GOULDS TURKEY HUNTING

Aguascalientes, Mexico, is recognized as one of the top Goulds turkey hunting destinations in the world. If you won’t settle for anything less than pursuing the largest of all turkeys in the best location possible, then this is the hunt for you.

 

THE AREA

Hunting Gould’s turkeys in the U.S. is a near impossibility due to the limited population and extremely strict hunting regulations; wildlife officials are working hard to increase their numbers north of the border. Mexico continues to offer the best opportunities for most sportsmen.

There have always been concerns attached to traveling to any foreign country, and in recent years, worries about traveler safety have sadly prevented many interested people, including hunters, from visiting Mexico. Fortunately, these concerns a non-issue for this hunt. Aguascalientes is one of the safest states in Mexico. The capital city (which goes by the same name) puts most American cities to shame with its impeccable cleanliness, fantastic infrastructure, and business-savvy population. As far as safety, health, and comfort are concerned, there’s no better place to stay in Mexico.

THE TERRAIN

Your Goulds turkey hunting trip will take place in the Sierra Fria range of the Sierra Madre mountains, just a little over an hour out of the city of Aguascalientes. Here you’ll travel to heights of over a mile and a half above sea level, where you’ll hunt among canyons, high mesas, and mountains dominated by pine and oak forests and open prairies.

 

THE QUARRY

The largest turkey in the Americas, the Goulds turkey has longer legs, bigger feet, and more impressive tail feathers—the largest of all, with snow-white bands—than any other subspecies. The difficulty of securing the chance to hunt them in the U.S. only adds to the desirability of this fine trophy.

The average spur length is from 0.75–1.00 inches. It’s not uncommon to find gobblers in this area with up to three beards, often ranging into lengths of ten inches or more. These giant turkeys can weigh in at up to 25 pounds.

NWTF MEXICAN SLAM DETAILS

In order to achieve the NWTF’s Mexican Turkey Slam, a hunter must bag at least one each of ocellated, Rio Grande, and, of course, Gould’s turkeys within the borders of Mexico in order to complete the Slam. The Gould’s is also essential for the Royal and World slams. There’s no better place to get started on these three slams than right here in Aguascalientes.

COMBINATION HUNTS

This outfitter offers whitetail deer hunting (Mexican Central Plateau variety). You can arrange for a combination hunt if you request it and plan accordingly.

Call today or fill out the form below and let us know what type of Gould’s turkey 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.

Hunt Duration

Arrive Wednesday evening, Hunt Thursday through Saturday, Depart on Saturday.

Hunting Methods

Blinds near roosts, trails or water sources.

Rates

$2,649per Hunter. Non-Hunter rate is $500.

2nd Turkey

Total $1600. $1500 plus $100 turkey Tag.

Seasons

March thru May

Accommodations

Comfortable Ranch Lodge. All bedrooms have complete bathrooms that have tile showers with plenty of running hot water and attractive vanities.

Includes

1 (one) Gould’s Tom, 1 (one) turkey tag, Lodging, All meals, Refreshments in the field, Field care and packaging of trophies, Guides, Transportation to and from the Ranch and the airport, Hunting license and visa, USFWS trophy import forms.

Not Included

Travel / overnight expenses that you may incur in before and after your hunt, Taxidermy work and shipping of trophies, Tips (They are customary and, of course voluntary, for guides, cooks and staff).

License & Permits

Included in the price.

Travel Specifics

Aguascalientes International Airport. Currently, there are three daily flights from the US, two from Continental and one from American Airlines; they are via Dallas and Houston, TX.   Your outfitter will pick you up at the airport.

Additional Info

For detailed Information or to arrange this hunt please contact Rick Kennerknecht at 888-850-HUNT, Ext. 702.

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