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Coues with Longbow/Recurve
Lets see some pics of coues killed with traditional gear! I went to AZ last year, did not harvest but had a great time and will be back. In the meantime, I switched to a longbow from compound. I'm thinking a coues with that equipment is a hell of an accomplishment. Would love to see some success pics and hear a little about how close you got, spot and stalk or tree, stuff like that. Thanks!
In 2017, I shot my lil cous at 25 yards, completely by accident. I didn't know he was there as I was headed to a saddle to intercept some mule deer that was coming up the hill. He walked out from under a tree when I saw him. The guys from Arizona Archery kept giving me a hard till when I'd go in, but when I showed up with the horns and pictures, they acted like I was a God. Because I wasn't wearing the camo I was supposed to, shooting the bow I was supposed to, I never posted or shared pictures. It's a tough hunt, averaged over 13 miles a trip, 4 miles into my first glassing point. Toughest hunt I've ever done, but the mulies and cous I chased was well worth it. Those guys from Arizona couldn't believe I was trying to kill desert deer with a stickbow, would shake their heads, but offer me spots to try. When they heard I killed one, they blew up my phone.
Thats awesome Anthony! I'm thinking it's a helluva hunt no doubt. Congrats!
Yeah he’ll of an accomplishment for sure...I’m excited to see pics too
This is where it started. I’m 17 here
This is where it started. I’m 17 here
Those are some incredible deer. Especially with a recurve.
I’ve taken 15 couse with my recurve. From 1 doe, 2 forks, 2 in the 70”, 3 in the 80”, 5 in the 90”, 2 over 100”
Thanks I love couse hunting
Those are some great deer whipranger. Defiantly on my bucket list.
Holy smokes... that's a super incredible feat whipranger. I'm in awe... Ed F
He learned from one of the best hunters alive...
Whipranger that is an impressive string of Coues bucks. Were they spot and stalk or another method?
WHIP! You da man! Thanks for posting. Super impressive. You've killed some big ones too. I'm incredibly encouraged. It's possible to have some success. I won't just be making a 23 hour drive to walk my bow.....although, to be in AZ in Jan walking a bow beats pushing snow in MT!
Holy cow Whip! Those are some incredible bucks!
Very very impressive! I'm also curious if you spot and stalk or ambush?
I’ve taken couse every way possible I think. I’ve hunted waterholes, trails, stalked them, called them, rattled them, and even just walked up on them on the way to a stand or looking for a new stand. ALWAYS BE READY!!!
Theres gotta be a few more guys on this site that have accomplished this......post em up!
Ive seen a few deer like that with the big white tail wavin at me as they disappear into the AZ desert. That is very impressive. If you ever need a scherpa give me a call.
Wow. I really thought there would be a few more guys with stories/pics. Whip you're in a world of your own.
Whip....I am very impressed by your kills, and also, the consistency of pretty much the same bow over the course of several seasons...looks like a Cascade?
Wow Paul, That is something I would really like to do with my longbow. Thanks for some motivation.
whipranger those are some awesome bucks! Congrats!
Thanks everyone I was hoping to see more traditional couse also. Come on guys there’s gotta be some out there.
Still no one else?? Paul you oughtta write a book or something. I knew it was hard but didn’t see this coming. There’s a lotta killers on this site. Thought there would be a few more posted up. Maybe I’ll have to put this on the LW and see who surfaces.
I’m wondering if this isn’t the ultimate stickbow challenge?? Sure seems to be.
Don’t have any electronic pictures. Have taken a few with my longbow. Love hunting Coues.
Tavis, if you don’t have pics than it didn’t happen:)
Just kidding man. That’s awesome! Congrats on a helluva archery feat. You’re one of the few.
I’m impressed as heck. I hunted them once a few years ago and to stalk and kill with a stickbow is as tough as it gets. I’ll be back in January to try again.
I’ve hunted and guided a lot of different game and believe that a coues with any kinda bow is the most challenging hunt there is.