Wednesday, November 25, 2015

2015 Arizona Deer Hunts

Well another deer season came and went. We went into this years deer hunts with the highest of expectations. We knew that the antler growth was solid and we really wanted to capitalize on the opportunities that we hoped to be presented with. We scouted harder than ever before and we were not disappointed. We found big bucks. A lot of big bucks! We planned, plotted and schemed over and over on the best ways to kill them. We prepared as much as we possibley could.....and then reality hit...

It took all the way till the morning of the second day for the first blood to be drawn and it was drawn on a 35" wide 220"+ giant that had mass out the wazoo and carried it out to he end of his points! The killing of that buck started an avalanche. An avalanche of giant buck hunting that lasted for 15 more days. The pictures below show what a dedicated scouting and hunting effort did for our valuable clients in 2015.

Bryon Goswick 221" 35" wide

Packin Out A3 Style

211" Gross Huge Typical frame!

Another Smiling A3 Client

228" Monster

210" for Jerry

Palmated Mass!

Mass, Mass

And More Mass!
Big ol Sweet Buck For Hard Hunting Kathy!

James enjoying camp after a successful hunt for giants.

210" with 10" broken off!

James enjoys camp life with dead bucks!
Michael R. Jr. with his unreal Strip stud!

Michael Sr. and Michael Jr. with Jr's giant!
Mark with the biggest typical harvested in AZ in many, many years!
Tine Length for Miles!

Brother Cole with Mark's 4x4 that grossed over 220" and should net in the mid teens.
Bailey and his 206"

Bailey, Asher and Craig

Paul's Huge 213" x 36" Wide
Hip High!
36" Wide!
Another huge typical for Vince!

Heavy ol Bruiser for Charlie. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for our great country Charlie.

207" for Ricky

Kent and his 238"+ Freak

Breck and his incredible non-typical.
The kind of success we achieved over the last month is the same kind of success we have achieved every year since our inception. It is 100% due to the aggressive scouting we do all year long, the dedication of each and every A3 guide, and of course the priceless clients that choose our service over the others available. We are proud of the fact we have become the gold standard that continues to raise the bar every year in Northern Arizona. No one else does for their clients what we do for ours. Year in and year out, A3 clients harvest more truly big bucks than any other. We don't run loose tapes and round 180" bucks up to 200". No sir. We scout hard and hunt harder and our clients harvest true giants that they are proud to display. No trick pictures, no bogus score claims, just straight up big buck hunting A3 style.
We are a team made of many moving parts and we would not run without every last part. Those of you that make this wheel turn know who you are and we sincerely thank each of you for it. Till next time....

Monday, May 11, 2015

2015 Arizona Mule Deer Hunts

Well here we are again. It seems like the last deer season just got wrapped up and we are already applying for this years hunts. By the way, the application period is open for paper apps and the online function should be available any day.
2014!  263"

To say we are excited about the upcoming season would be a gross understatement! We are expecting and predicting the best season Arizona has seen in awhile. Why you ask? Well, we have gathered enormous amounts of data over the last 12 years regarding Arizona's trophy deer, how different years precipitation affected antler growth and why it did so. Most think it is as simple as years with rain and snow equal good antlers and years it doesn't rain equals poor antlers. Not quite so simple. In fact some years can grow better antlers with less recorded rain and vice versa. How? Timing is the answer. Timing on when the storms arrived as it relates to the entire antler growth and shedding cycle of the bucks. I will tell you that every ingredient for banner antler growth for this coming season is in place. And not only because AZ is finally having a decent spring green up. But, that is subject for a future blog post. Back to topic...
2014!  223"

Still Roaming!

2014!  203"

2014!  208"
Every Dead Buck On This Page Was Harvested By An A3 Client in 2014!

Every summer in northern Arizona, A3 Trophy Hunts launches its annual scouting program. This program is extensive, labor intensive, full-time and thorough in every unit we guide hunts in. Others attempt to follow our lead, but none have come close to the vast effort we embark on every year. The reason we do it is because we have proven year in and year out that it works. It works because it allows the valuable clients that book with us to be hunting not just big bucks, but THE biggest bucks available in their unit, period. Our mind set is that you will hunt the best bucks alive, and we will never settle for "big enough". We have a current and up to date reference list of hunters that will attest to our operations ability to put you on the biggest bucks alive in your unit. One request and you can be talking directly to the clients we guided in 2014. Just ask for their names. We would be happy for you to talk to them. We believe that they are the best asset we have to convince you to book your deer hunt with us. We have nothing to hide. No shenanigans, no over promised/under delivered hunts, no non-sense. Just hard work directed at the success of your hunt delivered with an honest and unmatched effort.
2014!  195"

2014!  Crazy Mass!

Be it on the Kaibab, the Strip or a common unit, our crew will put you on the best bucks available!

2014!  Smiles abound in A3 camps!

The inventory of big bucks we know to be still alive is at an an all time high. Many huge deer survived the 2014 season and should be even bigger this year. If you book your hunt with us you will arrive to find that we have an exact strategy to put a specific huge buck in front of your weapon. We will have back up bucks as well, lots of them, big ones.
A3 Archery clients don't solely rely on drought conditions and waterhole hunting to kill giant bucks. We will get you in bow range!

2014!  Archery 200" 4x4!

2014!  Archery 204"

2014! Archery Giant 210"+!

2014!  Spot and Stalk

2014!  Archery 204" Spot and Stalk

We often need to switch bucks for many different reasons during the course of a hunt. Again, our scouting program ensures that even if you are down to "Plan C" on your hunt, the buck you will be hunting will still be a true giant. No excuses, just straight up big buck hunting A3 style!
2014!  240"+ X 41"+ wide! Only with A3 do general season hunters get cracks at bucks like this!

Another 2014 general season beast over 250"!!
Consistency is where A3 really sets itself apart. Most outfitters have a big buck or two in their history. We have a proven history of guiding our valuable clients to monster bucks EVERY season. We have also documented it online for several years. Please click the links below to go back and read our history and see the giants bucks we have taken over the years.

2009 Hunts-

2010 Hunts-

2011 Archery Hunt-

2011 Rifle Hunt-

2012 Archery Hunt-

2012 Rifle Hunt-

2013 Archery Hunt-

2013 Rifle Hunt(others years included)-

2014 Hunts-

2014!  Insanely big bucks!!

Please feel free to call at anytime for application strategy, questions or just to talk big buck hunting. We are always eager to talk to hunters about our awesome state and the huge deer that call it home. Thanks for reading and understand A3 is here to serve YOU! Trust us and you will not be sorry. Guaranteed!