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Location: Washington state
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What units around Tucson have good mule deer hunting?

I am new to Arizona. I'm looking for help in locating decent populations of mule deer in the Tucson and south-east of Tucson aria. I realize this isn't the best place in AZ to hunt mule deer, but I really want to hunt them in the desert. Any info I could get would be appreciated. Thanks guys.

I am from Washington and would be willing to trade info or contacts up there for any information you could give me.

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Just curious, are you asking

Just curious, are you asking this so you can drive locally to your hunting spot?

If you are okay with doing weekend trips, start putting in for the Strip and/or the Kaibab.  Those areas are just about the best int he nation for getting big mulie bucks.

However, if you want a daily commute, or just a coupl day hunt, there are lots of animals around the south desert area.

From what I have seen, try unit 22, 24A, 32, 33,34A 30A, 30B.  I am not sure if they are all rifle or archery, but they hunt some/all of those in January.

Also, be sure to apply for Javelina before the deadline, I think October (???-Ask Critter).  Those hunts are in January, and you could double up on animals!

Good luck!

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Trophy Coues Hunting

If your in Tucson then you are very close to unit 33 and it has the best coues hunting in the state.

Now while out scouting you will probibly find some mulies out there also.

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You hunt the coues Hog?  I

You hunt the coues Hog?  I have a group of buddies that used to apply together every year, back about 10 years ago.  One year, 7 guys drew tags and got 6 deer.  The next year, all 7 drew again, and got 1 deer.  What a difference a year makes. lol

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