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Big Game / Re: Son just phoned to say he got an elk
« Last post by Okanagan on Today at 07:52:06 PM »
I got down there last week in time to help cut up elk meat.  On Saturday morning my son fixed one of his famous breakfast meals with prime elk steaks, quality bacon, etc.  It is a young bull that is prime eating.  John, overnight would make it to AZ easily and merely age a tad more.   That afternoon we watched college football and nibbled on slices of flank steak while we finished the cut and wrap.

I am so frustrated trying to get a photo from the phone into my computer that I need to quit messing with it and not waste the anger.  It is a pretty typical 4x5.

Son and grandson went out elk hunting on Sunday and Monday and tracked a herd all day Monday, expecting to see elk any moment but never did.  Grandson had an elk tag and his Dad was along to pack meat.

Edited to add:  225 grain Barnes TTSX in Win Mag .338, the Barnes with the plastic tip.  He has killed several elk with that bullet now and really likes it.  The bull had turned around to look back at him and was facing him at a sharp angle within 40 yards.  The bullet hit shoulder, broke the bone below the scapula into 7 pieces, caught 2 inches of one lung, entered the paunch and apparently stayed there because there was no exit on the stomach and we never found the bullet.  He has caught several of the Barnes bullets in elk, with no exit.  No exit is why there was no blood, but the elk was hit hard.  He really likes that bullet because it is sure to penetrate a long ways no matter what the body angle.  In that jungle vegetation, you usually have to take whatever shot angle the bull gives you and do it quick, and a hunter usually can't wait for an ideal pose.


The Tailgate / Re: Arizonafornia!
« Last post by nastygunz on Today at 06:47:08 PM »
“Sinema becomes the first woman elected to represent Arizona in the Senate and will become the first openly bisexual senator in the nation, Newsweek noted.”

Shes a switch hitter!....😇
The Tailgate / Re: Tip of the day
« Last post by bambam on Today at 05:14:32 PM »

  Many people are alive only because it is illegal to shoot them
The Tailgate / Re: What is this? 11-13
« Last post by Hawks Feather on Today at 02:07:36 PM »
A cherry pitter or a one hole punch.

The Tailgate / What is this? 11-13
« Last post by remrogers on Today at 12:57:17 PM »
The Tailgate / Re: FozzyBear and Shortround
« Last post by slagmaker on Today at 12:34:45 PM »
Yeah Jim! You have your cabin reserved yet?
They go quicker than you would think.
Non Hunting/Fishing Photos / Re: Sunset addiction
« Last post by JohnP on Today at 08:35:55 AM »
The Tailgate / Today in history 11-13
« Last post by remrogers on Today at 08:32:48 AM »
Ballinger-Pinchot scandal erupts

The Ballinger-Pinchot scandal erupts when Colliers magazine accuses Secretary of the Interior Richard Ballinger of shady dealings in Alaskan coal lands. It is, in essence, a conflict rooted in contrasting ideas about how to best use and conserve western natural resources.

Ballinger was an appointee of President William Taft, the man who had succeeded the committed conservationist President Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt had developed most of his environmentally friendly policies with the assistance of his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot. By 1909, Roosevelt, Pinchot, and other conservationists feared that Taft, though a fellow Republican, and Ballinger were systematically undermining the accomplishments of the previous administration by reopening to exploitation public lands that had been closed.

The Colliers article charged that Ballinger improperly used his office to help the Guggenheims and other powerful interests illegally gain access to Alaskan coal fields, confirming the worst fears of Pinchot and Roosevelt. Despite the fact that he had stayed on as chief forester in the Taft administration, Pinchot began to criticize openly both Ballinger and Taft, claiming they were violating the fundamental principles of both conservation and democracy. Livid with anger, Taft immediately fired Pinchot, inspiring yet another round of scandalous headlines.

The controversy over the Ballinger-Pinchot affair soon became a major factor in splitting the Republican Party. After returning from an African safari, Roosevelt concluded that Taft had so badly betrayed the ethics of conservation that he had to be ousted. Roosevelt mounted an unsuccessful challenge to Taft on the independent Bull Moose ticket in 1912. In truth, subsequent scholarship has shown that Ballinger had not technically misused the power of his office and the charges of corruption were unjustified. However, the Ballinger-Pinchot scandal reflected the ongoing tension between those who emphasized the immediate use of natural resources and those who wanted them conserved for the future, a discussion that remains active today.
Big Game / Re: Son just phoned to say he got an elk
« Last post by JohnP on Today at 08:32:41 AM »
UPS & FedEx are still in the overnight delivery business, even to sunny Arizona. 

Tell him I said congratulations - again.
The Tailgate / Re: A Tale of Two Field Goals
« Last post by JohnP on Today at 08:29:17 AM »

For years I have told him he should be a politician!

I have agreed with 99.9% of everything you have posted but this is way out of line...............
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