Re: Arizona GFD Seeking Help on Poaching of 2 Bighorn Sheep
I became aware of this unfortunate incident a couple of days prior to the public news articles telling of it. I was certainly disgusted enough at hearing about it and then came the Associated Press story telling about it and I hit the roof. While the article posted here appropriately calls the offenders what they are, POACHERS, the widely circulated Associated Press article repeatedly referred to the offenders as HUNTERS. I am sure the article was written by some ignorant fool that has absolutely no idea of what hunting is or about the North American Model for Game Management. Hopefully, these idiots will be caught and exposed for what they are, common criminals. I pray they are sentenced to prison time and pay hefty fines. Meanwhile, the ignorance of the members of the press needs to be changed to reflect the facts about the difference between hunters and criminals.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...