Carlos Olano is sitting on a gem in the agriculturally fertile Chaco plains of central Bolivia. This exceptional location is touted by many as one of the best dove shooting destinations on the planet. Endless acres of soybean, sunflower, and sorghum surround the lodge and hold millions of eared dove. This is gunning notable not only for amount of birds, but for the well scouted shooting locations and exceptional team that keeps hunters under birds continuously.
The day you arrive on the lodge, you'll have time for an afternoon shoot followed by two or more shooting days (your choice) before one last morning hunt and transfer back to Santa Cruz for an overnight at a five star hotel in Santa Cruz if necessary; or to the airport for your return flight.
The terrain at La Leyenda is extremely flat and surrounded by thousands of acres of agricultural fields of sunflower, sorghum, wheat, and various other crops that attract huge volumes of doves. This is the northern portion of the Gran Chaco plains similar to our American mid-west. Shooters will be positioned along flight lines between the roosts and the feeding area and these areas are determined by daily scouting activities carried out by the lodge.
Required by law to leave 20% of unimproved land in a natural state, each field is bordered by a wide cortina of trees and brush providing an ideal roosting and nesting habitat for the doves that have proliferated as the grain crops have increased. The expansive Mennonite farms in this area provide enough foodstuff to support huge numbers of doves.
The shooting in Bolivia will allow hunters to experience a multitude of shot selections sure to satisfy each and every shooter. If high birds are to your liking, you can be situated in a position that is tailored to your wants. With the wide cortinas that surround each field, with some trees 70 feet tall, the dove will fly over, through, and around these natural barriers offering all types of shooting opportunities.
Guests will be accommodated at the beautiful La Leyenda Lodge in the Santa Cruz Province. The lodge offers 6 bedrooms, each with private bath. To add to your comfort, the lodge also offers a refreshing swimming pool and Jacuzzi to ease sore shoulders after a day of shooting.
La Leyenda Lodge is located right in the heart of the dove shooting area. This convenient location maximizes your shooting day and effectively eliminates long drives. Shooters are accommodated in quiet comfort and style. Great food and service are a constant with outstanding hospitality that has become a trademark of Carlos Orlano's shoots.
The brand new La Leyenda Lodge has received nothing but rave reviews for its service and hospitality. You will want for nothing here at La Leyenda as they specialize in catering to small intact groups that want the best meals and service possible.