About hunting in Arizona
When you hunt in Arizona you will immerse yourself in stunning scenery, deserts, mesas, and rugged mountain ranges. Southern Arizona is primarily desert, while the northern part of the state is a mix of mountain ranges, pine forests, plateaus, and canyons. Arizona has excellent big-game hunting, with ten huntable species, including pronghorn antelope, black bears, bison, desert bighorn sheep, elk, javelina, Merriam turkeys, Gould’s turkeys, mountain lions, mule deer, and Coues white-tailed deer. The world-record typical elk, which scored 442 5/8 B&C points, came from Arizona. Bird hunting is also outstanding in Arizona, which has three species of quail (Gambel’s, scaled, and Mearns’), mourning doves, white-winged doves, Eurasian collard doves, band-tailed pigeons, blue grouse, and a wide variety of ducks and geese. Most of Arizona’s big-game hunting licenses are allocated through a draw system. The number of permits available per species are determined and adjusted annually from the results of surveys and studies. To apply for a hunt permit, or tag, an application must be submitted during the drawing period, so planning ahead is important for hunting in Arizona. There are also a few hunting permits available over the counter in Arizona, including archery deer hunts in some units and mountain lions and bears in some areas. Learn more about Arizona’s hunting regulations and how to apply for a license at the Arizona Game & Fish Department website: https://www.azgfd.com/hunting/.
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Archery Mule or Coues Deer Hunt 1x1 '19 United States
This is a 5- day hunt, expect to stalk on mature coues deer between 85-115" and mature mule deer between 15-180' every day and have opportunities on both between 15-50yds. The hunt is 1 guide to 1 hunter unless requested otherwise by the hunter. Hiking between 2-6 miles daily various terrain and weather conditions depending on the season. Accommodations: canvas wall tent, camper trailer, or hotel upon request. Good food and snacks throughout the hunt, the hunters will be asked to provide a list of favorite food and beverages before coming. Alcohol will not be provided, the hunter can bring or buy when in town whatever they may need in addition to what will be provided. Early Archery: August 20th- September 10th. Late Archery: December 10-31th. This hunt is available with over-the-counter tag.
Trip duration: 5 days
Trip available on: 20 August 2019 31 January 2020
Javelina / Predator Hunt 2x1 '20 United States
This is a 3 day hunt, expect to see and/or stalk on mature Javelina several times if needed on your hunt. This hunt is provided on atv/off-road vehicle/on foot. A typical day includes getting to a glassing point and glassing all morning and then stalking the Javelina throughout the day. The hunter should expect a shot in the 10-150yd range up to their comfortable limit and the weapon they are using. The weather will be mild, chilly in the morning and sunny mid-day. The hunter to guide ratio is 2:1 in the this hunting camp unless otherwise requested...every hunter gets the best chance at a trophy and often times there will be two guides helping out the hunter. This hunt is usually joined as a predator combo hunt at no charge if the hunter is interested in doing so. Archery season January 1-23, Youth Only January 24-February 3, Handgun-Archery-Muzzleoader February 4-20, Rifle February 1-26. (Dates are approximate and may change). Travel to and from Phoenix intl airport, or drive to the hunt location. No tents for this hunt, it is located on a private ranch in AZ with 2 ranch houses, great food and great sleep are guaranteed on this hunt! All travel, food, and lodging are provided from your point of arrival here in AZ to hunt camp etc is provided, food, trophy/meat preparation, delivery of meat to processor. This is a draw hunt, all application info must be turned in be second Tuesday in October. Draw odds are nearly 100%.
Trip duration: 3 days
Trip available on: 1 January 2020 28 February 2020
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