Bolivia Pigeon Hunting
Each year more and more traveling wingshooters are searching for the opportunity to shoot high-volume decoying pigeons. The Chaco region of Bolivia has literally become a haven for pigeons and we now offer a pigeon only hunt for these sought after birds.
Your trip starts with an overnight flight from Miami on American Airlines to Santa Cruz Bolivia arriving the following morning where outfitter Mozo Vidal will be on hand to greet you and help clear your guns. After clearing immigrations and customs, you’ll transfer about 3 hours to Pigeon Palace, get settled and start your hunting this afternoon. The next three days are morning and afternoon pigeon hunts. The final morning you have one last hunt then you’ll transfer back to Santa Cruz, overnight and catch the day flight back on American Airlines to Miami arriving this afternoon. In total, this will be 7 days of travel and hunting. Bolivia is a very hunter friendly country allowing you to easily bring your own shotgun. As always, Trek Safaris will be happy to help with your airfare.
If the words “decoying pigeons” are brought up to a group of traveling wingshooter, they will likely ask where and when. It’s because of the immense popularity this type of hunting has taken on that Trek is happy to move forward with an all-new program for the 2017 season. Pigeon Palace Lodge is located in the middle of the Bolivian pigeon migration and from April through September, you can experience this pigeon madness. For three full and two half days, we will shoot over sorghum, corn and sunflower fields near Mennonite farming colonies using decoy spreads and spinning machines. It’s hard to say if there is a better pigeon only program out there that offers the volume and consistency than Pigeon Palace.
Located near the town of San Jose de Chiquitos in the Santa Cruz Province of Bolivia, Pigeon Palace is a spacious 5-bedroom lodge all having en suite bathrooms, A/C and maximum capacity for 10 hunters doubling in the rooms. There is a large great room with bar, fireplace, dining area and several comfortable seating corners allowing guys to stretch out and enjoy themselves. During the hot days of the season, hunters can enjoy the swimming pool at the center of the grounds. Mozo’s wife Vicky is responsible for the kitchen preparing typical Bolivian meals of pork, beef, pasta and desserts. Having only 5 years of age, the lodge has matured nicely and all in all, I was impressed with Pigeon Palace.
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...