Our Cordoba Province lodge, called "Las Araucarias," is located in the
small town of San Javier just over the Sierra de Cordoba Mountains.
Transportation to the lodge is provided by our 13-passenger Mercedes
Benz van service from the Cordoba airport or by charter flight from
Buenos Aires. This European-styled house, built around the 20th century,
has all the comforts our guests may need, while maintaining its original
charming architecture. It has six large rooms each accomodating two guests, with private
baths, a great dining room, and lounge room where you may enjoy an after-dinner
drink and reminisce over the day's hunt.
In our three-hectare facility you will find a swimming pool where, after
a great day's hunt, you may enjoy a cool summer splash. Only some minutes
away, there is unique nine-hole golf green and a tennis court, where
those accompanying hunters may spend the day during their stay. Horseback
riding is also available. Most importantly, our famous hunting grounds
are only a short 30-minute ride from the lodge.
The shooting ground of this program is the Traslasierra Valley at the
Province of Cordoba. Surrounded by high mountains, farmers grow sunflower,
corn, peanuts, sorghum, and other crops, making this area the ideal habitat
for doves and pigeons to breed and nest. Doves in Argentina typically
nest 3 times per year, and can nest as many as 5 times per year. This
factor, as well as the large volumes of grain production, creates a paradise
for doves and pigeons, and a plague causing great losses for farmers.
Our high volume dove package offers the chance to hunt these birds with
no limit, and it is typical for hunters to shoot between 1,000 and 1,500
rounds per day.
Shooting starts early in the morning, when birds come out of the roost
and fly towards the fields for feeding. At noon we stop to have lunch
outdoors in the countryside, where you will get superb service and taste
our world-reknown beef and fine wines or ice-cold beer. After lunch, the
hunt continues until late afternoon when we return to the lodge to enjoy
a pleasant dinner and turn-in to prepare for the next day in the fields.
Every hunter will be accompanied by a bird-boy to reload the guns and
give assistance during the entire hunt. You will frequently be visited
at your shooting spot by our staff to see if you need
any assistance and to resupply with ammunition.
Traslasierra Valley has its own microclimate with very stable, non-extreme
weather conditions throughout the year. These temperature conditions
make our programs open year-'round. It must be taken into account that this area is very dry with scarce
rain. Sometimes periods of over 7 month can pass by without a single
Due to the number of birds that exist in this area and their permanent
breeding, hunting season runs all year. Hunters are at all times accompanied by a member of our staff, from their
arrival to departure.
Dove & Pigeon Hunting
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