Rathner describes Unit 13B as some of the most rugged country found in Arizona. The area is bordered on the south by the Grand Canyon. To the east, are the Hurricane Cliffs; to the west, lies the Virgin River Gorge. Between all of that are pockets of what Rathner says are prime antelope habitat, featuring lots of sagebrush flats. He says he did not see large numbers of pronghorns, but what antelope there were had superior genetics, thanks to Arizona Game and Fish transplanting antelope here from the famed Prescott area some years ago. "The animals have had time to breed and are now producing some quality bucks. There is a good opportunity to take a B & C antelope in this unit," Rathner says.
Importantly, this area is not heavily hunted. In fact, only five tags are available here through the lottery, which makes it a difficult hunt to be drawn for. But, hey - the scarcity of tags is part of what makes the area great. You may want to add it to your annual permit application strategy. Good........(continued)