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    Marana, AZ
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    Hunting, fishing, flying, family, freedom

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  1. longbowpilot

    So is it still global warming?

    With the recent snow storm in AZ and polar vortex in the Midwest, can we put the theory of "global warming" to bed? Some years its hotter and drier, some years its colder and wetter. I think the sun and the earth are going to do whatever they feel like, regardless of the "carbon footprint"
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    Do we really need a border wall?

    Build a 50' tall concrete wall from Texas to Cali with electrified concertina wire on top. Dig the footers so deep so no one can tunnel underneath. Project would create thousands of jobs and the cost would be insignificant compared to the 800 billion dollar "stimulus" package Obama passed back in 2008 to bail out all the bankers.
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    Major winter storm to hit high country

    Snowing in marana for about an hour now, sticking to the ground pretty good!
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    water levels

    We've had up to 20 inches of rain in parts of NW Tucson this past year, average is around 11-12". I saw that southern AZ is finally out of drought status on US drought monitor map. The desert down here has grass/greenery everywhere right now. Also, Mt. Lemmon has had snow on top for about 3 months straight now.
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    When do desert mule deer shed?

    Ok brace yourselves, its just a 2 pointer. Nice shed to me but not much to others on this site I'm sure.
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    When do desert mule deer shed?

    Is there a specific time anyone would say that desert muleys shed? I found a nice shed a couple weeks ago in 37A but I am assuming it was there from last year since it was only the 2nd week of January. Will muleys shed as early as January or do they keep their antlers into late February/March?
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    3 points- early archery?

    Thanks for all the replies guys, appreciate the insight. Gonna put in for the early archery and hopefully get lucky. So with hunter numbers on the decline and AZ elk population increasing could that mean better chances at drawing tags in the future? (just throwing the idea out there) https://www.grandcanyonnews.com/news/2018/apr/03/nationwide-decline-hunters-may-mean-less-funding-c/
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    3 points- early archery?

    Have 3 points for elk, is there any chance of getting an early bull archery tag in any unit? Was thinking about 6A but looks like draw odds about 16%. Didn't know if there was the slightest chance I could get drawn.
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    Trail cam this morning

    It shows up on my end, maybe I'm not posting it properly.
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    Trail cam this morning

    He kept his face hidden but nice rack on this guy. Was on my trail camera early this morning before first light. Got within 70 yards of this same deer at 8am this morning and could not close the deal. He was with at least 5 does and one of them saw me and alerted the herd. Desert mule deer hunting is so hard! Frustrated but glad I got to see some deer today.
  11. longbowpilot

    Canyons or flats?

    Thanks guys for al the tips and keeping this thread going! Hunt was unsuccessful but had a great time being out in the super quiet desert. Probably going to invest in some better glass and get out there for the OTC bowhunt next month if I can. Trouble for me is getting enough time to hunt with three kids (2 in diapers), work, etc. I hear about a lot of guys taking a whole week off just to hunt. Back east you could easily get your buck on opening day and be done. I'm finding that out west it takes much more time and patience!
  12. longbowpilot

    Canyons or flats?

    appreciate the tips guys, staying positive and patient with the glassing. After about 2 hours behind glass I feel like my eyes are going to fall out but gotta stick with it.
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    Canyons or flats?

    That's what I am starting to find out about desert mule deer I guess, it is a tough hunt. Yeah figured rattlesnakes might still be out this time of year. Is there a time of year in southern AZ when you don't really need to worry about them? Do they shut down like Dec.-Feb at least?
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    Canyons or flats?

    former eastern hunter here but now proud AZ resident and becoming obsessed with desert muleys. Been hunting this week in a desert unit that has pretty thick flats with the palo verde and cholla that is really tough to glass into. Then there are canyon bottoms I've been glassing as well. Only been able to locate a few does so far. Would yall say that desert muleys generally stick to the flats or do you see them more in the canyon bottoms or on hillsides?
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    37A vs. 37B vs. 33 OTC archery

    Yeah I guess I meant to say can't wait till December/January. I thought about that. Thing is, I've never seen a deer driving on Tangerine rd. ever. Never see any by my house either in Marana. Just doesn't seem like they are out there in the suburban areas like whitetails back east would be. I would figure I'd see some crossing the roads at night but have yet to see any. Plus I'd rather not deal with all the yuppies/cyclists if I don't have to.