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Coues Deer

Hunt Cost: $3,500
Travel Cost: $750
Attempts: 1

Date Killed: 01/10/2008

Jake's Difficulty Rating
   
Coues Deer 0
   

Jake rated each animal based on three criteria:

1.) degree of training probably required:
2.) element of danger...(either from the expected weather, terrain, or animal)
3.) the cost.

Zero would be the lowest, and three would the highest.

He did not take into account the difficulty involved in taking a P&Y caliber animal (i.e. mule deer, etc).

 

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Jake's Coues Deer Summary

While some of my more hard core hunts have been 1X1 or solo hunts, I sure do enjoy going on some of my hunting adventures with a good friend. You will always have someone to reminisce with about those trips, and when waiting for a flight in the airport, you can make a nature call without having to carry all of your gear in to the restroom with you. I hunted Coues deer in Mexico with Tom Edgington (aka Mad Trapper or Tom inPa). While most people seem to hunt over water, we learned that in Mexico, in early January, the rut in on. There is a type of tree (palo santo?) with a very large, white flower that has very sappy, honey flavored, petals. The does love these blossums! As a result, whenever the wind picks up, the does constantly work a circuit that goes from tree to tree. So you can guess where the bucks are while all of this is going on......Tom and I each took two bucks in four days, and I passed on a third buck on the final day of my hunt that was close to B&C. I would have to say that either Mule deer or Coues deer are my favorite deer to eat......but again, we had some libation with that meal, so I might be a little biased. On the last day of the hunt, I remember climbing up onto the water tower at camp to practice shooting down at a steep angle, as my desert sheep hunt was only going to be one month later........

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