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Tips and Tactics for Hunting Coues Deer

The elusive Coues deer is arguably the most difficult big-game animal to hunt. Here are some tips and tactics to help you be successful should you take on the challenge of chasing the “Grey Ghost.”

Hunting Coues Deer Beyond the Border

Northern Mexico can be beautiful and fun, dangerous and ugly. A Coues deer hunt provides perspective on both sides.

Guns and Gear for a Coues Deer Hunt

Are you ready to hunt Coues deer? Here's the gear you'll need.

Veterans Tackle The Coues Deer Challenge

Former Marines continually adapt to hunt southern Arizona’s Coronado National Forest.

The Shot

In the open Sonoran Desert, where mule deer can be spotted at the edge of your range, it pays to prepare for long shots. A decent short game doesn’t hurt either.

Field Tested: Leupold BX-5 and SX-4

Associate Editor David Herman takes a pair of Leupold BX-5 Santiam binoculars and an SX-4 Pro Guide spotting scope afield to scout the Sonoran mountains.

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