Our good friend Mark B. drew his dream Arizona Mule Deer tag in Unit 13B in 2016. The EPO crew scouted & hunted harder, which turned up several great strip bucks. After 4 days of hunting hard, they looked over this BIG heavy typical & decided it was time to pull the trigger.
When most people think of Big Mule Deer in Arizona they think of the Arizona Strip (Units 13A & 13B), the Kaibab (Units 12AW & 12AE) & Unit 12B. These units are known for great genetics, but these popular mule deer areas typically take multiple decades to draw or LOTTERY winning type luck to obtain a mule deer tag!
Arizona Mule Deer units south of the Grand Canyon hold some GREAT opportunity to hunt desert & rocky mountain mule deer without waiting decades, in fact some hunts can be drawn the first year you apply. If you hunt with US, trophy quality mule deer of 160-180 inches is extremely doable & occasionally, some of these areas will hold mule deer bucks in the 190 inch plus range!
Check-out the video below of EPO client/hunter, Ian Chappel, taking his first mule deer, while hunting with us in 2016!
Steve Zeiser was a lucky hunter who drew one of the Arizona Kaibab 12AE Late Mule Deer tags in 2015. He then booked his guided mule deer hunt with us & hunted with our Kaibab Mule Deer FREAKaka Jimmy Hoffman. After a few days of grinding it out & passing on some nice bucks, the crew was able to close the deal on a BIG Kaibab buck. Steve’s buck was over 30 INCHES wide with a gross score pushing 190!
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