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AZ help in 6B since Big Dan has passed.
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Contributors to this thread:
OHelkhunter 23-Apr-22
Thornton 23-Apr-22
Cheesehead Mike 23-Apr-22
Lewis 23-Apr-22
WI Shedhead 23-Apr-22
Thornton 23-Apr-22
Zim 24-Apr-22
Heat 24-Apr-22
TREESTANDWOLF 24-Apr-22
midwest 25-Apr-22
TODDY 25-Apr-22
fastflight 25-Apr-22
TREESTANDWOLF 25-Apr-22
Straight Shooter 25-Apr-22
Thornton 25-Apr-22
Cheesehead Mike 27-Apr-22
Rut Nut 27-Apr-22
Lewis 27-Apr-22
IdyllwildArcher 28-Apr-22
From: OHelkhunter
23-Apr-22
When I met Big Dan in 2005 in Az he was camped across the road from us and after he killed his 2nd bull of that season he stopped by our camp and invited us to see his Az bull before he pulled out to hunt in Montana in the Missouri Breaks to kill his 3rd bull of that 2005 season. I did not know who he was at that time in AZ when we met & he gave me his number and told me to call him if I was in that area or needed help with information about hunting elk. I found out who he was later when that story came out about the three bulls he killed that season and how many he had killed in his life to that period. So when I drew my tag for the same unit we hunted in 2005 and he had hunted that same unit the year before and he was glad to help me with some more information when I called him. I remembered that he had changed to another unit before he passed so this year I put that unit down as a second choice and drew that tag close to Flagstaff. I know that some old guys are willing to help some of us old timers help without giving the unit I mentioned that Dan had applied the year he passed. Please PM me if you can help or give me a call at 740-442-5789.( I told you I was old school and like to talk on the phone because I don't know if this message is coming out right)

From: Thornton
23-Apr-22
Big Dan died?!

23-Apr-22
You didn't know that Thornton?!

From: Lewis
23-Apr-22
Ouch that was the hunt he and I put into together it would have been our first time hunting together even though we knew each other for over 30 something years. I quit putting in this year and ate my 17 points just didn’t feel like it.If it’s the unit I think it is I have some great charts on that particular unit.He was a great friend and truly one of a kind very sorely missed.Good luck Lewis

From: WI Shedhead
23-Apr-22
I think the unit 8 police are still looking for blacktail bobs ladderstand after him and Danny’s 14’ hunt. Rained the first ten days of that hunt. Lewis Thier are lots of great hunts with that amount of points you should really consider making it work somehow for you.

From: Thornton
23-Apr-22
I remember his son died a few years ago.

From: Zim
24-Apr-22
I sat at his banquet table for the P&Y Convention in St. Louis, and was glad we both arrived early and were able to chat a lot about elk. Including his unit 8 hunt. I had scouted that previously. Wish I’d gotten a photo together.

From: Heat
24-Apr-22
Danny Moore was not just a great elk hunter but he was about as nice of person as you could ever meet and he LOVED Bowsite. May he RIP!

24-Apr-22
I certainly didn’t know he passed. I never had the privilege of meeting the man, but he sure was willing to help when asked and one hell of an elk hunter.

From: midwest
25-Apr-22

midwest's Link
Big Dan passed thread...

From: TODDY
25-Apr-22
Thornton, you even said you condolences on that thread. Good grief!!

From: fastflight
25-Apr-22
Toddy, now that is too funny. Nice catch.

25-Apr-22
I did too..

I blame it on age lol.

25-Apr-22
Great guy would help anyone out but didn’t take any bull sh**. He’s greatly missed by many.

From: Thornton
25-Apr-22
I saw that.. I must be losing my mind. If I'd had a personal connection with him like many on here did, I'd have not forgotten a single detail.

27-Apr-22
Lewis, I sent you a PM. I was wondering if you got it?

From: Rut Nut
27-Apr-22
Don't feel bad guys...........................I remembered the thread, but did not remember responding to it. I had to check to see if I had................................ ;-)

From: Lewis
27-Apr-22
Mike I did and I sent you a pm today let me know if you don’t get it Good luck Lewis

28-Apr-22
I'm really surprised that any Bowsite regular like you two would have missed that. Nothing against you, I'm just surprised.

Work gets crazy. People go on long hunts. I've missed some long-standing threads before - mostly during hunting season.

Still, it was top of the page for a while. He did die during hunting season, though. Right at the beginning of it, actually.

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