Tagged: This one's for the Mn. brother.
September 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm #4850
I get to be the first poster on this site. No hunting now as I have just had some more prostate work.September 26, 2013 at 3:29 pm #4869
Yes we are.
RCOctober 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm #5683
Hello Arizona from Minnesota. I have a son down there he wants to hunt but he has only hunted up here. He kinda has lost his spirit mabe because Arizona is a different kind of hunting enviornment than he is used to. Any suggestions for an adventure. I have done some hunting in California. I know its different but I had a ball. Ive read up on Arizona and I think you all have alot to offer.October 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm #5740
Tell him to just talk to people and feel them out. There are a lot of people that hunt in Arizona. And, a lot of them are willing to take someone out who is new to the area. There isn’t any land leases he has to worry about. Lots and lots of state land to hunt too. He would be amazed at the number of different species of game that Az. has to hunt. I think Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas probably has more different types of game to hunt than any other state in the country. If I started to try to name off all the game in Arizona. It would take half the page. And, I would probably forget to name a couple or three. And, yes. It is a different environment to hunt. Although there are some people who do use stands. You don’t see it very often. It’s mostly still hunting. You walk the hillside. Stopping every 50 feet or so to look, or glass the terrain around you. If your not in shape. You will be by the end of the hunt. There are a lot of members of the club that live there also. Tell him to post a message to cashman. His name is Dennis. He lives in the Phoenix area. If I were still there. I would offer. I have a home on the north side of Tucson. I’m in Texas for the time being right now.October 6, 2013 at 1:24 pm #5744
thanks I will let him know and if nothing else I will have to come down and learn it with him.October 8, 2013 at 11:12 pm #5924
What type of hunting is he used to? Does he hunt archery? Shotgun? Rifle? Arizona has all sorts of opportunities that don’t require a lottery drawn tag. Most Archery deer tags are sold over the counter. There are usually plenty of left over Javalina archery tags. These tags coincide with the January archery deer hunt. Quail just opened on October 4th and runs into February. Lion tags are over the counter for most of the hunts, so make sure he gets one before going into the field; you never know when you’ll get an opportunity on a cat.
The first thing he needs to do is pick up a copy of the regulations at any outdoor shop, gun shop, even Wal-mart. Second, take the online hunter education class and complete the half day field day to finish the class.
This is a great state to hunt in and I hope he has better luck with the draw tags than I’ve had for the last few years. Next year, I’m sure next year I’m going to get another bull elk tag, I hope.
Retired Heavy Mechanic currently in gunsmithing school.rnrnThe road to success is always under constructionOctober 9, 2013 at 7:31 am #5927
He has gone through hunters safty in MN. I am a lover of achery But my son hasnt picked up that passion. He has shot gun and some rifle experience. We used to hunt deer in a shot gun zone. He likes duck hunting and has pheasent and grouse hunted.
My son called me the other day. He just started a new job. I had to laugh. He asked me if I new that people get twenty minute breaks and PTO. He was so surprised that an employer would pay you while you took time off. He said how can they do that. Needless to say he has good work habits. He asked when the MN fishing opener was next year he will be able to take time off. He said he would be able to come up and hunt maybe too.
I told him I have a beter idea. How about If I try to put togeather a hunt down there we will take a week or two. Hunt what we can and scout what we cant that way he can learn what its like and were to go. He sounded excited and hopefull. I guese its on me to help, My wife hasnt figured out why I am walking around the house with a smirk on my face. So needless to say I have the type of home work to do that I like. Any help or ideas will be greatly appreciated. He will be tide down with work till chistmas so it may be that I have time to put it togeather for next year. Unless some one can tempt me with a good idea. ThanksOctober 10, 2013 at 10:27 pm #6077
Edward, why don’t you and your son check out http://www.arizonahuntingtoday.com, that will get you access to lots of people who hunt here but are not NAHC members.
Good luckOctober 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm #6233
They just opened a shotgun season a few years ago in Arizona. But, your son and you might want to get out to the range and practice with your rifles. That’s what you’ll probably be using most often. If you hunt whitetail, or javalina. Your shots will probably be long shots. I’ve had a few short range shots. But, I’ve also had up to 3 and 4 hundred yard shots. More often than not. Anywhere between 100 to 200 yard shots. There is some really good dove and quail hunting. I have seen goose just north of Tucson. There is blue grouse just north of the north rim of the Grand Canyon. There is a lot of turkey. There is a fall, and a spring season for them.October 19, 2013 at 8:31 am #7170
I head out next week to hunt whitetail (Couse deer) in unit 29, the far Southeast corner of the state bordering New Mexico and Mexico. First time deer hunting in Arizona. Can’t wait to tell everyone about it and started a group to share the story.
ScottOctober 20, 2013 at 9:47 am #7225
Edward: I just happened to think. Just where in Arizona is your son? It would help a lot for offering suggestions if we knew just where he is settled in at.October 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm #7239
Hi AZ been off line for a bit my younger son and step grandson just bought thier first home a real real fixer upper. Of course because they are young adults they are needing alot of help. My hunting season will not be to heavy Im thinking. I did get a doe in Sept with my bow. I had a chance to go and pull some picks off my game came and got a nice supprise, a huge black bear eating in my food plot.
Anyway My older son lives in phoenix. That doesnt mean we wont drive distance to find a spot to hunt. close or far its all in the adventure. Thanks for the conversations.October 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm #7246
AZAllen were you in arizona .Be there in dec .
Well here I am .October 24, 2013 at 8:37 pm #7596
I lie in Bullhead City. They call this area “Tri-States” as it is where Cal, Nev and AZ come together. I can see Parts of California and Nevada from my back yard.October 28, 2013 at 5:54 pm #8024
Just returned from my whitetail deer hunt in SE Arizona and I got skunked! I saw the back end of several doe plus 1 coyote. I guess there’s always next year. One young guy in our group of 4 was successful, however. He took off from camp at around 2pm to walk along a creek to head up the mountain and just happened on a spike getting a drink. He saw antlers and nailed it! Good for him!
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