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Kibab Guide Recommendations
Looking for advice on kibab guides/outfitters for Mule Deer. Who do you recommend or not recommend? I have enough points to draw. I will continue to do the research and make the phone calls. Call past clients ect.. I have talked to a few already. Just thought I'd ask those with some experience as I have never been there before. Would need to keep it to $5500 or less. Thanks in advance for any advice.
What is your main goal of the trip?
Contact Jason Bond, He has been killing huge Deer On the Kaibab and strip for a long time. He kills some huge bucks in the OTC units also.
Thanks for the responses. I will check him out. Looking for a ligit chance at a 170+.
Duwane Adams, easily one of the best ever.
Steve, Thanks. I talked to him and was impressed. A big mulie is the only animal left on my bucket list so I want to be smart about how I do this hunt.
Duwane Adams is the real deal and knows the area as well as anyone. He should be helpful in your quest. Good luck !
Ranger Rick, there are several good ones mentioned here and that you would be happy with. Duwane has a little different approach with his pricing structure and # of days that appeals to me. One thing is certain, he knows Arizona deer and elk! Just make sure if you go that he gives you a guide with experience in the weapon you choose.
Thanks Steve. I've never gone guided before I like DIY, just concerned about a 22 hour drive and outside chance of an injury while being alone for 2 weeks. I Have a buddy trying to get out of work to join me. I like the idea of 1 on 1 with the deer, just not sure . Otherwise, I'll go guided.
Go unguided. Lots of Big Bucks.Save $1000 of Dollars. 12a /12b.
The Kaibab is pretty hunter friendly, stay away from the edge of the great big hole up there and you will be fine. get a good map, there are tons of roads, so you really can't get lost per say. you might get turned around, but it would be very hard to really get lost. a lot if not most of the terrain is fairly mild as well. I have hunted up there several times alone.
Go and have fun, let people know where you are camped, and leave a note at camp where you are hunting for the day. The downside I guess if you look at it like that is no cell service for a very large portion of the Bab.
Thanks Mark! I appreciate the info. A few people have said the same thing. I am definitely leaning toward going at it alone.