Welcome to the show, it’s tag Tuesday boys and girls. Where we go super hunting nerd and talk in depth about how to apply for as a nonresident in Arizona. This week I am joined by Austin Atkinson of Hunting Fool. Austin actually grew up in Arizona and has both hunted and guided in Arizona numerous times. Not only does Austin have some great tips for applying but he also so has some great tips on late season hunting as they have taken some monster bulls on the late hunts.
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- Interview starts (4:00)
- Arizona break down (8:00)
- The pressure of shooting a mature animal after 10 years (10:30)
- Arizona units (11:45)
- Easier to draw units vs top end units (13:30)
- Arizona draw system and seasons (14:45)
- Getting started with Arizona (19:00)
- What to know about being non-resident for Arizona (24:45)
- Bonus point system (28:00)
- Arizona late season tags (30:30)
- Late season archery hunts (40:00)
- What to do with zero points (43:00)
- Arizona as an antelope state (46:00)
- Group applications (51:30)
- Lifetime residency (52:00)