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About codyhuntsaz

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  • Birthday 11/11/1981

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  1. codyhuntsaz

    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    That could very well be the case. I just know what I was able to find in four days of scouting and I wasn’t impressed and didn’t see anything that made me want to keep the tag. This was the first time I had ever scouted for an antelope hunt so I’m sure there are guys out there that know where to look and how to find antelope a whole lot better than me. I’ll take it as a learning lesson and use it next time I have a tag.
  2. codyhuntsaz

    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    Congrats if it’s yours, I’ve seen a couple good bucks come from 10. I’m still waiting for a pic from the hunter that received my tag, hope he gets a good one!
  3. codyhuntsaz

    squeaky backpack shoulder straps

    Sold my outdoorsmans pack because of that same squeak, went to a Kuiu pack, no squeak.
  4. codyhuntsaz

    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    Congrats on a great buck! Out of curiosity, how many bonus points did you have?
  5. codyhuntsaz

    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    I can and i will if i have to.
  6. codyhuntsaz

    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    9/10 i believe they are talking about.
  7. codyhuntsaz

    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    There is a popular theory that wet years are bad for antelope, it goes something like this.....high moisture years basically “water down” the nutrients in the plants they eat (more water, less nutrient dense). They can eat less and feel fuller. That’s one theory. Another one I’ve heard is that on dry years it forces them to eat a whole other plant source, because their normal food source isn’t as available. The dry year food source isn’t as palatable, but much higher in protein, leading to better horn growth. As far as the fawn crop being low, i attribute that to the coyote problems.
  8. codyhuntsaz

    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    I believe your second statement is the case. In that unit, 2015 and 2016 were exceptional years, tons of big bucks killed. I think between that, the amount of tags given with the high success rate, predation and a wet year, the unit hasn’t had a chance to bounce back properly. I only saw a handful of fawns while scouting.
  9. codyhuntsaz

    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    I know you do! I’ll be picking those kill pills up soon!
  10. codyhuntsaz

    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    You’re the man!
  11. codyhuntsaz

    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    Yep, that’s the chance I’m taking. I’ve never not been able to go on a hunt in 27 years, let hope this doesn’t bite me in the butt
  12. codyhuntsaz

    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    Yes, you get all your points back and you get a bonus point as if you weren’t drawn. I don’t understand why anyone would buy point guard and not use it in that situation either, but to each their own.
  13. codyhuntsaz

    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    Not to open a whole other can of worms, but a guy i know has that rifle tag and he is turning it back in too. Not a lot of big bucks this year apparently. He had 26 or 27 points. A gentleman on here, him and his son are in 5b now on the archery hunt and they haven’t found a buck over 80”. He kept the tag because he drew it with less than 5 points.
  14. codyhuntsaz

    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    heck 26 points may guarantee me the rifle tag, but i hear what you’re saying!
  15. codyhuntsaz

    Never thought i would turn this tag back in

    See that’s where you and I differ. I much less understand turning in a deer and elk tag, that I can draw 2,3,4 maybe even a dozen times in that timeframe then I do turning in the tag I turned in that I waited most of my life for. I’m not gonna except an average antelope after I’ve waited this long. You’re right, I have only seen a small selection of bucks to choose from. But I also only had a limited number of days to scout. I’m not going to chance 26 years on hoping I find one during a 10 day hunt. And as far as my scouting comment went, you’re calling me crazy and saying I shouldn’t have turned in the tag in when you have spent zero days in that unit and know what kind of quality it is producing this year. That unit is a very up-and-down unit and year-by-year it can produce a world record or not many bucks over 80 inches. That’s coming from the best guide in the country for antelope. I think I’ll stick with his advice.
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