Not to cherry pick..do you guys think more highly of certain units over others? All I have to go by is AZ Fish and Game website and forum reads..I'd be interested in areas you could glass or maybe pinyon/juniper..
January is a better hunt because of the rut. Some Arizona guys can probably give you more info. I grew up near Tuscon and if I remember correctly the first 2 weeks in January are the best in the southern desert areas. I know some of the areas along the border are great hunts and most people won't hunt them because of the illegal alien problem. If you do decide to hunt along the border make sure you carry a firearm as well.
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As far as unit, you just need to do your homework and commit to a specific unit, area or group of units, the longer you spend down there the higher chances you have of filling your tag, also buy a javelina tag if you can!
Anybody do the August hunt? I was thinking about giving it a go, if I don't pull my Nevada archery deer tag.
it's nice to get to some cooler temps in August, down here in Texas August is the pitts!
One thing that was pointed out to me by a guy that hunts AZ every year he can was to go in January the first year. Reason being, you can go back the same year in August or December if you don't fill your tag in January.
Just an fyi be sure the unit your hunting in august is open in december. Not all units are open in december so do your homework. The january hunt is fun & if you put in for javelina you can hunt them with otc deer tag. Its pretty easy to draw archery javelina & there is always left over tags. Also bring a shotgun in january as quail season is open unitil february.