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  1. Archers Lodge
    Hey Everyone, I am looking to get into archery. I was hoping to get some recommendations on stores that would be helpful to someone like me who doesn't have the slightest clue about archery and wants to purchase my first compound bow. I understand there are multiple variables to fit the right...
  2. Archers Lodge
    Well, not sure if the draws have gone through yet but being my first year applying in AZ i dont plan on drawing anything so I'm focusing my planning & preparation on the OTC deer hunts. I think i've gotten a little carried away with my research & now have about 6 or 7 units I want to check out...
  3. Firearms, Shooting, Optics, & Outdoor Gear
    What's everybody wearing for their base layer these days? I've been using old long underwear, but it's not quite what I need. What do you all recommend for an AZ base layer that can go from sitting in a blind in 30° to hiking the hills in 60°?
  4. Archers Lodge
    I’m new to Arizona but have elk hunted in Colorado for 20 years. So I’m trying to learn which units in Arizona to hunt(archery) elk. Also how does the draw work here in Arizona? Most archery tags in Colorado were OTC. Do you have to apply for a bull tag? Can I buy archery tags OTC. I...
  5. Archers Lodge
    Late post but trying make a point to visit this site more and be more involved. First ever archery turkey and think I'll be grabbing one of these tags every year along with my deer tag. So challenging and fun to chase.
  6. The Outpost & Mercantile
    Fieldline Pro ATV Tank Bag. Used but in good shape. $25.00 https://www.dropbox.com/s/wpte9l59niuvi1q/tank%20bag%201.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/pettd9dsasb1nn1/tank%20bag%20logo.jpg?dl=0 Broadheads- 2 Unopened 3 packs of Eastman SilverStrike 85/100 grain expandables, 1 unopened 6 pack...
  7. Big Game
    Wife and I have the September Cow hunt 9/13-26 Not the peaks hunt. I have been e-scouting and researching for a while, planning on making trips before the hunt chasing deer but this will be my first big game hunt in AZ, (Originally from NM). I am not necessarily asking for "Where do I go?" But...
  8. Big Game
    Doesn't look like I drew for deer this year, so I'm planning on buying a bow and getting an OTC tag. Harvest success rates are for the whole year anywhere I look, not for a particular season. Which season do you all prefer? Which one will I have the best chance at success? Late Summer, December...
  9. Archers Lodge
    Hi Guys, I just wanted to report on my first weekend out bowhunting for deer. Went out Thursday and set up camp and checked out my glassing locations. Thursday evening hiked out on a finger ridge and glassed up the area. Saw lots of does and 10 elk for every deer, but no bucks. The area was...
  10. Community Campfire
    So as I've posted before this will be my first year big game hunting since I was a kid and my first time ever archery hunting (deer). Due to work, kids, other trips planed this summer etc... I haven't been able to do any on the ground scouting and knew I would only have the chance for one trip...
  11. Big Game
    Hi guys, I didn't get drawn for rifle elk or deer this year, but I'm planning to take full advantage of the OTC deer archery (hoping to go mostly after mule deer)! I've spent the few months doing a ton of e-scouting - I know boots on the ground is better but with work and the forest closures...
  12. The Outpost & Mercantile
    Selling my Xpediton Xcursion 6 - 2017 compound bow. Comes with custom string, QAD rest, Black Gold Sight, and 8 easton axis arrows. $700 Retail price of all these together are over $1400. Draw length is 27.5" to 30" and up to 70 pounds draw weight. Its truly an awesome bow and I wouldn't be...
  13. Welcome & Orientation
    Hi! I lived in Tucson from 74-87, last century. I moved back last year, after about 10 years in Virginia, and 20 in Colorado. I got started in archery in 1980, and was fortunate to take a P&Y buck in the Tucson Mountains in 1981. I also hunt with rifle: typically in Colorado I hunted archery...
  14. Big Game
    Well much to my wife's misgivings I bought a compound bow this weekend. Found a great deal on a PSE stinger 3g and couldn't pass it up. The good news, Ill get to hunt deer this year no matter what! The bad news, I may be sleeping outside!!! All kidding aside I'm pretty excited and looking...
  15. Archers Lodge
    Welp, I finally got out in the desert after some deer. And while I'm seeing some deer, I'm only seeing Coues does. This is my first year hunting western big game, and a Muley buck has been my dream hunt since I was a kid, I only thought I would get my first chance for one in Idaho or Montana...
  16. Big Game
    New to this site but not new to hunting AZ in January for Mule Deer. I am heading down to the Wickenburg area to hunt in the area from Aguila, to Yarnell. I'll be hunting around the 15th for a week, spot and stalk - typical get up high and glass, use the optics, within a 1-2 miles of a water...
  17. Small Game
    I arrived in AZ this past summer and within a couple of days of the move went out for a little archery cottontail. Had a great time, and enjoyed the feast even more.
  18. Big Game
    Hi all, just wondering if anyone is a fan or has given the Over The Counter September hunt a chance for deer? Typically I hunt Coues deer in November and if I'm not successful then I take the bow out in December OTC for Mule deer, but this year I'll be very busy October through February so I...
  19. Big Game
    Hi everyone, I was just looking for a little input on a place where I can go archery mule deer hunting in Region 5, I know there are many so to be more specific I'm the kind of guy to hike miles into a spot if it means I can get away from all other hunters. So if you have an idea where I can do...
  20. Welcome & Orientation
    Hey everyone! Im only a couple years into the hunting world, but love it so far! Filled my tag on a cow elk last year and now I just picked up my OTC archery deer tag. Looking for some 1 day hunts closer to the phoenix area, units 20B, 22, maybe even 20A. Work and family schedule make it more of...
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