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Please welcome AZ Ground Pounders Outfitters!

March 12, 2013 by CouesWhitetail in Site News with 0 Comments

Please help me welcome AZ Ground Pounders Outfitters as our newest sponsor on!

AZ Ground Pounders Outfitters consists of brothers Cash, Steel and Levi Armstrong along with Cousin Waylon Pettet and they established their guiding business 4 years ago.  In that short time, they have impressed a lot of people with their skill and work ethic!  I must admit I was a little concerned about these guys because they are so young.  I was wondering if they could really be any good at such a young age, but after talking with several past clients, my concerns were put to rest and I definitely recommend these guys.  They are SERIOUS about lion hunting as well as being passionate about Coues and elk hunting!

AZ Ground Pounders Outfitters is a full service guide and outfitter.  They can accommodate large groups as well as remote backpack type hunts. They offer guided hunts for all species, but perhaps shine the most with regard to mountain lion and Coues hunts.

They can provide accommodations during the hunt in either travel trailers or wall tents if in a more remote location. Meals they provide include Steak, chicken, and fish, along with sides like bacon wrapped jalapenos and fried potatoes.  Breakfasts include eggs, bacon, sausage and hash browns as well as pancakes waffles and breakfast burritos.

I called several of their past clients and the comments that I heard were glowing and included things like “outstanding!”, “I couldn’t believe how dedicated they were!”, “Definitely going back with them! I rate them 100%!”, “they were great!”, “they know the country and they delivered on what they said”, “great lion guides!”, “already booked two more hunts with them!”, “best trackers I have ever seen!”

I also spoke with Waylon Pettet about their business and when I asked him what makes AZ Gound Pounders different from other outfitters, here is what he said, “AZ Ground Pounders Outfitters are different than other guides due to the immense knowledge of the units that we guide. Cash and Steel spend over 200 days a year trailing and hunting and hunting. The AZ Ground Pounders will work as hard as any outfitter to make sure that the client goes home with the best possible trophy.”

“The AZ Ground Pounders Outfitters have consistently guided or hunted some of the biggest Coues Deer in the Arizona every year.  The Az Ground Pounders specialize in Dry Ground Lion Hunts from October until April and average just over 15 successful guided lion hunts per year.”

Waylon continued, “We have guided or killed many record book animals including Coues Deer that scored 133”,131”, 125” 120”, 117”, 114” and many other buck over 100 inches.   We have also guided a 387” typical bull elk in 2011. Many of our lions have scored in either Pope and Young or Boone and Crockett Trophy Class. The AZ Ground Pounders Outfitters work to guide our clients to kill trophy animals.”

“We have a 100 percent success rate on all rifle Coues hunts. Lions Clients are currently 48 out of the last 52 hunts. Elk Hunts are 100 percent opportunity rate on both early and late hunts.”

Enough of the hype, let’s see the proof!  Check out a selection of their trophies below…..


And then check out their blog and learn more about what they can offer you!


levi COUES lion 3 lion 4 lion 5 lion dog mt lion 2 mtn lion 1 steel 120 COUES waylons couesELK penny lion 8 snow lion


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