OTC Arizona Black Bear
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Join Mesquite Mountain Outfitters on a 5 day fully outfitted Over the Counter Archery or Rifle fall bear hunt in the heart of southern Arizona. The archery hunts take place in August/September and the rifle hunts take place in October/November all of which are over the counter tags. These hunts are typically spot and stalk type hunts with the use of high quality optics and tripod glassing. Sitting water is an option for archery hunters as well. Mesquite Mountain Outfitters guides are very knowledgeable in the areas offered in their hunts with countless hours behind optics every year and the use of trail cameras. This outfitter is a great option for your trophy black bear hunts. If your looking for a challenge and want to hunt bears in the southern arizona desert this hunt is something to check out!!


  • Species: Black Bear
  • Average Classification: 17 - 21
  • Shot Opportunity: 85%
  • Weapons: Archery, Rifle
  • Hunt Catalog #: RBMMO-AZ1
  • Tag Availability: Over The Counter
Classification details:

most bears will be 18"-20" average weight around 325lbs

Weapons description:

Archery hunt shots can be expected to be between 10-70 yards
Rifle hunt shots are 200-500 yards.


Rifle OTC Hunt

Rifle OTC October/November season

  • Rifle OTC Hunt $4,500.00
  • Archery OTC Hunt

    Archery OTC hunt August/September season

    • Archery OTC Hunt $4,500.00

    • Available Dates

      August 20, 2020 - November 06, 2020


      • Price: $5,000.00

      50% deposit due upon purchase remaining 50% due 2 weeks prior to hunt date.


      Tuscon, Arizona, United States of America

      Refund Policy:

      50% deposit refundable 60 days prior to hunt start date. once less than 60 days left no refund will be given unless hunter can find another hunter to fill his/her hunt.


      Wake up in the heart of coues deer country where populations of black bears exist in the "sky islands" of southern arizona! After a great breakfast and coffee in camp well hop in the truck or S/S and head into the hills where Mesquite Mountain Outfitters guides are well aware of where the bears are roaming in search of Prickly pear fruit and manzanita berries. Multiple trail cameras on water sources and trails will be provided and studied to increase the odds greatly of knowing bear activity is high in the area. Once you locate a bear in the morning usually they pinpoint the area it went into (usually a very dark nasty canyon). in the afternoon we move guides and hunter in the area where the bear is likely to return to the food source in hopes of a spot and stalk situation. sitting water is also an option for hunters looking for that type of hunt as well.

      HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)

      • Lodging & Accommodations: Cabin/Lodge

        Lodging & Accommodations Scale

        5 - Cabin/Lodge

        4 - Bunk House/Trailer

        3 - Wall Tent

        2 - Backpack Tent

        1 - Client Provided/Hotel

      we provide trailers and outfitters tents, usually 1-2 trailers and outfitters tents for the guides.

      • Menu & Food: Full Kitchen

        Menu & Food Scale

        5 - 5 Star Catered

        4 - Full Kitchen

        3 - Field Kitchen

        2 - Backpack Food

        1 - Client Provided

      Hunter can expect to eat very good on all of the hunts we offer! Expect eggs, oatmeal, bacon, and fruit for breakfast. Lunch usually consists of burritos or sandwiches to go often times we will come back to camp to eat bigger lunches as well. For dinner things like steak, lamb, salmon, carne asada, chicken and many different fresh vegetable sides.

      • Physical Conditions: Moderate Hiking

        Physical Conditions Scale:

        5 - All Vehicle Access

        4 - Light Hiking

        3 - Moderate Hiking

        2 - Heavy Hiking

        1 - Extreme Back Country

      1-3 miles a day hiking. mostly glassing from desginated areas with optics then hiking once bear has been spotted.

      Transportation (To/From Basecamp)

      transportation to and from camp include trucks and side by sides.


      • Lodging & Accommodations
      • Menu & Food
      • Physical Conditions


      Warm weather clothes, long sleeves for sun protection, face mask, sunscreen, bug spray, 10x42 binoculars preferably, tripod, two pairs of hiking boots, long socks, mutiple hats, sleeping bag, pillow, hunting backpack, camel backs, binoculars harness, rangefinders.

      What Outfitter Provides

      • We provide food water shelter and transportation.

      What to Bring

      • Everything listed above.


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