Pope And Young Potential New World’s Record Non-Typical Coues Deer
January 31, 2017
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Pope And Young Potential New World’s Record Non-Typical Coues Deer

New World’s Record Non-Typical Coues deer taken by Arizona hunter

In December of 2015, Terry Edwards of San Carlos, Arizona, took an incredible non-typical Coues deer that may be the new Pope and Young Club Non-Typical World’s Record.

Edwards’ Coues deer has an initial entry score that could shatter the existing non-typical Coues deer world’s record. Its initial entry score of 141 5/8 is still subject to Panel Judging verification, which could change the final accepted score.

“My heart was racing and I could hear it beating loud in my ears,” Edwards said.

“My hunting partner Trevor Chapman shared many words of excitement as we followed the blood trail. I knew I had shot one of the biggest deer I had ever laid eyes on, but little did I know he would be a potential P&Y world’s record.

“I was just happy to fill my tag. The terrain was treacherous and thick with dense oak trees and waist-high brush.

“Any Coues deer hunter knows that such habitat is prime big buck country. After tracking the buck and finally being able to put my hands on this ghost-like creature, I felt a sense of accomplishment and pride.

“This moment put all my hunting efforts into perspective. This was why my father took me hunting since I was a kid; this was why he taught me all I know about hunting.

“It was through my father’s knowledge and character that I grew up loving the outdoors. I thank God and my father for blessing me with such an amazing animal—an animal of a lifetime.”

The Coues whitetail deer was named after the early naturalist, Elliot Coues (pronounced “cows”). Coues deer are a small subspecies of white-tailed deer found in Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico.

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