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Shug 03-Feb-18
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From: Shug
03-Feb-18

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I’ve never been one to put up long photo filled posts so I won’t change now. I do wanna give an abridged version of how my week went hunting Coues in Az. staying at Bob and Lisa’s Oracle Base camp. It’s a great place for two hunters. It’s clean and a perfect place to stay and cook and eat meals. Loads of public land to hunt a short drive away... A 4 wheel drive way vehicle will give you access to deeper more remote hunting locations but it’s not 100% necessary. If you do plan on going be sure to get a Javalina tag if there are any leftovers better yet if you’re sure your going apply in advance. Both myself and friend Colt seen enough that filling that tag wouldn’t have been a problem.

From: Shug
03-Feb-18

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We had stands shipped out from The Sportsmen’s guide along with ladder sticks... We found a few likely looking spots on google earth to check out. I flew out 4 days before Colt to look around and get started. I set a stand almost 3/4 mile in from the main road on some promising sign in an oak flat. I hunted that stand 4 days and seen 4 deer including one buck about the size of this one my buddy kilt...

From: Shug
03-Feb-18

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Water was at a premium
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Water was at a premium
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Even puddles were Getting hit
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Even puddles were Getting hit
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The area I hung the first stand while it was in a ways it was in an area that got lots of hikers on weekends. In fact I had one parade of hikers come by at 5 yards and never notice me 10’ up.. ( if anyone knows how to post the video plzz pm me your email address)

As dry as it was finding water put us heavy into the deer...we seen loads of doe and I passed another small buck the day before colt took his.

From: Shug
03-Feb-18

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Bob and Lisa are wonderful hosts and while this isn’t a guided hunt they were both super helpful answering any questions we had... What I was truly amazed at was that we were the first hunters to ever rent the apartment for a week of hunting. Thanks again Bob...

From: Shug
03-Feb-18

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When Colt showed up we hung a stand for him ...

From: Russell
04-Feb-18
That looks like a pretty cool adventure. One that I have given thought to try after a business trip to Tucson.

From: Shug
06-Feb-18
Yes Russ lots of fun...Like I said I was surprised when Bob said we were the first to ever stay there.

From: Mark Watkins
06-Feb-18
Keep it rolling Shug!

Mark

From: Brotsky
06-Feb-18
Very cool stuff Shug! A Coues hunt is high on my list and this looks like something I would love to try DIY as a winter getaway. Never knew Bob had a place in AZ!

From: Bowfreak
06-Feb-18
Ditto Brotsky.

Keep it coming Shug!

From: BOWUNTR
06-Feb-18
Right on.... Congrats to Colt. I love Arizona.... Ed F

From: Shug
06-Feb-18
Can someone post a video for me?

From: COLT45
06-Feb-18

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Bob and Lisa treated us like old friends. Enjoyed listening to all their hunting stories and hope to make it back again! I will add a few pics

From: COLT45
06-Feb-18

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06-Feb-18

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06-Feb-18

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06-Feb-18

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06-Feb-18

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From: COLT45
06-Feb-18

06-Feb-18
The parade of hikers was hilarious!

From: Shug
06-Feb-18
Rick ... Was that nuts or what?

I also had a trail camera stolen... but got it back when I questioned two older woman parked out on the road.

From: COLT45
06-Feb-18

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06-Feb-18

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From: COLT45
06-Feb-18

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Mark gave me his lucky shirt to keep in my pack the morning I killed my buck. That shirt works!!

From: COLT45
06-Feb-18

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From: COLT45
06-Feb-18

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Coues Deer dinner. Backstrap mashed potatoes and creamed corn.

From: njbuck
06-Feb-18
Keep it coming guys!

06-Feb-18
Didn't hear about the trailcam, glad you got it back!

From: wkochevar
06-Feb-18
I thought you were going to tell us the parade of hikers had large bails strapped on their backs....happens down there you know... :-)

From: HUNT MAN
06-Feb-18
Great hunt guys. That hunt is on my short list. Hunt

From: Bowboy
06-Feb-18
Congrats and thanks for sharing!

From: Biker
07-Feb-18
great 1st coues congrats!!!

From: SBH
07-Feb-18
Cool! Thanks for sharing. Congrats on the deer.

From: Beav
07-Feb-18
Congrats looks like a blast!

From: Shug
08-Feb-18
Thanks guys... it was fun and something I think I’ll be sure to do again .

From: Mark Watkins
08-Feb-18
Nicely done guys!

Shug, I barely recognized you without your shower cap on!

Mark

From: Paul@thefort
08-Feb-18
enjoying the story. Been to AZ 9 times for Coues. Fun time in January, bow only.

From: Shug
08-Feb-18

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Mark... Ya mean this one? It’s not really me ya know...lol

From: Shug
09-Feb-18

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Picking Colt up at the Airport in Tucson

From: trkyslr
09-Feb-18
Congrats guys.. great trip!

From: Heat
09-Feb-18
Nice! Thanks for sharing.

09-Feb-18
LMAO...Awesome!

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