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Offline nashtburke1

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saguaro rip arrows
« on: April 10, 2017, 02:20:14 pm »
i was wondering has anybody tried making  saguaro rib arrows and if so how did they turn out?
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: saguaro rip arrows
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 09:25:17 pm »
If you are talking about saguaro cactus, I think that is a "bad".  The Feds frown on it immensely, as in illegal, it is a protected plant.  I may be wrong, though.
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: saguaro rip arrows
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2017, 11:32:31 am »
Funny, I spent last week wandering around the Sonora desert and I thought about picking up some saguaro rib to use for tip overlays on limbs (with a lot of superglue topenetrate and stabilize).
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: saguaro rip arrows
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 10:41:31 pm »
JW,
I will be down that way come June, will do more research, and if legal, I will just be collecting materials to quote Jack Crafty.  I did read some where the saguaro was protected, didn't mention deadwood, but I'm not sure
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: saguaro rip arrows
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 12:41:20 pm »
Plenty of 'em on private property, too.
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Offline Greybuff

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Re: saguaro rip arrows
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2017, 06:01:50 pm »
Yes here in Arizona both the live saguaro and skeletons are protected. Some rare live ones are even protected on private property and can't be sold or moved from it's native location. The saguaro flower is the state flower. I would thoroughly check with several agencies about whether or not you can legally pick up individual ribs, but usually individuals are not in that great of shape.

Offline Stoner

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Re: saguaro rip arrows
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 12:03:51 pm »
When I lived in the Phoenix Valley it was everywhere. I lived at the base of the Superstition Mtns. & I knew artists who carved and created sculpture out of the skeletons. All the neighbors picked up pieces for yard decorations. I've used them for knife handles along with the cholla skeletons. I also saw an artist use  them for picture frames. My understanding was you could use pieces / small amounts, just don't go loading up a truck or trailer.

That being said, I don't know anyone using them for arrows. John