Arizona Unit 22 Elk: Unit 22, which is located right in the very heart of the world-famous Mogollon Rim Elk Country of north central Arizona, has good elk densities, decent trophy bull elk quality, and good elk numbers across most of the different habitat types that this unit encompasses. Arizona Unit 22 also has some very large and very remote wilderness areas that can provide serious trophy elk hunters with some very high quality, low hunter-pressure wilderness trophy elk hunts, especially during the late season rifle elk hunts in Unit 22. Whether you are thinking of applying for early rut archery elk hunts, early rifle elk hunts, late season archery elk hunts, or late season rifle elk hunts, keep Arizona Unit 22 in mind when applying for your Arizona Elk Hunts if you do not have many bonus points.


Another attractive feature that some of the unit 22 elk hunts offer is that it is an Arizona elk unit that can be drawn by both non-resident elk hunters and resident elk hunters alike without having a lot of elk bonus points built up. That’s right, you can go on a wilderness late-season rifle elk hunt in Arizona unit 22 a lot sooner than you think. Unit 22 is split up into two halves for some of the bull elk hunts that are offered annually here. The two halves consist of Unit 22 North and Unit 22 South. The elk hunts in Arizona unit 22 north have considerably more elk tags offered due to the much higher elk numbers and elk densities that are found in the northern section of unit 22. The elk hunts in unit 22 south have much fewer elk tags available due to lower elk numbers and lower densities of elk being found in the southern portion of unit 22.


 Both the northern and southern halves of unit 22 do contain quality elk though. You will have hardly any hunt pressure or competition on most of the elk hunts in unit 22 south but the elk are a lot more scattered and are much tougher to find than the elk in unit 22 north. Elk hunters who apply for and end up drawing unit 22 north elk tags will have much more competition for the elk but, elk numbers are much higher in the north end of unit 22 and are easier for hunters to find. Hunting the wilderness areas in Unit 22 will eliminate most of the hunter pressure for the unit 22 bull elk hunts and provide you with much higher quality Arizona elk hunts. Elk hunters who would like to hunt this country in Unit 22 need to be very prepared to hunt the wilderness and also need to be very experienced in packing elk out of very remote and very difficult rugged terrain. The wilderness elk terrain here is as remote and rugged as can be found in Arizona making horses and mules a necessity for both getting yourself in and out of the elk country as well as packing your elk out of the wilderness.


Arizona Elk Outfitters LLC is very experienced in Arizona Unit 22 and we have been very fortunate to have been able to produce great trophy elk for our clients in this Arizona Elk unit. Our team of Arizona elk hunting professionals guides and outfits trophy elk hunts in Unit 22 every season and has done so for many years. Several of our professional Arizona elk guides have been born and raised in Payson Arizona and have lived within minutes of unit 22 for decades. You can rest assured that Arizona Elk Outfitters LLC will provide you with one of the finest opportunities available for harvesting a world-class trophy elk in Arizona Unit 22. We have a tremendous amount of resources at our disposal and being full-time year round professional Arizona elk outfitters allows our large team of professional Arizona elk guides to spend enormous amounts of time preseason scouting and locating the highest scoring trophy elk possible in Unit 22 for you.


Please call or email Arizona Elk Outfitters LLC at any time if you have drawn an Arizona elk tag in Unit 22 or would like to discuss any questions you may have about Unit 22 Arizona elk hunting. We will help you to ensure that you make the most of your long-awaited Unit 22 Arizona elk tag and provide you with a successful and enjoyable professional trophy elk hunting experience.


928-300-6755 – TRAVIS MCCLENDON

928-899-7823 – DAVID PEREDA