It’s the anticipation of a bird dog locking up on point, and then the thrill of birds being flushed into flight. It’s colorful sunsets 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.
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 Ranch, 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 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 hunting groups and fundraising events. After your hunt, drop your birds off with our bird cleaners while you enjoy an evening of dinner and drinks.
Lodge Hunts: These packages include a private three day, two night stay where 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 a Critter Gitter to get you around the ranch. Lodge Hunts at Hacienda and Casitas also include access to the outdoor bar area, swimming pool and outdoor fireplace.
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.
Upland Hunt Package:
All-inclusive Upland Lodge Hunt 3 night – includes a 4-day 3-night stay at one of our world class lodges with all food and beverages included and prepared by your personal chef. A private guide will get hunters out into the field for four upland hunts and a skeet shoot (4 hunts)
All-inclusive Upland Lodge Hunt 2 night – includes a 3-day 2-night stay at one of our world class lodges with all food and beverages included and prepared by your personal chef. A private guide will get hunters out into the field for an afternoon skeet shoot followed by a full day of upland hunting (2 hunts)
Full Day Hunt – your guide will get you in the field for a morning hunt and an afternoon hunt.
Half Day Hunt – 1 hunt morning or afternoon.
Unguided Half Day Hunt – Venatura Excursions will set birds in the field for you to come run your own dogs or you can place them yourself.
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.
Big Game Hunts are offered at La Fortaleza, our 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 Whitetail, 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. Your guide will use 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 Deer 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.