View Full Version : Best Coues deer area in Arizona and New Mexico?

10-28-2012, 08:13 PM
Anyone got a good line on what's a good area in Arizona to save my points for? Or the best area in New Mexico to apply for?

10-29-2012, 01:18 PM
Depends on what you are looking for and what you intend on using. Archery or rifle. I went into an OTC unti in Arizona in January and killed mine he green scored 113 7/8

10-29-2012, 02:32 PM
Archery? No.

Rifle only, probably have to burn some points, doesn't need to be a booner just a nice representative deer.

10-29-2012, 04:27 PM
No preference points here in NM. I would go with unit 23. I've seen more of them little bastards in 23 than anywhere else. I think they have a force field around them that wards off arrows. Not sure how it works with bullets.

02-24-2013, 12:17 PM
I killed a nice buck in Nov. 2012 in Unit 31....no trouble with the permit and I had no points.

02-24-2013, 03:07 PM
I found a Coues deer dead head in the Gila wilderness (16B) that scored 108" and one of his brow tines was broken. If he would have had a matching 5" browtine he would have scored 113". A true GIANT!!!

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02-24-2013, 09:52 PM
Check out some of the units along the border in Az. I have buddies that hunt those units and do well. Not a lot of people want to hunt them for obvious security reasons but the hunting is good. I suggest hunting with an A.R for hunting as well as self defense reasons in those units.