Q - How do I go about booking a hunt with you?
A - First of all we suggest you go through our web site thoroughly to answer
most of your questions. Then determine what you want to hunt, during what time
of year, and how many people will be in your group. Then contact our hunt
coordinator, Debbie, and she will provide you with available dates. Once a date is
agreed upon, we will need a deposit of $1,000. We can only hold dates for you for
a limited time until we receive a deposit. She will then help you with all the
information you will need.
Q- How do I get my gun permits and hunting license?
A- Our hunt coordinator will guide you step by step to get all the necessary
paperwork you will need for your trip.
License and gun permits
Q –Can you help me with airline reservations?
A- Yes: Although we do not book any airline reservations, we will work with
you and put you in contact with an experienced agent that specializes in these
types of trips and has many years of working with us. They will guarantee you
the lowest fares.
Q - What documentation is required to travel to Argentina?
A - A valid passport is required. NOTE: Make sure your passport is valid at
least 6 months after the last day of your trip. No visas are required for U.S.
Q - Do I need to register any guns I am taking with me with US customs before
departing for Argentina?
A - Yes, you should register your guns as well as any other personal
effects such as cameras, scopes, etc. with US Customs before leaving to
Argentina. This is done to provide proof of ownership upon your return to the
United States. Please contact your local US Customs to inquire about Form 4457.
Q - Am I required to get any special vaccinations?
A - No, however, anytime you travel to a foreign county you should check
with the US Department of Health for information on any possible current
Q - What do I need to bring?
A - Don't leave home without a good shoulder recoil pad. Eyes and ear
protection are a must. Also it's always a good idea to bring along rain gear, a
warm jacket, and a pouch for your shells, a pair of thin soft shooting gloves
and tape for your fingers come in handy, and of course all your other personal
Q - Can I bring my own guns to Argentina?
A - Yes. We suggest that you bring two guns. Fill out the Gun Permit form,
make 4 copies and bring with you to present at Customs upon your arrival in
Cordoba. (The gun permit can be accessed by clicking on licenses/permits).
Q - What is the cost of the gun permit?
A - The cost of the gun permit is currently $150 US per gun. This is paid
upon arrival at customs. The outfitter will have pesos on hand so you do not
have to worry about it when you arrive. It will be added on to your bill at the
end of your hunt.
Q - Can I rent a gun?
A - Yes. The cost is $70 per gun per day. We have available 20 guns Beretta
and Benelli all 20 ga.
Q - What grams of shells and no. will we be shooting?
A - Normally 28 grams of powder and 7 1/2 - 8 no. shots.
Q - Will we be shooting reloaded shells?
A - No, all ammo is new from the box.
Q - Do you have gun cleaning available?
A - Yes. Every evening there will be complimentary gun cleaning available by
a member of our staff.
Q - On my gun permit application, what address do I need to write down for
A - Write down: A private Estancia, La Macarena. Northeast of Cordoba.
Q - What is the weather like?
A - Just keep in mind that they have reverse seasons in South America from
North America but overall they have mild temperatures, making it pleasant all
year round. Rainy season is Nov.-Feb. which are the warmest months. The best
thing to do is click on this web-site for international weather: http://www.weatherhub.com
Q - What vehicle will we be using during our hunt?
A - We employ a variety of vehicles including Land Cruisers, Land Rovers,
Pickup trucks, and late model "Traffic Vans" equipped to carry parties of 8 or
Q - What is an "Estancia"?
A - The Estancia is the lodge or house on private land where you will be
staying. We have two in the dove hunt area, "La Macarena" which accommodates up
to 18 hunters and "El Rocio" which accommodates up to 16 hunters. We also have 2
estancias for duck hunting; one is "El Picazo" in Santiago del Estero that
accommodates up to 10 hunters and the other "Yatay" lodge in the province of
Santa Fe which can accommodate up to 12 hunters. In 2010 we will open our newest
Built Lodge” La Peregrina” in Santiago del Estero. This will be our largest
Q - If we have a small group, will we have to share the Estancia with another
group of hunters?
A - You must have a group of at least 4 hunters for doves or 4 hunters for
ducks in order to have the Lodge exclusively for your group of hunters. We do
not mix groups unless requested to do so. If you have a group less than 4 we
could add you on to other groups on request. Or there will be an extra cost.
Your hunt coordinator will help you with this.
Q - What happens if I do not have a group or we are only 1 or 2 hunters?
A - Don't worry; we will be more than happy to add you on to another group.
We always have group leaders looking for extra hunters to reduce the rates on
the dove hunting packages. Please ask our hunt coordinator about this.
Q - What about getting there?
A - The best way to get to Cordoba is to fly LAN Chile which goes into
Cordoba via Santiago, Chile. These flights will get you into Cordoba early
enough to hunt the first 1/2 day. Please check to make sure your flights get
into Cordoba as early as possible.
Q - How can my family reach me in case of an emergency?
A - We will supply you with all the information that you will need upon
Q - What about wine and beer?
A - Argentine wine and beer is available at no extra cost. Argentina wine is
known as one of the world's best.
Q - Can I bring along a non-hunter?
A - Yes, non-hunters are welcome at $250 per/day.
Q - Can we combine the dove hunt with waterfowl, perdiz, or pigeon shooting?
A - Yes, we can customize any hunt you like.
Q - How do I pay the balance of my hunt?
A - Balance is due in our office 30 days prior to your departure or you can
make arrangements to pay at the end of your hunt in Argentina, together with gun
permits and any extra shells you may use. PLEASE NOTE: Payments made in
Argentina are only accepted in US Dollars.
Q - What If I paid my deposit and can't go at the last minute?
A - If the cancellation is made 60 days or more prior to your scheduled hunt
date, you will only lose the cost of the hunting license ($65 per day).
Otherwise, your $1,000 deposit or the rest of your deposit can be applied to a
future trip in the same or following season. Of course, this is only if we cannot find another hunter to go in your place.
Q - Is there anything else to do or see in the City of Cordoba?
A - It is a good idea to consult a travel agent to make arrangements for
activities you may be interested in.
Q - Can I purchase any curios or gifts to bring back home?
A - Yes, we have a small gift shops, at all the lodges where you may purchase
some typical Argentine curios and gifts.
Q - Do you recommend a travel agent that specializes in this type of travel?
A - Yes, please contact us and we will be happy to recommend an experienced
travel agent that guarantees the lowest airfares with LAN Chile Airlines.
Q - What about electricity?
A - Our electricity is 220V. A standard converter or European adapter for
2-pronged plug should work well.
Q - What about the time difference?
A - It is one hour later in Argentina, Eastern Time on Daylight Savings
Time, and 2 hours later the rest of the year.
Q - What is the official language spoken?
A - Spanish is the national language, but English is commonly spoken at
restaurants, airports, stores, and at the lodges.
Q - What is the currency in Argentina?
A - The currency is Pesos; however US Dollars are widely accepted in the
cities as well as credit cards.
Q - Is there a charge for a single passenger requesting airport to lodge
A - Yes, we do have a $250 surcharge for each way for this service.
Q - If I decide to book, what else do you need besides my $1,000 deposit?
A - Together with your deposit, you must send us your hunter's / license
information form filled out completely (See licenses/permits)
Q - Do you have any references?
A- Yes, we will provide you with a long list of references upon your
Q - Why should I decide to go hunting with you?
A - Because we have over 25 years of experience in the business and we not
only offer the lowest rate packages for High Volume Dove Shooting but also
provide you with unsurpassed accommodations, delicious meals, and some of the
best bird hunting Argentina has to offer. We stand second to none from start to
finish, with hundreds of satisfied clients, annually, and have never had a
complaint. We guarantee that these are not just words. Our biggest goal is that
you leave happy and return year after year, like many of our clients do. Book
with us and prepare yourself for an experience greater than you can ever have
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