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118 hunting trips from 52 outfitters starting from $150

118 hunts
$150 starting from
12 countries
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Where to hunt Dove

Doves exist, or were introduced by people, almost all over the world. They are especially numerous in locations with large scale agriculture for cereals such as wheat. There’s dove season in almost every US state, but guided hunt opportunities tend to center in Texas. Globally speaking, dove hunting in Argentina is legendary, and opportunities in other South American countries like Uruguay and Bolivia are not too far behind. There’s also dove hunting in many African countries, from Morocco to the North to Zimbabwe, Botswana and RSA in the South. Some dove hunting opportunities can also be found in Europe and Mexico.

Price distribution

Dove hunts are some of the best bargains at online marketplace and hunts in Texas or Louisiana can be had for $150-$500. However, there’s dove hunting and dove hunting. Exotic destinations like Argentina or South Africa may cost a few thousand dollars, which does not seem to high if you consider that these prices usually include 5* lodging, great food, and many other extras (up to a few thousand rounds of ammo).

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Tags, Licenses and Rules

Like most abundant birds, doves do not required tags, and harvest is constrained by season, bags and possession limits. Species identification is essential, as different limits may apply for different species. Some areas have regulations limiting the use of toxic (lead) shot ammunition. Limits are mostly generous, however, and when it comes to invasive species or crop protection, may be non-existent.

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When to hunt Dove?

In the USA, dove hunting season traditionally opens on September 1, and may last well into New Year. Dove shooting opportunities may exist all year round, especially where the birds are considered agricultural pests and/or invasive species. The most popular months to hunt Argentina and other South American countries are August and December-January at around the Christmas – New Year breaks, but price-savvy hunters are often advised to focus on September - early December.


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The most common way of dove hunting is pass shooting them as they come to feed on the crop fields, or near water holes. The hunters may do it from stationary or improvised blinds, and use decoys to attract the birds. However, in many areas doves are so numerous that none of this may be necessary, and just a bit of improvised cover will be enough for success.

Why hunt Dove?

Doves are relatively small and fast-paced birds with irregular flight, and hitting them consistently with a shotgun is a great challenge. Dove shooting is a fast-paced and veried experience, and this keeps drawing hunters to their favorite dove fields year after year. Unlimited or near unlimited shooting in Argentina and other places results from the fact that doves are considered agricultural pests; without hunting for sport, their numbers would have to be reduced with more sinister and indiscriminate means.

Namibian Wing shooting package

Namibian Wing shooting package Namibia

Not Only do we offer some of the best Plains Game in Namibia, but some of the best Wing Shooting as well. Namibia Offer's a wide variety of bird species from May to November to hunt. With us situated in the North East of Namibia we specialise in certain species of bird that occur in that area, such as Helmeted Guineafowl, Red - Billed Spur-fowl, Crested Francolin, Cape Turtle Dove, Laughing Dove and Burchell's Sandgrouse. Being a social event wing shooting is best done in small groups. We take a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 per group. Wing Shooting is either a early morning or late afternoon affair. We conduct our hunts early mornings waiting at water points for your grouse and dove species and late afternoons flushing the Spur-fowl, Francolins and Guineafowl in dry river beds You will be pleasantly surprised with what our chefs will prepare for your shoot of the day.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 14 Mar 2021 30 Nov 2021

Package price $8,000 for 5 days, 4 hunters


Our 4 nights special door to door program will set the var for your future wingshooting trips. You will enjoy a hosted trip attended by one the co-owners. This hunt includes 4 mornings and 4 afternoons non stop outings. Our staff will take care of you as soon as you arrive to Buenos Aires Ezeiza intl Airport, after the meet & greet you will take a ground transfer to the lodge. The wake-up call is at 5:30 AM, guests will depart after a banquet style breakfast to be at the blind before first light. Hunters will enjoy easy access and comfortable double blinds strategically located to assure high volume of birds. Each couple of guests will be assisted by a professional guide sharing it's knowledge helping to distinguish each bird among the 12 species like White-faced Whistling Duck, Rosy-billed Pochard, Speckled Teal, Yellow-billed Pintail, to mention a few. Hunters will return to the lodge by mid morning to enjoy non stop appetizers, then lunch followed by a relaxing & power-up nap. By the afternoon, hunters can choose in between Ducks, Perdiz or Doves & Pigeons shooting. At the conclusion of the hunt, we will transfer you to Buenos Aires Ezeiza intl Airport or downtown as per your agenda. INCLUDED: - 4 nights lodging, twin bed rooms configuration. - All meals and soft drinks, open bar, day long appetizers. - Professional guide service and field assistants. - Waders and laundry service. - Gun rental. Benelli y Beretta. - Shells 20 boxes. - Hunting License. - Transfers to and from Airport or Buenos Aires. - Single room at no surcharge, subject to availability. PROGRAM STD PRICE: USD 5,000 per hunter. BYH SPECIAL PRICE: USD 3,500 per hunter. EXCLUSIVE USE OF LODGE for groups of 4 hunters or more. EXTRA SHELLS DUCKS: $17 per box of shells. EXTRA SHELLS DOVES & PERDIZ: $14 per box of shells. SINGLE ROOM: no surcharge, subject to availability. NOT INCLUDED: . Tips . Shotgun importation fee. . Massage sessions.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 25 Apr 2021 8 Aug 2021

Package price $3,500 for 5 days, 1 hunter
4 Day Dove & Pigeon Shooting

4 Day Dove & Pigeon Shooting Argentina

We are a pioneers outfitters in Argentina with over fifty year old company and through the years we have developed the passion for first class shooting experience providing a memorable experience in dove, pigeon and duck hunting in our different hunting areas where we operated. Our expertise and knowledge of local roost areas, flight patterns, weather conditions, and most importantly landowners provide and unique advantage to gives an unforgettable hunting experience. An average doves hunter may expect to shoot 2000 shells a day, and there is No Bag Limit! Concerning Pigeon hunting we shoot then over decoys and also carrousels, you can expect to shoot 500 shells a day. In the fields you will be assistance by a bird-boy who will provide you with shotgun shells and refreshments and load your gun, all the bird boys have radio communication. Normally wake up around 6:30am and the shooting begins after breakfast, about 7:30 am we start the transfer to the fields where the blinds are set up to start with the hunt immediately, shoot until noon and enjoy an Argentinean barbecue at the fields. Afternoon shoot begins at around 2:30pm and continues until almost dark. Then you don’t need to worry about the details, your only job, will be to get away from it all, relax, experience and enjoy your hunting. Tentative Itinerary: Day 1: Arrive: Reception in Buenos Aires International Airport by a bilingual host, assistance and flight to doves area, about 1 hour 30 minutes flight. Reception at Tucuman Airport and transfer to the by paved roads (2 hours drive). Great you at the hunting Lodge distribution of rooms. Enjoying snacks and Dinner. Overnight at Lodge. Days 2 and 3: Doves shooting. Days 4 and 5: Pigeon hunting over decoys. Day 6: Early transfer to Tucuman Airport. Flight back to Buenos Aires. Reception at Buenos Aires domestic Airport and transfer to Ezeiza International Airport for our flight back home.

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 1 May 2021 31 Aug 2022

Package price $3,000 for 6 days, 1 hunter

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