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Argentina Luxury Dove Hunting

Overview

Argentina Luxury Dove Hunting

LUXURY, LUXURY, LUXURY!  This Argentina luxury dove hunting lodge sets the standard against which all other Argentina lodges are measured.  For the observers in the group, you will enjoy horseback riding, polo matches and lessons, wine tours, spa and more.Argentina luxury dove hunting

Owned and operated by brothers who have spent the last 17 years developing a reputation for spectacular accommodations and impeccable customer service to create the finest dove shooting experiences in Argentina.

This Argentina luxury dove hunting outfitter owns or controls over 20,000 acres of the best land in the heart of the prime roosting areas of Argentina. Typically the roosting grounds are heavily wooded areas with native trees called Piquillin, usually crossed by natural streams, producing an ideal habitat for the reproduction of doves. Vast and fertile valleys that furnish immense quantities of grain surround these refuges.

Hunting is 15 – 60 minutes away depending on the needed management of dove areas in various seasons.  Your transfers will be in the comforts of one of their new 15 passenger vans with air conditioning, refreshments and two-way radios.

From August to February dove hunting is in the hills.  From March to July you will be shooting over crops planted with sorgum, millet and sunflower to keep the dove in the area.

In addition, they plant crops exclusively for doves on their land and use no till methods, which provide consistent and unlimited amounts of food. By practicing good game management techniques, we are the only outfitters in the area that offer excellent shooting throughout the entire year.

Cordoba Province is nestled in the heart of Argentina, the mild climate, extensive agriculture, and perfect roosting conditions produce an ever-increasing population of doves, creating the best dove shooting in the world.

 

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Species: Dove
Capacity: 20
Location: Cordoba
Season: Year around
Method: Shotgun
Lodging: Luxury
Food: Chef prepared
Trip Length: Customized
Transport: Guide vehicles
Guided: Yes

Shooting

The eared dove is the most prominent game bird in the area.

A recent Argentine Game and Natural Resources study estimates the dove population in the area to be upwards of 32 million birds.

The eared dove is similar in size and appearance to the North American mourning dove. A typical shooting day starts after a sumptuous breakfast, with departure to the fields by 8 AM.

The shooting fields at the lodge are carefully rotated and rested to assure maximum bird numbers. The driving distance to the fields ranges between 15 and 60 minutes in one of our new 15 seat passenger vans with air conditioning, refreshments and two-way radios.

From August to February dove hunting is in the hills.  From March to July you will be shooting over crops planted with sorgum, millet and sunflower to keep the dove in the area.

As with any bird hunting, hunting areas may vary as they work to manage the birds to give you the best hunting opportunities.

Clients shoot with their own experienced professional bird boy, who will provides shells, acts as a loader, retrieves downed birds and keeps cool drinks at the ready.

Shooting continues until noon, when the group gathers in a shady grove of trees for a traditional Argentine asado (barbeque) complimented with salads, gourmet desserts and fantastic wines.

After lunch and an optional siesta, the shoot continues until approximately 6 PM.

Upon returning to the lodge, relax with drinks and hearty hors d’oeuvres while dinner is prepared. Or sooth your muscles and unwind with a professional massage from our staff therapist.

After a gourmet dinner, choose from among the selection of Cuban cigars and after dinner drinks.

Beginning wing shooters will have countless opportunities to improve their skill level due to the excellent conditions of the shooting fields.

Experienced guns can take great satisfaction in picking more challenging high targets. You can expect to shoot between 2 to 4 cases of shells in a normal day.

Itinerary

All itineraries are customized for you.  We also offer touring in Buenos Aires and around Argentina.  Wine tours in Mendoza and exceptional touring in Patagonia may be added to any itinerary.  The services of a sommelier/culinary guide are also available.

We are a full service boutique company.

Lodging

Luxurious accommodations, outstanding service, and of course the promise of world-class shooting.

Is 18,000 square feet of pure luxury with ten expertly appointed rooms that allow group sizes to be small and intimate with singles or doubles if they wish to grow as large as twenty hunters.

The living areas  were specially conceived for your absolute comfort and relaxation. After a long day on the fields, we know how much you treasure a cozy homelike environment to kick back and settle down.

Couches are extra soft, there is excellent reading material available and always a smiling face standing by to bring you a cold drink or whatever your heart desires. The Living Room is everything you imagined from a 5 star.

The Lodge features a spa with an infinity swimming pool, two spacious heated Jacuzzi’s (inside and outside).

All meals are special occasions. This is why we built and decorated our dining room to make you feel like royalty. Besides the great Dove Shooting, one of the reasons for coming down to Argentina is to enjoy the outstanding meats and wines. We want the quality of the surroundings to be of the caliber of what’s on your plate.

The Lodge staff has been trained to cater to your every need. Here everybody knows your name and how important you are. Our reputation is founded on customer satisfaction and having you back is as important as having you here.

Argentina is very well known for there very fine wines. The Mendoza region produces what is arguably the best Malbec in the planet. The Wine Cellar at Guayascate was designed to harbor an extensive selection of reds and whites to match and exceed your highest expectations.

This is a special spot where you can enjoy a glass of our finest spirits while dining on a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres prepared by our culinary experts.

Activities

Nannies are available on request for children

  • Guests may opt to see polo match,
  • horseback riding,
  • pool and sauna,
  • trekking,
  • play golf at nearby Ascochinga Golf Club (18 holes, 40 minute drive);
  • enjoy a day visiting the area’s historical sites, including the 450-year-old Jesuit mission;
  • enjoy a little pampering in the large hot tub along with a professional message therapist;
  • or take advantage of the Argentine shops and do some serious shopping for silver, leather and fine handmade goods.

We offer a full array of luxury add on trips to this destination including wine tours in Mendoza, touring in Buenos Aires, and Patagonia.  The services of a sommelier/culinary guide are also available.

Rates

2018 Rates: Call for updated pricing

$850 per day per shooter double occupancy shooters
$950 per day single room

FAQ

TRAVEL INSURANCE: REQUIRED!  

Links to the companies we recommend:

Travelex Insurance       Ripcord Insurance

While we do everything in our power to protect our clients from travel problems, we cannot prevent illness, natural disasters, wars, deaths, lodge closings and more; we live in uncertain times!  The only way to protect yourself and your investment is through travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide medical coverage, cancellation due to natural disaster, illness, death in the family, lodge closings and other unknowns; in this day and time, anything is possible.  Lodges count on you to protect your investment as they cannot refund your payments due to the nature of the product they offer.

Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues.  It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.

Both companies offer evacuation insurance in addition to their travel insurance but Ripcord has more thorough coverage in this area.

The Ripcord membership and travel Insurance provides the highest levels of medical, security, evacuation and rescue services in the industry combined with travel insurance:

  • Remote rescue services from point of injury or illness
  • Medical evacuations to the member’s home hospital of choice
  • The best evacuation and rescue triggers that include rescues for medical conditions that will result in permanent injury in addition to just requiring hospitalization
  • Security extraction services for geopolitical events and natural disasters
  • Involuntary detention resolution services for members who are held against their will
  • Consulting services from special operations veterans, paramedics, nurses, and physicians
  • Travel insurance

Testimonials

“Was the best trip ever, a wonderful experience for myself, my wife and the kids”

“The experience we had while staying and hunting with you was amazing”

“I have never seen someone so welcoming, polite, respectful and professional with his job in all of our world travels!.”

“The shooting were all first class.”