The newly added Mexican Gulf Coast Whitetail Deercategory in Safari Club International consists of the Mexican deer of the whitetail subspecies O.v. veraecrucis that are distributed mainly along those regions in the states of Tamaulipas and Veracruz, in Mexico, that border the Gulf Coast.
These deer have medium-sized bodies and usually have small racks that are not too heavy and have short and slender tines. The inside spread of these racks is approximately 6–9 inches. On average, a mature buck will measure about 4.8 feet long, 2.4 feet at the shoulder, and will have a tail around 7 inches long. Their coats range from light brown to grey and help them camouflage themselves by blending into their surroundings. Their small racks are designed to help them flee into the dense tropical forest at the first alert.
These deer are only found south of the border, in Mexico, and the main area of distribution is the coastal southern part of the State of Tamaulipas, the State of Veracruz and the small State of Tabasco. Their natural habitat consists of the tropical deciduous forests and the tropical rainforests of these areas. They are located where the weather is predominantly tropical: warm and with high humidity.
Global Sporting Safaris offers 3-day hunting expeditions for these beautiful tropical deer in the State of Veracruz, where our Outfitter will have you at the Ranch and ready to hunt in about 1½ hours after the airport meet and greet. A modest, but dry and warm cabin is where you will rest. You need to bring a sleeping bag and your favorite pillow on this hunt. A towel, your toiletries, rain gear and insect repellent are also must-haves. Since this hunt takes place in a dense tropical forest setting, it is very recommendable that you bring light to medium hunting camo clothes. However, since the average temperatures during deer season will be highs in the upper 70s (F) and lows in the low 50s (F), you should also pack a medium-weight jacket in case the weather turns cooler in the evenings.
The hunting takes place over natural ground blinds close to water holes and over game trails. You will also be spotting and stalking for deer where fields border dense tropical forest. After breakfast, the hunt goes on during the early morning; at noon, you will come back for a siesta and a delicious lunch of local fare before heading out for the evening hunt. Finally, you’ll come back to camp for a good dinner before the tropical day is gone. Refreshments and bottled water are provided in the field during your hunt and trophy care and prepare provided as well. Guiding is normally 2×1, but if you would like to hunt 1×1, it can be arranged for a small additional fee.
This outfitter’s ranch boasts a substantial population of Gulf Coast whitetail deer and additionally you will also find a healthy population of beautiful axis and Sika deer that thrive in this region. Another excellent trophy you may encounter on this hunt is the rare white-lipped peccary. Both of these additional species may be added to your hunt on a trophy fee basis. Other small games you are bound to run into on this hunt include agouti, armadillo, rabbit, coyote, hare, coati, paca, and the more common collared peccary.
If you are crossbow or bow hunting you will have no trouble at all bringing your weapons into Mexico and will not need any permit for them. If you want to rifle hunt, we need to make arrangements with the outfitter, or our Mexico agent, in order to provide you with a rifle for a nominal fee.
The deer season in the State of Veracruz runs from the 30th of November until the 24th of February of each year, with prime time for Gulf Coast whitetail deer being in mid-February.
Hunt Duration: Hunts are four (4) nights and three (3) days on a 2×1 Hunter to Guide ratio depending on weapon choice.
Hunting Methods: Mainly spot and stalk and in brush blinds.
Rates: $3,497 for the Gulf Coast Deer hunt. Additional animals on a trophy fee basis: White-Lipped Peccary $3,500; Axis Deer $1,250; Axis Doe $300; Sika Deer $1,000; Collared Peccary $350.
Rates – Non-hunter: $650 for the duration of the hunt.
Accommodations: Rustic cabins.
Includes: Guide, transportation to your hunting location, hunting license and tags, meals, and care of trophies and meat in the field.
Not Included: Gratuities, travel expenses before and after the hunt, taxidermy, and shipping of trophies.
Travel Specifics: Fly to Veracruz, where the outfitter will meet you.
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