Hunters all over the world dream of hunting Arizona. From elk to mule deer to antelope, Arizona is a great place to chase trophies, and JP Vicente of Big Chino Guide Service lives, hunts, and guides this magical land. JP recently sat down to interview with Rack Camp.
1. Why do you love to guide where you do?
My family grew up in northern Arizona, as we have been in this country since early 1900’s the hunting opportunities are incredible as many folks have no idea how good the hunting really is especially over last 5 years as the drought is over and the populations of wild life have increased with great trophy potential for all species hunted.
2. What is your favorite animal to hunt?
We love to hunt elk like any one but truly the Mule Deer hunting is incredible here in northern AZ. The most over looked hunt opportunity is the Over the Counter mule deer hunts especially being able to hunt them in the Full Rut!
3. What is your favorite thing about guiding?
The opportunity to help others achieve their dreams of hunting trophy animals. As well as the comradery that is developed with life time friendships.
4. What is the most memorable trip you’ve guided and why?
So many but truly when we help 1st time hunters especially kids you just can’t beat those hunting opportunities. The emotions expressions and the true innocence can’t put a price on it. The 2nd Is helping disable veterans. For the same reasons but in most cases it’s therapy for them, we are just humbled to be part.
5. What makes your guide service great?
Our commitment to hunt industry and conversation. We enjoy spending time with wildlife and the amount of commitment we put forth to ensuring our clients are provided the best service from the camp to the hunt opportunity.
6. Do you have any dream hunts yourself?
I would love to take a disable Veteran is child on a early bull elk rifle hunt and harvest a 400 inch bull with them.
7. What are some of your favorite gear items?
Kuiu apparel Badlands Packs Sitka outerwear Swarosvski Optics Outdoorsman Tripods.
8. Do you have any other passions?
Sheep hunting and Fly fishing for big Browns!