Where to hunt Central American Agouti
Central American Agouti belongs to the family of big rodents common in Central and South America, and is one of the prized quarries for subsistence hunters there. Its range stretches from Columbia and Venezuela in the south to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, where some outfitters include Central American Agouti in their sport hunting packages.
Central American Agouti hunting involves a hunting expedition in the jungle of the Yucatan. It is the overall price of the expedition that forms the basic part of the cost. You will pay about $4,500 for a 7-day hunt. The price doesn't include shooting fees for animals, which in the case of Central American Agouti is $300.
When to hunt Central American Agouti?
Hunting in the Yucatan is conducted during the dry season, as in the wet season the mud roads present a big problem, while the animals are scattered around the jungle rather than concentrated over water sources. Bird hunters prefer the spring season, which runs from March till May, and big-game hunters the fall season, September to November, but for Central American Agouti it doesn’t really matter.
Local hunters usually hunt rodents like Central American Agouti by spotlighting, that is, lighting up animals at night with a powerful beam, and shooting them as they temporarily freeze in place. Sports hunters typically pursue these critters when the opportunity arises while a spot-and-stalk hunt, or hunting from a blind for species like Brocket Deer, the Yucatan White-Tailed Deer, etc.
Why hunt Central American Agouti?
The cradle of the Maya civilization, the Yucatan today is a wild and exotic place for a European, Canadian or American, full of big, brightly colored birds and small, secretive animals. Hunting has always been an important part of the Maya culture, both before Columbus and today. It is one of the rare opportunities in the modern world to walk in the shoes of the brave explorers of old, and bring back a few trophies as material reminders of the adventure.
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