Stafford poses with his first-day buck, which he shot at 20 yards as it approached his ambush area.

Adventure: The Search for a Coues Deer
Posted on March 31, 2013

  Excitement fills the air as this bowhunter heads toward the rugged mountains of Southern Arizona, all in search of the cagey, gray ghost Coues deer.   I tucked my face into my Sitka jacket as the cold morning breeze stung my cheeks. Growing up in North Dakota, I have … more

Buck, big or small, or doe -- they all provide a memorable, thrill-based hunting experience, regardless of where you hunt.

Never a Lesser Hunt
Posted on January 15, 2013

When it comes to bowhunting, pursuing bucks around home, regardless of size, is as special as it comes. I may never shoot another 140-inch whitetail. I took the last one the second year after my wife’s father left us 90 acres nestled in the foothills of the Arkansas Ozark mountains. … more