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24 hunting trips from 8 outfitters starting from $400

24 hunts
$400 starting from
22 animals
2,628km to the nearest trip

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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DIY Coues Deer Hunt (unguided)

DIY Coues Deer Hunt (unguided) Mexico

We provide fully guided or semi-guided whitetail hunts in Sonora, Mexico both in December and January during the rut. 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. This is an unguided (do-it-yourself) whitetail hunt for the more experienced hunter. A ranch representative will meet you at the Nogales border with your hunting license, tag and gun permit. You will be provided access to the ranch house but the hunter will be responsible for their own meals and transportation on the ranch. This arrangement provides nearly unlimited ranch access during the entire hunting season. Rustic ranch house accommodations are provided with beds, bathroom, and a hot shower. We also have fully guided and semi guided hunts. A ranch representative will meet you at the Nogales border with your hunting license, tag and gun permit. You will be provided access to the ranch house but the hunter will be responsible for their own meals and transportation on the ranch. This arrangement provides nearly unlimited ranch access during the entire hunting season.

Trip duration: 5 days

Trip available on: 1 December 2018 4 February 2019

$2,700 for 1 hunter
Fully Guided 1 on 1 Goulds Turkey Hunt

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: 30 March 2018 27 May 2019

$2,900 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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