Trophy Desert Sheep in Mexico
Chasing the Desert Bighorn Sheep in the Sonoran desert of Mexico is a true adventure. The terrain is steep and made up of sand paper like rock that crumbles beneath your feet. Unlike the other 3 North American sheep these dark horned rams can be found anywhere from the flats foraging on the abundant feed, to the mountain tops of these beautiful coastal ranges. The Mexican culture tailored with the great hunting in Sonora will have you wanting to come back year after year, and is something every hunter should experience once in their lifetime.
All of our Desert sheep hunting is done within the state of Sonora, Mexico. The area covers a vast portion of the western coastline of Sonora along the Sea of Cortez. It consists of many low elevation ranges and remote road systems, making the physical aspect of the hunt less strenuous than most North American sheep hunts.
Trophy Desert Bighorn in Mexico
The mountain ranges that parallel the Sea of Cortez consist of vast and sharply etched desert peaks that can look intimidating to the untrained eye. Typically a hunting day will consist of hiking with your guides glassing from vantage points. Desert Rams, especially free range, can be very difficult to spot and patience is a virtue while searching for a mature desert sheep. Rams can be found alone and occasionally in larger bands of 5 or more. The average day glassing for sheep a hunter can see an average of 10-20+ between rams, ewes, and lambs.
Desert bighorn sheep hunting is not as strenuous compared to the other 3 North American sheep, although we do ask that hunters come prepared to hike. As a desert sheep hunting outfitter, we prefer a hunter that is capable of longer shots and able to hike a reasonable amount. You can expect to take a mature ram around 160" with multiple rams taken over 170" each season. All of the sheep in our territory are native to the area and completely free-range, the biggest indicator is the dark horns. If you are only interested in booking a "free-range" sheep hunt in Mexico be sure that you are getting what you paid for. Many desert bighorn hunting outfitters in Mexico are high fence hunts, which are more common than the free-range hunts in Sonora.
The Mexico Hunting Terrain
All flights will need to be booked with Hermosillo, Mexico as your final destination. Due to the laws pertaining to firearms in Mexico, hunters bringing their rifles will need to fly direct from Phoenix to Hermosillo with no connections anywhere in Mexico. Hermosillo is where your rifle permit will be located upon entry into the country. Upon your arrival you will need to check your rifle, we handle all gun permits prior to your arrival along with notifying Mexico customs of your necessary permits. Once you've cleared security a TKO employee will meet with you, the time of arrival will determine whether you depart for camp immediately or commence first thing the following morning.
All of our desert sheep hunts are minimum 8 full hunting days. Longer trips for the sheep enthusiasts/freaks can be booked upon request. Clients can expect to fly into Hermosillo airport the day before the hunt and depart the day after the hunt ends.
Mexico Desert Bighorn Season Dates 2023/24:
Hunt dates are very limited, call or email us for availability.
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