DIY Mexico Coues Deer HuntsJanuary 21 - 28, 2023
Our DIY Hunts will all hunt the same week of January*. We'll meet in Benson, Arizona at 6:30 am the morning we cross the border. We'll cross together. We'll check rifles in with the Mexican authorities as a group. We'll travel from the border to the ranches as a caravan group.
Most of the ranches we'll be hunting are adjacent, or relatively close to one another. So we'll be in contact with each other.
Throughout the week, Chase, Jay, and Josh will be traveling from ranch to ranch, spending a day or so hunting with, and filming each group. And at the end of the week, we'll all travel to and cross back into the U.S. as a group.
But as you would expect with a DIY Hunt, you'll be responsible for finding and hunting your own target animals, and prepping trophies for import to the U.S. You'll provide your own transportation to and from the ranch. And you'll be responsible for the cost of your food.
*If the dates and details don't work out for you, let us know and we'll find a way to get you to the ranch more on your own.
We've hunted dozens of ranches in Sonora every January for the last 8 years. We have relationships with the landowners, the Mexican guides, cooks, and even some of the agents at the border. These relationships help trips run smoothly and ensure you get back across the border with your head and cape.
Frequently Asked Questions
You arrive in Arizona one day early. And instead of getting a room in Benson or Tucson the night before the hunt, we're going to put you up at the Shi-ka-shi Training Complex in St. David, AZ.
You'll spend that Friday in a shooting course taught by Matt Cutlip and Owen Lonsdale. The course is designed to increase hunter confidence on long(er) range shots. It teaches you to understand the forces that alter your point of impact, how to build shooting positions in uncertain terrain, and how to control your body to make good shots at the distances you're likely to find Coues deer in.