Vortex Broadheads
Returning Az. Tag
Elk
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From: BULELK1
27-Jul-18

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I averaged 14.6 MPG with the Jeep, towing and fighting Thunderstorm head winds ~~ to cruising around the units before hiking.
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I averaged 14.6 MPG with the Jeep, towing and fighting Thunderstorm head winds ~~ to cruising around the units before hiking.
Good Morning All,

Sad-but-true, I have 3 bud's (not a Group Appl) that have turned in their Az. bow Bull tags for this fall because of concern for the 'Drought' conditions.....

I spent the last few days down there in and out of 3 different units.

About a 12 hour drive for me from my home in N. Utah.

Enjoy,

#LovinLife

Robb

From: BULELK1
27-Jul-18

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I don't know about you all but somewhere along a 12 hour drive, I have to stop and Put The Kids in the Pool...……

I go thru Kanab, Utah, to Fredonia, Az and over the Kaibab.

My go to Rest Area was closed ----

My other Option wasn't looking to good either.........

From: BULELK1
27-Jul-18

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Over the many years of drawing Bull tags and Scouting/Hunting down there, I have found a few kool camping area's.

I went thru down pours from Thunderstorms and the associated big time winds, all went well with my RFTPTent set-up

It sure draws a lot of attention, the way I have it on a small Util. Trlr. kitchen inside ect..

From: BULELK1
27-Jul-18

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From: BULELK1
27-Jul-18

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From: BULELK1
27-Jul-18

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Lush for sure.....
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Lush for sure.....
I set aside one day to try and hike the highest Peak in Az. via the San Francisco Peaks Wilderness trail system.

From: Scar Finga
27-Jul-18
it's a two story single wide on wheels:) SO you decided not to hunt AZ this year. or just your buds?

27-Jul-18
It is nice of your friends to award a great tag to a very happy appreciative hunter on a wait list.

From: BULELK1
27-Jul-18

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No Way Mark!!

Not me-------->

I am on Back-to-Back Az. Bull tags (last year and this year)

True that C-man!

Anyways no matter where I hiked, I got into small groups of elk, deer and a Sow bear with a Cub @ 0-dark-30 hiking Up one early AM....she woke my azz up real fast! ha

From: BULELK1
27-Jul-18

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I am recovering well from my Wyoming Rib injuries back in early June.

I am up to 25lbs in my backpack/frame set-up

From: BULELK1
27-Jul-18

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There sure is a lot of these Aspen Boob tree's...…!

I am off to the gym fella's...….more later

Thanks for viewing

Good luck, Robb

PS~~ as usual, many of you have already gotten my Text lil vid's.....

From: Scar Finga
27-Jul-18
Glad your hunting, you'll do good, because you put in the work to be successful! Keep it coming, and good luck!

From: oilcan
27-Jul-18
Nice set up Robb Curious do you have any pictures of the inside ?

From: Inshart
27-Jul-18
That is a great looking set up. How long does it take to set up and then tear down?

Good luck Robb!

From: Outdoordan
27-Jul-18
It looks like fun!

From: Norseman
27-Jul-18
Fantastic! Keep it coming, Robb!

From: Brotsky
27-Jul-18
Glad you're still going to be chasing them Robb! Looking forward to the rest of the story! Especially the September version :)

From: Lv2hnt
27-Jul-18
Robb, wish you the best on your hunt down here (Arizona) this year!

NOTE: For any of you who might entertain the thought of turning in your Arizona big game tag at some point (ANY specie), please consider donating it to Arizona Elk Society's Hunts for Heroes program instead of simply turning your tag back in to Az. Game & Fish (I happen to be lead coordinator for the program). We make sure you retain your bonus points if you purchased Point Guard, and it doesn't have to be an archery tag (we do have Arizona vets who love the archery angle 'tho). Several Bowsiters have done so in the past (and a few already this year). Good things happen when you do! Our motto: "Healing through Hunting." You can call me direct anytime: (480)760-3868.

Give a look: https://arizonaelksociety.org/hunts-for-heroes

Thanks! --- Tom

From: Mulehorn
27-Jul-18
Lol, you’re friends are actually not hunting Az because of drought conditions? Funny stuff

From: jordanathome
27-Jul-18
Upon seeing that Sign I would have to find somewhere else to hunt.............a bear may or may not $#^* in the woods but a Jordan sure does.......

From: Lv2hnt
27-Jul-18

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They're not all this big ...
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They're not all this big ...
2017 archery bull on donated tag to Hunts for Heroes

From: AZ8
27-Jul-18
Those returning tags because of "drought" conditions are going to regret it. Monsoons are off the charts in alot of the good elk grounds. Pictures being posted online are showing some great bulls.

Arizona is ALWAYS in a drought. Silly excuse to turn in a tag.

From: Scar Finga
27-Jul-18
^^^^ What He Said!^^^^

From: Jaquomo
27-Jul-18
Good luck Robb!

That's funny about people fearing drought. The elk don't just get on a plane and fly to Florida. I killed my best bull ever during major drought-heat wave.

From: Lv2hnt
27-Jul-18
I agree with you concerning the drought, but sometimes "life" happens and disrupts your time schedule. Point Guard can be of help then ...

27-Jul-18
Keep at it Robb

From: wapiti1
27-Jul-18
I waited 13 years to draw my AZ tag. I have already made 2 scouting trips to my unit, I can't sleep at night after what I have laid eyes on down there. I can't imagine what would cause me to use my point guard and turn in my September tag.

From: Bigdan
28-Jul-18
You never know when your times up any Elk tag in az is a good one

From: BULELK1
28-Jul-18

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Kitchen area with Microwave, stove top, AC/DC/DVD TV ect….I use a small 1500 Generator
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Kitchen area with Microwave, stove top, AC/DC/DVD TV ect….I use a small 1500 Generator
Thanks for your comments------------->

I answered all the PM's....I hope they helped out.

Bruce here is the Kitchen area

From: BULELK1
28-Jul-18

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BOO-COO storage out of the weather in this Annex Room with a thick rubber-ish floor.....
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BOO-COO storage out of the weather in this Annex Room with a thick rubber-ish floor.....
And the Annex Room

From: BULELK1
28-Jul-18
Bob it takes me 1 Molson's Canadian to set-up everything on the outside.....

Then it takes me 1 Moson's Golden to do all the ground stakes......

Granted after driving for hours and hours, I am not in any Rush nor Timing myself... haha

From: BULELK1
28-Jul-18

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Really nice and Green most everywhere I hiked, in all 3 units I spent a morning filming/hiking/ Pre-Season Scouting with in.

From: BULELK1
28-Jul-18

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28-Jul-18

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28-Jul-18

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Looks like 1 of Lou's ex Hippy Chick GF's was up here hiking before I got here...……..! ha

From: BULELK1
28-Jul-18
Lv2hnt---------> although your org is a wonderful opportunity for many, I believe my bud's are using that Point Guard gig or whatever it is called so they keep the points ect.

Thanks for sure for reminding us about your well doing option though.

Good luck, Robb

From: BULELK1
28-Jul-18

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Clothes line and Trail Cam 'Security Camera'
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That wraps up this trip's re-cap my friends.

Pretty enjoyable and a safe trip all in all.

Thanks for taking the time to view

#LovinLife

Robb

PS~~ Next Pre-Season Scouting trip is for my bow Whitetail Buck tag, to Iowa in Mid-ish--August....Oh hell Yeh!!

From: abow4me
28-Jul-18
Very nice Robb. We drove out to scout for a weekend and were very impressed with what we saw also.

From: BULELK1
28-Jul-18

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Bruce/oilcan------------->

I found my thread that gives more detail about my RFTPTent

Good for you Brad! Pretty damn exciting for ya'all.

Good luck, Robb

28-Jul-18
Robb: What Lv2hnt is saying is if your friends had Point Guard they can donate their tag to that organization AND still get their points back. It’s because they are a non-profit organization.

From: oilcan
28-Jul-18
Robb that’s a really nice set up you have. I like the fact that it looks pretty mobile and easy to set up and you can get in some of the tighter areas.

From: BULELK1
29-Jul-18

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Thanks C-man for the follow-up, it's all good.

That is why I went with that RFTPTent & lil Util. trlr Bruce, it goes places my F350 & toyhauler can't!

Nope, I didn't take the eAssist Bike on this trip, to much hiking/Pre-Season Scouting to do in 4 days....

Good luck, Robb

From: Shrewski
29-Jul-18
Crazy to give up any AZ elk tag because they theoretically will have a few less inches of antler. I may just start putting in for cows to just have a good reason to be out there in September. It is phenomenal and hard to explain to people.

Very good point to donate the tag to a worthy organization. I did that with a deer tag years ago in AZ. It was more of a make a wish type org though.

29-Jul-18
Good for you Shrewski! Any legitimate Non-profit will work.

From: HuntingAdict
29-Jul-18
Great pics, what units were you in? My father and I finally burned our points and drew 27 Late rifle. He's not getting any younger and he wanted to chase elk this fall. I'm still excited and at 35 years old I figured the sooner I start building points the better the odds I'll actually get to be in AZ for an archery hunt before I'm to old to do it! Good luck on your hunt.

From: BULELK1
30-Jul-18
Nicholas, Good for you and your Dad!

If ya need any intel on the late rifle hunt in 27, toss me a PM and I'll hook you up with a Guy I know.....haha

No for real, he hunted it last year.

Good luck, Robb

From: Coyote 65
31-Jul-18
Was out this evening, ran into a spike with about 3 ft. long antlers. Gonna a be a big boy one day. Too bad your friends gave up their tags, looks like antler development was not hurt by the dry conditions.

Terry

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