Mexico WingshootingExperience Duck, Dove & Quail Hunting in Mexico
Mexico Duck, Dove & Quail Hunt
In the heart of Tamaulipas, in the northeast of Mexico you will find one of the most famous lakes in the world, Lake Guerrero. The surroundings of Lake Guerrero are the perfect habitat for millions of Whit winged doves and fast-flying wild quail. Dove shooting is nothing short of spectacular. Thousands of acres of corn and sorghum fields are close to the lodge. Extensive pre-hunt scouting keeps driving times to the shooting areas to a minimum. The surrounding countryside holds some of the largest concentrations of purely wild bobwhite quail in the world. One sportswriter called them, “the wildest, fastest quail he had ever seen.
The Hacienda conducts traditional walk-up quail hunts behind pointers on fence rows, tree and brush lines and in grain fields. Our dog handlers have extensive experience hunting quail in Mexico. We prefer to match three hunters with each handler and will not exceed four hunters per handler.
For duck hunts, we hunt right on Lake Guerrero out of custom made blinds that can be moved at a moments notice to the place where the ducks are harboring. Our master Waterfowler, will make your duck hunt a memorable experience.
FISHING IN TAMAULIPAS
At the Hacienda, the lake is quite literally at your doorstep. The distance from your bedroom to fishing one of the greatest bass lakes is only a hundred yards. Trophy-bass fishing is offered year-round at the Hacienda. The legendary Lake Guerrero is known worldwide for the number of record-class largemouth bass consistently caught here. The incredible scenery and thousands of acres of flooded timber is heaven on earth for any angler. A voluntary catch and release program now observed by most fishermen has made this great lake even better. The Hacienda maintains its own fleet of boats and has expert local guides. Our boats include 18’ fiberglass boats, Yamaha outboard motors and trolling motors. Also available for daily rental are rods, reels and you can purchase the “hottest baits ” from our tackle shop. Come join us for an experience of a lifetime!
- Triple bird hunting (quail, dove & duck)
- Over 3 million diver and puddle ducks to hunt including doves and quail
- Comfortable accommodations, food and amenities
- Hunting from enclosed ground blinds
- 3 professionally guided quail hunting
- 2 nights lodging with all meals prepared by an onsite chef
- 12 birds per hunter per hunt
- 18,000 + acres of private hunting property
- Professional guide with dogs
- Bird Processing and packaging
- Drive Can-Am to shooting ranges
- Ranch Tour with side-by-side UTV’s
- Access to Trap, Skeet, 5 stand and 1600-yard-long rifle range
- Sports bars and fire pit
- Satellite television/WIFI Access
- Any Airfare
- Transportation to the Ranch
- Hunting License
- Staff and Guide Gratuity
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White winged dove: Aug 21- Nov 29
Mourning dove: Aug 21- Feb 28
Ducks: Oct 9- March 14
Quail: Oct 2- Feb 28
Geese: Oct 9- March 14
Turkey: March- April
Fishing: Year-round catch-and-release
Services and equipment are included.
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WHY GAGE OUTDOORS
Why Travel with Gage Outdoors
FIND OUT WHAT SETS US APART
Constructed in 1984 by an American family, the Hacienda served many years as a private estate and vacation home often used for hunting and fishing. Three years ago, the lodge was sold and underwent a great deal of remodels to be the beautiful hospitable Lodge that it is today. Although small in room count, we take much pride in making sure that every detail is tended to, all the best amenities are given, and the service is beyond impeccable. Our luxurious facilities match our attentive personalized service we offer.
Located in Tamaulipas which is the northernmost state bordering Texas, also has so much to offer. Rich in agriculture, the land thrives on the production of grapefruits, oranges, and agaves. The terrain also makes a great home for being the land of amazing meats and cheeses. With an amazing new government in place, the safety and flourishing success of Tamaulipas is on the rise making it one of the most desirable places to visit for hunting and fishing in the Americans.
Gage Outdoor Expeditions owns and operates some of the finest hunting and fishing lodges throughout the Americas. From Alaska to the tip of Argentina, Gage Outdoor Expeditions seeks out the world’s premier hunting and fishing adventures so you don’t have to. Every hunting and fishing expedition we offer has been explored by a Gage Outdoor consultant and only the finest venues are represented. We understand your time is valuable & you can’t afford to plan for weeks or months just to have some minor detail ruin your hunting or fishing experience. We travel the distance to bring you “The Best of The Best”.
One of the things our customers love most about a Gage expedition is that we take care of all the details, so they can focus on the good stuff: the hunt, the camaraderie, the adventure, the total experience. When it comes to your hunting trip, we aim to please.
Whether traveling to Mexico to our other hunting destinations, guests are greeted at the airport by bilingual staff. We will assist with customs, gun clearance (not recommended to bring guns) and transfers. Throughout your stay, you are accompanied by bilingual hosts who will do everything possible to make sure your trip is flawless.
BRINGING A FIREARM TO MEXICO
We do not recommend bringing a firearm on your hunt but if you decide on it we will assist you. If you have never brought a firearm to Mexico in the past or it’s not a breech loading firearm, the process is pretty simple.
If the above does not apply, you will need to get approval by mail or in person by appointment from the Mexican consulate closest to you.
While the weather in San Fernando does not dip to freezing temperatures normally, it can be cool and wet at times. Generally, temperatures in Dec – Feb range from the 40’s in the mornings and warm up to the 70’s by afternoons. Aug – Nov highs may be in the 90’s.
WHAT TO BRING
- Bags and suitcases
- Luggage IDs
- Passport / Personal ID / Driver’s License (including photocopies)
- Airline Tickets
- Emergency contact information
- Wallet and cash
- Credit/ATM Cards (set up for international use)
- Check book
- Correspondence related to the safari
- Copies of anything prepaid to outfitter
- Tooth brush, Tooth paste and floss
- Razors and Shaving cream
- Shampoo / Deodorant
- Lip balm and sun screen
- Any Medications you are taking
- Prescription Eye glasses (and a spare)
- Reading glasses
- Sun glasses
- Flashlight & batteries
- Headlight & batteries
- Camera & memory cards
- Camera batteries and charger
- Rain Jacket (camo)
- Waders (either waiste high or chest high – Gore Tex are fine)
- Hunting Boots (hiking boots style is fine)
- Hunting Pants (both for dove hunting and briar pants for quail hunting)
- Snakeproof Chaps or Boots
- Warm Vest (fleece or down)
- Quail Vest (with orange)
- Hunting shirts (long sleeve if cold)
- Warm Hunting Jacket
- Warm Gloves (water proof if available)
- Camp Clothes (pants, shorts, shirts – very casual)
- Camp Shoes (flip-flops, Crocs, tennis shoes)
- Swimming Trunks (for hot tube – pool)
- Shooting Gloves
- Ear Plugs
- Shooting Shoulder Pad
- Shooting Glasses
Cell phone service should be available in Mexico and you can speak with your Gage Outdoor agent about WIFI or cell service at the lodge you will be visiting. Most estancias are equipped with WIFI service. Check with your service provider about data or cell usage packages in Argentina. Whatsapp is an app you can download on your phone to communicate with friends or family. They would need this app on their phone also. You can text, phone, and send photos and video for free.
Spanish is the spoken language in Mexico. However, one of our bilingual hosts will accompany throughout your stay in Mexico. Please communicate any concerns during your trip to your host. He is there to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
The suggested gratuity amount for your hunt on the normal program is $300 – $400 per hunter. This can be given to lodge owner and he will disperse to bird boys and staff at the end of your hunt. All gratuities need to be paid in cash. Suggested amount to bring for this program is $1,000 in cash for tips and shells.