If you’re after your Sheep Slam, you’re probably starting to consider a Mexico desert bighorn sheep hunt.

We work with an American outfitter who has several prime sheep ranches leased in Sonora, Mexico. These ranches have thousands and thousands of acres of perfect desert sheep habitat and great genetics. Big rams are taken yearly.

Spend the day glassing for rams in the beautiful Mexico desert. Once your trophy is harvested outfitter will handle all field and animal dressing and prepare the head for transport back into the U.S. Outfitter will apply for the CITES permit and all necessary paperwork for your trophy. You’ll travel with outfitter back across border into the US and trip will end when you arrive back in Tucson, AZ.

  • Hunt Originates in Tucson, AZ where you will be escorted across the border by the outfitter.
  • Ranch house style lodging with homestyle meals and beverages.
  • Mexican hunting licenses, sheep tags, CITES, license and gun permits are included.
  • Your guide will field dress your ram and prepare the meat, cape and horns for travel.
  • The outfitter will assist with trophy importation paperwork for US and all requirements for plug.
  • Hunters may take unlimited coyotes and bobcats and no additional charge.
  • Targeting rams that are 7+ years old and in the 165+ inch range.

Outfitter has dual citizenship in Mexico and U.S. and speaks fluent Spanish.

He will provide all necessary paperwork and personally take your across the border, into and out of Mexico. You’ll be in safe hands 100% of the time.

Trophy Quality

You’ll be targeting mature, 7+ year old rams in the 165+ inch range.

You will hunt until you harvest your ram. If you don’t harvest during your initial trip this outfitter will have you come back at no additional charge. This outfitter’s number one priority on sheep hunts is to make sure your successful on your free range trophy ram.

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  • Transportation to and from the ranch originating in Tucson, Arizona.
  • Lodging and Meals.
  • Beverages (some alcoholic drinks are provided).
  • Mexican hunting licenses, sheep tags, CITES permit, license and gun permits.
  • Field preparation of meat and trophies.
  • Trophy importation paper for all animals into the US.
  • Use of the outfitters rifle if prior arrangements have been made.
  • Hunters may take unlimited coyotes and bobcats and no additional charge.

Not Included:

  • Travel to and from Tucson, Arizona.
  • Sleeping bag, bath towel, and personal items (soap, shampoo, etc).
  • Rifle/Weapons and Ammo unless prior arrangement has been made with outfitter.
  • Hotels before and/or after your hunt.
  • Meat Processing and Taxidermy.
  • Trip Insurance is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, especially on an International hunt in a place such as Mexico.
  • Tips for your guide and staff.

Travel Information

You can drive, but most of our hunters choose to fly commercially to Tucson, Arizona the day prior to their hunt.

  • Outfitter can provide you with hotel options close to airport.
    • When we vetted this hunt we stayed at the Casino Del Sol. It is nice, has some great restaurants and if you’re a gambler, there’s that as well. The best part is that it’s just a five minute drive to where you’ll meet the outfitter the next morning.
  • On the first morning of your Mexico Desert bighorn hunt, you’ll meet the outfitter and travel with him  across the border and on to ranch.
  • You may have enough time to hunt a little that afternoon depending on where the ranch is located in Mexico.
  • On the last morning of your hunt, you’ll jump back in with the outfitter and he’ll drive you back to Tucson.
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Pre-Trip Preparation

Physical preparation

While the mountain ranges in Sonora, Mexico look rough, they are low in elevation. Most likely you will be glassing from roads down on the flats, or hiking up to vantage points that offer good glassing.

Compared to sheep hunting anywhere else in the world, a Mexico desert bighorn sheep hunt might seem “cushy,” but that doesn’t mean that it’s not going to be strenuous.

You may need to hike up to glass from a knob, or make a stalk. Working out enough that you’re in “sheep shape” prior to your hunt is recommended.


Practice with your equipment prior to your hunt!

Sighting in and figuring out your ideal rifle and ammo combo are just the first steps in prepping for a big game hunt. Practice shooting your hunting rifle at both short and long distances. This will give you greater confidence in the field no matter what kind of shot you have to take.

Suggested gear list

Be sure to talk to the outfitter prior to your hunt about what to bring, but here are the essentials for this hunt:

  • Hunting Clothing – Bring what you would normally take on a typical week long, fall hunt in the States. The weather can range from warm to chilly.
  • Good pair of comfortable hunting boots and some camp shoes.
  • Backpack with all of your regular hunting essentials.
  • Bring the highest quality binoculars that you can afford. A spotting scope is optional, but suggested.
  • Rifle and plenty of shells, or archery equipment if you’re bowhunting.
  • Sunscreen, chapstick, a towel, bedroll/sleeping bag and personal items.
  • Cash for tips and small purchases while in Mexico.

In the Field

Lodging and accommodations

Rustic ranch house accommodations are provided with beds, bathroom, and a hot shower. The food and hospitality is absolutely incredible and these two things alone will give you an incredible experience during your hunt.

  • Lodging differs slightly based on the ranch that you’ll be hunting. Some of the ranch houses are nicer than others, but all have beds and hot showers.
  • Meals are traditional, authentic Mexican food with lots of fresh made tortillas.
  • Staff will obtain your hunting licenses, tags, gun permits and US Customs & US Fish and Wildlife documentation to import your trophies back to the States.
  • While hunting on the ranch you’ll utilize and maintain off road vehicles including four-wheel drive trucks and side by sides.
typical daily schedule

On this Desert Bighorn Sheep hunt you will hunt until you harvest your ram. If you don’t harvest during your initial trip this outfitter will have you come back at no additional charge. This outfitter’s number one priority on sheep hunts is to make sure your successful on your free range trophy ram.

  • Average day starts early in the morning with breakfast.
  • After breakfast, you’ll head out to spend the day glassing from vantage points looking for a good ram.
  • Lunch will be provided and had out in the field.
  • You’ll return back to the ranch house after dark and have a full authentic Mexican dinner ready for you.
Your guide

All of these hunts are guided by only the best American and Mexican guides. The American guides are English speaking and Mexican guides are bilingual. Every hunter will have at least one English speaking guide with them at all times.

  • All sheep hunts are at minimum two guides per hunter, often even more than that.
  • Your guide or outfitter will provide transportation to/from ranch. Most transportation on ranch’s will be in pickups, but also a side by side may be used occasionally.
  • Guides run high end glass and will handle all meat and trophy requirements.
  • Every possible step is taken to ensure client is successful and enjoys his time in Mexico.

Booking Information

Interested in booking this trip? If you have not yet received pricing please request it here, and be sure to reference the trip number at the top of this page. Please note that reservations are not considered finalized until agreed upon deposit is received. This ensures agreed upon dates and current pricing. Quality outfitters are in high demand so let us know right away, as some trips do book years in advance.

When you’re ready to book, if you haven’t already ask your Outdoors International Consultant for updated pricing.

If it looks good, your consultant will write up a booking agreement for you. Remember, our service is free to you. There are no added costs.