Guided Dove Hunting at Texas' Baffin Bay Rod & Gun
Baffin Bay Rod and Gun offers custom dove hunting trips for large groups, or “Cast and Blast” trips, where you fish the flats of Baffin in the morning and dove hunt in the afternoon – providing you with the best of both worlds!
The Guided Dove Hunting Experience at Baffin Bay!
In South Texas, dove hunting is a very social event among friends and families. It’s a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the world, relax and reconnect while shooting! It’s almost a rite of passage for the youngsters, especially on “Opening Day”, where many traditions are held unbroken.
What better place to hold your next dove hunt or cast and blast than at “The Last, Best Place on the Texas Coast”? Enjoy our laid-back and comfortable surroundings while we take care of you, South Texas-Style!
This is Baffin Bay!
Baffin Bay Dove Hunting Details
2022/2023 Dove Hunting Season Dates
The First Session Dove Hunting season is Sept. 14, 2022 – Oct. 30, 2022
The Second Session Dove Hunting season is Dec. 17, 2022 – Jan. 15, 2023
Where Our Dove Hunts Take Place
Dove hunting begins around 3 or 4 in the afternoon, which is established by when the dove are flying and the scouting we’ve done.
Most dove hunting (both white-wing and mourning) is done over harvested grain fields and South Texas watering holes or natural dove “flyways” near stands of dove weed. Usually, all dove hunting is done within a short distance from the Lodge in local fields and pastures.
Gun safety is imperative and unsafe gun handling will not be tolerated. Always know where your gun is pointing and be aware of where your fellow hunters are.
Be very aware of our (or your) dog – our dogs are like our children and we are extremely protective of them.
NOTE: Texas law requires all hunters born on or after September 2, 1971 to have successfully completed a hunter education course to legally hunt in the State of Texas. For more information, or to take the course, click here.
Guns, Ammo and Licenses
You will need to bring your own shotgun (preferably 12 or 20 gauge) and shells (#7 1/2 or #8 lead shot). The number of boxes of shells will depend on how good a shot you are. Bring double what you think you will need.
Also, make sure you have your hunting license with HIP certification and migratory game bird endorsement. Game wardens are friendly but thorough during dove season, so make sure you are in compliance with all of the regulations and that your gun has the proper plug in it so that it can only shoot three shots.
Your Guides Will Make Sure You’re Well-Cared For
We provide comfortable camo captain’s chairs to sit on and will position everyone around a field to keep the birds flying. Always be aware of your fellow hunters, no matter how far apart everyone is.
Guides will position dogs to help retrieve and locate the dove that is buried in the brush.
We will also drive around the field with refreshments or to help with jammed guns or lack of ammo.
Dove hunting trips end at sunset and everyone will be picked up and ready for the ride back to the lodge where all birds will be cleaned and packaged for everyone by our staff.