The Bader Ranch is located in the central zone. Hondo Texas, also known as The Dove Capital of Texas, is just 40 miles from the San Antonio airport. See map below for details.

Central Season: Sep. 1st, 2024 to Jan, 2025 (exact dates TBD)


Bader Ranch has added additional space to hunt located in the South Zone.

South Zone Regular Season: Sep 2024 to Jan 2025 (exact dates TBD)
South Zone/ Additional days for Special White-winged Dove season: Sep 2024 (TBD)


The Bader Ranch offers a more private hunting experience. We put fewer hunters around our fields which takes pressure off the birds. We don’t like to feel crowded when we hunt and we don’t think our clients do either.


South Texas Dove Hunting – Safety Tip

Communication – Speaking up on the dove field is a must for all South Texas Dove Hunts. Signal to the other dove hunters to let them know you are there. If you are peppered with stray shot it’s best to let your dove hunting neighbors know you are there so it doesn’t happen again during the dove hunt. If you happen to notice a dove hunter who is not following the rules of safety on the dove hunting field it’s okay to let them know how we do things on a South Texas Dove Hunt. Inexperienced dove hunters can always benefit from the knowledge of older more mature dove hunting partners. Don’t wait until it’s too late. We want everyone to enjoy the fun at their South Texas Dove Hunt. For more South Texas Dove Hunting tips check out our blog.

Bader Ranch Locations

Central Zone

phone: (830) 741-9939
address: 411 Ave M
Hondo TX 78861

South Zone

phone: (830) 741-9939
address: 3325 FM 462 South
Hondo TX 78861
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