"This was a wonderful all-around hunting experience. Accommodations/food were excellent. My guide went out of his way to share his extensive experience with me as well as guide me. His tracking abilities were phenomenal. I saw plenty of does every day and harvested a nice wide-racked buck well above the P & Y minimum on the second day. Thanks, Steve, to you and your staff."

Michael Johnson


"My wife and I have traveled many times to hunt, both internationally and within North America. This hunt was a highlight in our hunting experience. My wife, who had never hunted herself before, made this her first effort. Wards made this a great experience for her and for me. We both took nice trophies. Her deer was a great first archery deer. Mine a good P&Y buck. As long as "Sasquatch, Garrett" is in camp everyone will be having a great time."

Larry Mullins


"Steven Ward and his guides know Coues deer. I was amazed at the number of big deer we were seeing each day. It was very evident that these guys put in the time scouting and know their areas extremely well. The accommodations were fantastic and the food was great. These guys are fun, they love to hunt, and will do everything in their power to get hunters on deer. I would highly recommend this hunt to anyone wanting a Coues deer. I will hunt with Wards Outfitters again!"

Adam Cramer


"I actually hunted with Steven in September '08, and despite the fact that I did not kill a deer, it was still one of the most enjoyable hunts I have ever been on. We were on deer every day, and I could not believe how many really big bucks we were seeing. I went back in January and ended up killing a small buck on the last day. The big bucks were around, I just wasn't in the right blind at the right time. Steven is a great guy and will do everything in his power to get you a deer.

I would also like to comment more on the lodging. The bed and breakfast that they use is extremely nice. The couple that run it are not only very nice, but she is an absolutely incredible cook. This would be a great place to take a non-hunting spouse."

Mike Wilson


"Steven, his brother Rodney and Dad-Dennis are a serious bowhunting family with many years experience. They know their areas well and will hunt you by spot/stalk, waterholes, treestands, rattling-whatever it takes to get you an opportunity. I was very fortunate to harvest a 93 inch 8pt Coues Deer and 72 lb. live weight Javelina. I would hunt with the Ward's anytime. January in the Arizona desert is a wonderful experience."

Greg White


"I have hunted with Ward's Outfitters for Coues deer three(3) times

in the past and have signed up for another hunt in January, 2008. Each time I have taken a buck - difficult to do as a bowhunter with Coues deer - I have found Steven to be great to deal with, he is in a game rich area, he understands bowhunters because he is one himself, the accommodations are good - and he puts me on the animals that I am interested in. I could not ask for more from an outfitter - and will continue to hunt with him and his guides."

Richard A. Smith

Minnesota Bowhunter - 35 Years


My hunt with Wards Outfitters was one of those I replay in my mind over and over. The number and quality of animals was outstanding and you could not find a better more dedicated group of guides. I can’t wait to go back and try to top my 92” Coues Buck.

Ryan Baker


"It's not very often you find good quality bow hunting outfitters. I would have to say that Ward's Outfitters ranks among the best. I have hunted with Steven twice now and have harvested Coues deer both hunts. I will be back to hunt with them again I guarantee that.


Having hunted multiple states with many outfitters there's a reason I returned to Wards. Quality & quantity of bucks is unreal. Two deer in two trips and one was in my lap at 8 steps. A great hunt with great people.

Brad Pritz

I wanted to email you and thank you and your guides for an outstanding archery experience!  Being a noted outdoor archer and writer, I have hunted all over North America.  I wanted to acknowledge the fact that your operation is first class - from A-Z!

While I was hunting Coues deer with you, I kept track of the number of the deer I saw.  At the end of the hunt, I was surprised when I added up all the numbers.  Five days in the field and I saw 21 bucks and 82 does/fawns.  You worked with me to ensure that I had an enjoyable and successful experience. 
I understand that nearly all of your bow hunters, regardless if they are traditional, recurve, or compound hunters, have been highly successful with your operation over the years.  I was extremely impressed with the knowledge of your guides and their willingness to help me be successful.  It almost seemed that they were the ones with the bow.

Equally pleasing were your accommodations and meals.  Please plan to save my son and I (Reed, 12 years old) a hunt for the upcoming season.

Thank you again and please extend my thanks and appreciation to your guides and your family for my past Arizona Coues Deer Hunt!

Best regards and continued success!


"I hunted several years ago with Steven Ward on an Arizona December coues whitetail deer hunt and was very pleased with his performance.  I shot a 101 inch buck that Steven glassed up on the second afternoon of the hunt.

Steven knows how to hunt hard and has a knack for locating big bucks.  He more than met my expectations and I would hunt with him again in a heart beat!  He's the real deal, just look at his track record.  I would strongly recommend his services."

Tim Maddock
Prescott, Arizona

Had an excellent time, and am looking forward to doing this every year!

Dan Troy

Thanks for a great hunt, and one of the best spot and stalk hunts I've been on.

Hank Parker Jr.

If you are looking for that hunt of a life time give ward's outfitters a call I hunted elk in az with them and in 7 days I had six shots at trophy bulls, I harvested a 326 bull on the 8th day what a awesome group of guys.



Thanks for the perfect hunt I know the weather could have been better but one can't argue with passing 13 different bulls to harvest that once in a life time animal. his final net score was 356 2/8"s

Thanks Again


I had a great time with Wards Outfitters, Steven did a great job getting us on game!

I would recommend his outfitting service to anyone who wanted to have a great hunt and see some great country.

Daniel Young

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