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Diamond Outfitters is one of Arizona's largest & most respected full-time, full service outfitters. We are a Veteran owned & family run business hunting and guiding on over 13,000,000 acres of private and public land. Our owner is a Veteran US Air Force Officer who also co-hosts The Best of the West TV, one of the most watched outdoor television programs of all time. In addition he is a trusted and featured speaker on elk hunting, Coues deer hunting and mule deer hunting at nearly all the National hunting conventions each and every year.
The Diamond Outfitters team consists of over 30 licensed guides that live equally distributed throughout Arizona. Diamond Outfitters does not sub-contract guides, we are one unified team. Diamond Outfitters specializes in trophy hunts for bull elk, Coues whitetail deer, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, mountain lion, black bear, big horn sheep, antelope and javelina. We welcome all hunters, regardless of experience. Please contact us for more information and to speak to our constantly growing list of satisfied hunters.
Please click on this 3 minute elk video below to get an idea of what hunting with Diamond Outfitters is like or click here to view all our videos.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are your hunts draw hunts?
Most of our new clients are surprised to learn we have more OTC (Over the Counter) tags and 100% guaranteed draw tags than many other states. For those hunts that do require a draw the Diamond Outfitters Team DOES ALL THE PAPERWORK FOR YOU! Call us for details and to start the process. Draw odds are extraordinarily good in many cases. Our team will consult with you bi-annually to ensure we are putting you in the proper draws.
What is your success rate?
For rifle elk hunts opportunity tends to be near 100% for 6x6 or bigger bulls and over 75% historical harvest. For archery elk hunts opportunity is always over 100% for 6x6 or bigger bulls with over 80% harvest. For rifle deer hunts opportunity tends to exceed 90% with over 80% total harvest. Antelope and javelina hunts have been 100% harvest for many years. Fall black bear typically is over 90% opportunity. Mountain lion hunt success varies wildly due to the physical nature of predator hunting and a variety of weather conditions. Although we are not dependant on snow for lion hunting here in AZ as our dry ground hounds are world class. When you add all Diamond Outfitters clients together for all species, nearly 80% of our clients take home an animal historically. Your physical prowess and familiarity with your rifle, bow or muzzleloader is the single greatest factor in a hunts success.
What is included in your hunts?
Guides, lodging, meals (including non-alcoholic beverages and snacks), USFS and/or BLM permits, private land access and trespass fees (if applicable), all trophy fees, tax, trophy prep for taxidermist and butcher are included in fully guided hunts. Semi-guided hunts do not include meals or lodging. Not included are your AZ license ($160), big game tag or guide/cook gratuities.
Is Diamond Outfitters a Full Time Outfitter?
Yes and we cannot stress enough how important a distinction this is in our industry. Very few, if any, other Arizona outfitters are full time. This means we have no other occupational distractions from focusing on you and your hunt success. As you “shop around” ask the outfitter if they are full time, scouting and prepping for your hunt!
Who are the guides?
Most of the Diamond Outfitters guides are military Veterans, Law Enforcement Officers, Fire Department and Ambulatory first-responders, Custom and Border Patrol Agents, past Game Wardens and local cowboys. We find the caliber of individuals associated in these industries provide us a level of unmatched integrity in the outdoor industry and matches our companies goal of providing employment opportunities for our Nation’s heroes.
Are you licensed, permitted and insured?
Yes, and all our 30+ guides are also CPR and First-Aid certified. It is a wildlife violation to guide without a license, permit or insurance and even though you are not the guilty party as a hunter, you risk a citation and license revocation for hiring an outfitter or guide without legal credentials.
Can a non-hunter be in camp with us?
Yes! We believe family and friends are what make the outdoor experience complete! The non-hunter fee is typically $100-$150 per hunting day and include all the benefits the hunting client receives but (obviously) is not carrying a firearm or hunting. They may stay in camp, or go into the woods with you as coordinated with your guide.
Do you have discounts for junior hunters?
Yes, hunters under the age of 18 years old at the time of the hunt receive a 50% discount when hunting with a paid adult.
How far will my shot be?
Every hunt is so different. As a general rule, it would be nice for our rifle clients to be able to shoot to 350-400 yards and maybe more. We know this is difficult for some of our clients and it’s our job as your guides to get you as close as you need to be comfortable. We have Best of the West Long Range Rifles and Huskemaw elevation and windage enabled scopes ready for incredible, ethical, long range shots available in some camps with proper coordination with your guide. Archery clients should be practicing to 60 yards and be proficient from 40-50 yards for spot and stalk and up to 40 yards for blinds and tree stand hunting.
How physical are the hunts?
As a general rule, the more physically fit you are, the more option we have as your guide. That being said we guide wounded Veterans, disabled hunters and mobility challenged hunters on hunts all the time. If you can hike 2-6 miles a day in moderate country you’ll be prepared for our hunts. If you cannot we will still accommodate you with a variety of options that include, ground blinds, tree stands, sitting over trails, water etc. We can truly accommodate anyone!
Where can I meet someone from Diamond Outfitters?
Our owner Dan Adler is a keynote speaker and seminar host at most of the National hunting conventions each year. As such, you can meet the team at our booths at The Dallas Safari Club, Wild Sheep Foundation, Safari Club International, Western Hunting and Conservation Expo, Eastern Chapter Wild Sheep Foundation, National Wild Turkey Federation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, SCI Chapters in Michigan, Minnesota, Arizona (and more), the Grand-Slam Convention, The World Deer Expo in Alabama, some ISE expos and many more. Contact us to determine if we are coming to your local area anytime soon or to have our outfitter speak at your event.