Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunting in the Southwest United States and Mexico
We are actively engaged with the Wild Sheep Foundation in continuing to build desert bighorn sheep populations in Mexico and the United States, with hunting and conservation in mind. Our personal passion for sheep hunting is evident in all of the hunts we recommend and go on ourselves.
We’d like to say hats off to the landowners of Sonora, Mexico! In the early 1980’s, they formed an association whose goal was to bring back native species from the Sonora Desert. Work began on desert sheep and not long after, additional efforts were made to improve habitat for desert mule deer and coues deer. The Sierra Madre Mountains and other scattered mountain ranges of Sonora are the location for our recommended desert bighorn sheep hunts. All the hunts take place on private property, generally large ranches, although a private island is the location of one of our hunts, and it is a great place to bring a partner.
Typically the mountains are steep, rocky, and often brushy. Day hunts use a vehicle to access sheep mountains, then glass from the valley floor for trophy rams. Generally you will stay at a comfortable ranch house in the evening.
Scouts are fielded before your hunt to have general ideas of the locations of various bands of rams on your arrival.