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Arizona elk - 2023
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Medicinemann 21-Dec-22
SBH 21-Dec-22
BOHNTR 21-Dec-22
TurboT 21-Dec-22
midwest 21-Dec-22
Charlie Rehor 21-Dec-22
Bowboy 21-Dec-22
BULELK1 22-Dec-22
brettpsu 22-Dec-22
bghunter 22-Dec-22
midwest 22-Dec-22
bghunter 22-Dec-22
TD 22-Dec-22
BULELK1 23-Dec-22
scentman 23-Dec-22
Medicinemann 26-Dec-22
bghunter 03-Jan-23
sticksender 03-Jan-23
bghunter 03-Jan-23
StickFlicker 06-Jan-23
azelkhntr 06-Jan-23
Medicinemann 07-Jan-23
Knothead 08-Jan-23
bowhunter1 08-Jan-23
azelkhntr 08-Jan-23
From: Medicinemann
21-Dec-22
Hard to believe that the applications will be accepted in less than a month! ..... With cabin fever setting in, and a nasty storm on its way, I figured that I'd hunker down and start looking at cool places to consider....

From: SBH
21-Dec-22
Wise decision. Supposed to be -38 here in Bozeman tomorrow. I'll be doing the same....

From: BOHNTR
21-Dec-22
All of our elk have either died from COVID or escaped to NM. I’d go there or CO. :)

From: TurboT
21-Dec-22
The diversity of habitat that Arizona elk live in is really cool. That state just has cool vegetation and topography.

From: midwest
21-Dec-22
How many points ya got, Jake?

21-Dec-22
Be there or be square…

From: Bowboy
21-Dec-22
I only have 20 points. :)

From: BULELK1
22-Dec-22
I've only got 2 points........

Good luck, Robb

From: brettpsu
22-Dec-22
Arizona has treated you well Robb! 15 AZ points here and will finally burn them this year.

From: bghunter
22-Dec-22
Think I am going to give it a shot this year. With the one big point I have, guys better watch out lol

From: midwest
22-Dec-22
Swing for the fence!

Like Robb says....ya gotta believe!!!

From: bghunter
22-Dec-22
Can't win if you don't play.

From: TD
22-Dec-22
Robb will be the only one who draws.... bank on it... =D

From: BULELK1
23-Dec-22
HaHa!

Good luck, Robb

From: scentman
23-Dec-22
You getting hit yet Jake?

I'm 30 miles southeast of Buffalo, they say it will be here by 8ish this am. 70 mile an hour winds, with lake effect snow... going to be a mess fer sure. Sweet dreams on your Elk adventures. scentman

From: Medicinemann
26-Dec-22
We didn't get as much snow as a couple weeks ago, but the wind and ice accumulations have been impressive. 27 fatalities so far....from exposure to carbon monoxide poisoning to heart attacks.....4 wheeled vehicles were fined if caught on the road, but snowmobiles were bailing out a lot of stranded people. Mandatory evacuations near Sunset Bay. Temps are back above zero now....I actually put on my polar bear gear to check a few traps that I have out, and get the mail. Worked up a sweat doing so - by comparison, it just goes to show how severe the weather is in Nunavut (below zero, 30-70 mph winds, and I'm sweating...lol) Arizona Application period should be opening around January 5th from what I hear from one Az source.

From: bghunter
03-Jan-23
Question. My lic is still valid, however would expire before the draw. Do I have to have a valid license at the time of the draw or just when applying?

From: sticksender
03-Jan-23
@draw

From: bghunter
03-Jan-23
Thank you.

From: StickFlicker
06-Jan-23
License must be valid on the last day of the draw period, which I believe will be February 14 this time. If you're drawn, then you must purchase a license before your hunt.

From: azelkhntr
06-Jan-23
The 2023 Elk regs are up on the website. Draw isnt open yet.

From: Medicinemann
07-Jan-23
Is the draw opening date posted somewhere?

From: Knothead
08-Jan-23
AZ online draw system could open any day now but usually opens around 3rd week of January.

From: bowhunter1
08-Jan-23
How is the snow impact on the elk so far this year?

From: azelkhntr
08-Jan-23
^^^^ Not a factor, yet.

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