Hey all. I am new to Arizona as well as this site.
A little background:
I was born in MD but did all of my growing up in WV. I grew up in the woods and was hunting small game at 10 and went on my first deer hunt with my dad at 15. At 16 I moved to SD and finished my HS there. We hunted deer and pheasants there. I joined the military and unfortunately haven't had a lot of time to hunt, but I am now stationed in Arizona and I'm trying to get active again. I have been in the Air Force for over 16 years now and will be retiring within about 4-6 years.
Anyway, are there any Arizona hunters here that could give me some insight on where to hunt, some general costs of hunting in AZ, and any other info as well would be appreciated. I will most likely purchase a rifle before this fall. I was thinking along the lines of a .270 or 30-06. What do you think? I am living in the Sierra Vista area, so if there are any SE AZ hunters here that wouldn't mind an extra hunting buddy, let me know.