Tag Archives: Coues Deer

Bowhunting The Gray Ghost

In my hunting world, the biggest is not necessarily the best. A prime example is the way that hunting Coues deer with both rifle and, especially, archery equipment, has been a bit of a burr under my saddle since the mid-1980’s when I took a buck with a rifle not 10 miles from where I currently live just north of Tucson, AZ. Taking a good Coues buck with a bow is one of North America’s toughest challenges. Continue reading Bowhunting The Gray Ghost

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The Best Coues Deer Hunt Ever

Glassing for deer, coues deer
The hunt was a mixture of glassing and sitting over water.

It was the fifth evening of the hunt, and though it had been both excellent and action-packed, I had yet to take the safety off. Once again, as I have been doing off-and-on for more than two decades, I was in Continue reading The Best Coues Deer Hunt Ever

AZ Chapter Sponsors Junior Deer Camp

Young hunters share stories from the first day of the junior deer camp.
Young hunters share stories from the first day of the junior deer camp.

The Arizona SCI Chapter recently sponsored the annual junior deer camp in Units 36A and B south of Tucson. The hunt is one of many collaborative efforts between the Arizona Game and Fish Department and various sportsmen’s groups, gun clubs and conservation organizations that offer first-time hunters an opportunity to learn about hunting in a safe, mentored environment. Continue reading AZ Chapter Sponsors Junior Deer Camp

Flashback Friday – Sonora’s Little Giants

SafariJF05coverhuntforever052114Editor’s note: Every Friday we take a walk down memory lane with a story from the Safari Magazine Archives. This week, we travel to Sonora, Mexico on a challenging hunt for coues deer. This story was originally published in the January/February 2005 issue. Enjoy!

 It was the last day of Mike Beck’s hunt on El Oso ranch in a remote part of Sonora, Mexico. In the past few days, Mike and his guide Pancho, had seen several “decent” bucks, but the muy grandes had proved to be elusive. Mike had been fortunate enough to take a trophy Coues buck on each of the five previous hunts he and his hunting buddy Joe Skinner had booked with me, and his scoring streak was on the line. Continue reading Flashback Friday – Sonora’s Little Giants