Sonora Coues

We had a fantastic hunt in Sonora Mexico with Colburn & Scott Outfitters.

KUIU customer Brady Miller shot an absolute Giant buck with his bow.  Brady was awarded with this hunt when his trophy photo received the most votes during our KUIU Advertisement Contest last year.

The hunting was great, but as always, it was tough to find the big bucks. After glassing over 90 different bucks over the 7 days, I finally was able to connect on a very symmetrical 3×3 on the last morning.

If you never have had the opportunity to hunt Coues Deer in Mexico, you should put it on your short list. It is a really fun hunt, lots of action and a perfect time of year to hunt.

My hunt was filmed by Nate Simmons for Western Hunter TV, and will air this summer.  Nate was also able to catch Brendan Burns stalk and shot on a buck as well.

I hope you enjoy the photos and short essay below.

All photos were taken by Paul Bride, except for Brady’s trophy photo, which was self shot.




We flew into Tuscon where we met Jay, Darr and Dave and headed to Douglas where we would cross the border.

Crossing the border into Mexico is a bit of a process that requires advanced paper work for the your firearms and patience while you make your way through customs, the police and military. Jay and Darr took us through the entire process and made it easy and stressless.

We traveled south into Agua Prieta, where we grabbed a local lunch and headed south.

Jay lost a leaf spring just south of Agua Prieta

Jay called a local ranch owner who was able to fix the trailer for us and we were back in business.

We arrived at the ranch in the afternoon, which is 79 miles South of Douglas. We stayed in a very classic Mexican style ranch house.

We unpacked, arranged gear for the next morning, checked our rifles and made our plans for tomorrow morning’s hunt.

Nate filmed my hunt for Western Hunter Television. It will air this summer. Nate is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet!

We are hunting on a very large cattle ranch with elevations that range from 4,500 feet to 6,500 feet. Coues deer are small with a big buck weighing in at just over 100 pounds, with a light grey coat and the small stature they can be incredibly hard to see. We spent 8 hours a day behind optics. 15 power binoculars on a tripod are recommended.

 On day 3 Brady sat in a blind Darr set up on a waterhole. at 1:30pm this giant buck came straight into the water. Brady made a perfect shot on a Coues of a lifetime!

Nate Simmons, Jay Scott, Dave Losher and I.

Brendan Burns with a great buck he took on day 6.

I love the pressure of the last day. We had a lot of “B” roll for Western Hunter and had to have some “A”roll to make a show. Jay and I make a stalk on a great buck. 

Jay and Darr came through and found me the perfect buck on the last day.

32 comments to Sonora Coues

Leave a Reply




You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>