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mainly looking for a spring. ive heard that they are there but imn looking for gps cords for a few. i welcome any other info as well though. thanks
 

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You are going to have to pour over topo’s, and then go put some boots on the ground and scout the area. Though patterns will change, deer will stay in the same area, so scouting will help you even now. If you get GPS coordinates from someone, that means they are on the deer themselves as are potentially others. In AZ, or anywhere for the matter, the harder it is to get to, the better your chances at a nice deer…

I guess a GPS may help if you are looking for a general area for the first deer you see/meat in the freezer, but I find it hard pressed to believe someone’s going to give a big buck up when they could hunt him next year…

Also keep in mind you and everyone else in AZ will be sitting on water; so you need to find patterns as to get them coming in before they hit the water...
 

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im planning on hiking the area alot. im looking for water to filter to drink. im not asking for "honey holes" just to clear it up.
 

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You are going to have to pour over topo’s, and then go put some boots on the ground and scout the area. Though patterns will change, deer will stay in the same area, so scouting will help you even now. If you get GPS coordinates from someone, that means they are on the deer themselves as are potentially others. In AZ, or anywhere for the matter, the harder it is to get to, the better your chances at a nice deer…

I guess a GPS may help if you are looking for a general area for the first deer you see/meat in the freezer, but I find it hard pressed to believe someone’s going to give a big buck up when they could hunt him next year…

Also keep in mind you and everyone else in AZ will be sitting on water; so you need to find patterns as to get them coming in before they hit the water...
+1 well said.

You just need to get out there and scout. Look over topo maps. Find an area with a waterhole that most wont want to hike into. Use google earth that helps too.

If you don't like to do the work yourself check out this site. http://www.desertbull.com/Unitinfopak.htm

You can buy info from them but there is no telling how many people they sell that same info to. The effort I put into a hunt is what I look forward to.

Check out what G&F says. http://www.azgfd.gov/h_f/hunting_units_30a.shtml

I have hunted this unit many years. There are some really nice bucks out there! good luck
 

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thanks but in not looking for a hunting hole. im looking for drinking water. im not ehunting. i would like to go a longer distance out and want to know if i can come across some water to filter to drink it. i guess thats the place that the deer are too and i didnt think of that. but my main concers is drinking water out there. i see what you guys mean.
 

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thanks desert bird. ill check it out
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your funny
 

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Lots of nice bucks here:

N 33° 32.350'
W 112° 15.704'

Check it out!

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LMAO, there are some huge ones there; crazy how some are in velvet and others not… :confused: But I’m pretty sure he wants to kill them himself… I had to check the GPS as I could tell you were up to no good but thought you were putting in a Zoo...

Just to clarify though, I meant getting the coordinates from someone else is a bit sketchy. Mapping your own through topo’s and scouting is priceless… This GPS has been phenomenal for camping, hunting, fishing, etc… How did I ever live without it!!!???
 

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I couldn't resist.:p In all seriousness, I would not trust any coords from a stranger. And I agree, I could not live without my gps and topo maps loaded to my laptop. That combo has been priceless for scouting a new unit. Even with topo you have to get out there and check the roads and terrain physically before a hunt, not sure of how many times I've pin pointed a sure spot on topo that should hold bucks only to find no access, private property, or the terrain just is not what I would consider "bucky".

good luck on your hunt, never hunted 30A
 

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A lot of the springs on topo are not Perennial. Don't count on em. I've even found some big ol' Cottonwoods growing where a spring is, dropped a waypoint and topo did not have it.
 

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scout, scout and scout (dont escout)
the folks yer asking have put there time in so now its yer turn, if ya dont know the area then why put in for it? (unless your gonna scout)
if yer up for a new experince in a new unit then azgfd has some starting points. fuel up yer truck and lace yer boots is the best way to go. if yer only making the trip for the hunt in a new unit (to you) then you wasted a tag as far as im concerned cause someone who knew the unit or would put in there homework(not saying you wont) didnt get drawn
good luck on yer hunt
 

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yeah i plan on scouting, i was looking for drinking water not deer.... thanks any ways.

your funny delw.
 

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oh, no i put in with a guy who has hunted this area before and he said that there were some springs in the area and that we are going out hiking for a few days. he couldnt remember where the springs were. we are going out scouting in october and i was trying to get some spots for water so if we ran out we could go filter some. it was a just in case.
 

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If it helps any, the only reliable sources of water that I'm aware of in that area are on private land. If you are going as far east as Miller Springs, they are about a 50-50 proposition for most of the year.
 
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