Online Permit sales will be available thru this website on the permit page beginning the third week of July 2017. Hunters drawn for Elk, antelope and deer can begin acquiring ranch access permits ahead of the August 4th ranch opening day. Hunters who buy their ranch permit early can access the ranch with a permit beginning August 4th for scouting.
Also daily $20 prairie dog permits for the Aubrey Valley portion only of the ranch will be available for purchase online. Hunters can choose any day(s) between August 4th and September 30th, 2017 for Prairie dog access.
Guide permit applications will be available thru email or mail request from the hunt manager after July 15, 2017. Guides are encouraged to get their application in early and well ahead of when they are requesting access. There is a process we go thru to verify guide applications, payment clear and liability insurance etc. to issue a permit and this can take up to week turn around time.
The online permit sales link will be active by Tuesday March 14th for Prairie Dog only.
Hunters can purchase a permit for $20 per day to access the Aubrey Valley portion of the ranch only.
The dates the ranch will be open to purchase access permits will be March 17 thru March 31, 2017. Access for prairie dog hunting will open again on August 4th, 2017 with a daily permit. Online permits sales will be available on this website some time the third week in July.
The Ranch and the AZGFD are currently in an agreement that runs thru December 2017. Ranch access fees will remain at the current rate posted on the “Hunt Access Rates” page of the website thru the current agreement period.
Extensions and/or any revisions to this agreement will start to be negotiated beginning in early 2017 between the Ranch owners/Lessee and the AZGFD for the 2018 season and beyond.
Please read thru the updated ranch rules for 2016 to view any revisions. There were a number of individuals cited in 2015 by the AGFD that have lost ranch access privileges for 7 years per the Arizona landowner compact violation schedule. Overall though a very high percentage of hunters have been respectful of the access program and the ranch employees/affiliates. We have had a ton of positive emails from those thankful to be allowed the privilege of access. Individuals who may choose to be disrespectful of the hunting program, the ranch and/or any persons affiliated with either are simply welcome to hunt elsewhere. Sportsmen behavior determines access.
All of the antler-less elk hunters names for hunt 3050 and 3051 that purchased Big Bo ranch permits for the 2015 season were entered into a random raffle drawing.
Here are the winners of the 4 individual $200 Sportsman’s warehouse gift cards for the drawing……
There has been a new access agreement reached in principle between The Ranch owner, Ranch lessee and the Arizona Game and Fish Dept.
Beginning in the 2016 season, there will be a revised permit fee structure along with some revisions to the ranch rules.
Details regarding the 2016 Ranch Access fees are posted on the “Hunt Access Rate” page.