The Mexicali valley, one hour south of the U.S. border at Calexico, provides excellent opportunities for bird hunting. Dove, quail, pheasant and duck hunters travel here year after year to enjoy the sport. Guns and even ammunition are highly illegal in Mexico, UNLESS you obtain the proper permits. Local outfitters help American hunters with gun registration, and “tags” for the various species. Guns are inspected and permitted by the Mexican military at ports of entry during the first border crossing of the season. The outfitters also organize UMAs and arrange with local farm owners for permission to hunt in their fields. Once you are registered with an UMA, there are thousands of acres of farm land to hunt on. Guides are also required, but almost any Mexican National can be licensed for a small fee for the season, and accompany the hunters at very reasonable rates.
Campo Mil is located along the quiet waters of the Rio Hardy, at the western edge of the Colorado River Delta, within the Mexicali Valley. The Campo provides a seasonal home for many hunters, and also offers short and long term lodging for other outdoor enthusiasts.