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Darren C.

Arizona Big Game Unit 27 - posted 2 years ago

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Darren C.

Arizona Big Game Unit 27 - posted 2 years ago

Ed D. The terrain is 27 is definitely steep and rugged with a ton of remote country. However, if you are in good shape and willing to do the work, you can day hunt from road access. I have guided several late elk hunts there and have never personally used horses.

Darren C.

Coues deer hunt equals a lifetime of memories - posted 3 years ago

Great story Megan, and glad to share a hunt with you!

Darren C.

Triangle theorem: 5 expert steps for elk success - posted 4 years ago

Craig: I believe the general theory works for deer, but I do see a few differences. In my experience, I see elk using the above three resources during daylight/hunting hours more regularly than deer. I would say that Coues deer are more similar, but I believe mule deer tend to hit water in the cover of darkness most of the time. So, the triangle is there, but for mule deer I would try to uncover the portion of the triangle that is being used during daylight hours. Additionally, in my opinion, deer behavior is also quite different during the rut, maybe more with whitetails than mule deer.

Darren C.

Every hunter’s dream season - posted 4 years ago

Thanks Bruce!

Bradley, start with AZGFD's website, but also consider goHUNT's Insider too. Whatever, you decide, bring some good "glass" and have fun. I have found Jan. 3-7 to be best for the Coues rut, but this can depend on weather--like it did this year.