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Hunting Blind kills Trophy Elk

Tim Means Elk Oct 2014

Tim Means is a “Totally Blind” hunter that was helped by some very special friends last fall. Tim shot this elk at 175 yds. He uses a “red dot” type sight that his helper can see over his shoulder to guide him in for a shot. When he is on target the helper tells him and he pulls the trigger.  ... Read More »

Arizona Elk and Antelope New Scoring Method

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Most hunters are happy with being outdoors being with friends, family and hoping to fill the freezer. Others are trying to beat their last kill by getting one with a higher score. I have learned over the years it takes time, skill, preparation and most of all, lots of luck to harvest a wall hanger. So, we have come up ... Read More »

Arizona Coues Whitetail -

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Arizona Coues Whitetail Buck – We’re not looking for just any buck, but this one. After 4 different youth hunters and 5 years of trying to get this buck, Dalton did it. Congratulations to Dalton, his hard work, persistence and his dad, Mike. He took this buck at 550 yards and then carried it up the steep side of the ... Read More »

Hunting Season is Almost Here

As we near the Arizona 2014 hunting season our level of excitement climbs. With the monsoon thunderstorms building and the air temperature trying to cool in the evenings bring back lots of memories of good old hunting times. August is archery deer and antelope, September is rutting elk, October starts the rifle youth hunts ending in our general deer hunt, ... Read More »

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Hunting and fishing opportunities abound in Arizona despite federal government shutdown

Many hunters, anglers and other outdoor recreationists have been wondering how the current federal government shutdown, which began Oct. 1, will impact their upcoming outings.   Despite closures by federal land management agencies of their administrative offices and some controlled access points and facilities, there are numerous opportunities available to Arizonans for outdoor recreation. Please keep in mind that, with ... Read More »

Quail Season upon us

Quail Season will be firing up pretty quick and predictions are in!! Most predictions show an average to slightly above average year, with more growth in localized areas.   We have a couple items that would help to make your season a little easier.  Check out the bird bags/packs we carry that are hydration compatible, and built for comfort.  We wish ... Read More »

Trophy Bull Elk Found Dead, Poaching Suspected

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Media contact: Rachel Shockley, (505) 476-8071 Public contact: (888) 248-6866 rachel.shockley@state.nm.us FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SEPT. 17, 2013: TROPHY BULL ELK FOUND DEAD, POACHING SUSPECTED ALMA – New Mexico Department of Game and Fish conservation officer KC Gehrt recovered a dead, world-class, bull elk outside of Reserve Sept. 4. Poaching is suspected. Hunters discovered ... Read More »

2014 spring hunt online application service is now available

Hunters may now submit their online and paper applications for the 2014 spring hunt draw for turkey, javelina, buffalo and bear. The deadline for all applications is Tuesday, Oct. 8, by 7 p.m. (MST). Don’t wait until the last minute, as technical issues can occur on deadline day. To apply online, go to www.azgfd.gov/draw and select the link for hunt ... Read More »

Seeking Predator Calling Tips

I have hunted predators here in Arizona for a number of years but I always like to talk with other people about what they do for success, and new techniques.  For my first few years I had a wooden Carlton call that seemed to work out OK, I had success with it but not as much as I wanted too.  ... Read More »

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