19 Arizona points. 12 AW Late hunt on the fame Kaibab. What could go wrong? Tag soup is what. This tag came with a lot of pressure. Mostly because of how long it took to draw it. I told myself I would not shoot anything smaller than my best buck a 185 4/8, unless it was old, heavy and had junk. Nothing even close.
I hunted hunted/scouted hard for 11 days non stop. Weather did not cooperate, but, you cant count on that anyhow. Glad it's over. Gonna focus on Coues in AZ going forward.
All that being said, I got some major thanks to throw out there.
One Track. Brent Drove 9 hours from San Diego to help me on this hunt. Last time I saw him was around a campfire at Tejon singing as Pitdog played the Harmonica. What a great sacrifice. Brent killed a monster buck there about 15 years ago and knew the great spots. We gave it hell before he had to head back to reality. I cant thank him enough.
Got to thank Dick weed also. He drove out 2 different times (12 hour drive each way) to help me on his weekends during finals week and week before. Driving through the night just to be out there with me every free second he had. His buddy Rodrigo came out with him the last time. Rod stayed out on Sunday so he could drive home with that night when tag expired. We Glassed our asses off covering huge areas. Hiked into remote glassing spots way before daylight. Best buck we saw was first weekend a 170 4x4 that I am still glad I did not shoot. Zach got some great video of him, and I will try to figure out how to post some time.
Mostly we saw 3 year old bucks tending does. The big boys never showed up. Some outfitters killed a couple absolute monsters on that hunt, but, I think overall it was dismal.
Brent glassing his eyeballs off. You can see it was another hot day. He had his shirt off getting a tan at one point. Once a surfer always a surfer
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Found 19 sheds while hunting there. Shed rich environment. Tempted to make a trip back there just for that.
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