Ep 9: Fred Bohm On Why You Need To Hunt Coues Deer

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Fred Bohm – Why You Need To Hunt Coues Deer

Coues deer aren’t very large animals and they don’t have gigantic antlers when compared to the other deer species that most people are more familiar with. Not surprisingly, they aren’t nearly as well known or sought after as game like elk. However, Coues deer are an extremely challenging and fulfilling animal to hunt. For that reason, Coues deer have an almost cult-like following among hunters who have tried to match wits with them.

So with that in mind, today I’ll be interviewing Fred Bohm, who has been bitten by the Coues Deer bug and routinely heads down to the Sonoran Desert each year in pursuit of these wily desert whitetails. He’ll be covering where you need to go to hunt Coues Deer, some of the best practices on how to hunt them, and why they are such a darn addictive animal to pursue.

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What We Covered

1) What is a Coues Deer

2) Recap of some of Fred’s Coues Deer hunting experiences

3) Where you need to go to hunt Coues Deer

4) Effective Coues Deer hunting strategies

5) Why you need to hunt Coues Deer

Show Resources

1) FredBohm.com – Fred’s Web Site

2) Sage & Braker– Fred’s company makes some of the best gun cleaning supplies I’ve ever used in my life. Among other things, their line includes CLP, bore cleaning kits for handguns, rifles, and shotguns, a gun cleaning mat, and a line of picks and cleaning swabs to clean the hard to reach places in your firearms.

2) Fred’s Instagram Page, Sage & Braker Facebook and Instagram Pages

3) Other resources discussed in podcast: Recreational Hunting Access Arizona and Coues Whitetail

4) Story of one of Fred’s recent Coues Deer hunts on his blog: Bowhunting Arizona Coues Deer-A Trade In Ivory


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