Mexico

Stretching almost 2,500 miles from Tijuana in the North, to Cancun on the Caribbean Sea, Mexico is the third largest country in North America. It is blessed with a great variety of climate and terrain and a good infrastructure, allowing rapid travel to the most remote parts of the country. From the jungles of the Yucatan to the desert mountains of Sonora, Mexico is inhabited by a diverse variety of game species, many of which are in high demand by trophy hunters.

European settlers brought their hunting traditions to Mexico five hundred years ago. Consequently, hunting has played an important role in ranch life and in the psyche of the Mexican nation. As in Europe, most hunting nowadays is done on private ranches, where game is managed by professional gamekeepers and where guides follow age old traditions of scientific game management. The game is owned by the landowners, or by the government, in the case of national biosphere reserves, and the harvest quotas are set according to the principles of sound wildlife management.

Many of the native species of Mexico were over-hunted during the last century, but thankfully, most of these have now rebounded well, due to intensive, conservative management. Mexico is now the preferred destination for desert bighorn sheep and huge desert mule deer, as well as the only place in North America where the elusive brocket deer can be hunted. It also offers other unique species such as three subspecies of white-tailed deer, white-lipped peccary, ocellated turkey and other jungle fowl. It is also a favored waterfowl and white-winged dove shooting venue.

The Hunting Consortium offers hunts for all of the huntable native and introduced species of Mexico on more than 20 selected private ranches and biosphere reserves throughout the country. Some of these ranches are owned by clients of ours, who hunt Asia and Africa with us. Access to some of these ranches is exclusively reserved for our clients. Accommodations vary from luxury hotels to comfortable ranch houses, to tented jungle camps, depending on the location. Cuisine is excellent and guides are friendly and competent. In Mexico the hunting seasons run from February through May in the jungle and November through February in the mountainous central and northern zones.

Mexico also offers fantastic sport fishing on both the Pacific side and the Caribbean coast. In the warm waters of the Pacific and the Gulf of California, anglers test their gear and skill on marlin – black, blue and striped, as well as sailfish and dorado (dolphin). In prime time, June through August, it is often possible to land up to 35 fish per day, per boat. Experienced captains and huge numbers of pelagic game fish have made ports such as Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Zihautanejo internationally famous. On the Caribbean Coast huge numbers of Atlantic sailfish congregate in the spring – April through June, as well as other game fish such as wahoo and dorado making Illa Mujeres and Cozumel renown destinations for sport fishermen. Friendly Latin hospitality and a mild, warm climate make Mexico the perfect place for a sporting holiday when winter grips the northern latitudes.

Species List:

  • Cougar or Mountain Lion
  • Continental Black Bear
  • Bobcat
  • North Baja desert bighorn sheep (currently protected)
  • South Baja Desert Bighorn Sheep
  • Mexican Desert Bighorn Sheep
  • Desert Mule Deer
  • Mexican White-tailed Deer
  • Texas White-tailed Deer
  • Central American White-tailed Deer
  • Coues White-tailed Deer
  • Red Brocket Deer
  • Gray-brown Brocket Deer
  • Collared Peccary
  • White-lipped Peccary
  • Jaguar (currently protected)

Wingshooting:

  • Ocellated Wild Turkey
  • Rio Grande Wild Turkey
  • Gould’s Wild Turkey
  • Great Curasaw
  • Crested Guan
  • Dove
  • Pigeon
  • Geese
  • Ducks
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