Here you can find a district that is literally teeming with birds, giving the hunter the chance of thousands of shots during a day
3 days from $3,495
Argentina is world famous for its high volume-shooting for pigeons. The district you will visit on this tour offers some of the most impressive pigeon shooting in the world. It is not unusual to use 2,000 cartridges per day!
A days pigeon shooting begins with a short drive to the hunting district. Here a hunting guide will have prepared a natural hide and the ammunition, so you only need to concentrate on aiming. There will be a stool you can sit on as well as drinks on hand.
When you get hungry your hunting guide will prepare a grilled lunch, and if you get tired there will be a hammock you can rest in. Hunting takes place both in the early morning and evening.
You will stay in perhaps Argentina’s best lodge for hunters and fishermen, with a sauna, massage room and jacuzzi together with a fantastic view over the beautiful Argentinian countryside.
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
Argentina's Best Hunting (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. Argentina's Best Hunting is therefore able to give...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