Gould’s turkey hunt is a dream come true

Gould’s turkey huntgoulds%20turkey%20-09876_225x300 is a dream come true, one of the best get-a-ways that anyone can imagine.  My wife’s memory has been slipping over the last few years, thus needing quite a bit of personal help.  So our trip to hunt Gould’s turkey in Mexico had me very concerned, first that she wouldn’t enjoy our time there and second, that she wouldn’t be safe.

My concerns were immediately laid to rest. Alonzo and his staff treated my wife like visiting royalty.  We felt safer than at home!  Our hunting guide, Jose, was so thoughtful and helpful that my wife kept commenting that she felt like a queen. Always sporting a sincere smile, he went the extra mile to ensure her comfort, both in the blind and during transport.  Having hunted much of the world with many outfitters, I can say without equivocation that Alonzo’s operation takes second seat to no one, all the while staying very reasonably priced if not below one’s expectations.

Accommodations were ideal, with spacious rooms, individual baths and daily room service.  The food was incredible, with every drink you could imagine teamed with a variety of meals that spoke of the local culture and flavor.   If you didn’t have a drink or snack in hand it wouldn’t be a minute before Orlando, Alonzo’s chief ranch hand, would be there, with a smile, for requests.

There were numerous activities at the ranch for the entertainment of every personality, from the very active to the more serene. The atmosphere was comfortable, relaxed and casual.  Having two birds in hand, my wife and I chose not to go out and hunt on our last afternoon.  Rather, we wanted to go for a walk together. Alonzo gave us suggestions, to avoid getting into someone’s hunting space, and we had a delightful afternoon soaking in the afternoon sun while strolling among the native plants and wildlife.

The Gould’s hunting was exceptional!  Birds were plentiful with superb quality!  My guide was an excellent judge of trophy quality, guessing spur and beard lengths to within a fraction of an inch.  In addition to turkey, we saw numerous other types of wildlife. Some were almost oblivious to our presence.  This ranch is managed with both visitors and wildlife in mind.  By not exhausting the resources, Alonzo reaps huge dividends toward the exceptional experiences that can be enjoyed.

In conclusion, we can whole-heartedly recommend this operation for exceptional hunting and/or restful vacationing!  I would be happy to discuss our experience with anyone considering this destination.


Tom Graves

Referenced hunt: Gould’s Turkey Hunt