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    Ultralight Adventure Archery Hunting

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  1. high rise hunter

    Anyone Else Pumped for January Rut Action?!

    Haha! Stuck up in the tree! Thanks for sharing. Almost need to shoot expecting them to jump the string.
  2. high rise hunter

    Anyone Else Pumped for January Rut Action?!

    Mid January is when I'll be hunting as well. Last year I was there a week earlier and felt that the rutting action got better later in the hunt. Speedy, last season didn't you let an arrow loose from the recurve on a coues buck, if I recall correctly?
  3. high rise hunter

    Going Goulds hunting in 35A!

    It's a DARN good feeling to put that physical tag in pocket! As a NR I'm relying on drawing that Turkey Supertag. 😉 Loading up this year!
  4. high rise hunter

    Going Goulds hunting in 35A!

    One can only dream... Congrats on drawing an awesome tag!
  5. high rise hunter

    Late archery bull

    Congrats! Thanks for the fun write-up!
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    Wowza! What beaut! Congrats!
  7. high rise hunter

    Anyone Else Pumped for January Rut Action?!

    I packed something like 6 miles back into 33 and found a good water source so I was all set. I was finding lots of deer but as I made unsuccessful stalk after unsuccessful stalk, busting deer after deer I noticed I needed to traverse to new country in search of my next opportunity. Had I been sitting water (during the August season) not stirring up the deer as much it may have been a solid strategy to pack in like I did. For this upcoming January, I will certainly be staying more mobile assumably hitting 3 or 4 areas on a congruent 3 to 4 day rotation.
  8. high rise hunter

    Anyone Else Pumped for January Rut Action?!

    I certainly did. I had a great hunt where I backpacked somewhat "deep" into 33. Didn't a punch a tag but found plenty of deer. Ended up getting ROCKED by a wicked and unexpected storm. I packed out, regrouped, had a some good hunts off Redington Rd and up in Unit 23. My one legit opportunity where a buck bedded 25 yards from me I, of course blew. Long story short I didn't have my bow with me at that moment so I watched and snapped photos as a consolation prize. Probably my biggest take away was backpack hunting coues certainly doesn't seem as efficient as it may be for other species. I found that staying increasingly mobile (i.e. truck camping) and hiking in the dark 0.5-2 miles up some nasty feature will get you away from 99.9% of the hunting pressure and allow you to switch locations every day therefore finding more deer, more opportunities.
  9. high rise hunter

    Anyone Else Pumped for January Rut Action?!

    Jeez, Paul, 5 for 9 on coues hunts with 2 Pope & Young deer. That's a heck of a batting average and a beautiful buck as well. I should take a page from your book and learn! The spot n' stalk is SO difficult. Like oz31p said, "those deer are always moving". I've had really good luck with grunting (not so much rattling) on midwest whitetails (as long as I can see them and know they can hear me) but hadn't tried it on coues. Certainly going to give that a shot this year.
  10. When backpack hunting I always camp very near my glassing spots and have never had any issues of spooking game (at least that I'm aware of). Many times I've sat down to glass and within minutes I've seen game within 200, 100 even 50 yards of me and often on the same hillsides. Just be sure not to camp on a peak or top of a ridge line, try to find a spot where you're not so exposed and visible and of course try and keep noise to a minimum.
  11. high rise hunter

    WIlderness Areas near Tucson

    I have no experience in the Galiuro but if you're in Tucson I would be tempted to stick closer to home. Unit 33 has tons of space to get into and you likely won't run into any other hunters. Also plenty of coues to chase in there as well. Wish I knew more! Best of luck!
  12. It's only October but most of my hunts (excluding an early November midwest whitetail trip) have wrapped for the autumn season. And good gracious does that make me excited to get back to AZ in January! I usually hunt solo (and often prefer to) but this year I'm going with a couple of buddies which will be a welcoming change of pace. Moving further north this go-around we'll be hunting Unit 22 for coues and hopefully pulling some javelina tags to boot. (FYI draw deadline is NOW). I live significantly closer to AZ now so I'm contemplating a December trip since I still have my tag in pocket from last January. Planning to bomb around the western desert for a few days looking for a muley to fill the freezer. Anyways, just excited and looking forward to some fun success stories on the forum. '
  13. high rise hunter

    Vortex Viper HD 15-45x65 Spotting Scope

  14. high rise hunter

    Vortex Viper HD 15-45x65 Spotting Scope

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    Vortex Viper HD 15-45x65 Spotting Scope

    Basically brand new spotting scope. Purchased end of July for my early August NV antelope hunt. Scope never left the truck. Straight viewing. $525 TYD (lower 48), PayPal or equivalent preferred.