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Late-Season Elk Tips in the Southwest

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These tips and locations can help you find late-season elk success in Arizona and New Mexico

Late-season elk hunters in Arizona and New Mexico face a number of challenges. By the time late seasons open in November and December, there has been nearly continuous hunting pressure for two months or more in most elk areas.

More gun hunters will be in the woods during late season — in some high density areas, ten times more! Bowhunters will find less competition late. But, with less vocalization at this time, elk are more difficult to locate and rarely come to a call.

Late-season bulls often have broken...

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