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RidgeRebel
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Jun-06-17, 
11:40 PM (MST)
"Archery Coues Deer impossible?"

I have been thinking I really want to try Coues deer hunting in AZ, but I look at the success rates and it seem dang near impossible. At nearly $500 just for the tag I have a hard time wanting to take the chance. But again I really have an itch to go see these deer in person. Anybody tried it or had success? I have killed a few mule deer and and elk with my bow so I feel somewhat confident in my archery hunting ability. What do you guys think?

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Archery Co...  Canyoncount...      Jun-07-17   1 
  RE: Archery Co...  BOWUNTR      Jun-08-17   2 
   RE: Archery Co...  pushin_30      Jun-17-17   3 
    RE: Archery Co...  bigbull1      Jun-20-17   4 
 RE: Archery Co...  oneshot1      Jul-10-17   5 
  RE: Archery Co...  oneshot1      Jul-11-17   6 
   RE: Archery Co...  Bowdeadly      Jul-13-17   7 
    RE: Archery Co...  WHT_MTNMAN      Jul-24-17   8 
 RE: Archery Co...  bojangles      Aug-13-17   9 

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Canyoncountry
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Jun-07-17, 
10:20 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Archery Coues Deer impossible?"

Just a warning, coues deer hunting will turn into an addiction! You will be put to the ultimate test archery hunting them, yet if successful on getting a shot and making it happen it will be absolutely rewarding. Even with no kill, it will be a success and many new techniques will be learned. They are very sneaky and weary. Also, depends on the time of year you plan on hunting them, if you're looking at the rut hunts in December-January or early hunts when in velvet in end of August-September. If you do a January hunt, look into applying for an archery Javelina tag as well so you can get the chance at another animal if you're interested in that. Good luck!!

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BOWUNTR
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Jun-08-17, 
10:59 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Archery Coues Deer impossible?"

They are not impossible... a lot of works and luck can make it possible. Ed F

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Jun-17-17, 
05:55 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Archery Coues Deer impossible?"

Like hunting any animal with a bow and arrow. Lots of persistence and work ANYTHING can be accomplished! That being said luck is always a plus to have on your side.

I shot a small 3 by 4 coues a few years ago on one of Arizona's late archery hunt.

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Jun-20-17, 
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4. "RE: Archery Coues Deer impossible?"

My first buck with a bow was a Coues....
http://www.monstermuleys.info/dcforum/DCForumID19/1088.html
Go for it and good luck!
Ed

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Jul-10-17, 
09:33 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Archery Coues Deer impossible?"

LAST EDITED ON Jul-10-17 AT 09:36 AM (MST)

Totaly possible...

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Jul-11-17, 
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6. "RE: Archery Coues Deer impossible?"

>LAST EDITED ON Jul-10-17
>AT 09:36 AM (MST)

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>Totaly possible...
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Jul-13-17, 
08:24 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Archery Coues Deer impossible?"

Not impossible because I was able to pull it off. All luck though. Was hunting mule deer in NM and there are a few Coues deer in that area. Smack Dab in the middle of the day I was driving down a 4 wheeler trail with all my gear strapped, and release in my pocket. Buck jumped the trail and ran down the hill. I figured he was in Arizona by the time I parked and got my crap together. I sneaked over the edge to take a look and to my surprise the bad boy laid down. I was able to sneak up on him to 35 yards and arrow him right where he laid. I can't figure out to post pick if anyone can post one for me I can send it by text. Let me know thanks.
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Jul-24-17, 
09:52 AM (MST)
8. "RE: Archery Coues Deer impossible?"

If you get a chance to get a tag, try to hunt the January, Aug/Sept and also the December hunt of the same year.
You can hunt all 3 (depending on unit) with the same OTC tag.
I have killed a few bucks with my bow and they sure are not easy.


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Aug-13-17, 
08:01 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Archery Coues Deer impossible?"

>I have been thinking I really
>want to try Coues deer
>hunting in AZ, but I
>look at the success rates
>and it seem dang near
>impossible. At nearly $500 just
>for the tag I have
>a hard time wanting to
>take the chance. But again
>I really have an itch
>to go see these deer
>in person. Anybody tried it
>or had success? I have
>killed a few mule deer
>and and elk with my
>bow so I feel somewhat
>confident in my archery hunting
>ability. What do you guys
>think?


Hunting in arizona is just stupidly expensive.

that said, with proper scouting and technique, you can kill a coues. hunt the rut, and approach it like any other whitetail hunt in the east. There is zero difference in hunting coues and eastern whitetails.

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