Successful 2018 Arizona Elk season despite drought

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!

 

2015 Arizona Early Elk Season Re-Cap

Joe with his 383 inch Big Arizona Bull Elk.
Joe with his 383 inch Big Arizona Bull Elk.

This is just a re-cap of our 2015 Arizona Elk season and we will have more to come.

Most of our Archery hunters had shot opportunities on bulls that would have scored over 350 inches. We took 3 Archery Bulls scoring from 345-365 inches and this was during a slow elk rut.

Our early rifle elk hunters ended up taking 383″ big bull, 390″ giant elk and several other solid trophy bull elk.

Bob with his tank 390" Arizona Big Bull Elk.
Bob with his tank 390″ Arizona Big Bull Elk.

David with his well earned 2015 AZ Archery Bull Elk.
David with his well earned 2015 AZ Archery Bull Elk.