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  1. Well, now I've done it. I got drawn for mid-Oct cow elk tag. I'm looking to stock the freezer with some delicious meat. Now the problem is, I know almost nothing of the 7W GMU. I'm starting to dig through the maps but I was hoping that someone might be able to point me in the right direction. I'm not looking for people to give up their honey holes, but I would appreciate any help. Thanks
  2. I am hunting Malay Jan 2020 without a guide. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  3. BugleChaser

    Wife & I drew ML elk :)

    Most likely antlerless in 3B in October. I've spent a lot of time in 3A/3C, but this will be the first time in 3B. Figured we had to branch out a bit since it's getting so hard to draw anything in 3A/3C.
  4. creed

    2019 regs

    I must have a short memory but it seems like they reduced the archery antelope permits by quite a bit from previous years? https://s3.amazonaws.com/azgfd-portal-wordpress/azgfd.wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/27120936/2019-Pronghorn-Antelope-and-Elk-Regs_WEB.pdf
  5. afirsttimer08

    Late Season Unit 1

    Hello everyone, I am a first time DIY elk hunter. My father-in-law and I are heading out to Unit 1 for a late season bull hunt. I did not grow up hunting but have done a little over the past few years. All of my hunts have been DIY based on lots of reading and trial and error. We were able to spend the Thanksgiving weekend (Fri-Sun) scouting & glassing sun up to sun down but were unable to locate many elk. I was hoping that some of you would be gracious enough to share some advice about hunting late season elk in Unit 1 Arizona. Are most still up at higher elevations? Are bulls still generally sticking to secluded areas this long after the rut? Is it beneficial to still use calls occasionally? I have done quite a bit of research, but nothing beats picking the brains of an expert. Any advice/help you could give is much appreciated! John
  6. JColony

    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
  7. huntin1005

    2017 Hoyt Defiant

    Selling my 2017 Hoyt Defiant bow. Bow is like new and it is the bare bow only. I am asking $725.00 or best offer for this. This bow has no scratches or dings on it and has been taken care of. I also have the original air shocks instead of the orange if you prefer. Thanks for looking
  8. clanderson

    Zeiss Jena Nobilem 15x60's $400

    I am selling my Carl Zeiss Jena Nobilem 15x60's. They are in great shape for their age, no cracks or scratches on the lenses. They are perfectly clear and focus perfect. There is nothing wrong with them. I also have the adapters for them with a case. I am asking $400 for them.
  9. SirRoyal

    Big Bull Rutting

    Here's what happens when you have bow in one hand a video camera in the other and an Achery elk VID_21200710_021157_405.mp4 VID_21200710_021157_405.mp4 tag in your pocket! Way too much fun!
  10. huntin1005

    Badlands Sacrifice Pack

    I am selling my Badlands Sacrifice Pack in Real tree camo. I have had this pack for about 1 1/2 years and it has been an awesome pack. This pack has no rips ,tears or any blood stains on or in it. I am asking $200 or BEST OFFER for this pack. Attached photos are not the actual pack but is what it looks like.
  11. jironworks

    Wall tent ( sold )

    14x20 canvas wall tent, 6 windows, front and back screen doors, front porch, everything you will ever need is included, stove, stove mat, hot water tank, rain fly, large tarp which I lay down before laying down floor, includes floor, all poles , also has the cable system for the trusses which I really like, only used for 1 elk hunt 2 years ago, bought new original owner, spent about 3300.00 for everything, also have the large cots, fit 5 people and alp gear comfortably, will sell everything for 1800.00 sorry for pic, had to pull from old phone
  12. doubleaelkhunter

    Unit 8 Late Rifle Bull Elk Hunt

    Looking for some tips on hunting this unit for late season rifle. I've done a lot of camping by Pancho Villa tank so I am somewhat familiar with that area. Not too familiar below the rim. I appreciate your comments.
  13. 1. Penetration Capability: For an effective hunting experience, bone-crushing and penetration capacity are the most dependable factors for the broadheads. Hunting will be distressing without these 2 elements. For avoiding deflection, the “clean cuts” are definitely essential while shooting the target since you do not desire the bolt to jump out of the animal. 2. Flight Trajectory: No to mention, as described above the big blades are greatly affected by the wind so you must consider this before purchasing. If your nearly all shots are low range as much as 20 – 40 yards then they are not affected by the wind significantly. In that factor, Mechanical broadheads provide more straightness. At the time of spinning if the broadhead deflects then you could check out the alignment of broadheads or tune the blades by utilizing spin tester. 3. Sharpness Of The Blades: The term “Sharpness” in hunting explains the significance of itself. Not forgetting, you must ask these questions yourself before buying any heads are that: How long the integrity last? How merely may it be sharpened? Do blades remain razor-sharp after a number of shots? 4. The Blood Trails: The blood trails left behind can be the important consideration. The “fixed-blades” provide deep penetration however quite low blood trails and for sure, “mechanical blades” possess a huge benefit over the fixed blades. On the other hand, several fixed blades provide good outcomes in that factor. Judging by all these 4 factors, we have outlined a few of the great products. By determining your needs you can choose the Best Fixed Blade broadheads for elk which fit your needs more.
  14. singleshot

    The power of water

    The view from my in laws back porch. Every year at this time the water brings them in. Some times my mother in law will get a picture with five of our big game species in it at the same time.
  15. reece_mess16

    Bonus Pass on the Peaks hunts

    Can anyone direct me to the info on the bonus pass round for the peaks only hunts for elk. How many points did most guys draw it on. Will AZGFD keep these hunts going for a while? I understand they want Aspen Regrowth. This is purely a curiosity post and I can’t find anything on it. Thanks.
  16. LungBuster

    Vortex Kaibab 20 x 56 HD

    I just don't use these enough to keep. I have a pair of 10 x 42 vipers and use those more. $925.00 cash only, I live in north Phoenix and work downtown so plenty of options to meet.
  17. OLD208X3A

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  18. I found this dead head and carcass while shed hunting last April. Was wondering if it was a bull that shed it's antlers and then died or if someone either killed or found it dead and then sawed off the individual antlers? The base of sheds are really bumpy/gritty and not so flat/smooth, so I was guessing they might have been sawed off? Any thoughts?
  19. matthewdee

    Elk 22S Muzzleloader

    Hey All.. My card got hit yesterday morning for the cost of an elk tag! I put in for 3A/3C rifle rut first and 22S muzzleloader rut second. Given that I only had 6 pts Im assuming its the muzzleloader hunt. I live in Mesa and hunt 22 a lot for quail, pig and deer, but Im not terribly familiar with elk south of the 260. If anybody has any recommendations on camp grounds and places to consider I would appreciate it.
  20. The Arizona Elk Society Banquet is on April 14th, 2018. Tickets are going fast, over half sold out. Individual, Reserved and Corporate tables still available, but going fast. Mesa Convention Center Doors open at 4:00 PM Dinner 5:30 PM https://www.arizonaelksociety.org/shop/product-category/event-tickets/
  21. muley224

    Elk transplant to west virginia

    Just saw on the news that 60 head of Elk were rounded up East of Flagstaff and sent to West Virginia. Think it was 57 cows and 3 bulls. Whats your thoughts on this ?
  22. proudirishman3304

    First ever elk hunt 6A Non Permit Archery

    Hey everyone this is going to be my first hunt for elk. I missed the draw this year and am determined to at least try my hand at bagging something for my families freezer. I just got back into archery again and am going to be doing my first elk hunt in the 6A South for the nonpermit tag hunt. I'd prefer to have an archery kill but from my understanding i can bring my .308 as well as long as im outside of the city limits. Just wondering if anyone can give out pointers on where to start, where to avoid, maybe even camp? I'll be scouting this coming saturday 10/21/17. I have the map printed out for the area from G&F but would really appreciate any tips, I fully understand this will be a hard hunt but im willing to work hard for the reward. #keephammering
  23. Jglaudel

    Arizona Unit 4B

    Hey guys. So I lucked out and got drawn for the Archery September Bull Elk hunt in unit 4B. This will be my first Archery Big game hunt and I am real excited. I am familiar with the southern 4B area as far as recreation goes ( driving the 170, 99, St. Joe road areas and some trails in between). We spend a lot of time in forest Lakes. I have never spent any time actually scouting the area for game and was wondering what your thoughts, advice, or recommendations are for the area. I would greatly appreciate any tips as I plan on spending a great deal of time scouting this summer. I know the southern portion of that unit gets pretty busy with campers and OHV riders during the summer so I am looking at finding spots a few miles away from roads and hiking it in and out. If anyone is actually willing to give some good solid location areas and would rather private message that info than blast it on the web for all to see just send me a message. Thank you all.
  24. ggpwr

    Quick Processing

    Hey All, Been a long time since I have posted because it took 9 years to get a tag again, and it only took me moving to Colorado right before the draw to learn I had finally gotten drawn for a rut bull tag. That being said, driving back down to hunt the last 2/3 of early archery in 4A from Denver. If I am lucky enough to get one with a few days to spare before heading home after the 28th, are there any processors in Rim Country that can do a quick turn around? I would prefer not to cooler and ice everything back home on a 12 hour drive, but will if needed. Good luck to everyone and hope to meet some good folks in the field!
  25. Jglaudel

    Suspicious Person/Arsonist

    Please share this information with anyone you know going up the rim this summer for scouting. Keep an eye out for suspicious person and be careful. Pass this along to everyone you know. http://www.azfamily.com/story/35810512/suspected-arsonist-fires-shots-at-forest-service-crews-in-forest-lakes-area
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