Wednesday, February 29, 2012

AZ Grey Fox Video

Check out this video of a Fox that the boys and I called in just down off the rim with my foxpro caller. These little critters cannot stay away from the caller if the right sound is used. They are great to hunt with kids and first time hunters and we have a blast every winter calling them.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Morning Hunt with the Boys

Woke up this morning to a beautiful calm morning with no wind and headed out to call with Devin and my son in law Colby Hale.  By the time we arrived to where we wanted to get out and call the wind was blowing 15-20 mph but we stuck with it and made a 2-3 mile circle making 6-7 stands with Devin killing a fox and only one other coyote showing himself before he winded us and made a quick exit from the scene of the crime. Check out some pictures from this morning and earlier success we have had from the last couple of weekends.

Devin and Colby with this mornings Grey fox 
Colby with a bobcat and coyote
Afternoon Coyote

Friday, February 24, 2012

Leon Sherwood's AZ Jr. Javelina Hunt

Late January had us hunting in central AZ hunting javelina with our nephews Shan and Leon Sherwood from Nephi, Utah. This was their first hunt in AZ and they were both excited to be in the desert hunting for what we call "the stink pigs". They had a short time frame to hunt so we had our work cut out for us to find and kill two pigs. We started out glassing on opening day with a cold north wind blowing 15-20 mph and it seemed to have the pigs down. With 4-5 of us glassing that morning zero pigs were found but we saw mule deer and a AZ grey fox. The afternoon found us split up trying to locate a group of pigs to chase. Around 4pm the wind finally let up and we glassed a bunch of pigs working their way out of a canyon to feed in the prickly pear. The boys were set up on an open hillside approximately 150 yds waiting for the shot. With some exciting words of encouragement from his dad Leon made a perfect shot on his first big game animal. Big brother Shan tried to make it a sweep with some good shooting but came up just short.  We had a great time with the family and can't wait for another hunt with the Sherwood boys.

Dane Hancock's AZ Archery Javelina

We started out the year the second weekend of January hunting pigs in unit 23 in a familiar area.  We split up with Dane and myself glassing to the west while Mike and Uncle Chase Sherwood were moving up the wash glassing to the north.  It wasnt long when Dane whispered to me that he had pigs.  They were 700 yards to the west on the other side of the wash chasing each other in the sun.  We called my dad and Chase to let them know that we were taking off to the stalk the group of pigs. We stalked up to 50 yards and waited for the best shot oppurtunity.  After 5 minutes we had a pig walk out in the open and Dane drew as I ranged him at 55 yards.  Dane released an arrow that stuck the pig perfect.  The Pig jumped and kicked like a deer.  We waited for my dad and Chase to make their way down to us for the recovery.  We walked up to where the pig stood and instantly had a good blood trail, the pig only made it 20 yards and was laying under a mesquite tree.  The hunt was over by 9 A.M. and had us sitting at the Butcher Hook in Tonto Basin by lunch.