The Arizona Game and Fish Department schedules seasons for each type of game, permits and a hunting license are required. The Apache tribe schedules hunts on Indian lands and their seasons may differ. The tribe issues permits and licenses for hunting on the reservation.
Trophy elk can be found in the White Mountains both on and off tribal lands and hunters pursue this prize game with archery, muzzle-loading rifles, firearms, and trapping.
The State of Arizona licenses hunting guides who can be hired to assist you in locating and taking game. A licensed guide that knows the area can mean the difference between a successful and unsuccessful hunt, so be sure to assess their knowledge of the area carefully.
For more information, visit the Arizona Game and Fish Commission website. You can also check out the White Mountain Apache Tribe Hunting Grounds Map (JPG).