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post #21 of 41 Old 03-24-2012, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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One of my favorite places to hunt big mulies is up in that area.
It's illegal to hunt the national forest, and the deer know it.
So, we hunt the perimeter, and almost always score big ones.
Not to mention it's breathtakingly gorgeous but brutally rough terrain.
Very rocky, very steep, fairly thick brush, and generally obnoxious from a passability standpoint.
In the park, theres lots of trails, making it much easier to travel.
Good camping nearby, plenty of hotels for those needing more creature comforts, and lots of fresh air.
Be aware of the elevation, as the altitude is a bear for some.
Bring lots of extra water, plenty of food for the critters, and your cameras!
I had deer once I was enjoying it until my friend suggested we might be eating Bambi's mother....now I don't eat deer....duck though is delicious

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post #22 of 41 Old 03-25-2012, 12:06 AM
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I had deer once I was enjoying it until my friend suggested we might be eating Bambi's mother....now I don't eat deer....duck though is delicious
Yeah, well, more for me then!
Also hoping i get drawn for elk this year!
Anyway, come play in our backyard!

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post #23 of 41 Old 07-23-2012, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Ok! So we leave on the 5th of August and will be there for two weeks. I'm super excited to see my family and explore rather then sit around like idiots and do nothing like last year. And since I need a new helmet and wouldn't mind new breeches and half chaps I was hoping someone(s) could introduce me to their local tack stores? I much prefer small businesses to big chains

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post #24 of 41 Old 07-23-2012, 01:31 AM
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If you start in Phoenix, there's a great consignment shop in the north end.
Keep in touch, let us know how you make out, and perhaps we'll see you on the trail!
Oh, and stay tuned for pix of where I went yesterday!
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post #25 of 41 Old 07-23-2012, 01:50 AM
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Indian ruins near Sycamore canyon....not a trip for the faint oo heart

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post #26 of 41 Old 07-26-2012, 04:26 AM Thread Starter
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If you start in Phoenix, there's a great consignment shop in the north end.
Keep in touch, let us know how you make out, and perhaps we'll see you on the trail!
Oh, and stay tuned for pix of where I went yesterday!
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I'll be in Gilbert which I'm told is quite a drive from Phoenix. Plus second hand helmets scare me you dont know whats happened to them, could be compromised, breeches though id be ok with. Probably gonna hit up Scottsdale, found some tack shops there our first year down. Id still love to go to the ones I wouldn't normally find.

PS those ruins look awesome! Definatly gonna try to talk my parents into seeing them.

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post #27 of 41 Old 07-26-2012, 04:39 AM
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woo AZ! Bump :)

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post #28 of 41 Old 07-26-2012, 09:09 AM
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It's 20 minutes from Gilbert to Phoenix.
North Phoenix is about 45.
Prescott is 2'5 hrs, flag Is 3.5 hrs.
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It's 20 minutes from Gilbert to Phoenix.
North Phoenix is about 45.
Prescott is 2'5 hrs, flag Is 3.5 hrs.
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really? hmm the first year we went down Phoenix was really far maybe it was from THERE I'm thinking of (we rented a house a few years back, that's when my parents decided to buy a house. It's actually a pretty funny story...) I shall try to find this shop then, what's it called?

SO anybody else wanna show be their local tack shops?/places to ride?

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