Mexico WingshootingExperience Duck, Dove & Quail Hunting in Mexico
Mexico Duck, Dove & Quail Hunt
Groups staying at the lodge will be duck hunting on the Laguna Madre where over 3 million diver and puddle ducks migrate each winter. Sights of Redheads covering the sky waiting to decoy into spreads are very common on the Madre. You will have six total hunts on your trip with a mix of ducks and quail/dove.
On any given day, you may drive out to one of the numerous freshwater ponds near the lodge, or head to the Laguna Madre and board the boat for a trip out to this saltwater expanse. Once in the blinds, you will see a mix of redhead, widgeon and plenty of pintails. Blinds are normally bench style with solid footing OR you may be standing on a pallet blind located near one of the many island points where pass shooting in furious and fun. This area is home to some of the best quail hunting in the world with Bob White coveys littered across hedgerows. All in all, this is a true mixed bag hunt! Quail will be hunted traditional style walking hedgerows and flushing birds where most groups will get 12-15 flushes per hunt. These are 100% quail and once they are in the air, they are very challenging to hit! The hunt will not use bird dogs rather the bird boys will walk along to flush quail.
- 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
White Wing Dove: Aug – Oct
Duck/Quail & Combos: Nov – Feb
All packages are 6 hunts: Sun-Thurs or Thurs-Sun
Pricing Starting at:
$2250 – Dove
$3250 – Combo
$3750 – Quail
$4000 – Duck
Services and equipment are included.
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WHY GAGE OUTDOORS
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- Ground transportation as required by itinerary
- 6 Hunts
- Bird Boy
- All meals/wine/open bar
- Bilingual host throughout trip
- Hunting license
- Gun Rental
- Shells (can purchase any amount) $16 per box
- Gun Import Application fees
- Transfer, tours or extensions outside of the packaged trip
Our lodge has 14 rooms, all with private bathrooms. Rooms are comfortable, clean and air-conditioned. A large dining room and full bar round out the lodge along with a game area and two lounges. The lodge has WiFi Internet service and satellite TV to keep in touch with the world. While there is a full bar stocked with quality name brand liquors, you may still have a preference that is not provided. For this, we suggest stopping at the duty-free shop near the border in Brownsville, TX to pick-up your favorite brand. You will not need specific adapters for your electronics, as the lodge is 110V wired. The food at the lodge is very good and a wide variety is prepared during your stay. We have bottled water for drinking and the ice is perfectly safe to use in drinks as all ice is filtered.
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.