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About azelkhunter69

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  1. azelkhunter69

    Too Early Draw Results Countdown

    Interesting. Mine shows the tag number also. Doesn't help me know what unit though, could be either. Does make me think that we may get results Monday though. If they can post the tag number, obviously they know the unit.
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    Too Early Draw Results Countdown

    Last year, they hit CC's on a Wednesday and the results came out the following Tuesday.
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    Hits already?

    Interesting. I can't remember seeing this happen before. Anyone else?
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    Too Early Draw Results Countdown

    Early archery
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    Too Early Draw Results Countdown

    Yep, too early. Usually between 7:30am-8:30am
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    Elk draw deadline was Feb. 8th last year. CC hits on March 2nd. 3 weeks and 1 day after draw deadline. Deer draw went smoother. Deadline was June 14th and they hit CC's on the 28th. They will put out an announcement soon with the "Update CC deadline" date and they will hit CC's the next morning. At least that is the way it has been going. Since they haven't announced that yet, my bet would be that they hit CC's on March 7th. Just a guess though.
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    If you were looking for a 300" bull...

    You need to keep in mind that we are spoiled here in AZ. Most people in the country would love to kill a 300" elk. There is a reason why the Pope and Young minimum is 260". 99% of hunters will never even get that. I get your point though, we do live in AZ so we can set our goals higher. Achieving them is another thing, especially with a bow. Nothing wrong with a 300" 6 x 6.
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    Wife’s Semi-Live Late Bull Hunt

    Congrats!! Can't always shoot big ones. Nothing like the reaction of someone that has never shot anything before!! Priceless.
  9. azelkhunter69

    6A Muzzy hunt question

    The way things have gone over the last few years, I hate to throw info out on the Internet but I also don't want to be the guy that doesn't give an update. The guys that said they would be in the usual spots were kind of half right. There was a rain/ice/snow storm the Wednesday before the hunt. We didn't see an elk until Saturday afternoon. Sunday was a nice day with highs in the mid 40's and elk were everywhere in the morning. My brother-in-law scored on a 3x2, his first big game animal. You would have thought he shot a world record, it was awesome. We dropped him and the meat off at my mom's on Wednesday and my wife and I went back for the last day and a half. She was finally able to get it done on a 4x3 the last morning. That was the biggest bull we saw the whole hunt. Other than two days, it was windy and cold. The last day topped out at 50, but started at 19. I have discovered in 20+ years of hunting elk, that they are pretty soft for such a big animal. I have witnessed a bad rain storm(with some hail) drive them into the canyons to hide. This hunt was no different. The storm(and the snow storm the week prior) drove the elk lower. The big bulls never came back. I am not a biologist, but it makes sense to me that after expending so much energy during the rut, once they went lower, the big bulls weren't going to expend energy to travel back and/or to fight the cold. Everyone we talked to said/saw the same things we did. No elk, then cows and spikes/rag horns. In the end, I am glad we were able to give my brother-in-law a good experience and that we filled the freezer again. We want to shoot big elk as much as the next guy/gal but the meat and the opportunity to get in the woods is the most important. Definitely learned some lessons, as I do every elk season. Happy Thanksgiving and good luck to those that still have tags. I don't know what's going on with the pictures. I know this is a common problem, but not one I have ever had before. But, you get the idea. I
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    6A Muzzy hunt question

    We'll be comfy with the wood stove going. Nothing better then a good wood pile. Good luck.
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    6A Muzzy hunt question

    Hey guys. My wife and her brother have tags for the 6A muzzleloader hunt next week. His first big game hunt. We have had this hunt many times over the last 15 years and had good luck but, if the forecast holds, never that cold for that long. Typical hunt the temps are 60/35, this one looks like 45/23. The water is going to freeze and the bulls will go lower. We usually hunt 7000+ ft. I don't think that's going to work on this hunt. I have some ideas but, anyone have any experience hunting the southern part of the unit when it gets cold and they move? Please send me a private message. Those of you that have talked to me in the past know I don't share the information I am given. Thanks.
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    Unit Breakdown

    It's only going to get harder to get drawn. There are 200 - 300 people moving to Phoenix every day. It used to be a dream for people back east to come hunt "out west". Only people that could afford to hire guides or the truly adventurous came out to hunt. Now, with Youtube, social media, hunting forums such as this, people can do research online and have a good idea where to go. They have to pay for the tag and the transportation. That's a lot cheaper than it used to be.
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    Unit 6A

    "Stole" somebody's....only 4 pts
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    Draw Results

    My insanely lucky wife drew her 3rd bull tag in a row. Her brother decided he wanted to try hunting and I put him on her app. Only his 2nd year applying as a NR. Knowing her luck, he said "I better get ready to pay up." I tease her all the time. I tell her I think bells, whistles, sirens and flashing lights go off when her app hits G&F. Unfortunately, I also drew a late archery tag in 8. The hunts overlap. So, some lucky SOB is probably going to get a call, because I am probably going to turn it in so I can concentrate on their hunt.
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    Unit 6A

    Got super lucky and drew tag 5 of 10. Looking forward to it.