The Finest Dove Hunting in the World – It’s Incredible!!
A variety of Doves are available for hunting in Argentina, but most plentiful is the Torcaza or “Eared Dove” – very similar to the American Mourning Dove. Their numbers reach into the tens of millions and they destroy up to 40% of corn, wheat, and sunflower crops annually. Shooting for this “pest” is year round and there is absolutely no season or limits! The heaviest shooting is during nesting season from September through March – summer in Argentina.
The doves fly constantly from sun-up to sun-down, so firing 1000-2500+ rounds a day is normal. It’s common for hunters to take 1000+ birds per day.
Temperatures are ‘cool’ in June and July (winter) and just plain Hot in December and January. Whenever you go, you can’t shoot at all the birds that are in range. Go when it’s best for you and your schedule.
Much of our Argentina Dove hunting is done in World Famous Cordoba Province; but we also shoot in Entre Rios, Buenos Aires, Santiago del Estero and La Pampa Provinces. The shooting areas are primarily crop lands of wheat, corn, soybeans, sorghum and sunflowers; interspersed with brushy nesting habitat for the birds. They’re a Dove Factory! The birds often destroy many of the crops, so shooters are welcomed. Typically we recommend three days of Dove hunting because of the incredible volume, but we can customize your trip any way you’d like.
You Can Book the “Typical Trip” or “Design Your Own”
Your adventure starts with an evening flight from the US. Departures are daily. You pick your dates and set your schedule. If you’re hunting in Cordoba you fly non-stop to Buenos Aires, Lima or Santiago; where you change planes for the flight to Cordoba, Argentina. Here you’ll meet your Host, clear customs, have your first great lunch in Argentina and start shooting that afternoon. You’ll shoot ’til you decide to quit for the day and head for the lodge to enjoy drinks, appetizers & a great dinner accompanied by tall tales of the days events. If you’re hunting in Entre Rios you drive from BA city and start hunting right after lunch; and if you’re shooting BA or LaPampa Province you take a connecting flight to Bahia Blanca and start shooting the next morning.
You’ll start the next morning with a breakfast of your choice and drive to the Dove fields or flyways, depending on the time of year. Most fields are within 30 minutes of the estancia, and often you can shoot right outside the door! The shooting is fast and furious, punctuated by a gourmet lunch and perhaps a siesta or a dip in the pool. Then it’s back to the fields for some more shooting until you decide to head back for dinner & drinks. The next day you’ll do it all over again.
Your 4th day in Argentina reducing the Dove population and enjoying the great food & hospitality is unfortunately your departure day. You’ll shoot in the morning, have one last great lunch and head for the airport and your flight back home.
There’s no problem scheduling some time for shopping & sightseeing or nightlife if you’d like – after all, it’s Your Trip!
You’ll fly from Cordoba to Santiago or Buenos Aries, change planes and be back in Miami the following morning. Likely, you’re already planning your next Argentina Dove hunting trip where you can once again enjoy the warm hospitality, great food & fantastic shooting. Many hunters make it an annual trip.