Rick Wildermuth
Plenty of time to think about things lately. Been working on several hunting/hiking staffs, reviving an  Osage self-bow (just might be in hunting condition by fall) and thinking about not having a family gathering on Easter Day. But I have reached out to several other PBS Members and they said "Rick, announce the hunt".

January 1, 2021 thru whenever you decide to leave. This years location is outside of Wilcox, AZ. This is a good javalina area with some mule and Coues deer on the same hillsides. Semi-rugged terrain. Weather? I promise nothing because that always gets me in trouble. Rain, ice, snow, beautiful sunny 70 degree days, 20 degrees over night, strong wind -- or not, you won't know until you get here. But hunting with PBS members is always a great day for me.
Deer season starts mid December and runs thru the end of January. Javalina starts January 1 and lasts 3 weeks. This hunt unit is a draw for javalina and OTC for deer, buck only. For years now there have been left-over tags for javalina so you should get your tag.
Licenses and tags available on-line with the exception of deer which must be purchased in AZ.
I'll let everyone know when to apply for javalina, typically around the end of September. There is plenty of space to camp and hunt. We will welcome 100's of PBS'ers (Is that a word?).
I know it's early BUT plenty of time to think about life and Future Memories to be Made.
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Rick Wildermuth
Oh heck. Can't find the edit button. I meant Arizona, not Arizone. 
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Randy Brookshier
A javelina is on my bucket list.  Depends on how my fall/late season goes, I'm planning on being there.
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Mike Hough
Rick, sorry I didn't get to talk with you much at the PBS Banquet in Missouri. It was nice meeting you though! This hunt sounds great. I think it will be good timing for me too. I look forward to future posts. Happy Easter.
Mike Hough
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Ron Grist
I'm planning on being there.
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Rick Wildermuth

Mike, I agree. We did not have time to say much more than hello. We will make up for that at some point in the future. 

 

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Rick Wildermuth

The hunt unit is 32. 

non-res license is $160 hunt/fish. Good for rabbits, quail, predators. Javalina tag is $115 and OTC deer $300. Lion tag is $75

Mule deer buck to die ratio 8-10/100
Coues 20/100
sealed and Gambles quail in the area and you just might get lucky and find a few Mearns. Can be hunted all of January. And a few water holes around which may hold ducks. 

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Jeff Holchin
My son and I are planning to attend, mostly for the  good eats.....🤓
This is what happens when you surprise your menopausal wife with news about your next hunting trip and she happens to be a former kick boxing champ of NC....
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Tim Denial
This always sounds like such an enjoyable hunt,just to close to the holidays for me.
Always enjoy the reports from everyone.
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Rick Wildermuth
Ok then Jeff, dogs and 60%lean beef burgers coming up. 
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Rick Wildermuth
Mr Tim, we can discuss holding this the following year in mid-January. That would coincide with the Coues deer rut. We just may be able to accommodate. 
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Craig Burris
14 hour drive for me 
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Mike Hough
Rick, I notice you included the cost of a lion tag :-). We don't have them in Illinois! I'll buy a tag for everything just in case. But what's the chance I get to see a mountain lion? I'm guessing its rare, but I would really like to see one....far away. haha
Mike Hough
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Don Thomas
Matter of fact, Mike, there are a lot of cats in that country. I used to see cougar tracks all the time when I was living just south of there. Remarkable number of bobcats—check the regs on them, because they are probably open. I missed on that I should have killed while I was deer hunting. And if you're really lucky, you might see one of the jaguars that used to be in our back yard. Don Thomas
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Rick Wildermuth
Thanks Don for the information. I believe about 90 minutes from our camp is an area with more lions then where we will be sleeping. With a predator, you just never know when one will appear. 
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