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    Biggest Hunting Accomplishment? So far? Future?

    What has been your biggest hunting accomplishment so far? What may become it in the future?



    Doesn't have to be just 1 thing... I suppose, so answer however you want...

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    Hands down, for me, it was playing a key role in stopping AZ HB 2072, the attempted theft of 350 primo public big game tags, and subsequently putting AZSFW out of business forever. From Illinois, I emailed and was granted a TV interview with Phoenix KTVK's Crystal Cruz. She asked me to meet her & her cameraman at AZF&G Headquarters at noon the following day. So I contacted MMer Allen Taylor to hand off the ball to. The bribed legislator was also confronted by Cruz, and he folded like a lawn chair during one of the 3 TV segments. AZSFW criminals pulled their lobbyist from the statehouse the next day. And since then AZ formed a constituent group to prevent further such calamities.

    One guy can make a difference. Posting anti-SFW comments on web forums is good for educating newbies, but if you really want to make a difference, email legislators and contact media when you see criminals coming after YOUR public land tags. I enjoyed doing this for all honest, deserving sportsmen, not just myself. I believe in the old school Teddy Roosevelt vision of the North American Model for Wildlife Conservation.

    My 350" Nevada archery elk is a distant 2nd.
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    Mine was doing my first hard core backpacking elk hunt in the New Mexico Pecos Wilderness last year. My buddy n I didn't get an elk, but we hiked, hunted hard, ate meals out of freeze dried pouches, camped in a tent at 11,000 feet, and I found out how hard I could push my 41 year old body and keep going.
    I've read about this type of hunt for years, and I know some people do it all the time, but for me I felt like a giant walking the earth in search of game. I did also catch a sweet cut throat trout ( never seen 1 before), which was really awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyMusky View Post
    What has been your biggest hunting accomplishment so far? What may become it in the future?



    Doesn't have to be just 1 thing... I suppose, so answer however you want...
    And yours?! Oh, so far as the future, I have a goal of taking a B&C pronghorn diy.

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    I would have to say a few years back in Idaho. I never fired a shot but I backpacked some awesome country and saw elk, moose, mountain goats, a bear, and a few deer just not any I wanted to put my tag on. It was a very long season and close enough to home that I got to make 1 scouting trip and hunt it 3 different times! Hoping to finally go back for elk this year!

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    My biggest hunting accomplishment will come this fall in Whyoming. I will see ground and animals I have never seen and will meet people I have never met. Hopefully fire a round or two while I am at it lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dearhunter3450 View Post
    My biggest hunting accomplishment will come this fall in Whyoming. I will see ground and animals I have never seen and will meet people I have never met. Hopefully fire a round or two while I am at it lol.
    WYOMING not WHY OMING. HAHA couldnt pass that one up! Good luck on your hunt!

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    Fly in on a bush plane. Get dropped of in nowhere Alaska. Stay there 7 days just Pops and I. And the plane picks us back up, moose or not.
    "Elk don't know how many feet a horse has!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kesand72 View Post
    And yours?! Oh, so far as the future, I have a goal of taking a B&C pronghorn diy.
    How big is the antelope in your profile pic?
    "Elk don't know how many feet a horse has!"

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    I would have to say my 2010 bull. I was 22 and alone on my first ever elk hunt. I missed out on the draw so I bought a leftover NR tag for an area in Wyo that is mostly wilderness, which of course I couldn't legally access. Anyway, long story short, I was able to arrow a beautiful bull at 15 yards. Looking back, I had no idea what I was doing. There's no doubt in my mind the Big Guy was smiling down. It was an incredible experience.

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