Argentina Dove, Duck, Perdiz and Pigeon Hunting
There are not many places where Dove, Ducks, Perdiz and Pigeon can be hunted in the same country, much less while staying at the same deluxe lodge. You’ll generally blast a case (500 shell) per half day on Doves, 15-20 boxes on a full day Pigeon shoot, 3-4 boxes per Duck hunt, and a couple of boxes on a morning Perdiz shoot. Book your trip today.
Sportsman traveling to the Corrientes Region of Argentina will take an overnight flight from the US landing in Buenos Aires. A Trek representative will meet you and assist your group when arriving then transfer you to the domestic airport for the flight to Santa Fe. A Malalcue representative will meet you in Santa Fe and drive you to the Malalcue Lodge, stopping on the way for an afternoon dove hunt. The following three or four days are full hunting days. On your last day you will shoot in the morning only, and then transfer back to Santa Fe and fly to Buenos Aires connecting with your flight home. Guest may also elect to reserve a private charter, which Trek will be happy to assist with all arrangements.
This is an Argentina mixed bag hunting affair, so you’ll do a different type of shooting each day. Wake up call depends on what species we are shooting, but each day will start with breakfast, then a drive to the field or lagoon. Shooting this time of season is two to three hours in the morning, and about three hours in the afternoon. We return to the lodge during midday for lunch and a rest. The Dove in the Malalcue area is the Eared Dove, very much like our Mourning Dove.
Most shooting is pass or roost shooting this time of year. If the group wants to shoot Ducks, we are in the blinds before first light. In the afternoon we’ll generally shoot Dove or Perdiz. On this trip, we are offering a tremendous variety of shooting activities. In four full days of action, you’ll have four different types of shooting. Generally, most groups go after Ducks two or three times, Perdiz once, one day of Pigeons and a day and a half of Dove.
There are daily limits on Ducks (25) and Perdiz (8), so these are generally half day shoots. There are no limits on Doves or Pigeons. Our Pigeons are the Argentine Blue-Grey Pigeon. They have the wingspan of over 26 inches, larger than a Blue Wing Teal. They are a sporty bird, and a day of Pigeon hunting is something you’ll never forget. Perdiz hunting is very similar to Quail hunting. We shoot over pointing dogs. Limit is eight per day, and it usually takes an hour and a half to get your limit. Perdiz season runs from May to the end of August.
With the growing popularity of super lodges around Argentina these days, Malalcue is standing by its charm and culture as many hunters still enjoy the feeling of being at a hunting lodge and not resort. Outfitter Ariel Semenov has made many changes to provide the comforts of these “resorts” without loosing the character of Malalcue. The lodge has six deluxe rooms with new bedding, five remodeled bathrooms, a brand-new massage room and spa, along with re-designed porch and foyer to enjoy that cocktail and cigar. Excellent cuisine, impeccable service and instant camaraderie are all the more reason to visit Malalcue Lodge.
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