Located a quick 1.7 hour drive from Durango, a Gould's wild turkey hunting paradise awaits. This world-class Gould's turkey hunt is located in the state of Durango, Mexico, with an exclusive 55,000 acres that include majestic Sierra Madre mountains, impressive canyons, pine and oak woods, green ranges and important streams.
The diverse wildlife this magnificent natural habitat includes an abundance of trophy-sized Gould's turkeys ( Meleagris gallopavo mexicana). The Gould's turkey world record taken here by Clyde Neeley in 2007 weighed 27 pounds and sported 14 1/16" beard! This Gould's turkey hunt has produced 15 of the top 20 record book Gould's turkeys; beard lengths of 11-12 inches and large spurs are the rule here, not the exception. With a tremendous density of 3500-4000 turkeys are on the property, limited groups of hunters will hunt this area during peak periods to assure low-pressured, high-quality Gould's turkey hunting exeriences.
Expect moderate weather during Gould's turkey hunts, with morning lows in the 30s to 40s F, and daytime highs in the 80s F. The hunt occurs at about 8,000 feet MSL, and each hunt is personally guided. Roosts, travel corridors and patterns are known well by capable and professional guides.
This Gould's wild turkey hunting package features first-rate facilities and equipment. Lodging of a 5-star level is comfortable and spacious with the following amenities included: daily room cleaning, laundry, all meals, open bar with national and imported spirits, billiards, golf driving range or putting green, skeet range, fishing, satellite television, wireless internet and horseback riding.
World-class Gould's turkey hunting, gracious hospitality, impeccable accommodations, excellent cuisine. Look no further than here for the very best guided Gould's turkey hunts available anywhere. And, yes, non-hunting spouses absolutely love it, here.
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Gould's Turkey Hunt all-inclusive package for 3 nights, with 6 hunts and the right to harvest one Gould's Wild Turkey: $2,700 US dollars.
Wounded turkeys and accidentally killed hens: $450 US dollars.
Non-hunting guests accompanying hunters: $700 US dollars for a 3 night stay.
Hunters under 16 years of age: 75% of package cost.
GetDucks.com Senior Field Advisor, Pat Pitt, has accomplished the World Slam several times and considers the Gould's Wild Turkey to be the holy grail of wild turkey hunts. He believes there's nowhere better in the world for a shot at a record book Gould's than this genuinely world-class operation in Durango, Mexico.
For expert testimony about this Gould's turkey hunt or other GetDucks.com wild turkey hunt packages, contact Pat Pitt at 662-893-4844 or email him email@example.com.
Gould's Wild Turkey
The fifth recognized, but least known, wild turkey subspecies is the Gould's found in portions of Arizona and New Mexico, as well as northern Mexico. It was first described by J. Gould in 1856 during his travels in Mexico.
Like the Merriam's, the Gould's wild turkey is a bird of the mountains. It exists in very small numbers along the U.S./Mexico borders in Arizona and New Mexico, but is abundant in the northwestern portions of Mexico. The Arizona Game and Fish Department, U.S. Forest Service, the Centro Ecologico de Sonora, the National Wild Turkey Federation and other agencies are working cooperatively to reintroduce a strong Gould's population into Arizona and eventually other states where suitable range exists.
The Gould's turkey is the largest of the 5 subspecies and resembles the Merriam's turkey. They have longer legs, larger feet and larger center tail feathers than any of the other wild turkey subspecies in North America. Gould's differ by having distinctive white tips on the tail feathers and tail rump coverts which usually separate to show an "eyelash" appearance. Lower back and rump feathers have copper and greenish-golden reflections, not like the faintly iridescent velvety black found on the Merriam's. Gould's body plumage is said to be somewhat blue-green in coloration. Adult females have a less pronounced metallic greenish and reddish sheen and are more purplish.
The Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains in Mexico are the center of the Gould's turkey Mexican range, extending south from the U.S./Mexico border. Populations exist in Chihuahua, Sonora, Sinaloa, Durango, Zacatecas, Nayarit, Jalisco and Coahuila. In the United States, Gould's turkeys are found in the Animas and San Luis mountains of New Mexico and in the Peloncillo Mountains of New Mexico and Arizona.
*Content courtesy of The National Wild Turkey Federation.
Getting there - Gould's Turkey Hunts in Durango, Mexico
Flights must be made into Durango, Mexico. To view commercial airline schedules, click here.
Hunters are greeted by the staff and transported across the to
the lodge less than 2 hrs away. Direct air transportation to
the ranch. For those that prefer not to drive inside Mexico,
we offer that you fly into Monterrey's international airport where
you can then board a private plane that will fly you directly to
the private, mile-long paved runway. Cost varies
depending on the plane used and the number of passengers.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE - Gould's Turkey Hunting
Hunters that try to import ammunition without the proper permits discovered the ugly consequences. This is a serious criminal offense in Mexico, so don't dream of trying it. We'll provide you with the shotguns and shells you need at the ranch.
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** VS 16-3 Application for Permit to Import Controlled Material or Transport Organisms or Vectors or Animal Products and By-Products. The VS 16-3 application must be completed to receive the VS 16-7 necessary import bird trophies from Countries/Regions Affected with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza. This process requires 6-8 weeks, minimum.
All-inclusive Gould's Turkey Hunt Package includes everything:
Simple and hassle-free importation of your guns and ammo: For those that prefer to hunt with their own shotgun or rifle and ammunition, you can give us some information over the phone and we will send you the forms for import of your gun and ammunition, which you will need at the airport when you enter Mexico. We will take care of everything else at no extra cost, and we will greet you at the airport when you arrive.
Discretionary items not included in the All-inclusive Gould's Turkey Hunt package:
This Gould's turkey hunt has produced 15 of the top 20 record book Gould's wild turkeys including the top spot; beard lengths of 11-12 inches and large spurs are the rule here, not the exception. View photos of lodge amenities, the habitat and trophy birds.
Gould's Turkey Hunting through GetDucks.com means the best trophy hunting, the best lodge and amenities, the best travel services in the industry. But don't take our word alone; hear what our guests say...
I had a great time during my Gould's turkey hunt in Durango, Mexico. I didn't just collect 2 trophy Gould's turkeys, but had a wonderful experience. The ranch is a beautiful place with phenomenal scenery, great people, and service that is so good it is almost embarrassing. I recommend this Mexico Gould's turkey hunting trip without hesitation.
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