The Ducks – Pintail Heaven
In the fall and winter months, Pichiguila Club becomes a hunter’s paradise. Thousands of migratory North American waterfowl cloud the sky above the Chiricahueto Lagoon. Mexico has generous bag limits of 20 ducks per person per day; our guests are awed not only by the number of birds but also by the variety of waterfowl they have the opportunity to shoot. The most abundant of the ducks listed below include the highly prized Pintail, Blue-Winged, Green-Winged and Cinnamon Teal, Scaup, and Spoonbill. Our hunters regularly shoot tens of birds a day! During the hunting season from mid-November to early March, hunters can shoot 12 species of ducks including:
- Northern Pintail
- Blue-winged Teal
- Green-winged Teal
- Cinnamon Teal
- Lesser Scaup
- Northern Shoveler/Spoonbill
- American Widgeon
- “Pichiguila,” Tree Duck/Fulvous Duck
- Ruddy Duck
- Mexican Mallard
Bringing Your Birds Home
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, you are allowed to import personally harvested migratory game birds that you have legally killed in Mexico back with you to the US, as long as it is not for commercial purposes.
Each bird you import must have one fully feathered wing attached so that the species can be identified (this wing has to stay on until you get home, or you deliver the bird to a taxidermist) by a US Fish and Wildlife Inspector.
You are allowed to import 25 waterfowl per day of shooting from Mexico into the US per person. Please note, that no information listed here is guaranteed to be current or correct, and that procedures vary according to US entry port and cannot be guaranteed. Please see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website for extensive information relating to bringing your birds back into the US.
Follow this link for a list of designated ports:
If you are not flying to a designated port, we highly recommend you notify the nearest designated port of your intended destination and inquire as to any procedures or notifications necessary.
In order to import wildlife, you must file a Declaration for Importation of Fish and Wildlife (form 3-177) filled out when you come back to the US.
You are allowed to import 30 waterfowl per day of shooting from Mexico into the US per person. Please see the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website for extensive information relating to bringing your birds back into the US.