Mexico is well known across the world for its hunting traditions. It has first class Bighorn hunts in the prairies and great jungle deer trophies in the south. The wingshooting is good too: the ocellated turkey, dove and many waterfowl species are available.
November - March: Bighorn and Deer combo hunting.
December - January: Whitetail deer.
You need to arrive at the international airport of Mexico City and then take a domestic flight to Hermosillo, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Chihuahua – depending on the trophies chosen.
Mexico offers the classical hunting: spot-and-stalk and hunting from hides. 4x4 vehicles are used for transportation around the hunting grounds. Once a trophy animal is located, the stalk begins on foot.
All hunting ranchos provide high quality service and accommodation. A nice traditional house with en-suite double rooms is at your disposal. It has air conditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Professional cooks and waiters work at the ranchos.
Deer hunting in Mexico is organized in its mainland part: provinces of Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and Sonora state. Private hunting grounds and ranchos are used.
The Bighorn hunting takes place in mainland Mexico, in the El Plomito ranch, and also on the Carman Island in Baja California, across from Loreto city.
MEXICAN DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP
SOUTH BAJA DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP
Desert Mule Deer
Tiburon Island Mule deer
Baja Black-tailed Deer
Coues White-tailed deer or Arizona whitetail
Carmen Mountain White-tailed deer
Mexican Gulf Coast White-tailed deer
Mexican Central plateau White-tailed deer
Mexican Pacific coast White-tailed deer
Mexican Texanus White-tailed Deer
Central American White-tailed Deer or Tropical White-tailed Deer
Yucatan Gray-brown Brocket
Apart from hunting, Mexico is proud of its tourism possibilities. There are amazing world class beach resorts in the west and south of the country. Mexico can easily be considered for a family or romantic trip. There is also some great saltwater fishing available.
“The old bighorn will lead the hunter into the most beautiful country he’s ever seen. He’ll wear him out, give him buck fever, and break his heart; but if the hunter is the type that’s susceptible to sheep fever he’ll never be completely happy hunting anything else.” Jack O’Connor
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take my hunting rifle to Mexico?
Yes, you can, but a special permit has to be received. It takes up to 2-3 months to obtain, so please plan your trip accordingly. It is better to enter the country visa Mexico city if traveling with guns.
Can I combine hunting in the south and north of Mexico within one trip?
Yes, there is a short term in April, when hunting in the north (Bighorns and some of the deer species) and south (turkeys and brockets) is available.
Can I hunt American bison in Mexico?
Yes, you can get it in private hunting grounds. Those are fenced areas.
Is it possible to hunt Jaguar and other wild cats in the south of Mexico?
This type of hunt can be organized legally. However, the wild cats of Mexico are very elusive and their numbers are insufficient, making success rates very poor.
Do I need a visa to go to Mexico?
Nationals of most countries need a visa to visit Mexico.