For many years, it was impossible to go desert sheep hunting in Chihuahua, Mexico—the native population had gone extinct. Yet, with hard work and devotion to the cause of making this incredible big game hunt possible yet again, this ranch has successfully reintroduced bighorns to their native habitat.
The ranch now has about 300 sheep. Their fair chase hunts yield impressive rams, and hunters can generally expect to bag one that will score 170 or higher. On top of this, their efforts to restore the bighorn habitat have also increased the population of Crooki mule deer to over 250. Hunters can double up their hunt, and it’s common to harvest mule deer in the 160 to 180" range.
The owners have also successfully reintroduced bighorn sheep to two other ranches in Chihuahua.
The Hunting Grounds
This ranch consists of tens of thousands of acres of land in the Tinaja Verde mountains near the border of Texas, where native bighorn populations originally roamed. The land is only partially fenced, with two sides completely open to allow wild animals to get in and out. The ranchland is perfect, with plenty of water and vegetation, so the herds don’t try to leave through the same exits.
The land provides a perfect habitat for mulies and bighorns, with mountains rising to peaks more than a mile high. Expect a real challenge on your desert bighorn sheep hunting adventure, with the tough hikes and long shots typical of mountain hunts.
While temperatures can climb to 100 degrees in the summer, your hunt will take place in the cooler parts of the year: the desert bighorn sheep hunting season lasts from late November to late March, while the mule deer hunting season lasts from the beginning of December to the end of January. Be prepared for below-freezing temperatures in the winter. Fortunately, the lows are rarely worse than 23 degrees, and 60-degree winter days aren’t unknown.
Besides bighorns and mule deer, the land is populated by mountain lion, bobcat, fox and collared peccary. The vegetation is varied, with acacia trees serving as a dominant feature.
Food and Lodging
The large ranch features luxurious, Santa Fe-style accommodations, great mountain views, and tasteful decoration. Gourmet meals are provided, including both Mexican and international foods, and are accompanied with a selection of wines.
Available Services and Accommodations
3000-foot landing strip complete with a hanger; luxury accommodations; food and beverages; phone and Internet access; transportation to the ranch (by land); hunting guide; hunting, trophy, and rifle permits. The ranch will also be happy to help out with any special requirements you may have.
Call today or fill out the form below and let us know what type of desert sheep hunting experience you’d like to have. 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.
|Hunt Duration||Hunts are ren (10) days. Please allow several extra days for travel.|
|Hunting Methods||Spot and Stalk. Glassing.|
|Sheep Rates||$47,500 1x1 for 170 to 180+ Class Desert Bighorn Sheep|
|2014/2015||SOLD OUT: November 20, 2014 through March 2015|
|2015/2016||SOLD OUT: November 20, 2015 through March 2016|
|2016/2017||2 Tags Left: November 20, 2016 through March 2017|
|Mule deer Rates||$4,995 1x1 for 150 to 180 Class Crooki Mule deer|
Late November through late March
|Deer Season||December 1 through January 31|
|Accommodations||Nice Ranch Style Mexican lodge.|
Tag, License, Meals, CITIES documentation, lodging, professional guide service and trophy preparation.
Airfare to Chihuahua City or Presidio City, Texas or gratuities.
Fly to Chiguahua City, Mexico. Here you will be met by the outfitter. Clients may also fly to the airstip on the ranch.
For detailed Information or to arrange this hunt please contact Rick Kennerknecht at 888-850-HUNT, Ext. 702.
Ext. 702 and ask for Rick.