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Paradise Canyon Information

Paradise Canyon Ranch (PCR) is located just outside the small town of Zaragoza, Mexico. The ranch is 12,000 acres, with the sole hunting rights of the two adjoining ranches ( El Capitan & El Pajaro). This gives us a total area of over 50 square miles for exclusive pleasure. At the El Pajaro there is a very comfortable casa with which has four bedrooms all with their own baths. We have internet service along with air conditioning to make your summer stays relaxing. PCR has a couple food plots with one have irrigation. Power is brought in by late-model generators along with a 12000-watt solar power system. Transportation on the ranches is varied with an abundance of 4-wheelers, RTVs, high rack trucks, and even—the cowboy’s favorite—horses. There is such a wide range of adventures to enjoy, you can flat wear yourself out. With hundreds of unexplored caves to check out and Indian artifacts to find, you will never be able to stay long enough to see it all. Throw in lions, javies and bears along with deer, cats, and yotes, and you will think you’re in Disneyland.

Frequently Asked Questions: Paradise Canyon Ranch

  • What type of weather should I expect? +

    In December and January it is very possible to have a hard frost in the morning, then temperatures into the upper 70s by afternoon. On the flip side, I have seen a week straight of 80 degree weather set in, but this is a rare occurrence. Most days the wind blows lightly, but on occasion it can make you thankful that our blinds are staked solidly into the ground. One of my favorite aspects of Mexico's climate is the amount of sunshine we receive. So don't forget the sunscreen, and if you are a bit light on the top bring a hat!
  • What type of clothes should I bring? +

    Because the weather is variable, we advise hunters to dress by layering. I like a Polartec type of undergarment (moisture wicking material), then camo clothing and maybe a hoodie of some type. Warm hat, quality gloves, and light boots work well. Riding a quad at daybreak in 40-degree weather can get chilly. On the other hand, sometimes you might see 80 at midday, so throw in a light set of camo if possible. If you plan on doing any predator calling, deer spotting and stalking, or tracking, a pair of chaps will make the journey much more comfortable. Chaps are perfect for tracking a wounded buck on horseback. Back at the lodge, a nice pair of house shoes work nice for the chilly mornings. Pack lip balm, sunscreen, tweezers, and any personal hygiene articles you might need.
  • What type of equipment is needed? +

    A good set of optics is strongly recommended. This enables you to assess the quality of your deer better. Video and digital cameras are valuable, as in most situations you will be able to video-tape your kill. There are lots of once-in-a-lifetime events (buck fights, predator sightings, and unbelievable scenery) that you will have an excellent chance of witnessing. Sun glasses, compass, flashlight, predator call are all handy items.
  • What is the house like? +

    The Casa Blanco (White House) has four separate bedrooms each with a private bath. Other than your personal hygiene items all bedding, pillows, hand lotion, towels, hand soap, etc. are provided. The house has a large dining and living area for fellowship after the day's hunt. House shoes, hair dryer, chap stick, tweezers, sunscreen and flashlights are great items to pack.
  • How are the deer hunted on the ranch? +

    The three most common techniques used on the ranch are as follows: 1) Hunting from an enclosed blind situated overlooking a food plot or at an intersection of roads which have had corn spread on them. 2) Spot and stalk by setting up in a location that allows a view of arroyos or valleys. Once the deer is sighted, you stalk into position to make the kill. 3) Hi-racking by driving, slowing along ranch roads, and using optics to glass side hills and canyons.
  • How hard is it to cross a weapon into Mexico? +

    It is a simple task when done correctly. We use an agent to work with the military on our behalf and have never had a problem arise. We meet the authorities at the custom area, and they check serial numbers and ammo. The permit is arranged beforehand and normally takes under half an hour to check in your weapon. There is a permit fee when bringing your own gun, the present cost is $350 which allows the crossing of two guns. We also provide guns at the ranch for those who prefer not to deal with checking guns.
  • What type of equipment is on the ranch? +

    As far as transportation goes, we have a half dozen 4-wheelers, three side-by-side RTVs, a late-model high rack truck and very rideable horses. We maintain ten free choice protein feeders year-round along with eighteen timed corn feeding stations. The main work area is powered by solar panels and has a large workshop. We have a walk-in cooler, two freezers, an air compressor, a portable welder, and most other hand tools. There is even a basketball court at the barn!
  • What happens after I shoot my deer? +

    The fun begins! We have great quail and dove hunting along with predator-calling opportunities. There are hundreds of caves along the river canyon just waiting to be explored. The canyon was used as a major travel corridor during the Indian era, so the area abounds with artifacts. Horseback riding is also an option for those wanting to explore the far reaches of the 54-square-mile ranch.
  • What type of paperwork is required to enter Mexico? +

    There is no paperwork needed to enter Mexico. All U.S. hunters and visitors will require a passport or an enhanced Drivers License to return to the U.S.
  • How do I get my antlers, cape and meat out of Mexico? +

    We will assist you in every aspect of this procedure. We are issued tags for each animal that allows for the importation of these articles back into the U.S. The hide and meat must be frozen for at least 24 hours before they cross. (If you kill on the last two days, you will have to ship FedEx.) You can then either fly them back in a tote or ship FedEx. (Cape and hide cost about $150.) The meat can also be flown or FedExed. An extra bag check on the plane is usually around $80.
  • How is the transportation to the ranch handled? +

    Paradise Canyon ranch is located 1 ½ hours from Del Rio, Texas. Unfortunately they have temporally discontinued flights into Del Rio. So hunters fly into San Antonio where we will provide transportation from.. We can assist with motel accommodation if needed. We transport the hunters across the border and proceed directly to the ranch. On Friday after the morning hunt, we return to the U.S.
  • How do I book a hunt? +

    Call Sam at 231-631-9614 or Tracy at 231-633-4875. Once the dates are figured out a $1,000 deposit is required. Full payment is expected before your hunt begins. You can also e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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Hunt Packages available from Pradise Canyon Ranch

  • Management Buck
  • $2750.00
  • 1 Deer Tag (8pt. scoring 110-135)
  • 2 Javelinas
  • Dove & Quail Hunting
  • Food & Lodging
  • Airport Pickup/Dropoff
  • Capping & Meat Handling/Storing
  • Guns Provided
  • Visa & Travel Assistance
  • 5 Day Hunt
  • Book A Hunt
  • Trophy Buck
  • $5000.00
  • 1 Deer Tag
  • 2 Javelinas
  • Dove & Quail Hunting
  • Food & Lodging
  • Airport Pickup/Dropoff
  • Capping & Meat Handling/Storing
  • Guns Provided
  • Visa & Travel Assistance
  • 5 Day Hunt
  • Book A Hunt
  • Non-Hunter Guest
  • $1000/Week
  • -Must be a companion of a registered and paid hunter
  • Food & Lodging
  • Airport Pickup/Dropoff
  • Visa & Travel Assistance
  • 4 wheeler & UTV availability
  • Cave exploring
  • Horseback Riding
  • 5 Day Hunt
  • Book A Hunt
  • Recreational Adventures
  • Custom Quotes
  • Come visit the ranch and have an adventure. With caves, rivers, atvs and over 50 square miles there is plenty to explore.
  • Airport Pickup/Dropoff
  • Visa & Travel Assistance

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  • August - March
  • Request a Quote

*Please keep in mind limited space is available, especially regarding trophy buck hunts