BULL ELK - EARLY ARCHERY

CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE THE BEST COMBINATION OF DRAW SUCCESS AND TROPHY OPPORTUNITY, THE EARLY  ARIZONA ARCHERY ELK HUNT OFFERS SOME OF THE MOST EXCITING HUNTING AVAILABLE.  THESE HUNTS ARE DESIGNED TO TAKE PLACE IN THE HEART OF THE RUT…MOTHER NATURE WILLING. TYPICAL STRATEGIES INCLUDE CALLING/SPOT AND STALK TO SITTING WATER AND WALLOWS. WE WILL MAXIMIZE THE TIME THE HUNTER HAS IN THE FIELD TO HARVEST BY EFFICTIVELY APPLYING STRATEGIES THAT ENABLE US TO GET WITHIN SHOOTING RANGE. MOTHER NATURE DICTATES THE PACE AND VARIABILY OF CONDITIONS ON THIS HUNT BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS WE’VE BEEN AT IT A LONG TIME AND HAVE DEVELOPED COMPENSATING STRATEGIES.

BULL ELK - LATE ARCHERY

THE LATE ARCHERY HUNTS HAVE BETTER DRAW ODDS WHICH COME AT THE EXPENSE OF A FAR MORE DIFFICULT PURSUIT THAN THE EARLY HUNTS.  WITH THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF PREPARATION, PATIENCE AND SKILL, TROPHY QUALITY OF ELK CAN BE HUNTED…BUT AGAIN EMPHASIS ON LOWER HARVEST RATES.  DEPENDING ON THE WEATHER, PRESENCE OF MOISTURE AND AVAILABILITY OF WATER, YOUR ARIZONA ELK GUIDE WILL PUT TOGETHER A PLAN HINGED ON HOURS UPON HOURS OF PATTERNING A SPECIFIC BULL WITH BACK UP PLANS TEED UP AND READY TO PUT INTO PLAY.

 BULL ELK - EARLY RIFLE / MUZZELOADER 

WHILE DIFFICULT TO DRAW, THESE HUNTS OFFER THE BEST CHANCE OF HARVESTING A TROPHY BULL ELK.  ONE COULD ARGUE THAT CERTAIN ARCHERY HUNTS WITH THE RIGHT PREPARATION AND A LITTLE HELP FROM MOTHER NATURE COULD BE BETTER. THESE “TROPHY HUNTS” BY DESIGN OCCUR AT THE END OF THE RUT.  THE HERD DETERMINES THE TIMING OF THE RUT SO ITS NOT A STRETCH FOR AN EARLY RIFLE HUNT TO OCCUR DURING THE PEAK OF THE RUT.  THE HUNTER WHO HAS THE AVAILABILITY OF KNOWLEDGE GAINED THROUGH COUNTLESS HOURS WATCHING AND LEARNING ELK PATTERNS TO PUT TOGETHER AN OPENING DAY PLAN IS WAY AHEAD OF THE GAME.  THIS IS WHERE ARIZONA ELK GUIDES COMES IN TO PLAY.

BULL ELK - LATE RIFLE  

ARIZONA'S LATE RIFLE HUNTS TEND TO BE MORE OF A CHALLENGE THAN THE RUT HUNTS.  TROPHY CLASS BULLS ARE TYPICALLY HIDING IN TIGHT PLACES RECOVERING FROM THE RECENT RUT AND PURSUIT FROM PREVIOUS HUNTS.  THIS IS WHERE KNOWLEDGE OF HIDING SPOTS, ESCAPE ROUTES AND WATERING HOLES BENEFITS THE HUNTER.

THE CHIEF COMPLAINT OF THE DIY HUNTER ON THESE HUNTS IS THE LACK OF ELK PRESENTED FOR HARVEST.  THIS COMPLAINT IS THEN CHASED BY A DOSE OF REGRET FOR NOT PREPARING ENOUGH FOR THE HUNT.  ARIZONA ELK GUIDES TAKES PRIDE IN DEVELOPING GAME PLANS FOR THE PURSUIT OF MULTIPLE CHOICE BULLS.  THIS HUNT IS BEST SERVED BY ALL DAY GLASS SESSIONS WHEREBY THE OPPORTUNITY TO HARVEST CAN BE AT THE CLOSE OF THE DAY, HIGH NOON OR THE CRACK OF DAWN.

  

BULL ELK - OTC & LIMITED OPPORTUNITY

THESE HUNTS ARE DEEMED TO BE LOW HARVEST OPPORTUNITY IN AREAS WITH LOW DENSITIES OF UNWELCOMED ELK.  EVEN WITH HIGH LEVELS OF PREPARATION, THE HUNTER AND GUIDE SHOULD EXPECT LOWER THAN AVERAGE OPPORTUNITIES.  ELK DO GET HARVESTED DURING THESE HUNTS BUT NOT WITHOUT A SOLID GAME PLAN AND PREPARATION.  THIS IS WHERE ARIZONA ELK GUIDES ARE AT OUR BEST.

COW ELK

COW ELK HUNTS PROVIDE THE HUNTER WITH A BETTER THAN AVERAGE OPPORTUNITY TO FILL THE FREEZER.  IF THE GOAL IS TO FILL THE FREEZER, GET HUNTER EXPERIENCE AND BUILD THE CONFIDENCE OF THE SHOOTER, THE ARIZONA COW HUNT IS THE HUNT OF CHOICE.

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