OTC Archery Mule Deer Hunts
Would you like to go on a premium quality archery hunt for hard antlered trophy mule deer bucks that are in the peak of the rut and not have to wait around for years or even decades to draw your trophy mule deer tags? Would you like to go on premium quality early season archery mule deer hunts for bachelor groups of trophy mule deer bucks in the velvet with over the counter tags? Would you like to be able to purchase an OTC mule deer tag if you were unsuccessful in the limited entry draw yet still keep all of your Arizona bonus points that you have waited years to build for next years’ Arizona rifle mule deer draws? If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you need to stop waiting any longer and join us this year for one of our premium quality trophy archery mule deer hunts in Arizona.
Arizona offers bowhunters who want to pursue giant mule deer bucks several different hunting options and seasons from which to choose from that can all produce world class mule deer bucks. The most popular hunt option that bowhunters who are interested in hunting archery mule deer in Arizona have to choose from would be the over the counter archery mule deer hunts that are offered twice a year in the great state of Arizona. There are two different hunting seasons for these otc archery mule deer hunts.
The first otc archery mule deer hunt that takes place annually would be the early season Arizona archery mule deer hunts in the velvet. These early season Arizona archery mule deer hunts typically begin in mid August and will run until the second week of September. Bowhunters who choose to experience these great archery mule deer hunts will have the opportunity to pursue bachelor groups of trophy mule deer bucks that are in the velvet and enjoy a very long hunting season that usually lasts at least 21 days. The Arizona temperatures are generally pretty warm to downright hot during this time of year and this tends to concentrate most of the bachelor groups of trophy mule deer bucks around water sources. We generally experience the highest success on these early season mule deer hunts by hunting these water sources where the most of the trophy mule deer will be congregated around from either tree stands or out of pop up style ground blinds.
Another successful tactic that we employ on these early season Arizona archery mule deer hunts is to hike up to high topography points then glass and pick apart the surrounding areas near these water sources with our high powered tripod mounted optics in hopes of spotting a trophy buck, or a group of bucks, then planning a successful stalk on the buck. Often times these old big mule deer bucks will only hit water under the cover of darkness and your best bet for success is to try to glass them up very early or very late in the evening when they are up feeding. We also try to glass up these trophy Arizona mule deer bucks as they are traveling to and from these water sources that they are using when they are heading to their night time feeding areas or daytime bedding areas. These early season archery mule deer hunts in the velvet offer serious trophy archery mule deer hunters the chance to look at a lot of different trophy mule deer bucks during the course of their hunt. Most of these Arizona mule deer bucks will generally be found all by themselves or feeding together in bachelor groups in more open cover and terrain during this time of the year due to their antlers being tender while in the velvet. The bright red summer coats that most of these trophy mule deer bucks tend to have in the summer really make them visible to hunters at a long distance when glassing for them.
Another very attractive feature that our early season Arizona archery mule deer hunts offer you is the very exciting opportunity to be able to harvest multiple big game species on just one big game hunt all with over the counter tags and licenses. Our early season Arizona archery mule deer hunts can also be combined to include trophy color phase black bear and Merriams turkey as well. Both Arizona black bear tags and Arizona turkey tags are available for purchase over the counter and make an exciting addition to your trophy archery mule deer hunt.
We base most of our early velvet season Central Arizona trophy archery mule deer hunts out of our comfortable hunting lodge that has Satellite TV, WiFi, hot showers, and all of the comforts of home. You can enjoy some of the finest trophy archery mule deer hunting in the Western U.S. while staying in a warm lodge, getting a hot shower every night, watching your favorite team play live on Satellite TV, catching up on business and sending emails with high speed WiFi internet access, eating some great meals, and sleeping in a comfortable bed. If you have been wanting to harvest a great velvet mule deer buck and do not want to wait years to draw a tag, these early season Central AZ over the counter hunts are the perfect archery mule deer hunts for you.
The second Arizona otc archery mule deer hunting option would be the late season archery mule deer hunts for hard antlered bucks that are in the rut. This archery mule deer hunt generally begins on the second weekend of December and runs all the way until the end of January. These Arizona archery mule deer hunts in the rut allow archers to hunt trophy mule deer bucks while they are very visible as they are out chasing does in the peak of the rut and allows hunters to take advantage of a hunting season that is a full month and a half long. If you are looking for a lot of very fast paced spot and stalk mule deer hunting action, with a great chance of harvesting an all time Pope & Young mule deer buck, you definitely need to experience these exciting Arizona archery mule deer hunts in the rut at least once in your lifetime.
The Arizona mule deer country can literally come alive during these late season archery mule deer hunts in the rut and it is not that uncommon to see dozens of mule deer and several different trophy mule deer bucks throughout the course of just one day. Just about every group of does, or any group of mule deer for that matter, that is glassed up and located during these archery mule deer hunts in the rut is met with great excitement because you never know what kind of trophy mule deer bucks are going to be rutting and chasing the herd. These OTC tag archery mule deer hunts in the rut hunt are spot and stalk trophy mule deer hunting at it’s absolute finest. Glassing from high topography points that let us look over miles and miles of mule deer rutting grounds, with high powered world class optics that are mounted on sturdy tripods, is what produces the best results for our clients during these late season archery mule deer hunts in the rut. We hike to our vantage points well before daylight to be in the best position to look over the most groups of rutting mule deer possible and then locate which group of deer has the biggest and highest scoring rutting mule deer bucks with it.
You can also glass up numerous trophy mule deer bucks during this time of the year that are “cruising” as they are actively and aggressively traveling while looking for mule deer does that are in heat. It’s very exciting to watch trophy mule deer bucks that are traveling fast with their nose to the ground like a hound dog in search of it’s quarry then planning a stalk to cut him off in the direction that he is traveling in. Trophy mule deer bucks that are in this “cruising” stage of the rut can often provide archery mule deer hunters with the best opportunity for a successful stalk on a trophy class buck. The mule deer bucks’ mind is so preoccupied with trying to find the fresh scent of a doe in heat that they often let their guard down and allow archery hunters to get in really close for a shot. Another advantage that a “cruising” mule deer buck offers is that many times they are traveling in a straight line and only looking at the ground. This allows archery mule deer hunters to stalk to ambush points ahead of the buck in the same line of travel and patiently wait for the trophy mule deer buck to cruise by and offer a shot within archery range. If you like hunting hard antlered trophy mule deer bucks and love hunting trophy class mule deer bucks in the rut, these late season Central AZ OTC tag hunts are the perfect archery mule deer hunts for you.
We base most of our late season Central Arizona trophy archery mule deer hunts out of our comfortable hunting lodge that has Satellite TV, WiFi, hot showers, and all of the comforts of home. You can enjoy some of the finest trophy archery mule deer hunting in the Western U.S. while staying in a warm lodge, getting a hot shower every night, watching your favorite team play on Satellite TV, catching up on business and sending emails with high speed WiFi internet access, eating some great meals, and sleeping in a comfortable bed.
Our late season archery mule deer hunts in the rut can also be combined to include archery Javelina and trophy mountain lion hunting with a world class pack of dry ground lion hounds as well. Leftover archery Javelina tags can be purchased over the counter after the draw has taken place just in case you forgot to apply for your archery javelina tag. We have a top notch pack of dry ground lion hounds and our highly experienced Arizona mountain lion guides can add the thrilling and exciting adventure of a trophy mountain lion hunt to any of your late season archery mule deer hunts in the rut. You have the very unique and exciting opportunity of harvesting multiple world class big game trophies on just one Archery mule deer hunt with us in Arizona all with over the counter tags. Like we mentioned before, what’s also great about our OTC tag archery mule deer hunts is that you do not lose any of your bonus points when you harvest a deer on these hunts. You can be hunting and harvesting trophy mule deer bucks with your bow in Arizona every year and still be building up all of your bonus points for mule deer as well. Make sure that you contact us today to discuss the exciting trophy archery mule deer hunting options that we can offer you this year in Southern and Central Arizona.