We feel that there is truly no greater animal in all of God's creation than a big bull elk. Arizona is famous for producing world class elk due to great genetics and management for older age class bulls. Several hunt units are managed by our Game & Fish Department on an Alternative Management Program. These units are managed for higher bull to cow ratios and an older age class of bulls. Other units are managed for higher elk numbers and hunter opportunity. We are here to help you with hunt choices, the application process, and your ultimate Arizona elk hunt!
Your elk hunt with Chappell Guide Service will be expertly planned and tailored to target trophy bulls and to fit your needs. Rest assured that your elk hunt with us will be a quality experience from start to finish.
2015 Arizona Elk Hunts: Contact us today about hunt choices & help with the application process!
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Archery: September 11th-24th (Unit 9 Hunt is Sept 18th-Oct 1st)
Arizona's archery hunt occurs during the rut and offers a hunting experience that will never be forgotten. The bugling is intense and affords our hunters the opportunity to witness mature bulls up close each day. Our methods of hunting include: Calling, spot & stalk, and sitting water (tanks). This hunt typically produces our best bulls!
Rut Firearms: September 25th-October 1st (Unit 9 Hunt is Sept 11th-17th)
The "Trophy" Rifle & Muzzleloader hunts are timed during the absolute peak rut. The rutting activity is outstanding and the herd bulls are vulnerable during this time. Our hunters can hunt for a world class bull and enjoy the thrill of rut hunting with a firearm. Very difficult tags to draw. Our methods of hunting include: Calling, and spot & stalk.
Peaks Rifle Hunts: Sept 25th- Oct 29th
Peaks area in 7 East- Five 7 day Hunts
This rifle hunt takes place in the high elevations of the San Francisco Peaks which tower above Flagstaff. Listed in the hunting regulations as a "Limited Opportunity" hunt- Not your typical early rifle hunt and a tough hunt to "DIY". Our glassing skills, calling ability, & local knowledge of the unit will make the difference on your hunt!
Post Rut Muzzleloader: November 6th-12th,
New hunt for 2013. Increase in tag numbers for 2015. Overall, a tough hunt but has the potential to produce trophy class bulls. Hunting methods: Spot & stalk. Our glassing skills & knowledge of the unit will make the difference on your hunt!
Late Archery: Nov. 6th-19th & 13th-26th
This archery hunt occurs after the rut. However, there are only 25-55 tags issued per unit resulting in a hunt with very low pressure on the elk. Not an easy hunt, but the opportunity to see lots of elk and have a successful hunt. Hunting methods: Spot & stalk, and sitting water. Allow our experience and knowledge of your unit to go to work for you on this hunt.
Late Rifle: Nov. 27th-Dec. 3rd
These hunts occur after the rut. The mature bulls have separated from the cows and are much harder to locate during this time of the year. The elk are also very pressured due to high tag numbers. Hunting methods: Spot & stalk, and still hunting. Our elk savvy, skill, glassing ability and persistence will make the difference for you on this hunt.