5B N Archery Elk

shedneck

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A buddy and I have a decent shot at drawing the archery bull tag as non-residents this year. 16 points was bonus pool last year with later archery dates, so I’m guessing that may fluctuate a bit with normal dates. A two-point fluctuation might be a bit of a pipe dream, but we will see.

From the reports I’m seeing, looks like that country is pretty thirsty. Is it changing at all? Do you think the drought will persist long enough to have a big impact on the elk in that unit? I recognize that it’s a guessing game on weather, but some of you know this country well enough to understand what it may look like through September. Thank you and good luck to everyone in the draw.
 

azbiggame

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a good snow fell, East and West of Your unit choice in late Jan.More coming in days to come, should make for good elk forage this Spring ... Bruce & SilverGrand
 

t_boneking

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I had the archery tag in 2019. I had a great time and learned a ton. It was the best elk hunt I’ve been on, even though my tag went un-filled. Let me know if you have any questions.
 

eyeguy

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Even with recent snowfall (which was a God-send) most of the state is in extreme drought. We could a couple more storms like that. I think the animals are being affected, unfortunatley
 

BOHNTR

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Over 8” of snow out of last night’s storm in the White Mountains! I’ll take all I can get.
 

Deer

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A buddy and I have a decent shot at drawing the archery bull tag as non-residents this year. 16 points was bonus pool last year with later archery dates, so I’m guessing that may fluctuate a bit with normal dates. A two-point fluctuation might be a bit of a pipe dream, but we will see.

From the reports I’m seeing, looks like that country is pretty thirsty. Is it changing at all? Do you think the drought will persist long enough to have a big impact on the elk in that unit? I recognize that it’s a guessing game on weather, but some of you know this country well enough to understand what it may look like through September. Thank you and good luck to everyone in the draw.
So do you have 16 points?
 

shedneck

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I had the archery tag in 2019. I had a great time and learned a ton. It was the best elk hunt I’ve been on, even though my tag went un-filled. Let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you very much. If you ever need any help in Nevada, please reach out to me.
 

shedneck

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So do you have 16 points?
A buddy and I applied as a party with 14. There was a big jump last year with the later dates. Like I said, we are hoping that the points drop a bit, but from 16 to 14 might be wishful thinking with the attention that unit is getting lately.
 

Deer

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A buddy and I applied as a party with 14. There was a big jump last year with the later dates. Like I said, we are hoping that the points drop a bit, but from 16 to 14 might be wishful thinking with the attention that unit is getting lately.

I think you will draw best of luck to you! Hope you keep us updated.
 

shedneck

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yep
I'm getting old, scanned the whole page and didn't see that odd date.
I think that’s what caused it to jump by three points. Of course, the good press that 5BN is getting is contributing as well. Just need it to cool down to 14 points! Drought, earlier dates, and a little luck....
 

CAelknuts

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If you draw 5B North, let me know. My son drew it a few years ago and we had a great hunt. It’s an easy, fun hunt. Tons of elk.
 

shedneck

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a good snow fell, East and West of Your unit choice in late Jan.More coming in days to come, should make for good elk forage this Spring ... Bruce & SilverGrand
Did the unit pick up any more moisture? I’ve been keeping an eye on Flagstaff weather.
 

WapitiBob

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Sometimes people get stupid, I certainly have.
I, like many are quick on the keyboard but It doesn't do me or him any good to assume he's the same person. He was a contributor here for years and I assume he's "done his time". Time for me/us to move on and give him a chance to prove himself.
 

OutdoorWriter

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I am curious why you would make this comment. Please explain
Thanks
Blake R. Owens (aka Bonecollector 777).

The charges listed below (result of a plea bargain) are from the AZG&F Commision June 10 , 2020 meeting agenda to consider the other punishments, which resulted in 10 years of hunting license suspension & a lifetime suspension of his guide's license. In addition he also stole trail cameras a few years ago.


2020-0036 Criminal Simulation (Intent To Defraud With Article
Submitted To Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal) (Class 6 Open Felony).
Criminal Simulation (Intent To Defraud With Application To Pope And Young Club) (Class 6 Open
Felony).
Possess Or Transport Any Wildlife (4x4 200” Mule Deer) Or Parts Of The Wildlife That Was Unlawfully Taken.
Take Big Game (3x3 Drop Tine Mule Deer) During a Closed Season.
2020-0038 Possess Or Transport Any Wildlife (6x6 Mule Deer) Or Parts Of The Wildlife That Was Unlawfully Take.
2020-0039 Take Wildlife (Black Bear) with an Unlawful Method.
Attempted Fraudulent Schemes and Practices (Class 6 open felony).
2020-0040 Possess Or Transport Any Wildlife (Coati) Or Parts Of The Wildlife That Was Unlawfully Taken.
2020-0041 Possess Or Transport Any Wildlife (5x4 Mule Deer) Or Parts Of The Wildlife That Was Unlawfully taken
 

AZNATIVE98

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He's not even close to doing his time. His fines may have been paid by his brother running hounds but he still has quite a few years on his license suspension and if he was truly that remorseful he would have manned up and stood before the commission and apologized for his disgusting acts.
 

buckhorn

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Blake R. Owens (aka Bonecollector 777).

The charges listed below (result of a plea bargain) are from the AZG&F Commision June 10 , 2020 meeting agenda to consider the other punishments, which resulted in 10 years of hunting license suspension & a lifetime suspension of his guide's license. In addition he also stole trail cameras a few years ago.


2020-0036 Criminal Simulation (Intent To Defraud With Article
Submitted To Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal) (Class 6 Open Felony).
Criminal Simulation (Intent To Defraud With Application To Pope And Young Club) (Class 6 Open
Felony).
Possess Or Transport Any Wildlife (4x4 200” Mule Deer) Or Parts Of The Wildlife That Was Unlawfully Taken.
Take Big Game (3x3 Drop Tine Mule Deer) During a Closed Season.
2020-0038 Possess Or Transport Any Wildlife (6x6 Mule Deer) Or Parts Of The Wildlife That Was Unlawfully Take.
2020-0039 Take Wildlife (Black Bear) with an Unlawful Method.
Attempted Fraudulent Schemes and Practices (Class 6 open felony).
2020-0040 Possess Or Transport Any Wildlife (Coati) Or Parts Of The Wildlife That Was Unlawfully Taken.
2020-0041 Possess Or Transport Any Wildlife (5x4 Mule Deer) Or Parts Of The Wildlife That Was Unlawfully taken
Thanks for that explanation.
 

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