They were put through a series of hunts in Arizona. The first was a deer hunt in October; the pack held everything needed for 10 days. The Deadfall 65 carried optics and tripods, along with my normal gear. The weight of the pack was just under 5 pounds when empty and 45 pounds when loaded. The gear attached quickly by using the straps and buckles, which allowed for quick setup and takedown of glassing equipment. Both pack and jacket performed very well.
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The all-American pump gun (in this case, a 16-gauge Winchester Model 12) is one of the most versatile hunting arms ever made.
Boys & Muleys
Early Season Muzzleloader Fun
Bowhunter’s First Deer is a Dandy
Redemption at Windy Ridge
Stalking Sheep and Grizzly Bears
FIND YOUR BULL
Hunting Elk in Unfamiliar Territory
Cornhusker Mule Deer
Late Season Buck with a Muzzleloader
Dedication Leads to Wide Success
Too Many Elk
Second Opportunity Bull
PREDATOR & PREY
Rifles or Shotguns?
Hunting Big Game and Bonus Birds
STAMPEDE AMONG THE PANDEMIC
STAMPEDE AMONG THE PANDEMIC
Bat Masterson: Armed and Dangerous
Bat Masterson lived long enough to enjoy the fame associated with his legendary time on the Kansas frontier as a lawman in Dodge City, and he never shied from promoting it, as he did when he notched a pawnshop pistol he sold as “his” frontier Colt to an overeager collector. – TRUE WEST ARCHIVES –
Engaging with the Arts
The 31st annual Celebration of Fine Art returns January 16 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
NFL's 1st & Future to Award $150,000 on Television Show
The NFL is bringing its awards for novel advancements in athletes’ safety and performance to television.
ROOSEVELT DAM AGATE: A Gem Loaded with History
The Roosevelt Dam agate is a very limited-occurrence lapidary material, uncovered during the excavation of the Theodore Roosevelt Dam in Arizona, hence the obvious name of Roosevelt Dam agate.
Anxiously Awaiting a New Museum Opening
With the year 2021 upon us, Arizona collectors are certainly excited about the pending May opening of the University of Arizona Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum in downtown Tucson. Of course, the excitement extends beyond the border of Arizona and to far reaching locales around the globe.
Captivated By Copper
Soldiers’ Discovery Leads to a Century of Mining at Pearl Handle Open Pit
Judge-ing by 2020, the future is bright
G-MAN ON THE G-MEN
HOME ON THE ROAD
Latest bizarre twist relocates 49ers to Arizona
POPULAR PSEUDOMORPHS - More Common Varieties Enhance Any Collection
In part one of this two-part series, which appeared in the December 2020 issue of Rock & Gem, we explained pseudomorphs as minerals whose normal form has changed, so they may look like the original but are now another mineral.