Lots of things up in the air right now, but if the opportunity arises I may make a looooong road trip over to AZ with my father in-law in January. He is not a hunter but is in love with the South West, I just started applying for AZ so I am going to take this as a chance to explore some areas. I really want to hunt a Coues Deer, though I would love a Strip Tag as well! I have been doing a bit of research on Coues Deer units that can be drawn in 3-7 years during the later Dec season and in the mean time I thought about going out there on a OTC Jan hunt every couple years to learn the areas.
I thought about the far Southern units but the illegal's have me a bit worried about my camp and vehicle.
Right now I am looking at hunting somewhere between Phoenix south to Tuscon and east of those cities. Haha, huge area I know but one day I wouldnt mind drawing 22 late season, but would rather be able to draw a unit with fewer points than it takes.
I am also going to look into the hunters education point and figure out how to get it while Im out there on a hunting trip.
Anyone else do much hunting in that broad area during the Jan archery hunt?