Everyone knows about dove hunting in Argentina. We are one of the top Outfitters in Argentina and we have the strongest reputation in the United States of America for the best hunting experience.
With 6 different lodges for dove hunting in 3 different provinces (states), we are the summit for all bird hunters. Cordoba has its own reputation as the world capital for dove shooting, but in the last years many more destinations such as San Luis Province or Santa Fe Province have grown in terms of big volume and amazing lodges, and we have established 3 lodges in these provinces in the last few years with great success.
The Northern area of the Province of Córdoba, where we run and operate 3 different lodges, is a paradise for wing shooters coming from the United States and Europe. The Eared Dove population is more than 50 million birds!
A regular program for dove shooting includes four nights at one of our Lodges and an average of three and a half days of shooting. That would be enough shooting for 99% of us, but if your shoulder allows you to, you are welcome to stay longer! Believe us; dove shooting in Cordoba, Argentina, is going to change your perspective on hunting doves forever.
Another thing that we think is important to have in mind is that, even though this doesn’t mean it will be easy to hit the birds, dove hunting is, as we like to call it, family friendly! The climate in Cordoba is great all year round, the schedules are reasonable, and even a rookie will end up shooting birds.
We have been guiding families of all types in our groups, including young men and women from 13 years old, on. Our oldest hunter was an amazing and wise 92-year-old gentleman named John.
We have received feedback from some of the best shooters, around the world, about how challenging hunting can be. There are limitless variables in the direction and speed of the birds. You will use every skill you have to shoot here in Cordoba.
Are you planning a trip to Argentina? Do you want to know how it all works? First, you pick the Lodge you feel suits you best. Then, you should look for distances and logistics. Many questions about the gear you will need, the type of shotguns at your disposal, flights, and paperwork will come up, do not fear, we will help with every single detail along the way. We value your interests and would like to make your experience the best possible. So…when can we welcome you to our paradise?
With exclusive rights to many of Córdoba’s most revered dove hunting properties, in the hills and in the flat lands, you are guaranteed to have the hunt of a lifetime. Córdoba is known as the capital of dove shooting. What does that mean? Non-stop shooting!
Visit us for the ultimate high-volume shooting experience. Our experienced sales representatives and guides will provide you with the best dove hunting tips for your next trip to Cordoba, Argentina.
Our numerous hunting fields will give you the chance to attain your own Argentinean dove hunting record. Our shooting area includes the Macha hills and valleys to Los Chañares, Ojo de agua, La Dormida, Avellaneda, and Las Peñas, all the way up north to Guayascate, and the small village of Santa Elena. We will have the opportunity to shoot in the two most important dove roosting areas, the Macha roost and Cerro Colorado roost. We also include a thousand hectares in the flat lands and specific water holes.
We operate all year round. We are ready any time. Join us for a unique shooting trip. Your idea of a day of dove shooting will change forever!
The dove most prevalent here is known as the Eared Dove. It comes from the same family as the Morning Dove which inhabits the United States. The Eared Dove has a dark patch of feathers on its upper cheeks that bear a resemblance to ears, which explains their name. This bird hatches three to five times a year depending on food availability.
Our dove shooting program starts early in the morning with a complete breakfast, which provides fruit, cereal, toast, coffee, and eggs prepared according to your preferences. Your guide/host will arrive for breakfast and will talk to you about the hunting location, the guns, and the shells that will be used in the field that day. He will also give a safety speech on the first day of your hunt and will assist you in acquiring any/all accessories you could need. Around 8:00 am – 8:30 am, you will depart with your group to the field. Depending on location, it can be anywhere from a twenty minute to a forty-minute car ride.
At your arrival, the field staff will be ready to take you immediately to your shooting blind. It will be an estimated three hours of shooting before lunch time. The head guide will be available to assist and coach you if you so desire. Each guide is an experienced and qualified shot. They will be able to provide you with special coaching and tips to improve your accuracy.
At our daily location, we will set up a tent and prepare the famous Argentinian barbecue. You will immensely enjoy the cuts of meat prepared, accompanied by our well known Malbec wines. After a great meal, depending on the time of the year, we will set hammocks to relax before the afternoon hunt begins. In the evening, when everybody has finished shooting, we will return to the lodge for appetizers and drinks.
If you have questions regarding information not shown on our website, do not hesitate to contact us by email or by phone. Our aim is to customize your trip depending on the number of people and the season of the year you choose to visit us.
We welcome you to the best dove shooting program you could ever imagine!
We shoot on the hills, flat land, crop areas, feedlots, water holes, and the most remote fields in Argentina. We are the only outfitter with 5 different scouts in 3 provinces searching and working in our field every day. We understand hunting is about the best bird- location every day.
In the North of Córdoba, we will shoot in the hills, this is a dry area with rocks and rolling hills. It is packed with waist-high thorny bushes that make the terrain tough, but not impossible, to maneuver through. We also shoot in the flatlands. The terrain in the flatlands consists of farm fields with crops or low cut grass.
Birds normally leave the roosting area during the first light of the day. They fly forty to sixty miles on average for food. The fields that comprise our shooting options, depending on the time of the year, are:
1) Shooting in the “flyways”: Which means between the roosting area and the feeding field.
2) The fields: fields where crops were harvested, such as soybean, corn, or sorghum (especially from March to May).
3) Feedlots: Birds which feed at the feedlots are great shooting options for some months of the year (March to July).
4) Water holes: Especially in the Summertime, water holes constitute great shooting options (October to April).
5) Roosting areas: when birds leave the main roosting area and stay in temporary roosting fields, we have the option of shooting them there without affecting their main roosting place. During a hatch, you will see them flying both directions.
They are well known in the dove hunting world as bird boys, but we call them field assistants because at Pointer Outfitters we understand that they are the key success for the best experience ever for all our hunters.
Over the years, all our field assistants have perfected the level of professionalism and are the best in taking care and handling all details for our guests, from the moment they arrive at the field till it is time to get back to our premium lodges.
The personal field assistants are in their thirties and most of them have been working in the field for many years; this becomes apparent when you see them shooting. They work hard every day preparing your blind, carrying shells, shotguns, drinks, and stools to your spot. They are also responsible for cleaning the field and picking up all shells expended.
People make the difference, and we are proud of the people working with us, from the amazing service to the skills they bring every day to the field. Be ready for some of the best royal treatment.
We run the largest bird hunting operation in Argentina and we own the largest collection of Beretta & Benelli shotguns!
Hunting and target shooting are among the safest of all sports. This short note is intended to make them even safer by emphasizing the basics of safe gun handling, storage, and by reminding you that you are the key to firearms safety.
Always Keep The Muzzle Pointed In A Safe Direction.
Never point your gun at anything you do not intend to shoot. This is particularly important when loading or unloading a firearm. In the event of an accidental discharge, no injury can occur as long as the muzzle is pointing in a safe direction.
Firearms Should Be Unloaded When Not Actually In Use.
Unload your gun as soon as you are finished. A loaded gun has no place in or near a car, truck, or building. Unload your gun immediately when you have finished shooting.
Do not Rely On Your Guns Safety.
The safety on any gun is a mechanical device, which, like any such device, can become inoperable at the worst possible time. You should never handle a gun carelessly and assume that the gun will not fire just because the safety is on.
Be Sure Of Your Target And What Is Beyond It.
Do not shoot unless you know exactly what your shot is going to strike. Be sure that your bullet will not injure anyone or anything beyond your target. Firing at a movement or a noise without being absolutely certain of what you are shooting at constitutes disregard for the safety of others.
Use Correct Ammunition.
Using improper or incorrect ammunition can destroy a gun and cause serious personal injury. It only takes one cartridge of improper caliber or gauge to wreck your gun, and only a second to check each one as you load it. Be absolutely certain that the ammunition you are using matches the specifications that are contained within the guns instruction manual and the manufacturers markings on the firearm. Be aware not to use smaller ammunition in the gun you are using, this could cause a major accident.
If Your Gun Fails To Fire When The Trigger Is Pulled, Handle With Care!
Occasionally, a cartridge may not fire when the trigger is pulled. If this occurs, keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Keep your face away from the breech. Then, carefully open the action, unload the firearm and dispose of the cartridge in a safe way.
Always Wear Eye And Ear Protection When Shooting.
All shooters should wear protective shooting glasses and some form of hearing protection while shooting. Exposure to shooting noise can damage hearing. Adequate vision protection is essential. Shooting glasses guard against twigs, falling shot, clay target chips, and the rare ruptured case of firearm malfunction.
Be Sure The Barrel Is Clear Of Obstructions Before Shooting.
Before you load your firearm, open the action and be certain that no ammunition is in the chamber or magazine. Be sure the barrel is clear of any obstruction. Even a small bit of mud, snow, excess lubricating oil, or grease in the bore can cause dangerously increased pressures. This can cause the barrel to bulge or even burst on firing, which can cause injury to the shooter and bystanders.
Don't Alter Or Modify Your Gun, And Have Guns Serviced Regularly.
Firearms are complicated mechanisms that are designed by experts to function properly in their original condition. Any alteration or change made to a firearm after manufacture can make the gun dangerous and will usually void any factory warranties.
Learn The Mechanical And Handling Characteristics Of The Firearm You Are Using.
Not all firearms are the same. The method of carrying and handling firearms varies in accordance with the mechanical characteristics of each gun. Since guns can be so different, never handle any firearm without first having thoroughly familiarize yourself with the particular type of firearm you are using, the safe gun handling rules for loading, unloading, carrying and handling that firearm, and the rules of safe gun handling in general.