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Dove Shooting

Cordoba and Santiago del Estero.

 The “Eared Dove” known as Paloma or Torcaza in Argentina is very similar in size to its North American cousin the Mourning Dove, with the distinct difference that the Eared Dove has a squared tail rather than a pointed tail of the Mourning Dove.

These birds are considered a pestilence in Argentina, in some areas they destroy 30 -60% of the annual crops of Sunflower, Sorghum, Wheat, Corn and Soybeans.

 Their numbers reach into the tens of Millions, which is the reason why there is no season or bag limits and hunters are welcome to come shoot all they desire.

 Due to the astronomical numbers of these birds it is common for a shooter to fire anywhere between 1,000 to 1,500 rounds in a single day and, in some cases, we have had guests shoot over 6,000 rounds in one day.

Basically it is up to each individual to pace themselves and set their own shooting limits. The opportunities are endless from sunrise to sunset.

 Our lodges are located in some of the finest hunting areas northeast of the province of Cordoba, Argentina.  They are located between one and a half to two hours drive from the airport in Cordoba and three to four hours drive to our lodges in the province of Santiago del Estero.

 Argentina bird hunts with Paco Riestra offers the lowest rates on High Volume Dove hunting packages, without sacrificing the quality of service or the quantity of birds that our most discriminating guests have come to expect and enjoy. 

 We have created these inclusive packages to ensure our guest that there are no hidden charges. By booking a package hunt there will be a savings of between $250-$350 depending on the season and group size.

Airfares, hunting licenses and gun permits are not included in the packages due to the fact that we have no control over these fluctuating expenses.

At the moment, the cost of the hunting license in Cordoba is $65.00 per day and in Santiago del Estero the cost is $40 for the entire hunt.


 Cordoba

 The hunt package in Cordoba includes four full days of High Volume Dove shooting. But if you prefer to hunt less days, or combine it with other hunts, we will be more than happy to arrange it for you.

Upon your arrival in Cordoba, you will be greeted by one of our English speaking hosts, who will help you and guide you through customs.

 Then it’s off to the lodge, where you will enjoy a great lunch followed by your first afternoon of High Volume Dove shooting.

Once you are done for the day, you will return to the lodge to enjoy drinks, appetizers and a scrumptious dinner. The next three days you will start your mornings with a breakfast of your choice and a short drive out to the fields. Depending on the time of year and crop harvest, the hunting areas may be any where between just outside of the lodge door or up to 30 minutes drive from the lodge.  Around noon you have the choice of returning to the lodge for lunch and maybe a siesta, or you may choose to spend the day out on the field and enjoy an Argentinean Bar BQ, Known as an “ASADO”.

Your bird boy will accompany you throughout the entire day, supplying you with shells, cold drinks and snacks and also counting your birds as you knock them down.

As your hunt comes to a close, you will have one last great morning of shooting, followed by an amazing lunch and then it is off to the airport for your return trip home.   

If you plan on joining us between March and October, Pigeon Hunting is available in Cordoba at an additional cost per day Go to pigeon page

 THIS 3 DAY PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 3 Full days of High Volume Dove shooting.

  • 100 boxes of 12 or 20 gauge shells, (that’s 2,500 rounds per hunter)

  • All accommodations, meals, wine, bottled water and spirits.

  • All ground transfers and customs clearing assistance.

  • English speaking host, guides, drivers, full staff and bird boys.

  • Open bar with local beverages.

 Not Included:

  • Round trip international flight to Cordoba, Argentina.

  • Non Hunters, $250 per day.

  • Hunting license, $65.00 per day per hunter.

  • Gun permits $140 per gun; you may bring up to 3 guns per person.

  • Optional, gun rental ($70.00 per day) must reserve at time of booking.

  • Berettas or Benellis are available.

  • Extra shells $12.00 per box for 12 & 20 gauge, $14.00 per box for 28 & 410 ga.

  • Tips for bird boys, $40 per day, and $40 per day for lodge.

Conditions

Low season, From November 1st through February 14th.

High season, From February 15th through October 31st.

 The difference between high and low seasons, is that in the high season, other

Species of game birds are available to combine with the High Volume Dove shooting.

 The other reason is that most Americans prefer to travel to Argentina during our spring and summer, which are the fall and winter months in Argentina. This has nothing to do with the number of Doves to be found throughout the year.

 Group size

These packages are based on a minimum of 4 hunters per group. If less then 4 hunters are in you party, please contact us for rates and information, as we may be able to add you onto a group. We often have group leaders putting groups together.

Note that groups of 10 or more hunters will receive a discount and the 11th hunter does not pay any daily rates.

 Deposits

A deposit of $1,000 per person is required to book a hunt.

 Cost

Low season, group of 10 or more $2,375 per hunter
Additional daily rate during the low season…$375 per day

Low season, group 10 or less $2,920 per hunter

Additional daily rate during Low season......$430 per day

 

High season, group of 10 or more $2,400 per hunter

Additional daily rate during low season......$400 per day

 

High season, group 10 or less $2,920 per hunter

Additional daily rate during high season....$430 per day

 


Santiago del Estero

 Our Hunting area in Santiago del Estero is rapidly building the reputation of possibly the greatest destination in the World for High Volume Dove shooting. A combination of its virgin grounds and very light hunting pressure makes this area unparalleled.  We have never seen the sheer number of doves anywhere in Argentina that compares to this area.

We predict that in the near future, many new shooting records will come from Santiago del Estero.

  Our Lodges are between 3 ˝ to 4 ˝ hour drive from Cordoba depending on the Lodge you will be staying at. We generally conduct our Dove hunting packages here during the high season due to the fact that this area is extraordinary for mixed bag hunts.

From the same lodge, upon request, you can combine High Volume Doves, Pigeon, Ducks and Perdiz, as well as Big game.

Due to the distance involved, there is no hunting on the first and last day of your Package. You will enjoy 3 full days of Dove shooting, which means you will need to spend one more night than the Cordoba Package. If you would like, we can arrange a short 40 minute charter flight from Cordoba to our landing strip in one of our lodges at a very reasonable rate. 

Another additional benefit of  Hunting Santiago del Estero is that the Hunting license only costs $40 for the entire hunt. 

THIS 3 DAY PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 3 Full day of High Volume Dove shooting.

  • 100 boxes of 12 or 20 gauge shells, (that’s 2,500 rounds per hunter)

  • All accommodations, meals, wine, bottled water and spirits.

  • All ground transfers and customs clearing assistance.

  • English speaking hosts, guides, drivers, and full staff and bird boys.

  • Open bar with local beverages.

  • non hunting day of arrival and departure

 Not Included:

* Round trip international flight to Cordoba, Argentina. Charter flight

* Non Hunters, $250 per day.

* Hunting license, $200 entire hunt.

* Gun permits $150 per gun; you may bring up to 3 guns per person.

* Optional, gun rental ($70.00 per day) must reserve at time of booking.

* Berettas or Benellis are available.

* Extra shells $12.00 per box for 12 & 20 gauge, $14.00 per box for 28 & 410 ga.

* Tips for bird boys, $40 per day, and $40 per day for Lodge.

 Conditions

In Santiago del Estero province, the hunts are only conducted during the High season, From February 15th through October 31st.

Most Americans prefer to travel to Argentina during our spring and summer, which are the fall and winter months in Argentina. This has nothing to do with the number of Doves to be found throughout the year.

One of the benefits of hunting Santiago del Estero is that hunts for ducks, pigeons and Perdiz can be easily combined with high volume dove shooting from the same lodges.

Group size

These packages are based on a minimum of 4 hunters per group. If less then 4 hunters are in you party, please contact us for rates and information, as we may be able to add you on to a group. We often have group leaders putting groups together.

Note that groups of 10 or more hunters will receive a discount and the 11th hunter does not pay any daily rates.

Deposits

A deposit of $1,000 per person is required to book a hunt.  

 

 

Cost 

Group of 10 or more $2,700 per hunter

Additional daily rate ......$375 per day

 

Group 10 or less $2,900 per hunter

Additional daily rate....$425 per day

 

 

For Additional Information specific to this hunt please visit our Dove Hunting FAQ page below 

High Volume Dove Hunting FAQ's 

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