Unit 12B Arizona Mule Deer Outfitters

arizona mule deer guidesUNIT 12B ARIZONA MULE DEER OUTFITTERS

Yavapai Outfitters and McClendons Guide Service are very excited to announce the formation of our new professional 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 guide and 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 for all of the trophy mule deer hunts that are available on the Kaibab Plateau and the Arizona Strip.


Unit 12B can be a very tough mule deer unit to hunt but it does produce some absolute giant mule deer bucks that can rival or 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 Arizona mule deer buck that was harvested by a non resident hunter in Unit 12B scored an amazing 271 4/8 Boone & Crockett points. Arizona Unit 12B definitely offers the trophy mule deer hunter a realistic chance of taking the trophy mule deer buck of a lifetime.


Unit 12B is mainly considered wintering country for the herds of mule deer that migrate during the late fall and winter months and come in from the surrounding Kaibab Plateau in Arizona and from the Paunsaugunt area in southern Utah. Although there is a very small resident population of giant mule deer bucks that live year round in 12B, the bulk of the mule deer herd that is found here only uses this area temporarily throughout the late fall and winter months.


The Arizona Unit 12B rifle mule deer hunts are split into two separate hunt units: Unit 12B and Unit 12B west. Unit 12B west includes the Buckskin mountain range that lies to the north of the Kaibab Plateau in Unit 12A. Unit 12B west does not include the Paria Plateau nor does it include any areas east of BLM road 1065. All of Unit 12B is also included with all of the Kaibab Unit 12A for the early season Kaibab archery mule deer hunt that takes place in late August – early September.

Being surrounded by the Arizona Strip, 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 trophy quality mule deer bucks. The early season Unit 12B rifle mule deer hunts can be very tough hunts if you are thinking about trying to harvest a giant mule deer buck. We do not recommend that hunters apply for the early season rifle hunts in Unit 12B. That being said though, there are some giant resident mule deer bucks in this unit and a very hard working hunter can possibly harvest the mule deer buck of a lifetime on the unit 12B early rifle mule deer hunt. Keep your trophy expectations very reasonable on the early rifle mule deer hunts in Unit 12B, you will have a great time and you just might be able to harvest a giant Arizona mule deer buck.


If a trophy class mule deer buck and seeing lots of rutting mule deer is your goal then you need to apply for the late season trophy rifle mule deer hunts in the rut that are offered in Unit 12B. These tags are very limited and are very tough to draw but they are definitely worth applying for by any serious mule deer hunter. Especially any hunter that is looking to possibly harvest a Boone & Crockett caliber mule deer buck in the state of Arizona. The late season rifle mule deer hunt in Unit 12B is the only hunt that you need to consider applying for if you are interested in hunting the highest scoring trophy mule deer bucks in Unit 12B.


The Arizona Strip Guides team is very experienced in hunting the trophy mule deer bucks that inhabit Arizona’s Unit 12B. We would love nothing more than to put our years of knowledge and trophy mule deer hunting experience to work for you this year in this unit. Arizona Strip Guides LLC is hard at work scouting this unit year round in order to provide you the client with one of the best choices available for premium quality professional Arizona mule deer outfitters and Arizona mule deer guides for a trophy mule deer hunt in Arizona Unit 12B.

Please call or email Arizona Strip Guides LLC at any time to discuss how we can assist you on your trophy mule deer hunts in Arizona Unit 12B and Unit 12B West.


Call us: 928-239-4161