For as long as we can remember, the west Texas counties of Nolan,
Mitchell and Fisher have produced the very best dove hunting in Texas.
The reason the hunting is so great in these three counties is that these
counties lie in the heart of the flyway of the birds that
generally migrate southward from Kansas and Oklahoma. This migration
continues through the latter part of the season, providing outstanding
wing shooting from opening day, all the way thru the end of the season.
Unlike some places you can hunt, we have a steady supply of fresh birds
coming down from Kansas and Oklahoma all during the season. Regardless
of when you want to come hunt, we will have plenty of birds available,
so you can schedule your hunt at your convenience. You don't have to
be there opening day in order to get good shooting! We got it all
during the season!
The mature birds coming down from Kansas and Oklahoma are truly the test of a hunter and
the delight of those who like to see and pursue birds in their natural
If you talk to an outfitter about a dove hunt, make it a point
to question him about how many fields he has, and how often he
hunts those fields. This is the difference between our hunts and
those of our competition. We utilize 20 different fields and
15 additional water holes so that we seldom hunt the same
field twice without giving the birds a chance to rest and regroup.
Some outfitters have to use the same fields over and over, so the
number of doves is diminished. We have had over 14 years of
We have without a doubt
the very best dove hunting in West Texas!!
Hunting is generally in planted fields of milo, sunflowers,
or wheat, with stands of trees nearby where the doves roost and
with water holes nearby. We have literally spent years finding
these hotspots in a fifty to seventy five mile
area of Sweetwater. This broad area to hunt allows our hunters
to be assured of a good hunt, regardless of the weather or
success of the farmers planting their grain.
By having this much land to hunt, we sometimes catch a big
migration of doves coming through from Kansas or Oklahoma
that have stopped to rest and eat on one of our hunting
leases. While the hunters are hunting or back at the motel
resting, we also have people out scouting other hunting areas.
We have often found these migrations during
a morning hunt, and have the group load up and leave a field to go get in
on the hot shooting.
We also scout the fields and water holes prior to every hunt, so that
you are always on the best locations on every hunt. Our guides
are professional with plenty of dove hunting experience.
WE HAVE THE VERY BEST DOVE HUNTING IN TEXAS, BAR NONE!!
Our hunting area is in the "open country" where the west really begins
and the birds are acrobats at their very best. Fast flying, darting doves
are hard to kill. We recommend 12 gauge shotguns with modified, improved
cylinder or skeet chokes. We also recommend 3 1/4 drams, 1 1/8th oz. of
number 7 1/2 or number 8 shot, as a minimum. High velocity loads are even better.
We recommend that you not use the lighter 3-1-8 cheap shotgun shells
that are always on sale right before season. Spend another 50 cents and
get the better shells. You will have a much better percentage of
kills with the heavier load of shot.
Our commitment and goal is to provide you a safe, enjoyable, productive
and memorable dove hunting experience. We hope you will relax
and enjoy yourself. Our clients testify that there is no
such thing as a bad hunt with us!! Be sure to read
some things that other people have said about us!
Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your hunt and to help with getting your
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A final word about Safety. Hunting is a dangerous sport. You
can be KILLED OR INJURED WHILE HUNTING. Be careful at all times!
Don't let a moment's carelessness ruin yours or someone else's
Echo Leisure Sports, Inc.
Robert Echols, Outfitter