La Portenita Lodge

Extreme High-Volume Dove Hunting and an Unforgettable Lodge Experience

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Recommended Length

3-4 Shooting Days


January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

First-time hunters visit Cordoba to experience the region’s unfathomable dove population and to shoot a pile of shells you’d need a stepladder to see over. Those lucky enough to stay at La Portenita during their first visit often return frequently, as much for the accommodations as the hunting.

La Portenita is a product of brothers Alex and Zeke Hayes’ vision to provide their guests with the absolute finest hunting experience in all of South America. The lodge, which sits high on the picturesque countryside about an hour outside of Cordoba city, offers the ultimate in service, cuisine and accommodations.


This is a seven-day, six-night Argentina Cordoba dove hunting trip offering 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 U.S., arriving in Buenos Aires the following morning. Upon clearing customs in B.A., a Trek partner representative will meet you to assist with airport transfer for your flight to Cordoba. A time-saving private charter option is available as well for an additional cost.

In Cordoba, an H&H representative will meet you and assist with your transfer to the 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 asado (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 renowned by hunters as the dove capital of the world. The regions dove population is estimated to be in the neighborhood of 20 million birds. 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 day 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’s lodge staff is as attentive to the details of your stay as the field staff is to your hunting. This magnificent estancia  features 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 recessed fire pit just outside the front door that is popular for groups enjoying cocktails and conversation about 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 an unforgettable shoot-and-stay experience.

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