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ELK HUNT OVERVIEW

*ATO is INSURED, LICENSED, PERMITTED IN ALL NATIONAL FORESTS AND WILDERNESS AREAS WHERE WE CONDUCT OUR HUNTS. *

  • Dates: September Through the Middle of December.
  • Accommodations: Canvas wall tents, camper trailer, condo or hotel depending upon location and client needs. Private ranch & cabins are available however spots are limited, contact outfitter for availability. 
  • Travel: Flying into Phoenix Intl. airport (Sky Harbor), or drive to the hunt camp location. All travel, food, and lodging are provided from your point of arrival here in AZ to hunt camp etc is provided, food, trophy/meat preparation, delivery of meat to processor, Tags and license are not provided. 
  • Hunt Info: 7-day hunt, expect to see and/or stalk on mature Bull Elk from 320"- 400"+ depending on the hunt area and weapon of choice. This hunt is provided on atv/off-road vehicle/on foot or horseback whichever the client prefers. A typical day includes getting to a glassing point and glassing all morning and then stalking bulls in the middle of the day while they are bedded, or stalking rutting bulls during the archery season and/or calling them in! The hunter should expect a shot in the 250-500 yd range or up to their comfortable limit. We keep our camps to 6 hunters 3 groups (2x1) or 4 (1x1) hunters or less unless otherwise requested...every hunter gets the best chance at a trophy and often times there will be two guides helping out the hunter when another hunter finishes early.
  • Terrain: Arizona can be some tough country in spots and very mild in others. Generally the elk hunts are in very walkable/huntable areas for all hunters. hunters should be able to hike 2-5 miles a day with 500-1500ft in elevation change. We do offer horseback options for hunters that need an extra pair of legs. 
  • Food: We eat great in camp, depending on camp size there may be a full-time camp cook for smaller camps the guides take care of the cooking. Breakfast is gourmet coffee/tea, breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches, bacon, eggs, pancakes, and leftover steak and eggs. Lunch is sandwiches, granola, candy, trail mix, chips, gatorade lunch meats/cheeses. Dinner is salad, appetizers, and everything from shrimp scampi, carne asada tacos, chicken fried pork chops and gravy, ribeye steaks...dinner is always great!
  • Scouting: Hunters should expect updates prior to their hunt in the form of pics/videos of bulls in their area that we have located and keeping up with. 
  • Weather: early hunts can get up to 90 degrees while the later hunts can get down to 0 degrees. We will send a list go gear and epexted weather for the hunt and unit expectations. 
  • Access: Hunt areas are accessed by 4x4 vehicles, trucks and side-by-side ATV's. For certain hunts horseback is preferred and/or optional.
  • Wounded Animal Policy: There is no law in AZ for wounding animals. This is an ethical decision made by our guides. In general if an animal has been wounded in a way that is apparently lethal, the the hunt is over over until the animal is found or the tag is expired. In the end it is up to the guide and outfitter's discretion as we have the ethical responsibility to lethal-wounded wildlife. 
  • Private/Public Land: We hunt primarily on public land which AZ is primarily public land, in the form of state, federal and national forest. AZ offers no land-owner tags. We do hunt portions on private land and exclusive access to public land via private land entrance.
  • Tactics: We scout with game camera, glassing, digiscoping, and being in the hunting area year-round. We know where the animals live, eat, bed, water and escape to, and we use this to locate the best animals for our clients. 

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