Where to hunt Coues Deer
Coues Deer is a variety of a white-tailed deer that is especially coveted by hunters. They are smaller than most varieties of whitetail, and well adapted to the shrub, juniper pine and desert of the American Southwest. Many outfitters offer Coues deer hunts in New Mexico, Arizona, and the Sonora province of Mexico.
The price for guided Coues deer hunts starts from about $2,500. This will typically buy about five days of hunting in the archery season, with basic accommodation and catering. Add a few thousand more for a hunt in Mexico, where you can be sure of getting a tag for a rifle hunt. The most expensive Coues deer hunts are priced at about $5,000.
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When to hunt Coues Deer?
Deer hunting seasons in Arizona and New Mexico, where most Coues deer hunts take place, are hard to generalize (read more) but in most areas it opens in late August or early September and lasts until December and January. Most of the seasons are archery only; the rifle season may open for only a few dates in October or November depending on the area. In Mexico Coues Deer season runs from Dec. 1 to mid-Feb, and the rut generally takes place during the month of January.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (8)
Look for Coues deer on higher altitudes (4,000-6,000 feet), near permanent water sources, in areas with a combination of open areas and cover (preferably juniper oak). Whitetails are hunted with a variety of methods depending on terrain, habits, and local laws and traditions. Both hunting from a stand, where a hunter watches from a likely area, either from a treestand or ground blind, and still-hunting and spot-and-stalk are possible for Coues deer hunting, and the guides will select the method that best suits the environment, the hunter, and the circumstances.
Why hunt Coues Deer? All hunts (22)
White-tailed deer are perhaps the most popular game animal in the world, and deer hunting is the “default” hunting in the US and Canada. Coues deer inhabit areas that are usually the domain of mule deer - patches of cover in dry semi-desert - and the adaptation to unusual habitat brought about different body and antler shape and behavior. For the majority of American hunters it’s not the familiar “deer” found near home, but an exotic animal requiring long travel to hunt. A Coues deer hunt will probably take you to strange, unfamiliar territory, giving deer hunting a whole new edge. But in any case it is a continuation of the tradition that is as old as America itself.
7 Day Coues/mule Deer Hunt Outfitted United States
We offer guided Arizona mule deer hunts and guided hunts for coues deer. Obtaining a tag for either species requires being successful drawn through the Arizona draw, or you can buy a otc archery tag. Arizona has lots of great opportunity at trophy class coues and mule deer, there are also a lot of hunts that can be easily draw with little to no bonus points. Give us a call and we will discuses the best possible plan to insure you are hunting deer every year!
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 31 Dec 2020
Guided Coues Deer Hunt United States
All hunts are fair chase no fences, primarily on State and Forest Grounds. With some Private Access available. We do not see how many hunters we can run though each year. We are just a group of guys who like to hunt and would like to meet you along the trail. You want a guide who produces consistent kills even in years when harsh conditions may exist - years when inexperienced guides and hunters fail to produce.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020
Draw Tag Rifle Coues Deer Guided Only United States
Rifle Hunts: rifle hunts are by draw only however we can help you choose units that not only have good deer but offer a higher chance at drawing a tag successfully give us a call and we can discuss your needs and goals. Arizona has some of the best mule deer hunting in the country and is one of two states you can hunt Coues deer. If you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime spot and stalk deer hunting in Arizona is for you Mule Deer: Our Rifle Season Dates : November 3-9, for the 1st Rifle Desert Mule Deer Season and November 17-23, for the second rifle mule deer season. Late season Rut Rifle is Dec 15-31st Coues Deer Seasons f: Oct. 27-Nov. 2 (Rifle Season, non-rut), Nov. 10-16 (Rifle Season, non-rut), Dec. 1-10 (Rifle Season, non-rut), Dec. 15-31 (The RUT, Late Rifle Season)
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 27 Oct 2020 31 Dec 2020
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