Ep 70: Arizona Coues Deer Hunt Recap: Success!

Like I mentioned a couple of times in previous episodes, I had a coues deer hunt scheduled for a week before Christmas. Well, I have good news: I punched my coues deer tag over in Arizona! On this episode of The Big Game Hunting Podcast, I’m going to tell you how my Arizona coues deer hunt went, recap a couple of lessons I learned, and share a few recommendations for you to keep in mind if you want to go coues deer hunting in the future. 

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What We Covered

1) How things went on my Arizona coues deer hunt.

2) A few things that were essential to my success.

3) Things to keep in mind if you ever go coues deer hunting.

4) Overview of the various coues deer seasons and why the late rifle season is a great hunt, but hard to draw.

4) What you need to do to draw a good coues deer tag and have a great hunt.


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With their help, I’ve been able to find and draw “hidden gem” tags in several different states that there’s no way I would have known about on my own. Specifically, I applied for and drew my Colorado pronghorn tag and my Arizona coues deer tag this year as a direct result of information I learned from goHunt.

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So, sign up for an INSIDER membership at GoHunt.com and you can get the information you need to pull a great tag for yourself. Use promo code BIGGAMEHUNTER when you sign up to get $50 in store credit at their gear shop. Not only will you get the information that will help you know exactly what units to apply for in order to have a fun hunt with a reasonable chance of drawing, but you’ll also get $50 in store credit that you can use to buy some good quality hunting gear at the same time.


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