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!
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...