Whether you’re out for a trophy elk or something smaller, hunting is at its best in Arizona’s White Mountains. The White Mountains area was included on Outdoor Life magazine’s list of the Top 200 Towns for Sportsmen every year from 2008 to 2012.
The State of Arizona & Apache Tribe Issue Hunting Permits for Game of All Sizes
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is home to many animals for which permits are issued to hunt, including:
The Arizona Game and Fish Department schedules seasons for each type of game, permits and a hunting license are required. The Apache tribe schedules hunts on Indian lands and their seasons may differ. The tribe issues permits and licenses for hunting on the reservation.
Trophy elk can be found in the White Mountains both on and off tribal lands and hunters pursue this prize game with archery, muzzle-loading rifles, firearms, and trapping.
The State of Arizona licenses hunting guides who can be hired to assist you in locating and taking game. A licensed guide that knows the area can mean the difference between a successful and unsuccessful hunt, so be sure to assess their knowledge of the area carefully.
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is responsible for establishing policies and rules for the management, preservation, and harvest of Arizona’s wildlife. Stay informed of upcoming topics by viewing the commission’s meeting schedule, agenda, and minutes.