Arizona Hunt Unit 12 B

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Big Game species found in Arizona Unit 12B


  • Antelope
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Mule Deer


Arizona Unit 12 B Big Game Hunts


Arizona Unit 12B Mule deer :  Unit 12 B and Unit 12B West is mainly considered wintering country for the herds of trophy mule deer that will start to migrate during the late fall and winter months and come in from the surrounding Kaibab Plateau in Arizona and from the Paunsaugunt Unit in southern Utah. Although there is a small resident population of trophy mule deer bucks that live year round in Arizona Unit 12B, the bulk of the mule deer herd that is found in unit 12b only uses this area temporarily throughout the late fall and winter months. Unit 12 B can be a very tough Arizona mule deer unit to hunt in but, it does produce some absolute giant mule deer bucks every year that rival or can sometimes even beat the big non typical and typical mule deer bucks that are taken on the Arizona Strip and the Kaibab Plateau. Just a few years ago an giant non typical Arizona mule deer buck that was harvested by a non resident mule deer hunter in Unit 12B scored an amazing 271 4/8 Boone & Crockett points.

Unit 12b and Unit 12B West definitely does offer the hard working Arizona mule deer hunter the chance of taking the trophy mule deer buck of a lifetime on the late season rifle hunt. Being surrounded by the Arizona Strip, the Paunsaugunt, and the Kaibab Plateau, which are some of the best trophy mule deer gene pools in the world, ensures that Unit 12B will always have world class trophy mule deer bucks for the lucky Arizona mule deer hunters that draw a tag for this unit. The Arizona Unit 12B rifle mule deer hunts are split into two different sections: Unit 12B and Unit 12B west. Unit 12 B west includes the Buckskin mountain range that lies to the north and to the west of the Kaibab Plateau. Unit 12B west does not include the Paria Plateau nor does it include any areas east of BLM road 1065. Only hunters that have drawn a 12 B tag (not a 12B west tag) can hunt the Paria Plateau as well as the rest of the country that comprises Arizona Unit 12 B. If a trophy class mule deer buck is your goal then you need to only apply for the late season rifle mule deer hunts in the rut that are offered in Unit 12B or Unit 12B West. These tags are very limited and are very tough to draw but they are definitely worth applying for by any serious mule deer hunter that is looking to possibly harvest a Boone & Crockett caliber mule deer buck in Arizona this hunting season.

Arizona Unit 12B Desert Bighorn Sheep: Unit 12B offers hunters two separate hunts for desert bighorn sheep: 12 B East and 12B West. The Unit 12 B West desert bighorn sheep hunt is combined with unit 12 A. There is usually only one sheep permit offered for the 12B west-12A hunt and it can be a difficult hunt with low numbers of sheep. The 12B East hunt has better numbers of sheep and usually offers around 4 desert bighorn sheep permits yearly. The sheep that are on the east side of Unit 12 B often inhabit extremely steep cliff country that is inaccessible to humans. Many times sheep can be spotted on the east side that are unrecoverable if shot. Make sure you are ready to hunt some very steep and very rugged cliff country that can be extremely difficult to traverse if you apply for a Desert Bighorn sheep hunt in Arizona Unit 12B.

Arizona Unit 12B Antelope: Unit 12B is also home to a huntable population of antelope. The antelope in this unit are not known for growing to trophy size and many other Arizona antelope units offer much better hunting. Look elsewhere for a trophy Arizona antelope hunt.

Arizona Unit 12B Guides and Outfitters: Yavapai Outfitters LLC and McClendons Guide Service are very excited to announce the formation of our new Arizona mule deer outfitting company, Arizona Strip Guides LLC. Arizona Strip Guides LLC was formed by Travis McClendon and David Pereda to provide serious trophy mule deer hunters with premium quality professional outfitter services for all of the trophy mule deer hunts that are available on the Arizona Strip and Kaibab Plateau. Combining forces and creating the Arizona Strip Guides Team allows us to pool together our extensive years of experience and tremendous amount of resources to offer you some of the “Best of the Best” professional guide and outfitter services available for all of the Kaibab Plateau and Arizona Strip mule deer hunts. Unit 12B can be a very difficult Arizona mule deer unit to hunt and contracting the services of a quality Arizona mule deer outfitter can greatly enhance your trophy mule deer hunting experience in Arizona unit 12B this year. Arizona Strip Guides LLC is one of your top choices for premium quality professional Arizona mule deer outfitters and Arizona mule deer guides for Arizona Unit 12B. We are very experienced in Arizona unit 12B and will provide you with one of the finest Arizona Mule Deer Hunting experiences available in unit 12B. We have a tremendous amount of experience guiding trophy big game hunts in Arizona’s Unit 12B and several of our very best professional Arizona mule deer guides have been born and raised and live and work year round in this unit (Fredonia and Page Arizona). Having several of our very best Arizona mule deer guides living in unit 12B year round allows us to thoroughly scout this unit from top to bottom and locate deer year round to ensure that you will be hunting the highest scoring bucks possible during your Arizona Unit 12B hunt. Look no further than us if you were lucky enough to draw one of these coveted tags are thinking about hiring a top quality Arizona hunting outfitter for your Arizona Unit 12B big game hunt.

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