This trip to the Arizona Strip for elk is over. F&G estimate less then 50 elk in 13a, 13b, 12a, and 12b combined. Even with the bad odds, I wanted to elk hunt so I got a tag. I found rubs from last year and sign from a couple months ago, then the sign started getting fresher and fresher. I finally found a fresh rub but could never locate the bull who made it. Its really flat and thick so I couldn't do much glassing. I'll be back when they are bugling!! #az#arizona#arizonaelk#elkhunt#nonpermit#otc#elk#hunt#hunting#arizonastrip#stripelk#archery#bowhunt
I fell in love with the reflection of the sky on the rippling green waters of the Colorado River yesterday. Our two day drive back home was filled with some of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen.
We spent the day exploring some of the Arizona Strip on the first day of our two-leg drive back home. Our state is so beautiful and there is an almost overwhelming amount of interesting things to do and see. ❤️
Bitter sweet feeling leaving my favorite place on earth!!! But we got it with a nice buck 🦌 The good thing is I can now take my girls camping and deer hunting on the other side of the state now @crissy_rose313 #teamhoyt#arizonastrip#toyotatundra
I heard recently that the fruit of the yucca is edible. On my last solo foray into the desert I picked about a dozen (not from the yucca in this picture, but from a banana yucca a little further down the road), took them home, and baked them until tender. It's true, they were edible, but not at all good. 🤢
I'm becoming increasingly interested in wild desert edibles. Prickly Pear and Mormon Tea are both givens, but I've also heard Mesquite is edible. Anyone have any experience with foraging native foods? Any yuccas out there that don't taste like a dirt-covered bell pepper smothered in kerosene sauce?
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