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.
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 :
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.