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 Arizona's 2018 Elk & Antelope Regulations
Your Top Choice in Arizona Elk Outfitters

We will help you with the entire Elk, Antelope & Deer Application process free of charge!
If you are interested in booking a guided hunt with us, give us a call and we will get you started.  We thoroughly understand Arizona's elk & deer application and drawing process.    
We will take the time to personally and expertly consult with you based on facts, & true statistics.  We will help you formulate an application strategy based on YOUR expectations and goals. 
Call us today to get started! (800) 383-6223

*For example: Would you really like to understand Arizona's 5 choice draw sytem, how it works, and the difference between the "20% bonus point draw" and the "random phase of the draw." We truly understand and can explain how it works to you. We will also help you formulate an intelligent strategy for your application based on several key factors. 
There is much more to drawing Arizona tags than just "apply, apply, apply" and hope you get lucky!  Rather, We believe that "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
 
Click to understand the draw better- AZ ELK Draw 101!

All of Arizona's elk hunting opportunities are on a draw system. In order to elk hunt with us in Arizona you must draw a tag first. The Arizona elk hunting regulations become available in late December each year with an application deadline of February 13th for 2018.  For deer, the regulations are available in May with an application deadline of June 12th.

Arizona's draw is unlike any other states.  Contact us and we will guide you through the entire process so that you are assured of making no mistakes on your application. 
If you apply through us, you also guarantee yourself a spot to hunt big bulls & bucks with us should you draw!

If you do get lucky and draw a tag, time is of the essence. We book up very quickly so don't delay in calling us and reserving your spot.  Draw results for Elk & Antelope are typically released during the first week of April. Deer results are released around the third week of July.
Click Here for our "Extreme Bulls" photo gallery! 

PREPARING FOR YOUR ELK HUNT
We at Chappell Guide Service want to maximize your Arizona Elk hunting opportunity. Rest assured that we will be prepared for your hunt with us. We ask that you be prepared to the utmost as well.

ARCHERY HUNTERS
We have nothing against recurves or long bows, but we highly encourage our hunters to use a modern compound bow. Shots typically range from 10 to 50 yards. Practice shooting out to 80 yards and beyond so that a 50 yard shot becomes easy.  Be sure to practice shooting your broadheads well before your hunt since they may group differently than your field points. Try to familiarize yourself with what 300", 320", 350", 370", & 400" bulls look like so when we call them up you will have an idea of what you are looking at.

FIREARMS HUNTERS
Elk are extremely tough animals. We recommend that our hunters shoot a Bolt Action rifle equipped with a quality scope. The Winchester "Short Magnums" in .270, 7mm, & .300 are all excellent choices as well as other magnum calibers (270 and larger).  Choose bullets constructed for large, thick-skinned game. On the early bull hunts prepare for 20 to 300 yard shots. Late bull hunts prepare for 100 to 500 yard shots. A quality, variable power scope with a minimum top end power of 14X with a ballistic reticle or turret is highly recommended. We can't stress enough that late hunters must practice for long range shots to succeed!

Muzzleloader hunters should equip their gun with a quality, variable power scope with a ballistic reticle or turret, and be prepared and capable to shoot out to 200 yards.  Being prepared for a quick reload is a must.

ALL HUNTERS
Due to an elk's incredible senses we insist that you wear camo clothes that are dead silent. Waterproof clothing is noisy and should only be worn when it's raining. Please choose quiet footwear and bring along a pair of Super Sneakers, Safari stalkers, or something similar if you are an archery or early firearms hunter.
Great camo patterns that "fit" well in all types of elk habitat are the Cabela's, ZONZ Backcountry, O2 Octane, & 3D Seclusion Patterns. 

Please be in the best shape of your life upon arriving for your hunt. Nothing will affect the outcome of your hunt more than your conditioning. If you are ready to walk 2 to 4 miles at a steady pace in rolling elk country, you are ready to kill a big bull.


 


 

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity"
Hunter Lester Smith contacted us about the AZ Elk draw.
We consulted with him and came up with an application strategy.
The results speak for themselves!
Read Lester's Testimonial


 

Our Extreme Bulls DVD's will greatly aid in your ability to judge Trophy Bulls on the hoof and in your total hunt preparation.

Chappell Guide Service, LLC
Your Top Choice in Arizona Elk Outfitters and Guides

Contact Steve at: (800) 383-6223 or ChappellGuideService@gmail.com