A couple of years ago, I bought an over-the-counter tag in Arizona. Hunting with a friend who knew the country well, we glassed and stalked public land south of Tucson. Prickly botanicals like prickly pear, saguaro cactus, mesquite and cholla were everywhere. Using large tripod-mounted 15x binoculars, we found the mouse-colored whitetails high in the desert hills. Eventually I stalked and arrowed a nice little 8-point. Coues deer are tiny compared to northern whitetails, mature bucks weigh about 100 pounds, and his little rack "only" scored about 85-inches. That's a solid buck considering 100-inchers are whoppers.