Commercial Flight Information:
Please plan on arriving in Harlingen, Texas on your day of
arrival between 12:00 – 1:00 pm. You should make your
commercial flight departure on your day of departure between
1:00 – 2:00 pm. The van will leave the lodge to take you back
to Harlingen at 7:00 am. It is approximately a 4 hour drive.
It is important to schedule your commercial travel around our
recommended times as we are having to coordinate many groups
coming and going and we do not want you to have to sit at the
airport too long. Southwest Airlines and Continental Airlines
fly into Harlingen.
Special arrangements due to late arrivals and departures may
incur an additional charge.
Upon arrival at the airport, go to the Baggage Claim area. Our
ground transportation personnel will meet you there. If you
have not been contacted by the time your luggage arrives, please
call the office.
The driver can stop before
crossing the border if you want to eat lunch or you can pick up
some sandwiches at or near the airport. There will be beer and
soft drinks in the van for your trip. Also, there will be a
rest stop approximately half-way. The total trip will take
approximately four hours. You will arrive in camp in time to
relax, prepare for the next day of hunting and eat dinner.
The lodge provides quality shotguns. The use of lodge guns is
included in the standard package price.
Shells are $13.00 per box.
Tips – The
following are minimum recommended tips:
boys - $15.00 per bird boy per outing.
This tip should be paid directly to the bird boys at the end of
Guide Tips - (this
can be divided among all the hunter’s in your group):
- $50 per outing
Guide) - $50 per outing
- $50 per outing
staff - $100.00 per hunter.
This is for our 3 day hunting trip. If you hunt extra days
we recommend that you tip an additional $20 per hunter per day.
This tip should be given directly to the camp manager to
distribute to the staff (cooks, housekeepers, grounds keepers,
bird cleaners, etc.) at the end of the trip.
driver - $5.00 per person each way.
Please tip the van
driver after each trip as you may have a different driver each
The weather during white-wing season is generally very warm so
dress accordingly. White-wing doves flare from bright colors;
therefore, for hunting we suggest khaki or camouflage clothing,
hunting boots or heavy walking shoes and camouflage caps. In
addition to hunting clothes, include slacks, shorts, shirts and
The weather during December
through February for quail and duck hunting brings temperature
extremes, usually cold in January and February with sunny and
mild conditions between cold fronts. Temperatures usually vary
from the low 40's to the low 70's.
Long pants and jackets are
recommended as a minimum. Other cold weather hunting clothes
should be considered in late December through February.
Footwear needs to be comfortable hunting boots. It is
REQUIRED that all of our quail hunters wear one piece of
clothing that is orange, preferably a hat or vest, and also
snake chaps or leggings. We have snake chaps at the lodge for
PASSPORTS ARE NOW REQUIRED. U.S. CUSTOMS HAS CHANGED ITS RULES
ON RE-ENTRY INTO THE U.S. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS IF YOU DO NOT
HAVE YOUR PASSPORT.
International phone calls from the cell phone are extremely
expensive. Telephone service is available, but at a rate of
$5.00 US per minute. Please pay the Management immediately
after each call. Some US cell phones work in Mexico while
others do not. We recommend you contact your cell phone
service provider to determine if your phone will work in
For those traveling by
commercial airline you will need a heavy plastic type ice
chest. Please bring your own empty ice chest or chests will be
available for a cost at the lodge of $30.00 each.
For those traveling by commercial airline you will need a heavy
plastic type ice chest. Please bring your own empty ice chest
or chests will be available for a cost at the lodge of $30.00
______ Passport !
______ Shooting glasses
______ Shooting gloves
______ Shooting vest or shell belt (NO SHELLS)
______ Ear/hearing protection
______ Insect repellent
______ Camera gear and film
______ Small bills for tips
______ Orange vest for quail hunters
______ Snake chaps for quail hunters
______ Waders for duck hunters *
______ Duck calls for those that want to call,
otherwise we do the duck calling.
carry these at the lodge. Please ask before your trip.
IF THERE IS ANYTHING
THAT WE CAN DO TO MAKE YOUR TRIP BETTER, PLEASE LET US KNOW.