AGN & AEAC need your help! Shoot-Travel-Hunt

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    Michael
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    Hey Guys, 

    Steve & I have been asked to host a new AEAC video series in partnership with Daystate/Brocock/MTC & Airguns of Arizona. We’re calling it “Shoot-Travel-Hunt”. The series will include a review piece shot in Steve’s usual Florida spot, a travel piece showcasing & discussing the destination, and a hunting piece to bring it all together.  It was important to us to include AGN members in the process, so if you’ve got a target rich environment to share (or permission), please let us know in this thread. Here’s what we’re after: 

    • We’ll be looking for you to participate as a co-host/guide/hunter and to exhibit the usual level of professionalism consistent with Steve’s vids.
    • We’re in need of interesting destinations & travel so the more picturesque and culturally rich the area, the better.  The series will run for all of 2017 so let’s try to coordinate our schedules with good weather that’s appropriate for making movies outdoors.
    • It’s important that the series comply with local rules & regulations so before you submit your application, be familiar with your area’s hunting laws and let us know what they are in your post.
    • The hunting/pesting we’re initially looking for needs to be appropriate for .22 & .25 calibers.  We’ll be most interested in target rich environments heavy with invasive bird species, squirrels, ground hogs, prairie dogs, rabbit, rats… etc.  Later in the year, we’ll need help with larger game appropriate for a .303 caliber.

    Folks, if you’re able to help and want to be involved, please share some photographs and the above requested information in this thread.  There’s no need to include your location address at this stage… we’ll get that privately down the road, but city and state would be helpful. 

    AOA & the Daystate group are the ones making this all possible for us, so let’s please be supportive of their efforts by rallying behind them here.  In doing so, we’ll encourage more top notch AEAC YouTube programing from which we’ll all benefit.   

    Timing is important so if you wish to participate, please get us your proposal right away. 

    Thanks,
    Michael & Steve 

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    glassman
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    I would be interested in “co-hosting” a hunting trip that could coincide in timing with this years Extreme Bench rest competition in October. I have a couple different permissions and good locations for predator hunting in Arizona. Specifically coyotes, bobcats, fox and even mountain lion if interested. I would even be willing to help cover and arrange for all necessary permits / tags / licenses in advance. I am located in Phoenix Arizona.
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    glassman
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    In Arizona for any small game a .22 caliber or larger air rifle is required. As for the license fees it is a little funny. You can purchase a non- res. hunting / fishing combo $160.00 good for a year or short term hunt / fish combo for $20/day. There are no special tags required for fox / Coyote or Bobcat. There are legal seasons for fox and bobcat. Coyotes are legal year round. Bobcat and fox season is from August 1st though March 31st. Check on bag limits for specific areas in the state where you would plan on hunting. You can also hunt for mountain lion year round in Arizona. There are bag limits for certain areas. You are also required to use an air rifle in .35 caliber or larger. You are required to buy a $15.00 non permit tag for lions and any harvest is required to be reported within 48 hours to state fish and game officials. No spotted kittens or females with spotted kittens can be taken. That’s the basic information.

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    addertooth
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    I thought in Arizona .35 caliber or larger PCP was required for Deer and Javelina.  What states allow a .308 for big game?
    ​Have you considered an extreme Southern Arizona hunt in the Mule, Huachuca and White mountains?
    ​I wish you guys would come down an thin the packs of Coyote and Bobcat which have decimated the small game population along the San Pedro River.
    ​I spent a little time scouting the San Pedro area a month ago, and saw massive signs of Coyote and Bobcat, but not one sign squirrel or rabbit whatsoever.

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    Michael
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    Thanks for the replies & PM’s everyone. Keep ’em coming!

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    glassman
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    @addertooth Let me clarify. I stated that .35 caliber or larger was required, meaning if you were to go hunting mountain lions. You can use under .35 caliber but minimum of .22 caliber for small game and predators up to the size of coyotes and bobcats. I personally use either my .30 caliber boss .25 caliber wildcat when predator hunting and only take shots up to 60 yards maybe 75 yards with the Boss. I have never been down to the San Pedro area, pm me and maybe I can make a trip down there and we could have a go at them. It is my understanding the Arizona fish and game is revisiting the requirements for air rifle hunting for game animals. If and when changes are made it will be based upon a combination of energy requirement and caliber for the weapon rather than strictly caliber. Ie: .30 caliber or larger with a minimum of 75ft/lbs energy to hunt (insert species here). It will be interesting to see when that happens what the requirements will be.

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    addertooth
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    Glassman,   I may scout the area again and take some pictures to send to you.

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    puertorico
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    You guys are always welcome to travel 1500 miles south east of Florida to puerto rico and hunt invasive iguanas. No license needed

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    “puertorico”You guys are always welcome to travel 1500 miles south east of Florida to puerto rico and hunt invasive iguanas. No license needed

    
+1 I’d like to see that. Would also be interested in an annual group AGN hunt, Jan or Feb sounds about right 😀

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    DetailKY
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    Ill send pictures to your pm for review. You guys (and anyone else) are more than welcome to hunt any of our three properties in central Kentucky. One is in the mountains (200 acres), another (300 acres) runs across the river and backs up to Daniel Boone national forest and the last (600 acres) is almost flat and full of deer with no limits on doe. You can look at all 3 to pick which way you want to go. We have squirrels, rabbit, bobcat, fox, coyote, raccoon, possum, dove, turkey, and deer on each location. I’m sure I’m forgetting some. For turkey and dove you must use wing shot and for deer the law states airgun is fine but must be muzzle loader with no FIELD access to breech. Small game is open to any airgun and coyote and other pests have no restriction. I also sit on my back porch in spring and fall and shoot the blackbirds and sparrows that come in the thousands to perch on the electrical sub station behind my house and you’re welcome there also. I keep active feeders full year round on two of the properties but have the equipment and don’t mind baiting the third if wanted. No hotel needed. We have more than enough room at home and you can even use the cabin if you’d like some privacy. I own my business so getting off work to hunt is never an issue either. Let me know if you’d like to spend some time in our beautiful state and I’ll get prepared. Thanks for the opportunity and even if I’m not chosen I look forward to this exciting new series! I never thought I’d meet so many great people when I started airgunning. Keep up the awesome work!

    edit- license for non residents is $15 a day I think but ill double check if necessary. They can be purchased online at any time. 
     

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    kimohoganesq
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    I think Half Moon Bay California would be a great launch point for all of Northern Cali. !!

    Let me know Brah

    Kimo  :)

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    E.L.Werner
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    You should talk to Jim Walton From Farm Snipers. As a team member I can tell you were are licensed and insured for Our Private land only iguana and caiman hunts in Puerto. He left today to guide near Ponce ,for a week. We will pick you up at the airport , take you to the hotel, and then provide all transportation , as well as guns and ammo if they are needed. Please PM me for more info.

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    GQ
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    What about black bear hunting in Quebec, Canada on my private place.
    We can bait the bears here.
    Lot of fun and chalenge.

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    hasenpfeffer
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    “glassman”minimum of .22 caliber for small game

     

    You’re correct when it comes to “predatory and fur-bearing” animals, but not small game.  The 2016-2017 AZ hunting regs have three categories of airguns: PCPs .35 or larger, PCPs .22 or larger, and pneumatic weapons of unspecified type and caliber.  The .22 PCP requirement isn’t mentioned in the chart of legal methods of take, only in the fine print on page 127.  (There’s also a mention of “limited weapon” seasons that would require .25 or smaller.)

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    addertooth
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    In Arizona it is more complicated than even that… small game, doves, rabbits, squirrels etc… Pneumatic weapons (no min caliber listed)… Predators Bobcat, Coyote, fox .22 pneumatic or larger…. Large game Deer, Javelina, bear, mountain lion, etc PCP .35 cal or larger…   over 30 cal, must notify home owners if hunting within 1/4 mile of home. 
    Editorial: It would take some serious stones to hunt a bear or a mountain lion with a .35 cal 200 fpe weapon.  I think I would rather try an axe. 

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    hasenpfeffer
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    Addertooth beat me to the edit while I was reading the regs. 😛

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    fred27022003
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    I have bagged a few rattlers, but no Iguana.

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    .22Bobcat
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    So we do 99% of all our shooting/hunting on private property (farms) my dad used to work with cattle so he knows all the farmers around our valley. They all have given us permission to hunt their farms and they have pigeon, euro doves, starlings and other invasive birds. We shoot a lot of rockchuck too. We also travel a couple hours south and shoot rabbits and pot guts. You can literally spend the entire day shooting and not even dent the populations. Let me know if your interested in coming to Utah. We do a lot of shooting and it would be fun to have you guys go out with us. 
    Thayne Simmons 

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    addertooth
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    Yes, in Arizona the “limited weapon” season is in essence a “document placeholder”, which creates a “hook” for a yet undefined special hunting season to be defined.  In the current 2016-2017 guide, they did not create any special season for airguns, like what they have for muzzleloaders and bows. 

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    Constantine
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    I live in Pima Valley (pima county) just south of Tucsan (near the southern frontier) and have chickens and  a few goats. legally, if you own livestock, you can kill javlina  year round on your property as long as you call the sheriff and let him know or have the sheriffs come and look at what the lil’ buggars have done to your property as proof of nuisance foraging. During and after the monsoon season is when it is most prevalent as they look for succulents and water swollen roots. 

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