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


Gray Ghost
Posted on June 12, 2012

Come along on this water-hole hunt for Coues deer amid the Mexican desert. By Roy K. Keefer We had been sitting in the ground blind overlooking a water hole for several hours. The temperature had turned from cool to warm, and it was getting warmer. Little did we know that … more

The best coues deer country is remote and well away from road access. The author prefers to hunt areas between 4,000 and 6,500 feet elevation.

Bowhunting Coues Buck
Posted on August 17, 2011

It took 12 days of hiking and searching and four tedious stalks, but this bowhunter finally found himself within striking distance of one spectacular coues buck. By Joe Owens These three-day, over-the-weekend “bomb” hunts were really beginning to kill me. For the past month, I had been departing my home … more