I screwed up and got drawn for unit 27 anterless Elk.I meant to put in for Bull Elk in unit 5a.My mistake and the game and fish department said im out of luck.So does anyone know of a good area way out there.I had 7 bonus points going into this draw,that pissed me off that I made a mistake on the application.I meant to put 3028 not 3068...
No luck again this year so I guess it's out of state again. Newby 27 is a good unit for anterless. I drew an anterless on 12 bonus points think AZGF was happy about that 2 elk tags in 20 years, I love this state.
I got skunked on deer and antelope but, I managed to draw a rifle bull elk tag in Unit 5A. Pretty lucky, considering I only had 3 bonus points for elk going into the draw. This is my 2nd rifle bull elk tag in 4 years.
Good luck on your hunts and I hope to see you post some pics of a nice bull and buck.
After 14 years of applying for rifle bulls, and an equal number of bonus points, I finally got drawn for early bull in unit 22 North. Needless to say, I'm happy as hell and almost forgotten all the years I was skunked. I got Permit #2, but my longtime hunting buddy who had always applied along w/ me opted for the point saver and a NW Territory Caribou hunt. Not a problem, plenty of family and friends to go along as support crew.
What I don't have, and would rather not pay a guide/outfitter for, is any good knowledge of the unit. It's basically North or Payson, East and West under the Mogollon Rim. With time running out, any good tips or hints or stories from folks w/ experience in the area would be invaluable. I know there's some guys out there who could help. We hunters and outdoorsmen have to stick together. I guarantee I'm an extremely serious and avid hunter and will treat the info with respect. More than that, I'll return the favor to this forum, for all who ask. Thanks in advance.
I learned this the hard way last year. If you're hunting in an area with lots of bear activity, it's a great idea to stash your food and water up in a tree. I like to wrap everything in a tarp and tie it between two trees. Don't just tie it up in one tree but tie it in between two trees at least 15 feet in the air. I thought I had my backpacking camp's food supply stashed pretty well last year. I returned to camp during the first weekend of archery to find all my food destroyed. Make sure...