Re: Coues Deer Results--as per Skreech request
Guys....I'm only slightly better with a rifle than with a computer. Could someone with more dexterity put the pics on the thread for all to enjoy (or ridicule)?
Blas....Yes, the hunt price is going up to around $4200 next year. I could have taken another buck for an additional $2K, and I seriously considered it as I had 4 additional days to hunt. We hunted the La Providencia ranch in the Sierra del Nido range around 1.5 hrs NW of Chihuahua City. We stayed in the the almost-completed headquarters hacienda where we had all the modern facilities--bed, showers, hot tap water. A cocinero fed us three squares each day. I can speak passable spanish, which greatly heightened the enjoyment of the experience. My guide Manuelito is educated in the US and spoke perfect english, but Rogelio--he of the unbelievable eyesight!--spoke none whatsoever. The cook spoke no english, as did around half the guides. This was not a problem as all of them were essentially perfect in their ability to score a buck on the hoof--they would write the estimated B&C score in the sand with an index finger. And they all spoke two critical phrases: "No Trophy" and "Trophy." I decided on Chihuahua rather than Sonora because American Airlines has a daily direct flight from DFW, my home, into Chihuahua City, making for a hassle-free trip. The outfitter seamlessly paved the way through the Mexican customs and military. Surprisingly, homeland security made my return through US customs far more troublesome than that in Mexico.