Glassing for bear in unit 27
Fall Bear Hunt
Spring and Fall Bear Scouting for 2018 is available
This year we will be
offering a scouting package for spring and fall black bear hunts in units 22,
23, or 6A. Your choice. We can combine units 22 and 6A or units 22 and 23. Unit
23 offen closes the first week due to quotas being met so its good to have a
backup unit for the 2nd week.
In the fall, the bears
come down out of the thick chaparral and pine forest to feed on the ripe prickly
pear fruit. This is a great time to find a large bear, if you can stand the
heat. It can be very warm on these hunts and the bears are not normally out
feeding much during daylight hours, but if you know where they are feeding, you
can get on them at first and last light.
When there is a good
pear crop and few acorns up high, the bear hunting can be fabulous down in the
When the acorns are in
up higher, the bears will tend to stay up there and feed in the oaks. You can
hunt the oaks too, but the glassing is a little harder. Calling works good in
You must be in great
shape to hunt these remote areas that the bears feed in. You won't find them
near a road, but if you willing to hike one or two ridges away from the roads,
your chance at seeing a bear is good.
In the spring, we
scout remote water holes. This is the best way to locate spring bears. The tend
to stay in the remote and rugged canyons that have water close by. Spring bears
do not move around as much searching for food, but because temperatures in early
spring are very warm in AZ, they come to water frequently.
Read Ken's bear story from his 2010 hunt
Each bear scout package includes the following
$800.00 for 6 weeks plus Trail Cameras for entire time.
6 weeks of on the ground scouting in your designated hunt
unit. You do not pay for the drive time in your scouting package. We
are very familiar with these units, so we won't be wasting your time scouting
4 trail cameras at all times. We will check these cameras, placed
water holes (new rule says cams must be 440 yards from water) or know travel routes, once every 2-3 weeks. These photos will
included in your report with exact GPS numbers of the location.
High quality photos of
everything we document during your scouting trip. We will not always see trophy animals
(or any animals for that matter) during our trips, but we
will try our best to get you pictures of game. We will include pictures of
the terrain in which you will find the game your after, trails, water
holes, scrapes, rubs, etc. We will include the GPS coordinates
of where each picture was taken from.
You will get e-mail and phone
correspondences. After you receive your scouting package, you may
e-mail or call Desert Bull before your hunt starts to ask any
question you like about your scouting trip or hunt unit.
Video - EVERY scouting package will include a video on CD of your scouting trip.
Everything we see during the trip will be documented on the video.
We will provide GPS coordinates that you can enter into your GPS or
cross reference with your maps. These will generally include water holes,
fence crossings, game trails, known bedding areas, feeding areas and locations of animals that were seen.
You will receive at least one USGS topographic map of
your scouted area. These will be marked to show you areas to
concentrate on during your hunt. We will also mark the GPS coordinates
that we have used during your trip. You will get as many maps as it
takes to document the areas we covered. Generally there are 2-3 maps for
The person that performed your scouting trip will include a
type written journal describing your trip in detail. Topics will generally
include weather conditions, game movement, game sighted, etc. We will also
note any road closures, fires, and other items of interest.