The white-winged dove, (Zenaida asiatica) is one of the species that flourishes in this habitat. While the country has a healthy population of resident birds, the numbers greatly increase starting around September, from the migratory birds leaving their winter homes. With Nicaragua consisting of mostly farming communities, you can see this becomes a large problem with millions of dollars lost to crop damage each year.
A study done by the University of Nebraska, with John W. De Grazio, of the US Department of Fish and Wildlife Research, states that white wing doves, cause major crop damage across Nicaragua. In the same report, Mr. De Grazio, said the preferred and proven method to address this problem is Generally, sport hunting and utilization of the birds for food alleviating damage by white-winged and eared doves. Passion has not been an effective way of controlling the population, seeing as how it also affects other species of birds.
So this presents an opportunity for dove hunting outfitters in Nicaragua to be able to offer quality, high volume dove hunting packages for clients from Nicaragua and all over the world. There is no limit on the amount of doves that can be taken, and 95% of the doves that are harvested go to needy families for food. So all in all it’s a win, win for everyone involved.
So if you are an avid wing shooter, and looking for that next great dove hunting adventure, you should take a look at dove hunting adventure in Nicaragua. They are many great outfitters throughout the country that offer quality hunting experiences. Bringing your own firearm to Nicaragua is not a problem, and the short non stop flight of 3.5 hours from Houston or Miami makes it more appealing to those guys who don’t have a lot of time to be away from the home or office.
For you hunters who have already been to Argentina, and want to get away from that long flight, and all the transfers, along with saving money on the airfare. Nicaragua is somewhere you should take a look at. $ 500 to $700 for a round trip ticket, and hunting packages starting at $ 1950.00 for a 4 night / 5 day / 3 days of hunting, is not to hard on the wallet.
If this sounds like something that would interest you, please take a look at Nicaragua Hunting Adventures. I think you will find that being in business for almost 50 years, and hosting some big names like Buck McNeely, shows that they know how to take care of hunters, and provide a quality dove hunt in Nicaragua.