The Ranch will be closed to recreational access beginning December 21, 2018 for the winter months. It will remain closed to hunting/scouting access until August 2, 2019. The only exception will be for daily Prairie dog permitted access March 15 – 31, 2019. Ranch access permits will be available for sale online only beginning in late July 2019 to those who draw 2019 big game permits for unit 10.
Big game access permits for elk, antelope, deer and also prairie dog hunting will be available to purchase online by July 23, 2018.
The ranch opens August 3, 2018 to big game permit holders for scouting and Prairie dog hunting to those that have purchased a valid Ranch access permit.
Guide permit applications will be available thru email or mail request from the hunt manager after July 1st 2018. 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.
The online permit sales link will be active by Monday March 12th for Prairie Dog Permits only.
Prairie Dog Hunters can purchase permits for $20 per day to access the Aubrey Valley portion of the ranch only. Hunters may purchase daily permits for any of the following dates – March 16 thru March 31, 2018.
Big game access permits for elk, antelope and deer will be available to purchase online by July 23, 2018
The new fee schedule for the upcoming 2018 hunt season is now available on the “Hunt Access Rates” page. The Ranch Rules will be reviewed/amended by AZGFD and Big Bo llc as necessary to reflect the new 2018 permit pricing etc. The updated Ranch rules will be posted well before any access permits are sold.
There will be updates posted in mid January regarding access updates for seasons 2018 thru 2021 once we have complete details.
Online Permits are now available for elk, deer, antelope and prairie dog.
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 17, 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.
- Online Ranch Access permit sales for Elk, Antelope, Deer are now available. Permit sales will end Dec 14, 2016. Ranch access will close for the winter months after December 18, 2016 for the 2016/17 winter season.
- Hunter & Hunter Assist permits are only available by online purchase.
- 2016 Guide/Outfitter Permit Application forms are now available by email request from the hunt manager. Guide/Outfitter permits are only obtained by submitting a paper application. Contact the hunt manager by email.
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.