Wade drew a 2018 Late Kaibab Mule Deer tag (12AW) & hired Exclusive Pursuit Outfitters to guide him on this special mule deer hunt. Jimmy Hoffman (guide) & crew scouted the unit (12AWest) hard in search of a big mule deer. The Kaibab holds a tremendous amount of mule deer but you have to grind it out to find a really big buck.
The mule deer was kicking in on the Kaibab, which meant they were checking groups of does daily & you just never knew exactly where a big buck would show. After several days of hunting hard with their small group of friends, they finally found a big buck that was a giant Kaibab Mule Deer.
The 2018 elk season brought many of the normal challenges to Arizona trophy elk hunters & guides, but perhaps the biggest challenge was finding big bulls that were minimally impacted by the horrible drought. Arizona bull elk antler growth is critically impacted each year by the amount of precipitation the state receives from January to April. Arizona received minimal precipitation amounts during this critical time period in 2018, thus many of the big bulls did not have the proper nutrition to produce their very best antlers.
After scouting & hunting hard with our select group of clients we were able to overcome these challenges on many of the hunts we guided. Here are some of the quality bulls we took last season, despite the horrible conditions!