Two other buddies and I were drawn for Cottonwood next weekend. We'll be there Friday to chat with F & G , maybe get a little last minute info. Anyone else get drawn and planning on going?.....................Erich.
Cahunter...........Yes only openning weekend is a draw/permit. Starting Monday anyone can hunt there. 2 years ago 3 bucks were taken during the first "weekdays" of the season. Slyone2no........Good luck to you too. Erich.
Ca..............Last year we saw a little pig sign on opening morning and through out the weekends after. We did get into a small group, could smell and hear them but never took a shot. Talked to a guy later in the season that had taken a nice boar. In 1999 my buddy pushed a big boar out in front of us. He had dropped down to cross over to the other side of the draw. I sat above to see if anything came out. A black boar ,the size of a small cow with short legs, came running out. Took a shot but my reloads were a litttle high, second round jammed as he ran over the hill. Every year I say i'm going to go back when it cools down. Damn ducks keep side tracking me though. Got a little info. from a publisher/producer that I may try this year. If you or anyone else would like to hook up later when it cools down i'd be happy to meet up and share what i've seen and know.
That would be cool to hook up in a week or 2, Iam going to head out there, or at least try, in a week or so. Let me know how you do opening weekend. One thing do you park at Dino point and cross the street or do you just park at that fence and go in, you know where the old parking lot used to be.
One more thing one of the biggest blacktails I've ever seen was shot in cottenwood. It had to be a least 22" wide 4x4. Good luck this weekend.
Ca............We usually park just past the Dino Pt. turn off on the east-bound side. There is a little turn out by an elevation sign I think, just as the road starts down hill. Cross over , then follow the fence line east to the openning. stay off the private property though. They patrol that sometimes and F & G was watching there last year. Just watch the traffic, may take a while to get back across in the daylight....................E.
Vic.........We'll be going in a little earlier but i'll have my radio on. Hand helds on ch. 1 . Give us a holler during the day if you get a chance. We'll be driving the blk. 4x4 chevy. Weather has been foggy in the AM on top with a little breeze. Be nice if that pattern holds for Sat......................E.