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Arizona Elk and Antelope draw
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Bigdan 03-Apr-18
AZBUGLER 03-Apr-18
oregonbowhunter 03-Apr-18
AZrecurve 03-Apr-18
Bigdan 04-Apr-18
KHunter 04-Apr-18
IdyllwildArcher 04-Apr-18
Bigdan 04-Apr-18
IdyllwildArcher 04-Apr-18
bb 04-Apr-18
WapitiBob 04-Apr-18
abow4me 05-Apr-18
BULELK1 07-Apr-18
Charlie Rehor 07-Apr-18
Mainer 07-Apr-18
Bigdan 07-Apr-18
Medicinemann 07-Apr-18
Brijake 07-Apr-18
RIDGEMAN 07-Apr-18
AZBUGLER 07-Apr-18
Bigdan 08-Apr-18
IdyllwildArcher 08-Apr-18
RIDGEMAN 08-Apr-18
bowbender77 11-Apr-18
Don K 11-Apr-18
Bigdan 11-Apr-18
Coyote 65 11-Apr-18
StickFlicker 12-Apr-18
Bigdan 12-Apr-18
BOHNTR 12-Apr-18
AZBUGLER 12-Apr-18
Bigdan 13-Apr-18
StickFlicker 13-Apr-18
oregonbowhunter 14-Apr-18
hardcore247 14-Apr-18
Bigdan 14-Apr-18
Mainer 14-Apr-18
RIDGEMAN 14-Apr-18
Bigdan 14-Apr-18
BULELK1 15-Apr-18
CDogger 15-Apr-18
Lv2hnt 16-Apr-18
From: Bigdan
03-Apr-18
Any one have any idea why Arizona is not sending out our tags? I have been checking that I really did draw a tag it says my tag number is 000003 and my Buddys is 000004 but nothing has came in the mail.

From: AZBUGLER
03-Apr-18
No, but we are in the same boat here......

03-Apr-18
On another forum someone said they are not mailing out till April 20th. No idea why it takes them so long?

From: AZrecurve
03-Apr-18
The hunt is 6 months away. Tag won't do you any good today.

From: Bigdan
04-Apr-18
sometimes it feels good just to look at it I have had my 2018 montana elk tag for 2 months

From: KHunter
04-Apr-18
Paranoid?

04-Apr-18
That's not paranoia. Some folks just take elk hunting more seriously than others.

From: Bigdan
04-Apr-18
Here is another way to look at it I paid for it over a month ago they got the money get my tag in the mail

04-Apr-18
The way I look at it, it's the same deal with the draw results taking so long to come out after the application period ends. They're government agencies and no one's holding their feet to the fire.

I can understand that back when these were all done on paper and had to be entered, that it'd take time. But this should all be computer automated now. The application, the draw, the credit card hits, and then you hit print and bam, tags with addresses are printed. How long's it take to stuff a bunch of envelopes? Certainly not a month.

From: bb
04-Apr-18
I'm pretty sure they cancelled the hunt this year due to lack of interest.

From: WapitiBob
04-Apr-18
Iv'e spent about 2 hours so far this week talking to their draw coordinator and IT Specialist about various things and the conversations have been very enlightening when they get to talking about the problems they have. Its a lot more involved than just pushing a button when the system is outdated.

From: abow4me
05-Apr-18
I'm with Bigdan. It just don't feel real untill I get the tag in my hand. Ive been waiting anxiously.

From: BULELK1
07-Apr-18
I thought for sure it would be here by now.

I was #00013 tag .

#LovinLife

Robb

07-Apr-18
You are all very fortunate to have such minor “troubles”.

From: Mainer
07-Apr-18
Was thinking he same thing today and was going to ask this very question.

From: Bigdan
07-Apr-18
Maybe Sheriff Joe has to put guys out on the highway picking up cans to pay for the postage

From: Medicinemann
07-Apr-18
Bigdan, I hope that they are still wearing pink and eating bologna sandwiches.

From: Brijake
07-Apr-18
Looking to add a the Hunter Ed bonus point but have a question if someone could please answer. Looking on the AZGFD website you can take and online course but then need to take a Field Day Class. Looking at the class schedule it comes up with a few options that seem correct. One is Bonus Point Field Day and the other is Hunter Education Online Field Day.

What is the difference between the two or which one do I take to complete my requirement for the bonus point?

From: RIDGEMAN
07-Apr-18
Hey Bigdan, My portal account says I drew elk tag 000003 also. So I guess they have a different series of numbers for each unit or we may be sharing a tag. Hope this is not the reason we haven't got our tags yet.

From: AZBUGLER
07-Apr-18
Brijake, I believe either would suffice. It should be the same field day course. You could register and confirm with the instructor .

From: Bigdan
08-Apr-18
We drew tags in 6B

08-Apr-18
While they may have technical difficulties, they shouldn't. Not in 2018. This should be as simple as pushing a button.

From: RIDGEMAN
08-Apr-18
I drew unit 8. I have a lot of homework to do. I've never hunted there. Already got a unit map and drove over to scout the unit for a couple of days last month while I was down at Lake Havasu in Az. I was just getting a lay of the land, but did see about 60 elk and 2 dozen prongys while I was there.

From: bowbender77
11-Apr-18
Tag arrived in the mail today 4/11/18.

From: Don K
11-Apr-18
I was thinking the same thoughts on Utah. Tag numbers where announced awhile back but we are still a ways out for the draw.

The AZ tag is worth the wait for sure

From: Bigdan
11-Apr-18
Nothing in the mail today in Montana

From: Coyote 65
11-Apr-18
The Mrs. got her tag today. In AZ so probably quicker.

Terry

From: StickFlicker
12-Apr-18

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Dan,

No more Sheriff Joe... He was constantly under assault from the liberals, and I think the voters just finally got tired of paying millions and millions of dollars for his defense costs. He was eventually found guilty of discriminating against illegals. Trump pardoned him shortly after his conviction. The person elected to take his place tore down Tent City and isn't nearly as hard on offenders as was Joe.

From: Bigdan
12-Apr-18
To bad Marvin I think if he was still there I mite have got my tag in the mail by now nothing in my mail today from AZ

From: BOHNTR
12-Apr-18
Got my antelope tag today.

From: AZBUGLER
12-Apr-18
Got my tags yesterday. New , Big, jumbo sized ones!

From: Bigdan
13-Apr-18
Well it Friday No tags in Mail Jumbo or reg size

From: StickFlicker
13-Apr-18
That will give you extra time to find a pen that will actually write on the new plastic feeling tags, to sign your name. I've heard that a sharpie will work.

14-Apr-18
Got tags today! They sure did turn into a big billboard!

From: hardcore247
14-Apr-18
Got my tag in TX today. Unit 10 archery elk is starting to get real. Still can’t believe I drew the tag.

From: Bigdan
14-Apr-18
Got mine in Montana little big for a wallet

From: Mainer
14-Apr-18
Arrived in Maine. ??

From: RIDGEMAN
14-Apr-18
Still no joy in Norcal. Pony Express is a little slow getting up the mountain.

From: Bigdan
14-Apr-18

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Here is my 2018 elk tags az does have a bigger tag must be for bigger elk

From: BULELK1
15-Apr-18
It is huge compared to years past for elk.

I never remember a tag with so many 'Ad's' on it! haha

Sweet reading------

#LovinLife

Robb

From: CDogger
15-Apr-18
I'm sure glad I spent the extra $5 for point guard this year. I screwed up and applied for antlerless elk (mzzldr). Burned 6 points on the tag. Glad I can turn the tag back in, or donate it, and get my points back.

From: Lv2hnt
16-Apr-18

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Larry was shot 3 times in the service almost 30 years ago, hadn't picked up a firearm since then. He put 225 lbs of HEALTHY meat in the freezer and felt tall again!
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Larry was shot 3 times in the service almost 30 years ago, hadn't picked up a firearm since then. He put 225 lbs of HEALTHY meat in the freezer and felt tall again!
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CDogger: I'm lead coordinator for Arizona Elk Society's Hunts for Heroes program (we're all volunteers) --- check out our video > ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1By63SdXs3M&t=21s We did over 90 hunts last year for Arizona's different species using donated tags (archery, rifle, muzzle loader, whatever), including a handful of muzzle loader elk hunts --- "healing through hunting" for disabled veterans with a variety of service related injuries. We physically go in to G&F offices to make sure paperwork is done correctly and completely, including Point Guard. Call me and we can talk about it: (480)760-3868 --- Tom Wagner P.S. You'll make a difference in a disabled veteran's life!

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