Argentina Cordoba Dove Hunting
SIERRA VERDE LODGE
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.
The Sierra Verde Lodge is the first lodge built by H&H Outfitters, and was recently renovated with a luxurious interior. Featuring seven large bedrooms, other amenities include an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi and sunken fire pit. A magnificent view from the dining room overlooks a manicured 10 acre lawn where many sunsets are enjoyed each evening. Sierra Verde also has professional massage therapists on staff to help you unwind and relax at the end of the day.
The best way to reach Sierra Verde 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 35 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..
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