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E62: Holy Coues! (Feat. Darren Choate of Western Whitetail Magazine On Glassing, Fitness, Species Diversity, and Hunting Deer In The Southwestern U.S.)

April 12, 2018

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Can you imagine killing a Whitetail at 10,000+ feet? Or the concept of glassing up a buck 5 miles away to pursue? These are the realities of Darren Choate, Editor and Creator of Western Whitetail Magazine. The Desert Southwest is more than Saguaro and Chiles. It's also about rutting bucks, public land, and challenging (but fun) hunts! Darren specializes in hunting Whitetail in the Mountainous Western U.S., particularly the Cous Deer of Arizona. He is chocked full of good info on where these "Grey Ghosts" of the desert like to abide. He Gave us some cool details and a ton of inspiration in this interview. We hope that you leave with the same.


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