"As background," Baker tells us, "this was my third hunt to Campeche for the two brocket deer species and the white-lipped peccary. All three hunts have been for all three species. So far, in three weeks of hard hunting with good outfits, I have seen one (grey) brown brocket and two herds of peccaries and have taken the one brocket, and one peccary. In my opinion, the red brocket deer shares the honors with the glacier bear as being the rarest trophy in North America.
"Kern and Balam (which means "jaguar" in Mayan), did a good job of organizing this hunt. With stops to meet other vehicles and pick up helpers, it is a six-hour drive from Campeche to camp. The camp food is adequate, and they supply plenty of bottled water. There were two turkey hunters with me in camp and no one got sick. Guns are Beretta 390s, with three-inch chambers. I used three-inch buckshot loads, no problem.
"My guide, Rosendo, was excellent. After we checked a water hole, he would clear the leaves from the paths for about 70 yards. The only other PH I have seen do this was Nicky Blunt on a leopard hunt. I would take Rosendo anywhere, and he would be outstanding. The peccaries come to water at midday. When we located a water hole that the peccaries were using (usually two-plus hours from camp) we would set up over it at about 9:30 am. We would climb a tree, set a hammock and wait. At 3:00 pm, we would leave. I........(continued)