ARIZONA | NEW MEXICO | COLORADO | SONORA, MX
ARIZONA, NEW MEXICO, COLORADO
& SONORA, MEXICO
Mule Deer-Arizona Strip and The Kaibab (Units 13A, 13B, 12AE, 12AW, 12B, 12BW Rifle/Muzzleloader)
One of the premier mule deer hunts in the world, period. This hunt is scheduled during the pre-rut of late October or in mid-to-late November during the peak of the rut. The October hunt has dramatically better draw odds and weather and is equally successful. Your Diamond Outfitters guide application consultant will review your options with you. This hunt can be booked as 7 or 10 days depending on the season. Diamond Outfitters has over 3 decades experience in this region! At the end of the day, no other public land hunt in the U.S. offers a better chance at a 200 inch buck.
Mule Deer (Arizona Strip and Kaibab-Archery Units 12A, 12B, 13A, 13B)
This hunt takes place in late August into September. You will be hunting older age class bachelor bucks in velvet. This hunt is a great hunt for the discriminant mule deer hunter with 180’ and well-above bucks typically available. This hunt is primarily done over water or trace mineral salt blocks with a fair amount of spot and stalk as well, weather depending. Temperatures in unit 13 for this hunt is hot, hot, hot–but the hunting is too! Temperatures for this hunt in unit 12 is normally pleasant with afternoon sprinkles common. We limit the number of hunters we take on this hunt. Opportunity rates on these hunts are over 90%.
Mule Deer (Arizona Rifle, Muzzleloader, Archery, except Units 13A, 13B, 12AE, 12AW, 12B, 12BW)
Arizona has both Rocky Mountain and Sonoran mule deer subspecies. The northern half of the state is mostly “Rockies” and generally speaking, south of Maricopa County is Sonoran mule deer country. Many of these hunts have good draw odds when compared to the Arizona Strip or Kaibab and quality older age class deer are available with many “sleeper” units for higher quality bucks abound. Your Diamond Outfitters application consultant will review these options with you. These hunts take place in October or November and some December tags are now available. Opportunity rates on these hunts are typically 100%.
Mule Deer (Sonora, MX Private Land)
We have an extremely limited amount of very high-demand Sonora mule deer tags available for rifle hunters during the January rut. These incredible hunts are limited to the harvest of 180’ minimum bucks with a goal of harvesting bucks exceeding well into the 200’ plus range. Hunts are spot and stalk unless a hunter’s physical condition or preference requires the use of high-racks. Coues deer and Desert Big Horn Sheep are also available on some of these ranches for those seeking combo hunts. Depending on the ranch, hunters are accommodated in comfortable ranch houses or beach side casitas, with hot showers and all the amenities. Fresh local food (in some camps local seafood) is the norm and the cultural aspects, hospitality and trophy genetics are second-to-none. Hunters either cross the border from Arizona with their guide or fly into Hermosillo, where your DO guide will pick you up and drop you off. You will always be with a DO representative. This is one of the most popular Diamond Outfitters offerings with many hunters returning year after year.
Mule Deer (Colorado Private Land)
Southwest Colorado is known for some of the best private land mule deer hunting anywhere in North America. Our nearly 40 leases of private ground over an 85 mile range of largely agricultural farms produces outstanding age class and genetics. September is known for world class archery and muzzleloader hunts while bucks are still in bachelor herds and are amongst some of our most in-demand tags. Rifle hunts take place in October and November and are incredibly fun. Tags are (guaranteed) acquired by a combination of draw and CO Private Land Authorizations. Most years bucks from 4-6 years old in the 160’s to the 190’s are available and (especially in a wet year) there seem to be a few bucks over that magic 200 inch mark lurking around too.
Mule Deer (New Mexico Draw)
Your Diamond Outfitters application consultant will review your draw options in NM for mule deer with you. The outfitter pool gives you the best chance to draw this hunt, especially as a non-resident. These November rut hunts provide 170′ and sometimes well, well above 180′ in the best of years. Some clients should consider www.ZeroOutfitterFees.com for this (and other) draw hunts.
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