Argentina Luxury Dove Hunt
The ultimate South America luxury lodge. This lodge sets the standard for your Argentina luxury dove hunt. It is the lodge by which all other lodges in Argentina are measured.
This lodge is owned and operated by two brothers. They have spent the past 17 years developing a reputation for spectacular accommodations and customer service. Because of this, they have created the finest dove shooting experiences in Argentina.
Cordoba Province is set in the heart of Argentina. 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 luxury dove hunting outfitter owns and controls over 20,000 acres of the best land in Argentina. This property is 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, hiking, polo matches and lessons, wine tours, spa treatments and more. Everyone in your group will be catered to by this exceptional staff.
We recommend booking your trip early with this lodge due to the fact that they have a very high number of returning clientele.
Accommodations & Meals
Luxurious accommodations, outstanding service, and of course the promise of world-class shooting.
Is 18,000 square feet of pure luxury with ten expertly appointed rooms that allow group sizes to be small and intimate with singles or doubles if they wish to grow as large as twenty hunters.
The living areas were specially conceived for your absolute comfort and relaxation. After a long day on the fields, we know how much you treasure a cozy homelike environment to kick back and settle down.
Couches are extra soft, there is excellent reading material available and always a smiling face standing by to bring you a cold drink or whatever your heart desires. The Living Room is everything you imagined from a 5 star.
The Lodge features a spa with an infinity swimming pool, two spacious heated Jacuzzi’s (inside and outside).
All meals are special occasions. This is why we built and decorated our dining room to make you feel like royalty. Besides the great Dove Shooting, one of the reasons for coming down to Argentina is to enjoy the outstanding meats and wines. We want the quality of the surroundings to be of the caliber of what’s on your plate.
The Lodge staff has been trained to cater to your every need. Here everybody knows your name and how important you are. Our reputation is founded on customer satisfaction and having you back is as important as having you here.
Argentina is very well known for there very fine wines. The Mendoza region produces what is arguably the best Malbec in the planet. The Wine Cellar at Guayascate was designed to harbor an extensive selection of reds and whites to match and exceed your highest expectations.
This is a special spot where you can enjoy a glass of our finest spirits while dining on a wide variety of hors d’oeuvres prepared by our culinary experts.
Nanny’s are available upon request for children
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 32 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 the lodge are carefully rotated and rested to assure maximum bird numbers. The driving distance to the fields ranges between 15 and 60 minutes in one of our new 15 seat passenger vans with air conditioning, refreshments and two-way radios.
From August to February dove hunting is in the hills. From March to July you will be shooting over crops planted with sorgum, millet and sunflower to keep the dove in the area.
As with any bird hunting, hunting areas may vary as they work to manage the birds to give you the best hunting opportunities.
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.
After a gourmet dinner, choose from among the selection of Cuban cigars and after dinner drinks.
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.
Nannies are available on request for children. Some activities have an extra charge.
- Guests may opt to see polo match,
- horseback riding,
- pool and sauna,
- play golf at nearby Ascochinga Golf Club (18 holes, 40 minute drive);
- enjoy a day visiting the area’s historical sites, including the 450-year-old Jesuit mission;
- enjoy a little pampering in the large hot tub along with a professional message therapist;
- or take advantage of the Argentine shops and do some serious shopping for silver, leather and fine handmade goods;
- Wine tasting arranged while at the lodge
- Cordoba tour and shopping
- Other small town touring with private guide available
We offer a full array of luxury add on trips to this destination including wine tours in Mendoza, touring in Buenos Aires, and Patagonia. The services of a sommelier/culinary guide are also available.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
All itineraries are customized for you. We also offer touring in Buenos Aires and around Argentina. Wine tours in Mendoza and exceptional touring in Patagonia may be added to any itinerary. The services of a sommelier/culinary guide are also available.
We are a full service boutique company.
2019 Rates: Call for updated pricing
$850 per day per shooter double occupancy shooters
$950 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.
Family Expeditions, 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 Family Expeditions 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!