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    Deer tusks!!!?

    I know this is an old post but I found it when I asked the internet the same question after I found these fangs on a Coues I’m doing a euro mount on.
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    Determination Pays off

    After Hunting every chance she could my wife’s determination pays off. She had an emotional year of hunting and even wanted to quit altogether. We found this buck on 19 December and after a failed stalk we tried again the next day. We found him and two of his friends at 8:30am and waited for him to bed down. We closed the distance from 800 to 337 yards. She made an awesome shot with her 243 and he never got out of that bed. I didn't want to drag him out over all the rocks so I took a page out of Cameron Hanes book and had to 'Cam' him out.
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    Lets see your best

    My wife just got here best last week on 20 Dec 2018 ..... he is about 105 inches
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    Determination Pays off

    I know what you mean... I know some people would have taken the shot him at 800 yards. In my opinion if you cant get within 400 yards to your target you shouldn't take a shot. The animals we chase deserve a quick ethical death...
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    A Walk In The Park!

    Awesome bulls, congrats. those thirds are HUGE....
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    Lets see your best

    My 16 year old son with his 2017 buck taken with his bow.
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    Lets see your best

    My 2016 buck...
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    Spot and stalk giant velvet coues!

    Awesome job... hard work pays off. Great deer
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    August day one Non-typical Velvet Buck

    GPS location...Nice try. I updated the post with the story of this years hunt and added a couple pictures. Got him officially scored this weekend.
  10. Closed the first day of this August hunt with this little monster. A buck up f a lifetime and the best part is my wife was with me to see it all go down. With a now official score of 119 2/8 gross 112 7/8 net Non-typical. He should be the #2 velvet non typical Coues deer in Pope and Young. Updated: Sorry its taken me so long to get back here and update my post. Here is the story of the hunt. It begins in January 2016..I love chasing Coues deer during the rut and Ive taken three Pope and Young bucks doing just that. This year was different, I wasnt hunting alone. My wife, son, and father decided that they also wanted to archery hunt in January. I made the decision that if I didnt find a giant buck in January I would wait until August and get a Coues buck in the velvet. For most of January, I played guide for my family and we did quite well. My wife harvested her first deer with her bow on January 23rd (pictured below) and my son harvested his deer on the 25th, his second Coues deer with a bow. Unfortunately, my dad couldnt find the buck he hit during his week of hunting. I also had some bad luck and could not find a 110 inch buck I hit on the second to last day of the hunt. I reviewed the video and saw that I only got 2 or 3 inches of penetration. After that shot, I no longer use expandable Broadheads. My new weapon of choice is the Slick Trick Grizztrick. Now to August 2016 Friday the 19th was the first day of the August archery season. I had four different bachelor groups of bucks located. I spent the morning sitting in a canyon overlooking a spring and saw nothing but does. After the uneventful morning, I went to lunch and headed back out into the flats. It didnt take very long before I decided to move on to bachelor group number three. Out in the flats, I spotted five different trucks within 1,000 yards of each other. So, I moved into another area about an hour and a half before dark. It was still monsoon season here in southern Arizona and the clouds were moving in and it was getting dark quicker than I anticipated. My wife was off work and joined me. We spotted a unique buck with a typical 3 point on one side and a mess of junk growing out of the other side. I thought he would be a great first velvet Coues deer. I made my way down wind and my wife waited behind me as I glassed for the buck. I didnt find him but I did find three very nice bucks feeding 230 yards away. They were feeding out of the thick mesquites and into the bottom of the draw. My plan was to sneak down the bottom of the draw and let the air out of one of them. As it usually goes I didnt make it very far into my plan, or the draw, before I had to change things up. At about 200 yards out I walked around a juniper and I saw a buck looking right at me from 90 yards away. I slowly moved back behind the juniper and waited. Fortunately, it didnt take long before things got interesting. I watched through the branches waiting for that buck to move on or bolt and I saw something moving behind him. It was a couple more bucks that had no idea I was there and they started down the draw right towards me. I held tight behind the juniper and the bucks started filing across the hillside at 60 yards. I started to count and got to 9 before I saw what I thought was just a nice 4x4. I waited for him to stop. He was quartering towards me slightly when I released the first arrow. It hit him perfect and he jumped up the hill and stopped broadside at 60 yards again. Without hesitation, I sent another arrow sailing through him. Still having no idea where I was, he ran off the hillside and bedded 40 yards in front of me. It started raining and I could see his head still up and alert. With the rain coming down I decided to sneak around the brush and shoot him again. As I got closer I heard what sounded like him kicking, maybe trying to get up. It wasnt him...a herd of Javelina popped up out of the draw right in front of him and he jumped up and ran around the brush right to me. I was ready and I put a third arrow through him at 15 yards. After the third shot he ran over a small berm and out of sight. The rain started coming down a little harder and I wasted no time looking for blood and the buck because I knew after three arrows he couldnt have gone far. I found him dead about 40 yards from where he disappeared over the berm. As I walked up, I noticed a couple extra points on him. I didnt pick him up immediately because I wanted my wife to see. I went back to get her from her vantage point where she informed me she watched the action unfold. Once we got back to the buck and pulled his head out of the brush, I knew this was a monster Coues buck. I had no idea when I shot him that he had all those extra points or the incredible mass. I was speechless, I had my first velvet Coues deer and he is a buck of a lifetime. He has 8 points on one side and 6 on the other.
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    August day one Non-typical Velvet Buck

    Thank you guys for the awesome comments. Story coming soon. I hate typing on my iPad. I need to get on my computer so I can share more.
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    Luckiest kid ever.

    Well it's official my son is one of the luckiest kids ever. He killed this monster Coues buck last night. His first deer with a bow. Just 15 minutes before he shot this buck he missed a little 2x3 with a broken main beam. I told him after he missed that everything happens for a reason. I think he is starting to believe what I say now.
  13. This buck came in following a doe and wouldn't give my son a shot. Because he was outside my sons range I had to let an arrow fly. I know it's early in the year but I couldn't let him walk.
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    Lets See Them Kids

    Here are my 14 year old sons first three big game animals, all killed in the last three months. First is his mule deer from the November 2014 youth hunt Next was his first animal with a bow in January 2015, an old javelina boar. And he took this awesome Coues deer with his bow this January
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    Son's First Big Game With a Bow

    My 14 year old son connected with this huge Javelina on 10 Jan in 30B. He made a perfect shot at 28 yards and we made a quick recovery. The skull on this pig makes mine look like a baby. Needless to say my son wont let me live that one down for a long time. This pig dressed out at 45lbs.
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    Post your pics with scores

    From left to right. 130 class muley. 97 7/8 Coues, 96 1/8 Coues, and 98 3/8 Coues. So you can see that it's difficult to judge any deer just by looking at the antlers. To me these three Bucks look totally different. Just looking at them I wouldn't have guessed that they were within three inches of each other.
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    Perfect end to perfect season

    This little pig makes a great end to a perfect season. I got her in 30B and she dressed out at 39lbs. My son and me have tagged out this year with two 90+ inch Coues deer and two awesome javelina all with our bows. My javelina My sons javelina dressed out at 45lbs. You can find our Coues deer in another thread on this forum.
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    14 year old with 1st deer

    My son didn't waste any time this year taking this 4x3 muley on the second morning of his AZ hunt. We were lucky enough to get the last left over tag for the youth hunt on Fort Huachuca. As you can see in the pictures he is super stoked and hooked for life. The last photo is of his buck next to Coues deer.
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    2015 pope and young buck down.

    Gross scored 97 1/2. Because he is a 3x4 he netted around 90. If he had that fourth point he would be just over 100.
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    2015 pope and young buck down.

    Here are some measurements fo you guys. 3x4 with 18 in main beams and a 17 in outside spread with 4 in eye guards.
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    2014 Leftover Tag Buck

    I returned from Germany in September to late to hunt archery season here in AZ. Fortunately I was able to pick up a left over November rifle tag. My 14 year old son filled his youth tag last weekend with a nice 3x4 Muley. With his hunt over he was excited to help me hunt for Coues deer. He was a huge help this year and it was awesome to have him with me when I shot my deer. We spotted a group of buck from over 1000 yards and watched them bed down. We made our move and closed the distance to 185 yards where I made an awesome heart shot. Can you guys guess the score? The last picture is my sons buck compared to mine.
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    Personal best?

    I've taken three coues two with a bow and one with a rifel. My first Coues from Jan 2007 taken with my Highcountry bow scores 78 1/8 Pope and Young. I shot this buck with a rifle in Nov 2014. he scores 99 1/2.
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    How many animals have you harvested in Arizona

    2 Coues with a bow 1 Coues with a rifle 2 Javalina with a bow My 14 year old son got his first three big game animal in AZ, 1 Mule deer with his rifle 1 Coues with his bow 1 Javalina with his bow
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    2014 35A Season Complete.

    Congrats to you and your family on some nice bucks. I can't wait to get the rest of my kids and wife out hunting too.
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    14 year old with 1st deer

    He has decided to get a shoulder mount done on his buck. First we have to find a desert mule deer cape and he has to save up the money to get it done. If he is dedicated to saving for it I will probably end up paying for half of it. Any ideas on where we can find a desert muley cape for cheap?