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.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....