Unit 8 Arizona Elk Outfitters

 

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Arizona Unit 8 Elk: Unit 8 is home to a very good elk population and offers Arizona elk hunters the opportunity to harvest either a Pope & Young or Boone & Crockett record book trophy bull elk. On average Arizona Unit 8 does not annually produce as many record book trophy bull elk as Arizona Hunt Unit 9 or Arizona Hunt Unit 10 but, it has and will continue to produce giant bulls for the elk hunters who are lucky enough to draw one of the coveted trophy elk tags in Arizona unit 8.

UNIT 8 ARIZONA ELK GUIDES

One of the highest scoring trophy bull elk that we at Yavapai Outfitters LLC have ever produced scored 425 Boone & Crockett points and was taken in Unit 8 during the 2002 general late season rifle bull elk hunt. 2002 was one of the worst drought years ever recorded in Arizona history and we estimate that this trophy Arizona bull elk would have been in the 450 Boone & Crockett point range or even better on a good moisture year. Arizona Unit 8 also has produced the current Pope & Young world record non typical elk that net scores an incredible 442 0/8 inches. This amazing trophy elk was harvested in September 2003 during the archery elk hunt in Arizona Hunt Unit 8. As an encore to these 2 giant Arizona elk, the 2004 Arizona elk season saw an archery elk hunter harvest the current free ranging SCI world record archery elk in Arizona Unit 8 that scores a mind blowing 464 3/8 SCI inches. This giant Arizona trophy bull elk, nicknamed “Godzilla”, was videoed by an Arizona archery elk hunter during the 2003 Unit 8 archery elk season and was estimated to score over 480 inches that previous year. Arizona Unit 8 definitely has the genetics to produce some of the highest scoring trophy bull elk to ever walk the face of the earth.

UNIT 8 ARIZONA ELK OUTFITTERS

Unit 8 offers five different bull elk hunts and hunting seasons. The first Unit 8 bull elk hunt of the year is the early season archery bull elk hunt in the rut which begins in early September and runs for 14 days. Most of the bull elk are in the peak of the rut during this hunt and we feel this is the best opportunity for a hunter to harvest the highest scoring trophy elk possible in Arizona Unit 8 regardless of weapon choice.

UNIT 8 ARIZONA ELK GUIDES

The next elk hunt would be either the Unit 8 early season rifle elk hunt in the rut or the early season Unit 8 early muzzleloader elk hunt in the rut that begins the day after the archery elk hunt ends. These 2 trophy elk hunts are not offered annually in Arizona Unit 8 and it varies between early season rifle elk hunts or early season muzzleloader elk hunts when the Arizona Game & Fish department does decide to offer these trophy Arizona elk hunts. If available, this early season trophy elk hunt is the best hunt for a firearms elk hunter to harvest the highest scoring trophy elk possible in Arizona Unit 8. The elk are still rutting during this hunt and many of the trophy bull elk that roam in unit 8 will still be very visible to elk hunters as they rut and chase their harems of cows.

UNIT 8 ARIZONA ELK OUTFITTERS

The third bull elk hunt that Unit 8 offers is the mid season rifle bull elk hunt that takes place in mid October. This is a post rut elk hunt that can be very difficult as the elk are moving into their late season winter patterns and are no longer rutting. The fourth bull elk hunt offered in Unit 8 is the late season archery bull elk hunts that begin in mid November and run for 14 days. This is an extremely difficult late season elk hunt but it does offer elk hunters very good tag drawing odds and virtually no hunter pressure. If you can hunt this entire 14 day elk hunt, and do a lot of preseason scouting, this can be a good quality Arizona archery elk hunt. The last bull elk hunt of the year in Arizona Unit 8 is the late season general rifle elk hunt that begins in late November and ends in early December. Tags for this late season rifle bull elk hunt are much easier to draw than the early season elk hunts but the elk hunting is much more difficult. The winter terrain that most of the bull elk inhabit in Unit 8 can be extremely rough and getting one out after you have one down can be a massive undertaking. Be ready for what could be a very tough elk hunt if you apply for this late rifle season Arizona Unit 8 Elk tag.

UNIT 8 ARIZONA ELK GUIDES

Yavapai Outfitters LLC is extremely experienced in Arizona Unit 8 and we have been very fortunate to have been able to produce some of the highest scoring trophy elk to have ever come out of this great Arizona Elk unit. Our expansive team of trophy elk hunting professionals guides and outfits trophy elk hunts in Unit 8 every year and have so for decades. Several of our professional Arizona elk guides have either been born and raised or have lived within minutes of Arizona Unit 8 for decades. You can rest assured that Yavapai Outfitters LLC and our hard working highly experienced team of Arizona trophy elk hunting professionals will provide you with one of the finest opportunities of harvesting a world class trophy elk in Arizona Unit 8. We have a tremendous amount of resources at our disposal and being full time year round professional Arizona Elk Outfitters allows us to spend enormous amounts of time preseason scouting and locating the highest scoring trophy elk possible in Unit 8.

UNIT 8 ARIZONA ELK OUTFITTERS

Please feel free to call or email Yavapai Outfitters LLC and our team of highly experienced Arizona trophy elk hunting professionals at anytime if you would like to discuss Unit 8 Arizona elk hunting. We will ensure that you make the most of your long awaited Arizona Unit 8 elk tag and provide you with a premium quality professional trophy elk hunting experience.

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