Big Chino Guide Service

Big Chino Guide Service

Since 1987 the mantra at Big Chino Guide Service has been “quality over quantity”. They excel at providing their clients with the best trophy opportunities in Arizona for elk, mule deer, mountain lion, and antelope. Arizona is currently producing the largest elk bulls in the world and Big Chino Guide Service has a high success ratio for mature bulls that score 350 B&C points or better.

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JP Vicente originally founded Big Chino Guide Service in 1987 when he returned home from serving in the army. His father introduced him to the outdoors in the form of summer camps and fishing trips. His passion for hunting grew in high school when he spent a significant amount of time deer hunting with his friends and learning archery. His passion for hunting led him to take every opportunity to be in the field and to ultimate make it his profession! The “Leave No Trace” principal started by the US Forest Service is something that JP and the whole crew at Big Chino Guide Service take seriously.

JP is a native Arizonan that grew up in the central mountains of Arizona. His two sons, Michael and Junior, and his daughter Brianna also grew up hunting and fishing and are carrying on those traditions with their own families. Michael has followed in his fathers footsteps at Big Chino Guide Service and has created a name for himself in the hunting industry by putting his hunters on some of the largest game trophies taken in Arizona! Junior has also joined the family business and has an incredible knack for locating trophy animals behind the glass. Junior has been a spotter for Big Chino Guide Service since he was 12.

Big Chino Guide Service Elk

Big Chino Guide Service has a vast amount of knowledge in helping sportsman obtain licenses and tags. It is a process they help hunters with alongside discussion about the hunting opportunities on the Southwest. They have access to great hunting opportunities on both public and private lands (50,000 acres of private land). One of their most popular hunts is the no-draw over-the-counter (OTC) archery mule deer hunt with the average buck in the 160-180 class. OTC tags are available for multiple dates including the rut. The central mountains of AZ have moderate terrain for hunters to navigate and range in elevation from 5,000′ to 7,000′. The weather in the Southwest is typically perfect for hunting. Big Chino Guide Service also has hunting cabins available, complete with internet, satellite TV, and great home cooked meals.
Big Chino Guide Service Antelope
The rifle season starts in late August with the opener for deer and antelope. September and October are the perfect time for Elk hunts. The deer and elk can also be hunted later in the season during November and December. OTC deer hunts begin in December and run through January for the rut hunts. Bowhunters should be comfortable with 40-50 yard shots.
Big Chino Guide Service will, along with the client, develop the strategy for the hunt. You can expect to make a minimum of one stalk a day when targeting mule deer. All hunts are fully guided and can include lodging and meals. Depending on the type of hunt, the lodging will be cabins, RVs, wall tents, or backpacking. If you do not require a guide, Big Chino Guide Service can also arrange private land access.
Big Chino Guide Service Mule Deer
Everyone at Big Chino Guide Service is committed to providing world class hunts, expertise, and experiences. They enjoy taking out families especially kids and first time hunters. They are also committed to giving back and JP is actively involved with veterans groups that work to get disabled veterans out hunting. JP donates hunts to children’s causes annually. They support groups like The Mule Deer Foundation, RMEF, Wounded Warriors, and Make-a-Wish. If you want to hunt in the Southwest with a team that is at the top of their game AND are great ambassadors of the sport, Big Chino Guide Service has you covered.


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