Wednesday, December 6, 2006
Coues Deer - Odocoileus virginianus cousei
Found in the deserts of the American southwest and Mexico, the Coues deer is a shy, diminutive subspecies of the whitetail deer. It takes a great deal of perseverance to hunt Coues deer. Coues deer hunting requires hiking through thorns, rocks and cactus in extreme temperatures at both ends of the thermometer while glassing for an almost invisible little gray-coated whitetail. The Coues deer happily makes its home in rugged desert uplands at elevations of about 3,000 to 8,000 feet. You might find the Coues deer in a shadow cast by rock, cactus or juniper. A big Coues buck is tiny, at 100 to 125 pounds, but there is no bigger trophy in North America than the Coues deer buck.
posted at 3:20 PM