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Why Mexico

Hunting in Mexico: World-Class Deer Hunting

World-Class Deer Hunting

Enjoy hunts for Sonora’s huge desert mule deer and the elusive Coues white-tailed deer in the high mountains

Hunting in Mexico: Desert Sheep Hunting

Desert Sheep Hunting

Mexico is the primary destination for hunters seeking a desert bighorn

Hunting in Mexico: Tradition and Food

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

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
  • 3. Hunting
  • 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.

Upon arrival

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.

Hunting

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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Goulds Turkey Hunt

Goulds Turkey Hunt Mexico

Hunting Gould’s Turkey in central Mexico with knowledeable guides, safe and private +8,000 acre land. includes delicious meals, a prepared team on your service. accommodations at the beautiful lodge cabin with all comforts needed.

Trip duration: 3 days

Trip available on: 30 March 2019 30 May 2019

$1,200 for 1 hunter
Blackbuck Antelope Hunt

Blackbuck Antelope Hunt Mexico

Day 1 -Arrive around 2:00 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, 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 -Same as day 2 Day 4 -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 NOTE These days are a perfect time to hunt from 2 or 3 trophies, if you wish to hunt more species, you can extend your stay. NOT INCLUDED: Rifle Rent $ 50 USD / day, includes 5 shots, additional shot $ 4 usd Suggested tips from 5% to 10% Accompanying cost $ 80 USD / day INCLUDES: 3 days of hunting / 2 nights of lodging Transportation from San Luis Potosí airport Accommodation / Food and non-alcoholic beverages Trophy Shootout Under 8 years old (1 for each hunter) If you wish, we can advise a Taxidermist to pack your trophies or recommend you with an experience export agent to coordinate the export with the importer that you choose in your country.

Trip duration: 3 days

Trip available on: 1 January 2019 31 December 2019

$1,900 for 1 hunter
Fully Guided 1 on 1 Coues Deer Hunt

Fully Guided 1 on 1 Coues Deer Hunt Mexico

We provide fully guided or semi-guided whitetail hunts in Sonora, Mexico both in December and January during the rut. You just need to arrive in Tucson, Arizona, and we will drive you from there to the ranches in Mexico. The ranches that we manage are located near Banamichi, Sonora, an easy 4.5 hour drive from the border. The ranches are between 30 and 50 square miles in area. We limit the number of deer hunters on each ranch to no more than 12 each year and we never hunt more than 6 hunters at one time. Whitetail hunts are 5 days and 6 nights in duration. In addition to rifle hunts we routinely accommodate archery hunters utilizing ground blinds that we stage prior to your arrival. Horses are also available for those wishing to hunt by horseback. Unlimited varmint hunting for coyote, grey fox, and bobcat is also available at no additional cost. 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. While hunting on the ranch we utilize and maintain off road vehicles including a Yamaha and Honda side by sides. 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: 1 December 2018 31 January 2020

$4,400 for 1 hunter
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