Arizona Hunt Unit 7 West

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Arizona Hunt Unit 7 West

Big Game Species found in Arizona Hunt Unit 7 West

  • Antelope
  • Black Bear
  • Elk
  • Merriam’s Turkey
  • Mountain Lion
  • Mule Deer


Arizona Unit 7 West Big Game Hunts


Arizona Unit 7 West elk: Unit 7 West in Arizona is home to a great population of Rocky Mountain elk that occur in good densities throughout all of the different habitat and terrain areas of unit 7 west. From the high pine and aspen slopes, to the pinyon juniper and cedar tree flats, elk numbers are currently doing very well in unit 7 west and it looks like they will continue to do so. Unit 7 west is a higher elevation Arizona elk unit that is located just north of Flagstaff and has some areas in it that are over 10,000 feet in elevation.  Unit 7 west is also the home of the former Pope & Young World Record typical Rocky Mountain elk that stood for many years and scored a whopping 400 inches net. Although this unit did produce the former world record archery elk, it is generally not known for producing lots of 400 inch elk. However, unit 7 west is known for having lots of elk and for producing lots of trophy bull elk in the 300 to 360 range. Unit 7 west is an Arizona elk unit that is definitely worth applying for by any rifle or archery elk hunter looking to have very good quality rut season elk hunts with lots of elk seen daily and a good chance at a 350 class trophy bull elk. The best time to hunt unit 7 west for the highest scoring bull elk possible is during the early Arizona archery elk season when most of the trophy Arizona elk are in the peak of the rut and are at their most visible. Elk hunters who are lucky enough to draw a tag for the unit 7 west archery elk hunts in the rut will have a great rut elk hunting experience and will encounter many groups of hard rutting and bugling bull elk. Unit 7 west also occasionally offers early rifle bull elk hunts that start right after the early season archery elk hunts in the rut and is the premier hunt for any rifle elk hunter that is looking to harvest a high scoring trophy bull elk out of unit 7 west (see the 382 Boone & Crockett bull from 7 west pictured above). In addition to these two early season rut elk hunts in unit 7 west, Arizona elk hunters can also apply for the two late season elk hunts that are offered annually in unit 7 west. The first of these late season elk hunts in Arizona Unit 7 west is the late season archery bull elk hunt that is followed by the late season rifle bull elk hunts. Both of these hunts are very tough late season elk hunts but they do offer Arizona elk hunters much better tag drawing odds than the hard to get elk tags for the early rifle and early season archery elk hunts in the rut in unit 7 west.

Arizona Unit 7 West Black Bear: Unit 7 West has a good population of black bears that mainly live in the higher elevations of the unit. Some trophy sized bears have been harvested here but this unit is by no means an easy bear hunt. Bear hunters who are interested in hunting black bears in Arizona unit 7 west need to be prepared for a very physically challenging high altitude hunt. Look elsewhere for higher quality Arizona Black Bear Hunts.

Arizona Unit 7 West Mule Deer:  Unit 7 west has a decent mule deer population but trophy size bucks can be very scarce in this unit. Look elsewhere for higher quality Arizona Mule Deer Hunting.

Arizona Unit 7 West Antelope: The Unit 7 west antelope hunts are combined with Unit 7 east. There is both a rifle and an archery antelope hunt offered in Unit 7. There are some good antelope bucks found in Unit 7 but it generally does not produce the numbers of high scoring bucks that other Arizona antelope units do. You may want to consider applying for another unit if your goal is to harvest a high scoring trophy Arizona antelope buck.

Arizona Unit 7 West Mountain Lion: Unit 7 west has a stable population of mountain lions. The solid numbers of elk in this unit are able to support a good population of lions. If you are interested in hunting a mountain lion here, your best chances of success would be to hire an experienced houndsman. Lion hunting without hounds can be an exercise in futility. We have a world class pack of dry ground lion hounds and a reliable string of horses and mules for riding on our Arizona mountain lion hunts. Call or email us if you would like to experience some trophy Arizona Mountain Lion Hunting this year.

Arizona Unit 7 West Guides and Outfitters: Yavapai Outfitters LLC has been located just a short 45 minutes away from Unit 7 West since 1985. We are extremely familiar with Arizona unit 7 west and are very experienced in guiding and outfitting all of the big game hunts that unit 7 west offers. Yavapai Outfitters LLC is one of your top choices in premium quality professional guide and outfitter services for all of the big game hunts that are offered annually in Arizona Unit 7 west.

Contact us today to start planning your trophy Big Game hunt of a lifetime in Arizona Unit 7 west.