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Subscriber-Written Trip Report
On Bison Hunting in Hermosillo Mexico

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Report ID: 10094 Weapon Used: Rifle How Hunt Was Conducted? Guided
Date of Hunt: January 1, 2015 to January 14, 2015
Place of Hunt: Mexico - Hermosillo
Hunt Area:

Outfitter (or safari company): Todd Rice; Sonoran Outfitters. Tel. (253) 269-8789 ; Email: ; Web
Personal Guide (if any):
Booking Agent (if any):
Trip Arrangements
(if self-guided):
License Required:

Major Game Animals Taken: Deer, Mule - Availability: - Trophy Size: 170-class
Game Sought But Not Taken: Bison - Availability: no time
Deer, Coues Whitetail - Availability: didn't find a trophy
Game Condition Comments:

SERVICE RATINGS (excellent, good, fair or poor)
Quality of Outfit: N/A Guide/PH Ability: N/A
Condition of Camp: N/A Condition of Equipment: N/A
Quality of Food: N/A Trophy Care: N/A
Name of Airline: Airline Service: N/A
Airline Comments:

Hunting Fees: Amount: $0
Trophy Fees: Amount: $0
Permits/Licenses: Amount: $0
Commercial Airfares: Amount: $0
Charter Airfares: Amount: $0
Other Costs: Amount: $0
Total: $0

Problems of Hunt:
Highlights of Hunt: See comments
Equipment Recommendations:
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend? yes

Hunter Name: Travis Fleetwood
Contact Information: E-mail:
Hunting Experience:
Physical Condition:

IMPORTANT NOTES (actions taken if hunter unhappy with hunt)
Notified Outfitter? Notified Personal Guide? Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, outfitter or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?

We spoke several months ago concerning Todd Rice and the problems he was having. After much thought and talking to many of the people that had problems with Mr. Rice I decided to go on my hunt. I hunted in the Hermosillo area for two weeks and was personally guided by Mr. Rice. I hunted two different camps and I believe three different ranches during my time. The original plan was to hunt mule deer, coues deer, and bison. That plan was fluid as I had arrived and the mule deer where in full rut and that was my primary trophy. Over the first week Mr. Rice and I saw and passed several good deer, but no deer that reached the trophy level I was looking for. That being said we passed several deer that could have easily been shot and made a happy hunter. Some where too young others where only 3 on one side or similar issue. At the end of the first week after not having pulled the trigger Todd and I both decided to scrape the bison portion of the hunt and reschedule that for the next season and continue to pursue the rutting mule deer. We moved camps and hunted two different ranches the second week. During that second week I was able to take a ancient cull deer and another 4x4 with kickers. While the 4x4 wasnt the trophy I was looking for it was a very respectable 170 class mule deer. We continued to hunt coues deer for the remainder of the hunt without finding a trophy. Mr. Rice told me at the end of my hunt that next season I can come back to hunt mule deer after my bison hunt and the coues deer will be on him. As for the hunting operation as a whole the camps where great with wonderful food and plenty of beer. The ranches did not appear to be over hunted or lacking in deer. Mr. Rice has hundreds of thousands of acres to hunt and is willing to move hunters from one camp to another upon their request as I personally witnessed. I must tell you that the second ranch I hunted produced some giant deer this season. While I was there I hunter shot a 206 typical 4x4 that I scored along with Mr. Rice. Earlier in the season the same ranch produced a 216 inch non-typical. The problem becomes every hunter that travels to Sonora wants a 200 inch mule deer and there just arent that many. If you have any questions concerning Mr. Rice or Sonoran Outfitters please call me.

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