Argentina is well known for its amazing shooting and fishing options. Cordoba has its own reputation as the world capital for dove shooting. The Northern area of the Province of Cordoba is a paradise for wing shooters coming from the United States and Europe. The Eared Dove population is more than 50 million birds!
Eared Dove shooting is one of the most challenging and exciting shooting opportunities around the world. Dove shooting in Cordoba is as well-known as Driven Pheasant in the UK, ducks in Canada, Upland Pheasant in the Dakotas, or Quail hunting in Georgia.
A regular program for dove shooting includes four nights at one of our Lodges. Hunters normally average three and a half days of shooting. That would be enough shooting for 99% of us, but if your shoulder allows you, you are welcome to stay for a longer time! Believe us. Dove shooting in Cordoba, Argentina, is going to change your perspective on hunting dove forever.
It is important to understand that dove shooting is very family friendly; but it does not mean it will be easy to hit the birds. It is family friendly because the climate in Cordoba is great all year round, the schedules are reasonable, and even a rookie will end up shooting birds. We have been guiding families of all types in our groups, including young men and women no younger than 13. Our oldest hunter was a 92-year-old gentleman named John. We have received feedback from some of the best shooters, around the world, about how challenging the hunting can be. There are limitless variables in the direction and speed of the birds. You will use every skill you have to shoot here in Cordoba. Lastly, we are proud to be one of the most prestigious Outfitters in Northern Cordoba.
Are you planning a trip to Argentina? Do you want to know how it all works? You will need to choose a Lodge that will meet your expectations. You will want to know how long the trip to the field everyday will be. We are certain you will want to know about the gear you will need, the type of shotguns at your disposal, flights, and paperwork. Do not fear, we will help with every detail along the way. We value your business and would like to make your experience the best possible. So…when can we welcome you to paradise?
The dove most prevalent here are known as the Eared Dove. It comes from the same family as the morning dove which inhabits the United States. The Eared Dove has a dark patch of feathers on its upper cheeks that bare a resemblance to ears, which explains their name. This bird hatches three to five times a year depending on food availability.
With exclusive rights to many of Córdoba’s most revered dove hunting properties, in the hills and in the flat lands, you are guaranteed to have the hunt of a lifetime. Córdoba is known as the capital of dove shooting. What does that mean? Non-stop shooting!
Visit us for the ultimate high-volume shooting experience. Our experienced sales representatives and guides will provide you with the best dove hunting tips for your next trip to Cordoba, Argentina.
Our numerous hunting fields will give you the chance to attain your own Argentinean dove hunting record. Our shooting area includes the Macha hills and valleys to Los Chañares, Ojo de agua, La Dormida, Avellaneda, and Las Peñas, all the way up north to Guayascate, and the small village of Santa Elena. We will have the opportunity to shoot in the two most important dove roosting areas, the Macha roost and Cerro Colorado roost. We also include a thousand hectares in the flat lands and specific water holes.
We operate all year round. We are ready any time. Join us for a unique shooting trip. Your idea of a day of dove shooting will change forever!
Our dove shooting program starts early in the morning with a complete breakfast, which provides fruit, cereal, toast, coffee, and eggs prepared according to your preferences. Your guide/host will arrive for breakfast and will talk to you about the hunting location, the guns, and the shells that will be used in the field that day. He will also give a safety speech on the first day of your hunt and will assist you in acquiring any/all accessories you could need. Around 8:00 am – 8:30 am, you will depart with your group to the field. Depending on location, it can be anywhere from a twenty minute to a forty minute car ride.
At your arrival, the field staff will be ready to take you immediately to your shooting blind. It will be an estimated three hours of shooting before lunch time. The head guide will be available to assist and coach you if you so desire. Each guide is an experienced and qualified shot. They will be able to provide you with special coaching and tips to improve your accuracy.
At our daily location, we will set up a tent and prepare the famous Argentinean barbecue. You will immensely enjoy the cuts of meat prepared, accompanied by our well known Malbec wines. After a great meal, depending on the time of the year, we will set hammocks to relax before afternoon hunt begins. In the evening, when everybody has finished shooting, we will return to the lodge for appetizers and drinks.
The personal field assistants are in their thirties and most of them have been working in the field for many years; this becomes apparent when you see them shooting. They work hard every day preparing your blind, carrying shells, shotguns, drinks, and stools to your spot. They are also responsible for cleaning the field and picking up all shells expended. *Schedules can change depending on the time of year.
If you have questions regarding information not shown on our website, do not hesitate to contact us by email or by phone. Our aim is to customize your trip depending on the number of people and the season of the year you choose to visit us.
We welcome you to the best dove shooting program you could ever imagine!
In the North of Córdoba, we will shoot in the hills 70% of the time. This is a dry area with rocks and rolling hills. It is packed with waist-high thorny bushes that make the terrain tough, but not impossible, to maneuver through. The remaining 30% of the time we shoot in the flatlands. The terrain in the flatlands consists of farm fields with crops or low cut grass.
Birds normally leave the roosting area during the first light of the day. They fly forty to sixty miles on average for food. The fields that comprise our shooting options, depending on the time of the year, are:
1) Shooting in the “flyways”: Which means between the roosting area and the feeding field.
2) The fields: fields where crops were harvested, such as soy bean, corn, or sorghum (especially from March to May).
3) Feedlots: Birds which feed at the feedlots are great shooting options for some months of the year (March to July).
4) Water holes: Especially in the Summer time, water holes constitute great shooting options (October to April).
5) Roosting areas: when birds leave the main roosting area and stay in temporary roosting fields, we have the option of shooting them there without affecting their main roosting place. During a hatch, you will see them flying both directions.
Hunting and target shooting are among the safest of all sports. This short note is intended to make them even safer by emphasizing the basics of safe gun handling, storage, and by reminding you that you are the key to firearms safety.
Always Keep The Muzzle Pointed In A Safe Direction.
Never point your gun at anything you do not intend to shoot. This is particularly important when loading or unloading a firearm. In the event of an accidental discharge, no injury can occur as long as the muzzle is pointing in a safe direction.
Firearms Should Be Unloaded When Not Actually In Use.
Unload your gun as soon as you are finished. A loaded gun has no place in or near a car, truck, or building. Unload your gun immediately when you have finished shooting.
Do not Rely On Your Guns Safety.
The safety on any gun is a mechanical device, which, like any such device, can become inoperable at the worst possible time. You should never handle a gun carelessly and assume that the gun will not fire just because the safety is on.
Be Sure Of Your Target And What Is Beyond It.
Do not shoot unless you know exactly what your shot is going to strike. Be sure that your bullet will not injure anyone or anything beyond your target. Firing at a movement or a noise without being absolutely certain of what you are shooting at constitutes disregard for the safety of others.
Use Correct Ammunition.
Using improper or incorrect ammunition can destroy a gun and cause serious personal injury. It only takes one cartridge of improper caliber or gauge to wreck your gun, and only a second to check each one as you load it. Be absolutely certain that the ammunition you are using matches the specifications that are contained within the guns instruction manual and the manufacturers markings on the firearm. Be aware not to use smaller ammunition in the gun you are using, this could cause a major accident.
If Your Gun Fails To Fire When The Trigger Is Pulled, Handle With Care!
Occasionally, a cartridge may not fire when the trigger is pulled. If this occurs, keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Keep your face away from the breech. Then, carefully open the action, unload the firearm and dispose of the cartridge in a safe way.
Always Wear Eye And Ear Protection When Shooting.
All shooters should wear protective shooting glasses and some form of hearing protection while shooting. Exposure to shooting noise can damage hearing. Adequate vision protection is essential. Shooting glasses guard against twigs, falling shot, clay target chips, and the rare ruptured case of firearm malfunction.
Be Sure The Barrel Is Clear Of Obstructions Before Shooting.
Before you load your firearm, open the action and be certain that no ammunition is in the chamber or magazine. Be sure the barrel is clear of any obstruction. Even a small bit of mud, snow, excess lubricating oil, or grease in the bore can cause dangerously increased pressures. This can cause the barrel to bulge or even burst on firing, which can cause injury to the shooter and bystanders.
Dont Alter Or Modify Your Gun, And Have Guns Serviced Regularly.
Firearms are complicated mechanisms that are designed by experts to function properly in their original condition. Any alteration or change made to a firearm after manufacture can make the gun dangerous and will usually void any factory warranties.
Learn The Mechanical And Handling Characteristics Of The Firearm You Are Using.
Not all firearms are the same. The method of carrying and handling firearms varies in accordance with the mechanical characteristics of each gun. Since guns can be so different, never handle any firearm without first having thoroughly familiarized yourself with the particular type of firearm you are using, the safe gun handling rules for loading, unloading, carrying and handling that firearm, and the rules of safe gun handling in general.