- Gear List
This is a 5 day, fully outfitted over the counter archery or rifle fall bear hunt in the heart of southern Arizona. The archery hunts take place in August/September and the rifle hunts take place in October/November. Both are over the counter tags. These hunts are typically spot and stalk hunts with the use of high quality optics and tripod glassing. Options for archery hunters to set up on water. These guides are very knowledgeable in these areas and have spent countless hours behind optics every year with the help of many trail cameras. This hunt is a great option for your trophy black bear hunt. If your looking for a challenge and want to hunt bears in the southern Arizona desert, then this hunt is something to check out!!
- Species: Black Bear
- Average Classification: 17 - 21
- Shot Opportunity: 85
- Weapons: Archery, Rifle
- Hunt Catalog #: RB12017-04
- Tag Availability: Over The Counter
most bears will be 18"-20" average weight around 325lbs
Archery hunt shots can be expected to be between 10-70 yards
Rifle hunt shots are 200-500 yards.
Archery OTC Hunt
Rifle OTC Hunt
August 20, 2020 - November 06, 2022
- Member Price: $4,000.00
- Non-Member Price: $5,900.00
50% deposit due upon purchase remaining 50% due 2 weeks prior to hunt date.
Options for a non-hunter. Options to use dogs.
Tuscon, Arizona, United States of America
50% deposit refundable 60 days prior to hunt start date. once less than 60 days left no refund will be given unless hunter can find another hunter to fill his/her hunt.
Wake up in the heart of coues deer country where populations of black bears exist in the "sky islands" of southern arizona! After a great breakfast and coffee in camp, hunter will hop in the truck or side x side and head into the hills where the guides are well aware of where the bears are roaming in search of Prickly pear fruit and manzanita berries. Multiple trail cameras on water sources and trails will be provided and studied to increase the odds greatly of knowing bear activity is high in the area. Once you locate a bear in the morning, the guides will pinpoint where the bear is traveling (usually a very dark nasty canyon). Later in the afternoon, the guide and hunter will move into the area where the bear is likely to return to a food source in hopes of a spot and stalk situation. Hunters may also choose to sit on water and wait for bears to move in.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Bunk House/Trailer?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
Outfitters provide trailers and outfitters tents, usually 1-2 trailers and outfitters tents for the guides.
- Menu & Food: Full Kitchen?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
Hunter can expect to eat very good on all of the hunt! Expect eggs, oatmeal, bacon, and fruit for breakfast. Lunch usually consists of burritos or sandwiches to go often times hunter will come back to camp to eat bigger lunches as well. For dinner things like steak, lamb, salmon, carne asada, chicken and many different fresh vegetable sides.
- Physical Conditions: Moderate Hiking?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
1-3 miles a day hiking. Mostly glassing from designated areas with optics then hiking once bear has been spotted.
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
Final destination city is Phoenix, Arizona. Outfitter will pick up hunter at the airport. Field transportation to and from camp include trucks and side by sides.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
These hunts take place on public land and are done so either spot and stalk or over water. With proper camera placement and numerous hours scouting, this outfitter consistently has success on these hunts. This hunt can be arranged as an archery or rifle hunt providing many opportunities for bears daily. These archery hunts consist of sitting over water in the spring to chasing bears in the prickly pears in September. These hunts typically take place over 7 days with 5 days of hunting and two days of travel. Hunter should expect to hike 1-3 miles a day in pursuit of big boars.
What Outfitter Provides
- Field transportation
What to Bring
- Day Pack
- Bino harness
- Sleeping bag & pad
- Binoculars & Rangefinder
- Light to moderate hunting clothing-layering system recommended
- Comfortable hiking boots
- Rifle or bow (which ever hunt season is selected) with 40 rounds of ammunition or 12 arrows
- 20 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Big Frig 45 Quart Badlands Cooler
- Mountain Extreme
- Mountain Guide
- South Dakota Shooting Academy I
- RBO Mountain Light Shooting System
- What Outfitter Provides
- What to Bring