2011 Arizona Mule Deer #5

arizona unit 13a mule deer guides2011 ARIZONA MULE DEER #5

With 4 super Arizona mule deer bucks already on the ground our anticipation was at an all time high as we waited to see what our remaining trophy Arizona mule deer hunts held in store for us here at Yavapai Outfitters.

The Arizona mule deer bucks were finally beginning to enter the rut and opening morning found us eagerly awaiting daylight to start glassing.

We couldn’t to see what kind of trophy mule deer bucks would begin to appear with the many groups of does that were in our predetermined hunt area.

That first morning was pretty slow with very few mule deer bucks being spotted.

Evidently, we weren’t the only hunters chasing the particular non typical Arizona mule deer buck we had found during our preseason scouting as there were several other trophy mule deer hunters surrounding our chosen glassing locale all looking for the same buck.

After glassing up more hunters than deer we decided to hunt another area that we had been seeing good bucks in for the afternoon hunt.

We ate a quick lunch and headed back out to see what the afternoon hunt held for us.

After being set up behind our tripod mounted glass for no more than 5 minutes we spotted the great Arizona mule deer buck pictured above as he worked his way down a ridge in hot pursuit of a doe that was obviously in estrus.

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We briefly discussed this buck and decided that he was worthy of pursuit.

The love sick buck finally caught up to the lone doe and herded her over to his group of does that he had gathered under a small rocky bluff.

He nosed his hot doe around for a few more minutes before bedding down in some tall sage with only his rack sticking out.

Our stalk was underway and after about a half hour we were within 200 yards of the group of deer which were now beginning to get up from their afternoon beds to feed.

This buck followed his does as they walked through a small opening right in front of us and the shot rang true.

The Good Lord blessed with another trophy Arizona mule deer buck.

We would like to give a big thank you to RICHIE CHURCH and also to TRAVIS MCCLENDON of MCCLENDON’S GUIDE SERVICE for all of their help and assistance on this fantastic Arizona mule deer hunt.

Stay tuned for our next post, another giant Arizona mule deer buck, and contact us at Yavapai Outfitters LLC for one of your top choices in premium quality professional Arizona mule deer outfitters and Arizona mule deer guides.