Updated: Nov 5, 2018
It is no secret that Arizona produces some of the biggest mule deer in the world. It is also no secret that deer tags are both highly sought after and extremely difficult to procure. They take either an incredible amount of luck or, and this is most likely, a well laid out application strategy with tons of points to draw. This past autumn it seemed like my social media feeds were constantly abuzz with giants coming from the Grand Canyon State. It was nice to see, given wolf reintroduction concerns and a slight downward turn in 2016. From what I saw on social media, the folks I’ve spoken with and the data I crunched from AZGFD, 2017 was a very good year and 2018 could be even better!