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.
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Semi Guided 2 х 1 Goulds Turkey Hunt Mexico
We provide fully guided or semi-guided Gould's Turkey hunts in Sonora, Mexico in May during the peak of mating season. The ranches that we manage are located near Banamichi, Sonora approximately 4.5 hour drive from the border. The ranches are between 30 and 50 square miles in area. We limit the number of turkey hunters on each ranch to no more than 12 each year and we never hunt more than 6 hunters at one time. Gould's Turkey hunts are 3 days and 4 nights in duration. Rustic ranch house accommodations are provided with beds, bathroom, and a hot shower. Our staff will obtain your hunting licenses, tags, gun permits and US Customs & US Fish and Wildlife documentation to import your trophies back to the States. While hunting on the ranch we utilize and maintain off road vehicles including a Yamaha Rino, Honda Pioneer 1000, Polaris Ranger and a Jeep Wrangler. Rustic ranch house accommodations are provided with beds, bathroom, and a hot shower. Meals are traditional Mexican with lots of fresh made tortillas. Our staff will obtain your hunting licenses, tags, gun permits and US Customs & US Fish and Wildlife documentation to import your trophies back to the States. We require $1000 US deposit at time of booking, $1000 on September 1st and the balance 30 days before the hunt
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 30 Mar 2020 27 May 2020
3 Day Wild Hog Hunt Mexico
Day 1 Arrive around 1:00 pm to Ranch. First hunt session 4:00 pm to dark Dinner around 7:30 pm (hang around fire, have some drinks or play at game room, go to sleep) Day 2 Coffee and sweetbread at 6:30 am 2nd hunt session leave 7:00 am come back around 10:30 am (or whenever the hunter decides) Breakfast 10:45 am, after breakfast, take a nap, go around the ranch, horseback riding, Jeeping, skeet shooting, etc Lunch around 2:00 pm, 3rd hunt session leave 4:00 pm come back at dark, Dinner around 7:30 pm (hang around fire, have some drinks or play at game room, go to sleep) Day 3 Sweetbread coffee and hunt at 6:30 am hunt session leave at 7:00 am come back 10:00 am Breakfast around 10:30 leave to airport 11:00 am Hunting gear 4 tower blinds 2 ground blinds 6 feeders 6 hunting cameras Blind and feeders GPS map locations in each spot
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 1 Apr 2020 31 Jan 2021
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