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huntingheritage
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Jul-12-14, 
06:12 PM (MST)
"AZ unit 33 coues tag"

So I decided to burn some points in AZ this year and landed a unit 33 late coues tag. just starting my research. anyone want to share some tips?

You can't kill one sitting on the couch!

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 RE: AZ unit 33...  patientlywa...      Sep-17-14   1 
  RE: AZ unit 33...  huntingheri...      Sep-24-14   2 
  RE: AZ unit 33...  Outdoordan      Oct-23-14   3 
   RE: AZ unit 33...  llamapacker      Nov-14-14   4 
 RE: AZ unit 33...  devobrodie      Apr-10-15   5 

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patientlywaiting
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Sep-17-14, 
09:50 AM (MST)
1. "RE: AZ unit 33 coues tag"

IF you've never hunted them I might have a tip for you, if you have hunted them before you already know this. I've only had one tag, I killed a nice buck but I know so very little about them that I almost don't want to write this because I'm sure you know it, but if you don't then maybe this can help.

Some buddies and I drew tags years ago (mid-90s) by San Manuel. We went down there found a spot threw up a couple tents and spent the next 3-4 days walking our tails off without seeing one Coues. We were seeing mulies, desert sheep, mt lion, and pigs but no Coues. Each morning and evening I would see off in the distance, a guy sitting on a hill by his 4-wheeler. He never left the 4-wheeler just sat on the ground looking through his spotting scope. All this time I'm thinking how lazy this guy must be and he'll never kill a buck sitting there. Then one of the evenings I ran into him coming off the hill and dang lucky for me and my buddies, he stopped and visited. He kindly asked if I'd ever hunted them before which I told him nope. He then said that everyday he would watch me hiking around missing unseen Coues bucks within 100 yards of me. He asked if I wanted to meet him on the hill the next morning and he'd show me some bucks. Short story.. the next morning 30 minutes into spotting he had me a nice buck spotted a mile away in which I killed an hour later. Plus with the info this guy gave me my buddies both also ended up killing bucks. All three were nice mature coues bucks.

I'd dare say that which out this guy helping us we probably would have come home empty.

So find a nice spotting location in the shade, lay out your snaks and water, make yourself comfortable and glass, glass, glass.

Good luck.


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huntingheritage
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Sep-24-14, 
03:22 PM (MST)
2. "RE: AZ unit 33 coues tag"

Patiently,
Yep, that is what I have heard about these coues. Glass, glass, and then glass some more. Thanks for the tip though.

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Oct-23-14, 
07:46 PM (MST)
3. "RE: AZ unit 33 coues tag"

>IF you've never hunted them I
>might have a tip for
>you, if you have hunted
>them before you already know
>this. I've only had one
>tag, I killed a
>nice buck but I know
>so very little about them
>that I almost don't want
>to write this because I'm
>sure you know it, but
>if you don't then maybe
>this can help.
>
>Some buddies and I drew tags
>years ago (mid-90s) by San
>Manuel. We went down there
>found a spot threw up
>a couple tents and spent
>the next 3-4 days walking
>our tails off without seeing
>one Coues. We were seeing
>mulies, desert sheep, mt lion,
>and pigs but no Coues.
>Each morning and evening I
>would see off in the
>distance, a guy sitting on
>a hill by his 4-wheeler.
>He never left the 4-wheeler
>just sat on the ground
>looking through his spotting scope.
>All this time I'm thinking
>how lazy this guy must
>be and he'll never kill
>a buck sitting there. Then
>one of the evenings I
>ran into him coming off
>the hill and dang lucky
>for me and my buddies,
> he stopped and visited.
>He kindly asked if I'd
>ever hunted them before which
>I told him nope. He
>then said that everyday he
>would watch me hiking around
>missing unseen Coues bucks within
>100 yards of me. He
>asked if I wanted to
>meet him on the hill
>the next morning and he'd
>show me some bucks. Short
>story.. the next morning 30
>minutes into spotting he had
>me a nice buck spotted
>a mile away in which
>I killed an hour later.
>Plus with the info this
>guy gave me my buddies
>both also ended up killing
>bucks. All three were nice
>mature coues bucks.
>
>I'd dare say that which out
>this guy helping us we
>probably would have come home
>empty.
>
>So find a nice spotting location
>in the shade, lay out
>your snaks and water, make
>yourself comfortable and glass, glass,
>glass.
>
>Good luck.
>
>
>"I hate being bi-polar.....Its awesome"


One of the best posts I have seen. Hunting tactics vary per species, and even per area. Hunting elk in Idaho, is a lot different than in AZ. Great post.

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Nov-14-14, 
07:41 PM (MST)
4. "RE: AZ unit 33 coues tag"

Excellent post.
You don't hunt Coues deer with your feet.
This is very hard for me, as I love to cover ground, and do this regularly hunting elk and mule deer. It is a very productive tactic for elk in particular.
But you must glass for Coues deer. I would go so far as to say when you are walking you aren't hunting Coues deer. Strange, but true.
Bill

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Apr-10-15, 
08:34 PM (MST)
5. "RE: AZ unit 33 coues tag"

I have hunted 33 late two times, I will agree with the other posts, I sat and glassed with a tripod. If you draw PM me and we can talk while looking at a map about the area I hunted, good luck! I saw a few nice ones, got a pretty good one the first time and a smaller one the second time, had snow the second time and I thought that would help but it didn't seem to, they were rutting pretty early the first time I went so that helped.

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