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Basin & Range Outdoors was created to share the adventures experienced by two brothers in the American West. From the highest alpine terrains to the lowest sonoran deserts we will chronicle the pain and triumph that accompanies all of our outdoor pursuits.

There will be no high-fence hunts, no fly fishing lodges, no streamside caviar and wine breaks. Instead, you can expect cold nights sleeping in the dirt, flat tires on old trucks, and big dreams realized on small budgets. With Basin & Range Outdoors you will find useful reviews of hunting and fly fishing products, techniques, locations, and a general review of our outdoor expeditions on public land.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border

Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border: Coyotes, Bears, and Trails
Video by:   The Center for Immigration Studies

It is no secret that Arizona has serious immigration issues along its southern border.  Any hunter that frequents the southern part of the state can probably give a personal account of the effects illegal immigration has had on their favorite hunting areas.  Southern Arizona has some of the most beautiful country of any state in the union and it is sad to see more immigrants enjoying it then hunters and outdoorsman.  So...with that being said, the following video and depictions of immigration had no impact on me.  I understand the issues well enough already.  What I found most interesting was the interaction between illegals and animals, in particularly, bears.  In one instance 30 illegals walk down a path and 33 minutes later a bear goes strolling down the same path.  I am a self admitted trail-camera junkie and if this video has nothing else, it has great video of bears, lions, and dear.  If you already understand the enormity of the immigration issues Arizona faces then start watching the video at the five minute (5:00) mark and see some good trail-camera footage. 

For additional information you can go to the Center for Immigration Studies website at http://www.cis.org/.