Bison Hunt Details
How to hunt the House Rock bison herd on the North Kaibab
The Department hosted a House Rock Bison Hunter Clinic in August 2018 and again in July 2019. The four sections of the recorded clinic can be watched below in their entirety. Also, the 2020 Bison Hunter Packet is below for your review and can be downloaded and printed. Hunters need to know that hunting the House Rock bison herd is very different than any other big game hunts in Arizona. Both the hunter packet and clinic are essential to review/watch before hunting and even applying for a permit to hunt the House Rock bison herd.
Hunter Meetings July 18, Bison Hunter Clinic
At this time all Department sponsored hunter meetings on the North Kaibab and the scheduled July 18, 2020 bison hunter clinic at the Department’s Phoenix headquarters are cancelled due to continued COVID-19 issues in the state and the Governor’s current phase of re-opening prohibiting such state sponsored gatherings. If and when the current dynamics of Covid-19 improve, we’ll re-evaluate the field hunter meetings at that time.
Highway 67 south of Jacob Lake
Hunter access to the southern end of GMU 12A south of Jacob Lake on Highway 67 is normally available till the middle of November or until snow accumulation closes it heading into winter. Hwy 67 officially re-opens May 15 annually when Grand Canyon National Park re-opens. When Hwy 67 is closed to access, the Kaibab National Forest is open and can be used to access the bison hunt areas in southern GMU 12A. During this time, best access is via Forest Road 22 south of Fredonia. Additionally, Hwy 67 is accessible via some forest roads around the closure at Jacob Lake. Many bison and turkey hunters use Hwy 67 when it is closed without incident, but be aware when it is closed you can be cited for being on it.
2018 Fall Bison Hunter Clinic videos
- Part 1 – Background & Legalities of Hunting the House Rock Bison Herd
- Part 2 – Bison Age & Sex Identification
- Part 3 – Scouting & Hunting
- Part 4 – After You Get a Bison Down – Now What?
Where to concentrate hunting
12A West water map
12A East water map
12A water/salt location table – Important 12A bison waters and salts (not all salt locations are listed)
12A bison locations map
3-year House Rock bison hunt success & harvest table