Looks like my 13 year old son drew a SW Desert Antlerless Elk tag for this year. He's all jazzed up and can't wait. He helped his older brother on an Az cow hunt last year during October, knows the drill, but thinking the snow and temp might add a new dimension for him! We'll be making a scouting trip to the area before the LE rifle season begins to get the lay of the land, but sure the Nov/Dec conditions and access will be much different.
Looking forward to a great hunt with my youngest son and the upcoming season. Good luck to all!