This Hunter drove 2,500 miles to Rodeo, New Mexico from New York for Bow hunting season in the Chiricahua Mountains in Arizona.
In Arizona, all big game animals, including Coues whitetail deer are managed by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Arizona’s deer season begins on the first day of January, where several hunt units are open to archery hunting. The winter hunt is a great opportunity because it occurs during the heart of the Coues whitetail deer rut. Furthermore, temperatures are mild in the desert units, making it a great overall hunt.
The majority of Coues deer habitat is public land and is managed by the US Forest Service or the State Land Department.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department supports and promotes introducing children to the American tradition of hunting. It is important that the next generation learns how hunting plays a significant role in the conservation and management of wildlife. The Department offers a wide variety of juniors-only hunting and shooting programs. These programs are designed to get children in the field with a parent, guardian, or mentor who can focus completely on the child, and provide the guidance needed to teach the next generation of hunters and stewards how to be responsible and ethical conservationists.
This is the second deer hunter this season that will be going home with with a big smile. He is staying in Rodeo, New Mexico at Mountain Valley Lodge and RV Park.