For dedicated wing shooters looking for challenging shooting and pigeons that arrive by the thousand - all day long
5 days from $2,995
We are proud to offer our customers the chance to hunt with one of Argentina’s best pigeon shooting outfitters, who are based in the Entre Rios region, to the north of Buenos Aires.
These hunts are organised to a very high standard, and the outfitter’s personnel have been working in the hunting industry for decades. On top of this they offer fantastic accommodation, which helps to make this wonderful tour complete.
The size of the local pigeon population in the Entre Rios province has exploded in recent years because of improved farm production. On a pigeon shoot here in Entre Ros, the only limit is your own desire to keep shooting!
It is not unusual to fire between 1,000-2,000 shots a day.
Since 1984, Argentina’s Best Hunting (ABH) have been offering some of Argentina’s best hunting and fishing adventures. They are renown for both their high level of service and the excellent shooting and fishing they provide. These hunts are organised to a very high standard, and the outfitter’s personnel have been working in the hunting industry for decades. Additionally they offer fantastic accommodation, which helps to make this wonderful tour complete. Argentina’s Best Hunting can therefore offer our customers some of the very best hunting and fishing tours that Argentina has to offer.
A typical hunting day starts with a good breakfast in the lodge, after which you will drive to the hunting district. The hunting guides will already have been orientated on where the pigeons are flying, so they can make sure they place their hunters in the optimal areas. When you arrive in the hunting district each hunter will be assigned an experienced “bird boy” who will show the individual hunters to their place and make sure that the hunter is supplied with cartridges, refreshments etc. during the shoot.
September - April
(Best period January - April)
Day 1: Arrival in Buenos Aires airport. You will be met by a representative from the outfitter who will transfer you to the domestic airport from where you will fly to Parana or Santa Fe airport in the Entre Rios region. On arrival, hunters will be met by the outfitter and driven to the lodge, Estancia Cortaderas.
Days 2 -5: 4 full days of pigeon shooting. Accommodation in the Estancia Cortaderas Lodge. (It is also possible to arrange fishing if desired)
Day 6: Departure after breakfast and transfer to Parana or Santa Fe airport, domestic flight to Buenos Aires. Return flight home.
It is possible to book a couple of nights in Buenos Aires if you wish to experience this fascinating city.
When it comes to wing shooting and fishing lodges Estancia Cortaderas is one of the best in the world. The lodge is located north of Buenos Aires in the province of Entre Rios. The style of the lodge is old colonial style which recalls a bygone era yet has all the modern features of a small luxury hotel. Estancia Cortaderas has earned a reputation as the finest hunting and fishing destination in...Read more
Due to an increase in commercial agricultural activity the local dove population has recently exploded in the province of Entre Rios. This area features a water saturated green countryside. The fields are increasingly being converted into soy fields, corn fields and sorghum. This has attracted unusual quantities of doves. When hunting doves in Entre Rios the only limit is your desire to shoot.Read more
ABH have since since 1984 been excellent in providing their guests with unique hunting and fishing experiences in Argentina. They are known to show excellent service apart from outstanding hunting and fishing. The hunting organization is very high quality with personal who has been in the hunting business for decades. ABH is therefore able to give you the best hunting and fishing vacation ever.Read more
But my friend just replied “You can’t be so stupid! You simply can not travel all the way to Argentina just to shoot pigeons!". JI tried to explain that there is a lot more to it than just shooting pigeons, but he just shook his head.
Behind me is standing Jamie, my bird boy. He is holding one of the Benelli shotguns I have hired, while I shoot with the other. ”Nice shot”exclaims Jamie,as I managed to hit a really big pigeon. ”Just behind” says Jamie, as I miss the next shot. Jamie has worked as a bird boy many times. He has put a sticking plaster on his right thumb to prevent it from getting a blister. His job is to reload the shotguns, then finally to collect the birds shot. ”Would you like a cola?” Asks Jamie.
I am here with two other gentlemen, Göran and Leif. Both are good wing shooters. We arrived in Argentina yesterday. At the lodge we were greeted by the staff with hot towels and a glass of champagne.
I’ve spent a bit of time on photography, so Leif is leading our competition with over 1,000 pigeons today. The local farmers are happy we are shooting the pigeons here. Although we all believe that we have never seen so many pigeons before, my bird boy Jamie is sorry that it has not been a really good day.
But we have enjoyed some fantastic days. At lunch time the staff laid the table under the open sky. We had grilled steaks and good Malbec-wine. After eating we take an hours siesta in our hammocks. When the days shooting is over, we return to the lodge, where we all enjoy a jacuzzi and massage to relive our sore shoulders.
After I return home to Sweden, I send an SMS to Leif. He was really pleased with his tour. On the last day of the trip he shot 2,200 pigeons. He plans to soon book another tour to Argentina for him and Göran. Next time they will also bring their wives with them.
Scientific Name: Zenaida auriculara Subspecies: N/A Distribution: Resident breeding bird throughout South America, from Columbia to southern Argentina and Chile. Habitat: Savannah and other open areas including cultivated farmlands. Description: A medium-sized dove, 24cm in length, with a long wedge shaped tail. Adult males have olive-brown upper parts, with black spots on the wings....Read more
Scientific Name: Columbia livia Subspecies: 12 different subspecies have been recognised, some possibly derived from feral populations. Feral pigeons are actually derived from domesticated rock doves, and wild and feral birds often interbreed, Distribution: Originally the rock dove was a native of western and southern Europe, North Africa and South Asia. It was now been introduced to many...Read more