HPO's Arizona Bulls so far 2012

We have had a good elk season so far this year in Unit 10. Four of the six bulls were taken on the archery hunt and two on the rifle hunt. We have hunters this week in 7 East, hunters in unit 10 on the general hunt in November and hunters on the Late Kaibab hunt in November as well. So we have some hunts still to come.

We started off with Blake taking his bull on the last day he could hunt, and I took my bull on the last day of the 14 day season. We both passed bulls that were better than we killed hoping to kill the monster, but decided to get it done with last day bulls for both of us. I was able to capture video of my own spot and stalk kill, as I was by myself during the last few days. This is a first for me, it made the hunt just that much more special. Blake and I got to hunt most of the season together so it was a great year for us.

Elk Hunting Arizona - High Point Outfitters

Elk Hunting Arizona - High Point Outfitters
HPO helped Gary and Stephan Syrett of Utah harvest these two great archery bulls.  Well done guys!
Elk Hunting Arizona - High Point Outfitters

Elk Hunting Arizona - High Point Outfitters
Our early rifle hunters were Dave and Jeff who harvested two good bulls. Jeff started off with his bull bugling his head off right in front of us opening morning coming into some perfect cow calls. It was too much for Jeff to stand around and watch as he decided to put the bull on the ground.  The next day Dave made an awesome one shot kill at 711 yards across a canyon right before dark.  We had a crazy packout that night, luckily we had six of us to pack the big boy out.  We got back to camp at midnight to a hot grilled chicken, potatoes in the half shell and cobbler with ice cream dinner.  It is so nice to have mom and dad in camp cooking!  It was a great way to finish the early elk seasons off! 

Elk Hunting Arizona - High Point OutfittersElk Hunting Arizona - High Point Outfitters