TROPHY RIFLE COUES WHITETAIL DEER
RIO SONORA OUTFITTERS, LLC
Rio Sonora Outfitters is highly experienced in the field of Free Range/Fair Chase Trophy Coues Whitetail Deer hunting in Mexico.
Since 1999, Rio Sonora Outfitters continues to specialize in trophy quality Coues Whitetail Deer hunting specifically in Mexico. RSO is committed to providing you the best Trophy Quality hunt opportunity possible, it’s that simple! When it comes to Coues Deer, RSO is a recognized name for trophy class deer. We offer each hunter a “hands on” approach and employ ethical, hard working guides to assist in making your hunting experience safe, enjoyable and successful. Hunt availability may be limited, as it is not our intent too book high numbers annually, but focus on the quality of the hunts and the quality of bucks our hunters take. This is evident in our Photo Gallery and the Slide Show of 110” Plus Bucks our clients have taken year after year. If your priority is Trophy Quality, Trophy Hunting is what we do.
Rio Sonora Outfitters is proven as an Outfitter in Mexico for Trophy Coues Whitetail and continues to produce Trophy Quality Bucks on a consistent basis annually. We focus on the availability of quality bucks on the ranches and putting trophies in the books for our hunters! If you’re a trophy hunter looking for a trophy hunt, Iinvite you to compare RSO to other Outfitters in Mexico. If Trophy Quality is your priority, RSO will fulfill your hunting needs!
The season begins in late November and extends into the first week of February annually. This liberal season offers hunters the opportunity to hunt either pre-rut in December or the “rut” in January. The rut increases deer activity in general, making deer more visible to our guides and hunters. Rio Sonora Outfitters takes advantage of the rut, like many outfitters do, however we have been extremely successful taking a fair share of higher scoring deer in excess of 120” gross during “pre-rut” hunts. This is credited to the pre-season scouting efforts made annually resulting in clients taking great deer including the large non-typical below that scored 151-4/8”.
All hunts are conducted on private ranches, legally registered for hunting. Ranch locations vary, but typical travel-time is between 2 to 5.5 hours from the International Border. Lodging is in comfortable ranch houses with either solar or generator powered electricity, running water, hot showers, comfortable bedrooms equipped with beds and linens and local Mexican cooks prepares a variety of great foods and adds just the right amount of Mexican culture to the menu including; steak, pork loin, grilled chicken, chili colorado, tortilla soup, ham, bacon, sausage, chorizo, eggs, and we can't forget the beans and tortillas daily! Dutch oven deserts or fruit pies will add a finishing touch to a great dinner; we may even show up with ice cream. All food and drinks (except alcohol) are provided.
American or Mexican guides accompany hunters in the field where bucks are glassed and stalks are planned. Hunts options begin as 1 on 1 or 2 on 1 and will increase as hunters are successful. Ranch guides(s) are extremely valuable in locating trophy bucks (prior to and during hunts), and assisting with all aspects of the hunts. While hunting several methods of transportation are used including; 4x4's, ATV's, and hiking. All travel is based out of the Tucson International Airport where hunters electing to fly in will arrive, be picked up and returned. Those driving will travel to Hereford, AZ and vehicles will be secured at the Outfitters residence.
Hunters are responsible for all meals and Hotel accommodations prior to entering Mexico, and trophy care arrangements in the US. (RSO can suggest a local Taxidermist in Tucson and will provide trophy drop off with them). A travel plan will be provided to each hunter along with Hotel discount information well in advance of the hunts.
Rio Sonora Outfitters prepare all required paperwork necessary to legally hunt Mexico in addition to all personal assistance when purchasing Mexico travel Visa's, all Border crossings, and with all inspection checkpoints in Mexico. All paperwork will be completed by the outfitter and provided to you prior to leaving from the hunt including; USFWS Declaration Form, USDA Notice of Arrival Form, Ranch Hunting Contract and Ranch Hunt Authorization Form. These legal documents will be provided to each hunter prior to hunting. Hunters are responsible for the cost of their Mexico Travel Visa (approx. $25.00) at the International Border.
Rio Sonora Outfitters provides you a worry free crossing on BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER! "Our personal touch takes the worry out of hunting Mexico". Specific Rifle Coues Hunt Information:
Limits of 4 or 5 hunters per hunt depending on ranch
Two hunts annually per ranch (pre-rut or rut options)
Optional 1 on 1 American guide assistance available upon request for an additional $500.00 each for two hunters
Cost is $3750.00 for 5 - day hunt plus Trophy Fees (listed below)
Non-hunting guest $450.00 upon available transportation
Checking the firearm zero at 300 and 500 yards is required prior to hunting
Standard Trophy Fees for Rifle Coues Deer taken:
$$750.00 any deer
$1000.00 for a 100-109-7/8" buck
$1500.00 for a 110-119-7/8" buck
$2500.00 for a 120-129-7/8" buck
$3500.00 for a 130-139 7/8” buck
$5000.00 for a 140-149-7/8” buck
$7500.00 for a 150”+ buck
Second deer tag - $2250.00 plus TF
**All scores are based on "total gross SCI score".
**Trophy Fees may vary from those stated above on select ranches
* Deer wounded and not recovered the next lowest TF applies based on estimated deer score
Brad's daughter Courtney with her first Coues buck
“The ending and beginning of each season bring bitter sweet moments for each person involved in Outfitter/Guiding trophy hunts at RSO. The lingering summer between seasons bring thoughts of great moments and experiences from the past, communication with friends that share the passion. This is a annual beginning as the “off-season” is really not the off-season at all, but a time for planning and visits with our ranching friends to the south, keeping updated on conditions and elements of the business that is critical in preparation for the fall. Once the early fall scouting season arrives its back to the glassing points with high expectations and anticipation of the next exceptional trophy of the season! This is not just another year, trip, or trophy; it’s a tradition for us at RSO. We look forward to the next adventure and sharing that experience with you!” Thank you for the interest in our hunts, Brad Fulk – Rio Sonora Outfitters