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Heading to Sonora Mexico in January
Heading to Sonora Mexico in January for Coues deer. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Traveling from Pennsylvania so any travel advice will be advantageous . Also weather down there for what to pack. Thanks for your thoughts
Make sure you aim low on the deer there very jumpy little critters. Have fun and post pictures.
Have fun and post a story!
Be prepared for any and all weather conditions. Never seen slush fall out of the sky like I did down there, and I am from SD. Froze me ass off cold and wet at high elevations. Best hunting adventure I have been on.
Your mornings will be cool-often times in low 40's /high 30's but will warm quickly when sun rises to 70-80's. If your sitting in blind you just need to bundle up early am. The coues generally are not that active until sun starts to warm things so no need to be sitting in the dark in early morning. As for travel - I recommend flying to Phoenix stay overnight then fly to Hermosillo next morning. Not sure which airlines go down there now -I've flown Aero Mexico several times. The Coues deer is a magnificent animal- they don't look that small until you have one laying on ground at your feet then you can truly see how small they are. Aim for heart shot-if they drop a little you will spine them most likely. Good luck.
Suggest getting some Peso's in cash so you don't have to use your credit card for small purchases at vendors in the Hermosillo airport or anywhere in Sonora. A vendor in the airport pirated my card info this past February.
Agree with the above on aiming low on a watering Coues Deer. I check the range then subtract 5 to 10 yards.
I think Greg covered it pretty well above me. I did the flight to Phoenix stayed the night there then to Hermosillo the next day. It was fine. The Mexican immigration/customs was a bit of a cluster, patience is a must.
I really enjoyed the hunt, cool mornings, and warm afternoons. Great weather all around for our hunt. I didn’t find them all that jumpy on the ranch we hunted. Aim low, but certainly not below them. I don’t think either I killed moved at all. I even called/stalked one to 40 and found it reasonably easy, didn’t get a shot, but could have with a little different luck.
They are cool critters and I really enjoyed Sonora. Would like to go back in the next few years and January is a great month to go!
Jim- congrats - that looks like a TinaMarie photo. Did you hunt with Arrow 5?
HaHahahahah, spot on. Have you had your pic taken on the same hill? I have 2 on that spot, she is kinda particular about it.
Good luck Chip. My wife and I are headed that way this coming January. Will be hunting Coues’ deer with Wards Outfitting. Flying from Chicago to Phoenix. Plan on spending a couple days there sight seeing and visiting relatives. Then flying to Hermosillo. Never hunted down there, but planning on bringing warm clothes for cool mornings.