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. When most people look at the cactus and mesquite covered landscape of the Southwest United States, they don’t think many animals can survive there, let alone that the country can hold a high number of quality mule deer. This is a good Sonoran buck with a 32-inch spread, but I wish he was a bit heavier. We offer many opportunities to pursue Mule deer across the entire state of Arizona. The Arizona trophy mule deer draw takes place annually on the second Tuesday in June, the next draw deadline is June 8th, 2021. We provide a premium hunting guide service, for a limited number of clients. Even this was deemed excessive by the state's sportsmen, and a public initiative in 1916 reduced the limit to one buck deer to be taken duri… Trophy Sonoran (desert) mule deer bucks range in size between 140 inches and 210 inches and average about 150 inches. If you are pursuing a world-class desert Mule Deer, then our late season Arizona muzzleloader deer hunt is something you should consider. You can hunt and harvest a trophy mule deer buck every year with your bow in the Arizona desert and be building your bonus points at the same time. Most well known are the giants of the Arizona Strip and Kaibab Plateau, however trophy desert mule deer live throughout much of the rest of the state as well. Arizona offers some of the most unique hunting opportunities in North America for each of these species: Black bear, bison, white-tailed deer, desert bighorn sheep, elk, javelina, mountain lion, mule deer, pronghorn and turkey. 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. Our archery Arizona trophy mule deer trips are currently running at 100% harvest rate with a 100% shot opportunity on multiple bucks. Thread starter Ozzy; Start date Nov 21, 2018; Nov 21, 2018 #1 O. Ozzy Member. Howdy, I'm taking my bow out this December for an OTC mule deer archery hunt. Desert Mule Deer in Southern Arizona. But, I like to target bucks that are 150 inches and larger. Shots can be as close as 100 yards to 800 yards. Both rifle hunters and bow hunters alike scratch their heads, in frustration while hunting these little beasties. $5,000. Offering a wide range in different habitat, the state has both rocky mountain and desert mule deer. Arizona Mule Deer Hunting Arizona is known for it's monster muleys. Sonoran desert mule deer during the general rifle hunt can be found along the mountain bases, low rolling hills and throughout the network of desert washes. 3A3C mule deer hunt Discussion in 'Big Game' started by HAC, Oct 30, 2020. There are a plethora of management units within Arizona that harbor large and exceptionally large desert mule deer bucks. Logan, Jan 9, 2019. Our Mule deer hunts take place in terrain with wide open, sand wash filled, Sonoran desert type terrain, on up to high country pines, and juniper country. Coues Deer: If you have ever tried your luck at hunting the grey ghosts of the southwest, you know how tough it is to locate let alone harvest one of these elusive creatures. Rifle and muzzleloader permits for hunting Mule deer are obtained through a draw system through the Arizona game and fish department. My wife Tia and I both drew Arizona rifle mule deer tags for November 2018. Request Info. This hunt is challenging and not for hunters who need to see lots of deer, however the quality of bucks in the areas we are hunting can rival anything old Mexico produces. Dates: October and November. The rifle season will be cool to cold temperatures and the bucks can be up and about all day. The most abundant deer in Arizona is the Rocky Mountain Mule Deer. Being in reasonably good physical condition will certainly improve your overall experience and a chance at a trophy. Finally, hunting the first week of January allowed us to miss very few class days while maximizing our hunting time and a return trip in late December will also coincide with some given Christmas vacation days. Arizona is known for it's monster muleys. Day 2 of our backpack Arizona Coues deer hunt! Early Season Archery hunts begin the last week of August through Mid September annually. Hunting Desert Mule Deer Head for warmer temperatures to get a shot at the Rocky Mountain mule deer's distant cousin: the desert mule deer. The West’s most iconic big game species is probably the most fun animal to spot and stalk especially here in the Sonora desert during the rut. These arid environments reach extreme temperatures in the summer and sub-freezing temperatures in the winter. Knowing this, the hunter must start practicing long before the season starts. I say AMEN Chief, Jan 9, 2019. These archery permits can be purchased at any licensed dealer to hunt Mule deer, in either the early August/September hunts or the later December/January hunts. There are reasons that mule deer grow to old age and large size in the southwest deserts. By Craig Boddington. Our most productive methods of hunting these muley bucks is by glassing and stalking with an emphasis on glassing. 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