It’s that time already!!! Go apply for your Arizona Elk & Antelope permits!
|Arizona Produces MONSTER Elk & Pronghorn-Antelope!|
Some things to think about…
|With any luck the predictions will be wrong!|
January-April are crucial months for Antler & Horn growth, especially Antler growth. The Climate Prediction Center & the NWS are saying we might experience La Nina conditions this winter & spring. This would be very bad news for Arizona Bull Elk Hunters because this will bring below normal precipitation amounts to Northern AZ.
|Eastern AZ is typically a wetter climate than Western AZ.|
If I was a Non-Resident or lived down in the Valley or Tucson Area, I would probably think about applying for bull elk in the White Mtns. & Rim Country. Why? With all the data out on the table, I personally feel like Western & Central Arizona are due for a poor antler growth year. We have strung several good years in a row, in fact I think 2007 was the last poor antler growth year.
During the winter/spring of 2007 we experienced La Nina conditions!
On a positive note, we are a little ahead of where we were in 2007. I also have heard from some religious AZ Pronghorn Guides/Hunters that Pronghorn typically have their best horn growth/hair growth in mild drought years. I have never personally paid attention…