Alamo Road: The northern end of Alamo Road has been subdivided and many new homes have been built in the area. Hunters should note a shotgun shell is litter. This area has historically held high densities of deer, but the recent drought has impacted this herd and numbers are not as high as they once were. Elk are spread in low densities throughout the Hualapai Mountains and hunters should look for sign in and around any of the Ponderosa stands. Hunters who venture onto the Cane Springs or Bar-S ranches should sign in at any of the kiosks at the entry points to the ranches and display a ranch pass in their vehicle at all times. Rifle/Muzzleloader Mule Deer 1x1 / Arizona, United States. If bulls are not responding to calls the next best thing is to set up on a water source or a well-used trail. Some areas to consider include the foothills and ridges on the north and east side. Unit 16A tag holders should be prepared to do a lot of scouting. At the southern end of the range hunters will find the drier Sonoran Desert-type vegetation. When hunting around livestock drinkers, do not stand or park your vehicle in a manner that denies cattle access to the water. Hunters must sign in at one of two locations on Blake Ranch Road in order to gain access to the ranch and a ranch pass must be displayed in all vehicles on the ranch. N/A Public Access 80 80 Ease of Terrain 0. Skull Mountain: This complex is located north of the Little Black Mountains. We offer a wide variety of QUALITY Mule Deer hunts around the entire state of AZ. Javelina can be also found scattered throughout the western foothills of the Hualapai Mountains all of the way south of Chicken Springs to the Devil’s Canyon area. There are two water developments in the range, one at the east end and one at the west end. There are also trails that drop off to the east toward Yellow Pine Spring. Arizona Unit 27 Mule DeerGPS Way Points, GPX File, Google Earth links Unit description.Map Images. At higher elevations there are good numbers of birds in the chaparral-type vegetation. Arizona Mule Deer unit 8 in Dec. Thread starter Ramsey445; Start date Oct 26, 2020; Oct 26, 2020 #1 R. Ramsey445 Junior Member. Another key is to find areas where the lion has food available. Me and my Brother are heading to Arizona in December the week before Christmas. A number of elk reside within Mohave County Park lands where they cannot be hunted. Areas: It is important to note that, by Commission Order, hunting is prohibited on Mohave County Park lands. Lions prefer deer, so focus on areas with good deer populations. Park maps and boundaries can be obtained from the ranger station on Hualapai Mountain Road in the park or by calling (928) 757-3859. On the south end, deer can be found from Cane Springs Wash all of the way south of Chicken Springs Road. Arizona Mule Deer Hunting Outfitter. Bill Williams/Little Black Mountains: This area lies just north of the Bill Williams River and southeast of the Mohave Mountains. The road across from the park entrance is blocked part way up so it is necessary to walk the last mile or so. Water sources are good place to start when looking for deer. The areas that combine scrub oak and open prickly pear slopes are the best place to start. As with any unit, scouting is the key to locating deer. On the south end, deer can be found from Cane Springs Wash all of the way south of Chicken Springs Road. Hunting opportunities are limited north of Planet Ranch Road. The best part about this OTC hunt is that there is no draw, no application and no waiting. This area was formerly closed to vehicle traffic, but that closure is no longer in effect. Quail are prevalent throughout the area. Look for tracks in washes and signs of rooting on the hills and in canyons. AZGF hunting license can be purchase and you can apply for the AZ draw on online at www.azgfd.gov website. Quail are prevalent throughout the area. Overview: In 16A hunters will find Gambel’s quail spread throughout the entire unit, though not all habitat types hold high densities. The southeastern portion of the unit consists of large canyons and rolling hills covered in prickly pear, classic javelina country with a healthy population. Poachie Mountains: Access to this range is via any number of roads from Signal Road south to the Santa Maria River. This is a large range with limited access. Look for tracks in washes and signs of rooting on the hills and in canyons. Dove numbers fluctuate annually depending on the current year’s recruitment rate and other factors. Areas: Hualapai Mountains (East Side): Javelina inhabit the foothills of the Hualapai Mountains from the northern portions near I-40 to the very southern end. Overview: Fawn production and the amount of deer observed have been low for the last few years. Access can be gained via Standard Wash to Mid-Mohave Wash or by going north in Mohave Wash from Planet Ranch Road. Overview: Unit 16A has both mourning and white-wing dove spread throughout the unit with numbers that increase toward the southern end. The habitat varies from low desert to scrub oak and junipers closer to the Arrastra Mountain Wilderness. Several hunters have taken rams in the 150- to 160-inch range. The areas above are just starting points. At the southern end of the range hunters will find the drier Sonoran Desert-type vegetation. Areas: Lions can be found in just about every mountain range in 16A. Hualapai Mountains (west side): Hunters should check out areas off Boriana Mine Road and the Bar I-L area at the northern end. This may be a good place to introduce yourself and your site or include some credits. Mule deer of the Kaibab North herd on the Kaibab Plateau are treasured for their historic and contemporary significance in North America. Access can be gained off Highway 93 near Nothing, AZ and just south of the turn off to Bagdad. Hunters are urged to use caution and remember that discharging a firearm within ¼-mile of an occupied structure is unlawful. Predator calling may be the most effective method for locating them. They are the densest population of mule deer in Arizona, with an estimate of 10,200 individuals in 2019. Sheep are located in isolated mountain ranges separated by flat desert. Hunters should not hesitate to check out any of the other roads leading west of Highway 93 in this vicinity. Sugarbowl Tank: This tank lies in upper Timber Wash and is generally a reliable place to locate elk. Hunting opportunities are limited north of Planet Ranch Road. This is a large range with limited access. Hunters who venture onto the Cane Springs or Bar-S ranches should sign in at any of the kiosks at the entry points to the ranches and display a ranch pass in their vehicle at all times. 3A3C mule deer hunt Discussion in 'Big Game' started by HAC, Oct 30, 2020. The state has two distinct species, the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) and the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Dean’s Peak: This is actually a series of peaks just north of the county park. 3 talking about this. Access on the east side is from Franconia Road off I-40. Scores. However, I tend to target bucks that are 160 inches or larger. It can be found directly across from the junction of Highway 93 and Highway 97 and leads to the Arrastra Mountain Wilderness Area about three miles in. Mule Deer. Once to the top, hunters will find a large stand of ponderosa pine interspersed with open meadows. A great tool for your hunt! Unit 27 Arizona for Archery Mule Deer in January. Deer and javelina hunters are encouraged to buy a lion tag before heading out on their hunt to be able to take advantage of incidental sightings. This area is comprised of long ridges running west to east toward Highway 93. Elk are spread in low densities throughout the Hualapai Mountains and hunters should look for sign in and around any of the Ponderosa stands. Arizona mule deer hunting is legendary in the West. The west side of the Hualapai Mountains is drier than the east side and consequently deer densities are lower. Access improves below Planet Ranch Road. Desert Mule Deer Hunts . Areas: Mohave Mountains: This range lies just east of Lake Havasu City. Another key is to find areas where the lion has food available. Thank you for supporting our mission programs! These sheep cross Highway 93 between Unit 16A South and Unit 18B from Kaiser Spring south to the Santa Maria River. The habitat varies from low desert to scrub oak and junipers closer to the Arrastra Mountain Wilderness. All hunters entering the Bar-S Ranch must sign in at either of the access points on Alamo Road or Chicken Springs Road. Hunting behind hounds is generally the most effective way to hunt lions. Areas: It is important to note that, by Commission Order, hunting is prohibited on Mohave County Park lands. Good numbers of javelina can also be found in often-overlooked habitats. Areas: Hualapai Mountains: The Hualapai Mountains and surrounding areas contain the highest density of mule deer in the unit and therefore generally see the greatest hunting pressure. Access is primarily via Brown’s Crossing Road off Alamo Road. A ranch access pass must be displayed in all vehicles. There are still some roads that lead east of Alamo Road at the northern end that will give access to the foothills of the Hualapai Mountains where good quail populations exist. The flats between Alamo Road and the mountains may hold some javelina, but chances of finding them increase in the foothills closer to the main mountain range. Scouting is the key to success in 16A. The eastern slope has large washes that run out toward Dutch Flat that are home to several coveys. There are many springs in the vicinity that often attracts deer. Sheep are located in isolated mountain ranges separated by flat desert. Poachie Mountains: Access to this range is via any number of roads from Signal Road south to the Santa Maria River. Hunters should plan on several scouting trips to cover all of the possible hunting areas. People’s Canyon Road is a good starting point. Does average about 125 pounds. Overview: Fawn production and the amount of deer observed have been low for the last few years. Package price $ 3,250 for 5 days ... You will have one of two choices. Deer Hunting in Arizona Game Management Unit 16A. The population declined from the 1980's, but somewhat stable since 2000. It is more likely they will stalk the call slowly, often using cover or watching from a high point. This area is comprised of long ridges running west to east toward Highway 93. It has become one of the most overlooked and underrated hunts in the southwest. Mule Deer Foundation’s Arizona Regional Director John Gebhart Salt Lake City, Utah: The Mule Deer Foundation recently brought on John Gebhart as the regional director for the state of Arizona. There are many springs in the vicinity that often attracts deer. People’s Canyon: This complex has recently had an increase in the population with older age class rams beginning to appear. This area has historically held high densities of deer, but the recent drought has impacted this herd and numbers are not as high as they once were. Hunters might want to consider some of the areas described below to more evenly spread hunting pressure and perhaps increase their chances of taking better than a yearling buck. The main access into this area is via Planet Ranch Road, but access can also be gained by taking Standard Wash to Mohave Wash. Unit 16A Survey data suggests that the fawn numbers are on the rise in Unit 16A. The south facing slopes along these ridges are good places to locate birds in the morning and evening. Please stay off posted lands and respect private property rights. In addition, many of the grassy basins up in the mountains have good numbers of quail. Hunting is not allowed on the refuge and hunters should be aware of the boundaries. There has been an increase in javelina densities in the more open deserts and grassland habitats. Current Raffle. People’s Canyon Road is a good starting point. Above all, act courteously and with respect in order to maintain access. 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