Obregon, Mexico - Waterfowl & Dove Hunting
If you like to duck hunt, you'll love this area. With exclusive rights to a 20-mile stretch of the Bahia del Tobari, an estuary where you'll be amazed at absolutely some of the best duck hunting in the world.
Collectors and Wingshooters both get the best of both worlds while hunting with us. Lots of birds in exceptional Plumage!
As for the Doves, Wingshooters Lodge is located in the 700,000-acre Yaqui Valley at the heart of some of Mexico's richest farming country. Vast fields of corn, sorghum and sesame plus water holes create a natural habitat for big White Wing Dove and flight after flight of Mourning Dove. This is pass shooting at its best!
Gambels Quail are harvested as well while dove hunting.
DUCK SEASON: OCTOBER 28, 2012 - FEBRUARY 26, 2013. (TENTATIVE AT PRESS TIME).
POSSESSION LIMIT: 45 DUCKS (TENTATIVE AT PRESS TIME).
DOVE SEASON: OCTOBER 28, 2012 - MARCH 4, 2013. (TENTATIVE AT PRESS TIME).
POSSESSION LIMIT: 45 WHITE WINGED DOVES (TENTATIVE AT PRESS TIME).
60 MOURNING DOVES (TENTATIVE AT PRESS TIME).
Pintail, Wigeon, Cinnamon teal, Northern Shoveler, Green Winged Teal, Mexican Mottle Duck, Redhead, and Pacific Black Brant are the most common duck species on the estuary. Black Belly & Fulvous Whistling Ducks, Blue-Winged teal, Greater and Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Gadwall and others are taken on occasion pending migration times and dates of the season.
To ensure quality hunting we will have no more than 8 hunters per day for duck hunting (4 blinds, 2 hunters per blind). The Estuary has a quota of 5000 plus birds that can be taken annually. Each hunter is assigned a license for 45 ducks per day. Limited pressure ensures quality hunting. Blinds can expect 30-40 birds per day, upwards to 60. (pending the shooters ability of course) There is no limit on ammunition.
Hunters travel 45 minutes by private van to the water's edge where you are whisked off by airboat to your private blind. Decoys are set...and the fun begins. Expect to see thousands of Waterfowl and Shorebirds. The liberal limits in Mexico will make our trip unforgettable! Each hunter will be assigned a Beretta or Beneli M1, with one extra gun per blind in case of malfunction. Birds are picked up by the airboat drivers and brought to you for inspection, etc.. Waterfowl hunts on the estuary are generally 5 hours. Am hunts are the most common; however, Pm hunts are just as good pending the tide.
The Dove Shooting is based on half day events, generally 35-40 minutes from the lodge. Pass shooting in scrubby Cactus and Mesquite, or in fields is the norm. Hunters can expect to shoot 5, 10, 15, or more boxes of shells in a morning or afternoon. An experienced bird boy is assigned to each hunter. Your bird boy will spot and retrieve your birds, keep you stocked in ammo and fetch you a cold beverage whenever you're thirsty.
For the Collectors, a special hunt has been arranged for Mexican Ducks (Anas Diazi), this is a variety of Mottled Duck that resembles the American Black Duck. These are taken in the irrigation canals in the farming areas. Cinnamon teal are also taken as well. One of these half day shoots can be arranged exclusively through our company.
2 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS; 4 HUNTS, 2 DUCK HUNTS AND 2 DOVE HUNTS: $2,560.00
3 DAYS - 4 NIGHTS; 6 HUNTS, 3 DUCK HUNTS AND 3 DOVE HUNTS: $3,275.00
4 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS; 8 HUNTS, 4 DUCK HUNTS AND 4 DOVE HUNTS: $3,945.00
Deposits: Hunts are confirmed only by a deposit of one-half of the hunt price. All deposits are non-refundable except in extraordinary circumstances when hunters may be allowed to carry a deposit over to the subsequent year. IN CASE OF CANCELLATION, DEPOSIT WILL BE REFUNDED -LESS $250.00 PER PERSON ADMINISTRATIVE CHARGE- IF NOTICE OF CANCELLATION IS RECEIVED IN WRITING 150 DAYS BEFORE HUNT DATE. THEREAFTER, DEPOSIT IS FORFEITED UNLESS CLIENT FINDS REPLACEMENT. NO REFUND WILL BE MADE FOR ANY UNUSED PORTION OF THE HUNTING PACKAGENO EXCEPTIONS!
Accommodations (double room occupancy)
All duck and dove hunting services
Transportation to and from hunting areas
Drinks while in the field
REMINGTON 870 SHOTGUNS, BERETTA'S 390 & 391 AND BENELLI M-1'S & M-2'S, BOTH 12 AND 20 Ga. AVAILABLE TO LOAN TO HUNTERS, FREE OF CHARGE. 12 & 20 GAUGE SHELLS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LODGE, HIGH BRASS NUMBER 6 AND LOW BRASS NUMBER 7s
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE
Lead ammo: $14 per box for Dove, $14.35 for Duck
Tips: $15 per hunt to your bird boy/boat driver(recommended)
Kitchen staff $30, Bartender $30. These are minimal suggestions. Please feel free to tip what you feel above and beyond the suggested. These guys work really hard and deserve it!
AIR TRANSPORTATION, AIRPORT TRANSFER from Obregon airport (Split between group , Van is $25 total split between group at the end of the hunt) TO AND FROM LODGE
HUNTING LICENSES ($81 each for Ducks, Dove, and pending if you want to bring home Brant)
All hunters will stay in our private lodge. Rooms are double occupancy.
DAILY FLIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE ON AEROMEXICO FROM PHOENIX AND LOS ANGELES TO CIUDAD OBREGON, SONORA, MEXICO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. Flights range pending your location in price from $800 and up.
Note: All U.S. citizens entering Mexico by air will be required to provide a valid passport. Please check with your airline when booking your tickets for more information.
IF YOU WISH TO TAKE GAME BACK TO THE U.S., IT IS NECESSARY FOR YOU TO BRING YOUR OWN ICECHEST, AIRLINES WILL NOT ALLOW STYROFOAM ICE CHESTS a 48 -72 qt cooler works best.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: light weight waders, HEAVY JACKET FOR DUCK HUNTING, EARPLUGS, SHELL VEST, HAT, SUNGLASSES, SUNSCREEN, INSECT REPELLENT.
If you plan to take Trophy Birds home, We will assist you with your importation through Phoenix or other port of entry with all paperwork. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to plan for your import prior to departure. More information is available at your request.