Shunneson & Wilson Adventures
February 2016 NEWSLETTER


Hidden under the brim of his baseball hat, is the happy face of Lad Shunneson with an amazing double-drop Coues Deer.

This is a Coues Deer hunt like no other AND IT IS FOR EVERYONE! There are about 10 waterholes throughout the ranch (just 2 hours from Hermosillo), each with a previously concealed blind set back in the brush about 20 - 60 yards from each waterhole. The waterholes are about 50 - 80 yards long and 30 yards wide. Once you are in a blind, you sit back and watch the show.

From each blind, my hunting partner, Bill Barrett (who hunted 1x1 at different waterholes), and I saw Deer, Coyotes, Javelinas, Bobcats, Ducks, and one Coati Mundi. The first morning, I saw 17 deer before I shot an old bruiser buck estimated at 8 - 10 years with heavy antlers and points.

Lad doesn't seem to be watching too diligently.

The 8-day package (6 full hunting days) costs $4,500 + $300 for the license/tag including the trophy fee for an any-size Coues Deer, airport pick-up and delivery, 1x1 guide, rifle rental ... everything except any overnights in Hermosillo. A second Coues Deer can be shot for a trophy fee of $2,500 + $300 for the license/tag. Prime time is January to mid-February.

Lad's first Coues Deer.

Lad's double-drop buck was his second Coues Deer.

The second morning, we went to a different waterhole, and early-on I shot a 15-point non-typical with two big drop tines. After that, I visited different waterholes to enjoy the wildlife. I passed on several Javelinas (available for $600), but couldn't help shooting some Coyotes in the interest of conservation ($100 each). I shot two on the third day and three more after that.

Bill Barrett shot a very nice 10 pointer.

Camp was great, equipment was great, and the food was excellent.

The same outfitter also hunts big Desert Mule Deer in January ($12,500 + $500 for the tag) and Gould's Turkey each April - May. For Gould's, you can join my partner, Ken Wilson, April 18-20, 2016 ($2,500 + $250 for the tag and you can shoot a second turkey for $500 + $250).

To discuss hunting Africa, Asia, North America,
and South Pacific, contact
Ken Wilson (830-792-4200)
To discuss hunting Europe and North America,
and Billfishing Worldwide, contact
Lad Shunneson (303-258-7777)