Campbell reports seeing lots of deer, although he warns they were tricky to spot, particularly due to the thick cover. He says he and his guide, Mundo, spotted a group of bucks milling about in a brushy ravine. He says it took several hours to count all five bucks and narrow the selection down to the one he eventually shot. He says they were never able to see all the deer at the same time and really had to work together to ensure he was on the right buck. He says he never saw the whole deer, just antlers and ears. Fortunately, they had spent so much time watching it that he knew where the neck was and was able to break it with one shot at 270 yards. He killed the buck on the first day of his hunt.
For the rest of Campbell's hunt, he says he hiked and scouted new territory with the guides. He reports seeing lots of black bear tracks, cougars, jaguars and turkeys, plus mule deer in the lowlands. Campbell says the rut was in full swing, and lots of Coues bucks were roaming the ranch, allowing hunters to see 40 to 50 bucks in one day. Of the other three hunters in his party, two took good bucks over 100 inches. The fourth hunter just but didn't connect.
Campbell rates the facilities and all services as excellent, with lodging in a rustic but tidy bunkhouse. He says that at........(continued)