Arizona Black Bear Hunts – Spot and Stalk

Hunting Arizona black bears in the Prickly PearsThe quantity of black bears in Arizona is not extremely high, but the quality of the bears is why most hunters book Arizona black bear hunts.

This can be a very unusual and unique way to hunt black bears spot and stalk.  Most clients see multiple bears a day and the percentage of color phase is extremely high.  If you are looking for a spot and stalk bear hunt, with a twist, this hunt is the one.

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Some Arizona black bears travel to the lower desert elevations of their mountain ranges looking for prickly pear cactus fruit, which is very sweet and high in calories. This phenomenon is often called “Bears in the Pears.”

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Arizona trophy black bear huntsHunting Season
In August through September (our typical hunting season), Arizona black bears come out of the high country in search of fat-building food sources.

Hunting Method
Glassing/Spot and Stalk. Hunts are conducted mainly out of four wheel drive vehicles with horses and mules also available for packing.

Some AZ black bears travel to the lower desert elevations of their mountain ranges looking for prickly pear cactus fruit, which is very sweet and high in calories. This phenomenon is often called “Bears in the Pears.” Other bears may travel to areas with a high concentration of acorns, juniper berries or manzanita berries. What the bears are feeding on dictates where and how this outfitter hunts.

The former #8 SCI world record black bear was taken in the desert of AZ and weiged over 500 pounds.” ~Russ Meyer

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The Arizona black bear comes in all color phases, from blonde, cinnamon, chocolate, to coal black.

Camp
Camps will be in comfortable wall tents or travel trailers. Camp cooking is second to none and you may gain some weight before you leave.

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