Mexico Wing Shooting
LA FINCA LODGE
San Fernando is located in the Tamaulipas state of Mexico and only about 85 miles south of Brownsville, TX. This region is known as the breadbasket of Mexico as you will see millions of acres of fertile fields covered with Milo. Within a short drive from the city, you can be hunting ducks on the famous Laguna Madre, flushing bobwhite quail on century old hedgerows, or taking aim on exciting dove hunts. This area is truly a sportsman paradise right out our backdoor.￼
The greatest advantage of hunting at La Finca is the close proximity to the US. Groups choose to fly into either Brownsville or Harlingen, TX where Steve will be on hand to transfer you about two hours south to San Fernando. Trips will run either Sunday – Thursday or Thursday – Sunday with six hunts given on each trip. To make travel even easier, gun rental is included offering many Beretta automatics.
For many years, Mexico has been a popular destination to enjoy a variety of wingshooting species with Americans taking advantage of the easy logistics. Our hunt in San Fernando will consist of harvesting ducks decoying on the big water of the Laguna Madre, chasing hundreds of bobwhite quail and blasting dove in challenging thickets or feeding in fields. Hunters will receive six total hunts consisting of at least three duck hunts and three quail or dove hunts. Extensive scouting is done each day to minimize the drive time to the shooting areas. Airboats will be used to shuttle duck hunters to the islands and we shoot 100% wild quail, which are both an experience in itself.
La Finca Lodge is located on the southern outskirts of San Fernando Mexico about two hours from Brownsville, TX. The lodge has fourteen large bedrooms with private baths & air conditioning. The spacious dining room gives groups plenty of room to enjoy the fine cuisine and the bar is fully stocked with a classic margarita never far away. Amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub, and game room where groups can relax and enjoy in between or after the hunting. Two separate living rooms allow mixed groups ample space or you may want to challenge each other to a game of pool. La Finca is the perfect lodge for this program and located very conveniently to the hunting grounds.
Duck & Quail Program
For many years, Mexico has been a popular destination to enjoy a variety of wingshooting species with Americans taking advantage of the easy logistics. During November through February, our hunt in San Fernando will consist of harvesting ducks decoying on the big water of the Laguna Madre and chasing bobwhite quail. You can shoot fast flying white-wing dove from August through October. Extensive scouting is done each day to minimize the drive time to the shooting areas while maximizing each of your hunts. Airboat and tunnel hull boats will be used to shuttle duck hunters around the Laguna Madre and we will be shooting 100% WILD quail, which is an experience in itself. White-wing hunts are very popular as you can come back to the lodge for lunch, enjoy the pool and head back out each afternoon trying to set a new lodge record.
White-Winged Dove Program
Although White Wing dove are a challenging shoot, they are one of the most enjoyable birds to hunt for many sportsman, especially in Mexico. The population of white wing dove in the area has been growing year after year which brings the hunter very consistent shooting. Whether it be hunting in the morning or the afternoon, you can easily shoot 12-15 boxes a hunt. Sometimes reaching upwards of 18-25 boxes per hunt. The White wing season starts up in August and starts to slow in early November. Groups will typically shoot fields and brushed in areas that make for a very exciting hunt.
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...