Hunting

It’s the anticipation of a razor-honed bird dog locking up on point, and then the thrill of birds whirring underfoot as they’re flushed into flight. It’s crisp sunrises shared with friends as wingbeats race overhead; it’s teaching sons and daughters the connection with the natural world as they take their first whitetail. They’ll never forget, and neither will you. Whether it’s dove hunting, upland birds or big game, Venatura offers genuine hunting experiences for seasoned hunters and beginners alike. Bring your own guns, gear and dogs, or use ours. Just get here. We’ll handle the rest.

Dove Hunting

It’s uncanny how a little migratory bird can inspire an entire culture of Americans to grab their shotguns, a buddy or two and head afield in search of sport, camaraderie and fantastic fare. But this isn’t just one little bird. At Ventatura’s exclusive properties including Paloma Pachanga and Two Creeks Lodge, a few hours afield means thousands of doves for a wingshooting spectacle unmatched without a passport. There’s no better social outing amid a 100-percent authentic, South Texas dove hunt.  

Dove Hunting is offered at Paloma Pachanga and Two Creeks Ranch. 

 

Paloma Pachanga Dove Hunting Options: 

Day Hunts:  Day Hunts are afternoon hunts with the use of our bird cleaning station at the conclusion of the hunt. 

Pavilion Hunts:   Pavilion Hunts are for groups of thirty or more and consist of one afternoon hunt with private access to the beautiful Grand Pavilion.  Pavilion hunts are great for corporate hunts, fundraising events and any other group.  Also included in this package is a steak dinner, beverages and complimentary bird cleaning.  

Lodge Hunts:  Paloma Pachanga offers Hacienda and Casitas, two beautiful lodging venues, for our all inclusive hunts.  These packages include a three day, two night stay at one of our lodges.  You will experience two afternoon hunts and a morning skeet shoot at Creekside, our five stand skeet shooting pavilion.  Also included in this package is a private chef, with all meals and beverages included, a dedicated guide for all hunts, complimentary bird cleaning and access to a Critter Gitter to get you around the ranch.   Lodge Hunts at Hacienda and Casitas also include access to the outdoor bar area, climate controlled swimming pool and outdoor fireplace.

 

 

Two Creeks Ranch Dove Hunting Options: 

Lodge Hunts:  Two Creeks Ranch offers luxurious accommodations and all inclusive hunts. This package consists of a three day, two night stay at Two Creeks Ranch with access to the Two Creeks Bar and Dining Area.   Also included is a private chef with all meals and beverages provided.  Guests will enjoy access to a private Critter Gitter for transportation around the ranch, plus a dedicated guide for all hunts and complimentary bird cleaning.  This package offers two afternoon dove hunts and a morning skeet shoot at Creekside, our beautiful five stand shooting pavilion.

 

Upland Hunting

 Few activities in the modern world conjure more nostalgia than walking through waist-high weeds on a crisp November day, shotgun on shoulder, bantering lightly, when suddenly the dogs lock up on point as if frozen in time. You shift the double-barrel to high ready and ease ahead of the dogs, probing the cover for your quarry. And it surprises you every time. Birds spring from the grass like a dozen whirlwinds as they take wing. Instinctively, you pick one out and your shotgun comes up unconsciously. Like magic, a bobwhite falls to the earth, and before you fully regain your wits, the still-warm gamebird is delivered to your hand. It’s upland hunting with Venatura.

Two Creeks Upland Hunt Package:

Enjoy two nights and three days at the luxurious Dog Trots at Two Creeks Ranch with access to the Two Creeks Bar and Dining Area.  This package includes a private chef with all meals and beverages included.  Guests will enjoy access a private Critter Gitter for transportation around the ranch, plus a dedicated guide for all hunts and complimentary bird celaning, with vacuumed packaged birds.

Enjoy live sport shooting with a full day of chukar and quail hunts and a clay shoot at our beautiful skeet shooting pavilion. This package is offered on weekends (Friday thru Sunday) from October 18th – March 1st.

Big Game Hunting

For some sportsmen there’s nothing more enjoyable than zipping up the coat, loading a rifle and hunting into the wind for a mature, thick-antlered buck or bull. From free-range trophy whitetails and exotics in Texas to world-class mule deer and desert bighorn sheep in Old Mexico, Venatura has the habitat for exceptional hunting.  Venatura offers amenities and know-how to not only fill your tag, but to fulfill your vision of the ultimate big-game hunting experience. Just give us a shot.

Big Game Hunts are offered at La Fortaleza, our 11,000 acre ranch in La Pryor, TX and are also offered at El Volteadero, our ranch nestled in the Sonoran Mountains in Hermosillo, Mexico.

La Fortaleza offers Axis, Black Buck and Oryx hunts.  These all inclusive hunts include a private chef with all meals and beverages provided, plus a dedicated guide for all hunts and complimentary game cleaning.  Guests will also have access to a private Critter Gitter for transportation around the ranch. 

Hunting in Mexico is an experience like no other.  El Volteadero offers Dove Hunts with unlimited birds, Mule Deer Hunts, Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunts and Coues Hunts.  Our Mexico packages include transportation to and from the airport and ranch, a private chef with all meals and beverages included, a dedicated guide for all hunts and complimentary game cleaning.  Mexico hunts are sport shoots only and all meat is donated.  Our guides will arrange shipping of horns and hides. Benelli shotguns are provided and shells must be purchased at the ranch.    

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