Overview of Argentina Dove Hunt - Small Lodges
These luxury boutique Argentina dove hunt lodges define luxury. Shocking value without giving up service, excellent meals or exceptional volume dove hunting.
These lodges are owned and operated by two brothers. They have spent the past 17 years developing a reputation for spectacular accommodations and customer service. They own many of their dove areas thus they can control the hunting pressure to ensure plenty of birds for your group! Because of this, they have created the finest dove shooting experiences in Argentina.
Cordoba Province is set in the heart of Argentina dove hunting. The mild climate, extensive agriculture, and perfect roosting conditions produce an ever-increasing population of doves. These attributes of the area create the best dove hunting in the world.
This Argentina dove hunt outfitter owns and controls over 20,000 acres of the best land in Argentina. These properties are located in the heart of the prime roosting areas of Argentina. Typically the roosting grounds are heavily wooded areas with native trees and crossed by natural streams. These produce an ideal habitat for the reproduction of doves.
Surrounding these refuges are valleys furnished with large amounts of grain, providing a consistent source of food for doves. In addition, crops are planted on their land exclusively for dove. They use no till methods, which provide unlimited amounts of food for the birds. By practicing game management techniques, this operation has been able to provide a one-of-a-kind experience. They are the only outfitters in the area that offer excellent shooting throughout the whole year.
The observers in the group, or those who decide to take a day off, will enjoy horseback riding, polo matches and lessons, wine tours, spa and more. Or just enjoy sitting by the outdoor fire pit enjoying the lovely setting.
If you would like to continue your vacation, Mendoza and Buenos Aires are but a short commercial flight away. We arrange your flights, lodging and touring for a full service itinerary.
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 20 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 each lodge are carefully rotated and rested to assure maximum bird numbers. The driving distance to the fields ranges between 30 and 60 minutes in one of our new 15 seat passenger vans with air conditioning, refreshments and two-way radios.
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.
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
When is the best team to come?
There is no season for Dove Hunting in Cordoba, Argentina, since it is almost all year round. The best time depends on the available dates for you, and your weather preferences. Remember, our seasons are opposite of the northern hemisphere.
We can offer you hunting in the fields or in the hills. From late March/April to July (our autumn / winter), we hunt in the sorghum, millet and sunflowers fields. In the sunflowers fields that we plant specifically to attract doves, the driving times are anywhere from 5 minutes to 45 minutes. In the afternoon, we usually hunt in the roosts where you can experience high volume birds. From August to February, we usually hunt in the hills; this is the best season for high birds. Shooting is usually all day from 9:00 to 12:00 am, and 14:30 to 18:00 pm depending on your preference. March is normally a transition season when the birds migrate from the grain fields to the hills.
More than 200 guns for rent: Benelli Montefieltro Semiautomatics and Beretta Silver Pigeon over and under, all 20 ga. We also have some Berettas over and under 28 ga.. We provide 2 guns per day so you will shoot with one while the bird boy loads the other one. We have some extensions to make the stock longer if you need it, and we also have guns with shorter stocks, and shoulder pads as well.
Drive time to the fields
5 to 60 minutes depending on the lodge and the season.
Each of these four luxurious boutique lodges offers a distinct personality sure to please the most discerning traveler.
A warm greeting awaits you as arrive at the lovely lodge. Your host, chef, and staff greet you on arrival.
Always a friendly fire in the outdoor fire pit to share the events of the day. Inside, comfortable yet beautifully decorated common areas inviting guests to relax and visit about their day.
Guest rooms are well appointed with luxury bathrooms and all the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay.
Well trained masseuses relieve the tension built up in your shoulders from the volume of dove. Follow up with the large hot tubs are found at some of the lodges.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
All itineraries are customized for you. A typical dove hunt is as follows:
Day 1: Arrive in Cordoba and hunt on arrival day depending on flight arrival times.
Day 2,3: Hunt dove/pigeon
Day 4: Hunt dove in the morning depending on flights and then begin travel home.
We offer touring in Buenos Aires and around Argentina. Wine tours in Mendoza and exceptional touring in Patagonia may be added to any itinerary.
For those that love wine and excellent cuisine, we offer sommelier/culinary touring guides with fully customized itineraries. Access to the finest private wine cellars in Argentina.
Travel Details & Location
Your destination is Cordoba, Argentina. There are direct flights from Miami to Cordoba where the lodge will greet you and transfer by road to the lodge.
Other flight options include travel through Buenos Aires and onwards to Cordoba. Many people choose to enjoy a night or two in B.A where we can organize touring and hotels.
Nannies are available on request for children
Spa, horse back riding, touring, and trekking.
We also customize private touring in the Mendoza wine region, Buenos Aires, Patagonia, Chile and more with specialized sommelier/culinary guides.
Internet & Communications
Cell service is spotty. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available
2023 Rates – Call for updated pricing
$650 per day per shooter double occupancy shooters
$700 per day single room
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
“Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!”