2015 Southwest Elk Antler Growth. Where to Apply?

Why

Could 2015 be one of the best years for Elk Antler Growth in Arizona & New Mexico?

In the Southwest, Elk Antler Growth is significantly impacted by precipitation or lack there of.  So much so, that I spend days each year planning my own application strategy around the most up-to-date precipitation information I can find.

Many of Arizona's best elk units are in better shape than they have been in year.

Many of Arizona’s best elk units are in better shape than they have been in years.

Most of New Mexico's best elk units have seen good-great precipitation.

Most of New Mexico’s best elk units have seen good-great precipitation.

Nevada is a little drier than normal.

Nevada is a little drier than normal.

Utah is pretty dry, except for a few isolated units.

Utah is pretty dry, except for a few isolated limited entry units.

For the most part, many of Colorado's elk units are a little drier than normal.

For the most part, many of Colorado’s elk units are a little drier than normal.

I want everyone to keep in mind, just because a unit or state is drier than normal, doesn’t mean it won’t produce a giant bull. It simply means that a bull living (winter/spring) in that area may not reach his potential for that given year.

Here are a few elk antler growth articles I have written :

The 3 month outlook is looking good for the MOST important months for precipitation.

The 3 month outlook is looking good for the MOST important months for precipitation to have impacts on elk antler growth.

Many of you know I hunt and guide in Arizona, but I also apply for elk in 3 other states.  I am super pumped, because the past 2 years Arizona and New Mexico were extremely droughty and the 2015 Elk Antler Growth seems to be headed in the opposite direction.

-Craig Steele