Dove Shooting in Cordoba, and Ducks in Santa Fe.
Cordoba is situated in the heart of the Argentine Republic, and is considered to be one of the worlds most consistent high volume Dove and Pigeon shooting areas.
Duck hunting takes place along the Paraná River, in the Province of Santa Fe, where the delta, the rice fields, and the lagoons make this place an authentic paradise, coveted by waterfowl lovers all around the world.
Dove Shooting in Cordoba, Argentina.
Cordoba is situated in the heart of the Argentine Republic, and is considered to be one of the worlds most consistent high volume Dove and Pigeon shooting areas. This area made up of mountains and hills surrounded by agricultural land has all the elements that ensure an excellent location for both breedings. It is estimated that on some of the more consistent flight lines, over 1.000.000 (a million) doves go through it in just one hour.
The high season for Dove shooting is March to December, but the good sport is available all year round.
The first impression when one sees million of doves flying above your head is impressive, beyond words. Some people laugh, others cry for joy, and there are some clients have even been known dance in glee when they see this phenomenon…
It is normal to shoot between 1,000 and 1,500 shells per hunter per day. With more than 10 years experience and having hunted in various places in the world such as Canada, Africa and South America our guides are superbly qualified to put you on the best lines.
Dove hunting takes place during the morning and the afternoon. At noon, the hunters stop to enjoy an exquisite meal in the field. The temperature varies from 32°F to 68°F in the winter and from 59°F to 100°F in the summer; this is why it is very important for you to bring camouflage suitable for the season.
We also recommend the use of shoulder pads, protective goggles and ear plugs.
Your adventure begins with unlimited dove hunting. It is normal to shoot between 1,000 and 1,500 shells per hunter per day. Your experience begins with the reception at the airport to the fine accommodations in the estancia.
The province has more than 3,000,000 inhabitants but 50,000,000 doves. Because its economy is based on agriculture and cattle raising they are considered a plague, and as such, there is no limit on this kind of hunting.
The hunting field is located only 15 minutes from our estancia EL CORTIJO and the transportation is with 4WD vehicles. This area is both wild and charming.
Dove hunting in Argentina is an activity that must be experienced rather than explained. Dove and Pigeon are considered to be a plague in the area, so there are no bag limits or seasons for hunting them. Hunters regularly use two guns and a reloader to prevent barrel overheating, as they may go through 1,000 ( a thousand) rounds in a morning.
Argentina dove hunting: Wingshooting in Argentina takes place in the central region. Do not forget that hunting seasons are open all year without bag limits for dove hunting and run from May to August for partridge, duck and geese.
Most UK packages travel Via Buenos Aires, and the preferred option is to break the flight with a night in B A . Morning transfer flights then take you on to Cordoba.
A typical Wingshooting day in Argentina
6:00 am – Breakfast
7:00 am – Trip to shooting fields
From 8:00 to 11:00 am – Non-stop shooting
12:00 Barbecue in field or back to El Cortijo for lunch (Time for a nap)
2:00 pm More Non-stop shooting
Return with sunset and dinner at 7:00 pm
The hunting areas are located only 15 – 20 minutes from our estancia EL CORTIJO and the transportation is with 4WD vehicles. This area is both wild and charming.
Duck Hunting in Santa Fe
This kind of hunting takes place along the Paraná River, in the Province of Santa Fe, where the delta, the rice fields, and the lagoons make this place an authentic paradise, coveted by waterfowl lovers all around the world.
It is extremely important to get into the hunting spots early so we normally a typical day starts at 4.00 a.m., when the hunters have a quick breakfast and then, they get their camouflage gear and their waders (a must). Once they are ready, they head to the selected spot for the first day of hunting, travelling almost in darkness, lit only by the moon and the stars. It is necessary to explain that the guides know the area like the back of their hands as they were raised there. In the case the hunting spot is a rice field or a lagoon, the hunters go in 4WD vehicles.
The hides are prebuilt by the guides, every hide is located strategically, taking into account that the ducks always land against the wind. Usually, the hunting goes from sunrise till 11.00 a.m., or until the hunter has reached his limit.
In the area, there are high volumes of different species. The Picasso, the Crestón, the Common Sirirí, and the Pampa Sirirí are the most demanding targets. It is not unusual to target between 5 and 8 species during your week. The hunting season runs from April to August. However, it is possible to shoot wildfowl from November until March on the rice fields this is a special dispensation in Santa Fe only to avoid crop damage.
– November-March (only on rice fields)
– April-August (islands, marshlands, and rice fields)For this program we recommend a party of 4 to 6 hunters.As an extra incentive, you can go fly fishing, spinning, trolling or bait fishing for Dorado.For duck hunting, the use of waders is essential.
The typical program consists of 3 complete hunting days, 6 sessions (3 nights), usually alternating duck hunting with partridge hunting (on season) or dove hunting.Also, you can combine it with other destination (Dove and pigeon hunting in Córdoba or Santiago del Estero, Big game, Fishing, etc.)If you wish so, we can make a program that fits your needs. No matter the number of days you have available, we offer you the trip that best fits your wishes and needs.
Another popular target species in Santa Fe are the fast flying partridges, these are mostly shot Walked up over well trained pointers from May to August. Most of our clients combine Duck and Partridge shooting within their stay. As Duck hunting can be quite tiring, an afternoon usually spends half the day shooting partridges.
Besides, it is also possible to fish for the revered Golden Dorado. The Dorado is nicknamed the “Tiger of the Paraná” and can be taken on fly, lure and bait. This athletic sport fish can grow in excess of 50lbs and is renowned for its aggressive takes and huge leaps.
Our estancia CUATRO SOLES is located 7km north of the city of San Javier, in the Province of Santa Fe. It is a typical estancia of the area, totally improved (2006) and it is located next to the Paraná River, a privileged spot, with abundant flora and fauna.
The estancia has five comfortable double bedrooms with private bathroom, dining room, living room, and bar. In the yard of the estancia, there is another dining room used to enjoy typical Argentine asados (barbecues) or grilled fish, usually caught by our clients, just across from the estancia.
The menu at the estancia consists of a great variety of typical dishes of the area, including pickling brine duck, duck à la crème de moutarde, roast Dorado, grilled Surubí, etc. Besides we have a selection of the best Argentine meat and wines, especially chosen for the variety of dishes.
Estancia EL CORTIJO is located 50 minutes from Cordoba International Airport. Among the facilities it offers are 9 double bedrooms with private bathrooms, living room, dinning room, bar and everything the hunter may need to relax after a hard days.
You will enjoy the typical Argentinean Asado (barbecue). Argentine beef is regarded as one of the best of the world due to its incomparable taste. EL CORTIJO also has a wine cellar featuring Argentine wines, where you will find our world famous malbec In these meals, you will enjoy the famous Argentinean barbecue which includes steak, tender loin, sirloin, ribs, salads, etc.
This combination of excellent sport at affordable prices and quality service in comfortable accommodation will ensure you a memorable trip.
From £2895 per person
Economy Return International Flights, Meeting and customs assistance in Cordoba, 1 Night in Buenos Aires – B & B, Transport airport – Estancia – airport, 4 days hunting; 4 morning and 4 Afternoon (8 shoots in total), 4 nights and 4 days accommodation in an Estancia, All meals are typical from our country, “asado” and beverages), Bird boy per gun, 4×4 (all terrain) transportation, Beverages: wine, sodas, beer and water, Beverages during shoot days, Open bar, Gun Hire, Hunting Licenses