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So would that cover the

So would that cover the Sonoita/Nogales area?  I wonder if it's some of the burn areas too, cause I know that just to the east in Sierra Vista, some of it burned.

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Burn Areas

If you get a tag for 36B, lots of leftover tags I heard, you will probably be OK to hunt. The fire in Sierra Vista was like a nuclear holocaust so I would look elsewhere. I'm typing this, not to save my "Honeyhole" as it's in 36B, but as someone that would hate to see someone spend money on a tag for an area they can't hunt.

I'm not sure that the desireable areas around Sierra Vista will be open by hunting season. The Monument Fire area is bad. The Murphy Complex Fire area isn't as bad and should be good. That's west of Nogales and right on the border.

 

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Just out of curiosity, what

Just out of curiosity, what are the season dates for most of the hunt areas down there?

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Thanks.  I worked in Sierra

Thanks.  I worked in Sierra Vista for a month, actually was there when Sept. 11th happened.  I almost ran over a HUGE buck on the way out of town, headed towards Bisbee. 

Would like to have had a tag and a rifle at that time... Wink

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I think the majority of hunts

I think the majority of hunts are in November, but I'm doing an early hunt with fewer hunters out and about. I'll have to get on the AGFD website and check. IIRC the Dec hunt only has 40 tags and no "leftovers". 

I like earlier hunts because the game seems to be less stirred up and drawing a Dec tag would be like winning the Lotto for the mega-million dollar prize in my opinion.

 

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I have a Friend that had a

I have a Friend that had a tag for 36B and he quickly found out why there are left over tags in that area.  It is on the border and runs west from Nogalas and is a major crossing point for the illegals.  All he saw in 3 days that he stuck it out was a lot of trash and a lot of backpacks that were dropped when the illegals had to run.  He didn't feel safe even when he had his rifle with him. 

As for dates the rifle hunt usually runs from the last Saturday in October for a 7 day hunt.  There are other hunts such as the one on the Kaibab that run around Thanksgiving time in November, and some archery hunts that run into January.  It all depends on what unit you want to hunt and what season.   

 

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Another member equated hunting the border units as being akin to hunting in the DMZ between North and South Korea. I find this analogy to be appropriate. The thing is, the deer are there, you just have to know where to look. Just because you see a herd of illegals doesn't mean that the deer have moved out of the area. They are very good at brushing up and letting someone, or a group of someones, pass by.

 

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The big question is are you

The big question is are you willing to leave a vehicle/camping gear unattended in such a area while you are out hunting?  I know that I am not. 

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Critter wrote:

The big question is are you willing to leave a vehicle/camping gear unattended in such a area while you are out hunting?  I know that I am not. 

I know i am not . and i am supporting and sending money to  https://www.buildtheborderfence.com/azborder/info.xhtml it's sad to say this but our fed. gov.will never fix the border

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I will leave the truck, with Steering Wheel Lock in place and an under the hood disabling technique, along with two gallons of water next to the truck. That has tended to stop any issues. I won't leave my tent and gear unattended at a campsite however.

 

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