This outfitter’s clients are his best advertising. They report seeing 3 to 5 Coues bucks daily, and often seeing 20 to 35 deer or more during the course of their hunt. They report excellent food (most say they gain weight); very good guides, excellent deer sizes and very good numbers of Coues deer.
Here are a couple of quotes:
“Would do this hunt again in a heartbeat”- CF.
“Will cherish this hunt for a lifetime” –JW
“Excellent food, lodging, guides and equipment. Felt very safe. All papers in order –easy border crossing” TP
2014: This is the gilahunter, I and my brother and best buddies had a chance to hunt with him and his crew this year, What a Blast! If you love to hunt good Coues deer, this is the place for you, Good numbers of deer, beautiful (and rough) country, the lodging nice and the food was out of this world! The guides were very knowledgeable and hard working. Outfitter had all the necessary paperwork in order, he knew the authorities, we had no problems on the border or in the interior of Mexico. For a great time and great hunting consider these guys, and we are already booked again for next year!
EXPECTATIONS: Please expect cold weather in Dec/Jan. Snow is possible and sitting and glassing for long periods can be unbearable if you do not dress wisely. This is not a coastal area- you are in cold mountains, and had best be ready. Better too much clothing, then too little. Bring top notch binoculars of at least 10X40 power. Many clients bring 15 and even 20 power glasses, mounted on tripods as you will spend hours searching for these elusive deer. High quality glasses are mandatory to avoid major headaches. You may want to bring a good spotting scope too, although the outfitter does have them. We usually prefer to bring and use our own, as it also passes time when glassing. A sturdy bipod is a must, and shots range from point blank out to 500 yards, so know your zero and your ballistics and practice, and practice some more!
For 2015 he has added some additional property. Here is what he said to us:
“Butch. These are only few photos of the new 24,710 acres ranch will hunt on 2015-2016 hunting season. Will be the first time to hunt this ranch American Style. These are some of the good glassing and shooting points in the pictures. Remember, hunters can shoot Mountain Lion, Bobcat and Coyotes at no extra cost. When we finish early, we can do some Varmint calls and have some fun.”
Hunters must fly to El Paso International Airport in El Paso, Texas. You should arrive in El Paso one day before the outfitter transports you into Mexico. This helps insure your luggage and gun arrive! Anyone who travels a lot has likely had luggage arrive hours later. So it’s best to not chance it and arrive a day early. Also weather can delay flights as well. You will spend that night in El Paso and will leave early next morning. Hunters will rent a vehicle and then drive south-west to Columbus, N.M. (one hour), where the outfitter will meet you. You put all the stuff in his truck and he drives you into Mexico. You can leave the rented vehicle in a safe place in Columbus.
If you prefer – the outfitter will meet you at the airport in El Paso, spend that night there, and the outfitter for an extra $150 per hunter, will transport you round trip. We at BMOA prefer that method for our clients, and it gives you a chance to get acquainted with your outfitter during the ride.
The outfitter will secure all permits for crossing the border and he will be with you all the time – both into and out of Mexico and he will assist with US CUSTOMS. Of course you will need a passport and a Customs form 4457 for your firearm, which must be gotten well in advance of your trip. A simple visit to your nearest customs office, (bring along your gun)- and they inspect and sign off on the little 4X6 form. Keep it with your passport at all times. Id you have questions just call us, we are very familiar with the procedures.
There will be some simple paperwork to fill out to obtain permits etc. The outfitter supplies the forms and secures the permits.
Please expect cold weather in Dec/Jan. Snow is possible and sitting and glassing for long periods can be unbearable if you do not dress wisely. This is not a coastal area- you are in cold mountains, and had best be ready. Better too much clothing, then too little. Bring top notch binoculars of at least 10X40 power. You may want to bring a good spotting scope too, although they have them. We usually prefer to bring and use our own, as it also passes time when glassing. A sturdy bipod is a must, and shots range from point blank out to 400 yards, so know your zero and your ballistics and practice, and practice some more!
SPECIAL DEAL: ONCE YOU TAKE YOUR BUCK, THEY WILL DO VARMINT CALLING. You can shoot a mountain lion, a bobcat and coyotes or one javelin!!!
PRICING AND DATES:
Maximum of 4 hunters at a time.
COUES WHITETAIL DEER:
December/January (5 1/2 day hunt) Four hunter group Limit: One mature buck (second buck for an additional $2,500 if tags are available.
December/January (5 1/2 day hunt) Four hunter group
Limit: One mature buck
April/May (4 day hunt) Four hunter group
Limit: One Gobbler (second bird for an additional $1,000 if tags are available)
GEESE AND DOVES:
3 nights and 2 days, four hunter group
Lodging at four star hotel (www.hotelhacienda.com.mx) double ocupancy
30 geese daily limit per hunter (snow goose) Nov./March
60 doves daily limit per hunter, Oct./Feb.
Outfitter will assist you with the documents for BORDER CUSTOMS; & U.S.D.A. INSPECTIONS.
6 private ranches and 173,000 acres for mule deer; 100,000 acres for Coues.
Combo hunts available, but only in December.
I hunted for my first Coues with them this past year; it was an absolute Great Time! Outfitter and his crew were Outstanding and the deer hunting was Awesome, with a lot of opportunity to take a super trophy. I passed on several “shooter” bucks before taking a beautiful 10 point Coues. I look forward to booking again with them. Justin W – (Greenwood, AZ)
Have hunted now twice with them for Coues Deer. GREAT hunt, LOTS of deer to choose from. No issues going in or out, outfitter knows the ropes. I highly recommend them. Tom P – (El Paso, TX
TRAVEL WARNING IF FLYING AMERICAN AIRLINES!
IMPORTANT ADVICE: FOLKS: check early on your plane carrier’s rules for gun transport, ammo transport — and trophy transport.
A passenger who presents a firearm to be checked to an international destination must be in possession of all required import documentation for their international destination city and any international transit points. It is the responsibility of the passenger to acquire the required documentation from the applicable government entity prior to travel (usually a consulate or embassy). Firearms will not be accepted for transport if international import requirements have not been met. (NOTE: WE at Hunt nation will work with the outfitter to obtain your gun permits and hunting contracts. You must acquire your U.S. Customs Form 4457 yourself, by bringing your firearm to their offices pre-departure! It is not difficult, just a pain
NOTE: If you are traveling to Mexico on American Airlines (AA) flights operated by American Eagle, be aware that as of Jan 2017 you will be restricted to only one (1) checked bag unless you fly first class/business class. Apparently dozens of hunters flying to Sonora, Mexico, for a deer hunt have been ambushed with this restriction upon check-in. Some hunters managed to upgrade their flights on the spot to get the additional baggage allowance, while others had to reschedule flights to do so. Some hunters have had to leave bags and gear behind.
According to the American Airlines website the company enforces seasonal limitations on checked baggage to some destinations from November 19, 2016 – January 8, 2017. However, those restrictions are now year-round for American Eagle flights going to Mexico. The only exception currently is for first-class and business class tickets. No oversized or overweight bags either, no matter what class you fly. Also important to note is that you will not be able to travel with boxes, which is defined as “any container that isn’t normally used for transporting items for air travel; this includes plastic tubs, containers and coolers.”
Other airlines may have different rules- check with AeroMexico/Delta and United. There are others too. We do not book flights and keeping up with daily rule changes is beyond our capabilities, so just do your homework!!
If you are scheduled to hunt in Mexico and are traveling on an American Eagle flight, contact your travel agent immediately. You may need to try to cancel and switch airlines- or upgrade your flight and perhaps be forced to change your travel dates. AVOID changing arrival cities — because if your firearm permit says you must arrive in Hermosillo- then any arrival at a different Mexican city will subject you to possible arrest and weapons confiscation!! ALSO- Remember, if you are traveling with a firearm, your outfitter must meet you to help handle the clearing of your firearm