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AZ bow tag
« on: April 20, 2016, 06:05:44 PM »
NOT!!!! after nine years, I still didn't draw. to add salt to the wound, the outfitter told me he had 2 guys drew last year w/ 6 points and the same 2 drew again this year. these 2 guys need to buy lottery tickets. the zone I'm after has a less than 1% draw rate w/ 6 points. I can't even do the math on drawing w/ 1 point.

I'm not at all lucky on draws. I very seldom win even at DU events.

FYI- AZ has a bonus draw system not a preference point system. in a preference point system, they fill the higher points first. in a bonus, you get one chance for each point. I would do much better in a preference point system. that's how WI does it.

I'm still waiting to hear on a SD deer tag. the guys I'm in w/ are much luckier than me. I hope it rubs off.
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Re: AZ bow tag
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 03:44:43 PM »
Welcme to the club Yari!!!! @--0--0117 @--0--0117
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Re: AZ bow tag
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 08:29:03 PM »
I heard today that we didn't get a landowner tag in SD. we have 1 more chance for a general tag now. is it possible to go 0 for 3 in 2016? if it is, i'll do it. someone wants me to stay in WI again this year I guess
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Re: AZ bow tag
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2016, 10:50:40 PM »
Dang that's a bummer Yari. 

I have some old friends with a cabin near Eager/Springerville.  Its been about 20 years since I've been.  But I remember Elk being every where in that area.  I always wanted to hunt that area but after looking into the draw system and what it entailed I didn't want to go through all that.  The thought of hunting land locked areas and having to run down land owners to get permission to cross their land, and NO ATV's!, is a joke to me. No thanks.

Maybe you should try New Mexico.  There are some huge elk and they are plentiful there too.
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Re: AZ bow tag
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2016, 05:43:13 PM »
Dang that's a bummer Yari. 

I have some old friends with a cabin near Eager/Springerville.  Its been about 20 years since I've been.  But I remember Elk being every where in that area.  I always wanted to hunt that area but after looking into the draw system and what it entailed I didn't want to go through all that.  The thought of hunting land locked areas and having to run down land owners to get permission to cross their land, and NO ATV's!, is a joke to me. No thanks.

Maybe you should try New Mexico.  There are some huge elk and they are plentiful there too.

this is my last AZ effort. I figured folks would bail out when the application fee went to $160/ yr. apparently, folks don't mind wasting money and not getting any benefit. it drives me nuts. I didn't figure it would take this long. NM is on my list next
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Re: AZ bow tag
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2016, 07:24:46 PM »
Wow...nine years. Yeah it's time for a change!
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Re: AZ bow tag
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2016, 10:28:51 PM »
Idaho also has some huge elk. I'm not sure what their non-resident laws are but you might check it out.  I have a close friend who's brother hunts public land there the hard way.  But he kills big trophy bull elk most years.  My buddy went with him one year and it was almost too much for him physically but he killed a giant.  He hadn't been back because it was such a demanding hunt. 
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Re: AZ bow tag
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2016, 05:40:09 AM »
We have a preference point system here in MI for bear and elk.

Where I hunt you can draw a bear tag every 5-6 years if you apply every year.  Sometimes sooner if you are lucky.

For elk you are still lucky to get one in your lifetime as so many apply for a pretty small pool of tags.
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Re: AZ bow tag
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2016, 09:49:57 AM »
Idaho also has some huge elk. I'm not sure what their non-resident laws are but you might check it out.  I have a close friend who's brother hunts public land there the hard way.  But he kills big trophy bull elk most years.  My buddy went with him one year and it was almost too much for him physically but he killed a giant.  He hadn't been back because it was such a demanding hunt.

I've done ID before. a lot of areas are wolf infested right now and not many outfitters are still in business. it is rugged and thick cover. the fires a few years back release very thick undergrowth.

my sister hit a bull w/ her car last year. her load of a husband never even looked for the bull. what a waste

there are some nice bulls there, but nothing like AZ if you look at the B&C records.
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