What about that cool brisk morning in that flooded patch of timber, just as the sun is peaking up over the horizon, and here they come. You are fixed on searching through the early morning light. It is a drake? Are those hens? Wait, is that a mallard? Shoot, no don't shoot! Fudge, its too late, they are out of range. As the day goes on, now how many do I have of that species, wait, can I shoot one more, what do i have? Again, the opportunity goes by. Then, when you finally get it figured out, " hold on guys, that is the limit". Now, while not every hunt would be so successful, for most avid wing shooters, we are just getting warmed up.
For those of us who have had the opportunity to duck hunt or dove hunt in Argentina, Nicaragua, or Uruguay, this is not a problem. Bag limits are very liberal to non-existent in these countries. No species limits, and no gender limits hamper the hunters ability to shoot, shoot, shoot. While each of the countries do have some some small differences, in general, it will be black and blue shoulders, lots of muscle cream, and a large shell bill at the end of the hunt. To give you a better idea:
Ducks - While there is not a limit per say, Most outfitters do limit the clients to 50 ducks per day. Being split into a 25 morning, and 25 evenings. This will vary from outfitter to outfitter, but that is a general rule of thumb. You will find some that 30 per day is the limit.
Doves - Dove hunting is year round, and no limits. There is a special club that a hunter can try to achieve entry into, called the 1000 dove club. Every outfitter has a little different program, but in general, if you can knock down 1000 or more dives in a day, you can get in the record book, and receive some type of certificate, trophy, or plague. On average, most hunters will take from 350 to 600 doves in a day, according to how well your skills hone in.
Ducks - There is no limit on the amount of ducks you can harvest. Much the same as Argentina, most of the outfitters ask the clients to limit themselves to 30 to 50 ducks per day. Which is a reasonable request.
Doves - Dove hunting is year round, and there are no limits. While Nicaragua does not have the 1000 dove club, they do have a lot of hunters who achieve 500 doves in a day. On average, you can expect to get from 250 to 350 according to your shooting ability.
Ducks - In Uruguay it is a little different set up than Argentina and Nicaragua. They limit you on the shells, and not on the birds. So if hunting Uruguay, every shot counts if you want a large bag at the end of your hunt. Every outfitter is a little different, with ranges from 2 to 4 boxes of shells per day, and some with 2 to 4 boxes per morning and evening session.
Doves - Dove hunting is year round, with no limits. A lot of the Uruguay outfitters claim to have as many doves as Argentina, with the same high-volume.