2016-2017 Texas Dove Season Dates

2016-2017 Texas Dove Season Dates North Zone: September 1, 2016 – November 13, 2016 December 17, 2016 – January 1, 2017 Central Zone: September 1, 2016 – November 6, 2016 December 17, 2016 – January 8, 2017 South Zone: September 23, 2016 – November 13, 2016 December 17, 2016 – January 23, 2017 *Picosa Paloma Ranch is located in the South Zone....
Texas Dove Hunts

Texas Dove Hunts

Texas Dove Hunts Texas Dove hunts are a great way to spend time with friends and family. What should you look for in a Dove Hunt?  What should you ask the outfitter? Here are a few things you can expect and should be asking an outfitter. – Before you call an outfitter have a budget in mind.  Dove Hunts can range from a day hunt trip for $150 per hunter to $1,800 per hunter for a weekend package. – Have an idea on how many hunters will be in your group.  Some Outfitter will give you and your party the entire lodge and ranch exclusive on larger groups. What to ask the outfitter before booking your Dove Hunt: Can a non-hunter hunt with me in the field and how much for non-hunters? If you bring a non-hunter they or you might want to hunt with them in the field. Do you only hunt on the ranch or do you have other lease properties as well? Dove are migratory and will move around.  If your not booked for the opening weekend of dove season, you will want the option to be able to drive to another field.  If the hunting is slow or nonexistent on the ranch a good outfitter will drive you to where the birds are. What all do you supply on the hunt? Some outfitter will supply; bird bags, stools, vests, small coolers for drinks out in the field.  If they do not provide any of these idea’s be prepared to bring your own.  Some outfitters will also provide shotguns to rent and shells to buy. How...
Corporate Dove Hunt

Corporate Dove Hunt

Corporate Dove hunts are a great way to entertain your clients at a low price.  Dove hunting can be a very social hunt.  You can sit right next to your client and chat about business as the doves fly in.   What should you look for in a Corporate Dove Hunt?  What should you ask the outfitter? Here are a few things you can expect and should be asking an outfitter. – Before you call an outfitter have a budget in mind.  Dove Hunts can range from a day hunt trip for $100 per hunter to $1,800 per hunter for a weekend package. – Have an idea how many hunters/clients you want to take on a dove hunt.   What to ask the outfitter before booking your Corporate Dove Hunt: Do you have a lot of corporate clients? If a outfitter does not have a large corporate client base they may not be a right chose for your corporate dove hunt. Just because they offer good quality hunts, this does not mean they are a good fit for corporate dove group. Can I hunt or come along in the field as a non-hunter with my client? You will want to be able to hunt along side your client. Since a good deal of the day is spent hunting, you might want to spend some time with them in the field.  You can also be a big help to your client by spotting incoming doves.   They will never forget the hunt and the fact that you were there with them. This builds a strong bond with you and your...

Texas Dove Hunting Dates

Texas Dove Hunting Season is right around the corner.  Texas parks and wildlife (www.tpwd.state.tx.us) has changed up the south zone season, ending it a week early but extending the split season....