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Arizona Guided Coues Deer Hunts

The Arizona Coues Deer Hunt is one of the most overlooked hunts in the west, with opportunities at trophy caliber bucks ranging from 90-105 B&C on average, with some bucks harvested exceeding 110+ B&C. Arizona Rifle Coues Deer Tags are not difficult to draw in AZ. The guided hunts begin the last week of October and run through the end of December. Let us help you obtain a tag through our application assistance program.

Guided Coues Deer Hunts Arizona

Early Season Coues Deer Hunting

Early season archery OTC coues deer hunts run from the end of August to mid-September every year. During this time of year we typically find coues deer bucks grouped together in bachelor groups of 3-5 bucks. Archery hunting methods for coues deer are either spot and stalk or sitting over water sources and salt licks where we have patterned big bucks using our Stealth Trail Cams. While spot and stalk hunting can be a little more exciting, sitting over water is extremely effective in this dry climate for those who are patient enough to sit and wait!

Late Season Coues Deer Hunting

Late season coues deer hunts in mid-December to the end of January take place during peak rut! During this time of year, bucks are no longer hanging out in bachelor groups and are focused on one thing - does. Late season rut hunting often brings more frequent buck sightings and can be a really good time to get a spot-and-stalk coues deer buck, and you can expect to make at least one stalk per day on a trophy-caliber buck. Of course, stationary hunting over water/salt is always an effective hunting method at any time of the year.

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What to Expect on Archery Coues Deer Hunts

Archery shots in out West tend to average around 50 yards. We find that most bow hunters these days are capable of making shots at this distance, and even further, but we highly recommend consistent practice at longer distances before your hunt to make sure you are ready when the moment of truth presents itself! No matter what, the Big Chino Outfitters guiding team will work with you to develop a hunting strategy that makes you most comfortable based on your skill set. We will put you on bucks consistently throughout your hunt!

Hunters Checklist


  • Airfare to Phoenix or Flagstaff
  • Ground shuttle from Phoenix to Prescott (book round trip) Groome Shuttle 928-442-1000
  • Rental Car or Transportation to Camp or designated Hunt Area


Bow - 2 dozen arrows - 6 practice arrows - hard case - soft case - bow harness – don’t forget your release!


Weapon - 2-3 Boxes of Ammunition- ML 20 Bullets Sabots - Pellets - Bullet Starter - seating Rod - Rifle Case both Hard and Soft.


  • Binoculars 15's recommended 12's or 10's minimum power
  • Spotting scope 20 x 60
  • Leopold - Swarovski
  • Tri Pod System with Pistol Grip and Panning Attachment
  • Range Finder
  • Bino Bivy



  • Consider lightweight GTX style with a supported arch 3⁄4” high
  • Han Wag Boots
  • Camp shoes/Tennis shoes/Crocs
  • Snow Packs, if snow is possible
  • 4 pairs of Merino wool socks “Darn Tough” or ”Han Wag” recommended

Personal Gear:

  • Sleeping bag lightweight 15-degree bag for late season and a lightweight pad
  • Camp clothes
  • Medications
  • Toiletries
  • Personal snacks
  • Adult beverages can be purchased upon arrival. Big Chino does not provide any alcoholic beverages for clients. Upon request, a beverage stop can be made on the way to camp.


  • 2 sets of sub layers
  • Lightweight for Early Season
  • Camo Patterns and Recommended Gear

      Late Season System Recommended Sub-Alpine Camo

  • 10021 - Core Merino Boxer
  • 10033 - Core Light Weight Long Sleeve
  • 10041 - Core Heavy Weight Bottom
  • 10040 - Core Heavy Weight Hoody
  • 50032 - Jetstream Jacket
  • 50113 - Timberline Pants
  • 3055 - Kelvin Active Jacket
  • 30053 - Kelvin Down Hoody
  • 30031 - Kelvin Lite Pants
  • 30044 - Kelvin Lite Vest
  • 50067 - Stormfront Jacket
  • 50068 - Stormfront Pant
  • 90189 - Stormfront Cap
  • 90077 - Blizzard Beanie
  • 90150 - Coldfront Glove
  • 90177 - Traverse Glove
  • 90023 - Stormfront Gaiter
  • 90164 - Stealth Belt or 90155 - Bomber Belt
  • 90096 - Core Heavy Weight Balaclava
  • 40054 - Bino Bivy 8x-10x
  • 40055 - Bivy 30 Pack
  • 50093 - Ballistic Vest and Beanie