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Old 06-01-2009, 08:45 PM
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Re: Coues deer/Mule deer conundrum

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The ML hunt is before the peak of the rut yeah, but having bowhunted the areas in the past many times has shown me that the big boys are still out lookin for girls the last week in December which is when the hunt would be.

If I opt to go coues, it will be unit 22.
GET OUT OF MY BACK YARD
If you put in for the Oct hunt you should get drawn with your points
But with only 25 permits for that hunt, Good Luck.
Hey if nothing else, you will have another point
With lots of bonus points you may want to look at the 30's units.
I have never hunted down there but is to be the best trophy units.
If you have family or friends in 22 it is not a bad choice but again,
only 25 permits and if you are out of state only 10% will go to nonresidents.
Good luck on the draw.
I did put in for the Dec 22 hunt first choice and Oct 2nd but I live here
and have the time to scout.
Wonder if I know somewhere I might look for the Gray Ghost
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:02 PM
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Re: Coues deer/Mule deer conundrum

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GET OUT OF MY BACK YARD
If you put in for the Oct hunt you should get drawn with your points

I could draw the october hunt with my loyalty point and hunter ed points alone.

But with only 25 permits for that hunt, Good Luck.

According to the last two years of applicants with the max. points (first draw) I will have no problem drawing with the points I have this year. In 07 only 2 hunter applied with 7 points and in 08 again, only 2 hunters applied with 7 points which meens in both cases the hunters who applied with 7 points drew tags under the 20% rule and some of the applicants that had 6 points drew under the 20% max point rule. Now I wont tell you how many points I do have but I will say that it is more than 7 points! Sorry, I dont meen to invade your back yard. After all of the $$ I have donated to the state by loyaly applying and being unsuccessfull, and all the years I have bowhunted responsibly there, I deserve it!

Hey if nothing else, you will have another point
With lots of bonus points you may want to look at the 30's units.
I have never hunted down there but is to be the best trophy units.
If you have family or friends in 22 it is not a bad choice but again,
only 25 permits and if you are out of state only 10% will go to nonresidents.

The 10% cap only bothers me when I am NOT in the first max bonus point pass. Plus I am VERY familiar with 22 as I have bowhunted it regularly in the past as my cousin lives in Payson which is where I was born.

Good luck on the draw.
I did put in for the Dec 22 hunt first choice and Oct 2nd but I live here
and have the time to scout.
Wonder if I know somewhere I might look for the Gray Ghost

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Old 06-01-2009, 10:12 PM
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Re: Coues deer/Mule deer conundrum

gamehauler/michael- did you see the deer on the front cover of the regs?? i hunted 36 last year. long ways from flag though
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:44 PM
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gamehauler/michael- did you see the deer on the front cover of the regs?? i hunted 36 last year. long ways from flag though
Yes. It is truly a "stud" buck. I take it you know the gal who harvested it?????
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:07 AM
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Re: Coues deer/Mule deer conundrum

i wish i knew the family. i saw the buck ; then the gun then the girl. i got the regs 4 days before my trophy hunter magazine came. story is in there with professional quailty pics. 127 7/8 . while i am not a coues nutt i do like to hunt them . the pics will make your eyes bug out. i am guessing unit 23 the article does not say. a 175 pound archery bear next to the coues. i guess the gamand fish was not trying to totally mislead people
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:47 AM
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Re: Coues deer/Mule deer conundrum

Well Michael you have done your homework
and understand the AZ draw system well.
I hope you do draw the Dec tag as you do
deserve it from the sounds of it.
Thanks also for all the donated $ to AZGFD
That is not cheap for a non-res
Payson is also my home, I may even know your Cousin.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:18 AM
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Re: Coues deer/Mule deer conundrum

My cousin is Rex. He used to work for Ty Goodman at Goodman outfitters. He also owns RJC electric.

I will let you know if I draw out. You never know, there could always be an influx of applicants with 11 or 12 points!
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