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Where to Dove Hunt in Texas, and One Great Reason to Do It

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August in Texas often turns a Texan’s mind to cooler weather. Fall means different things to everyone, but for those whose hearts bleed camouflage, it’s time to plan a trip to Paloma Pachanga for a dove hunt! Located in Hondo, just 45 minutes west of San Antonio, this hunter’s dream was made for dove shoots and big game hunts. The name of the ranch literally means “Dove Party” and aptly so: the hunting fields are carefully curated and continue to be the flyway for millions of migrating doves. Upland bird hunts, skeet shooting, and bass fishing are also offered here!

Hondo is a hunting paradise, and every year people came from all over the Lone Star State and beyond to enjoy the outdoors there. Sportsman fly in from all across the nation, after properly learning how to fly with a hunting rifle, and they enjoy all the great opportunities Hondo has to offer.

Where to Dove Hunt in Texas, and One Great Reason to Do It

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Considered one of the top hunting spots in the country which is rarely affected by damaging weather, consistent fauna visitors are encouraged by sunflower fields and water tanks. Getting to the legal limit is hardly an issue at Paloma Pachanga! After a hunt, or for those who just want a peaceful spot to relax, overnight onsite accommodations include The Hacienda, designed for groups of 14 to 28 guests, or The Casitas which can be rented separately. Both options include access to the temperature-controlled pool and bird cleaning is included. The ranch landscape is beautiful and well-maintained; a pond and pavilion create a truly inviting atmosphere.

Where to Dove Hunt in Texas, and One Great Reason to Do It

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Interested in Paloma Pachanga but need an excuse to go out? The Craft Beer Committee of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is hosting an event called The Flight on September 21, 2019 to raise tax-deductible funds for the youth of Texas. Rain or shine, team packages, sponsorships, as well as single hunter and non-shooter tickets are available. Those who shoot will enjoy a full service, guided dove hunt. All hunters and non-hunters will enjoy live music, a hand-cut steak dinner, and open bar with local, regional, and national craft beer. For more information, email [email protected] or buy tickets here, and enjoy this top hunting spot while helping kids!