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 (24)
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.
DIY Coues Deer Hunt (unguided) Mexico
We provide fully guided or semi-guided whitetail hunts in Sonora, Mexico both in December and January during the rut. The ranches that we manage are located near Banamichi, Sonora, an easy 4.5 hour drive from the border. The ranches are between 30 and 50 square miles in area. We limit the number of deer hunters on each ranch to no more than 12 each year and we never hunt more than 6 hunters at one time. Whitetail hunts are 5 days and 6 nights in duration. In addition to rifle hunts we routinely accommodate archery hunters utilizing ground blinds that we stage prior to your arrival. Horses are also available for those wishing to hunt by horseback. Unlimited varmint hunting for coyote, grey fox, and bobcat is also available at no additional cost. This is an unguided (do-it-yourself) whitetail hunt for the more experienced hunter. A ranch representative will meet you at the Nogales border with your hunting license, tag and gun permit. Most of our ranches will include a host for the week. You will be provided access to the ranch house but the hunter will be responsible for their own meals and transportation on the ranch. This arrangement provides nearly unlimited ranch access during the entire hunting season. Rustic ranch house accommodations are provided with beds, bathroom, and a hot shower. We also have fully guided and semi guided hunts.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 December 2019 3 February 2020
Fully Guided 1 on 1 Coues Deer Hunt Mexico
We provide fully guided or semi-guided whitetail hunts in Sonora, Mexico both in December and January during the rut. You just need to arrive in Tucson, Arizona, and we will drive you from there to the ranches in Mexico. The ranches that we manage are located near Banamichi, Sonora, an easy 4.5 hour drive from the border. The ranches are between 30 and 50 square miles in area. We limit the number of deer hunters on each ranch to no more than 12 each year and we never hunt more than 6 hunters at one time. Whitetail hunts are 5 days and 6 nights in duration. In addition to rifle hunts we routinely accommodate archery hunters utilizing ground blinds that we stage prior to your arrival. Horses are also available for those wishing to hunt by horseback. Unlimited varmint hunting for coyote, grey fox, and bobcat is also available at no additional cost. Rustic ranch house accommodations are provided with beds, bathroom, and a hot shower. Meals are traditional Mexican with lots of fresh made tortillas. Our staff will obtain your hunting licenses, tags, gun permits and US Customs & US Fish and Wildlife documentation to import your trophies back to the States. While hunting on the ranch we utilize and maintain off road vehicles including a Yamaha and Honda side by sides. We require $1000 US deposit at time of booking, $1000 on September 1st and the balance 30 days before the hunt.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 December 2018 31 January 2020
OTC Archery Rut Coues Deer Guided Only United States
No need to go to Mexico I have 10 tree stands getting pounded by giant Coues bucks I have 4 slots open from Jan 17-31 st $3800 guided only 5 day hunts or $4800 fully outfitted, fly into Phoenix and we will pick you up. Arizona has some of the best mule deer hunting in the country and is one of two states you can hunt Coues deer. Archery Hunting deer in AZ is what we specialize in. With liberal Over the counter archery hunts that run in the early season to chase bucks in velvet or rutting bucks in hard horn in dec and January when the rest of the country is freezing and wishing they could go out and hunt its when we are doing our best work. If you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime spot and stalk deer hunting in Arizona is for you Jan. 1 – 31, (RUT Archery-Only Season) Aug 21- Sept 13th early archery
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 January 2020 31 January 2020
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