La Portenita Lodge Wing Shooting
Dove hunting in the Cordoba region of Argentina is getting better every year. Trek Safaris and H&H outfitters have been leading the pack for over 20 years, providing the best dove hunting available.
This is a seven day, six night Argentina Cordoba dove hunting trip that offers you three full and two half days of high volume shooting, as well as a new two full and two half days option. You trip begins on an overnight flight from The US, arriving in Cordoba the following day. Upon your arrival into Cordoba, the staff of H&H Outfitters will assist you with your gun clearance and transfer you to your corresponding lodge. After introductions and lunch, we will head out for an afternoon hunt. We shoot until late afternoon, and then return to the lodge for a hot shower and a drink before dinner. The next three days are full hunting days with asados (local barbecue) in the fields each day. On the last day, you will have a morning hunt and settle up before saying your goodbyes, followed by a transfer to your return afternoon flight that will connect you to an overnight flight home to The States.
Cordoba is the dove capital of the world, estimating the dove population to be in the neighborhood of 32 million birds. With huge tracts of agriculture and few known predators, the dove population has exploded and continues to do so. The South American eared dove is similar in size and appearance to the North American mourning dove, except the eared dove has a shorter tail. But the chief difference between the two is the eared dove’s pattern of flying the entire day, which allows us to hunt all day even in inclement weather. Argentina Cordoba dove hunting is simply the best in the world.
This is a shotgunner’s dream and it is not uncommon to shoot 3-4 cases of shells per day and more. A typical hunting days starts with a wake up call around 7:00 am. After a full breakfast, we will load into the vans for the 30-60 minute drive to the field.
Your pick-up boy will meet you in the pre-scouted field with plenty of shells and a cooler of cold drinks. Shooting should be steady until lunch, where a full asado is served, consisting of local cuts of beef, chicken and pork, and accompanied by excellent salads, fresh baked breads and fine wines. After lunch, we will continue to shoot until late afternoon, when the sun starts to set, when we will make our way back to the lodge for cocktails and appetizers followed by a full dinner and wines.
La Portenita is another fantastic luxury lodge by H&H Outfitters, featuring six large bedrooms in the main house, as well as a separate villa with three additional bedrooms. The lodge also has a welcoming lounge room outfitted with a full bar, as well as a sunken fire pit out site for discussing the day’s hunt. La Portenita is also situated on top of a hill with magnificent views and is nestled in a beautiful country setting within the confines of a working Argentine Estancia, making for a unique hunting experience.
The best way to reach La Portenita is to fly into Santiago, Chile and wait in transit for a flight across the Andes into Cordoba International Airport, where the staff from the lodge will meet the group and clear immigrations and customs before taking the 50 minute drive north to the lodge. Or, you can elect to fly from Buenos Aires, where you can take a flight into Cordoba from either the international airport (Ezeiza) or the domestic airport (Aeroparque) depending on when you arrive to B.A..