Any one put in this year for Mule Deer in AZ? I am in for general Unit 5A,6A,21 and 23.
I heard a rumor there was one buck in Unit 9. I am to find him. Either that, or tree some bobcats.creed said:Dan, why'd you waste a choice and apply for unit 9? Everybody knows there are no deer in the unit.
Exactly the reason why I'm not guiding anymore. Once took a guy from back east out, he stumbled and rolled a goodly way down the mountainside. He wasn't upset about it, just one of those things. I suggested we go back to camp and check the zero on his new model 70. He said no he was sure the new leupold hadn't been jarred. Seeing how he's the boss I said ok. He missed two nice coues that day and one the following day. Several times during that time I suggested he check his zero, all to no avail. On the morning of the last day I saw him in camp holding his rifle up and looking through the barrel, bolt removed. I asked him what he was doing and could I be of some help. He replied that he was checking to see if he had bent his barrel when he fell. I didn't know if I should laugh or cry. He then said "Yup, the dang thing is bent", I looked through it and it looked perfect to me, not wanting to disappoint a paying customer I agreed with him, afterall he was the boss. I asked him if he would like to use one of the camp rifles, which he did, and during the course of the day ended up with a nice coues. I suggested, again, to him that he shoot his rifle at camp, "no need to, barrel is bent, I bought that bent barrel model 70, minus scope, for $100. That was close to 20 years ago, my son has killed many a coues and a few elk with that old bent barrel rifle. We laugh about it at times and he says, "yup you can shoot around trees with that old bent barrel."creed said:probably wouldn't want to put up with the hassles of dealing with others. Another problem would be it would take from my own hunting time.