S. Porto recommends this Mexican duck hunt for waterfowl collectors.
By LeighAnn Bodenchuk, Editorial Assistant
If you are interested in the new SCI Gamebirds of the World category, check out Report 10814
filed by subscriber S. Porto about his hunt with Solimar Hunting Safaris in Sinaloa, Mexico
. Porto and his group of four booked their mid-Feb. hunt through Patty Curnutte's Global Sportsman (830-755-9191; www.theglobalsportsman.com
). After having some difficulty arranging flights, Porto contacted Travel with Guns (210-858-9833; www.travelwithguns.com
), which arranged a nonstop flight to Mexico City, with another nonstop to Culiacan via AeroMexico. Porto describes all customs and immigration officials as "friendly" despite the recent political climate.
The group was met in Culiacan by the lodge manager, Sergio, and proceeded "two-and-a-half hours north in a comfortable van on a modern highway" to the lodge. Porto says, "The lodge is literally on the edge of the Huyaqui Lagoon, which is vast, shallow and laced with enormous tule reed beds....