Arizona is known for it's monster muleys. Not only does the Arizona Strip and the Kaibab hold monster mule deer but the high country and vast southern desert bucks hold some records too.
The most abundant deer in Arizona is the Rocky Mountain Mule Deer. Mule deer are found on all terrains from the low southern deserts to high forested northern and eastern mountains. Generally these mule deer prefer the more rugged Arizona high country and southeastern areas.
Rifle seasons takes place in October, November, and December. In late November through December these bucks will be busy in pre rut and rut mode, chasing other bucks away from their doe and will make the trip even more rememberable. The rifle season will be cool to cold temperatures and the bucks can be up and about all day. Shots can be as close as 300 yards out to 800 yards. Knowing this, the hunter must start practicing long before the season starts. It would be wise to shoot with a bi-pod or shooting sticks in different positions— you never know where that huge back will appear and you must be ready.
Guided Hunt ($3,875)
The Arizona trophy mule deer draw takes place in May, the next draw deadline is June 6th, 2023. Don’t miss it! Contact us for any application or hunt questions. AZGF hunting license can be purchase and you can apply for the AZ draw on online at www.azgfd.gov website.
Our rifle Arizona mule deer trips are currently running at 100% harvest rate with a 100% shooting opportunity. Our most productive methods of hunting these muley bucks is by glassing and stalking with an emphasis on glassing.
A western archery mule deer hunt during the peak of the rut is a bow hunters dream. When the mule deer come into rut, generally in mid December and January in the lower elevations, it's exciting to hunt them with your bow because their sense of awareness is only concentrated on their doe. Either in the high country forest or the high/low desert terrain your shots will range from 40 out to 70 yards. With precision and accuracy, you will have a higher chance of a successful harvest. If you are ready for a challenge this trip is for you.
The OTC tags & licenses for our Arizona mule deer trips are purchased over the counter and do not need to be drawn.
Our archery Arizona mule deer trips are currently running at 100% shot opportunity on multiple bucks. Our most productive methods of hunting these muley bucks is by glassing and stalking with an emphasis on glassing.