2011 Antler & Drought conditions…

La NINA has made it a very interesting winter for Arizona, so far…

Pre-February 19-20, 2011 Major Storm
Early December 2010 brought a major storm system to Arizona & it dumped copious amounts of precipitation in Western & Central Arizona.  January was one of the DRIEST months ever RECORDED, followed by a major storm system just a couple of days ago.  

Arizona Unit 10 was doing well even before this latest storm, despite a prolong dry period.

GMU 7W still had patches of snow on the ground from the December 2010 Storm System.

Arizona Unit 8 had very high soil moisture levels & despite a dry January was in very good shape.

When comparing the latest U.S. Drought Monitor we are between the 2010 & 2009 Winter Season.

With the latest storm it will be very interesting to see where we stand…

2006 & 2007 were both year’s of La Nina!  As you can see we are doing pretty darn well, even with  La Nina conditions hovering of us.
Below are some Rain & Snowfall totals from the latest storm system:

With all of this in mind, we are still concerned with the below normal outlooks for March-April, especially for Eastern & Southeastern Arizona.  If we had to guess, Western & Central Arizona may again produce some of the biggest bucks & bulls in the world during the 2011 season.
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Craig Steele is the founder and publisher at ORGhunt.com. Craig is an obsessed hunter and professional hunting guide. He owns and operates Predator Exclusives. Craig also guides for Exclusive Pursuit Outfitters. Besides hunting and guiding, he operates CS Creativity, which is his marketing and graphic design business.

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