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  1. Game Planner Maps

    Free Hunting Map Resource

    Game Planner Maps is an official sponsor of CouesWhitetail.com. Please check out our Sponsor Spotlight to learn more about the resources and products we provide. Be sure to Register and try the free interactive Map Viewer. Game Planner Maps provides a vast catalog of spatial data for researching your unit and tools for printing your own hunting maps. After you register be sure to check your email inbox/spam folder for your confirmation email. Click here for tutorials on printing your own maps and importing maps to your mobile device. Thanks Ed
  2. New to this forum. I was hoping to get some insight from the members regarding the elk hunting possibilities and the pros and cons between resident elk hunting between Arizona and New Mexico. My wife wants to relocate to a warmer area. We are from the midwest. I have taken elk in montana and colorado. Never hunted new mexico or arizona. I am a preferred archery hunter. Just would like some insight on how hunter friendly each state is and if it is more then likely possible to hunt elk in the state you live in. I am not after trophy bulls. But would like a chance to get an opportunity at a 250"-300" every year. I know i can do that in colorado or montana but my wife will not move there Too much snow! Lol I have the time to spend year round scouting. So i am looking towards public land hunts without tresspass fees. Any insight would be great. Thanks
  3. Pixman

    First velvet of the year

    I went and put one of my cams up in elk country yesterday and saw 4 bulls and a bunch of cows. I didn't get a pic of the biggest one but he was a little bigger then the biggest of the three in the pics. The pics aren't great because they were far but it was nice to see some velvet. It looks like they are growing well so far and hopefully they will finish strong in July.
  4. Snow chains late elk tag holders never used size 215 75r 17.5 30x9.50 15LT. $40
  5. AZHog

    The Hit is ON!!!!

    Friend and I are hunting elk this year!
  6. wildwoody

    new addition to trophy room

    Well here's my 2014 22s muzzy hunt bull. Dad just got the mount finished and me and wife pedestal. Nothing huge 310" with no breaks or chipped tips and 17" 3rds
  7. 6AYoteHunter

    AZGFD online draw poll

    Well what do you guys think about the online draw? Never have the time to go to the meetings and they never send out surveys about this topic. It has gone really bad for me the last couple draw cycles. So many errors and phone calls. Hope this poll is helpful. Maybe it can be shown to the commission.
  8. huntin1005

    Badlands 2200

    I have for sale a Badlands 2200 in Realtree Maxx-1. This is the new style 2200 and I paid around $270.00 for this pack. I am asking $240.00 for the pack it was used for one day and has no rips, tears, stains, odors, or any other potential problems that you could possibly think of. This pack has plenty of storage and pockets as well as the holster for a sidearm. Here is a link for a better description of the pack:http://www.badlandspacks.com/gear/packs/badlands-2200-hunting-pack If you have any questions feel free to pm me. Thanks for looking.
  9. SirRoyal


    Just got back from unit 10 muzzleloader! We should of tagged out the first day. Never try to guide the guide , LoL! But the 2nd day turned out to be killer! I glassed a lot of elk and only saw one really good bull. They are ruining this unit . They are killing off a lot of the older age class bulls. Way too many tags!!!!
  10. Pixman

    Old calls

    So my dad passed away 11 years ago and I was thinking about his old elk call and I wondered if my mom still had it stored some where. I had the chance to look for it yesterday and found a box with these two elk calls and a varmint, quail and a wooden turkey call. I remember blowing on these things about 40 years ago and scratching on the turkey call. They are now going in my man cave and they bring back some great memories. Anyone recognize or remember these old calls?
  11. muley224

    Unit 9 Cow Hunt

    Just got back from unit 9 on a cow hunt with my buddy. Tough going, rain, rain, and more rain. Wish he was hunting Bulls. Cows were spooky and few. Got within 50 yrds of this nice Bull. We were hunting the area around Howard Hill. Anyone do any good up there ?
  12. Well Folks My Son Jay 15yrs Has A lot to be thankful for. He got drawn in Unit one for the October cow hunt ( and sorry this is going to be picture heavy!) and we started out leaving a Day early to get up to our favorite camp spot at Big Lake this meant they got out a day early from school as there fall break didn't start till this week so both my kids didn't complain Lol . we got to camp late because since it was just me and my 2 boys we stopped at Wal mart and loaded up on all kinds of snacks bait and goodies in Show Low , So we got camp setup quickly and pulled out the Arctic cat prepped are gear and loaded up gas ,and snacks for opening day the kids were so anxious they didn't want anything complicated for dinner so we ate lite Ramen , a salad and then smores by the fire of course the kids didn't sleep well as the anticipation burned in both my kids taking about where will find the elk and how far ect finally we went to bed and the alarm came to fast for my youngest Son Lil X but we managed to get out the door before day break and head to one of our spots no sooner had we started to a meadow when I spotted a nice Bull elk going through some trees then about 300 yards later an other Bull finally we got to our destination and waited in one of our lucky meadows. Jay and I walked a few yards from the arctic cat and set up with shooting sticks and nice cover while my youngest son stayed in the arctic cat and hung out we could see deer walking and an other bull but no cows then my youngest son said Dad I hear the Bulls calling from far away can I use my Elk call ,(he had bought a bugle last year and was raring to talk to them) so I said ok he started up and right away a Bull elk stated calling back then an other answered so he hit it again with in 5min he had the whole hill talking ( I got some video of him bugling and you can hear elk all over ill post soon ) he managed to bring in to huge Bulls in and a raghorn but no cows witch we hoped would have showed up as well but no luck so we waited till my son Jay got anxious and said lets move so I reluctantly said ok and we moved on since this was his hunt I wanted him to make the choices and Me just there to guide him so went to a location father away and settled on a little bit lower location so we could get out and start glass and walk so started on a trail off a dirt road, got in about 3 minuets driving and there were two cows just watching us Drive in! Jay said stop Dad he calmly got out pulled his gun out of the rack loaded his 270 and walked over to a tree leaned up against it and braced himself while trying to focus on the cows witch seemed to take an hour as he locked on to the biggest cow and waited for the right vitals as they slowly started to weave though the trees then with out warning as I am glassing KABOOM !!! my head hit the roof , I guess you are never ready for it if you are not the shooter Lol. I did see her wince and shake a bit ,Jay turned to me for clarification on the hit and motioned to him your shot was a little far back but she was still standing there I motioned him to send an other one he did this time it looked way better but she then started to move higher up hill so Jay followed her slowly to not push her but keep a good eye on her the other cow took off in a complete other direction and Jay started to see really good blood flowing on the ground and coming out of her so he motioned me to come over Xavier and I parked . As I got to him he said where she was and that she laid down we waited for about 15 min then started tracking heavy Blood. This was are big goof as she heard us coming she got back up and went over the hill and now down Jay got to the top and sent an other round to her to stop her .This time he hit her in the neck just behind her skull she slowly stated walking I told Jay shoot her again this time focus right behind her front leg he connected and down she went for the last time( she was a tank ). we all started down the hill confirmed she was done, and then celebrated all 3 of us it was great moment for me to give my son props for not only for getting it done opening day at 8;14am in the morning but for tracking her and being a responsible hunter once he made his first shot all the way to the end >Now the work began after the photos and tagging the elk we realized how much work we were now in for LOL but my kids were real troopers we made 12 trips up and back down the hill to the arctic cat and took us till 8; 8:00pm to get back to camp as the arctic cat stalled on us ,we for got our bone saw and a rash of other mishaps that really took us that long to get back to camp the great thing was we were done got the elk hung had a warm bed to crawl and limp into as everyone was soar and beat , slept in till 11:00am the next day then went to the Youth unlimited outdoor inc elk camp had lunch there met some great peeps and then went squirrel hunting my son Lil X couldn't wait for those big greys ,Mark from Youth outdoors said comeback tonight for the bonfire and raffle we said ok .Sure enough we showed up and got to meet more fine people listen to game and fish and get feed great food once more as then night progressed every kids was excited about the raffle and the Grand Prize ,My Kids got there raffle tickets and great prizes were getting handed out left and right but my kids had nothing then it was down to 3 kids my 2 sons and an other kid they called little x he won a great backpack (but had his heart on a knife ) then it was Jay and the other kid and they called the other kid for 2nd place prize a knife set so Jay started cheering because he knew he won a brand new Savage youth model 7mm.08rem with a Nikon scope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! too good to be true Lol, They next day we went trout fishing at big lake they kids were not allowed to bring there devices but only enjoy the outdoors so while we waited on fish they leaned to widdle wood and catch crawdads , we caught 4 trout enough for dinner that paired exceptionally well with the back straps and backed beans .We even ran into Pine Donkey at the Lake that Day the day after that we picked pine nuts and found more grey squirrels then dropped into Springerville to get dinner and stopped by my good buddy and Taxidermist Kevin at Dead On Taxidermy ,Jay shared how favored he had been the past couple of days and Lil X got to share too about winning the back pack ( witch he was really happy for ) but had his heart set on a knife since at his age was super cool. Kevin said he had something he wanted to give my sons if that was alright I said sure and went to his safe and pulled out 2 collectors knives form the hunting heritage collection a case folding knife he gave to little X and Camillus knive he gave to Jay super nice pieces ,We took Kevin out to dinner and he told Jay to bad you don't liver here I would hire you in a heart beat ,he is sooooooo Busy this time of year he needs a lot of good help Jay said What time do you want me there and just like that Jay was hired on the spot to work there so we got back to camp that night ,got up the next day and dropped Jay off at the Taxidermist and he went right to work ,loving every min of it becoming a sponge talking to guides that showed up and learning the trade ,while I got to spend some quality time with Little X ,we went the black river and caught boat loads of fresh craws ,3 rainbows one apache trout and a huge nasty looking sucker fish the craws and rainbows we kept the apache and the sucker we let go .we got done got back to town and Jay was smiling from ear to ear he wouldn't stop talking about how cool it was to work at a taxidermist shop .Kevin was more than impressed he said he was asking all the time what else could he do to help around there and was more than kind paying Jay! they final day we took our time getting up making an awesome breakfast and then breaking up camp , Jay is more than stoked on his time elk hunting, we even hammerd out all our game. Already finished processing our elk completely , all the ground elk ,the steaks and summer sausage done enjoying a tasty summer sausage done up with fresh Hatch green chile and cheese and crackers. This was the trip to remember, We give all thanks to Abba Father (Sons of the most high!!!) for Lavishing us with Blessings and Favor,
  13. tomharveyb

    San Carlos Antlerless elk

    Hey everybody- I'm new to cw.com but was wondering if anybody out there has hunted the San Carlos Res for cow elk. I got a tag for Oct 30- Nov 8 later this month. I'm making my first scouting trip up there end of this week. Can anybody get me headed in the right direction? I've been to SC at least 20 times going in to Black River and turkey hunting and can honestly say I've never seen an elk there. Am planning on starting my scouting at Dry Lake. Thanks.
  14. muley224

    Good luck to all

    Good luck to all the Cow Elk tag holders next week ! I am headed to unit 9 with a buddy of mine. He had it 2 years ago and we filled in a couple of days. Hunt smart and safe and fill those freezers !
  15. mruda1

    4A Help

    Just looking for a little help in 4A. Me and my dad drew the late rifle bull hunt in 4A this year. We're both pretty familiar with the area but just curious if anyone has any specifics on the locations of elk.... pines or cedars, etc? So far I've taken one scouting trip and the watering holes listed on the game and fish maps haven't panned out. Any info would be much appreciated as this is probably the last time he'll be able to go. Thanks!
  16. Just wanted to say good luck to everyone and I really hate all of you that have tags. LOL JK Can't wait to see all this pictures. Cole
  17. backwoodsjeeper

    Trail cam success

    Went up north this weekend to check on my 3 cameras and sure enough I got the same group of bulls on all 3 different cams... Even have a couple of bears showing up too. Here's a few pictures. Luckily they've been showing up everyday sometimes 3 times a day I have over 3500 pictures between the three cameras. Two of the locations are their daytime bedding areas.
  18. cflores


  19. andrsn12

    San Carlos Reservation Elk Tag

    Well, another year I didn't get drawn for the Coveted San Carlos Apache Reservation September Dry Lake & Hilltop Elk Tag!! But Good News, there's another Elk Lottery coming up for December Hunts. Maybe this time my luck will change. On the Bright Side, my son has a Unit24a Mule Deer Tag for November...his 1st deer tag! His tag just came in the mail yesterday. Can't wait!
  20. SirRoyal


    Sorry I pulled my pics ! No respect here anymore!
  21. core2

    First AZ sheds

    First time ever shed hunting in AZ and we found one brown, one chalk, and a couple old chewed up pieces. Not too bad for a first shot and being late to the game I guess. Hunted around north of Flag, saw plenty of elk but not a single deer or deer shed. Is that odd?
  22. Hi CWT Family! I thought I would share this. Thanks For those that have Facebook, love baseball, entering and winning contests! SilverBack Outdoors(SBO) CONTEST GIVEAWAY!!! We have a very generous donation from Meditrac ID. They have graciously donated (4) Four Arizona Diamondbacks Tickets versus the Chicago Cubs on May 24, 2015. The tickets come with unlimited food and drink!!! Who wants to win these tickets? Here is the CHALLENGE! You must like and share, both MedtracIDs page and Silverback Outdoors page. Then you have two tag one person in the comments below on this post. The person with the most Likes and Shares will have the best chance to win. Contest ends May 16,2015 at midnight Arizona time.( MST) Thank You for your support and good luck! https://www.facebook.com/silverbackoutdoors… https://www.facebook.com/meditracid?fref=nf
  23. I have a bull tag in units 3a/3c this year and am debating on trying the Phat Head S.O.B 100 grain because of the amazing toughness of the Phat head blades and the extra cutting capacity. I wouldn't normally consider going with a mechanical for bull elk but this one seems to be as "fail safe" as they come and I am hoping the blades will fly like my field points. I was impressed by the youtube video in which they shot several mechanicals through metal barrels and most of the mechanical blew up or were severely damaged. I know the key is sharpness and placement and flight on each individual setup. I will be using an Elite Energy 35 set at 70 lbs and want something that is capable at longer ranges if needed. Only downside to these broadheads is price at $45 for 3!! But how often do you get a bull tag? Has anyone used this broadhead?
  24. Wrk2Hnt

    Results by phone

    Just called and got my Mid-Winter draw results.................... Not kidding!
  25. Hey y'all, I am new to the state of Arizona and the West in general. Grew up hunting in Ohio, so I am not too familiar with the elevations elk and mule deer hang out in this time of year when they are dropping their antlers. I live around 7000 feet in the Flagstaff area, and I am going to head out tomorrow to look for some sheds. I just plan on finding a more remote area and hiking quite a few miles to see what I can find. Any suggestions on elevations I should hike around? Or does it not really matter? Thanks!