Nicaragua Dove Hunting
If you are looking for a great White-winged dove hunt in Central America look no further than Mombacho Lodge in southern Nicaragua. This lodge is one of the best-kept secrets in the wing-shooting world and Trek is pleased to bring it to you. Trek has teamed up with owner Bruno Taino to bring you the best White-winged dove hunt in Central America. The Mombacho Lodge is a simple but perfect design for hunters and its location is superb, just 45 minutes from Managua and five minutes from Granada.
Mombacho Lodge can be reached from the U.S. with daily, non-stop flights into Managua from Houston, Miami and Atlanta followed by a 45-minute paved highway transfer to the lodge. Once you are at Mombacho you will be under the services of brothers Frederico and Carlo Taino who will make sure you have all you need for a great wing shooting vacation. Not only is the hunting superb, but also you will enjoy the sheer beauty this area offers with stunning views of the Mombacho and Masaya Volcanoes and visits to nearby crater lakes and fun city of Granada. Our program consists of six hunts, with morning and afternoon hunting sessions. Some dates will have four nights at the lodge and others three nights with an evening in Granada.
After a hearty pre-dawn breakfast we’ll hit the highway to areas mainly in the Masaya-Tipitapa-Lake Nicaragua region for a morning White-wing hunt of 8-10 boxes of shells or more. It’s back to the lodge for lunch, a quick nap and then another 8-10 box hunt in the afternoon. Fields range from 30-45 minutes from the lodge and most are corn, sorghum and peanuts. Excellent hors d’oeuvres and Rumritas greet the hunters after every hunt and evening meals are excellent with many a Nicaragua cigar handy nearby.
Mombacho Lodge consists of ten single room accommodations in two separate wings with each room having A/C, private bath and plenty of room. There is small swimming pool and a courtyard gazebo that separate the two wings. The lodge also features a full bar and open-air restaurant located upstairs that offers a wonderful view of the volcano surrounding countryside and allows for the soothing breezes from the Pacific Ocean and Lake Nicaragua. The cuisine at Mombocho is well balanced with choices of excellent local meats, seafood, pasta and game. They are most famous for their wonderful dove “bocas” and Rumritas. Mombacho is perfectly located with easy access to Managua, the hunting fields, and Granada.
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...