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This lodge is ideal for families, groups of friends, or for a Company trip with exclusive customers.
Perfectly situated between the two most prized dove roosts in Cordoba, the La Loma experience offers superb shooting year-round. It is a 60-minute drive from the airport; close to Totoral City on national road number 9.
This Famous Argentine Estancia has been renovated in 2014 and it is now one of the most requested destinations for Dove Hunting in Northern Cordoba. An excellent private lodge providing superior service.
La Loma is a beautiful traditional Estancia built in 1908 by one of the wealthiest families in Argentina. The lodge is located about one hour north of Cordoba International Airport in the town of Totoral. Situated next to the biggest dove roost in Argentina, the rides to the fields are a convenient 10 to 40 minutes. La Loma’s staff, the delicious Argentine meals, as well as copious amounts of doves, combine to make this a very memorable dove-shooting trip.
This is ideal for families and groups of friends who desire comfort and service in a private atmosphere.
Species: Eared Dove
Season: All year round.
Capacity: A Maximum of 12 people in double/single bedroom accommodations.
The following is a sample itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival at Cordoba Airport, transfer directly to the shooting field (1:30 hour drive), shoot or lunch depending on schedule, siesta and afternoon dove shooting, return to lodge for cocktails/dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch/siesta, afternoon dove shooting, cocktails/dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch/siesta, afternoon dove shooting, cocktails/dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch/siesta, afternoon dove shooting, cocktails/dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch and afternoon departure to Cordoba Airport for return flight home.
The Lodge perfectly blends the charm of “old-world” Argentina with contemporary luxury, and offers 4-star amenities seldom found at hunting lodges. The Lodge sits on an immaculately-kept traditional estancia. This Estancia has been in use as a hunting lodge for more than twenty years, and has built an amazing reputation for the comfortable rooms and the eloborate traditional living room.
The house, which has eight bedrooms and a capacity for 12 hunters, has recently been refurbished making it very comfortable and appealing.
The lodge has nine well-appointed suites. There are five single suite rooms and three double-occupancy suites. There are 4 rooms with private bathrooms and 4 bedrooms sharing bathrooms as private apartments. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning or a ceiling fan.
Quiet, comfortable, and cozy!
We want all of our guests to enjoy their stay at our lodge. We ask that, during the hours of 9pm-8am, guests be considerate of those who are sleeping. If you plan to stay up late with friends please keep noise to a minimum to avoid disturbing others.
Enjoy our gourmet and traditional cuisine every night after your hunt; our professional chef will delight you with amazing Argentinean and international dishes. We will have special appetizers available as well as drinks before dinner. You have to experience our special goat or lamb “a la cruz”; which is a local speciality and uniquely prepared. Normally it takes more than three hours on the fire to get it tender and phenomenally tasty!
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.
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.
Gear and Equipment
Shooting Clothes – Hunting shirts which are shades of green and brown are recommended. Camouflage clothing is optional. The weather is typically cool in the morning and evening, so packing a light sweater or jacket wouldn’t hurt. Hopefully the weather will be exceptional while you’re here, however it rains quite often so bringing a rain jacket is a necessity.
Ankle High Boots/Shoes – Lightweight, ankle-high boots/shoes work exceptionally well. A Gore-Tex breathing shoe, like the Rocky Boot, would be an excellent choice. There are quite a few thorny plants where you will be hunting. Keep this in mind when deciding on what footwear to bring.
Safety Glasses – Your glasses should serve a dual purpose; protection from the sun and any debris that might fall from above. The green or yellow protective glasses that can be worn over regular glasses are optimal. They have a small side panel which protects against glare. You will be able to find them in most hunting/fishing supply stores.
Ear Protection - This is perhaps the most important item on this list. The average hunter shooting dove here will shoot their gun anywhere from 500 – 3000 times a day. There are numerous varieties of ear protection on the market. You should look for comfort, fit, and sound deafening components.
Lightweight Hat – A personalized hunting cap will be provided although we also recommend bringing a wide brimmed hat for better protection.
Shooting Gloves – the volume of shooting is immense. You will need to protect your hands from the hot shotgun barrels, as well as any brush traversed through. Having gloves will also reduce the likelihood of nicks and blisters from reloading, breaking your gun(s) and activating safeties. Golf or batting gloves are a good substitute if you cannot find quality, sensitive leather shooting gloves.
Shoulder Pad – We highly recommend the Caldwell Field Shield. It is ambidextrous for ease of use for all shooters. 1/4-Inch thick energy-absorbing pad provides excellent protection for all shotguns.
Small Field Bag – A small bag/backpack would be a good idea if you desire to bring any personal items to the field. A camera for example.
Insect Repellant/Sunscreen – During our spring and summer season (September to March), bug repellant will keep those bothersome pests from driving you crazy. Sunscreen is a necessity. Our blinds are set up daily, depending on where the birds are flying. So you might be in the sun or in the shade.
Camera - The area you will be hunting is exceptionally beautiful. We also offer a private service by a professional photographer. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Evening Dress- Clothing is casual. Slacks and sport shirts are all you need.
Band-Aids/Tape/Medicinal cream - We have first aid kits in the field in case of an emergency. It’s a good idea to bring your own personal medical supplies however. Antihistamine cream for bug bites, Neosporin for cuts, etc.
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Final destination for this hunting option is Cordoba City (Pajas Blancas Airport )
The best connections are through Buenos Aires (Argentina), Santiago (Chile), Lima (Peru) and Panama City (Panama).
Ministro Pistarini Airport (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Right now, 31 airlines operate out of Ministro Pistarini Airport in Buenos Aires.
Ministro Pistarini Airport offers nonstop flights to 51 cities.
Every week, at least 126 domestic flights and 833 international flights depart from Ministro Pistarini Airport.
Important airlines to be consider for international flights:
Pajas Blancas Airport (Cordoba, Argentina)
Right now, 9 airlines operate out of Pajas Blancas Airport.
Pajas Blancas Airport offers nonstop flights to 14 cities.
Every week, at least 273 domestic flights and 56 international flights depart from Pajas Blancas Airport.
The biggest airlines flying from Buenos Aires to Cordoba:
When connections are through Buenos Aires (Argentina) you arrive to Ministro Pistarini Airport in Ezeiza and have to change airport to Aeroparque. It is a 40 minutes drive in between airports and up to 80 minutes in rush hours. We will organize your ground transportation in Buenos Aires to make it hassle free.- There are great connections to Buenos Aires from Miami, Dallas, Houston or Atlanta.
When connections are through Santiago (Chile) the connection will be at the same airport. The positive thing about Santiago is that you can sleep all night without a connection. The negative issue is that if you get delay there is only 1 or 2 flights a day to Cordoba.
Hen connections are through Lima (Peru) and Panama city (Panama) you will have to make connections in the evening and you will be arriving early in the morning and departure will be after midnight. It is positive that there are good rates on these flights.
Consider also private charters from Buenos Aires to Cordoba. We will be pleased to send you further info and budgets.
From Cordoba airport to The Lodge is 60 minutes drive.
Aerolineas Argentinas: 1 800 333 0276
Allowed Baggage: 1 piece of 15 kg (extra weight between 16 and 23 kg will cost about $20), 1 carry on of 5kg. An extra piece of 23kg will cost about $30
LATAM Airlines: 1 866 435 9526
Allowed Baggage: 1 piece of 23 kg , 1 carry on of 8k. An extra piece of 23 kg will cost about $40
Most of our guns are semi-automatic Benelli 20 gauge and Beretta 20 gauge.
Most of our guns are semi-automatic Benelli Montefeltro 20 gauge and Beretta Urika 391 20 gauge.
We have Benelli Montefeltro, Benelli M1 Black, Beretta Urika 391, Beretta A400 and Beretta A300.
We have Beretta silver pigeons 20 Gauge over and under. We also have a couple of Beretta silver pigeons 28 Gauge over and under and a couple of Browning 525 410 gauge for rental. Check for rental pricing on this guns.
They are all use guns like in all companies, because the big volume of shooting in Cordoba. That is why for a better service to our guest, our policy is to work with 2 shotguns per person per blind, so if you have jamming’s or miss fires, your filed assistant will be able to change your gun, and take the other one to camp for a check or a cleaning. We would like you to understand that we work really hard to provide a great hunting service, but sometimes, shells could be working wrong or even a gun can get ammunition and get stacked, or a spring could be broken, or the fire pin could be broken.
Your field assistant will be taking good care of you on the blind and if by any reason your gun needs to be replaced, he will contact the head guide in the field personally or by radio to be sure you will have a great hunting experience.
Regarding chokes, we have mostly modify and IC, so please be sure to have your special chokes if you are planning to have something different, or be sure to let us know about your special request before your hunting trip.
Add duck hunt to your trip
We would like to offer our dove hunters in Cordoba the chance to add a couple of days of duck hunt during the season (May to August) with a quick flight in between the 2 lodges.
Enjoy a quick trip for some amazing ducks in our PIPER SENECA II and be in the better of 2 worlds. Unlimited doves in Cordoba and amazing ducks in San Javier Lodge.
Contact us for further information
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