Dove Shooting Guayascate Lodge Q&A
There is good and there’s very good, but sometimes something comes along that totally alters your previous expectations of good. Well, that time has arrived with the beautiful Guayascate Lodge. Thousands of travelling guns visit Argentina every year and why not, it’s safe, beautiful and offers the best Dove shooting holiday destinations the world has to offer. An incredible opportunity to get fully submerged in the excitement of a full on 4 days hunting.
Where is the lodge?
The Guayascate Lodge is in the Cordoba province nestled in the heat of Argentina. Offering beautiful views over the rolling hills of which its set.
Where do they shoot?
Set in the Northern woods of Cordoba the estate in which most of the Dove shooting will take place here in the 20,000 acres of the best land in the heart of the prime shooting areas.. Eared Dove roost in the surrounding hills and mountains, but each morning will leave their roost to feed in nearby fields. The shooting will be commonly over cut wheat, sunflower, sorghum or corn.
How long does it take to reach the shooting ground?
It takes approximately 15-50 minutes from Guayascate Lodge to the estate and the various drives you’ll be shooting.
What quarry will I shoot?
You will be shooting Non-Migratory Eared Doves during your time in Cordoba.
What will the bag be?
The bag will depend on exactly how many birds you can shoot within the day. On average you will be shooting around 1,500 cartridges a day.
How does the day work?
You will receive a 7:00am wakeup call and enjoy a breakfast at the lodge before being picked up and taken to the estate where you will be issued a pick up boy and given your cartridges.
You will have a stool and your station will be stocked up with drinks to keep you refreshed. The days shooting incoming flocks will be steady and will give you a good appetite before you’re treated to the biggest cook out at lunchtime. This is where you will enjoy an array of delicious freshly prepared food such as beef, pork, sausages from the barbeque and salads, warm bread and desserts. Not to mention the fabulous wine list!
Do the guides speak English?
All the guides and lodge staff speak very good English.
Who is best suited to this destination?
A keen and well-seasoned wing shooter would appreciate this destination due to the opportunity for a selection of challenging birds. However, at the same time it would be an ideal place for the beginner and intermediate gun to try his hand at plentiful well-presented birds whilst being well looked after on their peg.
What skill level is required?
Both experienced and beginner wing shooters can fully appreciate the delights of this trip. With the high and testing birds for the more well-seasoned gun down to the countless opportunities to improve their skill on the copious amounts of low incoming targets for the less experienced.
How physically demanding is this trip?
This is a fairly low key affair with regards to the amount of walking and lugging equipment about. However, be prepared to be shooting an incredibly hefty amount of shells through your gun during the day’s sport as this can in itself be very punishing on the shoulder by the end of the day. A decent shoulder pad and/or a shooting vest should help with this.
When to go?
All year, August to February have high birds during this time.
How to get there?
Depart UK on route to Buenos Aires Airport and from there you will take a connecting flight to Cordoba.
What is the accommodation like?
The Guayascate Lodge is 18,000 square feet of pure luxury with ten expertly appointed rooms to cater for small and intimate groups or for the larger groups of up to twenty hunters. The exterior design of local Mora rock and Quebracho hardwoods, contrasts smartly with the magic of one of the best interior designers in Buenos Aires who has left her touches of contemporary patterns of leather, tapestries and local artifacts throughout the lodge. With huge windows and doors framed in beautiful Quebracho, the sunlight is your friend in most areas of the lodge and highlights the cleanest of looks.
What is the food like?
The food here in Argentina is phenomenal. Locally sourced and freshly prepared world-famous Argentinean beef, pork, fish, chicken, salads and other culinary delights.
Does the lodge provide hunting/shooting equipment?
The lodge provides Guns and shoulder pads only.
Is internet and phone signal available?
Guayascate Lodge provides both Wifi/Internet and telephones at no extra cost.
What method of payment is accepted at the Lodge?
Cash and cheques.
Are there other activities available?
Additional trips can be arranged for shopping in Cordoba, Wine tours, Spa treatments and horse riding.
How much does it cost?
We offer a complete package including all flights and transfers. To view all prices & availability click the “Dates & Prices” tab on the tour page.
Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all our own travel we can book just the lodge and shooting for you.