Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Had to check with some friends on a good spot to start out at. It looks like the place to start would be off the Dugas road off I-17. Take it west back be hind the Orme School to the Agua Fria River bed ( witch is dry most of the year). This Is were I woud start. Check out topozone.com and put in Dugas for the city and AZ the work your way west to you see the Dugas Interchange on the map. then move west to the Agua Fria River. Good Luck.
JLS - thanks again for the help. We took a scouting trip down there about 2 weeks ago and looked at the area you suggested. We've got some good ideas now and found some fairly fresh sign so we are excited and ready to go!
Another question - I know the quail season will still be open during our HAM hunt. Do you know if it would be a problem with the Fish and Game if we carried a shotgun while we were hunting? We've tried to email them to ask, but haven't received any response. Thanks for any input.
Elk have been killed close to roads where they could be loaded whole into the bed of a pickup. But it doesn't happen often and I'm not sure that is the experience that I long for. The type of elk hunting that I prefer requires rigorous physical exertion that can cripple someone who is not in shape. Being a college hockey player I have to be in at least fair physical condition most of the year but when one of my buddies got back from the Navy Seals he changed the way I think about physical...