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  1. JColony

    1st AZ tag

    After 4 years, finally got drawn for a deer tag! I'll be chasing the grey ghost up in 22 the last week of Oct. Been hunting it since we moved here with otc tags, so I actually have a few spots lined up. Super pumped to finally get to dust off the 7mm Encore and hopefully knock down my first AZ deer! Good luck to everyone else with tags!! Pics to follow, hopefully!
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    Tagged out

    Stud buck!!!!! Congrats on a great hunt!
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    Solo kaibab Bison Hunt with help

    Awesome story!! Thanks for sharing. I know this is a little bit of an older post, but I was fortunate to draw the 1/1 - 6/10 Bull tag for this Spring. Hearing that you did it DIY w/o the Co-op is good to hear. I am more of a DIY/Solo kinda guy. But... for the price of the tag, I was willing to look into any avenue.
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    Got her done.

    Nice Buck!!!
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    1st AZ tag

    Well, I got it done! Opening day around 3pm we spotted this guy across the canyon. Super pleased with my first AZ Coues Deer. I'm no pro, but per my calculation, he was 88 1/8"
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    My wife’s 2018 bull bison hunt video

    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but the ccard just got hit for $1100! I thought I was excited before I watched it! Any hints/tips you could share with a rookie Bison hunter??
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    Lets talk Loyalty Points!

    Ok, I have now been in AZ long enough that I will be putting my 5th application in next year. My question is this. Does the loyalty point get added for my 5th app or does it not apply until the 6th app? I know you get it after 5 years applying, but can't find info on AZGFD site saying when it actually gets added. Thanks!!
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    Lets talk Loyalty Points!

    I locked in that Hunter Ed point before I bought my first license! Thanks for all the info!
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    Boots need new soles

    Ok, hoping for some help here. My boots are in dire need of new soles. Does anyone have any first hand experience with getting boots fixed around here?? Preferably in the general east valley area. Thanks!!
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    2019 Muzzy bull

    Congrats!!!! Awesome bull!
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    Boots need new soles

    Thanks for the tips guys! I'll check em out!
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    Which weapon would you choose?

    Split the difference. Muzzy w/ open sights:) Longer range than bow, much shorter than rifle. I use to hunt exclusively w/ my TC Blackdiamond up in Washington, loved every minute of it. Similar stresses as bow, just get a little more range out of the smoke pole.
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    Unit 9 rifle antelope help

    Good luck!! Antelope is a bucket list hunt of mine. Unit 9 in AZ??
  14. Flew to AK for moose last fall on Alaska Air. Had bag fees, but no over size fees.
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    Muzzleloader hunt

    Well Done!!!
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    Youth Unit 23 rifle bull tag

    Alright, I'm throwing out a life line here. My nephew was lucky enough to draw a rifle tag for unit 23 her in AZ. I have spent a number of days up scouting for him and did find good sign, just not as fresh as I would like. Here's the kicker. He's a senior in high school and has his mind set on going to either West Point or the Air Force Academy and found out last week he has his an interview on Saturday 12/1. So, what was originally going to be a 4.5 day hunt (1 scout day on the 29th) has now been shrunk to a 2, possibly 1.5 day hunt. He's hoping to get to camp mid day on 12/1, but is unsure if he'll be able to get out of town early enough. Any help would be greatly appreciated! This is his first hunt, our only goal is to find a bull, and I really want to help him be successful. Thanks in advance for any info you're willing to share
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    First Elk!

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    Youth Unit 23 rifle bull tag

    For all those that asked, apparently the interview went real well. He got the appointment for both West Point and the Air Force Academy. No he just needs to get accepted:)
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    Youth Unit 23 rifle bull tag

    If you need a tip, there were about 6 cows hanging out about 200 yds from this guy.
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    Youth Unit 23 rifle bull tag

    Update on the kids hunt! First off, I want to thank everyone that shared info. Its great knowing there is a community like this one that is willing to provide so much help! Despite the extremely small window of time we had to hunt and the horrible weather encountered, I did manage to find my nephew a bull! The wet weather early made many of the roads I was pointed towards nearly impassable and not worth the risk of getting stuck while solo. The areas I was able to get to for glassing were either so socked in that I couldn't see 50' or loaded with cattle. Saturday night, we made a move to the north end of the unit with the plan to hit the south side of Christopher Mt. But when we got to the rim we were met with blizzard conditions and again, I feared we wouldn't be able to get to where we needed to be by truck. So at this point, we're on about "Plan Z", which was no idea what we were going to do. In a last ditch effort to find something to do, I poured over the maps and found a drainage that had a decent amount of space between roads and threw a hail mary. Turns out it was a good plan after all. Spotted this guy and his buddy as they crossed a burn area and watched them bed down. At that point, it was game on! We had about a mile to cover and with the way the weather was going it was a crap shoot if they would stay bedded. Lucky for us they did! Got across the canyon and after sitting on them for an hour, I decided to give them some help standing up. I threw rocks, broke sticks, but they just didn't care! So in a last ditch effort, I let out a Whoop, Whoop! That did the trick, up they stood, then down he went. One shot, high shoulder, and he the hunt was over. Well, the easy part that is. Thanks again to all that offered up tips,
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    Youth Unit 23 rifle bull tag

    Thanks to all for sharing!! Planning on heading out Thursday to try and locate something.
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    Late archery bull

    Congrats on an awesome hunt!!
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    Muzzy Bull