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#7058293 - 01/30/18 08:30 AM Need info on hunting Old Mexico.
Trozacky Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 1065
Loc: Round Rock
Looking into possibly hunting Mexico next year. I'm looking for advice from people whom have hunted or are hunting Mexico. The good and the bad. Trying to decide if getting a lease is worth it. I really want to but just making sure its safe and not to much of a head ache. Thanks

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#7058398 - 01/30/18 09:21 AM Re: Need info on hunting Old Mexico. [Re: Trozacky]
Russ79 Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 12/04/09
Posts: 547
Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
The one's that hunt it say they have no problems and is worth it. The rest of us are more concerned with our safety based on what we hear in the news.

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#7058470 - 01/30/18 10:00 AM Re: Need info on hunting Old Mexico. [Re: Trozacky]
bphillips Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/24/09
Posts: 676
Loc: San Angelo
The good = Cheaper than S Tx, same big buck genetics, more acreage per hunter most times, laid back atmosphere.

The bad = gun paperwork is a pain, US border guards are A holes most the time, Iím bad with Spanish haha
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#7058482 - 01/30/18 10:06 AM Re: Need info on hunting Old Mexico. [Re: Trozacky]
gaharris Offline
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Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 3310
Loc: Lipan, TX.
My only advice is to hunt with/thru and outfitter who can deal with all the paper work and who has the contacts already established in which ever state in Mexico you decide to hunt.
For safety reasons and getting thru their government rules & regs.
I hunted with All Seasons Guide Service, out of Victoria, TX. they handled everything and my mule deer hunt was fantastic.
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Quality Floors
Gary@qualityfloorsoftexas.com

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#7058702 - 01/30/18 12:49 PM Re: Need info on hunting Old Mexico. [Re: Trozacky]
Choctaw Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/13/04
Posts: 6201
Loc: Elmont, Grayson County
These are the current travel advisories.

Travel in Mexico

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#7058707 - 01/30/18 12:52 PM Re: Need info on hunting Old Mexico. [Re: Trozacky]
Jgraider Offline
Tracker

Registered: 06/13/15
Posts: 936
Loc: West Texas
Make sure you have a current Tetanus vaccination in case you get your throat slit open........I've been down there twice, and there's no way I'd go back. No deer in the world is worth wading through the corruption.

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#7058762 - 01/30/18 01:31 PM Re: Need info on hunting Old Mexico. [Re: Trozacky]
Okie Newton Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/24/18
Posts: 43
Loc: Texas City, TX.
It would be a huge headache, I saw in the Houston Chronicle bandits stole guns, eyeglasses, boots and all the jewelry of several men dove hunting down there. Gonna have trouble at the border going in and out also I would think. Not to mention your insurance will be no good after you cross the river.

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#7059025 - 01/30/18 04:36 PM Re: Need info on hunting Old Mexico. [Re: Trozacky]
D. Cavaretta Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 04/30/16
Posts: 139
Ojocalienteoutfitters.com, contact Ernesto, One of the best hunting operations in Old Mexico.
DC

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#7059073 - 01/30/18 04:59 PM Re: Need info on hunting Old Mexico. [Re: Trozacky]
Trozacky Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 1065
Loc: Round Rock
Not interested in outfitters. We are only looking to lease land. Thanks for replies so far. Looking for info mainly from people whom have actually had a lease or are currently leasing. Thanks again.

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#7059143 - 01/30/18 05:51 PM Re: Need info on hunting Old Mexico. [Re: Trozacky]
majekman Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 10/17/09
Posts: 2564
Loc: Tha Rock
Go straight to your ranch from the border (convoy style if possible) and stay there until you go home. DO NOT stop anywhere and esp stay out of the lil towns. Never leave the ranch until you head home and youíll be fine.

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#7060726 - 01/31/18 04:48 PM Re: Need info on hunting Old Mexico. [Re: Trozacky]
HornFan Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/01/08
Posts: 90
Loc: Central Texas
I hunted old Mexico for about 7 years. We were past the second checkpoint so had to register all vehicles. We started with an outfitter but transitioned into finding land ourselves. We did our own paperwork (gun license, auto registration, auto insurance). My best hunting memories are from those years. I never had a problem. I drove straight to the ranch and then straight back home. We always traveled during the day. Our paperwork was always perfect.

Two of my buddies still go down there but I bought a small place in TX because my sons were getting older and I needed to hunt with them. And in the back of my mind I always feared the "wrong place wrong time scenario".

For me it just wasn't worth the risk to continue (even though I never had a problem). I really miss it but the reality is that safety is an issue. The odds are that you won't have a problem as long as you have perfect paperwork, only travel to and from the ranch during daylight, and don't venture into town for any nightlife. But being in the wrong place at the wrong time could devastate your family for the rest of their lives.

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#7062014 - 02/01/18 03:04 PM Re: Need info on hunting Old Mexico. [Re: Trozacky]
2Gemsranch Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/06/16
Posts: 45
Loc: Victoria, Webb County, Rockpor...
I hunted Mexico several years. Enjoyed every minute of it. Never had any problems. I hear the horror stories, but never had a bad experience myself. From hunting down there over 10 years, I knew several people on several different ranches. Also no problems for them. Couple of suggestions. Donít travel at night. Go straight to ranch and come straight back to border when you leave. Have all your provisions. No need to stop inside Mexico. GET AN OUTFITTER. He will find you a good ranch to hunt and will be very helpful checking guns in and out and necessary paperwork. I know innocent people have had bad experiences over there. Iím not naive. But also know that some of the people who get in trouble bring it on themselves. If you go whoring around at night or head to town to beer joints, your asking for trouble. Also make damn sure all your paperwork is in order. Double check and triple check that you donít have a single bullet in your vehicle or pistol hidden somewhere. Good luck. Beautiful big country

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#7062974 - 02/02/18 09:27 AM Re: Need info on hunting Old Mexico. [Re: Trozacky]
jbguide Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/19/08
Posts: 145
Iím currently on a lease in Mexico and love everything about it. We cross in Eagle Pass and have never had a problem. Like others said it is best to travel in the day time. We stop at gas stations and feed stores on the way to the lease with no problems. My son just killed his first deer at my lease in Mexico. We have a great land owner and very good cowboys that help us out. I hire a guy to do all my paperwork for guns and tags. He makes crossing with guns a lot easier and heís also a great guy. I would suggest getting on a lease with seasoned Mexico hunters before going out on your own. I would also recommend to keep it simple with your blinds and feeders until you find the Ranch you want to stay on for awhile. Once you do find the right Ranch then bring yourself down some tower blinds. You will probably get charged tax on the tower blinds once you do bring them into Mexico. If you have any questions feel free to call me. 830-570-1837 ask for Justin

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#7063357 - 02/02/18 01:25 PM Re: Need info on hunting Old Mexico. [Re: Trozacky]
Trozacky Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 1065
Loc: Round Rock
Thanks for all the replies!

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#7063963 - 02/02/18 10:52 PM Re: Need info on hunting Old Mexico. [Re: Trozacky]
Roll-Tide Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 4848
Depends. Are you zeta or gulf cartel?

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