Thank you for coming to Big Chino Outfitters. BCO, established in 1987 by founder JP Vicente, is a family owned and operated Outfitting company, based out of Prescott, Arizona. J.P. has established himself as one of the "go-to" premier elk Outfitters in the southwest over the last 30+ years due to his deep rooted knowledge and success of finding some of the biggest bulls Arizona has to offer over his career. JP, a native of AZ, raised his two sons, Michael and Junior, in the outdoor and Outfitting industry. Over the last 10+ years, coupled with their fathers knowledge and over 30 years of guiding and outiftting experience, the trio have become one of the true top-tier elk, antelope, and deer Outfitters in the southwest.
The entire BCO team is compiled of a group of highly skilled and highly passionate true outdoorsman. All natives of Arizona, our team of highly skilled guides are well versed in the art of locating, glassing, tracking, and harvesting quality animals year after year. Our guides spend over 200 days a year in the mountains of Arizona, either scouting, hunting, hanging trail cameras, shed hunting, or just simply finding new areas of interest. Our guides embody what it means to be a true Professional Outdoorsman. The coolest part of ALL BCO employees.....We are all actually FIREMEN in our offseason!!! Some are city based structure firefighters and some wildland hotshots, we all share a unique bond of being public servants and are committed to serving and keeping our respective communities safe.
From premium AZ deer, elk, and antelope tags to Over-The-Counter (OTC) NO DRAW required hunting opportunities, we hope you will choose BCO for your future Arizona hunting opportunity. Here at BCO we offer fully guided and outfitted hunts, semi guided hunts, as well DIY drop camps and scouting packages. With over 120,000 acres of leased private hunting land with hunting cabins or the vast amount of State and BLM land Arizona has to offer, we can cater a hunt to meet any and every hunters expectations. We are committed to providing the highest quality hunting experience we can offer to each and every client. Welcome to Big Chino Outfitters.
All elk tags are DRAW tags that you will have to acquire through an open application period from the state of Arizona Game and Fish Department. For those that have drawn a coveted Arizona elk tag, we offer a variety of different hunts including archery, rifle, and muzzleloader all taking place during the early season premier September/October Rut up until the late rifle season in December. Ask about our EASY TO DRAW Limited Opportunity bull tags and come hunt 320-360 inch bulls in 0-3 years of applying! We pride ourlseves on hunting only the biggest bulls we can find and have had great success keeping a 350+ inch average for our clients. Contact us today to book a true once-in-a-lifetime elk hunting experience.
We offer a wide variety of QUALITY Mule Deer hunts around the entire state of AZ. Our team has been hunting bucks all over the state from the southern regions all the way to the Arizona Strip for over 30 years. We offer a variety of EASY TO DRAW quality general season tags around central AZ and as well as the northern part of the state in the world famous Kaibab. For those special hunters that have been waiting years for a PREMIUM Mule Deer tag, we have had a long successful history on both the Arizona Strip as well as the late season Kaibab tags, killing true once in a lifetime bucks.
Ask us about our very popular NO DRAW ARCHERY OTC (over -the -counter) deer tags. The most overlooked hunt in west, come hunt bachelor groups of velvet bucks in August/September or come chase BIG rutted up Mule Deer bucks in the heart of their rutting season in December/ January. Hunting quality bucks from the 160-180 class. This is one hunt you don't want to miss!
All Arizona Antelope tags are DRAW tags through an open application period through the state of Arizona Game and Fish Department. Arizona Antelope Tags are considered one of the most coveted hunts in the not only the state of AZ but also the southwest. Archery, muzzleloader, and rifle hunts available. We also over 60,000+ acres of prime antelope country in the heart of Arizona.
The Arizona Coues Deer Hunt is one of the most over looked hunts in the west, with opportunities at trophy caliber bucks ranging from 90-105 B&C on average, with some bucks harvested exceeding 110+ B&C. Arizona Rifle Coues Deer Tags are truly not difficult to draw in Az. Hunts begin the last week of October running through the end of December. Let us help you obtain a tag through our application assistance program.
Early Season Archery OTC hunts begin the last week of August through Mid September annually. Bucks are in bachelor groups with 3-5 bucks running together in a group. Spot and Stalk or Sitting on patterned bucks to water sources and slat licks are commonly used as a strategy. The patterned bucks are captured on our Stealth Trail Cams with allows us to put together the best game plan for your hunt. We also offer late season Archery OTC Hunts in the RUT! Thus hunt starts Mid December running through the end of January.
With Archery OTC Hunts, the archery shots vary based on the archers skill set. Typically in the west archery shots range average 50 yards. Archers need to be efficient with their archery skills but in todays archery equipment and technology, make hunters are capable of making shots over 50 yards. The bottom line is simple, the guides at Big Chino Outfitters will show you bucks, and will work as a team to develop the best hunt strategy for your hunt based on your skill set. Thus could be a spot and talk oral sitting situation. You can expect to make one stalk per day an a trophy caliber buck.