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AZ Opener
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
'Ike' (Phone) 13-Sep-19
BULELK1 13-Sep-19
BOHNTR 13-Sep-19
Shrewski 13-Sep-19
'Ike' (Phone) 13-Sep-19
BOHNTR 13-Sep-19
'Ike' (Phone) 13-Sep-19
Heat 13-Sep-19
Bowman 13-Sep-19
AZBUGLER 17-Sep-19
AZ~Rich 18-Sep-19
Chuckster 18-Sep-19
AZ~Rich 18-Sep-19
AZBUGLER 18-Sep-19
DPowers 18-Sep-19
AZ8 19-Sep-19
Chuckster 19-Sep-19
Kwik-Strap 23-Sep-19
AZ~Rich 24-Sep-19
Chuckster 24-Sep-19
'Ike' (Phone) 24-Sep-19
Chuckster 25-Sep-19
Chuckster 25-Sep-19
NoBark 25-Sep-19
AZ~Rich 25-Sep-19
StickFlicker 25-Sep-19
ROUGHCOUNTRY 25-Sep-19
AZ~Rich 25-Sep-19
Heat 26-Sep-19
TrapperKayak 26-Sep-19
t-roy 26-Sep-19
Scoot 26-Sep-19
Junior 26-Sep-19
'Ike' (Phone) 26-Sep-19
Bowboy 26-Sep-19
elkstabber 27-Sep-19
BULELK1 28-Sep-19
13-Sep-19
Good luck guys...

From: BULELK1
13-Sep-19
I'm not heading down until the 22nd to help out a bowsite buddy that drew 1 of my 3 Fav units.

In Wyoming next week-------->

Good luck, Robb

From: BOHNTR
13-Sep-19
Wish they’d start singing!

From: Shrewski
13-Sep-19
I’ve had 3 AZ elk tags and sure do pray for a few more. Friends daughter has a premium unit tag and they are at it as we speak. Good luck to all!

13-Sep-19
They’re not talking yet Roy?

From: BOHNTR
13-Sep-19
Not where I'm at.......at home they're screaming. Go figure!

13-Sep-19
Lol...Itll happen!

From: Heat
13-Sep-19
Good Luck to all of you with a tag!

From: Bowman
13-Sep-19
Leaving for AZ on sunday

From: AZBUGLER
17-Sep-19
Hunted this weekend with the wife. Her tag! It was a slow start but they’ll get going soon. Heading back up In two days for the remainder of the season!

From: AZ~Rich
18-Sep-19
Spent opening weekend helping a friend's son and girlfriend who are newbies . We were in 5Bs. It was slow with little calling first few days and 88 degrees on the opener! It will start kicking in soon, hopefully with the next storm front coming this weekend.

From: Chuckster
18-Sep-19
AZ-Rich, How is the smoke from the control burn over there? I was in 6A helping my nephew and could see it across FH3. You're right, it was hot Friday but the storm cooled things off Saturday.

From: AZ~Rich
18-Sep-19
We were into elk right in the thick of that fire’s smoke. It was surprising that the remained in there routine areas despite it. I had to wear a wetted bandana as face mask just to breath in it! IMO, the Forest Svc was pretty pathetic for not putting that out before all the elk hunters arrived. It would have been a simple mob up job from what saw.

My friend just arrowed a 386 bull in unit 10! It’s a real toad.

From: AZBUGLER
18-Sep-19
Az-Rich, that’s awesome!

From: DPowers
18-Sep-19
Chuckster, I did not really notice the smoke all day, but my eyes burnt like crazy all day. I thought it was allergies. Towards evening you could see the smoke a little. After Wed. all was fine.

Very little bulging. We ran in to several batchelor groups of bulls. Never saw a cow. Dave

From: AZ8
19-Sep-19
Weather guys are calling for heavy rain Sunday thru next week. Apparently the models show a low pressure system diving down Cali that will pull up moisture from Hurricane Lorena. Too far out to be a guarantee, but something to keep an eye on.

From: Chuckster
19-Sep-19
Thanks DP. A few years ago the FS started a controlled burn in our #1 hunting spot. I was ticked however the elk stayed around the burn and smoke. Almost killed a nice bull in the burn area. His antlers were jet black from scraping the burnt trees with white tips on each point. Good luck up there.

From: Kwik-Strap
23-Sep-19
Rain and cooler weather should hopefully get them going more than the first 1.5 hours if the day up around Flagstaff.

From: AZ~Rich
24-Sep-19

AZ~Rich's embedded Photo
AZ~Rich's embedded Photo
My buddy’s son I was helping on opener took his first elk and first big game with bow last Friday.

From: Chuckster
24-Sep-19
AZ-Rich, Congrats to your buddys son. Fine looking set of antlers. I noticed the blood on the antlers. Just a heads up, it will stain if not removed soon.

24-Sep-19
Excellent...Congrats to him! Chuckster how's your nephew's hint going?

From: Chuckster
25-Sep-19

Chuckster's embedded Photo
Chuckster's embedded Photo
My nephews first elk opening day. I was with him so it was a special day.

From: Chuckster
25-Sep-19

Chuckster's embedded Photo
Chuckster's embedded Photo
My buddy sent me this. Unit 9 unicorn elk.

From: NoBark
25-Sep-19
That's crazy! What a mount that would be.

From: AZ~Rich
25-Sep-19
OMG that's insane! Very unique. It appears to be centered on forehead too.

From: StickFlicker
25-Sep-19

StickFlicker's embedded Photo
StickFlicker's embedded Photo
Here's a photo showing the actual three beams and where they come from on the skull.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
25-Sep-19
I would definitely eruo that skull, anything less would be punctilious:)

From: AZ~Rich
25-Sep-19
Agreed

From: Heat
26-Sep-19
Chuckster that is awesome! Congrats to the young man!

From: TrapperKayak
26-Sep-19
Unreal - three pedicles! Great Euro mount for sure, that is once in a lifetime!

From: t-roy
26-Sep-19
What an incredible bull!

From: Scoot
26-Sep-19
Is that bull a 2x5x6?

From: Junior
26-Sep-19
Rhino

26-Sep-19
Nice, that’s awesome...Great hunt’s guys!

From: Bowboy
26-Sep-19
That bull is crazy cool. I would have shot him in a heartbeat. Congrats to the hunter!

From: elkstabber
27-Sep-19
I can imagine another big 6x6 bull looking at him and thinking, "how can I fight him without losing an eye"?

From: BULELK1
28-Sep-19
Just got back, what a funky week of weather and elk.

My bowsite bud didn't harvest but he had a blast.

Nice bulls you guys!

I've only hunted 3 days this year on my own tags although I've helped out on 3 other hunts/states. The Utah Youth draw Any Bull was the most fun with the dad and his 16 year old daughter. Leaving again next week but on 1 of my elk tags, I'm excited.

Good luck, Robb

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