For hunters who demand maximal intensity when wing-shooting, there is nothing else on the planet that can beat Argentinean “high-volume” bird hunts
5 days from $2,895
If you don’t get your fill of wing-shooting here, then you are totally insatiable! The current record for the highest number of birds shot by a single hunter in one day was set in Argentina: more than an unbelievable 13,000 doves where shot by a sharp-eyed American hunter. This tells you a little about the number of birds....
We represent one of the most exclusive wing-shooting outfitters in Argentina: Hayes & Hayes.
This outfitter can offer a number of different standards of accommodation and food. They truly offer an outstanding product for the true shotgun connoisseur.
We can also arrange high-volume shoots in less exclusive surroundings, where you stay and dine in good local hotels, at a significantly lower price. It is really worth hearing more about what we can offer if your thoughts turn towards world class, action packed wing-shooting!
La Porteñita is situated on top of a hill with magnificent views, nestled in a beautiful country setting. The house is set within the confines of a working Argentine Estancia, making for a unique hunting experience. The Lodge has been in operation since 1996 and is a very popular destination for our demanding clients. La Portenita has six large bedroom in the main house and a separate...Read more
In Argentina pigeons are a constant plague for farmers, therefore the hunting season is open all year. In many places you can find nesting colonies with millions of breeding birds, and the pigeons are constantly flying to farmland where they feed off the crops the whole day. There is never any bag limit on an Argentinian pigeon shoot and you will experience that the most limiting factor to the...Read more
H & H Outfitters, owned and operated by Alex and Zeke Hayes, has spent the last 17 years exceeding their client’s expectations and developing a reputation as one of the finest in the business. Cordoba Province offers the best dove shooting in the world. The mild climate, extensive agriculture, and perfect roosting conditions produce an ever-increasing population of doves. H & H...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