Monthly Archives: December 2010

AZ Comings and Goings????

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Hey Guys…

I have been in AZ trying to get a Coues Deer killed but it has been a little slow!!!!  I am seeing does but no bucks.   Basically, I want to be one of the few people that has killed a Coues Deer in MX, NM and AZ…  The country is much different than the pines that I am used to hunting in NM… This area is true desert…  I think the elevation is between 3 and 4 thousand feet….  The rough thing about the country that I am hunting is that these Coues Deer have Mule Deer tendencies, in that they are not that pattern-able.  This country really don’t have the typical funnels.  Oh well, I am sure Geronimo didn’t complain, he just hunted….  So that is what I have to do… Put My time in.  I feel kind of bad because I feel that I should be scouting in NM a little more but it is what it it… This year I am going to skip ATA so I have a few more days to hunt…

SOOO How am I hunting??? Well, doing a little spot and stalk and a ton of sitting water.  I have a theory on hunting Coues Deer during the rut.  During this time of year you can glass up a ton of deer and even get a few stalks in… BUT because they are chasing does or looking for does they are really hard to get on.  You need to get them to come to you…  That means travel corridors, calls or water.

Anyway…. This is one of the bucks that I am trying to get killed one thing that I find interesting about this big 3×2 are his hocks… Notice that they are as clean as can be.  Also his neck isn’t very swollen.  I am not sure about these low-land Coues Deer but he just doesn’t show any signs of being “Rutty”… I am not sure what that is about…

Keep your fingers crossed… I just need a shot… that is all I ask..

Coues Deer Rut is Starting!!!!

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Well it looks like it is almost GAME TIME!!!!  This last weekend I have been spending some time in the hills and the Coues Deer are starting to scrape.. I THINK it is really early…  Oh well, we will see what happens… Here are some obligatory scrape pics…