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Arizona Elk Hunting is moderately challenging. During our archery and gun rut hunts the elk are typically in easier areas to access. The bulls tend to push their cows in to more open and flat areas in order to breed and establish dominance. Hunters should be prepared to hike 3-6 miles a day over flatter terrain while chasing rutting bulls. Water hole hunting is also a very productive method during the rut and may be utilized when the situation is right . Our November and December gun hunts are primarily spot-and-stalk and hunters should expect to hike 1-5 miles daily with a lot of glassing. The temperatures may range from 10-80 degrees with the possiblilty of rain and/or snow. The bulls are typically in very treacherous terrain during this time of the year. They are generally very easy to locate however it may be a full day hike to get into a shooting position. The later season elk hunts are very physically demanding and we do not recommend them for hunters who are not in decent physical condition.
Hunters must bring all hunting equipment needed for the duration of the hunt. We do not provide any weapons, optics, clothing, packs, or hunting gear for clients. We do provide qualified guides, transportation during the hunt, food, lodging, and basic necessities.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is the most convenient airport near our hunting area, and transportation is provided by BMO to and from the airport. Hunters are advised to arrive no earlier than noon on the day prior to the start of their hunt.
The weather conditions on our Arizona hunts vary greatly. September/October hunts are extremely warm and hunters should prepare for 30-90 degree weather with the possibility of thunderstorms in the evenings. November and December gun hunt temperatures will range from 10-80 degrees with the possibility of rain and/or snow. Elevations on the Arizona Elk hunts vary from 4,500 to 10,000 feet.
Accommodations and Trophy Care
Lodging in Arizona generally consists of a hotel, guest ranch, or a travel trailer (which include most modern facilities) depending on the location of the hunt. We provide all of the food, water, and snacks that you will need for your entire hunt. We do not provide liquor or beer; however we do allow hunters to bring whatever they would like on the trip.
We take great care to cape your trophy and prepare it for your travel home. We will also provide you transportation from the field to our recommended meat processor to ensure that your animal gets to the facility quickly. Hunters are responsible for all shipping and meat processing costs.