Summit Treestands
2016 Countdown
Arizona
Contributors to this thread:
elktrax 13-Apr-16
AZBUGLER 18-Apr-16
homey77 18-Apr-16
Maverick940 19-Apr-16
elktrax 20-Apr-16
elktrax 25-Apr-16
AZBUGLER 25-Apr-16
Liv2HntBigBullz 26-Apr-16
StickFlicker 26-Apr-16
elktrax 26-Apr-16
AZBUGLER 27-Apr-16
elktrax 30-Apr-16
AZBUGLER 01-May-16
elktrax 04-May-16
AZBUGLER 05-May-16
Liv2HntBigBullz 05-May-16
AZBUGLER 07-May-16
elktrax 07-May-16
creed 07-May-16
elktrax 13-May-16
AZBUGLER 20-May-16
azarchery 21-May-16
Chuckster 23-May-16
creed 23-May-16
Liv2HntBigBullz 24-May-16
elktrax 24-May-16
Heat 25-May-16
AZBUGLER 25-May-16
elktrax 25-May-16
StickFlicker 27-May-16
Heat 28-May-16
Heat 29-May-16
elktrax 02-Jun-16
elktrax 02-Jun-16
Heat 03-Jun-16
AZBUGLER 04-Jun-16
AZBUGLER 11-Jun-16
Tejas 11-Jun-16
elktrax 13-Jun-16
Heat 15-Jun-16
AZBUGLER 26-Jun-16
Heat 01-Jul-16
elktrax 02-Jul-16
elktrax 02-Jul-16
elktrax 10-Jul-16
Sharpshot 10-Jul-16
Sharpshot 10-Jul-16
Liv2HntBigBullz 21-Jul-16
elktrax 21-Jul-16
Maverick940 22-Jul-16
AZBUGLER 22-Jul-16
metau 23-Jul-16
elktrax 24-Jul-16
Maverick940 24-Jul-16
elktrax 25-Jul-16
AZBUGLER 04-Aug-16
Junior 06-Aug-16
AZBUGLER 10-Aug-16
Tejas 14-Aug-16
elktrax 14-Aug-16
elktrax 20-Aug-16
AZBUGLER 20-Aug-16
creed 20-Aug-16
AZBUGLER 20-Aug-16
elktrax 31-Aug-16
StickFlicker 31-Aug-16
creed 01-Sep-16
Liv2HntBigBullz 01-Sep-16
elktrax 01-Sep-16
AZBUGLER 01-Sep-16
OHelkhunter 01-Sep-16
do it now 02-Sep-16
elktrax 05-Sep-16
elktrax 05-Sep-16
AZBUGLER 05-Sep-16
bwana2 05-Sep-16
elktrax 06-Sep-16
do it now 07-Sep-16
Liv2HntBigBullz 07-Sep-16
AZBUGLER 08-Sep-16
Tejas 09-Sep-16
Heat 09-Sep-16
AZBUGLER 10-Sep-16
From: elktrax
13-Apr-16
yes its that time of year again.. I was blessed again with a tag. This time a bull......147 and a wake up..tic toc tic toc.. Congrats to all that drew. And I know words cant comfort those who didn't.. But we are all still breathing and can hunt Deer on the Kiabab or other spicies.. ,,,,,,,,,

From: AZBUGLER
18-Apr-16
143 days............ I'm dying here. Seems like the results have been out forever!

From: homey77
18-Apr-16
November 25th it's a long ways to go. NO FULL MOON now we need rain

From: Maverick940
19-Apr-16
I need to get through the six-month Alaska season before I can really begin getting excited about the upcoming Arizona season.

From: elktrax
20-Apr-16
140 n a wake up...tic toc tic toc till elk camp

From: elktrax
25-Apr-16
Tags arrived today and 135 n a wake up till Elk Camp.. My son and I flung a few arrows tonight.. Gonna be awesome watching him arrow a bull.. tic toc tic toc tic toc

From: AZBUGLER
25-Apr-16
Got my tag today too. Permit #2! It was meant to be.....

26-Apr-16
Got my tag yesterday!

I guess things are kind of getting serious...

From: StickFlicker
26-Apr-16

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StickFlicker's embedded Photo

From: elktrax
26-Apr-16
sorry Stickflicker..

From: AZBUGLER
27-Apr-16
Flicker.....awesome! Lol. This could be the year for the one you've been waiting for though....

From: elktrax
30-Apr-16
130 n a wake up till elk camp....tic toc tic toc tic toc

From: AZBUGLER
01-May-16
129. O sold some sheds yesterday and used the money to buy a new Vortex rangefinder. Took it out today and shot the bow for the first time in three months. I also was able to put a supply list together so I can whittle away at it over the next four months.

From: elktrax
04-May-16
126 and a wake up... its coming fast.....

From: AZBUGLER
05-May-16
How about 18 weeks from tomorrow! Sounds even better.

05-May-16
What are each of you doing daily to prepare?

I have been trying to shoot every day, eat healthier, and get into better shape after the winter took its slumbering toll.

No better motivation than that gum backed AZ tag I have pinned up in the man cave!

From: AZBUGLER
07-May-16
I've started to increase my running to 3-4 times per week, finally shot my bow for the first time in months the other day. I bought two more trail cams last night to help with the scouting.

From: elktrax
07-May-16
I myself am recovering from a shoulder surgery.. Started shooting again after 6 months of not,, Started some weights.. And have to get running... My son and I have Bull tags this year... Also Had to sell my toy hauler do to my surgery.. So We are back to a tent camp.. We have started our new inventory for our new Elk camp this year.. Going to be exciting.. We have 2 1/2 weeks planned for the hunt.. Cant wait..123 n a wake up till ELKCAMP

From: creed
07-May-16
Running is out for me. I am too old and beat up to run. I have lifted weights most of my adult life but even now have to go for reps rather than weight.

Treadmill on a 10% incline at 3 1/2 mph and weights is where I am at right now. I have been fighting target panic and am shooting a hinge handle trying to get past it. Hope to be ready by September.

From: elktrax
13-May-16
117 n a wake up...... tic toc tic toc tic toc

From: AZBUGLER
20-May-16
16 weeks from today! I think I can, I think I can....

From: azarchery
21-May-16
elktrax, pretty good rain up in your stomping grounds tues. and wed.. up there working for 2 weeks, wanted to get out and call some dogs, but wanted to stay dry more:)

From: Chuckster
23-May-16
Come on azarchery, you afraid of a little water? If it starts raining, just look up to the sky and yell: "IS THAT ALL YOU GOT"!!. It instantly stops raining every time...

From: creed
23-May-16
Gotta be careful there Chuckster. It rained 40 days and nights once.

24-May-16
Are these AZ guys complaining about rain ;-)

Bring it on and make that forage grow so that bone comes on strong!

106 and counting!

From: elktrax
24-May-16
Last time Azarcchery yelled that..A bolt of lighting and thunder was heard then it stopped raining...After the HAIL that I recall...And it was REAL CLOSE......And Amen on the 40 days n 40 nights....Ill be heading up after Memorial to start my plots... tic toc.....tic toc......

From: Heat
25-May-16
Can I get in on this? 51 days and a wake up and I will be hunting Bison!

From: AZBUGLER
25-May-16
I suppose it's only fair Nick. Wow, that's coming up quickly!

From: elktrax
25-May-16
welcome to the countdown HEAT...tic toc tic toc

From: StickFlicker
27-May-16

StickFlicker's embedded Photo
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Just for you Nick, here's a photo of the bull a friend of mine's wife took earlier this week up there. She was hunting with a bow, but the cold got to her and she decided to end the hunt with a rifle.

From: Heat
28-May-16
Wow! Thats a great bull!

From: Heat
29-May-16
47 Days and a wake up. Drs gonna have to lock me up to keep me from going on this hunt. Would appreciate prayers and positive thoughts from all of my brothers of the bow. Thank You and God Bless You!

From: elktrax
02-Jun-16

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From: elktrax
02-Jun-16

From: Heat
03-Jun-16
Looking Good elktrax! Git r done!

From: AZBUGLER
04-Jun-16
97 days.....

From: AZBUGLER
11-Jun-16

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From: Tejas
11-Jun-16
Congrats to all who have that coveted elk tag!!! Would love to see some of Yalls scouting pics this summer!

From: elktrax
13-Jun-16
Lots of fires up there..5bs is on fire. 6a has a couple...woke up to Less than a quarter mile visability... Watching the fire come down the Powerline firebreak......Saw few Elk and a Bear.. Wife took a good video of it... came out of one of my areas and had a bear sitting up just looking around.. He turned and looked at us and just wandered off... Never realized how big these bears paws were...Pretty hefty rear paw... Great experience for the whole family...My 6 year old had a blast...when the quads left camp she wanted on and to go out everytime....Gonna be a huntress... 86 n a wake till the wagon leaves to Elkcamp...tic toc tic toc.....

From: Heat
15-Jun-16
God willing in 30 days I will be bison hunting! Hope they don't try to schedule surgery during my hunt and I can remain healthy enough until then to get it done.

From: AZBUGLER
26-Jun-16
75 days now.......

From: Heat
01-Jul-16
13 days from today I will be hunting bison!

From: elktrax
02-Jul-16
get some pics for us HEAT..

From: elktrax
02-Jul-16
67 n a wake up for my son and I...tic toc tic toc... Not even close to being ready..

From: elktrax
10-Jul-16
58 n a wake up....tic toc tic toc tic toc

From: Sharpshot
10-Jul-16

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Hey Heat, I was in the january 1st to 31st hunt and I shot mine on june 4th. I shot a mid size bull out of herd of atleast 50 or better. If you want to talk pm me.

From: Sharpshot
10-Jul-16
Sorry Heat I meant Jan 1st to June 31st. Good luck on your hunt!

21-Jul-16
49 days till elk season...

From: elktrax
21-Jul-16
48 n a wake up till elk camp...tic toc tic toc

From: Maverick940
22-Jul-16
103 days yet, for me.

From: AZBUGLER
22-Jul-16

AZBUGLER's embedded Photo
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To keep us going.....

From: metau
23-Jul-16

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No tag so I will be chasing bugles with a camera. Here's a shot from last weekend, taken about 100yds from my tent.

From: elktrax
24-Jul-16
was up last weekend with the kids and we glassed up some big bulls.. Saw the biggest bull of my life.. had a great time but we're needing bigtime rain up there... It was dry as a bone and some water holes which are never dry were dry.. Not good....45 days n a wake till Elk Camp...tic toc tic toc tic toc....Its not starting to drive me nuts.. I have nothing ready...lol

From: Maverick940
24-Jul-16
Been raining the past three days. Some pretty good washouts, too. Might fill some of those tanks for you.

From: elktrax
25-Jul-16
Maverick940 I hope so... My main concern is getting my son a shot at a bull... Hoping around water so I can get a good video from our ground blind.. He's 15 and I would like to get his first shot on video.. would be nice for a nice bull to come in.. Got a nice 5x5 on video hope he decides to come in at hunt time... Make a good first kill and dinner for a while... Its getting closer and we are far from ready.. lol,,, 44 n a wake up..tic toc tic toc....

From: AZBUGLER
04-Aug-16

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Now 36 days until the archery elk opener! I've increased my weekly shooting by signing up for a league. Next week it's another scouting trip for more trail cam research and hanging a couple of stands. I'm going to stand hunt for deer and double dip for elk scouting. Bow is good, arrows are good. Waiting on some Broadheads to ship out and need to order up about 6-8 diaphragm calls still. Maybe one more set of camos and some scent control stuff. Increased my running last month to 60 miles. What else?

From: Junior
06-Aug-16
Practice shooting after running. Trying to control breathing was tough for me, especially when your out of air. Who has Az tags and what unit?

From: AZBUGLER
10-Aug-16
Now less than a month....

From: Tejas
14-Aug-16
No.....I'm not a little bit jealous of all the guys who have tags:) Wishing much success for all you guys that have tags!! It's almost go time!!! Hope y'all post lots of pics and hunting stories for us poor souls that are on the sidelines this year!!

From: elktrax
14-Aug-16
24 n a wake up till my son n I leave for our hunt.. Its coming fast and feel like I'm not ready..lol.. Hoping and praying everyone has a safe and successful hunt.. tic toc tic toc tic toc tic

From: elktrax
20-Aug-16
17 n a wake up...tic toc tic toc tic toc.....wow getting close.. cant contain

From: AZBUGLER
20-Aug-16

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Less than three weeks and they're hard-horned.

From: creed
20-Aug-16
I really have nothing left to do except load the truck. Clothes are washed and put up, UTV is serviced, bow is shooting as well as I can shoot it, all my other gear is packed and ready, I am ready!

Going up next weekend for a final scout. That burn is the wildcard and unlike years past I need to do some more scouting to decide where to hunt. I am approaching this hunt as my last early archery bull tag. Unless of course God is gracious and sends another my way before I am too crippled up to get it done!

From: AZBUGLER
20-Aug-16
Cheering for you Creed! Sounds like you are ready!Despite months of prep, I still have a few more things to do, but I'm getting close. The recent rains have really greened up everything and the forest is looking great!

From: elktrax
31-Aug-16
One week...ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...tic toc tic toc

From: StickFlicker
31-Aug-16
Good luck guys!

From: creed
01-Sep-16
Thanks Marvin! I need all the luck and Divine intervention I can get.

01-Sep-16
A week and a wake up. Man the prep time passed quickly!

From: elktrax
01-Sep-16
I just got a service transmission lite on my truck... Really? Quad accident last years Elk Hunt and a major surgery after.. Had to sell toy hauler and the F250.... Bought another truck now I might have a Tranny issue?????? A week before my son and my bull hunt. His first elk tag.. If anything Ill ask one of my buddys to haul my utility trailer up with my quads n gear and drop me off....Im gonna hunt......Im a mess right now..... Lord Jesus its in your hands...I surrender????

From: AZBUGLER
01-Sep-16
I had an unexpected truck bill too! But I have a quad and a set of legs and I'm with you. I WILL be elk hunting next Friday.

From: OHelkhunter
01-Sep-16
Great to hear everyone getting fired up about next Friday in AZ. Wait on my buddy to get back from Canada from his bear hunt so we can load Saturday and drive 1956 miles to where we can hunt those elk that we are addicted to hunt. I am like Creed at 65 years young & look at this as my last trip to Az. since it took 11 years to get my tag. It will NOT be as long as it has been so I have had problems sleeping and cannot wait to get there so the bulls can bugle me to sleep at night.

From: do it now
02-Sep-16
My son wants to practice his bugles this weekend. We will be in 1 and 27...I will let you know how active they are.

From: elktrax
05-Sep-16

From: elktrax
05-Sep-16

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I think I'm getting ANTZY now..... Wife just packed most of the dry foods. Trailer is loaded with the quads n camp gear. My son and I just shot some more arrows...just need to fill the 55gl water barrel n load the "X" get fuel n Head Up the mountain,,, Come on Wednsday... Wow its almost here... tic toc tic toc tic toc... Pevious Scouting trip pictured...

From: AZBUGLER
05-Sep-16

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They're wallowing! Three days of work and I'm out!

From: bwana2
05-Sep-16
Good luck everybody! Leaving in the morning. Have a 6A bull tag....bill

From: elktrax
06-Sep-16
one more half day of work and Ill be on my way up 6a also ............

From: do it now
07-Sep-16
They were going off and coming in to us in unit 1. Also got em going onthe way home in 3c Good luck everybody

07-Sep-16
Finally time to hit the road. See you boys in 6A, hoping they get cranking.

From: AZBUGLER
08-Sep-16
Well my truck is packed up and I'm ready to go! Leaving right after work. I'll be at it until I tag out or the season ends. Best of luck my Bowsite friends!

From: Tejas
09-Sep-16
Today is the day!!! Good luck to all that have a tag!

From: Heat
09-Sep-16
Shout out to Chris, Tom, and Bruce and all the rest with elk tags! Good Luck guys! Really hoping to see some blood and bone soon fellas!

From: AZBUGLER
10-Sep-16
Thanks Nick! I just started up a semi live thread in the elk section for anyone interested in following along.

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