A Hunt to Remember

May is one of the best times of the year to come wingshooting in Córdoba, Argentina. It's better yet if you come with friends ready to hunt, have some fun and meet new people.

Paul, together with his friends Donald, Bryan and James, arrived on the morning of May 27th. At the airport, Juan Cruz was waiting for them. It was a sunny day, so they decided to go straight to the field. As they were heading to the field, they were already comfortable and satisfied with everything so far, so we were off to a good start!

When they arrived, our chef David welcomed them with the traditional Argentine asado. They were quite surprised to see so many meat cuts that they couldn’t wait to sat on the table! 

While at lunch, doves were flying high and they grew impatient… They wanted to start the hunt right away! 

After lunch, they were introduced to their field assistants, and the hunting began. After an hour or so of shooting, they were tired so they agreed to go to the lodge and get some rest. The amount of birds reassured them that the next few days were going to be amazing!

On their second day, they rose early, had breakfast at the hotel and they were ready to leave at around 7:30 in the morning. We drove neighbouring Tinoco, close to the perching place where, once the hunters were settled, doves started flying out. In less than 30/45 minutes, Paul, Donald, Bryan and James were startled to see so many birds that they couldn’t keep on shooting. They were constantly changing spots, chatting with each other, commenting how crazy the hunt was so far.

At lunch time, we returned to the camp, where chef David got Paul the iced tea he had requested earlier. Needless to say, lunch was ready too. After a delicious food, everybody took a nap on the hammocks under the trees in order to be well rested for the afternoon hunt.

By the end of the day, we came back to the camp, had some cold beers and relaxed before returning to the hotel. Vicky was waiting for them with some drinks and, since it was getting dark, they sat at the park by the fire pit.

On the third day, we went hunting to Las Astillas, a small town in Córdoba. Again, there we so many doves that they stop shooting and starting taking pictures instead! But, around noon, doves were not flying, so they went north and shot some 45 minutes more before lunch.

Chef David was waiting at camp with a specialty: dove, bacon and cheese brochettes. Delicious..:! They took an hour nap, and at around 3:00 in the afternoon, they went hunting again. This time, they were far away from each other so they could be more comfortable and shoot better. An hour later, they have already shooted 20 boxes each. They were happy and satisfied, but exhausted, so they returned to camp and relaxed for a while before coming back to the hotel.

They shared some beers with James, Robert, Bradley and Bria, who had arrived that day and it was their first day hunting in Córdoba. 

James’ hunting party arrived early that day and, like most of our guests, decided to go straight to the field. As Paul’s group had already had lunch, they sat at the table and enjoyed some time by themselves before the afternoon hunt. They changed clothes and began wingshooting. By the end of the day, they were introduced to Paul and his friends, had something to drink and listened to some music.

On their fourth day hunting, Paul and his friends were more than ready to enjoy the wingshooting as a group, but also, as friends. We took them to the Jesús María highlands, to San Javier. They shot an incredible amount of doves! Afterwards, I decided to talked a little bit with each one of them. They were happy with the whole experienced, they felt very comfortable with us, and they were already planning to come back next year.

All of them, Paul, Donald, Bryan and James are used to travel the world hunting, especially Paul, who is a lover of big game hunting, but they all agreed they would rather come back here instead of going anywhere else. By the end of the day, doves where flying high and it was getting windy, so they stopped shooting to spend some time with their field assistants. They asked to take pictures with them, they exchanged phone numbers, and they were all grateful for the assistance they were given those four days of hunting.

And you, would you like to be the next one?


Federico Gervasoni

Field Guide

Pointer Outfitters Argentina


Edited by Agustina Ortubia

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