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More Trail Cam Pics… Bears-R-Us!

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Soooo… I left a camera over a dry tank just to see what happened… I really didn’t expect anything but I was happily surprised when I checked it this week… BEARS ARE US!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HELLLOOO EVERYBODY!!!!! Just another quick video update…

Wilderness Athlete Challenge!!!

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Hey Guys…

Is this a shameless plug for Wilderness Athlete Products???  Hmm… not real sure but a few months ago Wilderness Athlete sent out a “Challenge” on its Facebook page basically announcing the start of a new “Life Style Change” Challenge.  I say challenge because it isn’t really a competition and the only winners are those that make the investment into themselves.  AS SOON as the post was made there was a ton of people that signed up and made promises of “Changing their EVIL WAYS”.  The only catch was that they would need to keep everybody up to speed on their progress on the Facebook page… WELL, after all was said and done it looks like Duran Martinez and I are the only ones that really stepped up.

So what is this big program that Wilderness Athlete has put together?? I will be absolutely honest in saying that it isn’t anything special.   I post it when I get approval from WA but in my owns words it basically breaks down to; Eat More Protein, Processed foods are the DEVIL, and Get off You Butt and Do ANYTHING!!!

See pretty easy…

So what is my plan??? Well, I have been in and out of the gym for the last few years but I only got serious for a brief period of time before my mountain lion hunt.  So I felt like I needed to start by building a solid baseline.  I think Arnold S. once something to the effect that in order for us to get better we need to do stuff that we hate to do.  For me I HATE doing cardio.   I just don’t have a runners body and I just don’t enjoy it.  I can lift ALL day but cardio is a pain.

My plan was to do some sort of cardio on M-W-F and lift on Tues-Thurs and hit the hills on Saturday.  My Goals??? Just to start doing it… I really didn’t have a solid baseline that I could set goals.

As you guys know I travel a lot for  work so being on the road is/was going to be one of my big barriers.  It is just hard to eat healthy while you are traveling.  I always want to make smart decision when I am on the road but it is just difficult. SOOO What is my secret weapon?  Well, it really isn’t a secret.  Just pack extra food when I am on the road and if it is a choice between a Gut-Bomb or a Meal Replacement Shake choose the shake.  I also need to find a way of staying on track or a way of holding myself accountable.  For me it was making the  WA Challenge public.  I have been using a website called www.dailymile.com as a way of tracking my workouts.  It posts my workouts to my Facebook page so others can track my progress or lack of progress.

SO…. Lets talk about my initial workouts…

M-W-F…  Cardio Days – For the record, I used a Treadmill, Elliptical Machine and a Stationary Bike.  I know I know nothing to sexy but I am focusing on CARDIO…  My goal was to not worry about distance but to focus on my heart rate and training zones.  After my warm-up I wanted to get my heart rate around 80%-90% of my Max Heart Rate for at least 30 minutes.  Why did I choose 30 minutes and why 80%-90%??? Well, I did a ton of research and this looked like a good place to start.  When I first started getting my heart rate into my training zone was pretty easy, basically because I was out of shape.

Tues-Thurs… – Weights- Pull and Push routines…I wanted to start with basic COMPOUND movements.  Also,  one of my goals was to be done with my workout within 1 hour.  I figure that if I am in the gym any longer than that I am messing around and not being intense enough.

Tues – Back, Biceps and Abs. – Again COMPOUND movements.  I will get into the details later but just think, Pull-downs, Barbell Curls, Planks.

Thursday – Chest, Delts and Triceps… — Think  Dumbbell Presses, Dips, Pec Dec,

Okay so that is the basic plan with, I will give more details later but I just wanted to get this started.

Oh yeah.. Saturdays.. ALL ABOUT THE MOUNTAINS…

Take Care and Stay Tuned.

Jason

I love this song!!!!

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Please forward to all bowhunters in your address book.
In case you don’t know yet, the UBNM has backed this bill.  Details about what we have done and continue to do to “back” the bill will follow at a later time.  Here’s our official position.

The bill accomplished three things for the NM resident hunter:

1) Increases resident allocation of tags from 78% of total tags to
90% of total tags for all species except Bighorns, Ibex and Oryx.

2) Addresses the revenue issue by mandating that all applicants buy a general hunting license.  Most residents do this already.  Most residents and non-residents do this in other western states for which they apply as a NR. Our $90 NR general hunting license is more than competitively priced when compared to Arizona’s $151.25 NR general hunting license.

3) It lowers resident tag costs by a few dollars.

The UBNM was willing and eager to discuss possible compromises with members of “The Coalition”, namely the NM Cattlegrowers and the NM Council for Guides and Outfitters.  Apparently, some discussions regarding compromise occured, but the UBNM was not invited.  Perhaps these groups didn’t feel the UBNM was significant enough to pose a threat???

In any case, the bill was written without the UBNM having the ability to help design it.  We’re fine with that.  In it’s current form the bill will improve the system when compared to how the system is designed today.  The UBNM was founded on the idea of continual improvement.

As expected, this bill will be met with major opposition from “Coalition” forces including the NM Council for Guides and Outfitters, the NM Cattlegrower’s Association, the NM Houndsmen, The NM Woolgrowers and others.  I want to make it clear that the UBNM has nothing against any of these groups.  They are fighting to protect their position as we will fight to advance ours.  In the future I hope to work with these groups to accomplish other changes and bring forth further improvements.

The fundamental difference between the UBNM and the other groups mentioned here is this:
Their organization is tied directly to their livlihood.  To most of us, bowhunting is a passion, but one that costs us money (a lot usually) instead of making us money.
For that simple reason these groups fight long and hard.  It is because of their relentless efforts that the great State of NM employs game laws that are not only biased, but sometimes reckless.   You won’t find a “Jenning’s Law” in Colorado or Wyoming.  For way too long game laws in this state have been influenced, written and enforced in the interest of politically active groups that did not include BOWHUNTERS.  Things have now changed and your support is more appreciated than I could ever express in words.  The UBNM will do our best to show our appreciation of your support through results!
Jesse W. Deubel
(505) 440-2621
UBNM – President
PS – As always, if you have comments, questions or concerns regarding ways that the UBNM can work to improve bowhunting in NM, you can call me directly.

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Real Time Draw Results…

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Soooo far a late season Unit 24 Coues Deer Hunt….

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SLO Commissioner Forum!!!

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Hey Everybody….

This is important…. There are going to be two forums that will let us ask questions of those that are running for the SLO Commissioners Office…   I got this from NM Wildlife…. If you can make it please attend..  There will be a meeting in Las Cruces and Albuquerque.

Ongoing efforts by the State Land Office to trade heavily utilized hunting areas and wildlife habitat around Whites Peak in northern New Mexico have demonstrated the important role the Commissioner of Public Lands plays in providing access to the state’s 9 million acres of trust land. The commissioner makes decisions – not subject to legislative review – affecting access to hunting and fishing and wildlife habitat on millions of acres in New Mexico.

While the Whites Peak trades are now on hold following legal action by the New Mexico Attorney General, sportsmen are watching more closely than ever before the upcoming race for the next Commissioner of Public Lands.

Please join New Mexico hunters and anglers and all five candidates for Commissioner of Public Lands at a Sportsmen’s Forum from 7-9:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, at the State Bar of New Mexico, 5121 Masthead N.E., in Albuquerque (click here for a map). Candidates will be questioned by a coalition of the state’s most active sportsmen’s groups on issues ranging from public access on state trust lands to open government. The forum is non-partisan and open to all members of the public.

Las Cruces-area sportsmen will hold a similar forum from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum.

For more information on either event, please contact Joel Gay at the New Mexico Wildlife Federation, (505) 299-5404 or joel@nmwildlife.org.

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The New Proc is Posted!!!

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Hey Everybody…

Just a heads up… The new Game and Fish Proc is out…

You can view it by following this link… BUT before you click on it be aware that it is a large PDF that will be downloaded…

J

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New Fishing Rules at Blue Hole Pond!

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New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Media contact: Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004

Public contact: (505) 476-8000

dan.williams@state.nm.us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCT. 7, 2009:
RULES RELAXED TO SALVAGE FISH AT BLUE HOLE PARK POND IN SANTA ROSA

SANTA ROSA — Blue Hole Park Pond in Santa Rosa is rapidly losing its water, prompting the Department of Game and Fish to issue an emergency salvage order to remove as many fish as possible before they go to waste.

Today through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 24, all fishing regulations related to bag limits, tackle and angler age restrictions will be lifted at the lake. Anglers ages 12 and older are still required to have a license.

Blue Hole Park Pond, a small body of water normally reserved for anglers younger than 11, developed a significant leak near the lake outlet, causing the lake level to fall significantly. The lake will be allowed to drain until repairs can be made. At that time, the lake will be restocked with game fish.

The pond contains rainbow trout, largemouth bass, catfish and sunfish.

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Penn State Baby!!!!

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Well… It is almost that time of year again… COLLEGE FOOTBALL…  GOOOO PENN STATE!!!!

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