World-Class Deer Hunting
Enjoy hunts for Sonora’s huge desert mule deer and the elusive Coues white-tailed deer in the high mountains
Desert Sheep Hunting
Mexico is the primary destination for hunters seeking a desert bighorn
Tradition and Food
Mexico has a long hunting tradition. Hunting camps are usually staffed with highly knowledgeable local guides and serve outstanding traditional Mexican food
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About hunting in Mexico
From the beautiful desert mountains of Sonora in the north to the exotic jungles of the Yucatan in the south, Mexico features a wide variety of habitats and game animals that attract hunters from around the world. Hunting in Mexico is conducted on both private ranches and government reserves, and wildlife has been generally well managed in recent years, resulting in healthy populations of the most desirable game animals. Mexico is perhaps best known for its huge desert mule deer, but it is also an excellent destination for desert bighorn sheep, white-tailed deer, Coues deer, mountain lions, and both white-lipped and collared peccary. Mexico’s jungles feature species that can be hunted nowhere else in North America, including the red and gray-brown brocket deer and the ocellated turkey. Hunters also flock to Mexico to take advantage of its outstanding wing shooting for doves and many species of waterfowl.
What you need to know
1. Planning your trip
2. Upon arrival
4. After the hunt
Planning your trip
Visas and Firearms
Citizens of the USA, Canada, Japan, the UK, and the EU are not required to obtain a Mexican visa for a tourist visit. If you are bringing your own firearms to Mexico, a permit from the Secretary of National Defense is required, and this must be arranged well in advance with the help of your outfitter. Double check that all serial numbers and other information are correct, or you could be in for problems at the border.
When you arrive in Mexico you should be met by your outfitter’s liaison who will assist you in clearing your firearms. It’s crucial that the gun permit and other paperwork is in order. Keep the gun permit with you at all times. Allow plenty of time to get to your hunting area, as driving after dark in Mexico is not recommended.
Deer and sheep hunts are generally conducted by spot-and-stalk, although sometimes vehicles are used, especially during deer hunts. Hunts in the desert generally takes place during the winter months and temperatures can swing widely from very cold mornings and evenings to midday heat. Coues deer hunts require long periods of glassing and high-quality optics are crucial.
After the hunt
It's usually possible to take capes and horns with you if they are properly cleaned and dried. Check with your outfitter for the current rules, and ensure you are carrying the proper licenses and permits on your person.
Gould Turkey Hunt 2 Bird Mexico '22 Mexico
Consider this your personal invitation to come hunt with us in Mexico. Our goal is to provide you and your hunting party with an incredible hunt, unbeatable service and accommodation and unforgettable memories. We're confident once you experience our hospitality and hunting that you will want to come back time and time again. This is a 5 day hunt with 3 full days of hunting.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 1 Apr 2022 31 May 2022
5 Day Mule Deer Hunt 2022-2023 Mexico
We offer first class Trophy Mule Deer & Desert Big Horn Hunts in our 8,700 acres of pristine Chihuahua desert. Our land is handled with great care and proper management along with minimal hunt pressure to ensure the quality of our animals stays consistent each year. Our unique mix of desert flats and rocky hills gives us a great view of the country and an exhilarating memorable hunting experience. We are constantly working to give you the very best experience during your stay. We are a family run operation, our crew will greet you with a warming smile and make you feel right at home. Together we make sure you have a memorable experience in our lodging accommodations where you will be comfortable and relaxed. We offer top quality Mule Deer and Desert Bighorn Sheep trophys. Our 8,700 acres of pristine desert are located in Satevo, Chihuahua. We take pride in our work and handle our land with great care and proper management to ensure that the quality of our animals stays consistent each year. Our unique mix of desert flats and rocky hills gives us a great view of the country and an exhilarating memorable hunting experience. Family is our foundation, we want you to feel right at home on your stay at the ranch. We invite you, your family and friends to come and share this adventure with us, we will make sure you leave with a big smile. This hunt is for a Mule Deer up to 170" SCI. Trophy fee's are as follows for larger bucks; 171-185" SCI - $3,000 186-200" SCI - $7,000 No additional fee for bucks over 200" SCI Non-hunters are welcome to come along for a fee of $200 per night. Additional hunting days are available for $300 per day.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 15 Nov 2022 31 Jan 2023
Pheasant Hunt '21 Mexico
Two hunts, morning pheasant shoot and afternoon dove shot (our most commonly booked are two day hunts ) Local Guide Bird boy service Overnight stay All meals and beverages (alcohol not included, must bring your own) Licence Gun use * Additional shells can be purchased for $18 per box * Gratuity not included
Trip duration: 1 - 2 days
Hunting season: 16 Oct 2021 7 Jan 2022
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