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Gila 2022 Antler growth
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Jadamg21 02-Aug-22
Shiras42 03-Aug-22
Junior 03-Aug-22
jdbbowhunter 03-Aug-22
greg simon 03-Aug-22
pdk25 03-Aug-22
c5ken 03-Aug-22
Inshart 03-Aug-22
Jadamg21 03-Aug-22
Norseman 03-Aug-22
pdk25 04-Aug-22
Coyote 65 06-Aug-22
pdk25 06-Aug-22
9er 06-Aug-22
Moche 12-Aug-22
KHunter 12-Aug-22
From: Jadamg21
02-Aug-22
I have a first archery tag in 16D this year. It looks like the unit has been getting a good bit of rain, possibly a little earlier than normal. Has anyone seen or heard reports of the antler growth?

From: Shiras42
03-Aug-22
I have been watching my friends cell camera from his ranch in one of the surrounding units and it looks pretty good this year.

From: Junior
03-Aug-22
Awesome tag, Good Luck!

From: jdbbowhunter
03-Aug-22
Didn't draw, but good luck to you!!

From: greg simon
03-Aug-22
I don't have any info on antler growth, but I have hunted that unit. It was a fun hunt. Saw a couple great bulls, killed a decent one. Good luck to you and congratulations on a great tag!!!

From: pdk25
03-Aug-22

pdk25's embedded Photo
pdk25's embedded Photo
Young bull around 300 yards from my house last week in 16b.

From: c5ken
03-Aug-22
Great tag.. Good luck

From: Inshart
03-Aug-22

Inshart's embedded Photo
Inshart's embedded Photo

From: Jadamg21
03-Aug-22
Thanks Guys. I am very excited. Planning on hunting the full 14 days if it takes that. I appreciate the info!

From: Norseman
03-Aug-22
Good luck. Magical place to be in September.

04-Aug-22
A good friend has a 16B tag Hopefully moisture is good for him

From: pdk25
04-Aug-22
Moisture is fine now, Altitude. Just a question of what it will be then. Usually plenty during archery season. Blessing and curse. Does your friend live in the area?

04-Aug-22
No sorry, he is in Michigan with me.

From: Coyote 65
06-Aug-22
Had a 16D tag in the late 1990's. Every one I talked too said go high. Spent the first week and saw nothing. Slept in one morning and as I was headed to the high country spotted elk all at lower elevation. Was camped at Apache Creek.

Terry

From: pdk25
06-Aug-22

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A few miles from my house. These elk really are liking the monsoon rains.

From: 9er
06-Aug-22
Hope it’s hitting 16e too. My 10yr old has a rifle tag.

From: Moche
12-Aug-22
Hunted this Unit many, many times. family has killed many big bulls here. in the early hunt if you want a big one hunt the most remote area you can find and locate the tanks in that area. these big bulls hang tight until about Septembers 10 and than all hell breaks lose. it is a great Hunt any way you cut it.

From: KHunter
12-Aug-22
Saw a group of 19 really good looking balls four of them really look great they’re just over the border in 16E this week. Also knocked around 16 D a bit chasing antelope.

The grass is lush tall and green everything‘s been wet for a while I would think the tail end of the antler growth should be stellar

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