2012 was a good year here in AZ. Thought I'd share a few pics from it. Mule deer and coues deer seasons were challenging with temps in the 95F range during coues and lows of 10F with high winds during the late mule deer season. My nephews shot a couple nice coues bucks. My wife was due with our 4th so with only 1 day to hunt for myself I shot a meat buck and forgot to take any pics. Only had the 1 tag myself but I was able to enjoy a lot of hunts with family and friends. I really enjoy all of your pics and stories so thought I'd share a few. Hope you enjoy.
Our late mule deer season is blackpowder only. Had 4 tags between family members and filled them all. My Dad shot a smaller buck than we would normally take on this hunt but he was fighting a respitory infection and wanted to get one for the freezer and get home.
4 friends drove over from Texas for a late season spot and stalk archery hunt. We glassed up a lot of nice bucks. With the challenge of getting within archery range success rates are normally low and true to form we managed 1 buck between the 4.
Hunting in the desert comes with its fair share of nasty critters.
Throughout the year we have plenty of opportunity to hunt javelina,bear,and lion.
Looking forward to what 2013 brings. January is archery deer and javelina and Feb 1st opens aoudad in New Mexico. With any luck I'll have more pics to share. Best of luck to everyone in 2013!