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    Posted: July 03 2018 at 8:51am
It has been over six years since I last sent in a fall deer hunt draw application. I now wait very impatiently as the draw process commences.
I am currently flustered as to which rifle I will be using if I am drawn. I'm almost tempted to take the faux No4 Mk1 (T). The obvious choice would be to use one of the Custom No4's. I am still needing to get in some trigger time. Just rambling here...
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I as well am anxious for deer hunting season. My freezer is empty of venison.
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Mine too! This is the first season in 8 years that it's not bucks only. Mind you, there is a three week black powder season and a three week rifle. You are only allowed one tag for all seasons. I remember fondly a black powder tag, rifle tag and an snterless tag in the same season. Goosic, if you are sitting in a blind, take the sniper rifle! I've hauled a full wood No4 Mk1 thru the bush for several days and it does get tiring. Still amazed how the Allies hauled these things across Europe! A lot tougher than me!
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There is a town named Skull Valley. That is where I've been deer hunting since I was ten. You drive to the secret camping spot,walk a mile up a mesa until you reach an outcropping of granite boulders,sit down in your natural hide and wait. You're looking down into a valley with a small tributary running through it from four different points. North,west,east,and down. So,maybe...
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Well, it used to be a secret!
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in a situation like that..yeah, a scope is good.(Unless your me - I'd STILL use open sights on my Enfield.)
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You'd still never find it. Do a Google Earth search between the town's of Ashfork,Bagdad,and Skull Valley. 240 square miles of wilderness, mountains,and,desert. Your only clue will be the fifteen foot tall solid rose quartz outcropping sticking out of the side of one of the mountains near the camp site...
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The area is covered in scrub pines,Holly,juniper bushes, cottonwood trees, p.r.i.c.k.l.y. pear cactus,and big volcanic rocks. The mule deer are smart enough to lay down under the scrub pines where they become invisible unless you know what to look for. The scope I use has low light and starlight magnification the allows for finding those Bambi's in the shadows...
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Sounds like a great location for one of those out door survival reality shows. Or the Mantracker!
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Those bozos wouldn't last a day out there.
There's water all year long,if you know the area. There are three animals that will bite and claw you if you get too close,black bear,Lynx,and mountain lion. Scorpion, tarantula,timber rattlesnake, diamondback rattlesnake, centipede, millipede,skunk,porkypines, pronghorn antelope,javelina,mule deer, white tail deer,bunny rabbits, squirrel,dove,and Gambel Quail make up the rest,if you know where to look. You can eat the purple bulbs and the pads off of a p.r.i.c.k.l.y. pear cactus. The bulbs taste like boysenberries. Pinion pine nuts are everywhere. Poke a hole in the bottom of a barrel cactus and your drinking water. Green apple trees can be found sporadically. It's just a he!! of a climb in and out of the place in some spots. Not to mention that it does snow up there alot so getting snowed in sometimes happens. If it rains? Be prepared to camp out for an additional week until the roads dry out enough for you to leave...
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Go on, Goosic... I feel myself sitting at your campfire just as you return!
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This how diversified the area is. Me and my daughters by the way...
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yup - looking like this fall might be a good one if the rain here ever quits , keep those smiles on Big smile
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Hope you get a big one Goosic. Best regards.
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Originally posted by Goosic Goosic wrote:

You'd still never find it. Do a Google Earth search between the town's of Ashfork,Bagdad,and Skull Valley. 240 square miles of wilderness, mountains,and,desert. Your only clue will be the fifteen foot tall solid rose quartz outcropping sticking out of the side of one of the mountains near the camp site...


I tried to send you a PM, not sure if it went through.
So I sent you an E-mail too.
Let me know how close or far off I was!
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I'll go look now. Give me a minute or two.
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