Mexico Hunting Tourism

March 1, 2014 by
Categories: Activities

Mexico is also a great place to go hunting

Mexico is not only one of the best places to visit for sun, sand, and surf vacations, it also has many excellent opportunities for tourist sport hunters. Licensed seasonal sport hunting in Mexico is regulated by the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT). SEMARNAT's primary mission is the protection, restoration, and conservation of Mexico's ecosystems, natural resources, and environment, in order to foster sustainable use and development.

Opportunities Abound

Mexico encompasses a wide variation of ecosystems that include deserts, forests, freshwater ponds, grasslands, marshlands, and subtropical jungles. There are many vast un-populated areas where large numbers of different species can be found. There are approximately 2400 species of vertebrates that live in Mexico.

Big game trophy hunting in Mexico

Besides having lots of armadillos, coyotes and wild cats, Mexico is renowned for its abundant trophy game animals, including Coues white-tail deer, mule deer, elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, and wild boar. There are thousand of game ranches throughout the country, with many different outfitters that offer guided hunting/vacation packages.

Bird and fowl hunters paradise

For those looking to do some bird hunting in Mexico, there are abundant coveys of quail, that include the Bobwhite, Blue, Gambel's and Mountain varieties. Gould's turkey, the largest of the wild turkey subspecies, are a favorite to hunt during the spring months of April and May. There are also seasonal  opportunities for migratory Mourning and White-wing dove, which have been known to blacken the skies with their vast swarms. For waterfowl hunting enthusiasts, Mexico has areas of vast marshlands, where 14 different species of duck can be found. Doves and the ducks are not the only snow birds attracted by Mexico's mild climate, as there are also thousands of geese and cranes that each year make their way down, all the way from Alaska and Canada, to winter the months of October through February.