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Joe Kauffman

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  1. Dave - I sent you a message, let me know if you receive it.
  2. I haven't heard the full story but found this article pretty interesting. They're now comparing it to the Bundy Ranch standoff. http://www.infowars.com/bundy-ranch-type-standoff-brewing-in-southern-oregon-between-miners-and-blm/
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    Best detecting boots?

    +1 on the Converse boots. Don't know anything about the website or company, but these are the same ones I've been using for years. I like the high top for extra ankle support in the hills. http://workingperson.com/converse-boots-men-s-composite-toe-no-metal-tactical-boots-c9894.html
  4. Ron, Let's hope it's not, there have not been any reported sightings that far from the transplant area. In the last couple of weeks, there was a cross breed sighted towards Flagstaff; I believe they are trying to determine now if it was a cross with one of the reintroduced wolves or not. I have seen wolves in the wild and if you know coyotes well, there is no comparison. I'm sure you've seen your share of coyotes out your way so there won't be any question if you do. They are substantially larger, more block shaped nose and a more square face. Mature adults are around 30" tall and can be 5 - 5 1/2 feet long. I have seen some really interesting colored coyotes including some almost black, if you see your new buddy again try to snap a photo, I'd love to see it.
  5. Nice shootin' Lunk! Glad to see you're having a great start to your seasonal trips. Look forward to hearing about your travels.
  6. One of my primary frustrations is that they have let access, unnecessary roads and vehicular traffic get way out of hand to begin with. Unfortunately now they most likely will swing too far the other way and eliminate more than they should. I, for one, am all for closing a lot of the trails and roads that people have taken upon themselves to create. From a prospecting perspective it will make it more difficult to get to your location with all the gear you are used to bringing and from a hunting perspective it will weed out a lot of the road hunters and bring hunting back to what it should be. Completely different location entirely, but in the high country of Az I used to hike 5-6 miles a day chasing elk or mulies, now there are few places you can hike that far without crossing a road or trail with a quad parked on it. Access is needed but the trails and weekend warrior roads that have sprouted up is a bit out of control in my opinion.
  7. Thanks for your patience guys. Dennis, you can still use Chrome and search with Bing, Yahoo or any other. Just go to www.bing.com and do your search. You can also install the Bing search toolbar inside of Chrome too if you prefer that option. Hopefully they will have the IE11 issue resolved soo.
  8. Adam, yes it is an issue within IE 11 which had an update pushed out in the past couple of weeks. From what it sounds like, most of the people having issues received that update.
  9. Gary - Internet Explorer 11 is the main browser that is having issues. We are hosted through Invision Power and I have discussed this with them, they have been working in conjunction with Microsoft to correct the issue and hope to have it resolved soon. I am using Chrome and do not have any issues, I would suggest switching to Chrome or Firefox to clear up the problem until then.
  10. One last question, what browser are you all using? If it's Internet Explorer, what version? To find out just click on Help and look in About Internet Explorer. If it is Internet Explorer 11, there is a known bug that IE is working on a fix for.
  11. Thanks guys, is it just when you are posting new topics or when you are posting replies as well? I can't seem to replicate the issue on my end.
  12. Guys, We located and fixed the issue a few minutes ago. Let us know if you continue to have any issues posting. Thanks.
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    Google Earth

    Mine's good. Do you have any topo overlays or anything else that pulls from another data source? I've seen the red x's on certain areas when the topo server I use is down.
  14. Very cool pics Ray! A little tough to tell that young but that's a Prarie Rattler judging by the lack of banding on the tail and the prominent black bar on the side of his face. I've only seen a few of those in Az, mainly while antelope hunting in the northern areas.
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    Chris, Joe?

    Alright guys, we're back up and running. Still have some things to address but you should be able to post images again. Thanks for your patience.
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    Chris, Joe?

    I'm looking into the issue now and will let everyone know when it's been resolved.
  17. Joe Kauffman

    New AZO Hats are Here!

    Ron, the camo version is a bit taller which allows for a little lower ride on your head so that one might fit you better. I have a similar problem where I can't wear the low-riders, but don't like the sky-scrapers either. It's a nice mid profile hat with good room.
  18. Alright guys, I was able to duplicate the issue with a standard account and think I found the issue. I can now view the forum with this other account so give it a go and let me know if you can see the topics now. Is that the only forum giving you issues?
  19. GIve it a shot now and let me know if you guys still have issues viewing. You may need to clear your browsers cache to make sure it pulls in the new permissions for the forum.
  20. I've corrected your display name.
  21. Seems like yesterday we were sneaking up to the top of the high school buildings and ditching track practice! Hope you have a great one bud! Joe Kauffman
  22. Hi everyone, As you can see, we are currently in the process of upgrading the AZO forum. This new version will help us to incorporate some new ideas we've been working on while helping us keep the security levels up. Please excuse our dust over the next week or so while we put the finishing touches on things. Thanks!
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    cant stay logged in

    Steve, This is similar to the process we have in place here. The benefit is that spammers get blocked in the front end, the drawback is that it takes the manual approve/disapprove process. People & spammers get smarter so new releases come out regularly to help with the security. Unfortunately the time between new spam technologies and new releases is always behind the curve so the human administration factor will always be needed.
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    Safety in AZ

    Hello Dredgebug, Before prospecting, I grew up big game hunting all over the state and have been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time in all areas including those down along the border. I have personally had encounters with illegals, both friendly and not so friendly. Obviously, the closer you are to any towns the less likely you are to have any issues and the times I've come across them have been when I was back in the hills away from the general public. For the most part, the times I have been approached by illegals they were looking for food or water and were very hesitant to talk to anyone but there's always a risk of running into the smugglers and drug runners who are not as happy to see you. They are much more concealed and harder to spot especially when you're swinging a metal detector and staring at the ground. I have dozens of friends who have hunted down South and only a few of them will not go there any longer do to bad experiences, but I feel there is always a risk of having issues regardless of how far South you are....but the risk gets higher the closer you get to the border. We've also glassed up illegals packing through the desert on the West side of the Bradshaws which must have been a group that didn't have anyone arranged to pick them up when they hit the city limits . Joe Kauffman