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 bedroom accommodations.
The following is a sample itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival to San Luis, or Cordoba Airport. Hunting in the afternoon depending on arrival schedule. 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 San Luis 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 built an amazing reputation for the comfortable rooms and the elaborate furniture of the living room.
The house, which has six double bedrooms with private bathrooms and a capacity for 12 hunters, has recently been refurbished making it very comfortable and appealing.
Quiet, comfortable, and cozy!
At this fantastic lodge you will have the opportunity to enjoy amazing Argentinian barbecue. We usually prepare it for lunch time with the best loin, beef, and sausage. All this will be combined with great wines, such as Malbec and Cabernet sauvignon, from the provinces of Mendoza or San Juan. At night you will be delighted with authentic Argentinian cuisine which includes red meat, pork, or chicken. You can also request special dishes if you have any food related disease or personal preference. We are sure you will enjoy it and be delighted by our chef!
Regarding food, doves love olive trees, sunflowers, peanuts, and other crops like corn. Usually, around midday these birds rest over high eucalyptus trees, carob or local trees. Doves live near big feedlots we can find in the north of Cordoba, San Luis or Salta as these provinces have big cattle ranches. Weather conditions and water increase the development of their nesting areas.
Birds normally leave the roosting area with the first light of the day. They fly Forty to Sixty miles on average for food.
At our daily location, we will set up a tent, and prepare the famous Argentine barbecue. You will enjoy the amazing meat cuts accompanied by our well known special Malbec wines. After a great meal, depending on the time of the year, we will set hammocks to relax before the afternoon shoot.
The dove program starts at 7:00 am with a hearty breakfast. Around 7:30 am we take a short drive to the shooting field. The distance to the field is typically between twenty to forty minutes. After the morning shoot, we'll serve our typical Argentine BBQ, Asado, made up of the best meat Argentina has to offer. Followed by desserts and a quick siesta in the Hammock area. In the afternoon, we start the fun at around 3 pm for the evening shoot. Schedules may change depending on the time of the year.
At the dove field you will be assigned a personal field assistant for every 2 hunters. The assistant will provide you with shells, guns and soft drinks in your shooting spot. They'll also prepare your blind, count your birds and shells, and carry some stools to the field for you. In the evening, when everybody finishes the shooting day, we will return to the Lodge for drinks, snacks and delicious dinner. We welcome you to the best dove hunting you will ever experience!
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. The 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 sports shirts are all you need.
Band-Aids/Tape/Medicinal cream - We have first aid kits in the field in case of an emergency, however, it’s a good idea to bring your own medical supplies (antihistamine cream for bug bites, Neosporin for cuts, etc)
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The final destination for this hunting trip is San Luis City, Brigadier Mayor César Raúl Ojeda Airport (LUQ)
The best connection is through Buenos Aires, Jorge Newbery Airfield (AEP).
You'll arrive at Ministro Pistarini Airport in Ezeiza (EZE) and you'll have to change airport to Jorge Newbery Airfield (AEP).
Many cities in the United States offer direct flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina. New York and Miami are the most common and inexpensive destinations to fly from. In addition there are non-stop flights from Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
Make sure that you have at least 4 hours between connections. EZE and AEP are located far from each other (almost 2 hours drive, depending on traffic).
The best airlines flying from Buenos Aires to San Luis:
- Aerolíneas Argentinas
- Austral Líneas Aéreas
Important airlines to be considered for international flights:
- American Airlines
- United Airlines
- Copa Airlines
- LATAM Airlines
- Aerolíneas Argentinas
- British Airways
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 these guns.
They are all using guns like in all companies because of the big volume of shooting in San Luis. 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 firing 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 modified 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.
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