Arizona Hunting Workshop Signup Form
Arizona Hunting Club & Outdoor Adventure Group's Hunting Workshop Signup Form. The cost of the 3-hour workshop is $15
and can be paid for online with any major credit card.
The Arizona Hunting Club & Outdoor Adventure Group has created an Arizona Hunting Workshop
to help new hunters learn to how to hunt as well as help existing hunters learn new tips and tricks
that will help them have better luck when it comes to locating deer and elk.
The Arizona Hunting Workbook that we will use to teach this online hunting workshop
contains a great deal of hunting information that covers many
different hunting tactics, hunting techniques and hunting strategies designed to improve the average
person's ability to find animals and successfully fill their hunting tag.
You will need a computer that has broadband Internet access and a telephone
to dial and list to the audio portion of the class. After you sign up, you will be
sent the Arizona Hunting Workshop materials and dial-in phone number via the email
address you sign up with.
Prior to class you need to buy and install these important hunting tools in order
for us to show you how to find food, water and beds and track them down with a GPS unit:
- Delorme Topo 7.0 Mapping Software - Cost $99
- eTrex Handheld Global Position System (GPS) Unit - Cost $105
- Microsoft's 3D Virtual Earth Satellite Imaging Software - Free Download
The topographic software isn't mandatory, but we will be using the software to conduct online
scouting exercises such as where are the best benches located near xyz stock tank? Where is the
best chokepoint between Mormon Mountain and Mormon Lake? If you don't have this software you
will be lost.
It really doesn't matter what brand of topo software or GPS unit you buy. We recommend the
eTrex because it is the most cost-effective version for beginners. In this class, our
instruction will be covering the eTrex model only. We will not answer questions on other models due to
time constraints. We also suggest that you read your manual and already know how to enter a waypoint
into the GPS unit before our class begins. Please figure out how to enter a waypoint before signing
up for this class.
Downloading the Microsoft Virtual Earth software is free. If you do nothing else, download this
software and learn how to use satellite aerial imaging to scout any hunt unit in Arizona from the
comfort of your living room sofa. It will save you thousands of hours of stomping around in the woods.
In our Arizona Hunting Workshop, we are going to instruct students on how to pull up quadrangle maps
located in Hunt Unit 6a near Mormon Lake. We will show you how the program works, train you on what items to look for,
then help you plan your very first scouting trip.
Next, we provide a separate Arizona Scouting Field
Trip training exercise. The Arizona Scouting Field Trip allows students to
implement the scouting plan they
create in class during a weekend camping trip. This will include
locating stock tanks, grassy pastures and hillside bedding areas. Based on the fresh sign that you
find in the field while scouting, we will teach you how to zero in on the deer and/or elk and
locate the game trails they are using to travel from location to location.
We also recommend that you buy and read a copy of
Mapping Trophy Bucks by Brad Herndon. It is the most
important hunting book you'll ever read. We guarantee it. And no, we didn't write it or make
any money off the book sales.
Please call 602-326-0940 with questions.
Arizona Hunting Workbook Table of Contents:
- Understanding the Energy Dynamics of Wildlife
- Profiling Big Game Animals and Their Preferred Habitats
- Profiling Hunters and Their Predictable Hunting Patterns
- Hunting with Topographic Map Software
- Hunting with Satellite Aerial Images
- Hunting with 3D Virtual Maps that Show Terrain Features
- Using a Global Positioning System (GPS) Unit
- Planning a Scouting Trip Complete with Predefined GPS Routes
- Scouting with a Digital Camera
- Recording a Hunting Journal for Future Generations of Hunters
- How to Pick the Right Stock Tanks to Scout
- What to Scout for around Watering Holes
- What to Scout for around Feeding Areas
- What to Scout for around Bedding Areas
- What to Scout for around Game Trails
- What to Scout for around Dirt Roads
- Using Premium Optics to See Animals Before They See You
- Building a Food Buffet for Big Game Animals
- Using Game Cameras to Scout 24x7
- Building a Ground Blind
- Installing a Tree Stand
- Understanding Prevailing Wind, Landscape Features and Heat Thermals
- Understanding Sound Barriers that Isolate Human Activity
- Using Scents to Mask Human Smells
- Using Camouflage to Hide Human Profiles
- Building a Big Game Funnel/Choke Point
- Using Game Calls to Lure in Big Game Animals
- Selecting the Perfect Weapon for Hunting
- Learning Your Weapon's Unique Shooting Characteristics
- Practice Shooting at the Gun Range or the Archery Video Range
- Setting Up a Hunting Camp for Comfort within Walking Range of Hunting Areas
- Setting Up a Hunting Backpack with Every Thing You Need to Hunt
- Processing the Meat and Preparing for a Trophy Mount
- Improving Your Odds of Getting Drawn in Arizona
- Arizona Game & Fish Wildlife Hunt Unit Managers
- Arizona Game & Fish Hunting Unit Scouting Reports
Recommended Reading Materials
The signup process is easy.
The only thing you need to sign up is a valid email address and credit card so
that we can send you details about our upcoming hunting workshops,
scouting field trips and camping trips that we hold throughout the year.