Brocket deer hunting is an excellent choice for those who love to pursue elusive quarry. Solitary, timid, and smaller than any other deer in the Americas, these deer make a worthy challenge for an experienced hunter.
Our outfitters offer hunts for Yucatan brown brocket deer (aka grey-brown brocket) in Campeche, Mexico. This fantastic hunt can easily be combined with a hunt for the coveted ocellated turkey, and red brocket deer, although rare in the area, are targets of opportunity.
These elegantly-shaped deer are commonly compared to Africa’s duiker, though they bear no relation. The various subspecies can be found throughout Mexico, Central America, and much of South America.
The Yucatan brocket deer are extremely small (though not the smallest subspecies), weighing no more than 55 pounds at their absolute heaviest and rarely growing taller than 28 inches at the shoulder. They grow simple antlers that are normally in the form of unadorned spikes between three and seven inches long. Old males occasionally bear small brow tines.
Red brocket deer are the largest subspecies, weighing up to 75 pounds, with a few record-breakers in northern South America growing to nearly double that. They usually stand 30 inches tall at the shoulder. Antlers are small, generally no more than five inches, but old males have been known to grow several tines on rare occasions.
The hunting season lasts from February through May. Our outfitters offer five-day brocket deer hunting trips.
Brocket deer can be hunted from blinds or via spot-and-stalk. Their extremely wary, skittish nature makes it a challenge to get in close, and the jungle provides plentiful possibilities for their escape. This is a worthy quarry for the experienced hunter.
Vehicle are used to reach the hunting areas, taking the edge off the physical demands for the hunt, but a moderate level of fitness is helpful, particularly when spot-and-stalk hunting.
In addition to Yucatan brocket deer and ocellated turkeys, hunters can add great curassow, collared peccary and paca to their hunt. Few other locations offer such great ocellated turkey hunting, so anyone considering tackling the NWTF Mexican or World Turkey Slams should seriously consider doubling up their hunt. Red brocket deer are hunted as targets of opportunity only.
Call Global Sporting Safaris at 888-850-4868, Extension 702 today or click one of the active links and let us know what type of Brocket deer hunting experience you are looking for. We’ll send you information on opportunities that match your goals. Our experienced outfitters are second to none and we’re happy to share personal experiences with you.