Summit Treestands
Off to AZ MD Hunt this Saturday
Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Will 07-Jan-21
creed 07-Jan-21
LKH 07-Jan-21
KSflatlander 07-Jan-21
Thisismyhandle 07-Jan-21
BOHNTR 07-Jan-21
Will 07-Jan-21
wildwilderness 07-Jan-21
Will 07-Jan-21
Buglmin 07-Jan-21
nmwapiti 08-Jan-21
nmwapiti 09-Jan-21
pirogue 09-Jan-21
trophyhill 14-Jan-21
BGbasbhat 14-Jan-21
From: Will
07-Jan-21
Hey Guys,

Heading to southern AZ this Saturday for an Archery MD hunt. Does anyone have any reports or hearing about the MD runt these days?

From: creed
07-Jan-21
I have heard in the southern units there is good rut activity in some areas but here in the western deserts it sucks. I have seen 2 bucks in the 160-180 range in 8 days of hunting. Numerous does without bucks and single bucks. Having said that the rut usually doesn't get going well in the areas I hunt until around the 10th.

From: LKH
07-Jan-21
Why do you want a mule deer runt?

From: KSflatlander
07-Jan-21
Good luck Will! Keep us posted on your hunt.

07-Jan-21
What unit are you headed to?

From: BOHNTR
07-Jan-21
The rut is mediocre at best

From: Will
07-Jan-21
Good luck other Will, hope a gorgeous buck offers a good shot.

07-Jan-21
I would like to see a runt as well :)

From: Will
07-Jan-21
Going small early and going after a runt. Ha ha

From: Buglmin
07-Jan-21
Seeing a lot of does with no bucks or small spikes or forked horns. Only seen a handful of good bucks, but they are cruising and traveling a lot. A lot of hunters in the southern units. It's a race to get to certain areas or glassing points. Guys are killing deer in the desert flats in the palo verde trees where they can shoot 60 plus yards. Below flagstaff is rough clause the 3 inches of now is frozen and loud. Areas around Sedona is getting hunted hard as well. I visited with six guys from Idaho last Thursday that will be there till the end of the season. UTV riders and lots of quail hunters. I've never seen so many hunters in areas before. Be prepared.

From: nmwapiti
08-Jan-21
South of Tucson. A few small bucks are harassing does, but definitely not in the rut yet. Lot of guys down here too. Even saw a rental RV trying to go up one of these crummy desert roads. That should be entertaining.

From: nmwapiti
09-Jan-21
Finally saw a nice buck dogging a doe this morning. Things are heating up.

From: pirogue
09-Jan-21
Love it when seniority prevails. About a week ago saw 8 does with a forkhorn. Few days later, a small 4X5 had taken over. Now waiting for the buck that runs off that small 4X5.

14-Jan-21
Today is the 15th. Can’t wait to get back there tomorrow. Found a giant 4x4 last weekend but busted by the does. I was circling on another herd when I found this herd. Hope they’re still in the area

From: BGbasbhat
14-Jan-21
Good luck all. I'll be out solo this weekend, probably in the Prescott area. Deer and pig tag in my pocket, hope to have some luck!

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