GENERAL INFORMATION FOR HUNTING IN MEXICO
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SHOULD BE HELPFUL IN PREPARING FOR YOUR HUNT
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Commercial Flight Information:
Please plan on arriving in Harlingen, Texas on your day of arrival between 12:00 – 1:00 pm.  You should make your commercial flight departure on your day of departure between 1:00 – 2:00 pm.  The van will leave the lodge to take you back to Harlingen at 7:00 am.  It is approximately a 4 hour drive.  It is important to schedule your commercial travel around our recommended times as we are having to coordinate many groups coming and going and we do not want you to have to sit at the airport too long. Southwest Airlines and Continental Airlines fly into Harlingen.

Special arrangements due to late arrivals and departures may incur an additional charge.

Van Transportation:
Upon arrival at the airport, go to the Baggage Claim area.  Our ground transportation personnel will meet you there.  If you have not been contacted by the time your luggage arrives, please call the office.

The driver can stop before crossing the border if you want to eat lunch or you can pick up some sandwiches at or near the airport.  There will be beer and soft drinks in the van for your trip.  Also, there will be a rest stop approximately half-way.  The total trip will take approximately four hours.  You will arrive in camp in time to relax, prepare for the next day of hunting and eat dinner.

Guns:
The lodge provides quality shotguns.  The use of lodge guns is included in the standard package price. Shells are $13.00 per box. 

Tips – The following are minimum recommended tips:

1.         Bird boys - $15.00 per bird boy per outing.  This tip should be paid directly to the bird boys at the end of the hunt.

2.         Head Guide Tips - (this can be divided among all the hunter’s in your group):

Quail (Emilio) - $50 per outing

Duck (Head Guide) - $50 per outing

Dove (Emilio) - $50 per outing 

3.         House staff - $100.00 per hunter.  This is for our 3 day hunting trip.  If you hunt extra days we recommend that you tip an additional $20 per hunter per day.  This tip should be given directly to the camp manager to distribute to the staff (cooks, housekeepers, grounds keepers, bird cleaners, etc.)  at the end of the trip.

4.         Van driver - $5.00 per person each way.  Please tip the van driver after each trip as you may have a different driver each way.

Clothing:
The weather during white-wing season is generally very warm so dress accordingly.   White-wing doves flare from bright colors; therefore, for hunting we suggest khaki or camouflage clothing, hunting boots or heavy walking shoes and camouflage caps.  In addition to hunting clothes, include slacks, shorts, shirts and swimsuit.
 

The weather during December through February for quail and duck hunting brings temperature extremes, usually cold in January and February with sunny and mild conditions between cold fronts.   Temperatures usually vary from the low 40's to the low 70's. 

Long pants and jackets are recommended as a minimum.  Other cold weather hunting clothes should be considered in late December through February.  Footwear needs to be comfortable hunting boots.  It is REQUIRED that all of our quail hunters wear one piece of clothing that is orange, preferably a hat or vest, and also snake chaps or leggings.  We have snake chaps at the lodge for your use. 

Proof of Citizenship
PASSPORTS ARE NOW REQUIRED.  U.S. CUSTOMS HAS CHANGED ITS RULES ON RE-ENTRY INTO THE U.S.    THERE ARE NO REFUNDS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR PASSPORT.

Phone Service:
International phone calls from the cell phone are extremely expensive.  Telephone service is available, but at a rate of $5.00 US per minute.  Please pay the Management immediately after each call.  Some US cell phones work in Mexico while others do not.  We recommend you contact your cell phone service provider to determine if your phone will work in Mexico.

Ice Chests:
For those traveling by commercial airline you will need a heavy plastic type ice chest.  Please bring your own empty ice chest or chests will be available for a cost at the lodge of $30.00 each.

Outfitting Checklist: 
For those traveling by commercial airline you will need a heavy plastic type ice chest.  Please bring your own empty ice chest or chests will be available for a cost at the lodge of $30.00 each.

Outfitting Checklist:

______            Passport !

______            Shooting glasses

______            Shooting gloves

______            Shooting vest or shell belt (NO SHELLS)

______            Ear/hearing protection

______            Insect repellent

______            Sunscreen

______            Camera gear and film

______            Small bills for tips

______            Orange vest for quail hunters

______            Snake chaps for quail hunters *                      

______            Waders for duck hunters *      

______            Duck calls for those that want to call, otherwise we do the duck calling.

*We do carry these at the lodge.  Please ask before your trip.

IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT WE CAN DO TO MAKE YOUR TRIP BETTER, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

   
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