By: Paul Anderson
In the last several years, more and more hunters have discovered that Hunting in Nicaragua offers some of the best wingshooting in Central America. Since the 1990’s Nicaragua hunting has gone from being “virtually unknown” to becoming “legendary.” Nicaragua serves as the wintering grounds for millions of ducks and offers expansive habitat perfect for dove hunting. Nicaragua's unspoiled lagoons and far-reaching farmlands make for robust bird populations. Dove hunting in Nicaragua means white-winged dove hunting…as a matter of fact hunters can expect 90% – 95% white-winged dove and 5%-10% mourning dove. Duck hunting in Nicaragua means plenty of blue and green teal with occasional Pintails and Wigeon. DCA’s exclusive Nicaragua hunting program is complimented by beautiful accommodations, fantastic regional foods and a friendly staff of professionals to take care of all your needs in and out of the field.
The season for duck & dove hunting in Nicaragua is November – March, for dove only it goes up to April. There is also a short dove season that runs Mid July – Mid August (A break throuugh May and June during the rainy season).
Trips are typically arranged: Thursday AM to Sunday PM or Sunday PM to Thursday AM.
You will be met at the Managua, Nicaragua airport and driven to the lodge where the friendly staff will cater to your every need. Nicaragua Duck hunting will be conducted in the mornings with a (6 box – 150 shell limit per hunt). Wake up call will be at 3:00 am for daily duck hunt; sun is up at 5:15 am. Air boats and mud boats comfortably get hunters to the blinds located in a beautiful volcanic area, home to Nicaragua’s best duck hunting. Hip waders are all you will need. After returning to the lodge, having lunch and a well needed “siesta” hot barrel dove action will begin, an 8 to 12 boxes per shoot is to be expected. All dove fields are 15-20 min. away, duck hunting is 45 min. from the lodge. Additional days of hunting consist of a morning shoot and an afternoon shoot. You will never shoot the same location twice. Typical programs include 6 hunts, 3 duck hunts and 3 dove hunts making this a great mix bag hunt.
During mid-July through mid August there is a break in the rainy season, which allows for the many crops of milo, peanuts, sesame etc. to be harvested and will attract many white wing and blue rock pigeons, making this an incredible summer.
The new lodge is located in the city of Granada (oldest city in the Americas) and is conveniently closer to the marshes where you will be duck hunting. This lodge was a great find that includes 10 large private rooms with private baths, a/c, pool, beautiful terrace area with a great view of the Mombacho volcano, back patio area and a view of lake Nicaragua. The lodge can take up to 8 hunters.The lodge has a wonderful staff, including a great chef, plan on full meals of seafood, steaks, fresh fruit, all with an open bar.
The lodge is located in the beautiful and historic town of Granada, Nicaragua. Nicaragua it’s rated as one of the safest countries and is rated #1 for retirement and second homes for Americans and Europeans and is one of the easiest world-class dove and duck hunting destinations for American hunters to reach. It’s 3 1/2 hr. flight from Houston, 2 hr. flight from Miami, 3 hrs.and 45 min. from Atlanta. Both American Airlines and Continental offer convenient flights to Nicaragua’s capital city of Managua.The lodge is only 45 min. from the Managua International Airport.
Best Nicaragua Dove Hunting times as suggested by DCA: March, April, July and August.
We can accommodate all types of shooters and people. We've had people that literally didn't want to get their feet wet on a duck hunt to the die hard dove hunter looking for a replacement to Mexico White-wings. While the ducks aren't on the level of Ol' Mexico they are plentiful and like all Teal are one of the most sporting birds available to the wing-shooter.
If you're interested in a Cast and Blast we also represent fishing destinations in Nicaragua and have had great success on Tarpon, Snook and other near shore species. We can ever set your group up for on a big game fishing experience! Nicaragua is fast becoming the sportsman's paradise. If not legendary it soon shall be if we have anything to say about it!!! Give us Call to set up your Nicaragua Hunting or fishing trip! (800) 292-2213