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Old 01-15-2021, 03:22 PM   #1
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Default Finally got to hunt Old Mexico

Iíve wanted to hunt Old Mexico every since Iíve watched Michael Waddell hunt there years ago! For some reason I just thought that would be so cool to cross the Rio Grande with my Mathews bow to try to kill a wide Mexico buck. Well years have passed and Iíve gotten older and my dream looked to probably never happen. As Iíve gotten older Iíve realized that if I want to do something I can either choose to do it or choose not to do it.

Well as I was looking through the Classfieds on TBH, which is a daily adventure I came across a Management Buck hunt in Mexico! I couldnít open the ad fast enough to read the details. I read the ad and thought well his management practices are reasonable and honestly his top end management bucks are trophies to me! So I PMíed Drop Dead Fred aka Corey. I thought dang I think Iíve bought something from him before and sure enough I had two great transactions with him in the past. After several phone calls about the hunt and numerous questions I bought the management tag in May! I was excited to say the least and ready to go! Corey would send me pictures of management bucks along the way and we stayed in touch.

On to the hunt.....of course I live in Sulphur Springs about as for as you can get from Mexico! I start my trek to meet Corey at his house. He was so nice to let me crash at his house the night before we left. I think because he wanted to leave at 4:00 a.m. All of this is new to me about crossing the border and getting back. I asked him numerous questions. We get across the border and we get to the ranch. We arrive in plenty of time to get all settled in and hunt that afternoon.

The first afternoon there is deer everywhere! I didnít see any of the hitlist bucks but plenty of deer. No worries we are here to hunt a week!! Next morning same thing. Corey says after breakfast I found a great spot for you to put your double bull. So we went and setup the blind and I just stayed and hunted. We were after this buck that is wide mature 10pt. Well the buck comes in but I donít get a shot at him!! Itís been happening to me all season!! One close encounter after another but no shot. But again I think no worries we are here for a week. Next afternoon the 10pt comes back in, I need him to take two more steps(he is at 14yds) but one of the other lease member comes and picks me up 25 minutes before shooting light is over. Iím speechless but just laugh it off and think itís just more to the story! He apologizes numerous times and says that the deer donít move that late😳😳 I tell him no worries. Of course next morning you know where Iím at....right back in that blind!! About 8:15 after getting covered up in 25+ deer n bow range I think I canít wait for this afternoonís hunt. I look down the rd and their is the buck. He works his way in and a few does get closer to him. At that point he realizes the does are more fun than the corn. He pushes them around and another 5.5yr buck snort wheezes at him. He clears the big cactus offering every bowhunter a dream broadside shot at 14yds! The Rage zips through him and off he goes, which wasnít far! My dream hunt had just unfolded in front of my eyes! I set in the blind and just soaked it in....Iím in another country met a guy off the internet spent the night at his house and Iím in the middle of nowhere!! This is just awesome I couldnít have dreamed my hunt would be this good! After I set there for a little while I texted Corey Iíd killed the wide 10pt(aka 2 step, the lease member called him that after he scared him off&#128514. Corey came over immediately and we took up the track which last about 50yds.

My story has gotten long so Iíll make it quick I ended up taking a few javelins and killed one more cull buck that Corey needed off the protein bill!

Iím one take chances and roll the dice on hunting! Iíve never hunted in another country and for sure canít Spanish. So I was really relying on Corey that this hunt was going to be everything I expected it to be! Well Corey went above and beyond I canít say enough good things about him! TBH has some great people on it and I found another one with Corey. I almost forgot but I also got to meet and hunt with another great guy off TBH, Shane aka The Gas Man. Shane killed a really nice buck as well on the hunt!

My Mexico hunt was absolutely amazing and honestly it was easy and very safe. I canít wait go back! My pictures are in no order:
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Old 01-15-2021, 03:29 PM   #2
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Great write-up. I want to go on one of these hunts before I kick the bucket.
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Old 01-15-2021, 03:31 PM   #3
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Sounds like an adventure !
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Old 01-15-2021, 03:38 PM   #4
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Awesome, sounds amazing, congrats!
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Old 01-15-2021, 03:49 PM   #5
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outstanding. well done. When we hunted Mexico, it always felt like we went back in time about a 100 years. Just slows down over there.
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:01 PM   #6
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What a great experience. Congrats on all the kills !!
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:03 PM   #7
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Great write up brother! Glad you had a successful and relaxing hunt. Now get on home, folks are missing ya Ďround here!
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:11 PM   #8
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Great write up and experience. I hunted Mexico years ago for 3 seasons and absolutely loved it!! Congrats!!!
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:19 PM   #9
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Congrats brother!! It was obviously a grand time in the Mexico brush! I was hanging on every text! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:23 PM   #10
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You ruined now

Great buck!
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:37 PM   #11
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Congrats
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:52 PM   #12
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One of these days. Big Congrats!
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Old 01-15-2021, 05:00 PM   #13
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Congrats!
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Old 01-15-2021, 05:04 PM   #14
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Good deal! Nothing like it is there?
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Old 01-15-2021, 05:12 PM   #15
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Great story. I love hunting down there, nothing else like it.
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Old 01-15-2021, 05:14 PM   #16
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Nice write up and buck!
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Old 01-15-2021, 05:17 PM   #17
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Great write up and great bucks! Congratulations!

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Old 01-15-2021, 05:17 PM   #18
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Great write up. Congrats. Can’t wait to cross the border myself
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Old 01-15-2021, 05:18 PM   #19
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Great write up. Great bucks too. Thanks for sharing and taking us along for the ride.
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Old 01-15-2021, 05:20 PM   #20
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awesome congrats
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Old 01-15-2021, 06:00 PM   #21
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Thanks for the nice write-up. I hope to make a trip that way someday.

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Old 01-15-2021, 06:20 PM   #22
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Good story and nice deer! Congrats!
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Old 01-15-2021, 08:07 PM   #23
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Default Finally got to hunt Old Mexico

Couldnít have hand picked a better group you an shane were top shelf glad to get share a campfire with both of yíall and hope to share more! Safe travels amigo!


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Old 01-15-2021, 08:30 PM   #24
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Congratulations!! I remember when DDF posted that.I even screen shot it,lol..I will deer hunt Mexico soon!
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Old 01-15-2021, 09:00 PM   #25
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Good stuff
Congrats!!
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Old 01-15-2021, 10:09 PM   #26
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You got a taste of it....congrats.
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Old 01-15-2021, 10:14 PM   #27
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Nothing like it. Sorry you didn’t have better company

Be careful though. My first Mexico hunt was with a TBH and now we are on a lease together. That place gets in your blood

Congrats

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Old 01-15-2021, 10:27 PM   #28
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Getting to meet great people is another reason TBH is such a special place.
Well done all the way around.

Congrats on the bow kills.
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Old 01-15-2021, 10:48 PM   #29
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Nicely done! Youíve had a fun season!
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Old 01-15-2021, 11:14 PM   #30
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Nothing like it. Sorry you didnít have better company

Be careful though. My first Mexico hunt was with a TBH and now we are on a lease together. That place gets in your blood

Congrats

Iím right here!


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Old 01-15-2021, 11:42 PM   #31
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Congrats on a great deer! Good people here that’s for sure.

I’d love to hunt old Mexico one day, just to be in true untamed territory.
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:07 AM   #32
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Iím right here!


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Oh my bad didnít know you were here 🤣
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Old 01-16-2021, 09:32 AM   #33
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Old 01-16-2021, 09:49 AM   #34
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Awesome story. Great bucks. Congrats
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Old 01-16-2021, 10:07 AM   #35
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Hunting in Mexico just feels and hits different. Congrats on an awesome hunt! Great write up as well. I’m assuming you’ll be back next season?
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:13 PM   #36
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Thanks everybody! I can’t wait to get to go back and hunt down there! If you have every thought about going, do it!
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:50 PM   #37
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Congrats. Sounds like a great week.
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:14 PM   #38
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Congratulations!

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Old 01-16-2021, 08:26 PM   #39
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Yeap. I want to see me some of that!

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Old 01-17-2021, 08:56 AM   #40
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Cool hunt! Congrats!
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