D12

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  1. Goyaałé

    Goyaałé Active Member

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    Any advice on D12 archery. I've read a lot on it. I know it's tuff. I want to plan a 2 or 3 day trip out there for archery season. I haven't done any scouting. I know some will say that if i haven't scouted it's a waste of time. Not asking where. I want to go out there for the experience, and to hunt. Just want to get out and do as much hunting as i can with my AO tag. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Aeon

    Aeon just a dude who duck hunts

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    Ok first things first, have you shot broadheads out of your bow yet? The general rule is if you can't hit a paper plate every time then it's too far. Broadheads will not fly the same as your field points.

    As for d12 its a tough zone. A lot if them are nocturnal with the good rain last year they are spread out. Go hunt
     
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  3. xjon

    xjon Active Member

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    Well, you wanting to get out and do as much as you can is a very good attitude to start with.

    I tried D12 last year with a rifle. Had a great time. Didn't get to bag anything but the experience is well worth it. I did a lot of trips out there. Most camping out and some hotel when I had the lady and kids tag along.

    Advice- drive around and look at your ONX maps for any public land. Then get up high on a hill or mountain and watch the deer move. If your lucky you might spot a buck that you can stalk.

    Although I failed at bagging a deer, I am more excited of going back to D12 for the experience it gave me. I would like to get deeper and explore more but I think this year I will just stick to the place I know and adjust my tactics to get one.
     
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  4. ivhunter

    ivhunter Active Member

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    Every time I google d12, Eminem and his band pop up :). It's a very unique zone to hunt, I love being out and just exploring. With all the rains this year, shoot this past weekend was awesome out there water poured down in seconds.

    Around 10% success rate during rifle season I think. Good Luck and be careful the desert is will eat you up. Just last week a buddy from a search and rescue team found a body from a man that got lost trying to take a short cut.
     
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  5. Holster Craft

    Holster Craft New Member

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    Take lots of water, try the washes by water. get up high and glass. good luck! There's lots of deer in that desert.
     
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