next chapter in this ongoing saga unfolded and you might have already guessed that Ron and I are right in the middle of it. Because of our involvement with Arizona Sportsmen for Wildlife (AZSFW) we have been tabbed by an unknowing, or worse yet, malicious few, as wanting to bring landowner tags to Arizona. I assume this is because in some states Sportsmen for Wildlife (SFW) has been behind landowner tags and much of their influence hinges on the money raised by these tags.

    The difference here is that we have started AZSFW, not SFW. We have our own separate corporation and organization. We did this because we wanted to be autonomous to a great degree while still working with SFW chapters on national issues. Up front, we told SFW that landowner tags in Arizona wouldn’t fly and that we would continue to help lead the opposition of any landowner tag program. They are and we are fine with this arrangement! Below is an excerpt from the AZSFW policy and issues statement.

    “Oppose any legislation or rule that allows for the creation of landowner tags for big game, while endeavoring to identify ways to address legitimate landowner depredation issues.”

    This statement goes right to the heart of the issue. No, on landowner tags but let’s keep talking about our issues. This is where Ron and I have been from the start and where AZSFW is now. We challenge anyone to provide any evidence to the contrary!

    One other perceived conflict we would like to address is the laughable charge that Ron and I, because we are outfitters, want landowner tags.

    No one has been more vocal in their opposition to USO (George Taulman) than Ron and me. We have been vocal to the point we have alienated some Arizona outfitters. Tough! What is most important is that wildlife thrives here in Arizona. In order for that to happen we need a solid hunting base. This base must be built upon resident hunters (you and your kids), not nonresidents who come and go. While I appreciate nonresident contributions, they alone cannot sustain our wildlife programs; that burden lies squarely on the residents. If we have a solid resident hunter pool, volunteer interest, additional fundraising and political involvement, then maybe wildlife has a chance. Without these elements, we all know the future for wildlife is bleak.

    To put an exclamation point on this issue: Who was the lead in this year’s passage of HB 2127 (the legislation that insures at least 90% of Arizona’s big game tags will go to its residents)? You guessed it, AZSFW. It makes absolutely no sense for Ron and I, or AZSFW, to support HB 2127, if what we really wanted was landowner tags or unlimited nonresident hunting opportunities.

    In closing, please judge us on our fifty years of sportsmen conservation work. Do not listen to the voices of a questionable few, with unknown motives, to make your judgment. Judge AZSFW by the people who stand before you to promote it, and by what it does, not by what a few say it will do!

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    Posted on 8th August 2006
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    RMEF Elk Hunting Seminar



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    Posted on 5th August 2006
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