Big Game species found in Arizona Hunting Unit 12 A East:
- Arizona Unit 12A-East Mule Deer Hunting: The Kaibab Plateau, is home to some of the best trophy mule deer hunting not only in the state of Arizona but one of the best mule deer hunts anywhere. Hunters lucky enough to draw a East side Kaibab tag will enjoy a fantastic mule deer hunt with Boone and Crockett buck potential. The premium late season rifle and muzzleloader rut hunts in Unit 12A-East is where hunters will experience the highest chances of success on a giant mule deer buck, although many record book bucks have been harvested on the early rifle and archery hunts. This Arizona hunting unit is more difficult to hunt and much less accessible by roads than 12A-West. It is rough, thickly vegetated, wilderness country that can make hunting very tough. Hiking to high topography points and glassing the lower country with tripod mounted optics will result in numerous daily deer sightings during the late season rifle and muzzleloader hunts. On the summer archery hunts concentrate your efforts in the higher forested country. The summer heat tends to concentrate the bucks near water sources. Find a water source that is littered with tracks and be patient. You never know what kind of giant buck might come in on the East side of the Kaibab. If a trophy class mule deer is your goal you will do well to apply for a Arizona Hunting Unit 12A-East Mule Deer tag. Contact us if you are fortunate enough to draw a coveted Kaibab mule deer tag.
- Arizona Hunting Unit 12A-East Turkey Hunting: This area holds a great population of Merriams turkeys and provides hunters a high quality turkey hunt. The Kaibab is home to the premier population of turkeys in Arizona. Whether its the spring, fall, or archery seasons, turkey hunters will enjoy a quality turkey hunting experience on the Kaibab. Inquire here for more information.
- Arizona Hunting Unit 12A-East Mountain Lion: The Kaibab has a great population of mountain lions. Lion hunters will experience the highest success on mountains lions by using the services of a quality houndsman but mountain lions are harvested in unit 12 A East every year by big game hunters pursuing other species. Arizona mountain lion tags are available over the counter and it is a good idea to have one in your pocket just in case you see a lion while hunting. Inquire here for more information.