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35 hunts
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29 animals
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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.


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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Gould Turkey Hunt 1 Bird Mexico

Gould Turkey Hunt 1 Bird Mexico Mexico

Consider this your personal invitation to come hunt with us in Mexico. Our goal at HR BIG GAME Outfitters 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

Trip available on: 1 April 2020 31 May 2020

$1,800 for 1 hunter
Red Sheep Hunt

Red Sheep 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

$4,000 for 1 hunter
Gould's Turkey Hunt

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

$2,100 for 1 hunter

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