The eared dove is the most prominent game bird in the area and H&H are the only outfitter in the La Portenita area that offers excellent shooting throughout the entire year. What more could you possibly wish for? With the finest shooting in Argentina and the worlds most abundant number of wild doves, you will be experiencing a lifetime dream. Not only will you be treated to magnificent shooting, but the food and hospitality here is second to none and certainly something to shout about. You will receive the warmest of welcomes by the staff at the lodge and be treated as nothing less than royalty.
La Portenita is situated on top of a hill with magnificent views, nestled in a beautiful country setting. The house is set within the confines of a working Argentine Estancia, making for a unique hunting experience. The Lodge has been in operation since 1996 and is a very popular destination for our demanding clients and at only 50 minutes transfer time to the lodge, it makes for a pleasant, hassle-free journey. This lodge owns and controls over 20,000 acres of the best land in the heart of the prime roosting areas in Argentina. The roosting ground is a heavily wooded area with native trees called Piquillin, frequently crossed by natural streams, producing an ideal habitat for the reproduction of doves. Vast and fertile valleys that furnish immense quantities of grain surround these refuges. In addition, Alex and Zeke plant crops exclusively for doves on their land and use no-till methods which provide consistent and unlimited amounts of food.
A typical shooting day starts after a sumptuous breakfast, with departure to the fields by 8:00am. The shooting fields at each lodge are carefully rotated and rested to assure maximum bird numbers. The driving distance to the fields ranges between 15 and 50 minutes in our new 15 passenger vans with air conditioning and refreshments to make your journey as comfortable as possible.
Each client shoots with their own experienced professional bird boy, who will provide shells, act as a loader, retrieve shot birds and keep cool drinks at the ready. Shooting will be plentiful and there is something for everyone. Beginners to wing shooting will have countless opportunities to improve their skill level and shoot some well presented driven game comfortably whilst the more experienced gun will take great satisfaction in picking more challenging, higher and faster targets due to the volume and variety. You will expect to shoot around 3-4 cases of shells a day.
The sport will continue until noon when the group gathers in a shady grove of trees for a traditional Argentine asado (barbeque) complemented with delicious meats, gourmet desserts and fantastic wines. After lunch and an optional siesta, the shoot continues until approximately 6:00pm before you will head back to the lodge for evening relaxation.
Activities are for both hunters and non-hunters and include shopping in Cordoba, Spa treatments, bike riding, wine tours and horse riding.
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