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Chasing the Bighorn sheep in the Sonoran desert of Mexico is a true adventure. The terrain is steep and made up of sand paper like rock that crumbles beneath your feet. Unlike the other 3 North American sheep these dark horned rams can be found anywhere from the flats foraging on the abundant feed, to the mountain tops of these beautiful coastal ranges. The Mexican culture tailored with the great hunting in Sonora will have you wanting to come back year after year, and is something every hunter should experience once in their lifetime. All of these desert sheep hunts are minimum 8 full hunting days. Longer trips for the sheep enthusiasts can be booked upon request. Hunters can expect to fly into Hermosillo airport the day before the hunt and depart the day after the hunt ends. This is a 1:2 (1 Hunter 2 Guides) fully guided 8 day hunt with options to add extra days. Everything is included in the hunt price. There are no trophy fees on sheep. This is a highly managed private ranch where only 6 hunters a year are able to take quality rams. Rams over 170" are taken every year.
- Species: Desert Sheep
- Average Classification: 160 - 178
- Shot Opportunity: 98
- Weapons: Rifle, Muzzleloader, Archery
- Hunt Catalog #: RB15258-01
- Tag Availability: Landowner Voucher
Largest ram taken on the ranch is 183" B&C. Opportunities for sheep over 170" B&C
Average shots are 300-500 yards. Hunter will take shots prone with a rest or bipod.
February 05, 2021 - March 15, 2024
- Price: $65,000.00
Everything included in the hunt price. No trophy fees for coues or sheep upon kill. *Only thing not included in hunt price is expediting of trophies and shipment of meat (if desired to take home). Mexico Desert Sheep Season Dates 2020/21: February: 9-16, 18-25, 27-5 March: 7-14, 16-23
Options to add a coues deer to the hunt.
Hermosillo, Mexico, Mexico
Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.
All of our Desert sheep hunting is done within the state of Sonora, Mexico. The area covers a vast portion of the western coastline of Sonora along the Sea of Cortez. It consists of many low elevation ranges and remote road systems, making the physical aspect of the hunt less strenuous than most North American sheep hunts. The mountain ranges that parallel the Sea of Cortez consist of vast and sharply etched desert peaks that can look intimidating to the untrained eye. Typically a hunting day will consist of hiking with your guides glassing from vantage points. Desert Rams, especially free range, can be very difficult to spot and patience is a virtue while searching for a mature desert sheep. Rams can be found alone and occasionally in larger bands of 5 or more. The average day glassing for sheep a hunter can see an average of 10-20+ between rams, ewes, and lambs. Hunter will be hunting on all private land on a ranch of 30,000 acres. All sheep are free-range, on this spot and stalk hunts.
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Cabin/Lodge?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
Comfortable and clean cabins available for this hunt. Running water and electricity.
- Menu & Food: Full Kitchen?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
Mexican style cuisine will be provided during your hunt. Private chef is hired and 5 star meals are provided in camp.
- Physical Conditions: Moderate Hiking?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
Hunter can expect to hike 1-3 miles a day on this hunt. Terrain can be quite steep and rocky. There is a good road system on the ranch, but hunter will need to hike to good vantage points as this is a free range spot and stalk hunt.
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
All flights will need to be booked with Hermosillo, Mexico as your final destination. Due to the laws pertaining to firearms in Mexico, hunters bringing their rifles will need to fly direct from Phoenix to Hermosillo with no connections anywhere in Mexico. Hermosillo is where your rifle permit will be located upon entry into the country. Upon your arrival you will need to check your rifle, outfitter will handle all gun permits prior to your arrival along with notifying Mexico customs of your necessary permits. Once you've cleared security, the outfitter will meet with you, the time of arrival will determine whether you depart for camp immediately or commence first thing the following morning.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
Desert sheep hunting is not as strenuous compared to the other 3 North American sheep, although outfitters do ask that hunters come prepared to hike. As a desert sheep hunting outfitter, they prefer a hunter that is capable of longer shots and able to hike a reasonable amount. All of the sheep in ths territory are native to the area and completely free range, the biggest indicator is the dark horns.
What Outfitter Provides
- Field Transportation
What to Bring
- Rifle with 40 rounds of ammunition
- Binoculars & Rangefinder
- Light to moderate weather hunting clothing-layering system recommended
- Comfortable and durable hiking boots
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