Summit Treestands
Hunting Near Payson
Arizona
Contributors to this thread:
XbowfromNY 27-Dec-18
Coyote 65 27-Dec-18
XbowfromNY 27-Dec-18
StickFlicker 28-Dec-18
XbowfromNY 28-Dec-18
XbowfromNY 28-Dec-18
LarryH N.E.AZ 28-Dec-18
XbowfromNY 02-Jan-19
XbowfromNY 25-Jan-19
Heat 25-Jan-19
XbowfromNY 25-Jan-19
XbowfromNY 29-Jan-19
StickFlicker 29-Jan-19
XbowfromNY 29-Jan-19
XbowfromNY 30-Jan-19
Coyote 65 30-Jan-19
XbowfromNY 31-Jan-19
dirtclod Az. 01-Feb-19
Coyote 65 02-Feb-19
dirtclod Az. 02-Feb-19
XbowfromNY 04-Feb-19
From: XbowfromNY
27-Dec-18
My Dad has a friend who just moved to Payson, so we got a place to stay. Is there any decent deer and/or elk hunting nearby on public land for 2 Non-Residents? Open to bow or rifle. Thanks.

From: Coyote 65
27-Dec-18

Coyote 65's embedded Photo
2017 early rifle bull hunt unit 23 N, One of 10 tags.
Coyote 65's embedded Photo
2017 early rifle bull hunt unit 23 N, One of 10 tags.
The big problem for Non-residents is only 10% of the tags are reserved for them. The animals are here, the tags are hard to come by. But if you are lucky you can get drawn. Deer is over the counter for bow. Rifle is a lottery. Elk is a lottery for bow and rifle.

Terry

From: XbowfromNY
27-Dec-18
Thanks, Terry. Nice Bull!

From: StickFlicker
28-Dec-18
I see your handle is Xbow. Just an fyi, Xbows aren't allowed in AZ for archery hunts, with the exception of permanently handicapped hunters.

From: XbowfromNY
28-Dec-18
Thanks, I am aware of that. It's an old handle. I have a Mathews or Rifle I can hunt AZ with.

From: XbowfromNY
28-Dec-18
Can I apply with my Dad so that we either both get a license or both don't?

28-Dec-18
yes you can, there is room for 4 applicants per application, all or none get drawn.

From: XbowfromNY
02-Jan-19
Thanks, Larry

From: XbowfromNY
25-Jan-19
Thinking of applying for rifle tags (me and dad). App deadline appears to be June 11th online? What are the odds we draw a tag? I assume unit 22 is the one to go for? Mule Deer or Coues? i'm reading mix reviews

From: Heat
25-Jan-19
The elk draw deadline is Feb 12. The deer draw deadline is the second Tuesday of June. Archery deer in that area is OTC. You must apply for a rifle permit for deer in the draw. Killing a deer is no cake walk any way you look at it for AZ.

10% of the tags are not reserved for NRs. NRs can draw UP TO 10% of the tags. We are in the same pool until the limit is reached, at which point the NRs are done. Just wanted to clarify that there is not a quota or reserved number of tags.

From: XbowfromNY
25-Jan-19
thx

From: XbowfromNY
29-Jan-19
When does the deer draw open up? I see the deadline for online is early June, but when does it open?

From: StickFlicker
29-Jan-19
It just depends on when they get the regulations finalized. It's usually about a month before the deadline that they start accepting apps.

From: XbowfromNY
29-Jan-19
cool, thanks

From: XbowfromNY
30-Jan-19
so my Dad's friend is a non-hunter, but asked around was told 22, 23, 4A, or 4B is where we should apply. Rifle-wise, from what I read on the AZ website, it appears 22 for Mule Deer is our best bet? rather than Coues and/or the other units?

From: Coyote 65
30-Jan-19
22 is lower elevation, 23 has areas right below the rim. 4a&b are above the rim. Have seen whitetail in 23 and 4. If you archery hunt you get to shoot any deer with antlers. If you put in for the lottery you have to specify species.

Terry

From: XbowfromNY
31-Jan-19
Looks like rifle season is first week of November typically. When is the Archery season? would i have a better chance with my bow?

From: dirtclod Az.
01-Feb-19
Archery in August.

From: Coyote 65
02-Feb-19
And part of Dec and Jan.

Terry

From: dirtclod Az.
02-Feb-19
22 /21 hot and dry.Javelina are all over.

From: XbowfromNY
04-Feb-19
thanks all.

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