I sent you a PM on some general areas to check in unit 28. Access to the Perilla Mountains can be done by two different ways. We saw 3 doe and a fawn. The OTC Deer scouting reports are per unit based and we limit what we send out. To get to the San Bernardino Valley take I-10 to Hwy 191 south to Douglas. Our most productive methods of hunting these muley bucks is by glassing and stalking with an emphasis on glassing. that will provide good hunting are South Canyon, Walnut Canyon and Indian Creek. Selection of a good area is one step to improving your success. McNeal is located about 10 miles south of Elfrida on 191. Cubs don’t always stay close to their mother. Area: Black Bear in this unit will typically occupy National Forest Service lands. As with any hunting, pre-season scouting will always increase your chances of a successful hunt. For the Willcox Playa, the closure is: beginning at Willcox; southeast on AZ Hwy 186 to the Kansas Settlement Road; south on the Kansas Settlement Road to Kimzey Road which runs west from K-S Store (formerly Brown’s store) and the cotton gin at the northeast corner of Section 11, Township 16 South, Range 25 East; west along this road alignment to AZ Hwy 191; north on AZ Hwy 191 to Interstate 10; northeast on Interstate 10 to Willcox (see Map). This unit contains a lot of private property so if you plan to hunt these areas obtain permission from landowners! Chest depth of course, is better for males displaying a wide view from the front and more of cylindrical body side profile. Mule deer are located in all mountain ranges and lower valleys within the unit. Areas that should be productive are the Peloncillo Mtns, south side of the Dos Cabezas, and the Pedregosa Mountains. Arizona Mule Deer unit 8 in Dec. Thread starter Ramsey445; Start date Oct 26, 2020; Oct 26, 2020 #1 R. Ramsey445 Junior Member. Mule Deer Foundation’s Arizona Regional Director John Gebhart . Click the small map ICON on the left to view a sample. A good landownership map can also be useful in locating state land sections on the edges of farm fields. Anywhere in this area should provide some shooting. Rifle Mule Deer Success . The Kansas Settlement and Elfrida area will provide hunting in September around the agricultural areas. Follow this into the valley. The sandhill crane hunting closure in the Whitewater Draw area is within the following described boundaries: beginning at the junction of Coffman and Davis roads; south on Coffman Road to Bagby Road; west along the Bagby Road alignment to the intersection of Bagby and posted portions of the Alamo Ranch; north to the boundary with that portion of the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area in Section 30, Township 12 South, Range 26 East; west along the posted portion of the Wildlife Area to Frontier Road; north on Frontier Road to Davis Road; east on Davis Road to the point of origin. Three species of quail occur in the unit; Gambel’s, Scaled and Mearns’. Its a mess of private access issues. These Central Arizona mule deer units also offer archers over the counter archery mule deer tags in either the velvet or in the peak of the rut. Be sure that you secure access to hunt in this unit before you apply. Area: Black Bear in this unit will typically occupy National Forest Service lands. Take a close look and scout the McCracken Mountains area. This is a populated area so care must be taken when choosing hunting areas. Exampleis if you buy unit 10 $1500 you have a … The OTC Deer scouting reports are per unit based and we limit what we send out. Geographically The Strip encompasses 5,074 square miles of northwestern Arizona. Our rifle Arizona trophy mule deer trips are currently running at 100% harvest rate with a 100% shooting opportunity. And in recent years, the desert mule deer has gained popularity among hunters. This is a populated area so care should be taken when hunting. To get there; follow Hwy 80 from Douglas to the Boss-Husted Ranch. Good optics and knowledge of javelina habitats will improve your odds of having a successful hunt in the spring. Overview: Javelina are found throughout the unit and provide good hunting opportunities. Secondly, you can park your vehicle on Hwy 80 at the rest area at approximately mile post 375.5, from this location you can hike east on foot into the red hills (Be sure and look at land ownership and topographical maps to avoid hunting on private lands). Bear hunts in this state are set up to try and minimize the take of females (sows). For this reason there is a Female Harvest Objective for each unit every year. Overview: The unit contains isolated populations of whitetail within certain mountain ranges. Other Pertinent Climate Information Like in all other areas be sure to get permission before hunting agricultural areas because they are private property. We didn't get to do much scouting do to work. Willcox Chamber of Commerce – 520 384-2272. Find a good vantage point and glass areas for long periods of time. Mule deer are located in all mountain ranges and lower valleys within the unit. Unit 16A. Like all hunting, scouting is very essential to your success. Unit 1 Oct 25 – Nov 3, 2019 Units 2A, 2B, and 2C Nov 1 – Nov 10, 2019 Units 3A and 3C ... Unit 30A Nov 1 – Nov 7, 2019 – Antlered mule deer. Area: The San Bernardino valley is a mixture of private property and State Trust land. By pre-scouting a hunter can talk to area landowners and be familiar with areas that they can and cannot hunt. I was fortunate to grab a leftover tag in 30a. The sandhill crane hunting closure in the Whitewater Draw area is within the following described boundaries: beginning at the junction of Coffman and Davis roads; south on Coffman Road to Bagby Road; west along the Bagby Road alignment to the intersection of Bagby and posted portions of the Alamo Ranch; north to the boundary with that portion of the Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area in Section 30, Township 12 South, Range 26 East; west along the posted portion of the Wildlife Area to Frontier Road; north on Frontier Road to Davis Road; east on Davis Road to the point of origin. A good landownership map can also be useful in locating state land sections on the edges of farm fields. Be sure to obtain a land status map before heading into the unit. Areas that should be productive are the Peloncillo Mtns, south side of the Dos Cabezas, and the Pedregosa Mountains. This includes the south end of the Perilla Mountains and the area between the Geronimo Trail and Arizona/Mexico border. Southern and central Arizona is home to the majority of Coues Whitetailed Deer in the united States. Areas in the Pedregosa Mtns. Selection of a good area is one step to improving your success. Older boars generally have greater skull mass than do the sows and have a wider eye set. Area: Areas that should be productive are the San Bernardino Valley, Pedregosa Mountains and the Dos Cabezas Mtns. Three species of quail occur in the unit; Gambel’s, Scaled and Mearns’. Thread starter koupe1447; Start date Oct 6, 2020; Oct 6, 2020 #1 K. koupe1447 Newbie. There is no youth muzzleloader hunt in unit 33 for 2020. They will seek the cut grain agriculture fields to feed on first thing in the morning. Areas include Walnut Canyon, Upper Indian Creek and Half-moon Valley areas. Travel East on 15th Street, which becomes the Geronimo Trail. These animals prefer a flat open grassland habitat. Once again avoid trespassing in this area. Arizona Deer Hunting Mule Deer Hunts. Few places in the West rival the mule deer producing power of Arizona’s units 13A & 13B. Overview: Hunt permits for mule deer in Unit 3C are also valid in Unit 3A (see Unit 3A mule deer for more information).
. Hunters are reminded that this is a voluntary agreement for the Dairy and that hunters must follow all the rules in order for the agreement with the Dairy to continue. Travel East on 15th Street, which becomes the Geronimo Trail. There are also youth only hunts in unit 33 during October and November. All hunters should pay very close attention to the characteristics of bear to distinguish between boars and sows. Mule Deer: Trophy Rocky Mountain (forest) mule deer bucks range in size between 150 inches and 250 inches and average about 170 inches. Exampleis if you buy unit 10 $1500 you have a … With dry conditions, it is important to scout out the watering areas for doves. Pre-season scouting is very important to learn these roads and obtain permission where needed. THE BEST ARIZONA MULE DEER UNITS. Coronado National Forest, Douglas Ranger District – 520 364-3468 Across the units deer populations are low but the age class and genetics of the strip … The first being the Geronimo Trail east of Douglas. This road becomes the Geronimo Trail. Quail hunting in the unit should be average to below average due to the continual drought conditions. Access conditions in Unit 30A change from year to year so be sure and scout out your area and talk to landowners even though you've been granted permission in the past. When it comes to desert mule deer, 36A and 36C may be the better units in the south to hunt them. If you're looking for an adventure-filled mule deer hunt on your own, Arizona is the place to go. These units are not open to hunting with an over-the-counter archery deer tag. Last winter groups of dove could be found throughout the unit in unusually high numbers. Scouting the location will be a good idea and make your hunt more enjoyable. Be sure that you secure access to hunt in this unit before you apply.

Stalking to within bow range of a big mule deer buck is exhilarating and challenging. Quail hunting in the unit should be average to below average due to the continual drought conditions. Bowie can best be accessed from I-10. Area: Gambel’s and Scaled quail can be located in the lower elevations. Anyways, I got my girlfriend a leftover tag in unit 30A. Get up high, set up your binos & spotting scope, and let your eyes do the walking and you'll see deer. Also, it is necessary to obtain permission from landowners in the farming areas. Area: The San Bernardino valley is a mixture of private property and State Trust land. Hunters are reminded that this is a voluntary agreement for the Dairy and that hunters must follow all the rules in order for the agreement with the Dairy to continue. Detailed topography map for white-tailed deer. You must be able to locate deer and familiarize yourself with their habitats. A great tool for your hunt! New boundaries for the Willcox Playa will begin for the 2019 season, this is good news for hunters and resulted in more field become open to hunting. Willcox, Douglas, Rodeo, NM, Portal, Sunizona, Major Highways and Roads Leading To Take Geronimo Trail road into the mountain range located on the Arizona/New Mexico border. The Pedregosa Mountains are located northeast of Douglas. Long story short, we hiked our butts off and didn't see one buck. Right now the biggest barrier to hunting mule deer in 30A is securing access in a good area so be sure and scout the area well. Matt Schimberg and Bryon Goswick own and operate Arizona Strip Bucks, LLC. Many of the stock tanks and ponds have good numbers of dove. Overview: The unit contains isolated populations of whitetail within certain mountain ranges. The Pedregosa Mountains are located northeast of Douglas. One major change in access is Skeleton, South Fork of Skeleton, and Starvation Canyon is no longer available. We also charge $500 per additional hunter. This information along with water tank identification help you move your hunt from where can I hunt to where should I hunt. These hunts are before any of the adult rifle hunts and hunting pressure is light. Knowing where to look will also be helpful. When seen from the side, sows appear funnel shaped, with the small end of the triangle toward the head. Joined Nov 6, 2019 Messages 7. The Pedregosa Mountains are located northeast of Douglas. Areas to scout include; South Canyon, Indian Creek, Walnut Canyon and the Half-moon Valley. Farmers in these areas mostly refer to javelina as a nuisance so they would like to see hunters be successful. Any one have a recommendation for a Outfitter in unit 12 AW for mule deer rifle hunt. Looking to head out to unit 27 in January for an archery mule deer hunt. The unit we have been looking at … Area: To get to the Kansas Settlement area, take Hwy 186 south of Willcox to the Kansas Settlement road. Home Deer Unit 19A Mule Deer. Although, the best areas to hunt in 30A are located in the Peloncillo and the Pedregosa Mountains. Thanks in advance for any help out there. As with any hunting, pre-season scouting will always increase your chances of a successful hunt. Rifle and muzzleloader permits for hunting Mule deer are obtained through a draw system through the Arizona game and fish department. They are any antlered deer hunts with the possibility of taking a mule deer or coues whitetail deer in all of these units. Any one have a recommendation for a Outfitter in unit 12 AW for mule deer rifle hunt. Pre-season scouting is very important to learn these roads and obtain permission where needed. To access the Dos Cabezas Mountains take Hwy 186 from Willcox toward the town of Dos Cabezas. The higher elevations in the Swisshelm Mountains (7,184′) and the Peloncillo Mountains (6,447′) have pinyon/juniper vegetation. Desert Mule Deer Hunts . Because of the proximity to New Mexico, be sure of the location of the state line. Follow the Geronimo Trail into the valley and hunt the lower elevations of the Peloncillo Mountains and Malpai Hills of the San Bernardino Valley. To get there, take Hwy 191 South to the Rucker road, go East for approximately 3 miles. The unit we have been looking at is 7 south of Williams. From the East: I-10, State Hwy 80 Good dove hunting can also be found east of Elfrida in the desert that borders the agricultural areas. Joined Aug 8, 2019 Messages 16. Obtain US Forest Service maps and topographical maps to familiarize yourself with the areas. Thanks in advance for any help out there. Overview: Pronghorn Antelope in Unit 30A are found only in the San Bernardino Valley. These hunts include the Arizona strip (Units 13A or 13B) or Kaibab (Units 12A East, 12A West and 12B) for mule deer. Pre-season scouting is very important to learn these roads and obtain permission where needed. 37B Mule Deer Discussion in 'Big Game' started by rk, Nov 8, 2017. 2019 Arizona Deer Season Dates. 5th Choice – Kaibab Unit 12A East: Unit 12A east, or the east side of the Kaibab, is the Arizona Strip Guides Team’s 5th ranking pick on our list of the best Arizona mule deer units. Overview: Javelina are found throughout the unit and provide good hunting opportunities. Anyone on these forums familiar with the area and can give me any pointers or the name of any property owners who may allow access? Don't overlook lower elevation areas. We offer our outfitter and guide service in unit 12A west, 12A east, 12B, 12B west, and 13B. Arizona Mule Deer Units | 2019 Arizona Deer Season Dates. Also, an often-overlooked area is the agricultural fields and orchards near the Kansas Settlement. I keep finding posts how access is very limited in the unit. Be sure you are familiar with areas on and around the Willcox Playa and Whitewater Draw Wildlife Areas that are closed to Crane hunting. Javelina in this area tend to weigh more because of the abundance of the agricultural products they eat. Since unit 23 is below the Mogollon Rim, by definition all of the Mule deer in the unit would be categorized by SCI as Desert Mule deer. Also hunt surrounding deserts where water is located. This includes the south end of the Perilla Mountains and the area between the Geronimo Trail and Arizona/Mexico border. Flagstaff is particularly popular for producing trophy bucks among its twelve units, most notably unit 6A. To get to the San Bernardino Valley take I-10 to Hwy 191 south to Douglas. Douglas Chamber of Commerce – 520 364-2477 Overview: Most of 30A is not typical black bear habitat so the department has combined units 30A and 29. Area: To get to the San Bernardino Valley take 15th street east from Douglas. Hunters should be aware that access into the north half of the Valley is no longer allowed through the Skeleton Canyon Road. Arizona Game and Fish Department, Region V – 520 628-5376 They are licensed, insured, and permitted outfitters that cater specifically to the serious trophy mule deer hunter. Unit 27 Arizona for Archery Mule Deer in January. However, don’t be discouraged, MANY hunts in MANY great units offer very good draw odds for both resident as well as non … Hunters can now travel through the Rocker M Ranch, but must sign in. From the West: I-10 Take 15th street East from Douglas. Bowie can best be accessed from I-10. One way to locate areas is to follow birds as they leave the roost to fields where they are currently feeding. Bureau of Land Management, Safford District Office – 928 348-4400 These locations have historically been productive for Javelina. Right now the biggest barrier to hunting mule deer in 30A is securing access in a good area so be sure and scout the area well. Areas such as the San Bernardino Valley, Pat Hills, Elfrida, Kansas Settlement, McNeal and areas south of Bowie should provide some hunting opportunities this year. Hunt the desert area around the stock waters and the areas that border the fields. I will be going on my second deer hunt the end of November this year. Ranches in which antelope can be found include the Geronimo Ranch (formerly the Snure Ranch, Lazy J, and Kimble Ranches), the Ranch10X (former IV Bar), Krentz Ranch, and the McDonald Ranch. Selection of a good area is one step to improving your success.

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