Success is hard work, here is some of what ours looks like. Not every hunt affords us the opportunity to put together a cohesive video, but for the hunts that do we get to share the adventure with others. The variety of landscapes, game species, and experiences we have been able to capture through the lens of a camera while hunting is incredible. Videoing hunts has preserved a part of the many difficulties and accomplishments we have made while hunting and guiding throughout Arizona. Check out our hunt categories below; Black Bear, Coues Whitetail, Elk, Mule Deer, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Javelina, Mountain Lion, and Pronghorn.
Arizona's Black Bears are by far the most challenging species in the state to repeatedly and successfully hunt without the aid of dogs. Over the last decade we have become familiar with black bear behavior, habitat preferences, and developing our owe highly effective techniques to consistently find bears. One of the major challenges while hunting black bears in Arizona is the extreme variety in terrain they inhabit, the availability of food resources, and the extreme ruggedness of their preferred habitat.
Arizona Spring Rifle Black Bear
Arizona black bear hunting in the mountains of central Arizona during the 2018 Arizona Spring rifle black bear season. Cole takes a chocolate color-phased bear in the backcountry.
Hunting the Dark Ghost
Guide, Dillon Currie and hunter, Mike Johnson hunt over-the-counter Arizona black bears. Mike and Dillon both fill their tags with color-phase bears.
Arizona Spring Archery Bear
An action packed 2017 archery Spring Arizona black bear hunting adventure, Dillon Currie takes a color-phase boar with the help or Aaron Largo and Cole Kemp.
Arizona Black Bear Hunting
The CTK team spends the 2017 Arizona black bear hunting season in rugged, remote canyons and high deserts on multiple over-the-counter rifle bear hunts.
Sly and stealthy, the Coues whitetail deer of Arizona are a champion of many landscapes. They are uniquely equip to thrive in terrain throughout the southwest that no other species seems to do so ubiquitously. From the Southeastern Arizona oak woodlands, Sonoran desert valleys, and Pinyon-Juniper forests, all the way to the Ponderosa Pine and Douglas fir timber of the Northern half of the state. Coues are the king of deer in the Southwest
Arizona Coues Whitetail Hunt
Dillon Currie and Keegan Mitchell spend a weekend in the wilderness hunting Arizona Coues deer. A short backpack hunt with an AR-15 in hand, Dillon accomplishes his goal of filling his tag with his Ruger AR556 rifle.
Muzzleloader Coues Whitetail
Tanner and Cole Kemp both take muzzleloader deer on a general season any-antlered-deer hunt. Tanner is able to take an ancient Coues buck at 20 yards with his black powder rifle.
2013-2014 Super Raffle Coues
Bill Kenny fills his 2013-2014 Arizona Super Raffle tag with CHASE'N THE KING on a 126" velvet giant during his Arizona Coues whitetail hunt.
Antlered giants, our Arizona bull elk are some of the largest in the world. Calling home to much of Eastern, Central, and Northern Arizona these behemoths can be a chore to pack out. Bugling bulls in late September and October is an experience incomparable to any other. The vocalizations of bull elk during the rut are nearly prehistoric in sound, from a time when creatures of legend inhabited the earth.
Arizona Rifle Bull Elk
Dillon Currie guides Jeff while Arizona rifle elk hunting during his early season tag. The majority of the hunt was spent battling the elements as a tropical storm drown the unit with rain for half of the hunt.
5A Arizona Archery Bull Elk
Chase'n The King Team member Aaron Largo fills his tag on an Arizona archery elk hunt in the Mogollon Rim Country unit 5A of Central Arizona on his second consecutive early Arizona Bull Elk tag.
AZ Late Season Bull Elk Hunt
Shane takes a mature 6x7 on his late rifle Arizona elk hunt on opening morning of the general 5B rifle season with CHASE'N THE KING guide Dillon Currie.
CARBON & BuLLS
AZ September Archery Elk
Russ Johnson is Arizona archery elk hunting with guide Dillon Currie when he takes his personal best bull.
THE GIANTS OF FALL
AZ Bull Elk Hunting
A season of Arizona Elk Hunting and scouting with CHASE'N THE KING, LLC.
Arizona Archery Bull Elk
CHASE'N THE KING's Cole Kemp has an exciting Arizona archery elk hunt during the early season bull elk rut.
Late AZ Bull Elk
CTK Owner Dillon Currie fills the freezer on a late rifle elk hunt in unit 22 North during his limited available days between other hunts.
Mule deer are indigenous only to Western North America. They range throughout all of Arizona's game management units. North of the Mogollon Rim mule deer fall under the Rocky Mountain subspecies. Below the the rim reside the Desert subspecies. Both types of mule deer are readily hunted throughout the state during both draw-rifle hunts and over-the-counter archery hunts.
Dwellers of the Southwest
A season of Arizona mule deer hunting and scouting with CHASE'N THE KING, LLC.
Bighorn sheep are possibly the most sought after animals in all of the world. Arizona is home to both Desert and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep species. These once-in-a-lifetime hunts often bring to fruition decades of anticipation from the hunters fortunate enough to draw their tags. Bighorn sheep our a modern conservation success story. These hunts are a direct result of the efforts of hunters protecting species and their critical habitat.
Monarch Part 1
AZ Desert Bighorn Sheep
Richard Currie takes his Once-In-A-Litetime Cabeza Prieta Desert Bighorn Sheep on an 11 day Wilderness Backpack Hunt.
Monarch Part 2
Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep
Richard Currie take his Once-In-A-Litetime Cabeza Prieta Desert Bighorn Sheep on an 11 day Wilderness Backpack Hunt.
Javelina or Collared Peccary are North America's biological equivalent to old-world pigs. Although genetically unrelated to pigs, Javelina exhibit many physical and behavioral similarities with them. Javelina are considered big game animals in the state of Arizona. We have multiple seasons including archery, handgun, muzzleloader, and rifle throughout the year.
Arizona Javelina Hunting
The CTK crew hunts Javelina in Central Arizona.
A key predator, it is essential to effectively managed mountain lion on a landscape. The use of hounds allows for the selective take of mature mountain lions in the state of Arizona. Mountain lions, just like Black Bears, are managed through a system of mandatory harvest reporting and female harvest limits. Once the female harvest limit within a geographic area has been met, hunting is closed for the remainder of the season. Harvest thresholds are set to insure a balanced population of predator and prey species.
Arizona Mountain Lion Hunt
Dillon Currie hunts Mountain Lion in central Arizona with the help of Dale Robertson and his Wild Heritage hounds.
An artifact of the last ice age the American Antelope or North American Pronghorn is it's owe unique species. Built to out run the now extinct prehistoric American Cheetah and other fast predators, pronghorn appear nearly alien in a modern ecosystem. Antelope reside in grassland habitats throughout the state of Arizona.
Slow Walks & Fast Goats
We hunt Pronghorn Antelope in the grasslands of Northern Arizona.