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Anyone ever use decoys for Coues?
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Contributors to this thread:
IdyllwildArcher 15-Nov-17
sam 15-Nov-17
Empty Freezer 15-Nov-17
Paul@thefort 15-Nov-17
IdyllwildArcher 16-Nov-17
t-roy 16-Nov-17
Paul@thefort 16-Nov-17
GotBowAz 17-Nov-17
BOWUNTR 17-Nov-17
15-Nov-17
Male? Female? 3D? What was the effect?

From: sam
15-Nov-17
Can't imagine why it wouldn't work.

Steven Ward?

15-Nov-17
I named my decoy Shaniqua, cuz the bucks run from it likes its their baby momma :).. I'm not giving up on it though.. good luck in January, i'm headed there in December..

From: Paul@thefort
15-Nov-17

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I have killed 5 coues bucks in January, and some were buck grunted in and two were antlered rattled in. Never used a decoy.

16-Nov-17
The thing is, your average buck WT decoy, posing as a 2 year old midwestern deer (possibly slightly smaller body) is pretty big in the antler and body for a Coues. My buck decoy and all that I've seen are usually 100 inch 8 points. I really don't want to scare away a 90 inch Coues.

From: t-roy
16-Nov-17
A hacksaw could even the playing field some.

From: Paul@thefort
16-Nov-17

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typical Coues deer habitat
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
typical Coues deer habitat
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
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Two coues bucks but never in the same place twice it seems
Paul@thefort's embedded Photo
Two coues bucks but never in the same place twice it seems
It seems that in the areas of AZ that I have hunted, the Coues deer seem to be more of "free roamer" and is hard to pinpoint to a single area. Unlike a mid-western WT, who visits crop fields where there is a change to pattern the deer and then set up a decoy, I do not see using a stationary decoy for Coues as much of an advantage. Maybe the use of an attached Ultimate Preditor WT Decoy on the bow might produce better results. my best, Paul

From: GotBowAz
17-Nov-17
I have used the whitetail Ultimate predator decoy on my bow with favorable results. I think it would help if it was a Coues deer doe and not an eastern deer doe though. However I have had mature bucks come investigate the decoy on my bow. Paul is right, they tend to roam all over the place. It would be difficult to decoy them with a full body decoy.

From: BOWUNTR
17-Nov-17
More shit to carry... Ed F

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