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A Sheep On Every Mountain


AZ Game & Fish Commission Chairman, Edward “Pat” Madden (center), AZ Game & Fish Commissioner Eric Sparks (right) and Special Assistant to the Director, Kent Komadina (left)

It’s before dawn and four of us are in a truck bouncing along a potholed road headed out to a remote location for a hunt. The atmosphere is friendly, good-natured ribbing and talk of past successes and failures in the field. It’s deer season in Arizona and scenes Continue reading A Sheep On Every Mountain

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45 Year Quest – Desert Bighorn Dream Fulfilled


The desert bighorn's habitat is rugged, arid and not for the timid!
The desert bighorn’s habitat is rugged, arid and not for the timid!

The desert bighorn ram I had been chasing was 225 yards below us at about a 45-degree angle and walking away toward another drop off. The wind was blowing and gusting sporadically Continue reading 45 Year Quest – Desert Bighorn Dream Fulfilled

Icing on the Cake – First the Hunt, Then the Record Book!


Desert Bighorn, SCI Record Book
Family, friends, and a desert bighorn taken with a handgun; the components for a most memorable experience. There are only four rams entered with a handgun.

Like many, I hunt because that’s what I do. I hunt because I like to hunt. Sometimes I hunt for meat. I enjoy the overall experience from different cultures, learning about the local fauna and flora, exploring remote destinations, and cherish the opportunity and challenge to pursue game of all descriptions. Continue reading Icing on the Cake – First the Hunt, Then the Record Book!