Bolivia Dove Hunting
Las Palomas Lodge
Las Palomas Lodge was started by Jorge Molina, a four-time Colombian national skeet shooting champion and two-time member of Colombia’s Olympic skeet-shooting team. With the hands on service and always giving the little extras, every group came back raving about the service and shooting. Most groups immediately rebook for next year, some even returned a couple times in the same year!
The biggest plus for Bolivia is that the flights are much shorter than going to Argentina. On the way down it is an 8.5 hour trip, due to a brief stop in La Paz, but on the way home it is only 6.5 hour non-stop day flight from Santa Cruz to Miami. At Las Palomas Lodge, the shooting and service are outstanding, they truly aim to please and whatever you want, they make happen.
We will be running six and seven day trips with either 3 or 4 full days of shooting again this year with the last evening staying in Santa Cruz before returning early the following morning to Miami. Jorge is running at 90% repeat bookings for this season so if you want to experience a great trip with great shooting, book early as space is going fast.
Although airfare is not included, the best way to get to Bolivia is on American Airlines who offer daily flights to Santa Cruz, out of Miami. A big plus for Bolivia is that the flights are much shorter than going to Argentina. Currently the itinerary is for an overnight flight to Santa Cruz, via La Paz, Bolivia. When you arrive into Santa Cruz you will be met by a member of Jorge’s staff who will assist you through customs and then provide the 90 minute ground transfer to Los Guaduales. After a relaxing lunch and getting settled in, your group will head out to shoot this afternoon. The next two, or three days will be full shooting days. Depending on where you shot, you’ll either return to the lodge for lunch, or enjoy one of the field lunches that Jorge has become famous for. The next day you will shoot the morning, before having lunch and being transferred back to Santa Cruz where you will spend this final night. The last morning, you will be met at the hotel and be transferred to the airport for your morning departure, arriving back into Miami about 5:30pm.
The shooting is extraordinary, as the sky is literally darkened by doves poring out of their roosts in the mornings and back in the afternoons. With these first class lodges, we are sure you will have a great trip.
Las Palomas is a first class lodge with single occupancy, air conditioning and swimming pool. Caño Negro lodge has four air conditioned bungalows with double occupancy.
With 12 single rooms, Las Palomas offers the ultimate in privacy and comfort while still maintaining the lodge “feel” that the Molina’s have always been known for. By the end of your visit, you will feel like part of the family.
For those who follow our field journals through the year, you know that May ushers in our various dove Bolivia programs as well as the mixed bag programs in Argentina and Uruguay, in addition to the Pigeon program in Paraguay. So, quite a bit on our collective plates here...