For successful hunters, the report must be made within 30 days of harvesting a deer or by january 31, whichever date is first. Shed hunting in az discussion in hunting lounge started by azthunderdan, feb 27, 2010. Dec 11, 2017 coues deer hunting arizona whitetail rifle hunt 2017 5 bucks. Arizona offers some of the most unique hunting opportunities in north america for each of these species. Feb 27, 2010 male deer and elk shed their antlers annually. To increase youth hunting opportunity, the western oregon general buck deer firearm season is extended two days for youth 1217 years of age. A byproduct of this natural cycle is that antlers have various commercial values. New mexico has a very stable mule deer population that doesnt seem to change much from season to season. Visit rifle mule deer hunting on an arizona alfalfa farm as a couple. The state estimates 85,000 to 100,000 mule deer in 2017 and 2018. The agency manages 42 state parks, all of colorados wildlife, more than 300 state wildlife areas and a host of recreational programs. Ord, holds a fair number of mule deer and receives little pressure because of the ruggedness of the road. Season opens again in december and runs through january for when the bucks are in rut. Monster kaibab bucksnorthern az late deer hunt2017.
Procedures for disposal of abandoned game meat are also provided. Up until this point, we have been dealing with countless days over 100 degrees and probably enough sweat to fill a swimming pool. Arizona hunting today is your place to discuss hunting big and small game, archery, bird dogs and even fishing. Kaibab tagholders can only hope lady luck will be there when he.
However, we are hosting shooting qualification sessions for our online classes on tuesday 1031, wednesday 1101, and friday 1103 we also have shooting qualifications scheduled for friday 1110 and sunday. If you are new to muzzleloaders or would like more information on your states muzzleloader hunting regulations make sure to give us a call. For the 20152016 whitetailed deerhunting season, some areas only allow for the hunting of antlerless whitetailed deer. No person may exceed the annual bag limit of five whitetailed deer, no more than three of which may be bucks. Hunting for ducks is divided into two seasons which are as follows. Arizona game and fish department 201617 arizona hunting regulations two other annual hunt draw information booklets are published for spring big game hunts and elk and pronghorn antelope hunts covering season dates, open areas, permits and drawingapplication information. Late season arizona overthecounter deer opportunities gohunt. Our first pick was 27, but its a coveted area, plush with deer. Western outdoor news provides this california hunting calendar, 2017 2018, as a service to our readers.
For more information on obtaining licenses, permits and regulations, visit the arizona game and. Open season generally starts in october and ends in january. If the unit is managed under alternative hunt management, 10day seasons may also be used. Its an exciting time of year for veteran hunters beginners alike. Hunters killed 49,000 whitetailed deer during the 20172018 season, the new jersey division of fish and wildlife reported. Game hunting near the ranch at southfork the ranch at southfork. From guns and outdoor gear to photography and trail cams, we have the information you need. The 201718 whitetail hunting season is just around the corner. Arizona game and fish department 201516 arizona hunting. The last day of the hunt and the last day of the season. While this glory tag unit hasnt been what randy and wade hoped for, they still have. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded.
Arizona guided hunts is pleased to offer quality hunting trips for the coues whitetailed deer in southern arizona near tucson. The agency also estimated 4,500 turkeys were shot during the 2017 spring season. Rotation of units and season timing of muzzleloader hunts should be considered. As is our tradition we will be closed over the opener weekend. Up until this point, we have been dealing with countless days over 100 degrees and probably enough sweat to. Hunt permit application deadline is tuesday, june, 2017 at 11. The early season arizona archery mule deer hunts take place from mid august through early september when most of the arizona mule deer bucks are still in the velvet while the late season archery mule deer hunts run from mid december through january when the arizona mule deer bucks are hard antlered and are in the peak of the rut. Curly was first discovered in 2014 by arizona desert outfitters owner troy scott. Arizona mule deer outfitters arizona mule deer guides. Sep 12, 2017 arizona game and fish mentions that edwards park, just south of mt.
Hunting and fishing, which are regulated by the arizona game and fish department, are allowed on. To report violators, call the departments operation game thief line. Statebystate hunting data archery trade association. The whitetailed deer odocoileus virginianus, also known as the whitetail or virginia deer, is a mediumsized deer native to north america, central america, ecuador, and south america as far south as peru and bolivia. Heres a quick guide to the 2017 deer hunting season. November 4 th is our minnesota firearm deer season. Hunting for the latest information on arizonas hunting season. The mule deer foundation recently brought on john gebhart as the regional director for the state of arizona. Essentially, it could take decades of applying to get drawn for a premier hunt for one of arizonas world class mule deer.
Arizona game and fish department 201718 arizona hunting. Evolution of hunting laws guide license application hunt guidelines hunter. We offer 5, 7 and 10 day hunt packages depending on your hunting needs. Its an exciting time of year for veteran hunters and beginners alike. Big game species include antelope, whitetail deer and mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, moose. Hunters should check the department of fish and wildlife regulations before hunting. Jul 25, 2017 the hunting season start and end dates vary by animal, weapon, and sometimes location. Arizonas best overthecounter mule deer units montana decoy. Coues deer hunting arizona whitetail rifle hunt 2017 5 bucks.
Every state and unit has been updated to show the latest. As of 2017, it is now illegal to use scentbased deer lures made from deer or elk urine. Deer hunting california department of fish and wildlife. Bernhardt to open the cabeza prieta, buenos aires, cibola and leslie canyon national wildlife refuges located in southern arizona. Your reward of patiently waiting in a tree stand or hunting blind is the satisfaction of taking responsibility for your own food, or finally bagging that trophy buck. Big game species covered in this booklet include deer mule deer and whitetailed deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison, fall bear, and mountain lion. Deer hunting season has started hunters urged to hunt fair october 25. Larger bull elk generally begin shedding their antlers the first part of march, while deer do their shedding about a month later in april.
Gebhart will engage directly with mdfs chapters in arizona to support their fundraising and ontheground conservation efforts. A bout 5,000 in 2014 when deer populations were devastated by drought. A resident of north dakota who is a member of the united states armed forces stationed outside this state, who shows proof of north dakota residency, including a drivers license number or a nondriver photo identification number from this state, and who pays the appropriate licensing fee, is eligible to be issued a deer gun season license. The hunting season start and end dates vary by animal, weapon, and sometimes location. He would cover over 20 miles in just a few weeks and spent most of his time living in washes like a desert mule deer. The coues deer is considered one of the most prized and most challenging deer species for north american trophy hunters. This booklet includes annual regulations for statewide hunting of deer, fall turkey, fall javelina. It has also been introduced to new zealand, cuba, jamaica, hispaniola, the bahamas, the lesser antilles, and some countries in europe, such as the czech republic, finland. Hunting and trapping regulations, season dates and draw information. Dove season 2017 discussion in bird dogs, upland, migratory.
Bag limits, special seasons and hunting regulations for arizona hunting seasons do vary based on animal and seasons. Deer valley reaches 5a state final on jaret allens 3. You may purchase arizona hunting licenses and apply for the draw online. Open season is just a few weeks away for most of the united states. Shed hunting in az arizona hunting today your arizona. Thats right, we said over the counter trophy mule deer tags. But before heading out on your first hunt, make sure youre familiar with arizona hunting laws. The bottom line you may have to wait almost a quarter of your life to get a tag to go hunting in. Please like and share and even subscribe as more hunting videos will be posted. The 2017 edition of hunt arizona, the arizona game and fish departments yearly compilation of big and small game hunting statistics, is now. Youth hunters with an unfilled western oregon general season deer tag or an unfilled w.
The early season arizona archery mule deer hunts take place from mid august through early september when most of the arizona mule deer bucks are still in the velvet while the late season archery. November 39, 2017 for the 1st rifle desert mule deer season and november 1723, 2017 for the second rifle mule deer season. The hunt we were drawn for was november 2nd through the 8th in area 28 hunting mule deer. The 2014 arizona desert sheep season was unbelievable. Colorado parks and wildlife is a nationally recognized leader in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Annual arizona muzzleloader hunting season regulations. Hunt information for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep. We at the arizona deer association, located in the state of arizona, founded in 1995 as arizonas premiere wildlife conservation organization, are writing to applaud the efforts of president donald j.
High cascade 119a controlled hunt tag may hunt the area of the western oregon general deer season nov. Randy joins longtime friend wade zarlingo as they ply their luck in the popular early rifle season on the. Were hoping in 2017 for about the same type of mule deer season that we had last year, gruben emphasized. For the last few years our ado team has spent countless hours trying to keep track of curly and his wild habits. This regulation outlines a process to notify that customers have abandoned game meat at a processing plant for more than fortyfive 45 days. This annual booklet includes season dates, bag limits, hunt types, open areas, rules, regulations, drawing application details, and other requirements for the hunting of most big game, small game and other wildlife in arizona. It is always tough hunting these early season, but the old bucks are still there. Basically put, almost everyone who gets drawn for area 28, put in for area 27 as their first pick. Deer valley reaches 5a state final on jaret allens 3, great. Arizonas best overthecounter mule deer units montana. This booklet includes annual regulations for statewide hunting of deer. However, the best way to scout out a honey hole might be to drive the back roads and glass despite the wear it. A hunters first buck takes a spot in the record books. Over the counter archery mule deer hunts run in august and september when the bucks are in velvet.
Deer baiting laws in 50 states state deer baiting regulations. Two other annual hunt draw information booklets are published for spring big game hunts and elk and. About 159,000 in 2017, 150,000 in 2016, and 159,000 in 2015. Have arizona muzzleloader hunting season questions. Whitetailed and mule deer north dakota game and fish.
Arizona game and fish department 201617 arizona hunting. This is an extremely exciting time of year for us arizona residents. But a piebald deer, with its distinguishable white markings, stands out. Also, between the september 1 and december 31, you can use deer bait in cwd management zones. Trump and secretary of the department of the interior david l. The licensee shall carry the license when participating in hunting or fishing or other form of take. Mule deer foundations arizona regional director john gebhart salt lake city, utah. Hunters killed 49,000 whitetailed deer during the 2017 2018 season, the new jersey division of fish and wildlife reported. Arizona game and fish department 201516 arizona hunting regulations two other annual hunt draw information booklets are published for spring big game hunts and elk and pronghorn antelope hunts covering season dates, open areas, permits and drawingapplication information. These would include young bucks and females, encouraging the culling of does which would otherwise contribute to increasing populations via offspring production. The population declined from the 1980s, but somewhat stable since 2000. This petite deer is the smallest huntable subspecies of the whitetailed deer and weighs between. These hunts include the arizona strip units a or b or kaibab units 12a east, 12a west and 12b for mule deer.
Before heading out on your first hunt though, make sure youre familiar with arizona hunting laws and regulations. Black bear, bison, whitetailed deer, desert bighorn sheep, elk, javelina, mountain lion, mule deer, pronghorn and turkey. New antler growth begins almost immediately thereafter. Arizona hunting seasons, 20192020 hunting season hq. Arizona hunting laws and regulations outdoor warrior. Arizona mule deer typically start rutting during middecember and coues deer follow shortly behind them in the month of january. So everyone in area 28 is pretty much a reject of 27.
If you live in an area overrun by a growing deer population, the standard, brown, whitetailed variety are a dime a dozen. The arizona archery deer hunt was a blast and hope you enjoy the video. Arizona game and fish mentions that edwards park, just south of mt. Late season arizona overthecounter deer opportunities. Muzzleloader hunting season is the best time to shoot the biggest deer before they are spooked by the regular gun season. August through december, dates vary greatly by area. You will need to contact us early to reserved your dates of openings we have available. The annual bag limit does not apply on mldp properties. The best mule deer buck that gruben has mounted from public lands was a nontypical buck, scoring 260 inches. It is cold, gloomy, and hunting seasons are over for now. Each week, i roll out a new top10 list, breaking down the positions for the 2017 arizona high school football season. Cpw issues hunting and fishing licenses, conducts research to improve wildlife management activities, protects high priority wildlife.1032 748 1265 781 922 1166 373 1354 495 1376 1274 1107 1492 1597 600 256 679 840 938 288 1314 1131 444 677 245 408 431 1568 1261 944 798 1413 282 1424 1461 512 526 986