Sonora Gambel's Quail

Sonora Mexico

Detail Company Adventures presents Sonora Mexico at it’s finest! Frank “Gambino” Ruiz has been a trusted outfitter for many years. Whether you’re looking for a dove hunt, duck hunt or big game our Sonoran outfitter has it. He even offers a world-class cast and blast! Big Mexico bass right down the road.

Offering excellent Wingshooting at a fantastic lodge that has been in business for 30 years! Located in the Yaqui Valley area of Sonora the fertile farm fields, wild ranch lands and proximity to the Sea of Cortez makes for great habitat, and a bountiful variety of game.

Getting there is easy. Most flights will go through Phoenix or Tucson, AZ directly to Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. After your short flight, a representative of the lodge will be there to pick you up (included) and escort your party to the lodge.


The Lodge is immaculate and built in the Hacienda style common to the area. A private home with 7 bedrooms with baths, and all the amenities you would expect at world class lodge. Hacienda La Nellita’s lounge areas, exterior patio, bar, dining room, satellite television and Jacuzzi are all available for the guests enjoyment.

Another option is the Hotel in Ciudad Obregon, Plaza Obrigon Hotel is a very nice hotel, newly remodled and just a few blocks away from the lodge. A great option for people who would prefer a hotel atmosphere instead. All hunts work the same way from the hotel, and are still short drives to the field.

With either choice, our guests will enjoy the finest meals, wonderful top-self margaritas and the impeccable service that has been the mainstay of Gambino’s Hunting for 30 years.

The Hunting

Dove Hunting
September 8 - March 10

Mexico’s white-wing dove population is sky rocketing across the entire country, and Sonora is no different! With Gambino’s one can shoot a resident population of either White-wing doves or Mourning Doves in good numbers. While not Argentina, Mexico is the next best thing! Frank Ruiz has been operating in Cuidad Obregon for many years, his experience and longevity have seen him lease the best ranches and farms for his hunters. Doves fly morning and afternoon, from good blinds. A bird boy for every shooter, the birdboy attends to whatever you may need, retrieves your birds, helps load the gun and watches for birds coming. The birdboys are some of the best in the business! Mexico white wing hunts in this area are primarily shot over sorghum, corn, sesame, and occasionally soybeans.

Duck Hunting        
November – early March

Some of the best duck hunting you’ll find anywhere, Gambino’s has gone a step beyond the norm by building his own custom duck lake, by flooding several thousand acres of desert. The pool is normally just inches deep and varies to a foot or so. In addition to the man-made habitat, this area of Coastal Sonora is one the duck populations main wintering areas. From November to March the area is teeming with waterfowl and shore birds. Playas and fresh water ponds situated next to or in agricultural fields are also a guest favorite. Guests should bring hip-boots as there is no need for full blown waders. Ducks are hunted in the morning with a dove shoot or Quail hunt to follow in the afternoon. Ducks are only shot in the morning. Specie specific decoys and good handmade blinds are the norm, scouts are constantly looking for the next opportunity and will report in the evenings what they’ve found. Giving the guest a level of excitement for the next day.

Quail Hunting    
November - March

Gambels’ or Elegant quail are an option at Gambino’s, hunted in the walk-up style, both are readily hunted in the afternoons. Gambel’s Quail can be found very near the lodge and are the most common in the lower elevations. Good numbers of 10 – 15 flushes in an afternoon walking is the norm for the Gambel’s while the Elegant Quail is found in the higher elevations and is a more difficult hunt, regardless of difficulty this is one of the few areas with a quality population of Elegant Quail a species found only in this mountainous area of Western Mexico. When all things are considered, the two species of quail found in the Yaqui Valley are two of the rarest and most beautiful. One can expect to flush 5- 7 covey’s in an afternoon of chasing Elegant Quail.

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