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    Hunting Season In The McDowell Sonoran Preserve

    This should bring some interesting comments. Just so you know...

    HUNTING IN THE PRESERVE

    Hunting season is open in the Preserve. Below are facts you should be aware of as there have been several bow hunters sighted in the Preserve:

    Archery hunting is permitted as follows:

    Javelina - December 13th, 2013 through January 23rd, 2014.
    Deer - December 13th, 2013 through January 31st, 2014.
    Mountain Lion - July 1st, 2013 through June 30th, 2014.

    City of Scottsdale Rules:

    When hunting in the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve, you must follow the Preserve rules of use, as established in Chapter 21 of the Scottsdale Revised Code. These rules include:

    * No motorized vehicles are permitted outside designated parking areas.
    * You must access the Preserve at designated access points only.
    * The hours for public use of the Preserve are sunrise to sunset as determined by the National Weather Service. Hunter access is limited to these hours.

    Note: Hunters (actively hunting) are permitted to go off-trail to pursue & retrieve game.

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    Wow, I'm actually shocked that they are allowed to hunt mountain lions. I'm no wildlife biologist, but I can't imagine there are hundreds in the Mcdowells.
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    Damn it, and I just put the antlers on my helmet.

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    You can actually archery hunt rabbits here all year.. with bow and arrow...
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    I'm gonna suggest the next AES McDowell race incorporate having to kill a rabbit and bring it back to the finish line for a time bonus.
    Your limits are both physical and mental. Suffering will help you find and overcome both.
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    Double the bonus for this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybum View Post
    I'm gonna suggest the next AES McDowell race incorporate having to kill a rabbit and bring it back to the finish line for a time bonus.
    that was a rule in last year's Sandbox Showdown.
    actually, think it was a coyote.
    but i *know* there was a time bonus for a carcass

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    What kind of permit do you need to hunt cougars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    What kind of permit do you need to hunt cougars?
    None required, they are plentiful in the McDowells. Easy to spot with colorful makeup and aftermarket PFD's. Although I would suggest catch and release.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    What kind of permit do you need to hunt cougars?
    The Cougar hunting is much better on the Scottsdale side.

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    Mountain lion tags are sold over the counter. A general hunting license is also required. One lion per year bag limit except in some other areas in the state where they are wiping out the bighorn sheep. There are probably more lions in the McDowells than on the more remote areas because they have the advantage of being able to feed on pets etc.

    I agree that the "cougar" sightings are much better and more numerous on the Scottsdale side.

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    Hunt to kill Kill to Hunt..

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    i knew i shouldnt have clicked this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybum View Post
    I'm gonna suggest the next AES McDowell race incorporate having to kill a rabbit and bring it back to the finish line for a time bonus.
    have Jeff route the next McD through Martini Ranch for a cougar hunt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    What kind of permit do you need to hunt cougars?
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    one of the few times I was able to get a limit on cottontail... mmmm they tasted good grilled
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    Really didn't need to see this...quite disgusting.

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    Re: Hunting Season In The McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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    Really didn't need to see this...quite disgusting.
    Yeah food is disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twowheelchris View Post
    Mountain lion tags are sold over the counter. A general hunting license is also required. One lion per year bag limit except in some other areas in the state where they are wiping out the bighorn sheep. There are probably more lions in the McDowells than on the more remote areas because they have the advantage of being able to feed on pets etc.

    I agree that the "cougar" sightings are much better and more numerous on the Scottsdale side.
    What does a mountain lion taste like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    What does a mountain lion taste like?
    like pork but gamey like rabbit. its a white meat and it's stringy... much better than javelina and antelope but not quite as good as elk...
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    How will all the uptight hikers deal with this?

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    Can we hunt the horses mangling the trails?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dobbs View Post
    Can we hunt the horses mangling the trails?
    Yes, but only the ones with cougars riding them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider View Post
    Yes, but only the ones with cougars riding them.
    That seems to be the case quite often.

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    Mountain lion is great. I have not found it to be stringy but it is very lean white meat. We eat nothing but wild game meat at my house and the list goes like this. #1 Antelope, #2 lion, #3 whitetail, #4 Elk (javelina, bear, mule deer are all in there too.) We eat more elk than anything because there is just more meat per animal and we draw tags often.

    I've thought about bowhunting in the McDowells but I just don't want to deal with all the bunny huggers giving me the stink eye.

    BTW you can get a limit of cottontails in my yard almost any day.

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