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#2932233 - 02/15/16 01:25 PM Where are the reports?
AzDiamondHeat Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 07/16/09
Posts: 1643
Loc: Arizona
First convention I have missed in 5 years and I am jonesing to hear some reports. SOMEBODY had to have gone and had a good time...

Who won some good prizes?

Eggshoot results?
It was the wind...

#2932271 - 02/15/16 02:42 PM Re: Where are the reports? [Re: AzDiamondHeat]
Arizona Bushman Offline
PM Sponsor

Registered: 11/28/11
Posts: 875
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona
I'll be the first to report;

I got to the eggshoot way early because I was unable to make it to Tucson on Thursday or Friday and get an itinerary.....

So I wandered into the desert and called in a double, got one of the two with my .204 (12 yard shot running) Sometimes you get lucky!!

Skipped a hearty breakfast and drank waaaay too much coffee. Couldn't hit the egg to save my life but it didn't matter. Somebody in my group shot the platform and knocked my egg down to put me into the second round. (my second stroke of luck) More to come....

Drank more coffee to calm the nerves..........Meanwhile, Snowman Mo pulls his Grendel out of the truck and has no problem hitting eggs until he runs out of A-Maxes and goes into the finals with SST's. He can elaborate on his own from here...

Ended up in a conversation with Kerry Carver at the egg shoot and am looking forward to hunting with him in the near future....

Wandered back to the desert at high noon and call in one more with a Carver call.....

Make it to the PSE Headquarters finally and almost run over a group of barefooted hippies......they are not protesting the convention but there happens to be some sort of free love ,vegan, concert going on right next to PSE.......some of the ladies in the group are not bad looking, but I realize that I left razors and deodorant at home and proceed down the road.

I walk in to the convention and drop my three raffle tickets into the bucket and drop a single ticket into the Night Force box and enjoyed a tasty meal......

As I am doing some work on my phone, I hear my name called and walk up to collect my new Fox Pro.

A few minutes later I am getting solicited to collect my new Mojo Chair.....

Not bad, two for three on the raffle!!!

I begin to daydream about hitting an egg at 150 yards when I hear my name called again for a Night Force scope.......Talk about the power of visualization!

On the way home, I decided to try out the new Fox Pro and called in another double.....

That's my report and I am sticking to it!

#2932281 - 02/15/16 03:11 PM Re: Where are the reports? [Re: AzDiamondHeat]
Tbone-AZ Offline
PM senior

Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 6884
Loc: AZ, Phoenix
great work man..

What luck..

Thanks for sharing and congrats.
Have fun being an [beeep].. I hope it's all you hoped for.

#2932301 - 02/15/16 03:44 PM Re: Where are the reports? [Re: AzDiamondHeat]
AWS Offline

Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 6584
Loc: NM
I had a great time. I used my drilling and combination guns to hunt with and am happy with the results. First time out with thè new to me combo gun, the drilling has been out before and went three for three on çoyotes with NP BB's 29, 39 and 52 paces.

The egg shoot turned out out as well as the hunting, missed the first four shots in the first round, I hit the fifth ànd got in a groove and didn't miss an egg after that, thank you PM and RPG for a beautiful new rifle.

It was pretty much my year for the PM Convention. I got a very nice call in the call auction ànd won a FP Crossfire in the raffle. I got it programed this morning and hope to get a stand in this evening when it cools off.

I'm hunting central AZ this week ànd NV next week before I head back home.
On thanks for the great food, I camped out the whole trip and the veggies ànd salads were a real treat.

Looking forward this next year.
After the first shot the rest are just noise.

Make mine a Minaska.

Heaven has rules and walls, He-l has open borders

#2932318 - 02/15/16 04:24 PM Re: Where are the reports? [Re: AzDiamondHeat]
DesertRam Offline

Registered: 04/26/01
Posts: 9395
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
That was some great shooting at the Egg Shoot, particularly once AWS got in his groove.

I should be able to finalize the chronicles later today. Lots of pictures to process and work to catch up on.
"A person is smart; people are dumb panicky dangerous animals and you know it." K as played by Tommy Lee Jones, Men In Black

#2932506 - 02/15/16 09:40 PM Re: Where are the reports? [Re: AzDiamondHeat]
crittr gittr Offline
Die Hard Member II

Registered: 08/31/12
Posts: 1392
Congrats bushman, sounds like you had some fun, tell MO we need a report here.

#2932524 - 02/15/16 09:54 PM Re: Where are the reports? [Re: AzDiamondHeat]
desert dave Offline
Die Hard Member

Registered: 02/02/11
Posts: 625
Loc: California
I had a great time and hunted with a great group of guys, thanks desertram,matt1953,Chris and mo. looking forward to hunting with you guys soon.thanks again

#2934694 - 02/19/16 11:15 PM Re: Where are the reports? [Re: AzDiamondHeat]
Matt1953 Offline

Registered: 11/28/09
Posts: 1367
Loc: Alamogordo, New Mexico
Your welcome it was great spending the day with you and the others.
Congrats on the fox and the Nightforce!!!
2012 Predator Masters egg shoot champion
2015 Champion egg beater of egg beaters

#2936382 - 02/23/16 03:52 PM Re: Where are the reports? [Re: crittr gittr]
SnowmanMo Offline

Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 4256
Loc: Phoenix, Az
Originally Posted By: crittr gittr
Congrats bushman, sounds like you had some fun, tell MO we need a report here.

So there I was, minding my own business when I stumbled into a perfectly good egg shoot. Kerry asked if I was going to shoot this year. I had not originally intended to shoot the match, Bushman was ready to go, but it really looked like a lot of fun so I decided to give it a go. I had the Grendel in the truck, ready to send a few wayward coyotes to the happy hunting grounds, and I had a FEW 123gr A-max's available. I got Reb to weigh in the rifle then watched the other squads shoot their first eggs. Our squad's turn came and we were ready to go. I made 2 shots, threw in a quick scope adjustment and tagged my first egg. Second round, I fired a shot, made another adjustment, then popped my egg. In the final round I was all out of A-max's. I only had SST's left. Now SST's are great for coyotes but they just don't quite shoot as tight as the Amax does. Our whole squad missed on our first attempts so we shot again and I watched my shot slide just to the 4 o'clock of the egg.

I saw some great shooting at the egg shoot with some of the best coming from the kids. They were a hoot to watch as they went round after round after round. PHENOMINAL shooting from those kids!

We had some great hunting at the convention. A few months ago Desert Ram asked about getting out to hunt together so I shifted around a few things and he and I went out Wednesday am for some fox/bobcat hunting. I saw some great areas that I thought that we could get into with the Mule that I figured didn't get much pressure. Stand #1 Troy and I roll up on a doe which we took to be a good omen. 7 minutes into the stand Troy bags a fox that came sliding out of a small canyon. Stand #2 took about 5 minutes for Troy to get fox #2. We ran around the mountain into some other areas but ran into some animal lovers, so we opted to skin out the two we had. While we were skinning out the foxes we had another fox bark at us when the wind shifted and blew towards the rocks. I got the opportunity to go out with Matt, Chris, Dave and Troy on Friday and we had some great times. We split up and Troy and I called in a fox on our first stand. We all got back together and headed up into the hills between the mountains and Troy called in two more foxes. A couple stands later we saved a wayward motorcyclist who couldn't seem to keep himself upright. Troy and I finished our hunting that day by getting back doored by a coyote, then heading over to game and fish so Troy could get his bobcat tagged so he could transport it back home to his taxidermist. We also got eyes on a honest to god chupacabra that this guy shot and brought in. It was one of the weirdest things that I have seen. It had the head of a bobcat, the color of a bobcat, the body of a bobcat, the legs of a house cat, and a long ringed tail.

The convention was great as usual. It is so good to get to see everyone and to get to share stories and to share strategies. We got some great presentations from Big Al and Tom Austin on the first night and Byron entertained us on the second night. We got to see some of the new toys coming out from EOTech that will benefit many hunters. The food was great as usual and the venue was amazing. PSE has a beautiful facility that had some of the coolest bows and arrowheads that you could ever hope to see. Their trophies are also amazing. Many thanks have to go out to PSE for letting us have access to the venue. Yes, there were protestors. There were none on the first night, maybe a dozen the second night and none on night 3. I think that the story that was done about the convention and protest as well as the comments from AZGFD did a lot to squash the protest.

A big congratulations go out to Jeff and ALL the moderators for the great job that they did once again in putting on the convention. A big thanks has to go out to the wives of many of the moderators who are also instrumental in putting on this event. This was the second year for PTG to be a sponsor and we love coming to the convention and getting to talk with members of our predator hunting community. We were pleased to donate another rifle for the raffle and to help with the Egg Shoot, and we look forward to many more memories to come.

Mama always said, coyotes are like a box of chocolates...


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