Arizona's Turkey Lottery

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hookspur
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Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by hookspur » September 21st, 2018, 5:34 am

Well, I've applied yet again for the Arizona turkey lottery. I've hunted there several times, but for a number of years I've been focused on getting a tag good for a Gould's hunt in the southern part of the state. All my fingers and toes are crossed in hopes that this is the year I finally get a US Gould's to complete my Royal Slam. I have 12 bonus points going in....only time will tell if that's gonna be enough! I really despise Arizona's drawing; they make you buy an expensive hunting license every year, just for the honor of applying in their lottery. I'll sure be glad to get this one under my belt!! Anyone else ever draw a Gould's tag in Arizona? If so, how was the hunt?

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Re: Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by deerhunt1988 » September 21st, 2018, 6:03 am

You are too kind, advertising this opportunity! ha. I'm going in with 4 points. Always gives me a glimmer of hope looking at the draw results and seeing someone with just a couple points winning a tag. To get the most bang for my buck, I've been buying mule deer and elk points too at $15/per.

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Re: Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by howl » September 21st, 2018, 9:25 am

Hat's off to anyone who goes to all that trouble to draw a tag. I have never even been able to convince myself to buy a WY antelope point.

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Re: Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by Fatmo » September 21st, 2018, 11:20 am

I hope this is your year, buddy... I had decided to try for a Goulds, but after I found out that Az. makes you purchase a $163.00 license just to apply. I said I'll pass!! Best of luck, Doc.....

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Re: Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by ww » September 21st, 2018, 2:05 pm

I'd like to kill one too but I think I'll use all that tag money on a Mexico Goulds just across the border.

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Re: Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by hookspur » September 21st, 2018, 2:13 pm

As long as I draw a tag soon, I'll still be money ahead over what I would've spent on a Mexico hunt. Besides that, I just want my first Gould's to be a United States Gould's!!!

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Re: Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by OLE RASPY » September 21st, 2018, 6:48 pm

I hope you draw a tag hookspur. I’ve never heard of anybody that ever has. I’m sure there is just haven’t heard. I went ahead and went to Mexico but I understand you wanting one in the US. GOOD LUCK BUD.
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Re: Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by Tail Feathers » September 21st, 2018, 7:28 pm

I know a local guy who won a tag in a nationwide NWTF raffle or something like that several years ago. He hunted with a TV show and got one after several days. He said the odds were astronomical on winning. Good luck Doc!

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Re: Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by firedup » September 22nd, 2018, 7:43 pm

Good luck Doc! I will cross all my digits for ya as well. Can't hurt....

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Re: Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by Smokey » September 23rd, 2018, 9:32 pm

Wishing ya good luck too Doc.

(When I saw Tail Feathers and firedup post sequentially I had to jump in and stick my neck up too like a line of turkeys 😃. I started to sign up to post but forgot I was already a member here and was on a pretty good streak toward setting some kind of world lurking record 🤣.)

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Re: Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by hookspur » September 25th, 2018, 5:08 am

I'll overlook the scruffy pack of company you keep as buddies, Joe. :lol:

Are y'all coming down to FL next spring??? Our camp sure enjoys having you guys amongst us. We even have a hot shower now, so we can maybe tolerate a longer visit from the WV/TX contingent.......

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Re: Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by Smokey » September 25th, 2018, 6:20 am

As always I hope we can make it. Although we don’t always make it there’s not a turkey year that starts out that I don’t wish to be down there with you and the gang. It is always a grand time.

As for the scruffy company I keep David and Randy are holding up pretty well but LT IS a little ragged around the edges now that you mention it. :lol:

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Re: Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by hookspur » November 2nd, 2018, 8:24 pm

Dagnabbit. Once again I failed to draw. I'm beginning to think their lottery is rigged. :banghead:

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Re: Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by Fatmo » November 3rd, 2018, 9:56 am

That Zucks!!! They sure do have racket going on out there. ( You have to buy a license before you can apply ) $160.00 + fees I guess you could go out and shoot a Merriams if not drawn... Better luck next year and I hope its next year because your not getting any younger....

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Re: Arizona's Turkey Lottery

Post by hookspur » November 3rd, 2018, 10:06 am

I'm feelin' it, Dickie.....trust me on that!!! My wheels are ready to fall off; knees are both SHOT!

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