"We had no real problems on the hunt itself, other than abnormally heavy rain in the days just before our hunt. The late rains created mud, which meant a lot of extra work for our drivers, getting stuck and winching us out."
This wasn't the first report we've received on hunting with Lamadrid. Long-time subscriber "Colorado" Buck, himself a former outfitter, told us that Lamadrid runs a recommendable operation in the remote jungles, offering interesting hunts for forest cougar, tropical whitetail deer, collared peccary, and both red and brown Brocket deer. Although Buck was hunting primarily exotic birds - ocellated turkey, crested guan, great curassow - he had hoped to take one of the big game animals as a target of opportunity. He reports taking the birds he was after, but says he saw only one peccary and no Brocket deer or cougar. Buck says he was warned before his hunt that the best time to hunt the birds is not the best time for big game.
Lamadrid has been operating in the Yucatan jungle for 10 years and hunts several different areas: Silvituk (120,000 acres), Luna (30,000 acres), Haros (25,000 acres) and Chan Yazche (40,000 acres). He has three camps that he moves to new areas every three to four years. The camps are made from natural materials hacked out of the jungle by ax and machete with thatched roofs and netting walls to keep at........(continued)