Having worked as an outfitter his entire life in the United States, and with 20+ years of hunting in Old Mexico, this outfitter knows what it takes to coordinate, manage, and operate a successful hunting operation down South.
This outfitter spends 5 to 6 months every year on their private ranches to improve the quality and level of expectations to be the best they can be. Many of the private ranches have been under their own management and feeding programs for years and you will NOT be hunting high-fenced deer. The outfitter has spent a lot of time finding the right ranches specifically for Coues Deer, and they are gaining more and more each year that goes by. With exclusive access to over 500,000 collective acres, hunters will have more country to hunt that time will allow.
Not all areas in Mexico produce trophy class bucks, but there are certain geographic locations that hold bucks with superior genetics, and this outfitter has it dialed in! As a general rule, coues deer inhabit the hills and mountain regions and on some ranches it's not common to see them in the valley floors. The deer densities on the ranches you will be hunting can vary depending on the location, and on some ranches the numbers will not be as high as others, but know that you will be hunting above average bucks and some of the lower density ranches consistently produce some of the largest bucks. Hunts are conducted via spot and stalk, high-rack vehicles, ground blinds and/or tree-stands, and it completely depends on the ranch and the clients preferences, weapon of selection, and physical capabilities.
All hunts are conducted on private ranches, legally registered with the state of Sonora for hunting, and tags are controlled. Ranch locations vary, and typically the travel-time from the US border is anywhere from 30 minutes to 5 hours. Lodging consists of comfortable ranch houses with running water, hot showers, bedrooms equipped with beds, dinning areas, and usually a common area surrounded by a fireplace to meet up after the days hunt and share stories. Expect authentic Mexican meals, and you will be well fed, so plan on eating! Meals will include beef, pork, chicken, chili's, soups, tortilla's, salsa, ham, bacon, sausage, chorizo, eggs, and always beans, rice, and/or and tortillas. All food and drinks are provided. Alcohol is not included but can be purchased along the way or upon request.
The season begins in the latter part of November and is open until the first part of February. This offers an opportunity to pursue bucks on the move looking for does in estrus, which increases deer activity, and bucks become more visible. They take advantage of the rut, however, they have been very successful taking high-scoring bucks during the pre-rut hunts in late November and December. So don't be afraid of hunting/booking early.