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Semi-live AZ Javelina and Deer
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Contributors to this thread:
Heat 04-Jan-19
njbuck 04-Jan-19
Bowboy 04-Jan-19
midwest 04-Jan-19
ELKMAN 04-Jan-19
Scar Finga 04-Jan-19
dirtclod Az. 04-Jan-19
dirtclod Az. 04-Jan-19
SBH 04-Jan-19
buzz mc 04-Jan-19
sticksender 04-Jan-19
BOWNBIRDHNTR 04-Jan-19
Ambush 04-Jan-19
bohuntr 04-Jan-19
Heat 04-Jan-19
Scoot 04-Jan-19
Heat 04-Jan-19
Heat 04-Jan-19
HUNT MAN 04-Jan-19
Heat 04-Jan-19
JTreeman 04-Jan-19
Heat 04-Jan-19
Ambush 04-Jan-19
TD 04-Jan-19
BigOk 04-Jan-19
ELKMAN 05-Jan-19
Heat 05-Jan-19
Oryx35 05-Jan-19
White Falcon 05-Jan-19
White Falcon 05-Jan-19
Scar Finga 05-Jan-19
StickFlicker 05-Jan-19
Medicinemann 05-Jan-19
dirtclod Az. 05-Jan-19
IdyllwildArcher 05-Jan-19
Heat 05-Jan-19
ELKMAN 06-Jan-19
creed 06-Jan-19
t-roy 06-Jan-19
ELKMAN 06-Jan-19
Heat 06-Jan-19
Heat 06-Jan-19
creed 06-Jan-19
Ambush 06-Jan-19
Heat 06-Jan-19
Jeff Holchin 07-Jan-19
ELKMAN 07-Jan-19
Heat 07-Jan-19
midwest 07-Jan-19
From: Heat
04-Jan-19
Heading east to hopefully break my dry spell on javelina. Will shoot a deer also if I get the chance. Getting started in a few hours. 3 days in the Sonoran Desert. Enjoy!

From: njbuck
04-Jan-19
Good luck

From: Bowboy
04-Jan-19
Have fun and good luck!

From: midwest
04-Jan-19
Good luck....thanks for taking us along!

From: ELKMAN
04-Jan-19
Git it!

From: Scar Finga
04-Jan-19
Go get them Heat!

Good Luck and God Bless!

From: dirtclod Az.
04-Jan-19
Javelina/Deer great Combo.

From: dirtclod Az.
04-Jan-19
Javelina/Deer great Combo.

From: SBH
04-Jan-19
Good luck! Keep us posted.

From: buzz mc
04-Jan-19
Good luck Heat

From: sticksender
04-Jan-19
Best of luck to you!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
04-Jan-19
Sounds like a great way to spend the next 3 days! Good luck!!

From: Ambush
04-Jan-19
Good luck!! Very fun little critters to chase!

From: bohuntr
04-Jan-19
I am looking forward to following this thread. Definitely a hunt that I would like to do in the future. Good luck!

From: Heat
04-Jan-19

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The country I'm in is not exactly prime javelina habitat but my cousin who will be joining me tomorrow gets one here just about every year. Will need a lot of patience and a bit of luck. Pretty quiet out here but there is not much wind and it's cool enough to keep them on the hill for a while.

From: Scoot
04-Jan-19
Go get 'em, Heat!

From: Heat
04-Jan-19

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Time for lunch. No critters yet. Found some pottery though.

From: Heat
04-Jan-19

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Elk jerky for lunch. Yum!

From: HUNT MAN
04-Jan-19
Good luck Nick!!

From: Heat
04-Jan-19

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All the dang rocks and barrel cactus out here are driving me crazy! No piggies yet. Only some week old sign at best. Feed is everywhere this winter. Lots of moisture in AZ this fall and winter so far. That tends to make them not move as much.

From: JTreeman
04-Jan-19
Not only did you find some pottery, you laid it on Bigfoot’s foot print!!!!

Quit looking or Javi’s and find that Sasquatch!

—jim

From: Heat
04-Jan-19
That's that for today. Back at it tomorrow. Stay tuned!

From: Ambush
04-Jan-19
Are you mostly getting high and glassing or still hunting? Looks like pretty open country.

Good luck tomorrow!

From: TD
04-Jan-19
Thanks Nick! Good luck, go get em!

From: BigOk
04-Jan-19
Good luck

From: ELKMAN
05-Jan-19
Sure looks like "prime Javelina habitat" to me...JS

How far south are you?

From: Heat
05-Jan-19
Back at it. We're hunting unit 42. Somewhat brushy but pretty open. Breezy with cloud cover this AM. They're here here somewhere.

From: Oryx35
05-Jan-19
Finding them is always the hard part of hunting javelina, but in good country like that you know they are there somewhere. It's just a matter of finding them.

From: White Falcon
05-Jan-19

White Falcon's embedded Photo
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This is what you are looking for. :) :)

From: White Falcon
05-Jan-19
Heat, have a GREAT hunt!

From: Scar Finga
05-Jan-19
I think they are in my backyard this morning:/ Can't shoot the neighbors!

Good Luck!

From: StickFlicker
05-Jan-19
Nice photo White Falcon. I looks like that one was in a scuffle at some point and got his nose re-arranged.

Good luck, Nick. I know they've been your nemesis for quite a few years now! In my experience, once I finally take a species that has seemingly had my name, I've taken several of them in the next year or two after.

From: Medicinemann
05-Jan-19
Good luck, Heat!! I hope to get after them in the next couple years myself....,.

From: dirtclod Az.
05-Jan-19
They usually cycle through every 5 days or so,Keep at it .They wil be back.

05-Jan-19
GL Nick

From: Heat
05-Jan-19
That's a wrap for today. We glassed our eyeballs out today and just couldn't pick anything up. There's scattered sign throughout the area, just haven't found the hot spot, yet. More tomorrow. Forecast for rain overnight and early in the morning. Could be good right after.

From: ELKMAN
06-Jan-19
Wind is the one thing they will not tolerate. Wind will put them in the bottom of washes damn near impossible to glass. Be up on a ridge right after the rain breaks. Send some photos of the country you are hunting and maybe I can point out some likely holes. PM if you want it to be more on the DL.

From: creed
06-Jan-19
That country looks very familiar Nick. Like in my back yard. Good luck!

From: t-roy
06-Jan-19
Good luck, Heat!

From: ELKMAN
06-Jan-19
I actually may have hunted that unit waaay back.

From: Heat
06-Jan-19

Heat's embedded Photo
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Glassing conditions are miserable today. Low clouds hanging around obscuring our view but it's getting better. We walked a pretty good wash for a ways this morning and have not cut any fresh sign to speak of yet. Fat lady is tuning up.

From: Heat
06-Jan-19

Heat's embedded Photo
Heat's embedded Photo

From: creed
06-Jan-19
I actually may have hunted that unit waaay back.

I have lived about 4 miles from where that picture was taken my entire life I think.

From: Ambush
06-Jan-19
Keep after them Heat. It only takes a minute when it finally comes together!

From: Heat
06-Jan-19
That's a wrap. Couldn't scratch any up this time. Thanks for the support everyone!

07-Jan-19
Guess no deer were seen either? Tough hunt!

From: ELKMAN
07-Jan-19
Your done?

From: Heat
07-Jan-19
We did not see any deer either. I really need to seriously consider hunting somewhere else next time. My cousin has done well there because it's almost in his back yard and he puts in the time. There is a lot of other activity like riding motorcycles and firing guns right there since it's the outskirts of a major metro area. Not ideal for sure. Plus the javelina have only been there for 20 years or so max, unlike the areas around Tucson for example that have had pigs forever. It's just so convenient. I think I need to go back farther south in the state where I have had more success finding them and getting shots. My title of Arizona's Undisputed Worst Archery Javelina Hunter remains intact! LOL!

From: midwest
07-Jan-19
Well, that sucks! Sorry you didn't have a better hunt! That's hunting....nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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