Over the summer, we send groups and individuals over to Cordoba, Argentina on a shooting trip not for the faint hearted!
Cordoba is home to the eared dove, which is the most prolific bird in the area. A typical day starts with a sumptuous breakfast and departing for the dove fields by 8am, which vary between a 15-50 minute drive. You would be provided with a ‘bird boy’ for the day, who will provide you with shells and plenty of cool drinks to keep you hydrated, while the adrenaline levels are high. Lunch can be served out in the field with a traditional Argentine asado (barbeque) complimented with salads, gourmey desserts and fanatsic wines. After a full day shooting, where you can shoot up to 2000 shells a day (Yes – shoulder pads are essential not a recommendation!) head back to the lodge with the rest of the team and enjoy a massage in the spa, or relax in the veranda with a gin & tonic!
Dove shooting is available all year round to suit, with regards to recommendations on time it all depends on whether you would prefer to shoot lower or higher birds. From the end of February until July we shoot on the fields, therefore lower birds in large quantities or if you decide to shoot between July and February we will take you to the hills where you will see higher birds (Please remember they don’t have steepsides like Plas Dinam, only hills but they are FULL of doves). February is a very popular time of the year due to it being the end of the summer and beginning of the fall, so generally perfect whether for shooting.
The lodges vary in distance from Cordoba Airport, with the closest being 35minutes north, and the furthest 1.5hours north. They are fitted out to make you feel at home, with outside fire pits, large dining rooms, spa facilities, en-suite rooms and a bar filled with Argentina Spritis, Beer and Wines along with a first class service! It is an experience that can be enjoyed by non-shooting guests as well as shooting guests. They even have an option for young shots – so could turn out to be the perfect sporting holiday for you and your family.
We can make all the necessary arrangements for you whether it be a private jet from Buenos Aires, or a horse ride over the Cordoba Hills for a non-shooting guest – we have your sporting holiday covered!
For more information, please contact Amy