Sonora Mule Deer hunting is a hunt that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetime.
It’s almost here, Springer season. Time to get out the heavy gear and tackle. Watch the video below and see how we cut plug herring and troll the Columbia for spring Chinook. Dates are available still, email or call to get a day fishing on the Columbia River, while it’s still open.
Sonora Desert Mule Deer
Two young bucks sparing with each other before the rut begins. Stuff you don’t get to see very often.
Overall, it was a good season for us. We took several really nice bucks and a few giants. The drought we had last year definitely hurt some of the antler growth on some of the deer, but we have a crop of bucks that will be monsters next season. With 20 inches of rain hitting our hunting ranches last year, it will only take a normal amount of rain this year to make for an amazing season next year. One spot left for next season, so now is the time to get down there and hunt in Sonora Mexico!
Check out part 2 coming in a few days. Video and more photo’s from this season!
Booking your Alaska Salmon fishing adventure
In part one of the this two part blog, we talked about selecting your target Salmon species. In part 2, we are going to look at, picking your accommodations, your guide, and or your camp.
Now that we have selected your specie(s) you’re going to target, let’s pick a lodge, guide, or camp that will best suit you.
Lodges: Most lodges offer you a chance at catching multi species during your stay. Each day you can select from several species in which you want to target. The only downfall to this, is the price. Lodges that have their own airplanes, that fly you daily to the best fishing spots, typically cost in the $6000-$9000 a week range. With that extra cost you get some pretty amazing accommodations. Life at the lodge can be extremely comfortable and relaxing. If this sounds like something you’d be interested and can afford, this trip might be for you.
Guides: Typically, when fishing with a guide, you have already determined the river and species you want to target. In many cases however, anglers just go with the recommendation of the guide they have selected and meet him/her at a specified river and area. What do you look for in a guide, that will be best for you? This is a topic that could be written about, in several articles. When you select a guide, look for one that has experience fishing for the species of fish you want to target. This goes for anglers fishing at a lodge. Do the guides have experience guiding for your targeted species?
Experience is a key to selecting a guide, most guide businesses have years of experience under their belt. Simply searching websites and making a phone call or two, can help chose your guide that best matches your needs. Get references from the guide that you choose. This is one of the most overlooked steps, yet one of the most important, when booking a guided trip.
Camps: Fishing camps, allow you to be on the river for your stay. Lodges will fly you in and out daily, taking away a lot of prime fishing time. Guided trips are usually 7-8 hour trips, the rest of the time is spent in a hotel room waiting for the next days adventure. Staying at a fishing camp typically gives the angler more guided fishing time and a chance to bank fish after your day on the boat. Make sure of the accommodation when choosing a fishing camp on the river. Alaska weather can be tough at times and you’ll want to be comfortable during your stay. Waterproof tents, clothes drying tent, and food! Don’t forget the food, and get references!
Good luck on your next adventure in Alaska!