Land around populated areas (Bisbee, Double Adobe, McNeal, Elfrida, Sunsites, Richland, Dragoon, St. David, and Tombstone) has Javelina populations. Current Raffle. Due to the climate and elevation, the habitat types vary from oak woodlands in the highest elevations of the mountains, down to semi- desert grasslands, and Chihuahuan desert scrub in the valleys. SDHNTR 02-Sep-08. Sportsmen must be aware that a large portion of the habitat in the Mule Mountains is inaccessible. In addition to off season scouting, use of trail cameras on trails and water sources can be helpful. Arizona is well known for having the best mule deer hunting in the country. in the Christensen Canyon area. Arizona offers some of the best OTC (over the counter) archery Mule deer hunting opportunities in the west!! Before hunting either of the two species, consult to the Hunting Regulations Commission Order: 2 for distinguishing characteristics. This area is being developed so be aware of the residences in the area. The Juniper Flats Road travels northeast through private parcels of land to the radio towers and accesses the top of the Mule Mountains. We offer many opportunities to pursue Mule deer across the entire state of Arizona. I had a Mule tag there last year and didnt see one. Sportsmen access in unit 30B continues to be reduced. Access into the southwest corner of the Mule Mountains can be gained off of Highway 92 between Sierra Vista and Bisbee. SDHNTR 02-Sep-08. Not sure what I did wrong or maybe that’s just how mule deer hunting goes sometimes. 14-Mar-19. Lower elevations in the desert flats around both the Dragoon and Mule Mountains is the best mule deer habitat, Agriculture fields adjacent to these habitats produce higher deer densities. Arizona January Mule Deer Suggestions Mule Deer. There are two dirt roads off of the High Lonesome that will access the eastern side of the Mules. Both species can be found in agricultural fields near Richland, Sunsites, Elfrida, McNeal, and St. David, as well as in the desert areas near water sources. Unit 30B is located in the southeastern corner of Arizona, specifically in Cochise County. “Our members have been huge proponents of this project because of the benefits it will have not only for the mule deer and pronghorn antelope, but the entire ecosystem of the area. Restricted access is posing a problem, particularly in the Mule Mountains. Bureau of Land Management, San Pedro Project – (520) 439-6400 Our knowledge of these units and how to hunt the older bucks that live there will greatly improve your chance of success on a giant mule deer buck. If you hunt with a bow, you can purchase Mule Deer & Coues Deer licenses and tags “over the counter" , which means no application is needed and no tag draw is required. Howdy, I'm taking my bow out this December for an OTC mule deer archery hunt. Nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to improving habitat and expanding Arizona’s mule deer and Coues deer herds. Access into the southwest corner of the Mule Mountains can be gained off Highway 92 between Sierra Vista and Bisbee. Arizona 30B mule deer. Both species can be found in agricultural fields near Richland, Sunsites, Elfrida, McNeal, and St. David, as well as in the desert areas near water sources. As a result of low buck:doe:fawn ratios, tags were decreased by 50 for each hunt in 2007. 345, m.p. Post by arizonaelitefreak » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:16 pm does anybody know anythink about hunting in unit 30b in arizona and where might be a good starting point for a mid november hunt? The east side of the Mule’s can be accessed off the High Lonesome Road from Davis Road or from Highway 80. Never hunted mule deer down there. Sportsmen need to look for, read and obey all signs posted throughout the unit. Post by MuleyMadness » Sun Aug 09, 2009 … Thread starter tdnelk; Start date Jul 8, 2019; Jul 8, 2019 #1 T. tdnelk Newbie. Coronado National Forest, Douglas Ranger District – (520) 364-3468, http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/ncarea/sprnca.html. An area where greater concentrations exist is along the San Pedro River (Call 520-439-6400 or see http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/ncarea/sprnca.html ). This area is becoming developed so be aware of the residences in the area. Travel south to the town of Dragoon. Javelina can be found along the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA), but the thick vegetation can make it difficult to locate them. Various dirt roads intersect the highway from the north (MP 345, MP 350, and Fowdy Ranch Rd.). If a dry summer is encountered, dove will be very dependent on the limited water sources found in the area. The biological productivity of unit 30B relies upon winter, and to a greater extent, the summer rainfall for a combined yearly average of approximately 15 inches. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Mule Deer Foundation recently brought on John Gebhart as the regional director for the state of Arizona. However, the best way to scout out a honey hole might be to drive the back roads and glass despite the wear it … The overall hunter success for the early and late mule deer firearm seasons was 19 and 17% respectively last season. However, they will also feed in the bottoms where the spring growth will first come up. This road travels toward the mountain, to Henry Canyon, and eventually connects to the Middle-March Road pending passable road conditions. Click to expand... Hi Rick welcome to AHT! Timberline 03-Sep-08. - Unit 29 – For whitetail deer, hunt the Chiricahua Mountains near the towns of Portal and Paradise. I don't mind walking a few hours to avoid the masses, but recently discovered that 37B is mostly state land and I … Area: Access into the Mule Mountains is very limited compared to the Dragoon Mountains. Complaints are received from landowners and lessees, because cattle have ingested them causing complications and it is littering, a revocable offense. These are things to be aware of and remember do not shoot within a quarter of a mile of a residence. In many cases, the private property is situated in locations that allow the property owner to control access into State and Public Lands. Thread starter koupe1447; Start date Oct 6, 2020; Oct 6, 2020 #1 K. koupe1447 Newbie. Both residents and nonresidents can hunt. Please utilize phone apps, GPS or maps to determine the land status in the area and be aware of the land status where you are at all times. Other areas of quail concentrations can be found in upper elevations along the mountain drainage’s, and stock tanks. Area: Access into the Mule Mountains is very limited compared to the Dragoon Mountains. Recently, residential development in the Pearce/Sunsite area has increased, thus eliminating areas to hunt. Area: Cottontails can be found throughout the unit with little effort on the part of the hunter. Some extra scouting, and hiking into inaccessible areas may help you take a larger buck. They have been found in small pockets in the southwest portion of the Dragoon Mountains, off the Middle-March Road, and in the upper elevations of the Mule Mountains. Arizona Mule Deer Guides & Outfitters. No trespass/hunting signs have been posted on private property on the Christensen Ranch. Conservation group dedicated to Mule Deer and Black-tail deer and their habitat Access is gained from Highway 80 at Mule Gulch, milepost 350, and the Warren Road (south of Highway 80, east of Bisbee). Unit 16A. When driving east on Hwy. Hunt: 5-day hunt, expect to see and/or stalk on mature mule deer between 150-180" and every day have opportunities on Mule deer between 15-50yds The hunt is 1 guide to 1 hunter unless requested otherwise by the hunter. Topo-graphical maps will help you get around the rest of the unit. Address 123 Main Street New York, NY 10001, Hours Monday—Friday: 9:00AM–5:00PM Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM–3:00PM. Arizona State Land Department – (520) 628-5480 Homes have been built at the mouth of Moore and Bolsa Canyons, affecting access to those areas, and several homes have been constructed and roads posted/ locked in the Abrigo Canyon/Red Mountain area. Some extra scouting, and hiking into the more inaccessible areas, may help you take a larger buck. Also a road south of the Dixie Canyon Ranch Road accesses Cintura Hill near Mexican Canyon. Lower elevations of both the Dragoon and Mule Mountains have mule deer habitat, but the rolling hills and flats also have a number of deer during the hunting season. Staying on Warren Road to Bisbee Junction will take you to the Border Road (the International Border between Arizona and Mexico) there are various access roads from the Border Road into the Mule Tails. Click Here. Hiking from open areas will still get you into most of the Mule Mountains. Hunt: 5-day hunt, expect to see/stalk on mature coues deer between 85-115" and mature mule deer between 150-180" and they will be in the velvet, every day have opportunities on Mule deer between 15-50yds. One of the easiest ways to get into the Mule Mountains is to take Highway 80 south of I-10 at Benson. Thread starter cowboyup20; Start date Jul 4, 2019; Jul 4, 2019 #1 C. cowboyup20 New member. This area offers various hunting opportunities including waterfowl, big game and small game. Near the Bisbee Airport, there are dirt roads that will take you into the Mule Tails. This area is becoming developed so be aware of the residences in the area. Shaft2Long 02-Sep-08. Plenty of mountain ranges to hunt muley's. The west side of the Dragoon Mountains can be reached by taking Highway 80 south of I-10 at Benson. An area where greater concentrations exist is along the San Pedro River (Call 520-439-6400 or see http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/ncarea/sprnca.html ). Both mourning dove and white-wing dove occurs, but the majority of the harvest and opportunities will be for mourning dove. Hiking across state land will access the upper parts of the canyons. Restricted access is posing a problem, particularly in the Mule Mountains. Access is gained from Highway 80 at Mule Gulch, milepost 350, and the Warren Road (south of Highway 80, east of Bisbee). Having a copy of the dove hunting regulations with you is a good precaution. Headed back to Arizona in December since I was unsuccessful on my January 2020 OTC hunt. Overall, the unit has approximately 125.5 square miles of whitetail deer habitat of medium to low density, in the Dragoon and Mule Mountains. TBar87, Nov 12, 2019. Recently, residential development in the Pearce/Sunsite area has increased, thus eliminating areas to hunt. Whitetail can also be found along the San Pedro River (SPRNCA), but the thick vegetation can make it difficult to get a good clean shot at a buck. Overview: Unit 30B has a relatively small population of whitetail deer in relationship to nearby units. The main things to remember while hunting are; antler structure, size, tail size and color. Pre-season scouting will improve your hunt success. Larger herds can still be located, although hiking may be the only means of accessing such areas. Thanks! Some areas of the river are closed to firearms hunting. 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