SAN LUIS LODGE

SAN LUIS LODGE

This lodge is surrounded by an environment of extraordinary beauty

 

Nearby the comechingones mountains, and with impressive landscapes and incredible panoramic views to the mounts and Conlara Valley, San Luis lodge is a great option for guests looking to relax in an amazing environment where you’ll feel comfortable and at home.

 


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General Information

This is ideal for families and groups of friends who desire comfort and service in a private atmosphere. Its a small private lodge designed for small parties to have a cozy experience hunting in Argentina.

Species: Eared Dove

Season: All year round.

Capacity: A Maximum of 16 people in double/single bedroom accommodations. 

 

The following is a sample itinerary:

Day 1:  Arrival at San Luis Airport, transfer directly to the shooting field (1: 30-hour drive), shoot or lunch depending on schedule, siesta and afternoon dove shooting, return to the lodge for cocktails/dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch/siesta, afternoon dove shooting, cocktails/dinner, and overnight stay.

Day 3: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch/siesta, afternoon dove shooting, cocktails/dinner, and overnight stay.

Day 4: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch/siesta, afternoon dove shooting, cocktails/dinner, and overnight stay.

Day 5: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch and afternoon departure to San Luis Airport for the return flight home.

Accommodations

At Pointer Outfitters we believe that your experience at the lodge is just as important as your experience hunting or fishing.  Our team goes to great lengths when you are with us to ensure you have the best vacation possible

 

Our Lodges are primarily Argentine Estancias built by the Cattle Barons of the Early 20th Century.  They were built with luxury and relaxation as the main goal.  

After an exciting day in the field or on the water, you will be met by our staff and treated as if you were the Cattle Baron of yesteryear.  Cold drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a relaxing fire allow you to unwind from the glorious day afield and once you are thoroughly relaxed you will be called to the table and served a meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in Argentina.

Many of our clients say that the hunting and fishing bring them to Argentina but that our lodges and staff bring them back to Pointer Outfitters.

YOU SHOULD BE THE NEXT ONE


General Information:

This lodge has nine suites, each one with a diferent art style and fully equiped with air condtiioner, Led Tv, safe box and all the amenities of a high level service.

Surrounded by an extraordinary beautiful enviroment, its the perfect place to relax after a long date of shooting.

As you can appreciate in the pictures below, each and every room in the Lodge has been designed to be an individual expression of art.

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Cusine

Enjoy our gourmet and traditional cuisine every night after your hunt; our professional chef will delight you with amazing Argentinean and international dishes. We will have special appetizers available as well as drinks before dinner. You have to experience our special goat or lamb “a la cruz”; which is a local specialty and uniquely prepared. Normally it takes more than three hours on the fire to get it tender and phenomenally tasty!


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The Hunting

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 lunchtime. 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. 

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.

*Schedules can change depending on the time of year.

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The Fields

Doves usually leave the roosting area with the first light of the day, so we’ll pick you up at the resort early in the morning to start the fun! 

Doves fly 40 to 60 miles on average for food. Birds love olive trees, sunflowers, peanuts, and corn; so we try our hardest to target the best fields so you can have an amazing experience throughout your trip. 

Cordoba, San Luis and Salta are known for their dove population since they nest near big feedlots located there. This makes San Luis Resort one of the best locations in Argentina for Dove shooting. You’ll be amazed by the amount of birds! Be prepared to join the 1000 Dove Club!

Once we arrive at the field you’ll be shooting at, your field assistant will direct you to your post. We will also set up a tent where we’ll start preparing lunch, and after a great asado, we will set hammocks so you can relax before the afternoon shoot.

Gear and Equipment

Shooting Clothes – Hunting shirts which are shades of green and brown are recommended. Camouflage clothing is optional. The weather is typically cool in the morning and evening, so packing a light sweater or jacket wouldn’t hurt. Hopefully, the weather will be exceptional while you’re here, however it rains quite often so bringing a rain jacket is a necessity.

Ankle High Boots/Shoes – Lightweight, ankle-high boots/shoes work exceptionally well. A Gore-Tex breathing shoe, like the Rocky Boot, would be an excellent choice. There are quite a few thorny plants where you will be hunting. Keep this in mind when deciding on what footwear to bring. 

Safety Glasses – Your glasses should serve a dual purpose; protection from the sun and any debris that might fall from above. The green or yellow protective glasses that can be worn over regular glasses are optimal. They have a small side panel which protects against glare. You will be able to find them in most hunting/fishing supply stores.

Ear Protection - This is perhaps the most important item on this list. The average hunter shooting dove here will shoot their gun anywhere from 500 – 3000 times a day. There are numerous varieties of ear protection on the market. You should look for comfort, fit, and sound deafening components.

Lightweight Hat – A personalized hunting cap will be provided although we also recommend bringing a wide-brimmed hat for better protection. 

Shooting Gloves – the volume of shooting is immense. You will need to protect your hands from the hot shotgun barrels, as well as any brush traversed through. Having gloves will also reduce the likelihood of nicks and blisters from reloading, breaking your gun(s) and activating safeties. Golf or batting gloves are a good substitute if you cannot find quality, sensitive leather shooting gloves.

Shoulder Pad – We highly recommend the Caldwell Field Shield. It is ambidextrous for ease of use for all shooters. The 1/4-Inch thick energy-absorbing pad provides excellent protection for all shotguns.

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Travelling Here

The final destination for this hunting trip is San Luis City, Brigadier Mayor Cesar Raul Ojeda Airport (LUQ). You should connect through Buenos Aires, Jorge Newbery Airfield (AEP).

Many cities in the United States offer direct flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina. New York and Miami are the most common and inexpensive destinations to fly from. In addition, there are non-stop flights from Houston, Dallas, Atlanta and Los Angeles. 

In Buenos Aires, there are 2 airports. One for domestic flights, and one for international flights. Though you can get some domestic flights from the international airport, bear in mind that usually you’ll have to change airports. Most times, you’ll arrive at Ministro Pistarini Airport (EZE) and you’ll have to change airport to depart from Jorge Newbery Airfield (AEP).

Make sure you have at least 4 hours between connections. EZE and AEP are located far from each other, it is a 2-hours drive on average, depending on traffic. 

Please, bear in mind that airline schedules can change without advance notice. Airlines may attempt to contact you directly regarding last minute schedule changes and cancellations, so please check your reservation via the airline website at least 72 hours prior to departure to ensure that your contact information is in your reservation. Some international flights require you to reconfirm return flights at least 72 hours prior to departure. Schedule changes may affect your remaining reservations and should be taken into consideration when choosing your flights.

 

Important airlines to be considered for international flights:

American Airlines

Delta

United Airlines

Copa Airlines

LATAM Airlines

Aerolineas Argentinas

Iberia

British Airways

 

Airlines flying from Buenos Aires to San Luis:

Aerolineas Argentinas

Austral Lineas Aereas

 

Or you can also choose to book a private charter. If you prefer this, contact us so we provide detailed information.   

Gun Rental

Most of our guns are semi-automatic Benelli  Montefeltro 20 gauge and Beretta Urika 391 20 gauge. 

We have Benelli Montefeltro, Benelli M1 Black, Beretta Urika 391, Beretta A400 and Beretta A300. 

We have Beretta silver pigeons 20 Gauge over and under. We also have a couple of Beretta silver pigeons 28 Gauge over and under and a couple of Browning 525 410 gauge for rental. Check for rental pricing on these guns.

They are all using guns like in all companies because of the big volume of shooting in Cordoba. That is why for a better service to our guest, our policy is to work with 2 shotguns per person per blind, so if you have jamming’s or miss fires, your filed assistant will be able to change your gun and take the other one to camp for a check or a cleaning. We would like you to understand that we work really hard to provide a great hunting service, but sometimes, shells could be working wrong or even a gun can get ammunition and get stacked, or a spring could be broken, or the firing pin could be broken. 

Your field assistant will be taking good care of you on the blind and if by any reason your gun needs to be replaced, he will contact the head guide in the field personally or by radio to be sure you will have a great hunting experience.

Regarding chokes, we have mostly modified and IC, so please be sure to have your special chokes if you are planning to have something different, or be sure to let us know about your special request before your hunting trip.

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Add duck hunt to your trip

We would like to offer our dove hunters in San Luis the chance to add a couple of days of duck hunt during the season (May to August) with a quick flight in between the 2 lodges.

That's why this a great option if you are making a connection in Buenos Aires since the duck hunting lodge is only 2 hours away from Buenos Aires Airport.

Enjoy a great hunting experience combining the large volume of doves in San Luis and the challenging duck shooting in Buenos Aires.

If you wish to travel by private charter we have some great options to offer you.

Contact us for further information.

BEAGLE TOURS

In order to make the most of your stay here in this beautiful country, partnered with Beagle Tours, our sister company with amazing professionals that will be greatly happy to assist you if you are interested in doing some kind of non-hunting activity in Argentina.

Our focus is to offer our guests the type of travel experience they wish in terms of hotel accommodation, activities and city tours. 

We work every day to satisfy the needs of sophisticated and luxurious travelers and guests, as well as small private groups of friends seeking for a mid-rate trip, and even larger groups planning to have an affordable and nice experience. We specialize in custom itineraries based on your group's wishes and budget keeping in mind that anything that your heart desires can be found in our country: From the award winning wine to the highest mountain in the western hemisphere, salt flats and even glaciers. Tourist attractions in Argentina offer something for every traveler.

Thus, if you feel like visiting the one and only Iguazu Falls, doing a wine tour in Mendoza province, amaze yourself navigating around the Glaciar Perito Moreno at the very end of the continent in Santa Cruz province, letting yourself go while you enjoy watching a Tango Show in Buenos Aires province, or you just simply need hotel reservations, please, contact Beagle Tours manager Vicky Fallotico at tours@beagleinternational.com and she’ll be glad to help you.

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