The state of Arizona is home to some of the very finest free range trophy elk hunting on the planet.
No other state or country can compete with the great state of Arizona when it comes to consistently producing world class trophy bull elk year in and year out.
The Yavapai Outfitters team of professional Arizona elk guides and Arizona elk outfitters will help you to fully maximize the amazing trophy potential that your Arizona elk tag offers you.
Yavapai Outfitters LLC will also gladly assist you in applying for these trophy Arizona elk tags every year.
A quick look through the Boone & Crockett and Pope & Young record books leaves very little doubt about the world class quality of the incredible trophy elk hunting that is found in Arizona.
Arizona consistently produces record book bull elk for trophy big game hunters every year and it holds the current Pope & Young World Records for both typical and non-typical Rocky Mountain Elk.
Arizona also proudly holds the current Boone & Crockett World Record for typical Rocky Mountain Elk.
A combination of great trophy elk genetics, good local feed and minerals, coupled with strict trophy elk management by the state of Arizona has created a trophy elk herd without equal.
There are several different seasons and hunting options available if you are interested in hunting trophy Arizona bull elk with our dedicated team of highly experienced professional Arizona elk guides.
We feel that the absolute best time to harvest a giant Arizona bull elk is during the early season Arizona archery elk hunts in the rut that take place during the month of September. These Arizona archery elk hunts in the rut are 14 days in length in most units and are even 21 days in length in some Arizona elk units. You have plenty of time to look over lots of rutting Arizona bulls during this hunt while you are having a blast in search of a true Arizona giant bull.
These early season archery elk hunts are the classic screaming rut elk hunts that every elk hunter always dreams about but very few ever get to experience. Most of the highest scoring Arizona bull elk are in the peak of the rut during this hunt and the breakage on the elk antlers generally isn’t that bad yet.
Regardless of weapon choice, we feel that this early Arizona archery elk season in the rut is the best tag to focus your efforts on drawing if your goal is to harvest a giant Arizona bull elk.
Next on the trophy Arizona elk hunt list would be the early rifle rut hunts for bull elk which take place right after the Arizona archery bull elk hunts are over.
These early season Arizona rifle elk tags in the rut are extremely difficult to draw but they do offer the rifle elk hunter the finest opportunity to tag a giant Arizona bull elk with a rifle. Most of the elk are still rutting during this hunt and some of the bulls will still be very visible to hunters as they rut and chase their cows in the more open and huntable rutting country.
What drops this Arizona elk hunt down to number 2 on our list is that by the time this elk hunt rolls around many of the big bulls might have some antler breakage due to being in the latter stages of the rut.
Also, these Arizona elk have been hunted and chased hard for 14 days prior by all of the Arizona archery elk hunters and you can count on quite a few of the big bulls being harvested by archers and not surviving by the time this hunt starts.
That being said though, tag numbers for these early rifle Arizona bull elk hunts are very low so hunter pressure isn’t too bad and you have the tremendous advantage of having a high powered rifle in your hands while the elk are still bugling and are very visible.
If you are a rifle elk hunter only, and don’t mind waiting many years or even decades to draw an Arizona elk tag, these early season rifle elk hunts in the rut are by far the best rifle elk hunts to harvest a trophy bull in the state of Arizona.
Arizona also offers a mid-season rifle bull elk hunt that takes place after the early rut season rifle elk hunts have ended.
These mid season rifle Arizona elk tags are much easier to draw than the Arizona early rifle bull elk hunts but the hunting is more difficult due to the elk being in the post rut period and the bulls are starting to move into their roguh country winter patterns.
You can occasionally get on some elk that are still going to be bugling a little during this hunt but don’t count on it.
Tag numbers are pretty low for this mid season Arizona bull elk hunt so hunter pressure isn’t terrible but keep in mind that these bulls have been hunted hard by quite a few hunters for a whole month before this Arizona elk hunt even begins and the rut is generally over for the most part.
If you want to hunt Arizona bull elk sooner rather than later, and don’t mind sacrificing some quality for hunting opportunity, then you might want to look into these mid season Arizona rifle elk hunts.
These Arizona late season archery elk hunts can be extremely difficult hunts but, there are some very attractive features about these Arizona elk hunts. First, these tags are relatively easy to draw. You don’t need a lot of bonus points to draw this tag and you can be chasing Arizona bulls pretty regularly by putting in for this hunt. A non resident elk hunter with zero bonus points can draw one of these tags and be hunting Arizona bulls every year.
Second, the tag numbers are very low on these late season Arizona archery elk hunts and hunting pressure is virtually non existent.
Third, these hunts take place in all the best trophy elk units in the state of Arizona. It is a late season winter hunt but those giant Arizona bull elk are still going to be there in those units.
If you want to hunt trophy Arizona bull elk more often, are physically fit, and are a very experienced archer ready for some challenging but rewarding elk hunting, you might want to give these unique late season Arizona archery elk hunts a try.
The last elk season that the state of Arizona offers to interested hunters is the general late season Arizona rifle bull elk hunts that take place in late November and early December. These are very difficult late season winter elk hunts and are not for everybody but, you still have the slim chance of tagging a giant Arizona bull elk on this hunt.
One of the highest scoring bull elk that we have ever produced here at Yavapai Outfitters (425 B&C) was taken on one of these general Arizona late season elk hunts in one of the worst drought years in Arizona history.
That being said, don’t have your hopes super high of harvesting a giant 400 inch Arizona Elk on this hunt.
A lot of the big bulls are going to have some antler breakage and they are mainly going to be holed up in some very thickly forested, rough, and very steep winter country hiding out and trying to recover from the extreme physical toll that the rut has taken on their bodies.
These Arizona late season rifle bull elk tags are much easier to draw than the early season elk tags but hunter pressure is much higher due to the very high amount of tags given out for this elk hunt and the winter conditions can be very tough to deal with.
You will be hunting trophy bull elk in Arizona much more frequently by applying for these tags but you are definitely going to be sacrificing some trophy quality.
Call or email us at anytime and we’ll be more than glad to personally discuss all of the Arizona elk hunt options with you. Arizona elk bonus points can take many years or even decades to acquire and we will make sure that you are applying for the best elk units and hunts that are going to allow you to make the best use of your hard earned Arizona elk bonus points. Make sure that you contact us right away to discuss all of the Arizona elk hunting options long before you even apply for your Arizona elk tags. Once you draw an Arizona elk tag all of your bonus points that you have been building up are gone forever so it is extremely vital that you do as much research as possible with us before you apply for your Arizona elk hunts. Every single year we end up talking to numerous disappointed Arizona elk hunters that have used up a lot of bonus points on hunts and units that may not have been the best choice to apply for. Arizona elk units can vary greatly from year to year and just because a unit was producing lots of good bulls one year doesn’t mean that it’s going to be a good elk unit the next year. We guide and outfit trophy elk hunts in all of Arizona’s elk units every single year which allows us to give you the most accurate and up to date Arizona elk hunting information available. Contact us right away to make sure that you are going to be applying for the Arizona elk hunts and Arizona elk units that are going to best meet your individual needs and desires. Yavapai Outfitters LLC and our hardworking team of highly experienced Arizona elk guides works very hard and scouts trophy elk intensively statewide year round to be one of your first choices in Arizona elk guides and Arizona elk outfitters. We will do our best to match you up with one of our professional Arizona elk guides and an Arizona elk hunt that best meets your personal trophy elk hunting needs and desires.
The top trophy elk hunt units in the state of Arizona are only a few minutes away from our home and we have acquired an extremely vast knowledge base and experience in all of these Arizona elk hunt units over the years.
Living so close to these trophy Arizona elk areas allows ourselves and our highly experienced Arizona elk guides to spend enormous amounts of time scouting and locating world class trophy bull elk for our clients year round.
Not only do we know the elk country, our Arizona elk guides also know how to effectively help you put these giant Arizona elk on the ground.
Being on numerous trophy elk harvests year in and year out has given us and our hardworking team of professional Arizona elk guides a tremendous amount of experience in effectively hunting and harvesting the giant bull elk that call Arizona home.
Our hard working and highly experienced Arizona elk guides get to put their hands on lots of big bulls every year and we know exactly how to help you close the deal on these giant Arizona bull elk.
From the early season elk hunts in the peak of the rut, to the late season general elk hunts in the winter months, we are one of your top choices in professional Arizona elk guides and Arizona elk outfitters.
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