Fogle says that he has never had any problems crossing the border or in Mexico, whether on his previous trips with Cola Blanca or with other outfitters. He says, "Dan Bishop, owner of Cola Blanca Outfitters, meets us in Tucson and drives us into and out of the country, which is very helpful. He has a guide who is bilingual." Fogle says his wife has accompanied him in the past, and this year his hunting partner brought along his 12-year-old son.
"The camp is a typical Mexican cowboy house; we had a roof over our head, decent bunks, hot and cold running water with toilet and shower," says Fogle. "Not five star, but adequate. The food was plentiful and filling with a good variety of both American and Mexican."
Fogle says the hunt is by 4x4 vehicle to a glassing point, where you spend many hours "in the glass." Once a nice buck is spotted, you stalk on foot. The shots range from 150 yards to as far as your range allows, but you should expect shots out to 300 yards or more. Some days, a fair amount of hiking can be involved, but the hunt can be organized to each individual's needs. "I am booked to go again next January and whole-heartedly endorse this outfit for big Coues deer," he says.
Fogle gives the cost of the hunt as $3,500 for 2x1 guiding, plus a licensing fee of $800 to cover your Mexican firearms permit, tags and visas. Cola Blanca Outfitters........(continued)