Gould’s turkey hunting in the USA can be as affordable as under $500. Hunting in Mexico starts at about $2,000 for semi-guided trips, and can go all the way up to $3,000 for hunts on top private lands.
Tags, Licenses and Rules
Arizona Gould’s turkey hunting requires drawing a tag. Hunting in Mexico requires access to private land, and separate paperwork; both are usually arranged by the outfitter. All regular rules of turkey hunting apply. Most hunts have the one bird limit, with a second gobbler available for extra charge.February 1, 2018 One Shot, One Memorable Experience in Kansas Turkey Hunting with a Vintage Shotgun
When to hunt Gould S Turkey?
The season in Mexico is generous, and can start as early as March 1, especially on private lands, but many experts believe the best time to hunt is mid-April to May.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (6)
Mexican outfitters typically hunt Gould’s turkey from ground or elevated blinds set in areas which birds are known to frequent. When a gobbler appears nearby, the guide uses the call to get it in range. When the stubborn bird goes away instead, the hunter and the guide may try to intercept it, and call from an improvised blind.
Why hunt Gould S Turkey? All hunts (6)
The Gould’s turkey is the largest turkey in America in terms of body size, with legs and feet. With long central tail feathers, white-tipped and sometimes separated, and thus resembling eyelashes, Gould’s turkey “fan” stands out among other turkey trophies. Not many American turkey hunters, however, can boast of this trophy. Gould’s turkey hunting is a rare achievement and a unique experience but, between access to private land and tons of paperwork required to legally enter the trophy into the country, is nearly impossible without an outfitter.
Gould's Turkey Hunt Mexico
All hunts are fair chase and conducted with a 1x1 guide to hunter ratio. We use 4x4 vehicles (2 hunters per vehicle) or horses to access the hunt areas, then we hunt the arroyos and hillsides on foot. Our success rate on Goulds hunts over the past four years has been 100%. Spring turkey season runs from April 15 to May 28. The peak of the mating season generally occurs around the 30th of April. Spring temperatures range from 90 to 40 degrees with a chance of wind and/or showers. Our Goulds Turkey hunts are 4 days, excluding travel.
Trip duration: 4 days
Trip available on: 15 April 2019 28 May 2019
Fully Guided 1 on 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
Trip available on: 5 April 2020 31 May 2020
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
Trip available on: 13 March 2019 27 May 2019
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