Bolivia is the world's new mecca for high-volume dove hunting. Fifteen to twenty million eared doves (Zenaida Auriculata) migrate from Brazil each April to feed on the literally millions of acres of sorghum, sunflowers and soybeans. They stay until November, offering bird hunting that can only be described as "astonishing." Our hunters here routinely expend 60-80-100 boxes a day on shoots in a great variety of settings.
We have a fantastic outfitter for our trips in Bolivia. Jorge Molina can be accurately described as "the dean of dove shooting" in first Colombia and for many years now in Bolivia. He and his operations manager, Francisco Gonzalez, have hosted many thousands of American shooters over the last twenty years and his charming lodge, fabulous food presentation and service are really unmatched anywhere else in the continent. Recently returning clients have described his Las Palomas Lodge as "nicer than a Four Seasons Hotel." The lodge is a 30-minute private air charter flight from the Santa Cruz airport.
The "high volume shooting" can be combined with spectacular "high volume fishing" for peacock bass, payara, pacu and other hard-fighting jungle species. It is common for our anglers to catch 20-40 fish a day here, fishing top-water and sub-surface lures and flies! Molina has two options on accommodations for anglers, and both are easily accessed via Bolivian Adventures' private air charters.
"Thanks for arranging our trip to Bolivia. Rod & Gun Resources does a professional job from start to finish! I have traveled to Argentina and Uruguay for dove many times, BUT NEVER AGAIN will I travel to any destination for doves other than Bolivia. Jorge Molina and his wife Karin and all their staff are the most DETAIL-oriented group I have ever had the privilege to hunt with." Scott Arbuckle, El Campo, Tx
Santa Cruz, a surprisingly international and sophisticated city of 1.2 million, is the jump-off point easily reached from Miami. The flight is only six hours as opposed to Argentina, which is nearly twice as far.
This combination of spectacular shooting and fishing is truly unique and very special. We have many clients that have hunted and fished literally all over the world and when they try this Bolivian program, to a man they say nothing else can match it.
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- PER PERSON PRICING
- Dove Shooting-only:
$2065 for three days, ground transfer to the lodge included. If opting for the roundtrip air charter the fee is $250 extra. Three day minimum. Single occupancy. Example of a three day sequence is: shooting the arrival afternoon, then the next two days, then again the departure morning, lunch and departure. Extra shooting days are $685.
Four days $3995, six/seven days $5295 (air charters included in the price). Four day minimum, double occupancy. Example of a four day sequence is: fishing the arrival afternoon, then three full days, then fishing the departure morning, lunch and departure.
$5295. This sequence is fly to the fishing lodge, fish the arrival afternoon, then two full days, then again the departure morning, then fly to the shooting lodge after lunch, arrive and shoot that afternoon, then two full days, then again the departure morning, lunch and departure.
Prices do not include dayrooms or overnight guestrooms (approx. $100 per single room) in Santa Cruz if applicable.
- PRIME TIME
- Dove Shooting: May through October
- Fishing: mid-July through October
- HOW TO GET THERE
- Santa Cruz, Bolivia is easily reached via flight service from Miami on American Airlines (one stop in La Paz) or from Houston or Miami on COPA Airlines (one stop in Panama City). From there, hunters are met and transferred in Bolivian Adventures' private vehicles 1.5 hours to Las Palomas Lodge. The fishermen are transferred by private charter flight to the fishing area is usually 2.15 hours.
- References are available. You might also find our Bolivia Planning and Packing Information helpful.