Long famous for its bewildering quantity of doves, the province of Cordoba in Northern Argentina, has justly built a reputation as being the dove capital of the world. Following devaluation of the currency in Argentina, agriculture in the fertile soils and temperate climate of the north has grown, with the net result that year round dove populations have continued to rise alongside the bag sizes made by travelling guns. A huge diversity of sporting shots can be practised on massive quantities of wild doves for a fraction of the costs of wild bird shooting elsewhere.
You’ll be glad of the opportunity to siesta under canvas awnings after a morning’s high octane sport and unforgettable field lunches of delicious Asado cooked meats and vintage Malbec wines. The soft rolling hills of the Cordoban sierra forming a stunning backdrop to an exceptional day’s shooting.
Itinerary for Dove Shooting:
Day 1: Midday arrival to Cordoba Airport, transfer directly to the shooting field (1:30 drive), lunch/siesta and afternoon dove shoot, return to lodge for cocktails/dinner and overnight at La Dormida/Pica Zuro Lodge.
Day 2: Breakfast, morning dove shoot, lunch/siesta, afternoon dove shoot, cocktails/dinner and overnight at La Dormida/Pica Zuro Lodge.
Day 3: Breakfast, morning dove shoot, lunch/siesta, afternoon dove shoot, cocktails/dinner and overnight at La Dormida/Pica Zuro Lodge.
Day 4: Breakfast, morning dove shoot, lunch and afternoon departure to Cordoba Airport for return flight home. (Option for full day and night in Buenos Aires before flight home)
The above suggestion for a dove shooting trip to Cordoba, is a typical sample itinerary, if you would like to plan your trip differently, E.J.Churchill can tailor itineraries to your specific individual or group requirements.
Argentina is blessed with a very high population of resident and migratory waterfowl, especially in the Buenos Aires province’s extensive pampas wetlands, where it is commonplace to see and shoot up to 12 different species in a single day. Not only do the duck present travelling guns with an array of exciting shooting, they can be shot on morning and evening waters and respond well to decoying tactics. E.J Churchill’s partner has well-appointed lodges in the very heartland of some of the richest duck shooting concessions in Argentina.
Itinerary for Duck Shoot:
Day 1: Midday arrival at lodge, transfer directly to the shooting field, lunch/siesta and afternoon duck shoot, return to lodge for cocktails/dinner and overnight at Jacana Lodge.
Day 2: Breakfast, morning duck shoot, lunch/siesta, afternoon duck shoot, cocktails/dinner and overnight at Jacana Lodge.
Day 3: Breakfast, morning duck shoot, lunch/siesta, afternoon duck shoot, cocktails/dinner and overnight at Jacana Lodge.
Day 4: Breakfast, morning duck shoot, lunch/siesta, afternoon duck shoot, cocktails/dinner and overnight at Jacana Lodge.
Day 5: Breakfast, morning duck shoot, lunch and afternoon departure Buenos Aires Airport for return flight home.
As with the sample dove itinerary the above duck shooting itinerary is an example of a typical stay, other itineraries can be tailored on request.
Together with doves and duck, Argentina and Uruguay offer globally unique opportunities to shoot wild Tinamou (“perdiz”) a lowland game-bird similar to quail or partridge in their habits. They are typically shot over pointers and with their explosive flushes and rapid flight patterns, offer great sport similar to walked up grouse in Scotland or quail in the southern U.S.A. Seasonal combinations of multiple game species can easily be arranged or combined with fishing and why not try the massive stags of Patagonia’s cordillera range?
E.J. Churchill is pleased to arrange extended stays and tours of the fabulous city of Buenos Aires or combine your trip with further shooting opportunities and other cultural activities
Southern Latin America and Argentina particularly, is a sporting paradise that offers unrivalled and unique sport in a laid back country with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere: the very essence of a memorable shooting holiday.
If you have any questions or would like to find out more about shooting in Argentina, please contact our Sporting Agency on 01494 883227 or email email@example.com.