They will get up and find shade if their bed gets sunny and warm. Discussion in 'Big Game' started by G4driver, May 7, 2016. Elk will often get up during the day to feed around within the bedding areas, in small openings. These maps are 1:100,000-scale and include unit boundaries, … Getting on a high knob where you can look over large areas of land will almost always turn up at least a few elk. Unfolded: 36"x42", Folded: … The Department is recommending several amendments for the 2021 hunts to better manage elk in flexible management and minimal occurrence zones in Game Management Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 3B, 4A and 4B. Some of the biggest bulls in the State come from this unit, and hunting on private land gives you the best advantage for harvesting a truly huge bull. Most have roads nearby but there are so many that all of them cannot be pressured by hunters. Two rifle deer hunts are available. Burns are pretty easy to see on Google Earth but unless you have some data on the fire, you don’t know how old the burn is. Portions of Unit 23 in the Canyon Creek area were burned in the Rodeo-Chediski Fire and will have an impact on elk populations there. Bear and lion hunting, with or without dogs is a favorite here at the Cherry Creek Ranch. oshow 22-Jun-10. I prefer binoculars as the field of view is larger. The house has showers, tv, comfortable beds and wireless internet service. I drew a bull elk tag in my first draw here in Arizona. Unit 23 North Archery and Early Rifle Elk Hunts- The terrain in this unit is not as physically challenging as 23 South, more accessible by roads, good bugling, hunters can expect to see 300-350 bulls on a regular basis, can be chaotic rutting action depending on the year. Check out our website @ southwestoutdoors.com to see pictures of trophy bears. So when you are glassing these feeding and bedding areas for a early season hunt, look for the cows and don't so worried about finding bulls until they have rubbed their velvet and moved toward their preferred rutting areas. The ashes and rotting, fallen, timber provide a nutrient soil for grass to grow. . When pressure builds or areas near roads, the elk might only feed in the open areas at night. The late hunts are also very good as unit 23 is very glassable. The first season for archery deer on our private ranch begins in. Mule inhabit pocketed area throughout the unit and much of the desert transitional portions in the Southern end. Up to a 15 year wait to draw. Tools Question RickWild replied Dec 16, 2020 at 12:33 PM. Each scouting package will include the following: It includes GPS waypoints, Photos, Google Earth Links and a written description of each location. The first is in October, the second in December. Unit 23 has three species of tree squirrels that have huntable populations. Cherry Creek Lodge and Game Management Unit 23 of the Tonto National Forest are home to. When looking for feeding areas on maps or even better, Google Earth, look for south facing, open slopes or canyon faces. Archery season in Unit 23 during the early hunts is possibly the. The first is in. The Virus lynn1130 replied Dec 16, 2020 at 2:23 PM. The following hunts are available at the Cherry Creek Ranch: The first season for archery deer on our private ranch begins in late August and goes through mid-September. We've decided to only put in for cow, which taste better anyway. 7 West, 8, 9, 10, 23, 3A/3C. The southern half is more rugged with less roads and the roads that are there can be really rough. We are thirsting for some deer and as soon as we found out about over the counter archery starting this week we were really excited (remember we're rifle hunters) . HuntMap LT … The Arizona Game and Fish manage the elk herd in unit 23 for older age class and high bull to cow ratios. Some of the biggest bulls in the state come from this unit. Arizona Unit 23 is definitely a very good choice when deciding which Arizona elk unit to apply for in your quest to harvest a high scoring trophy Arizona bull elk. Unit 22 Arizona Elk Outfitters; Important Links. When looking for elk hunting areas always start with locating water. . The odds of harvesting a bull on the late archery hunt in unit 23 is, again, much higher. The southern and middle sections of the unit has the best glassing, but is rugged and often you can see a bull across a canyon, but getting to him can be an hour or more hike or maybe there will not be a way to get to him at all due to the steepness of the canyon, cliffs, etc. From high country pines to the upland desert where predator populations are high. These area are more prevalent on south and south east facing slopes. No broadheads please. So, if a guy was desperate to put some elk meat in the freezer and wanted his best chance to get drawn, which area/hunt would you recommend? There are also 3 Wilderness Areas in unit 23. Proudly created with Wix.com, Glassing a burn for bull elk in unit 23, Arizona, Example of fire data available for Arizona public lands, Typical feed, bedding and watering areas in Unit 23. hunting1 23-Jun-10. Mountain lion hunting with dogs is also done on the ranch. No practiced archer or archery hunter will want to miss the experience of a simulated hunt on our 3-D target archery course – It simulates real hunting conditions presenting a variety of target animals – everything from bear, elk and deer, to javelina and turkey – at a variety of distances – ranging from 20 to 50 yards, and in a variety of different terrains – from open terrain to wooded and up and down hills. This hunt brings back the thrilling days of the past when lions were hunted on horseback with a pack of good dogs. Knife edge type ridges are good because you can often glass the feeding areas in the morning and then take a short hike to the other side of the ridge and glass bedding areas. This is where grass grows the best. Hunting strategies during this time are spot and stalk or in our tree stands / ground blinds. They like open areas to feed in where the sun gets down to the ground causing grasses to grow. Because of the different geographical variations around Pleasant Valley, from open plains and ravines to densely forested hills, the region can support a large quantity of game. You will also need to find some glassing spots that will allow you to look at north facing slopes starting mid morning to find elk in bedding areas. My dad and I have been going hunting for as long as I can remember, TX, NM, CO. PT1911 RickyG replied Dec 16, 2020 at 1:34 PM. Spring turkey and other hunting opportunities are available. Elk This leads to a lot of bugling and unlike many other units in Arizona, the bulls often bugle late into the morning and even all day long under the right circumstances. The late rifle hunts occur in November and December and are a good combination of a decent chance to draw a tag and the chance at quality bulls. Also, they will get up and move if their shady bed starts getting warm as the sun moves across the sky. It will be my first elk hunt anywhere. When looking at Google earth or maps, look for steep slopes where you get on the top or near the top and not have brush and trees blocking your view. Use these maps to navigate to and within the GMU unit. While staying at the Lodge, you can hunt unit 23 on the ranch or on public land. There are a lot of roads in unit 23, especially in the northern half. Bear & Lion The screen capture above from Google Earth shows typical: There is a link at the bottom of this article to a file download that will highlight water tanks in blue and make them much easier to find in Google Earth. The first season for archery deer on our private ranch begins in late August and goes through mid September. We need some water for drinking/cooking and some for washing dishes. Aberts are the most common of these three in unit 23. Sometimes our hunters will also get an opportunity at bear and turkey, along with ducks, geese and quail on our private ponds. And after a long day out on the hunt, enjoy a drink or two by the fire or grab a seat at the bar, kick back and relax! , ranging from black bears to quail. Glassing these areas at very first light will often reveal elk as long as they have not been disturbed. unit 23 elk in Arizona, Elk. Sitting on a knob glassing thick timer takes patience but it can turn up elk while everyone else is back at their camp. I'm getting my camp setup, and am thinking about water. 12-Jun-10. Please contact Pete Davis at pete@CherryCreekLodge.com or by telephone at 928.462.4027 or 928.240.3436. All guests are required to take a brief course on gun safety before entering the shooting arena. The next archery deer season is the month of January during the rut for both species of deer. Archery, rifle, pistol, and sporting clay shotgun ranges are available to our guests. Southwest Outdoors owner, Pete Davis, has been hunting and guiding Arizona for 30 years. Unit 23 is a vast and variable unit. While staying at the lodge, you can hunt on unit 23 on the ranch or on public land. Whether you are a beginning sportsman or an accomplished predator hunter wanting to expand your opportunities, our ranch is the prime location to hunt with us on horseback or ATV. you can find more information on our scouting trip here -. Glass to find them, either stay patient and pattern them and put your … There are also several burns in the unit that hold elk all year long. Downloadable Unit data, There is salvation in no one else! Compared to other Central Arizona units like 21,22, and 24B unit 23 is pretty on par quality wise. This is accomplished by issuing a good number of cow tags and lower number of bull tags. While staying at the lodge, you can hunt on unit 23 on the ranch or on public land. Elk need three things – Food, Water and Bedding (shelter) areas. Our clients have harvested bulls over 350 over the last several years. At the bottom of this article is a link to download Google Earth Fire data will give the year of the fire. The Arizona Game and Fish manage the elk herd in unit 23 for older age class and high bull to cow ratios. Oddly, after living and hunting in Arizona for over 28 years, I've never even put in for cow elk (always Bull). And after a long day out on the hunt, enjoy a drink or two by the fire or grab a seat at the bar, kick back and relax! If you are into early season elk hunting, unit 23 can be a fantastic hunt due to bulls competing with each other for limited numbers of cows. Bedding areas will almost always be on a north or northeast, northwest slope. The Commission approved the 2021 elk and population management hunts and permit numbers in December 2019 as part of a two-year hunt recommendation package. This season produces some of the biggest bucks as the rut has the deer moving throughout the day. God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”, ©2020 by Jeff Rogers. Water close to the bedding areas makes it easy for the elk to get a drink before heading out to feed or as they are heading to the bedding areas in the morning. Coues whitetail deer live in nearly every portion of it, form the Saguaro covered hills just north of Roosevelt Lake to the dark timber of the Sierra Ancha and Mogollon Rim. during the rut for both species of deer. These Units are Difficult to draw, high density of elk, excellent trophy quality. Rez duck hunt HighBirds replied Dec 16, 2020 at 11:43 AM. I have a friend who owns a ranch in Arizona Hunt Unit 23. Hunters are encouraged to participate in donating an incisor tooth sample from their harvested bulls to assist our department in managing for older age class bulls. These are more productive in the northern third of the unit, in ponderosa pine areas. Burns on a south facing slope can be fantastic. Without the pressure from other hunters, this can be a truly enjoyable hunt. Please Contact Pete Davis at pete@CherryCreekLodge.com or by telephone at 928.462.4027 or 928.240.3436. Glassing the sunny slopes at first light can often turn up many 6 point, mature bulls on one mountain or canyon slope. The next archery deer season is the month of. While staying at the lodge, you can hunt on unit 23 on the ranch or on public land. Lower tag numbers but also lower elk numbers. Be aware that water can be hard to find during dry years so plan accordingly. High quality 36" x 48" printed Unit 23 hunt maps shipped to your door. Hunting on private land gives you the best advantage of harvesting a truly huge bull. The odds of harvesting a bull on the late archery hunt in unit 23 is again much higher. Even in the winter. Four Limited Opportunity hunts in the Canyon Creek area are still in effect to address the overutilization of regenerating willows and cottonwoods by elk along Canyon Creek. These tags are available over the counter with NO DRAW! Water is abundant in unit 23. All Rights Reserved. Targets on the rifle/pistol range can be set at up to 100 yards (longer distances by special arrangement). Archery season in Unit 23 during the early hunts is possibly the best trophy hunting in Arizona. Without the pressure from other hunters, this can be a truly enjoyable hunt. Elk, mule deer and coues deer are the main species on the ranch, with an opportunity at javelina, bear, mountain lion, coyotes, fox, bobcat, ducks, geese, quail and turkey. These tags are draw-only, and if you’re drawn you can hunt on some of the best land in the unit—The Cherry Creek Ranch. We offer guided predator hunts in the most diverse habitat in central Arizona. Since most modern bows are specifically fit to the archer, experienced archers will want to bring their own bow and arrows. ELK hunting unit 2B? Southwest Outdoors owner, Pete Davis, has been hunting and guiding in Arizona for 30 years. Expect to see bulls in the 370″ range with potential for 380″+. I will be with three other guys. Of the Central Arizona units, 23 is perhaps the most coveted of all for Coues deer hunting. Proposed Trail Camera Ban rk replied Dec 16, 2020 at 3:52 PM. Contributors to this thread: howard 11-Jun-10. Some of the elk hunts that are offered in Arizona unit 23 are split into two different halves: Arizona Unit … Hunting Arizona's unit 23 for late season elk. They inhabit Ponderosa Pine forest and are very rarely out of sight of a ponderosa pine tree. The selected GMU hunt unit or game management unit boundary is layered with both blm and forest service shading. The elk are tearing up his property and his apple orchards. oshow 22-Jun-10. For the safety of all our guests, the shotgun range is only for ages 16 and up. Bear season is in August and October with a choice of rifle or archery and can usually be combined with the archery deer season. Before you shoot, you will be required to read and agree to abide by all Range Rules, and wear appropriate eye and ear protection. From: Whiskey Creek. We offer one and two day scouting packages in unit 23 (and all other units too) for Coues Deer, Mule Deer, Elk, Javelina and Bear. Guests only – $85 per person; includes gun rental, one box of shotgun shells, one box of 22 caliber bullets, and an awesome guide. The different geographical variations around Pleasant Valley, from open plains and ravines to densely forested hills, allow the region to support a large quantity of game. howard 14-Jun-10. He is willing to allow access to hunters who are legally liscensed, have a valid hunt permit tag, who will follow all of the game laws, and will respect his land to help thin the elk herd that lives / comes onto his ranch. Lion hunting with dogs is also done on the ranch. The odds of harvesting a bull on the late archery hunt in unit 23 is, again, much higher. The Northern section can be rugged too, especially around the rim and the Haigler Creek areas. This is accomplished by issuing a good number of cow tags and lower number of bull tags. 11-Jun-10. You can download a copy of the release beforehand here. Hey guys, I am lucky! This hunt is relatively easy to draw and staying at the Lodge is advantageous due to the inclement weather this time of year. Getting back into canyons that other people will not go in can result in a huge, old wise bull. You will need to find your points before you start scouting and hunting so that you can be in the spot at very first light. We also have data that can be instantly downloaded. Hunt Structure: Unit 23 is split into two halves for the black bear hunt. Since unit 23 is below the Mogollon Rim, by definition all of the Mule deer in the unit would be categorized by SCI as Desert Mule deer. This hunt is relatively easy to draw and staying at the Lodge is advantageous due to the inclement weather this time of year. Copyright 2020 Cherry Creek Lodge. See the Hunt Regulations for the definitions of the north and south half boundaries. Reserve your stay at Cherry Creek Lodge today! Cherry Creek Lodge and Game Management Unit 23 of the Tonto National Forest are home to 11 different game species, ranging from black bears to quail. You can fold it, roll it or just crunch it up and stuff it in your rucksack, HuntMap will always lay out flat. Hunting bedding areas can be difficult. Spring turkey and other hunting opportunities are also available. Arizona Unit 23 Elk: Unit 23 in Arizona is home to a great population of elk and offers the lucky elk hunters who are fortunate enough to be able to draw an elk tag in this unit a good opportunity to possibly harvest a Pope & Young or Boone & Crockett caliber trophy bull elk. Bulls in the late hunt will almost always head to a steep remote canyon or mountain with feed,, bedding and water nearby so they can rest up and recover from the rut and put on weight for the winter. There is often water at the bottom of a steep slope. This is our first time with a bow and the first time in AZ and I keep reading that 22 and 23 are some of the better places. Hunting strategies during this time are spot and stalk, or in our tree stands/ground blinds. Arizona Unit 9. This unit will produce a few giant elk this year on the archery and early rifle hunts. The different geographical variations around Pleasant Valley, from open plains and ravines to densely forested hills, allow the region to support a large quantity of game. Lawyer talk: As you know, target ranges, archery courses and shooting courses are hazardous in that loaded firearms and/or weapons are discharged not only by you but also by others. Our clients have harvested bulls over 350 over the last several years. Look for thickly vegetated areas on steep slopes. A backpack hunt into any of these areas, can produce a big a bull. Our methods of hunting include spot and stock, stand hunting or the use of dogs. This Outfitter has access to 16,000 acres of private land in Premier Arizona Unit 10. Lodge co-owner, Michael Lechter, is an avid hunter. For the safety of all our guests, the shooting range is only for ages 10 and up. The best way is to get on the opposite slope and glass with tripod mounted binoculars or spotting scopes. Arizona HuntMap Unit Maps Choose your map type: HuntMap Premium (Durable Paper): $38.99 This is our premium waterproof, rip-proof, fade resistant and rubberized map product. A signed acknowledgment and release will be required. and are a good combination of a decent chance to draw a tag and the chance at quality bulls. The habitat is pr Lodge co-owner, Michael Lechter, is an avid hunter. Some of the biggest bulls in the state come from this unit. Forest Service Road 54A, Young, AZ 85554928.462.4029 | 928.462.4027 | info@cherrycreeklodge.com. Generally, good populations of elk exist throughout the northern portions of Unit 22. All of these hold elk and being wilderness areas, no motor vehicles are allowed. Thoughts? This exceptionally designed Arizona Hunt Unit 23 Map (1:100k scale - made in USA) has more road & water data than any other printed topographic Arizona Hunting Unit Map & is useful for all of your outdoor needs: hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, off-roading, camping, recreation. Archery hunters can’t resist a simulated hunt on our 10 station 3D archery course. Go here for more info on these affordable options for DIY hunters. Our methods of hunting include spot and stock, stand hunting or the use of dogs. These tags are draw only and if you’re drawn you can hunt on some of the best land in the unit, the Cherry Creek Ranch. Beginning archers and experienced archers wanting to tune in their bow can take advantage of our standard block target archery range. with a choice of rifle or archery and can usually be combined with the archery deer season. . Elk, especially bulls, will travel long distances on a daily basis to get food and water but areas that have all three within a close proximity will be hot spots. Beginners can learn the proper way to shoot a bow or fire a gun and experts can brush up on their aim before a hunt. Whiskey Creek 12-Jun-10. Arizona Unit 23-All of our elk hunts in Unit 23 are conducted out of our base camp which is a 3 bedroom 2 bath house located in the heart of Unit 23. Hikes into these areas will be shorter due to the number of roads but it will still be steep and more forested. If you are in good shape and can hike steep and deep country, the southern section of the unit can be a fantastic hunt. Without the pressure from other hunters, this can be a truly enjoyable hunt. Hunting strategies during this time are spot and stalk, or in our tree stands/ground blinds. Shop Unit 23 Hunt Maps. The best burns are 2-6 years old, but they can all be good and should not be overlooked. Archery Deer Bear and mountain lion hunting, with or without dogs is a favorite here at the Cherry Creek Lodge/Tilting H Ranch. Check out our website at southwestoutdoors.com to see pictures of trophy bears. Bulls in unit 23 will be looking for cows on the early rifle and archery hunts, so you should be scouting for cows during your pre-season scouting efforts. For morning hunts you want to locate a glassing knob that will allow you to look to the west or northwest so that you can glass the open south and southeast facing slopes where the elk will likely be feeding. Unit 22 has been split into two subunits, 22 North and 22 South to better direct elk hunting pressure to areas where elk need to be harvested (see hunting regulations for a full description of subunit boundaries). Archery season in Unit 23 during the early hunts is possibly the best trophy hunting in Arizona. There are a few streams that have running water, even during drought years. Page 1 ... 23 PM. Elk will travel a long ways to get water if needed but obviously will they would prefer to have food, cover and water nearby, so look for tanks or streams with bedding areas nearby. Usually there will be a mixture of junipers, pinyons, and a few pines on the slopes but for the moth part it will be open. This is a great time to be glassing. There are many deep canyons and steep, open, south facing slopes that bulls love during the late season. Elk, mule deer and coues deer are the main species on the ranch, with an opportunity at javelina, bear, ducks, geese, quail and turkey. Pete Davis at pete@CherryCreekLodge.com or by telephone at 928.462.4027 or 928.240.3436, You can download a copy of the release beforehand here, Guests – $25 per person, half day, unlimited rounds. When its cold and snowy, the south facing slopes will be warmer and the snow usually does not get as deep, which makes for easier feeding. Two rifle deer hunts are available. Unit 22 North is basically the area north of Payson, and it holds the majority of the elk in the Unit. Elk are primarily grass eaters. Beginners can learn the proper way to fire a gun and experts can brush up on their aim before a hunt. These hunts take place on private land with no pressure from other hunters. Cherry Creek Lodge and Game Management Unit 23 of the Tonto National Forest are home to 11 different game species ranging from Black Bear to Quail. The two halves have different hunt starting dates, so be sure to check which half you plan to hunt and be sure of the starting date. Hunting on private land gives you the best advantage of harvesting a truly huge bull. This hunt brings back the thrilling days of the past when lions were hunted on horseback with a good pack of dogs. Glassing is by far the best way to hunt the later seasons. Deer Hunting; Elk Hunting ; Mountain Lion Hunting; Uncategorized; Most Popular DVDs. From: howard. 1 or 2 days of scouting (appx 10-12 days before opening day), Link to the same video on Youtube (set to private so only you can see it), Google earth KML File with markers for each location, GPX file for uploading the GPS coordinates to your GPS or GPS APP, Written description with pictures of each locatio. There are also many cattle tanks. It includes GPS waypoints, Photos, Google Earth Links and a written description of each location. Premier Arizona Elk Units. Shoot at Clay targets thrown from different angles speeds, elevations, and distances simulating hunting different types of game birds. anyone know anything about unit 23 late archery elk hunt? Archery season in Unit 23 during the early hunts is possibly the best trophy hunting in Arizona. oshow 25-Jun-10. Arizona Strip Guides; Arizona Game and Fish; Mount-N-View Taxidermy; Chase'n the King; Yavapai Outfitters; Store Categories. Both unit 9 and unit 10 border unit 7 West and elk often pass back and forth between all three units. These tags are draw-only, and if you’re drawn you can hunt on some of the best land in the unit—The Cherry Creek Ranch. The following hunts are available at the Cherry Creek Ranch. Elk, especially bulls, will start heading toward bedding areas soon after the sun rises. If you are into early season elk hunting, unit 23 can be a fantastic hunt due to bulls competing with each other for limited numbers of cows. These are the Aberts (tassel-eared), Arizona gray, and the red or chickaree. All guests are required to take a brief course on gun safety before entering the shooting arena. Bear season is in August and October with a choice of rifle or archery and can usually be combined with the archery deer season. Make sure to check it out before starting your pre-season "E-scouting" efforts. Being at your glassing spot before daylight will give a much better chance of spotting a bull or cow. Two rifle deer hunts are available. Elk, unlike deer, need to water everyday. Gear up for some fast-paced action as our professional guides call in Coyotes, Fox, Bobcat, Bear and Lion. Areas that lack any of these three components will not likely hold a large number of elk. These tags are available over the counter with NO DRAW. Unit 23 is one of the very best trophy elk units, not only in Arizona, but the entire country. That’s why he designed special features into Cherry Creek Lodge to meet every hunter’s needs. This season produces some of the biggest bucks as the rut has the deer moving throughout the day. Rifle Deer Archery hunters can’t resist a simulated hunt on our 10-station 3D archery course. We are looking forward to another awesome elk season in 2020...here are some quick vids of bulging bulls! 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