Few hunters realize that Arizona black bear hunting is VERY good. With a great population of record book size black bears, it is a good place to hunt.
Arizona Game Management Unit 18b
Game Management Unit 18B vegetation ranges from Sonoran Desert, oak chaparral woodlands, semi-desert grasslands, to pinyon-juniper woodlands. The majority of 18B is semi-desert grasslands and oak-chaparral woodlands. Species found in this unit are Pronghorn Antelope, Black Bear, Elk, Javelina, Mountain Lion, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Mule Deer, Quail, Waterfowl, and Doves.
Beginning at Bagdad, Arizona; southeast on AZ Hwy 96 to the Santa Maria River; southwest along the Santa Maria River to U.S. Hwy 93; northerly on U.S. Hwy 93 to Cane Springs Wash; easterly along Cane Springs Wash to the Big Sandy River; northerly along the Big Sandy River to Trout Creek; northeasterly along Trout Creek to the Davis Dam-Prescott power line; southeasterly along the power line to the west boundary of the Prescott National Forest; south along the forest boundary to the Baca Grant; east, south and west along the joint Baca Grant Prescott Forest Boundary. Continuing south along the west boundary of the Prescott National Forest; to the Camp Wood-Bagdad Rd.; southwesterly on the Camp Wood-Bagdad Rd. to Bagdad; except those portions that are sovereign tribal lands of the Hualapai Indian Tribe.
Many hunters don’t realize that Arizona hunts aren’t all limited entry and hard to draw. There are some good over the counter hunting tags in Arizona, and you can make plans to experience Arizona’s great hunting much sooner than you think by taking advantage of them.
Trophy quality on ALL these Arizona elk hunts is VERY good, however many bulls will have broken antlers during the late season. Hunters can expect to see 370″ class bulls in the premier units and 340-350″ bulls on the “lesser” quality units. Bulls above 400″ are taken in Arizona every year.