Arizona is home to the elusive gray ghost also known as the Coues deer - technically pronounced“cowz”. Wary, and expert at using cover, Coues deer rarely offer a standing shot once jumped and their popularity from a trophy hunter's standpoint is increasing. A mature 100” Coues is one of the most sought-after trophies in the western US. We offer a variety of Coues deer hunts throughout central and southern Arizona. Hunters can pursue the elusive gray ghost after successfully drawing a permit tag for a specific hunt, unit and season; or during any of the over-the-counter seasons (see OTC archery deer hunt description).Our goal at Shadow Valley Outfitters is to put you on older age class trophy quality bucks. We spend considerable time and money during the off-season locating bucks, patterning them, and watching them age to reach their potential. These bucks are then hunted using a variety of styles including spot and stalk and sitting a blind, tree stand or water depending on the season and hunt.We have some exceptional guides who produce trophy quality deer year after year. We offer 3 and 5-day hunt options for Coues but can build any hunt to fit your preference. Let Shadow Valley Outfitters help you on your next Coues adventure!
Pack-in hunts - One of the most effective ways to harvest that buck of a lifetime is through backpack style hunting. We offer pack-in style hunts for those who want the true experience. These hunts typically produce larger bucks but are more physically demanding. You and your guide will pack into an area, stay at a spike camp in either a tent or under the stars, and hunt from here. For fully outfitted hunts, your guide will pack water, food, and most camp supplies to the spike camp for you.