Carlos Olano is sitting on a gem in the agriculturally fertile Chaco plains of central Bolivia. This exceptional location is known as one of the best dove shooting destinations on the planet. Endless acres of soybean, sunflower, and sorghum surround the lodge and hold millions of eared doves. The lodge is notable not only for volume, but for the well-scouted shooting locations and exceptional team that keeps hunters under birds. A beautiful, new 8 bedroom lodge awaits our shooters. The short flight from Miami is another attractive benefit to booking this great dove shooting trip.
This area is extremely flat and offers thousands of acres of sunflower, sorghum, wheat, and soybean attracting huge volumes of doves. This is the Gran Chaco plains similar to the U.S. Midwest. Shooters are placed along flight lines between roosts and feeding areas. Volumes rival Cordoba, Argentina.
Guests stay at beautiful La Leyenda Lodge which offers 8 bedrooms with private bathrooms. The lodge has a swimming pool and Jacuzzi to ease sore shoulders. The convenient location maximizes the shooting day and eliminates long drives. Hunters stay in quiet comfort and style in this remote setting.
Semi-auto and o/u rental guns from 12–28 ga. are available. Baretta/Benelli are the common brands carried. The Lodge provides shells. We suggest bringing a recoil reduction device and ear protection to ease the impact of volume shooting.
Reach Santa Cruz via non-stop overnight flight on Boliviana de Aviación from Miami. Bolivia requires a tourist visa for U.S. nationals. You may obtain this at the airport in Santa Cruz upon arrival. Contact Frontiers for details. You will be met upon arrival in Santa Cruz and driven to the Lodge in an air-conditioned vehicle (1.5-hour drive). Enjoy lunch, and your shooting begins. Bolivia has arguably the best volume dove shooting in the world and endless Mennonite farms provide feed for millions of eared doves. On your final day, you’ll enjoy breakfast and depart for the airport.
Season: April–Oct. 31
4-night (7 sessions) (Doves): $3,000 per person
4-night (7 sessions) (Pigeons): $4,000 per person
Gun Rental: $50 per person/day
Shells: $14 per box* *Subject to change.
Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in South America wingshooting and Mongolia fishing programs.
We’ve been shooting in the heart of Bolivia’s Gran Chaco plains for years and it just keeps getting better. This region of Bolivia’s dove population has exploded over the past decade to an estimated 60 million plus birds making this a shooting destination that is now without equal anywhere in the world.
For the 2019 season, Frontiers is offering the following special: