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Arizona Elk Hunting, Mule Deer Hunting and more

Wilderness Hunting outfitter Rob Hardy offer quality mule deer hunting expeditions into some of Arizona’s most beautiful and most primitive deer hunting regions.  There are three species of deer to choose from: Rocky Mountain mule deer, Sonoran mule deer and Coues whitetail deer.  The specialty is backpack hunting for truly large deer, but four-wheel-drive access tent-camp hunts and hotel-based hunts are also available.  The various hunts are all-inclusive from Phoenix, Arizona and this includes transportation to/from the field, full service guiding, accommodation when in the field, meals while in the field, trophy/meat care and personal assistance when preparing for your hunt.  Hunts are typically nine (9) days duration, but shorter duration hunts and longer duration hunts can be arranged.  One-on-one (hunter:guide ratio) hunts are generally the case, but two-on-one (hunters:guide ratio)  hunts are available or can be arranged.  All hunts are personally guided by the outfitter.  Rifle hunts, muzzleloader hunts and archery only hunts are available.  Youth hunters are welcomed. Arizona archery elk hunting is by far the best chance to acquirer an Arizona elk hunting permit.

2018 Arizona Elk hunting regulations from the Department.
The deadline to apply for elk tags is January 30th. It's early, this year!

 Firearms mule deer seasons typically occur during November.  Archery mule deer seasons generally occur in December and January.  January archery mule deer hunts can be combined with javelina.  Firearms deer hunts are by limited-entry draw permit.  Depending on unit and specie of mule deer, the odds to draw a firearms permit are 10% to 70%.  However, some of the so-called “premier” mule deer units have less than 5% draw odds.  Regardless, large mule deer inhabit every hunting unit within the state.  Archery mule deer tags are generally issued over-the-counter at any license vendor, so obtaining an archery only tag is a relatively simple and assured procedure.

Firearms Coues whitetail deer hunts typically occur during November and December.  Archery Coues whitetail deer hunts generally occur in December and January.  January archery Coues whitetail hunts can be combined with javelina.  Firearms Coues whitetail hunts are by limited-entry draw permit.  Depending on unit and month, the odds to draw a firearms permit are 10% to 100%.  Some of the so-called “premier” Coues deer firearms hunts have less than 5% draw odds.  However, extremely large Coues deer can be killed during any hunt, regardless of timing or unit.  All archery Coues deer tags are issued over-the-counter and are thereby easy to obtain.  Again, extraordinarily large Coues bucks can be found and killed during any hunt, regardless of timing and/or the unit.

Here is some information before you choose your hunt. Book early!

Physical Difficulty Rating: Hunters can choose an Arizona hunt that's either super-easy or super-strenuous, or any level of difficulty in between. This concept applies to Rocky Mountain elk, Rocky Mountain mule deer, Sonoran mule deer and/or Coues whitetail deer. All hunts are custom-tailored to a hunter's physical ability and a hunter's expectation. Most hunters choose a semi-remote, four-wheel-drive access, tent-camp accommodation. But, cabin-based and hotel-based hunts are also available. Extreme backpack hunts are available for those hunters who wish to access super-remote locations that offer a wilderness hunting experience.

Arizona Archery Elk Hunting

Arizona Trophy Elk Hunting

Arizona Wilderness Hunting Adventures and Rob Hardy offer quality trophy bull elk hunting as well.  The Desert Southwest is known for producing exceptional bull elk trophies and Arizona is a top destination.  Many of the top-ranking bull elk trophies listed within the various records books were killed in Arizona and most of those trophies were taken in recent years.  There are still a great number of truly large bull elk that roam the wild hinterlands of Arizona and Arizona will continue to produce fabulous bull elk for many years to come.

Fully-guided Arizona trophy bull elk hunt are all-inclusive from Phoenix, Arizona and this includes ground transportation to/from the hunting area.  Elk hunt is personally guided by the outfitter and are nine (9) days duration.  Longer duration hunts are available on request.  Most hunts are four-wheel-drive access tent-camp affairs, but backpack hunts into premier wilderness settings are also available.  Arizona bull elk season for archery typically occurs in November and is valid for specific units.  Arizona firearms bull elk hunting season generally occur during the months of November and December.  All elk hunting is by draw elk permit only.  Contrary to popular belief, the chance to draw November archery bull elk permits is 80% to 100% and the chance to draw coveted firearms bull elk permits during the months of November or December is between 20% and 60%.

Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunts

Arizona Wilderness Hunting Adventures and Rob Hardy offer superb desert bighorn sheep hunts.  Rob Hardy is first-and-foremost a sheep hunter and he began his hunting career when pursuing Dall sheep in Alaska, as a child.  Since then, he’s pursued sheep across western North America and now has almost fifty (50) years of sheep hunting experience under his belt.  If you’re considering the services of a guide/outfitter when hunting sheep in Arizona, Rob is the guy to go with.  His hunts are truly unique and quite educational.  Fully-guided desert bighorn sheep hunts are fourteen (14) days duration and are all-inclusive from Phoenix, Arizona and are personally guided by the outfitter.  Longer duration hunts are available on request.  Most hunts are four-wheel-drive access tent-camp affairs, but premier backpack hunts into wilderness sheep areas are also available.  Arizona is a top-producer of exceptional desert bighorn sheep.

Review:

My name is Randy Hoch and I did a hunt with Rob:

ARIZONA COUES DEER HUNT

I started out with Rob Harding by looking in to a grizzly bear hunt. Finding out the cold weather I would have to endure I decided not to do that hunt. He then suggested the Coues deer hunt in Arizona. I put in for the draw & was successful. What I like about Rob he is a 1 man operation. I was always dealing with him & no one else. The hunt was everything he said it would be. You can be assured he knows his animals & the hunting area where we hunted.

I took an 18" buck on the 2nd day. We saw a lot of buck in the 2 days hunting. He was very accommodating in regards to how you like to hunt and he also respects your physical condition & ability to hunt.

Over the years, I have hunted with many outfitters & guides. I can assure you Rob's #1 concern is for your safety & respects the land owner & the Fish & Game regulations.

The camp meals are different every day. The sleeping arrangement could not have been more comfortable. I plan to do many other hunts with him if I can draw the tags.

Happy Hunting!

Randy Hoch/Pennsylvania
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