The Coues deer is the smallest species of the whitetail family and also known as the "Gray Ghost" of the desert. Since the Coues deer is so small, they will vanish before your eyes, even in the Arizona open terrain.
Due to their natural predators within their habitat, Coues deer are always on edge. In order to hunt this elusive animal, a great pair of high 15x end binoculars with a light tripod for glassing is a must. Make sure you are in good physically hiking condition to endure the rugged Arizona terrain.
There are many world hunt records that have come from the units that we hunt in Arizona.
Rifle seasons are in October, November, and December. Late November and through December these bucks will be busy in pre rut and rut mode chasing other bucks away from their doe and will make the hunt somewhat easier. The rifle season will be cool to cold temperatures and the bucks can be up and about all day. You will mostly see them up in the mornings sunbathing and during the days bedded up in the shadows. Shots can be as close as 300 yards out to 800+ yards. Knowing this, the hunter must start practicing long before the season starts. It would be wise to shoot with a bi-pod or shooting stick in different positions—you never know where that huge buck will appear and you must be ready.
Guided Hunt ($3,575)
The Arizona coues deer draw takes place annually in May, the next draw deadline is June 13th, 2023. Don’t miss it! Contact us for any application or hunt questions. AZGF hunting license can be purchase and you can apply for the AZ draw on online at www.azgfd.gov website.
Our rifle Arizona coues deer trips are currently running at 100% harvest rate with a 100% shooting opportunity on multiple bucks! Our most productive methods of hunting the "grey ghost" is by glassing.
Coues Deer hunting is the ultimate challenge; however, an archery hunt during the late December & January rut would be a memorable experience for any hunter. By utilizing tree stands, natural blinds, calling and glassing methods; your guide will help you locate the "Elusive Grey Ghost". Once a buck is located the stalk is on for you to make your harvest. Archery shots typically range from 40 yards out to 70 yards range. Precision and accuracy will give you a higher chance for success on this trip, so practice is highly recommended.
The OTC tags and licenses for our trophy Arizona coues deer trip are purchased online and do not need to be drawn.
Our archery Arizona coues deer trips are currently running a 100% shot opportunity on multiple bucks! Our most productive methods of hunting the "grey ghost" is by glassing and stalking with an emphasis on glassing.