Mexico Duck Hunting

Mexico Duck HuntingIf you’re looking for duck & dove hunting at its best, this is the place. Attracting millions of waterfowl annually, the Mexican state of Sinaloa is alive with winged activity and natural beauty. Millions of ducks and dove are attracted each year by the warm climate and vast fields of rice, corn, barley and varieties of other crops that cover the lush farmlands of Sinaloa. Bird hunters get up to three extra months to hunt after most seasons close in the U.S.  Reservations are being taken now for the upcoming season in Mexico.

Dove Hunting starts bright and early with breakfast at your hotel and then on to the fields for a morning dove hunt, then back to the Plaza Inn for lunch and a siesta, and lots more hunting in the afternoon. Dove hunting in Los Mochis is fast and furious and the hunting spots are as close as a 25 minute drive from the hotel! Hunters, their guides and bird boys are taken to fields where they pass shoot huge flocks of doves as they fly into the area to feed. Mourning doves are bagged from daylight till late-morning and White-wing doves start flying around 8-9:00am. There is a good reason we call our dove outings “Hot-Barrel Hunts,” there are a ton of doves here.

White Wing and Mourning Dove are attracted each year by the warm climate and vast fields of rice, corn, barley and varieties of other crops that cover the lush farmlands of Sinaloa. Bird hunters get up to five extra months to hunt after most seasons close in the U.S.Duck Hunting in Mexico

Airboat assisted duck hunting is the norm in Mexico. You hardly get your feet wet. Hunters and guides/bird boys are taken to the blinds aboard airboats where the guides put out the decoys. The airboats are then used to get the ducks airborne and are then decoyed within range into your spread. These assisted hunts are great for older hunters or hunters who can’t get around easily.

Full limits of the various kinds of ducks can be expected if the hunter does his or her part. In fact, it is generally preferred for the hunter to select the specific type of duck desired. Unlike duck hunting in the United States, there are many more shot opportunities in Mexico, so the hunter can be more discriminating and still have a very successful hunt. Traditional waterfowl hunts in Mexico start at approximately 5:30am as they do in the United States. Airboat assisted duck hunts get started after sun-up and in the afternoon if you are on a Duck and Dove hunt package.

After lunch and siesta, the afternoon duck hunts use airboats that whisk you at high speeds over 2”-8” of water to your duck blind. Flying just over the top of the water, you’ll be astonished by the variety of ducks and grandeur of this spectacular hunting paradise. Once you are in your blind, the airboats are used to keep the ducks flying and decoying into your spread. After the first box of shells,you’ll start calling your shots. There Mexico Ducksis that many ducks to shoot at!

The Mexico duck hunting areas are comprised of vast marshlands as far as the eye can see and provide a perfect habitat for a variety of ducks, many of which are scarce in the United States. Ducks bagged in February and March make wonderful taxidermy specimens!

Species available:

Typical duck species available at are Black-bellied Whistling Tree ducks (Pichiguila), Redheads, Cinnamon Teal, Green-winged & Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall, Canvasback, Fulvous Whistling Tree ducks, Mottled Duck, Widgeon, Pintail (Sprig), Shoveler Ducks,  and Mallards along with some Speckle Belly and Black Brant Geese from late November thru January.

Mourning Dove and White Wing Dove are available all season, plus Gamble and Bobwhite quail, and the beautiful Elegante quail, only found in Sinaloa, Mexico.

2012-2013 Hunt Cost & Hunt Length

Hunt #
Duration Species Hunts Cost
A
4-N & 3-D Duck only 6 Duck Hunts $3404
B
3-N & 2-D Duck only 4 Duck Hunts $2524
C
4-N & 3-D Dove only 6 Dove Hunts $2174
D
3-N & 2-D Duck & Dove 2 Duck & 2 Dove $1974
E
3-N & 2-D Dove 4 Dove Hunts $1644
F
4-N & 3-D Duck & Dove 3 Duck & 3 Dove $2744
G
4-N & 3-D Duck & Dove 2 Duck & 4 Dove $2634

Special Packages including Shells, Shotgun Rent & Mexico Bird Hunting License

Hunt #
Duration Species Hunts Cost
1
4-N & 3-D Duck & Dove 4 Dove & 2 Ducks $3514
2
4-N & 3-D Duck & Dove 3 Dove & 3 Ducks $3514
3
4-N & 3-D Dove only 6 Dove Hunts $3074
4
3-N & 2-D Duck & Dove 2 Duck & 2 Dove $2644
5
3-N & 2-D Dove 4 Dove Hunts $2590
6
4-N & 3-D Duck only 6 Duck Hunts $4064
7
3-N & 2-D Duck only 4 Duck Hunts $3074

Shell Quantities for above package

Hunt #
Duration Species Shotgun Shells Included
1
4-N & 3-D Duck & Dove 28 Boxes #7 ½, 8 Boxes of #4   
2
4-N & 3-D Duck & Dove 21 Boxes #7 ½, 12 Boxes of #4   
3
4-N & 3-D Dove only 42 Boxes #7 ½   
4
3-N & 2-D Duck & Dove 14 Boxes #7 ½, 8 Boxes of #4   
5
3-N & 2-D Dove only 28 Boxes #7 ½
6
4-N & 3-D Duck only 24 Boxes of #4 
7
3-N & 2-D Duck only 12 Boxes of #4 

2012-2013 Mexico Cast & Blast Packages

Hunt #
Duration Hunters Hunts Cost
PKG 1
5-N & 4-D 1 Hunter & 1 Non Hunter 2-Days Bass Fishing plus 2 Duck & 2 Dove $2995
PKG2
5-N & 4-D 2 Hunters 2-Days Bass Fishing plus 2 Duck & 2 Dove $2995

* Includes Mexico Fishing License at Lake Huites.

Cabo Bill Fishing & Mexico Bird Hunting Package

Hunt #
Duration Hunters Hunts Cost
PKG 1
5-N & 4-D Per Person 2-Days Deep Sea Fishing and 2-Duck & 2-Dove Hunts $4306

* Cabo Cast & Blast include Cabo-Los Mochis airfare.

Mexico Bird Hunting & Copper Canyon Package

Hunt #
Duration Hunters Hunts Cost
PKG 1
6-N & 5-D Hunter & Non-Hunter Copper Canyon Train & Mexico Bird Hunting $3789
PKG 2
7-N & 6-D Hunter & Non-Hunter Copper Canyon Train & Mexico Bird Hunting $4614
PKG 3
6-N & 5-D 2-Hunters Copper Canyon Train & Mexico Bird Hunting $5164
PKG 4
7-N & 6-D 2-Hunters Copper Canyon Train & Mexico Bird Hunting $6484
PKG 5
6-N & 5-D 1-Hunter Copper Canyon Train & Mexico Bird Hunting $3074
PKG 6
7-N & 6-D 1-Hunterr Copper Canyon Train & Mexico Bird Hunting $3844

HUNTING PACKAGES INCLUDE:

  • All lodging at deluxe Plaza Inn Hotel (double occupancy).
  • All transfers from/to Los Mochis International Airport to Lodge and to all hunts.
  • Airboats and blinds for duck hunts, bird retrieval, bird boy for dove hunts,  daily dove hunts for dove hunting packages.
  • Early snack and coffee, all meals and five star services.
  • All transportation to Sinalopato Duck Hunting reserves.
  • Complimentary beer, soft drinks and ice in the field and wine with dinners.

Non hunter cost per day………………………………………..$ 165.00 USD

Hunting Fees, License fees, including Any Additional Expenses
When not purchasing the “All Inclusive Sinalopato Hunting Packages”, the Mexico Hunting Licenses are $250.00 per person, gun rentals are $55.00 per day, shells are $14.50 per box of 25, and gratuities for guides, bird boys and Lodge staff.

Plaza Inn Room MexicoMeals: Clients will have all of their meals at the excellent Mr. Owens restaurant at the Plaza Inn Hotel, with the exception of some field lunches. Breakfasts will consist of coffee, fruit juices, cereals, bacon, sausages, potatoes, eggs, toast etc. Typical lunches will offer a variety of salads and sandwiches, and the excellent dinners will consist of salads, steaks, jumbo prawns, fresh fish, vegetables and potatoes, and fine desserts. Complimentary wines are offered with all dinners.

Seasons: Mexico duck, dove and quail hunting season starts in early November and continues through mid-March. Starting in mid-December thru February there is an excellent chance to shoot Black brant and Speckle-belly geese along with ducks on the south coastal marsh hunts

Recommended Firearms: Recommended shotguns are 12-GA and 20-GA semi Hunting Ducks in Mexicoauto or O/U shotguns for these hunts. The 28-GA will work fine for proficient shooters. There are over 40 shotguns available to rent at the lodge for $50.00 per day. If you prefer to bring your own shotgun(s), we will process your gun permit paperwork which costs $200.00 for bringing up to two guns into Mexico.

Hunt Difficulty: Considering that most all of our hunting is done within 30-40 minutes of the lodge, and that no walking is required except on our quail hunts, and there are no real long drives to the shooting areas.  As a consequence, we are able to accommodate all physical levels, including the elderly and those with health problems. Each shooting area will have a chair for the hunter, at least one bird boy, to assist the hunter, carry his gun and load hunter gun if desired.  Should the client tire after shooting for 30 to 60 minutes, he/she can be transported back to the Lodge.

Mexico Duck Hunt SunsetLocation: We are strategically located southeast of the Gulf of California. It is situated between the Pacific and Central Flyways, in one of the most unique regions of northwest Mexico, near Cluiacan, the capital city of the state of Sinaloa. It extends over 100,000 acres of freshwater tidal marsh, swamps, estuaries, waterways, mudflats, and mangrove forests.

Airport: Clients fly into the Los Mochis Int’l Airport which is only 20 minute drive from the airport to the 4 star Plaza Inn Hotel where clients stay. There are daily flights to Los Mochis from Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson and Mexico City. There are also 1.0 hour flights from Cabo San Lucas to Los Mochis Int’l airport on most days of the week.

Mode of Transportation: The mode of transportation is by vans, trucks and SUV’s depending on the size of the group. For duck hunting, once transported to the shorelines, airboats are then used to transport the hunters to their duck hunting blinds where the bird boys have already built and set out decoys for the hunters.

Mexico Dove HuntingLodging: The 4-Star Plaza Inn Hotel where are clients stay is located in the city center, 8 miles from the airport. The hotel offers 25 suites and 100 double and single regular rooms. All suites are equipped with a hair dryer, coffeemaker, refrigerator, and security box. The hotel offers Mr. Owens Coffee Shop, fine dining at the Restaurant Plantation, the Sugar Company Lobby Bar, Fantasy (the best club in town), outdoor swimming pool and a convention center with fully equipped banquet facilities for up to 600 people.

Standard rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds. They Include air conditioning, alarm clock/radio, desk, cable TV, full bathroom, hairdryer, and a iron/ironing board.

One Bedroom suites are furnished with 2 queen beds. Suites include a combined sleeping and living area, sofa sleeper, air conditioning, alarm clock/radio, desk, cable TV, full bathroom, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, refrigerator, and in-room safe.

Payment Requirements (Deposit, etc)

We require a 50% Deposit to confirm your reservations with the Final Balance Due paid in full, no later than 70 days prior to your scheduled arrival date. Deposits are not refundable and that is why we strongly recommend our Hunting Travel Insurance Packages to protect your deposits and airfare costs.


Chuck ThollPlease contact the following GSS Hunting Consultant for any questions on this destination:

Dick Kennerknecht
toll free: 888-850-HUNT (4868) ext. 700
local: 307-235-4650
cell: 307-259-4741
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