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.
Top hunts All hunts (46)
Pheasant Hunt 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 2020 7 Jan 2021
Gould's Turkey Hunt Mexico
Wild Turkey GOULD. We hunt the gobbler in the state of Aguascalientes, in the center of Mexico, inside of a protected area of 106,000 hectars (270,000 acres). The ranch has 334 hectares (825 acres) but the hunting is practiced in more than 5,000 hectares permitted in its government concession. A typical hunt for Goulds consists of seven individual outings. One on the first afternoon. Two on subsequent days (one in the morning, one in the afternoon). We hunt from comfortable blinds, either elevated or on the ground. At times, to get that reluctant trophy, going after him and set up a portable blind on the run. The guides are all expert callers and will call your GOULD into shooting range if you don't wanted to do it by yourself. We can accommodate all individual preferences. The overall itinerary is as follows: Sunday's afternoon --pick up at the Aguascalientes Airport and taken to the Hunting Lodge. Next morning, after 5:30 am breakfast we drive from the lodge to the mountains, ready to hunt. After lunch, we go on the next outing and we continue hunting until the final morning, if it'd be necessary. On the last afternoon we'll drive back to the hotel or directly to the airport for your trip back home.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 13 Mar 2020 27 May 2020
Whitewing Hunt 4 hunt sessions '20 Mexico
6 Hunting Sessions ((Dove Whitewing / 3 nights & 2 full days.) (Wed - Sun / Sun Wed). Due to its location close to the coast and its sub-tropical climate, the area where we are located boasts an impressive biodiversity allowing it to be one of the best places to hunt and fish in all of North America. Owner and Professional Guide, Cavi, has been hunting this area for his entire life and provides expertise in the area and the quarry that inhabits it. Cavi is also a certified shooting instructor both in the United States and Mexico and an official S.C.I measurer. The Laguna Madre that houses thousands migrating ducks and the huge nesting grounds for whitewing dove allow for the wingshooting to be not only Mexico's best but also North America's best.
Trip duration: 3 days
Hunting season: 1 Aug 2020 31 Oct 2020
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