Coues Deer

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  1. THE LLC

    THE LLC Well-Known Member

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    Any of you guys ever been on a hunt for Coues deer in Arizona? For some reason I want to go hunt the little boogers. Something about that country....
     
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    I shot one with my bow in 2012. It’s a cool hunt that’s vastly different than a Midwest or East Coast WT hunt. Spot and Stalk, glassing for long hours etc. make that hunt fun and unique.

    Mine was short, I spotted rutting activity the first day and after a 4 hour stalk it was over.


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    It sure looks like it’d be fun. Combining mule deer tactics with whitetail targets.
     
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    From all I read they are very hyper, or maybe nervous would be a better word. They do live in some pretty country though, but I’m too old to entertain thoughts of hunting them now. LLC, if you decide to go, good luck !
     
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    Yeah, one of my biggest fears in life is getting older and saying “I wish I had of....”. I’m 50. Time to go!
     
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    The Hunting Public crew has hunted them a couple times. Those episodes are a good watch!
     
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    Tiny Whitetail targets. My 80” buck scores P and Y easily but only weighed 98 pounds dressed.


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    Yeah, I ain’t had much luck chasing “big” whitetails. Figure if the only luck I have is with small ones, might as well go after the smallest ones possible.
     
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    Been there and done that. I really don’t see how I could have done much differently though, when I was young and in good shape I was also busy working 6/7 days a week making a living for a houseful of kids. I had to be satisfied with hunting and fishing close to home. I had some good hunts though, later in life, so I really have nothing to regret, but (as I’m still human) I wish I had tried to elk hunt more.
     
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    Just so you know I wasn’t poking at you. Just using that true statement to make a point to myself!
     
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    I definitely agree on the elk hunting, my first elk hunt was 2006. I killed a bull in 2008 and another in 2009. I would have sworn I’d be back every year and haven’t been since.

    Like you it’s not for lack of trying but work and life are sometimes obstacles of adventure.


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    Brooks did an AZ hunt in Jan 2014 for Coues n javelina. Had a blast. Never was able to close the gap on the coues he encountered with guide but did manage to arrow a javelina.
     

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