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Elk Hunting Unit 27 AZ

I'm new to the Alpine area and would like some pointers on where to hunt elk?

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Elk Hunting Unit 27 AZ

Always like to see another hunter from Az. I've never hunted in unit 27. I'm a little partial to unit 5a as you can tell by my handle. Someday I would like to hunt that area though.

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Elk Hunting Unit 27 AZ

What part of Arizona is Unit 5a in? I'm unfamilar with AZ, is that around Flagstaff?

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Unit 5a is south east of Flagstaff. If you want to poke around for some pretty good hunting information on Arizona, go to http://www.azgfd.com.
It's a pretty good web site.

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Elk Hunting Unit 27 AZ

Does Unit5a have javelina? Last year I heard that AZ was practically giving away javelina tags. Never have been pig hunting but may give it a shot sometime.

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http://www.azgfd.com/frames/fishwild/idx_game.htm

This link takes you to the AZ Game and Fish Dept. site on Javeliva (ref: http://www.azgfd.com). I have never seen one in 5a, but I wouldn't be surprised. I always hunt (archery) them in the desert areas and see them all the time. In fact we watched them at lunch yesterday digging around a fire hydrant for water not more than 20 yards away. To bad it wasn't hunting season yet.

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Damn, you watched one over lunch? Never seen one of these things ever... Are they any good to eat? I have visions of pork chops...

I imagine these javelina are pretty skiddish and if you are bow hunting you have to have a close shot. Desert hunting means no trees, so tree stands are out. So I assume that you must use some type of call in order to get into striking range???

Of course, if they just grouse around the fire hydrants around there, I don't imagine a call is even necessary. (bad attempt at humor) :smile:

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