Frequently Asked QUESTIONS

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FrequentlyaskedQuestions

IS IT SAFE?
Safety of hunters and guests is a primary concern for Mexico Hunting.  While we have enjoyed years of hunting without incident to any hunters, the possibility exists that hunters will encounter cartel members.  The best advice to hunters is to stay off the roadways at nights so you are not mistaken as a rival cartel member.  Additionally, DO NOT put yourself in a compromised position while in Mexico.  Our interactions have been friendly and positive with all locals encountered, as they consider tourist a positive contribution to their economy

​DO YOU NEED A PASSPORT?
​It is highly recommended to have a passport when crossing any countries borders, and the Mexico and USA borders are no exception. In some cases, alternative forms of identification can be used, but this would not be recommended.  
US Customs currently allows travel with a birth certificate and photo ID.  

​WHAT GUNS ARE ALLOWED?
​If you plan to carry your own gun into Mexico, a gun permit and $200 will need to be submitted one month berore before the scheduled hunt.  This permit allows a hunter to bring two guns and 100 rounds of ammunition per gun into Mexico.  We recommend at least a .270 caliber rifle.  No centerfire rifles and no handguns are allowed.  Hunters choosing a guided hunt can use one of the MH rifles that are equipped with 3 X 9 scopes and sighted in at 200 yards, so permits are not necessary for our guests who choose all inclusive hunts.  HUNTERS SHOULD CARRY EITHER THEIR GUN PERMIT OR THE MH PERMIT AT ALL TIMES THEY ARE IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM.

​CAN GUNS TRAVEL BACK AND FORTH?
​No.  Once you check your gun into Mexico, you must leave your gun and ammunition for the entire season.  MH has gun safes and will keep your guns locked up (with paperwork) and meet you when you cross back into Mexico to hunt.  Please allow us 48 hours notice regarding your trip so that someone is available to meet you with your gun.  Guns must be checked out of the the country on your last hunting trip for the year before the season ends.

WHEN IS THE SEASON?
​Whitetail season runs from the day after Thanksgiving until the end of January.  Sometimes the season is extended until the middle of February, but that is not the published season. 

​WHERE DO YOU CROSS INTO MEXICO?
Most leases are accessible through the border crossings at Nuevo Laredo or Falcon Heights.  We recommend crossing at Falcon Heights since it is a much smaller, faster, and easier crossing.  A MH staff member will be at the border crossing with your gun and hunting permits -- be sure to coordinate in advance so we know when and where to meet.

WHAT FOOD ITEMS ARE ALLOWED INTO MEXICO?
​Customs officials have the right to seize any meat and produce brought into Mexico.  This is a common occurence at the Nuevo Laredo crossing, so be prepared that food items may be confiscated.  Grocery stores are available in Mexico to replenish supplies.

​CAN GAME BE BROUGHT BACK TO THE US?
​Yes.  All MH hunters receive a hunting agreement and will properly tag their animal.  This animal must be declared when crossing back into the US and appropriate paperwork needs to be completed.  The meat and caped skull can be carried across any border crossing.  Hides must be crossed through specific border checkpoints and treated for ticks.  a MH staff member will be happy to arrange caping of your trophy and assist with the process.

ARE STANDS AND FEEDERS ON THE LEASES?
​Generally no, most leases are raw land with accommodations.  Hunters can bring their own stands and feeders and set up their leases as they desire on the season leases.  We recommend feeder pens to keep hogs and javelinas away from the feeders.  Mexican officials will charge an import tax based on their assessed value of the equipment brought into Mexico.  We will be happy to assist in the process.  If hunting with us on a package hunt, blinds and feeders are provided. 

​WHAT PAPERWORK IS NEEDED FOR TRAILERS AND ATVs?
​You will need a copy of the title when you cross these items through the border checkpoint.

​HOW INTENSE IS THE CHECKPOINT PROCESS?
​Crossing through the border is typically a quick process and sometimes officials thoroughly search your bags and vehicles.  DO NOT carry illegal items or narcotics.  Prescriptions need to be in their original containers.  Border officials often use dogs to search your vehicles for drugs and firearms, so be aware that this may occur.


ANY SUGGESTIONS?
Although it is best to have Mexican Peso's when traveling into Mexico, many stores will accept payment in US Dollars. Bring small denomination currency so you can pay for items in Mexico.  Most stores do not have US change, so it is easier to plan ahead and bring $1s and $5s so you can get close to the amount that is needed.


DEPOSITS & PAYMENTS FOR HUNTS
All hunts need to be fully paid for prior to commencement of Hunt. A deposit of $500 is required to ensure your lease, and is non-refundable. Payments can be made through this website, using PayPal, Visa, MasterCard or Money Order.


LEGAL DISCLOSURE
The information contained in this website does not constitute legal advice, and should not be used as your sole source of information when choosing to travel to another country. Any travel is undertaken solely at the discretion of the traveler, and official requirements for entry and exit into or out of the United States and Mexico will be different for every person crossing the border. Please verify your requirements with your local government travel organization.