Dove hunting

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104 hunting trips from 49 outfitters starting from $150

104 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.

15 Jun 2017 How to Survive High-Volume Dove Shooting in Argentina.

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.

High volume DOVE shooting in La Pampa

High volume DOVE shooting in La Pampa Argentina

El Aguara Lodge is located in La Pampa Province, only 140 miles from Bahia Blanca city. The hunting operation is Free Range. Estancia El Aguarais a 36.000 acre agricultural and stockbreeding farm that combines flat areas, forests, low hills, and an incredibly challenging landscape that any hunter would love to face. This farm is a natural habitat for Red Stag, Fallow Deer, Axis Deer, Blackbucks, Wild Boars, Water Buffalo, Mouflon, Four Horned Sheep, Scottish Black Face, and Wild Goat among others. It is one of the most remarkable hunting regions in Argentina with excellent big game options and also with the chance to do Wingshooting from the same lodge in less than 60 miles radius. Accommodation in a double room based. The recommended duration of the hunt is 7 days. Other species can be added as per price list. Please inquire for available dates.

Trip duration: 3 days

Hunting season: 1 Nov 2020 1 Nov 2021

Package price $1,800 for 3 days, 1 hunter
"Wings and Wine Special" Package

"Wings and Wine Special" Package South Africa

The ultimate Wing shooting and wine tasting package, magnificent mountain scenery and delectable breakfasts in the bush. Experience the best of both worlds, three days of waterfowl and spur fowl hunting combined with two days of sightseeing and visits to some of the best wine estates in the world. The package is for 4 – 8 hunters with their partners (hunting or non-hunting). Package cost - $ 2250 per couple (includes day trips, spa treatments and scenic tours for non-hunting partners) Our aim is to consistently meet or exceed your expectations by offering quality hunts, genuine hospitality and professional conduct. There are daily bag limits for some bird species (your PH will point this out) but hunters can expect to harvest at least 10 birds per day.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 Feb 2020 30 Nov 2020

Package price $9,000 for 5 days, 4 hunters, 4 guests
Water Buffalo/Blackbuck Antelope/Doves

Water Buffalo/Blackbuck Antelope/Doves Argentina

Special price: $5,450 / Regular price $6950 - The packed Includes: 6 nights/ 5 hunting days, 1 free-range water buffalo bronce medal, 1 blackbuck antelope and 1 day of doves shooting. 1x1 guiding. Your Argentina hunting adventure begins following an overnight flight to Santa Rosa, capital of La Pampa. One of our guide, will meet you at the Santa Rosa airport for an hour transfer to the lodge. The following 5 days will be full hunting days in search of the trophies. We will do our utmost to ensure your comfort and make you feel welcome throughout your stay with us. We also offer rainbow-trout fishing (owned lodge) in Santa Cruz province, Doves in Cordoba and gold fishing and duck in Santa Fe province.

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 28 Feb 2021 31 May 2021

Package price $5,450 for 6 days, 1 hunter

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