AZ Wanderings


Arizona Spring Fishing

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With the shotgun cleaned and placed back in the safe, it was time to break out the fly rod and check on the status of the creeks. Walking amongst the fragrant ponderosas and listening to the creek ramble over the rocks was all that was needed to soothe my soul. Fishing our way up the […]

Book Report: Holy Ghost Creek

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A couple months back, someone recommended that I read the book Holy Ghost Creek written by Frank D. Weissbarth. My good friend Mike was kind enough to let me borrow his copy. Between work, family, and fall hunting, the book sat on the shelf for longer than it should have until recently. Once I started reading, […]

Rambling Review – Orvis Safe Passage Carry-it-all Rod and Gear Case

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Rambling Review – Orvis Safe Passage Carry-it-all Rod and Gear Case Why: That stupid Orvis magazine shows up at least once a month in the mailbox, and every time it did I would give it a quick flip through. Inevitably, I’d find several things that peaked my interest, but I showed restraint (which isn’t hard to […]

Last day of Arizona quail season

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The last weekend of Arizona quail season has come and gone. I had a few hours to head out to an area that I wanted to hike in to and explore for future deer and javelina hunt. Although I toted the shotgun in, the shells never left my pocket and I spent quite a bit of […]

Rambling Review: Kelty Pathfinder 3.0

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Rambling Review – Kelty Pathfinder 3.0 Why: If you have been following along at all, you know that my little girl has been growing fast. My wife and I are avid hikers and really like to get outside and enjoy all that Arizona has to offer. Trying to fit a one year old baby girl […]

Shoot for Life Juniors Javelina Hunt

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I have written about the Hunting and Angling Heritage Work Group (HAHWG) before here. The HAHWG is a collaboration between the Arizona Game and Fish Department and many different sportsman’s groups throughout the state. As the title states, the HAHWG is focused on sharing the heritage of hunting and fishing with the next generation. Joe […]

Preseason prep: Flinging and Fletching Arrows

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With archery javelina and deer season around the corner, I’ve been shooting the recurve even more than usual. I always enjoy fletching arrows in preparation for the new season as well as putting a new edge on the broadheads. These simple tasks paired with flinging as many arrows into the target each day puts me in a great […]