Let's Go Hunting | Acorn Lodge AZ | White Mountains, AZ

Large and small game make the White Mountain region the hunter's paradise

White Mountains, AZ activities: hunting

Hunting

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is home to many animals for which permits are issued to hunt including elk, deer, antelope, javelina, bear, turkey, sheep, mountain lion, squirrel, and various waterfowl.

The Arizona Game & 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.

Isn’t it time to get away?

Pack up your hunting buddies, load up the dogs, and head to Acorn Lodge in Greer, AZ

Nestled in the White Mountain region’s ponderosa pine forest, Acorn Lodge is more than just a home away from home. Here you will wake to the serenity of the surrounding hushed forest as you and your hunting buddies pack up for a day in nature. Scroll down for Hunting Seasons at a Glance.

Acorn Lodge is secluded, yet less than a mile from Greer, which makes meals at Molly Butler Lodge or Rendezvous Diner the perfect compliment to any day, and it’s pet-friendly! Three bedrooms and 2.5 baths, means you have plenty of room for all your gear. At the end of the day, everyone can gather in one or both of the two great rooms and toast your frozen toes at the huge fireplace.

Whether your favorite pastime is hiking, biking, fishing, camping, boating, or bird and wildlife watching, you will not lack for something to do and a place to do it. Greer is the destination for your vacation, a second home, or to become a local—at 8,500 feet above sea level, you will delight in all four seasons, each with a special lure of the outdoors.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest surrounding Greer and the Acorn Lodge encompasses the world’s largest stand of ponderosa pines, making it the ideal escape for the uncomfortable temperatures often found in Arizona’s lower elevations.

Hunting Seasons at a Glance

JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
Application Deadlines
Elk, antelope X
Fall: deer, bighorn, etc X
Spring: turkey, javelina, bear X
Huntable Species
ANTELOPE: archery-only X
ANTELOPE: firearm X
BAND-TAILED PIGEON X
BEAR X X X X X X X X X
BIGHORN X
BISON X X X X X X X X X X
CHUKAR X X X X X X
DEER: archery-only X X X X X X
DEER: firearm X X X
DOVE X X X X
ELK: archery-only X X X
ELK: firearm X X X
GROUSE X X
JAVELINA X X X
MOUNTAIN LION X X X X X X X X X X X X
OTHER BIRDS & MAMMALS X X X X X X X X X X X X
PHEASANT X X
PREDATORS: Coyote, skunk X X X X X X X X X X X X
PREDATORS: Bobcat, fox, etc X X X X X X X X
QUAIL: Gambels and scaled X X X X X
QUAIL: Mearns’ X X X X
RABBITS: Cottontail, jacks X X X X X X X X X X X X
SANDHILL CRANES X X
SNIPE X X X X
TRAPPING X X X X
TREE SQUIRREL X X X
TURKEY X X X
WATERFOWL X X X X
JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN

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