Joined: 07/24/2005 . My first stop was at Muley Crazy to talk with Ryan Hatch. Location: Northern AZ . Posted August 1, 2011 by manager. Option 1: is to apply for the limited entry archery mule deer hunts that are available on the Arizona Strip and Kaibab Plateau. Scouting began with talking with more deer experts. Offline. The Warm Springs and Nail Canyon areas in 12AW and the Cocks Combs area in 12AE are good starting points. wow, sorry to hear that you wont be able to hunt him, but what a generous gift the finder gave you! A map of the zones can be found at mountain lion management zones map. HUNTS Trophy Mule Deer Hunts - 2014 The Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks Department over see’s the annual Trophy Mule Deer hunt, which started in the early 1990’s, it is for anyone willing to pay the fee, our success rate has been 80% to 90%, with an average spread of 28 inches. Kaibab Mule Deer. He is in my opinion the best mule deer hunter, period. If you are considering hunting mountain lions on the Kaibab for the first time consider hiring a good houndsman/guide to increase your likelihood of success. Kaibab Hunters? Login or register to post comments. Overview: The world famous, or infamous, Kaibab Mule Deer herd. Despite a serious overpopulation of deer on the North Kaibab in the 1920s, deer numbers appeared to decline in the rest of the state. I drew a great mule deer tag this year, and on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving I left for Arizona ’s famous Kaibab plateau. Posts: 80 . Mule Deer. Ryan’s wife had my same tag last year and got a great buck, over 190 inches. Arizona mule deer hunting is legendary in the West. These Arizona Strip and Kaibab archery mule deer hunts take place in late August through early September when most of the Kaibab and Arizona strip … This hunt can be booked as 7 or preferably, 10 days. Home » Hunting Forums » Big Game Hunting Forum » Mule Deer. by John Lindsey. Mule Deer-Arizona Strip and The Kaibab (Units 13A, 13B, 12AE, 12AW, 12B Rifle/Muzzleloader) One of the premier mule deer hunts in the world, period. In 1929, the mule deer season was closed south of the Gila River, and even as recently as 1946, fewer than 5,000 mule deer (more than 80 percent of all deer … Anyone headed to 12A east or West for the archery deer hunt? Before each hunting trip, verify that the zone is still open, by calling 877-438-0447 or checking online: view harvest thresholds and zone closures. Diamond Outfitters has … This year the conditions were very hot and dry as we scouted deer through Bow season and right up to the hunt. Ryan was nice enough to circle some spots on my map and give me a few pointers for this unit. Mule Deer. We spent the rest of the day scouting, and saw a dozen does. 2 replies Tue, 2005-08-02 19:16 Dreamin of 30 in. Kaibab long story. With me was my long time friend and hunting buddy Doyle. 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