This area is very dense, but has some scattered small openings which deer will use at first and last light of the day. Price $39.00. There are also some areas east of Valle and north of Highway 180 where access is blocked, so again please respect the private landowner rights. Some years this area can be very dry, so check the limited waterholes for deer sign. But presence of elk can be found just about anywhere water is found. Cedaredge, CO. This area consists mainly of pinyon/juniper habitat with open grassland in between. My question is about private land in the middle of the Kaibab National Forest. Fully Outfitted Hunt 1-on-1 Guided. The Travel Management Rule only allows motorized use on designated roads, trails and areas as identified on a Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). Arizona's Unit 9 is one of the most consist places to find the largest elk in the world & is probably one of the toughest places to draw a permit. Unit 9 consistently produces Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young record book elk every single year and will usually produce at least one giant Arizona bull elk that scores over 400 inches every hunting season. Arizona Unit 9 Post by bigshooter750 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:12 am Well I got drawn for rifle mule deer in unit 9 I don't know much about the unit except is great for ELK!!! Forest Service Timber Cuts. I'll be heading up there a couple days before the season starts to check which tanks still have water and fresh sign around them. 412,419 acres. 2. Arizona | Game Managment Unit - 9 - $38.00 You can buy this map as-is, or you can customize it below. Sort by. The Red Butte area, which encompasses pinyon and juniper woodlands with sagebrush openings, can be very good, especially during the late general hunts. Howdy, I have the late archery tag in Arizona's Unit 9 this year. Unit 9 used to have great deer hunting. However, water availability is the critical factor. Applicable Unit. Unit 9 can be very difficult to hunt as lack of topographic relief makes using binoculars difficult. Expect to see bulls in the 370â³ range with potential for 380â³+. Regular price Sale price $8.99 Sale. Availability Sold out Map: Tuba City AZ - AZ153S. The Harbison Ranch to Lockwood Tank area, mostly pinyon and juniper woodlands, is a good area for late season antlerless elk hunts. Unit 9 consistently produces Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young record book elk every year and will usually produce at least one or 2 giant bulls that score over 400 inches every single year. 7 Days $5,950. State: Arizona. Bulls need to bugle for a great hunt because the unit is mostly thickly timbered and not glasser friendly. The cover in the unit is very thick and there are not many places where you can gain elevation to glass into the cover. This unit can be dry and elk may come to water during shooting hours during archery hunts, but rarely during the late general hunts. Hunting license fee: $160.00, Tag fee if drawn (Non-Res): $665.00. Adjacent lands are under state and private ownership. Rules for gathering fuelwood are handled through fuelwood permits. High bull to cow ratio. Older age "mature" bulls are taken on a regular basis. Elk: Arizona trophy bull elk generally range in size between 300 inches and 440 inches and average about 340 inches. Please be respectful and obey all signs. ... We fill tags every year with the very Best your unit has to offer. Arizona hunting guides and outfitter specializing in trophy Arizona deer, Antelope and Elk hunts. Sewage Design Flow per Applicable Unit, (gallons per day) Airport: Passenger (average daily number) Maps can be obtained by calling the Williams Visitor Center at 928-635-1418. From the East: Hwy 64 The Coconino Rim area, mostly ponderosa pines with scattered oaks and junipers, can hold lots of deer. Much of Unit 9 is thick and flat which makes glassing impossible (the late hunt is very tough). Return to Map Index Filter by. Areas to consider hunting include: O’Connell tank, Griffin tank, Sam Moore tank, Little Sam Moore, Sheep, Homestead, Midway 1 and 2, Thurston, New, and Cecil Dodd. Arizona Management Unit 8 Game Maps, regulations and land access information. Description: Unit Map with High, Medium, and Low Elk Concentrations with Water Tank locations. Bulls need to bugle for a great hunt because the unit is â¦ Approximately 20% of Arizona's elk hunting opportunity is found in this unit. The main forest roads in this area include 307, 682, 683, 2807, 2815, and this area can be easily accessed from State Highway 64. The best map that encompasses the entire unit is a GMU 9 Flatline. Stay on designated roads and trails. Unit 9 Elk Hunting: Unit 9 is one of the top producing premier trophy elk units in the state of Arizona if not the world. We are here to help you with hunt choices, the application process, and your ultimate Arizona elk hunting experience! The other access road to the west part of Unit 9 is Forest Road 347 (Anita Road) and goes west from HWY 64 at milepost 228. Areas: The Skinner Ridge area can be good and encompasses a variety of habitats, including: ponderosa pine, pinyon-juniper, and scattered sagebrush areas. These late season elk hunts in ArizonaÂ unit 9 also offer the non-resident elk hunter much better tag drawing odds than the early season elk hunts in the rut. Re: Arizona Unit 9 - 11/16/12 As you noticed, 9 is relatively flat and there are few vantages to glass from. Arizona has many surprises when it comes to hunting seasons. Arizona Unit 9 Unit 9 is our second choice unit for elk hunting in Arizona only because it is harder to hunt. Overview: Squirrel populations will cycle with weather patterns. AZHuntingUnitMap Units 1 2A 2B 2C 3A 3B 3C 4A 4B 5A 5B 6A 6B 7 8 9 10 11M 12A 12B 13A 13B 15A 15B 15C 15D 16A 17A 17B 18A 18B 19A 19B 20A 27 There is no cost to search for your property or to file a claim. This was a federal rule that required all national forests and grasslands to designate a system of roads, trails and areas for motorized use, and to prohibit all motor vehicle use off the designated systems. ft. townhouse is a 2 bed, 2.5 bath unit. Unless otherwise specified, motorists can drive up to 30 feet from the side of the road. Tusayan Ranger District (Kaibab National Forest) (928) 638-2443 Every hunter should familiarize himself with the boundaries of the unit they are hunting. Unit 10 is our #1 pick for the best unit for elk hunting in Arizona. This includes Forest Roads 301, 301A, 302, 303, 304, 305A, 308, 310, 311, 316, 317, 320, 339, 343, 684, 688, 902, 2719, 2741, and 2752. Trophy Elk Hunting â Tricks of the Trade. SHOP. Pinyon Juniper & Ponderosa Pine habitat. ; westerly along the Valle-Cataract Creek Rd. From Highway 180, there are several ways to access Unit 9, mostly through State and private lands that are not numbered. Price $39.00. Arizona’s Unit 9 is not a very glassingÂ friendly unit which can make for some very difficult late season elk hunts here. This side is very open grassland country and ideal for glassing lots of wide open areas. These early season Unit 9 rut hunts for elk should be the only Unit 9 elk hunts thatÂ you should be applying for if you are trying to harvest a world class trophy elk in this unit.Â The late season rifle elk huntsÂ and late season archery elk hunts in unit 9 donât have as highÂ of aÂ potential for trophyÂ elk as the early rutÂ hunts but, you still have the slimÂ chance of harvesting a great bull elk on these late season rifleÂ hunts and late season archery hunts. ARIZONA ELK LICENSE AND TAG INFO. Pinyon Juniper & Ponderosa Pine habitat. The animals are scattered throughout the unit, and can be found just about anywhere there is water. 10 Days $6,950 (with 14 day option) Guided Hunt 1-on-1 Guided . The elevation ranges from 5,800′ to 7,600′. I've noticed that the elk are well dispersed and â¦ Regular price Sale price $8.99 Sale. This is especially true if the weather turns cold and/or snowy and the deer start looking for areas with high concentrations of browse to feed on. We are Arizona's original Elk Specialty Outfitter & Guide Service. During the spring hunts, hunters should look for the greenest areas among the ponderosa pine habitats, as turkeys will slowly move to the high country, following the green-up. Lots of 310-330 bulls. The Anita area, which is mostly pinyon-juniper and sagebrush, (near forest roads 347 and 306 going north to the Grand Canyon National Park boundary) has the highest concentration of javelina. This is a wintering area for elk and will usually have high densities and will have a high number of hunters as well.Â This area has openings as well as good cover areas, so don’t give up if you are not seeing many elk. Unit Design Flows. Overall a great Unit for 340" Plus bulls and a great hunting experience. While many would believe that this Southwestern state is nothing but desert, Arizonaâs ecosystem is perfect for a variety of wildlife. Starting east of highway 64 you may try the following areas: New Automobile tank, Corbett Dam, Huff Reservoir, Curley Wallace tank, Government tank, Bly tank, and Sage tank. The land status in Unit 9 is mostly Kaibab National Forest on the north end, and state private lands to the south and west. Some common problems or violations associated with antelope hunts include: camping within a quarter mile of waterholes, driving cross country and the wounding of other antelope resulting from hunters not being aware of their backgrounds. Growing up my family hunted 9 every year and killed some BIG bucks. The Grandview to Cabin Tank area along FR 310, mostly ponderosa pine and Gambel oak forest, can be good for both early and late hunts. The Red Butte area, mostly pinyon and juniper woodlands with scattered openings of sagebrush and saltbush, can be a good area for late season antlerless elk hunts. to Cataract Creek at Island Tank; northwesterly along Cataract Creek to the Havasupai Reservation Boundary. Most of the base area is plain desert wilderness. Use the free Motor Vehicle Use Map to determine whether your route is on the authorized road system. Going west of Highway 64 you may try the following areas: Red Horse tank, Sixty Two tank, Jackson tank, and XB tank. ALL OF OUR ARIZONA ELK HUNTING IS BY DRAW. ; west and north along Airpark Rd. Species: Mule Deer. Arizona Hunting Unit 9 Maps for Arizona Hunting Units Show Maps. Public Lands: 76%. Premier Arizona Elk Units. These maps are 1:100,000-scale and include unit boundaries, â¦ Map: Grand Canyon AZ - AZ121S. To see who is authorized to make the request, see Who Must Sign, on Part 4, of the Arizona Form 290 instructions. 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