Okay, I'll share what I can as you are lucky to have even drawn a NR tag for elk in Arizona. I live in Pine and Unit 22 is my stomping ground. This year I drew the 22 Archey rut tag for Sept 11-24. Nothing like hunting in your backyard during the rut
Alexand, with that archery tag in November, you are going to have your work cut out for you. Try to locate some of the more remote waterholes and brush up. Remember to keep scent control paramount in your mind. That means paying attention to the wind also. It will be frustrating due to all the other hunters (300) about and all the "road hunters" on their ATV/UTV's scouting ahead of time for the rifle hunt following your hunt. I think "courtesy/consideration" is a thing of the past. If there is a road to the tank you are sitting I can almost guarantee someone will drive right up to the tank while you are sitting it. If you park your ride where it can be seen that may help, but no guarantee. If you decide on a tank, scout ahead and try to locate the heavily used trails leading to the tank and set up an ambush 2-300 yards from the tank along the most heavily used trail. The bulls will usually let the cows preceed them quite a ways so wait them out. If you spook the cows the bulls will take note and you'll never see them. Good Luck on your hunt.
Jeffro, I've helped hunters on your hunt for the last 3 years. Will be assisting a hunter from Montana this year. Your
biggest issue is going to be the number of hunters (400) crammed into the 22N area. Most will be hunting just below the rim north and south of the Control Road. If you use your maps and are willing to bust through some brush, you might want to consider the Little Diamond or LoveLady Ranch area. The Wilderness areas off Hardscrabble Mesa is where the big herd bulls from those herds will head after the rut. Make sure you account for the Deep/Steep
canyons you'll be hunting in and keep in mind that you will have to get him out if you put him down. Find a high spot and glass, glass, glass. Once located plan a stalk if you need to get closer with primary attention to the wind which will be swirling around in those canyons. If you are a competent Long Range shooter then that will give you a huge advantage not having to try and stalk in close on these big guys. Doping the wind in those canyons will be the key along with a corrected range for incline/decline.
We had our monsoons early this year (May & June) and the browse quality and quantity is about as good as it has ever been. The antler growth should be phenominal this year (already seeing some big 7X7's and a couple of 8X8's) but those guys , if they survive the rut hunt, will be hard to locate in November.
Don't want to throw any cold water on your enthusiasm but the November hunts are always hard due to all the previous and present hunting pressure. The only thing not in short supply is hunter numbers but then it seems AZG&FD has responded to those who want more opportunity to hunt as opposed to those that want a better quality hunt. That's about it. Good luck to you both and let us know how you do.