OCELLATED TURKEY HUNT
There are only two (2) species of turkey in the world; the North American wild turkey [Meleagris gallopavo] (divided into 5 distinct sub-species) and the Ocellated turkey [Meleagris ocellata]!
Even though the Ocellated turkey is the smallest of the turkey species (11-12 lbs.), it is without a doubt the most unique and eye-catching of all the turkey species and sub-species, truly the most beautiful bird of them all, with their colorful and iridescent plumage!
Adding to the uniqueness of the Ocellated turkey is the fact that it is only found in the Yucatan Peninsula of Old Mexico and small parts of Guatemala and Belize, with the largest concentration of them found in the State of Campeche, exactly where your hunt will take place.
The NWTF, now recognizing the Mexican Turkey Slam in its wild turkey records program, states that for a hunter to complete the Mexican Slam, it consists of the Gould’s, Ocellated, and Rio turkeys being harvested in Old Mexico. Once a hunter completes a Mexican Turkey Slam, he is well on his way to complete the Royal and then the World Turkey Slams. It is noteworthy to mention that the current Top three (3) Ocellated turkeys in the NWTF record book are from the State of Campeche!
Old Mexico has the only abundant and huntable populations of Ocellated Turkey in the world. The outfitter’s staff and guides have the knowledge, equipment, and most importantly, the natural resources necessary, for both the beginner and hardcore turkey hunter, to have a successful hunt.
The hunters usually arrive on Sunday the new lodge built-in 2012, the hunt begins on Monday and ends the following Friday.
A typical hunting day starts with a wake- up call at around 4:30 a.m., hunters will be treated with a light breakfast with coffee, juice, fruit, cereal, and toast, then they will start the journey on 4X4 vehicles to the hunting areas and hunt until noon, (a box lunch is provided for snacks in the field) then return to camp for lunch, at around 1:30 p.m. The hunters will return to their hunting areas at about 3:30 p.m. and hunt until dark and return to camp for supper at about 8:00 p.m.
The outfitter provides one guide for each hunter (1X1) and one 4X4 vehicle for 2 hunters and their guides.
The pristine agricultural habitat, the abundant population of birds, and the Ranch guide’s experience all come together in a formula for certain success on your Ocellated Turkey hunt of a lifetime!
In addition to the Ocellated turkey, you can also find the following species available for hunting in the State of Campeche:
- Brown Brocket deer
- Collared peccary
Contact us today for more information by filling out the request form at the bottom of this page.
See our Ocellated Turkey Videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/GlobalSportingSafari
Arrive Sunday, Hunt Monday thru Friday, Depart on Saturday.
Ground Blinds and spot and stalk.
$3,300 per Hunter. Non-Hunter rate is $750.
$1,200 if available
February 15th through the end of May
New Lodge with Pool built in 2012.
1 (one) Ocellated Tom, 1 (one) turkey tag, Lodging in tent camp, 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. CITES Permit $200.
Travel overnight expenses that you may incur in before and after your hunt, If you fly into the Merida airport you will have an additional $300 charged to your hunt, Taxidermy work and shipping of trophies, Tips (They are customary and, of course voluntary, for guides, cooks and staff).
Outfitter will apply for your CITIES permit which is not included in the cost of the hunt.
Destination airport is Mérida (MID) where you will be met and greeted by Yukkutz Hunting staff, then driven to camp in reliable vehicles. The ETA to camp is 4 hours. You will need to fly in the day before and overnight at the Americana which is not included in the cost. Hotel is around $100/night.
For detailed Information or to arrange this hunt please contact Rick Kennerknecht at 888-850-HUNT, Ext. 702 or Cell: 307-259-9603.