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Contributors to this thread:
smarba 07-Nov-22
whipranger 07-Nov-22
BOHNTR 07-Nov-22
Pat Lefemine 07-Nov-22
BOHNTR 07-Nov-22
AZ8 07-Nov-22
Robear 08-Nov-22
smarba 08-Nov-22
Robear 08-Nov-22
BOHNTR 08-Nov-22
Chuckster 08-Nov-22
StickFlicker 11-Nov-22
Knothead 12-Nov-22
From: smarba
07-Nov-22
Now that seasons are winding down, for those who hunted AZ how was it after the ban on game cams? Did you still see cams on waterholes? Did you experience less disruption/intrusion at waterholes? Did you find your hunting experience to be better? worse? no different?

From: whipranger
07-Nov-22
It was great made huge difference. A lot less guys just running around checking and then running back to sit where biggest was. Made them pick a spot and hunt !!!!

From: BOHNTR
07-Nov-22
Didn’t see one all year.

From: Pat Lefemine
07-Nov-22
Was that ban on public land only?

From: BOHNTR
07-Nov-22
Both…..cannot use them for hunting purposes.

From: AZ8
07-Nov-22
The litmus test will come from The Strip. It’ll be interesting to see how it played out up there.

From: Robear
08-Nov-22
Still saw a camera on a waterhole on public south of Flagstaff. I called it in, but it was still there after 2 weeks when I left.

From: smarba
08-Nov-22
I bet there are cams that are simply forgotten or abandoned that will be out for years. Also isn't it technically OK to use cams for observation unrelated to hunting? To look for sasquatch? Birding?

Has anyone been to a waterhole where you observed a handful of cams in the past? And there are none there now?

From: Robear
08-Nov-22
Still saw a camera on a waterhole on public south of Flagstaff. I called it in, but it was still there after 2 weeks when I left.

From: BOHNTR
08-Nov-22
Smarba:

Several!

From: Chuckster
08-Nov-22
Saw a camera at a waterhole in April while shed hunting in the area. Went back in May and the camera was busted off the cable locked around the tree. Was up helping buddies on the elk hunt in September, the cable is still on that tree.

From: StickFlicker
11-Nov-22
Cameras are still completely legal in AZ, just can't be used for hunting. If you see one, and think you are justified in damaging it, you are wrong. I have only seen one, and it looked like it had been there for some time.

From: Knothead
12-Nov-22
Even though I was in favor of the ban I miss running cameras. It gave me something to do in the summertime and I always liked to see what kind of critters I could get pictures of. I was in favor of ban due to the abuse by what was mostly guides and outfitters in a few select deer and elk units. Like stickflicker said, they are still legal in AZ as long as they are not used for the aid or take of wildlife. I have seen two cameras out so far since the ban has been put in place. One looked like it has been there a very long time.

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