I HAVE A 5A BULL TAG AND IT HAS BEEN YEARS THAT I HAVE HUNTED THAT AREA. NEED SOME TIPS REAL BAD . I WENT SCOUTING THIS LAST WEEKEND AND SAW NOTHING. MY HUNT STARTS NOV 27. SOME HELP TO KEY SPOTS WOULD BE GREAT. THANKS DONNY
Donny I've hunted all along the rim for many years but I've never hunted that unit.
Call the AZ G&F and ask them for the Game Warden's name & phone number for that unit. Call him or her up and ask them good questions. Don't just ask things like "where are all the elk at?" If you ask educated questions you will get educated answers. I do that for every hunt I get drawn for and sometimes I even go on ride alongs with them before the hunt starts. I usually only hunt the general hunts for big game so when I do go on a ride along there is usually another hunt going on and I really learn where the animals are from the Warden checking game at camps. Game Wardens are full of info. After all it is their job to manage the wildlife in that unit. YOU need to put in the time scouting as well. The elk aren't gonna come to you. Anyhow that's the best advice that I can give. Good luck on your hunt.
January: Last years Season has ended.Time to start focusing on next year's season. You will need to find out what bucks might still be alive that made it through the last years hunting season. After the hunting season sometimes bucks and does might leave your area and go to another traditional winter yarding area. But they will return to the area around late February early march to spend the rest of their summer there. At this time of year, the use of scouting cameras will be the tool in...