not to sure about AZ, but in Idaho we wait till they fall off......
Just kiddin dude....... I've got a trip planned next weekend to the WAHA's for an overnight shed hunt and to do a little preseason "spring bear" scouting. The weather here has been mild and most of our snow is gone so I'm optimistic.
Post your results....I'd love to see what you come up with.
I know here in Colorado, around where I live, the bigger bulls are not quite shedding yet, maybe a couple more weeks. I've seen the smaller bulls hold there antlers until the end of April, while I'm turkey hunting. Some of the big bucks have started shedding though. Good luck and good hunting!
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...