The 2017-18 Desert thread
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ELKMAN 05-Feb-18
Empty Freezer 05-Feb-18
HULLHEAVER 05-Feb-18
ELKMAN 05-Feb-18
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4FINGER 05-Feb-18
4FINGER 05-Feb-18
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BOWUNTR 05-Feb-18
4FINGER 05-Feb-18
ELKMAN 05-Feb-18
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4FINGER 05-Feb-18
BOWUNTR 05-Feb-18
MF 05-Feb-18
RickH 05-Feb-18
4FINGER 05-Feb-18
4FINGER 05-Feb-18
DL 05-Feb-18
Big Fin 05-Feb-18
molsonarcher 05-Feb-18
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trophyhill 05-Feb-18
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JTreeman 05-Feb-18
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IdyllwildArcher 05-Feb-18
BULELK1 06-Feb-18
The last savage 06-Feb-18
Moons22 06-Feb-18
ELKMAN 06-Feb-18
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4FINGER 06-Feb-18
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ELKMAN 06-Feb-18
Empty Freezer 06-Feb-18
Nick Muche 07-Feb-18
ELKMAN 07-Feb-18
TD 07-Feb-18
JTreeman 07-Feb-18
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DMC65 07-Feb-18
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ELKMAN 08-Feb-18
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StickFlicker 08-Feb-18
Heat 08-Feb-18
Empty Freezer 08-Feb-18
creed 08-Feb-18
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ELKMAN 09-Feb-18
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krieger 09-Feb-18
ELKMAN 10-Feb-18
Sixby 11-Feb-18
ELKMAN 12-Feb-18
Treeline 12-Feb-18
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ELKMAN 13-Feb-18
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ELKMAN 13-Feb-18
4FINGER 13-Feb-18
Treeline 13-Feb-18
4FINGER 14-Feb-18
ELKMAN 14-Feb-18
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4FINGER 15-Feb-18
ELKMAN 16-Feb-18
StickFlicker 16-Feb-18
ELKMAN 16-Feb-18
4FINGER 16-Feb-18
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Treeline 17-Feb-18
4FINGER 17-Feb-18
ELKMAN 17-Feb-18
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KB 18-Feb-18
creed 18-Feb-18
4FINGER 18-Feb-18
ELKMAN 19-Feb-18
creed 19-Feb-18
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Tyler 19-Feb-18
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4FINGER 20-Feb-18
ELKMAN 20-Feb-18
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From: ELKMAN
05-Feb-18
Post up all things desert on here. There has to be a bunch of guys down there doing some winter skill building. Coues, Mule deer, Javelina, Coatimundi, Predators, Quail, photography, what ever it is (desert related of course) post up some stories, photos, and or videos. Tips- information, anything you got!

05-Feb-18
Somebody show me a Coatimundi.. Still have never seen one.. Make me a believer.

From: HULLHEAVER
05-Feb-18
Was down there mid Jan for Javelina and Quail with two good friends. Killed our pigs on day two then worked over the quail. Had a great time and took lots of pictures. Last day of quail hunting somewhere along the way my camera fell out of my vest. Sucks.

From: ELKMAN
05-Feb-18
Post em up!

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05-Feb-18

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From: 4FINGER
05-Feb-18

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Just returned from a 2200 mile "Scouting" trip thru Arizona mainly but hit Southern Utah and Nevada...Great time with My Sweety...4finger

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05-Feb-18

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05-Feb-18

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My Arizona Sheep Guide Sweety...4finger

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05-Feb-18

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Evening with the King and Queen...4finger

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05-Feb-18

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Friends and family who hung out and hunted near my house in December and January... Ed F

From: 4FINGER
05-Feb-18

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From: ELKMAN
05-Feb-18
That is one hell of a ram! Which state?

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05-Feb-18

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05-Feb-18

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From: 4FINGER
05-Feb-18

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Nevada...VOF :)...4finger

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05-Feb-18

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The best was taking my 14 year old daughters on their first hunt... Ed F

From: MF
05-Feb-18
Nice pics! How old would that Saguaro be? Do they get much bigger?

From: RickH
05-Feb-18

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Here's a coatimundi that came in to drink while I was waiting for a Coues buck.

From: 4FINGER
05-Feb-18

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No idea on age of the "King" I know he's the Biggest I've seen, with that Crown I had to call him King...or Elvis haha...they say they don't get arms until they're 75yrs Old...saw a Few Good Rams and a lot of Ewes...Thanks for the Photos comment...4finger

From: 4FINGER
05-Feb-18
Wish I'd have been Flinging arrows...Next Year...Great Photos and Kids w/Critters!...RicK, That's a Pretty Good Spot :)...4finger

From: DL
05-Feb-18

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Ram standing on his hind legs. Three seconds latter he’s done.

From: Big Fin
05-Feb-18

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A troop of these coatis will get you excited.
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Someone asked about Coatimundi. We were down filming Coues deer/javi/rabbit/quail/coatimundi last week. My buddy Brian Call of Gritty Bowmen arrowed this coati on Tuesday.

Gonna be a funny story when we get it edited.

Hank Shaw, wild game chef, was with us. He cooked everything we shot, including the Coati. I had no idea that antelope jackrabbit could taste so good. Same with javi. The coati was not exceptional, but when Hank was done with it, I would have taken that over some mule deer I've had.

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05-Feb-18

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Mexico scenery
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Mexico scenery

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05-Feb-18

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First coues ever. I love the desert
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First coues ever. I love the desert

From: trophyhill
05-Feb-18

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White man can't jump. But I can ;)
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You talkin to me?
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Good Night
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NM high plains

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05-Feb-18

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See ya
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My name is Barb
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Blood on the rocks
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Lake Powell. Somewhere not far from Bullfrog
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Lake Powell. Somewhere not far from Bullfrog

From: JTreeman
05-Feb-18

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Here is another coatamundi. Sonora MX.

—jim

From: JTreeman
05-Feb-18

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Killed a couple p&y Coues deer too, but quite honestly I was more excited about the coatamundi! ;)

—jim

05-Feb-18

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From: BULELK1
06-Feb-18
Nice pix 4Fingers!

I could never get close enough for decent pix to post them from/on my trip.

Thanks for sharing fella's.

Good luck, Robb

06-Feb-18
Nice pics fellas..

From: Moons22
06-Feb-18
At first glance I thought I was going to be reading venison ice cream recipes. Hahaha. Nice pics!

From: ELKMAN
06-Feb-18

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Very cool photos of that Coati Rick. Everybody has some awesome stuff! Let's hear some details/stories?? More photos! Keep em coming.

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06-Feb-18

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06-Feb-18

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06-Feb-18

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From: 4FINGER
06-Feb-18

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Flying Squirrels or they were Scouting for Sheep...had 2 base jumpers do their thing off the Superstition Mtns...the things you see in the Desert :)...

Thanks Robb...at My age and walking speed...the animals are easier to get close to :0...4finger

From: 4FINGER
06-Feb-18

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From: ELKMAN
06-Feb-18
Very cool

06-Feb-18
Cool pics of the coatimundis guys. Hope to see one next trip to AZ. Love the desert in the winter.

From: Nick Muche
07-Feb-18

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I wish I would have shot this one back in 2013.

From: ELKMAN
07-Feb-18
What are the rules in AZ regarding that? Okay I'm assuming?

From: TD
07-Feb-18
Geez Treeman.... you'll shoot anything won't ya...... must'a been in self defense.....=D

From: JTreeman
07-Feb-18

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I know, right!? I was on the look out for Javelina too, but that ranch really didn’t have too many. I dediced after a day of not shooting anything I couldn’t take it any longer and had to to borrow the outfitters shotgun for A few doves for appetizers ;)

—Jim

From: JTreeman
07-Feb-18
Double post, sorry

—Jim

From: DMC65
07-Feb-18

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Coolest picture I have ever had the opportunity to take. This covey of mearns quail just didn't want to fly on this cold snowy southern Arizona morning. Coues country with a fresh blanket of snow! This was a couple years ago. Wish I was there now.

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07-Feb-18

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Coolest picture I have ever had the opportunity to take. This covey of mearns quail just didn't want to fly on this cold snowy southern Arizona morning. Coues country with a fresh blanket of snow! This was a couple years ago. Wish I was there now.

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07-Feb-18

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From: ELKMAN
08-Feb-18
DMC- That is an AWESOME photo.

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08-Feb-18

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Rage Ext. doin work...

From: StickFlicker
08-Feb-18

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From a couple of years ago, but I always liked this Javelina pic in front of some cholla and saguaro cactus.
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From a couple of years ago, but I always liked this Javelina pic in front of some cholla and saguaro cactus.

From: Heat
08-Feb-18

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08-Feb-18

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South of Tucson
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Love the Desert

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08-Feb-18

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08-Feb-18

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From: creed
08-Feb-18

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This buck hid himself pretty well. Since it was December and I could hunt again in January in a few days I decided to go after him. Problem was I left my arrows laying on the kitchen table.

From: ELKMAN
09-Feb-18
Wow. Some very cool stuff on here. Nice photos. Love the sunset stuff. The desert is truly beautiful.... super jealous

From: ELKMAN
09-Feb-18
Very cool deer pics too

From: krieger
09-Feb-18
Great pics gentlemen!!

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10-Feb-18

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From: Sixby
11-Feb-18
No pics here but I lived in CAsa Grande for six years. That desert is one of the most strikingly beautiful and deadly places in the world. My son and I hunted West of Tucson one year and it snowed on us. I have lived and hunted all over the west but in my memory I have never been colder in my life. We just were not that prepared for that kind of cold . We did see a coati up a back canyon though. Really neat things. God bless, Steve , Oh and thanks for the beautiful pictures and what a nice buck!!!!

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12-Feb-18

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12-Feb-18

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A little different type of desert

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12-Feb-18

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But also got to spend a little time down in Arizona with a good friend and my son. I do love that country!

From: ELKMAN
13-Feb-18
Very nice Treeline! Is that your bull from this year?

From: Treeline
13-Feb-18
Yes. Not my normal elk hunting terrain, but productive.

From: ELKMAN
13-Feb-18
that is awesome. Love the photo of you packing deer too.

From: 4FINGER
13-Feb-18

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Love the Desert...and the Critters that Live there...4finger

From: Treeline
13-Feb-18
Awesome sheep picture 4Finger!

From: 4FINGER
14-Feb-18
Thanks Treeline...4finger

From: ELKMAN
14-Feb-18
Do you shoot a 4 finger release?

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15-Feb-18

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15-Feb-18

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a few more from the desert

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15-Feb-18

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"Do you shoot a 4 finger release?"...No...But I Hold on with 4... :)...4finger

From: ELKMAN
16-Feb-18
I'm guessing you don't have to many road rage incidents??? (BTW that's technically 3 fingers and a thumb)... ;^)

From: StickFlicker
16-Feb-18
"I'm guessing you don't have to many road rage incidents??? "

What do you think caused him to lose that finger?!

From: ELKMAN
16-Feb-18
LOL!

From: 4FINGER
16-Feb-18
I'm guessing you don't have to many road rage incidents??? ...Nope I just tell them to Read between the Lines... :) What do you think caused him to lose that finger?...I Didn't lose it...Its on My Truck Keychain... :0 BTW that's technically 3 fingers and a thumb...That would never get questioned like 4finger does hahaha...Have a Good Day...4finger

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16-Feb-18

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Forgot the Picture :) ...4finger

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17-Feb-18

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17-Feb-18

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17-Feb-18

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RockEaters...4finger

From: Treeline
17-Feb-18
Dang! That key chain gave me the hebejebe’s! Gotta be a great conversation piece:)

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17-Feb-18

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RoomWithaView...4finger

From: ELKMAN
17-Feb-18
I love the key chain! Man you really had an awesome trip. What camera are you running?

From: ELKMAN
18-Feb-18
More more!

From: KB
18-Feb-18

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Spent the first week of the new year chasing Coues for the first time. Planning a return over Christmas. And hopefully every year after!

From: creed
18-Feb-18
Hard to compete with some of these pictures. I literally have thousands of desert pics but none like these. The desert is a beautiful place in a desolate, rugged way. You guys have captured that beauty. Thanks!

From: 4FINGER
18-Feb-18
Great Photos Everyone...Creed post them, I'd still like to see them...bet there better than you let on...Casey, on what cameras, I use My Galaxy6 a lot and My Nikon D40 occasionally...4finger

From: ELKMAN
19-Feb-18
Agreed^^^ I would love to see them. I actually thought some of yours were the coolest Creed.

From: creed
19-Feb-18

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A young friend sneaking up on a bedded buck. I think this was his first year bowhunting.
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From: creed
19-Feb-18

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My desert hunting partner
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From: Tyler
19-Feb-18

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Termite Mounds in Outback Australia. Desert for 6 months/Swamp for 6 months.
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Outback Australia. Desert for 6 months/Swamp for 6 months

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19-Feb-18

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19-Feb-18

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From: 4FINGER
20-Feb-18
Creed...Just as I Thought ;)...Very Nice... Tyler...True "Outback' Nice Thanks!... ...4finger

From: ELKMAN
20-Feb-18
Agreed. Very nice fellas!

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21-Feb-18

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