When can you hunt elk in Arizona?

If antlers aren’t a concern to you, maybe consider a cow elk hunt. Arizona has archery, muzzleloader and any legal weapon seasons to choose from. Most are spread out between September, October, November and December.

How long is elk season in AZ?

2022 Non-Resident Fees

2021 Dates
Bull Elk Early Archery Sept 10 – Sept 23
Bull Elk Early Firearm Sept 24 – Sept 30
Bull Elk Late Archery Nov 5 – Nov 18 or Nov 12 – Nov 25
Bull Elk Late Rifle Nov 26 – Dec 2

What are the draw odds for elk in AZ?

Non-Residents cannot draw more than 10% of any hunt number, for Elk, Deer, Antelope, Spring Bear, Javelina, and Turkey. For Buffalo and Bighorn Sheep Non-Residents cannot draw more than 10% of the total combined tags.

What are the hunting seasons in Arizona?

Arizona has many surprises when it comes to hunting seasons….Arizona Small Game Seasons.

Chuckar Partridge Sept. 1-Feb. 6
Dusky Blue Grouse Sept. 1-Nov. 7
Cottontail Rabbit July 1-June 30,2022**
Pheasant Shotgun: Sept. 1-15 Archery: Oct. 15-Feb. 6 Falconry: Sept. 13-Feb. 6, 2022
Tree Squirrel July 1-June 30,2022**

What is the best elk unit in Arizona?

Our number one choice: Arizona Hunt Unit 9 Unit 9 is currently our first choice on our list of the top elk units in Arizona. The Arizona Elk Outfitters Team of trophy elk hunting professionals has been very fortunate to have been able to harvest several giant bulls scoring over 400 inches in Arizona Unit 9.

Where are the largest elk herds in Arizona?

Greer, Arizona actually happens to house the largest elk population in Arizona. Therefore, when you make your way up to the cozy mountain haven of Greer, you can certainly expect to see a few large elk hanging around some of the town’s grassy meadows.

How many elk live in Arizona?

35,000 animals
According to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the current elk population in Arizona is nearly 35,000 animals. Many of these animals are harvested each year through regulated hunts designed to manage populations.

What unit in Arizona has the most elk?

Arizona Unit 8 has produced some of the highest-scoring public land trophy elk ever taken in the world.

What can you hunt right now in Arizona?

Arizona offers some of the most unique hunting opportunities in North America for each of these species: Black bear, bison, white-tailed deer, desert bighorn sheep, elk, javelina, mountain lion, mule deer, pronghorn and turkey.

What happened to elk hunting in Arizona?

As with many game species in Arizona, elk hunting has had its ups and downs. With native elk having been extirpated, the closed season imposed by the territorial legislature in 1893 was too little too late.

Is there a waiting period for elk in Arizona?

There are no waiting periods after being drawn for elk or antelope permits. Check Arizona’s website or call 602-942-3000 for draw results. Online applications can be paid for with Visa or MasterCard only. There is a $15 non-refundable application fee that is collected for each species when applying in Arizona.

When did elk hunting close in Yellowstone?

With native elk having been extirpated, the closed season imposed by the territorial legislature in 1893 was too little too late. The releases of Yellowstone elk between 1913 and 1929 were successful, however, and in 1935 the population was deemed sufficient to support a limited, 266-permit bull hunt.

When is the pronghorn and elk permit application deadline?

The pronghorn and elk permit application deadline is typically the second Tuesday in February.These regulations are set at the December Commission meeting. Electronic copies of these regulations are typically available the third week of December and printed copies are typically distributed starting the second week of January.