As-like the pistol at the starting line of a race, the first shotgun fired in September signifies the beginning of another dove season made up of lots of shooting and even more companionship…
Today’s dove hunter tends to place a lot of emphasis on thought and preparation when planning for the September opening of the annual dove season here in the South Zone of Texas. For some, the Texas dove season may be the sole purpose they purchase a hunting license, and others who may have once traveled out of state in pursuit of waterfowl and other game now often venture long distances to hunt doves. It’s an addiction that has even sent many good hunters out of the country to places like Mexico and Argentina to help thin out steady streams of the birds crossing their borders.
But thanks to trends in recent years by American land management teams to plan, develop, and manage for doves and for dove hunting, the enthusiastic dove hunter is no longer required to travel long distances to enjoy this superior shooting sport, especially those who happen to choose Bay Flats Lodge as their dove hunting destination. In our opinion, our private dove hunts are unmatched anywhere locally. Our property is situated adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico and serves as a large nesting area that plays host to flock after flock of dove as they make their way down the Texas coastline during their southward migration.
With hundreds of acres of dense scrub area and several different watering holes to choose from, hot birding action is almost inevitable. Start your morning early afield, and then give your shoulder a break with a hot lunch back at the Lodge and an afternoon of rest and relaxation while targeting speckled trout out on the shell reefs of San Antonio Bay, or chasing tailing redfish in the shallows of the back lakes area out on Matagorda Island. Join us here at Bay Flats Lodge for a Dove Blast and Cast and discover for yourself that the temperature isn’t the only thing that’s hot in September.
B L A S T & C A S T D O V E H U N T I N G R A T E S
- Half-Day PM Dove Hunting includes Lodging and Meals $385 / per person
- Blast & Cast Dove Hunting includes Lodging and Meals $555 / per person plus bait, if used
(We can also accommodate alternate itineraries such as PM Hunting + Lodging & Meals + an AM Fishing)
Although not finalized, the TPWD “proposed” dates for our Texas South Zone for the 2018-19 Dove Season are Sept. 14 through Nov. 7. Reopens Dec. 15 through Jan. 13. If the regulations do not change from 2017, the daily bag limit will still be 15 birds (No more than 2 morning doves and 2 white-tipped doves).