Jay Scott On Coues Deer Hunting
Like I’ve mentioned a couple of times in previous episodes, I have an Arizona coues deer hunt coming up in late December.
So with that in mind, today I’ll be interviewing Jay Scott of Jay Scott Outdoors who knows a whole lot more about coues deer hunting than I do. Now my Friend Fred Bohm and I talked about coues deer hunting all the way back in Episode 9. That episode provides a good overview of what coues deer are, where they live, and generally how to hunt them. Today, Jay and I are going to go into a whole lot more detail on the finer points of Coues Deer hunting and exactly how to go about hunting these wiley desert whitetails.
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What We Covered
1) Why coues deer are so darn fun to hunt.
2) How to identify a good spot to hunt coues deer.
3) The importance of finding a good glassing location.
4) The specific glassing strategy Jay recommends for finding coues deer.
5) What areas are most productive for glassing at various times of day.
6) Considerations to keep in mind when trying to get within shooting range of coues deer.
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