Pica Zuro Lodge | Dove Shooting | Cordoba | Argentina
For those who have never undertaken a dove shooting trip in Cordoba it is an experience which must rank as a ‘must do’ in any keen shot’s ‘list of things to do before you die’. Quite apart from the sheer volume of doves in Cordoba, the variety of the shooting is staggering. Birds fly simultaneously in almost every direction, breaking, banking and swirling with many at heights that will test even the most expert of shots. The birds fly literally in waves, darkening the skies and whether you wish to focus on sheer numbers or go for the most challenging shots the options are yours.
“Pica Zuro” is the most exclusive dove shooting lodge in Cordoba. It offers unparalleled luxury and comfort from which to enjoy the best shooting ever. Pica Zuro is located at the foot of the “Sierras Chicas”. This elegantly restored 19th century house, decorated with the ease of friendly safari style, is surrounded by wide verandas overlooking lovely gardens and orchards, and even a lake. It offers eight en suite bedrooms to accommodate a maximum of 16 guests, a comfortable living room, spacious, fully stocked complimentary bar, large dining room, great recreation area and a gun cleaning room with all the amenities. With the best Argentine beef and the finest ingredients our chef creates an array of delicious traditional specialties and international dishes. Carefully selected Argentine top wines complement his mouth-watering menus. From the moment you arrive in Argentina, the service is personalized and attention paid to every detail imaginable. This standard is maintained throughout the house staff and guide team – making this dove shooting program hard to beat.
The Shooting in Cordoba is considered the dove shooting capital of the world. The 100 square mile radius (160 km) around the lodge is annually inhabited by over 40.000.000 million doves. The lodge enjoys 55 shooting fields all within a scenic drive through the region’s rich farmland. Each day the lodge donates hundreds of doves to local public dining rooms in the area. The program generally starts at 8:00 AM with a hearty breakfast and short drive to the shoot. In the field you will be assigned a pick up boy, who will provide you with shells and refreshments and direct you to your shooting stand. Depending on the time of the year you will shoot till noon when you will be treated to an incredible barbeque lunch, shaded by a comfortable safari tent, tasting some of Argentina’s wonderful beef and superb wines. Afternoon begins at around 2 or 2:30 PM, and continues until almost dark. There is no definite time to close the shoot. Return to the lodge for cocktails and early dinner.
Dove Shooting and Pigeon Shooting is available at all times of year in Cordoba, so clothing can vary from light short-sleeved shirts to light fleece jackets in the winter season. Cordoba does get some seasonal rain, so please plan to take at least a light rain jacket or windbreaker.
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When you arrive at the swinging gate outside Pica Zuro and proceed up the winding drive, you’ll sense at once that the lodge has had time to age and settle. Things look comfortable here, geese swim in the pond and fan blinds swirl on the porches. There’s a feeling of old world elegance that starts outdoors and extends throughout each room of the property. It’s a perfect background for dove shooters and their guests to enjoy, unwind and revel in a perfect shooting holiday.
Pica Zuro is a full sized lodge that will accommodate as many as sixteen shooters in a total of 9 bedrooms, each with private bath. Shared accommodation is the norm, many shooters enjoy the privacy of their own accommodation and single rooms are popular, with a small surcharge. In addition to the well appointed bedrooms, the lodge also offers huge living and lounge areas, a pool, billards table and attractive bar area.
For those that need to keep in touch with home base, there is satellite television, internet access and, of course, telephone. The lodge also offers maid and laundry service, an on staff masseuse. After a shooting day you may want some quiet time or a place to laugh with friends, while white-jacketed waiters bring drinks and snacks.
Pica Zuro will accommodate 9 dove shooters, or depending on the configuration of the group, 16 total people. In 9 bedrooms, all rooms have private (en-suite) baths. In addition, Pica Zuro Lodge offers a large dining room with a spectacular dining table, a sitting room and bar. It also has many of the important necessities and some extras that you may or not expect to find in a shooting lodge, including; a recreation room, gun cleaning table and facilities, telephone, Internet access (WIFI), maid and laundry service, masseuse. Gift shop offers local artwork and crafts, logo wear and accessories.
We use a variety of Hotels in Buenos Aries for your overnight stay, from hotels close to the airport to hotels in downtown Buenos Aries that allow you to see a bit more of Buenos Aries and even extend your stay.
All hotels that we use are a minimum of 3 stars and will at least include all the basic facilities listed below. If you wish, we can discuss, which hotel to use to suit your own personal requirements. Also, for overnight hotels, there is always the option to upgrade to single rooms.
Season: All year
Peak: October to April
There is no set itinerary and the below is only for a guide purpose, you can have as many or as little number of days shooting as you wish. We also have daily flights departing from the UK with British Airways, therefore should you wish to either extend your stay with additional days at the beginning or end in Buenos Aires, or add on some fantastic fishing, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.
Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive Buenos Aires International Airport
After you have picked up your luggage and cleared customs, walk out of the terminal building where a Sportquest Holidays representative will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Buenos Aires.
Overnight Accommodation: Buenos Aires Hotel (Twin rooms) B/B.
DAY 3: Shooting Day.
In the morning our staff will transport you to the domestic airport for your connection to Cordoba.
Depart Buenos Aires
On arrival at Cordoba, our staff and transport will be waiting to transfer you to the shooting fields for lunch and you will start shooting after lunch.
Check in and welcome drinks at the lodge will be right after that afternoon shooting session.
Overnight Accommodation: Pica Zuro Lodge (Twin rooms) F/B
DAYS 4 to 7: Shooting Days.
The program generally starts at 8:00 AM with a hearty breakfast and short drive to the shoot. In the field you will be assigned a pick up boy, who will provide you with shells and refreshments and direct you to your shooting stand. Depending on the time of the year, you will shoot till noon when you will be treated to an incredible barbeque lunch, shaded by a comfortable safari tent, tasting some of Argentina’s wonderful beef and superb wines. Afternoon begins at around 2 or 2:30 PM and continues until almost dark. There is no quitting time, good sense and tired shooters dictate when the day is through. And time to return to the lodge for cocktails and early dinner.
Overnight Accommodation: Pica Zuro Lodge (Twin rooms) F/B
In the morning our staff will transport you to the domestic airport for your return connection flight to Buenos Aires.
Arrive Buenos Aires
On arrival at Buenos Aires, our staff and transport will be waiting to transfer you to the International Airport.
Depart Buenos Aires International Airport
Arrive London UK
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We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.
If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.Price Notes
Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, shooting and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.
Gun Licence (approx $65 pp per day)
Gun Hire (approx $70 pp per day)
Shells (approx $13.25 per box)
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- All flights
- All transfers
- 1 night Buenos Aires B/B
- 5 nights Pica Zuro Lodge F/B
- 4.5 Days guided Dove shooting
- All drinks while staying at Pica Zuro Lodge
- Personal insurance
- Meals in Buenos Aires
- Gun Licence
- Gun Hire
Additional shooting days
Additional nights in BA
Add on Sea Trout or Golden Dorado Fishing
A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry, no visa for UK citizens required.
No vaccinations currently required
All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.
There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Argentina
Flight Route & Flight Time
UK – Buenos Aires (approx 14hrs) Buenos Aires – Cordoba (approx 1 hr)
Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.
If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.
Cordoba – Pica Zuro Lodge (approx 1:35 hr)
Sportquest Holidays is proud to be different, and one way we stand out from the crowd is our tried and trusted information we provide our customers. This information is not just provided on our own personal experiences but also REAL CUSTOMER reviews.
We are the only fishing & shooting tour operator to operate our own review system whereby customers can review both the packaged holiday and also how we performed on each destination.
It seems rare in today’s crazy / hyper-connected real-time world to find destinations where you can simply ‘relax, and take it all in’ – at least as much as possible when there are SO MANY doves that need to be shot—and so much wonder food/wine that ‘needs’ to be consumed! PICA ZURO Lodge, and the fabulous staff and field guides provided an experience that absolutely exceeded my expectations in every respect—from start to finish… and I mean that 100%
What a great detailed review, thanks for taking the time
Trip of a life! Wouldn’t think of another group to trust all the details with.
Even the smallest details were taken care of – which is important
Entire Trip was fabulous. Lodge facilities were excellent, staff most helpful + professional operating with genuine helpfulness. Shooting was outrageous given the quantity of birds plus was most enjoyable, especially for my sons. I would (and have) recommend this trip/lodge to friends for a magnificent hunting opportunity
Thank you so much for the review I will make sure all your comments are passed on to all the staff.
5 star shooting experience with attention to detail. You won’t do better. An unbelievable dove hunt. I will be back with my sons again
I’d like to thank all the organization for the most wonderful opportunity to hunt at Pica Zuro last week. The tripmore than exceeded every hope and expectation I had. From the service, to the meals, to the shooting, everything was perfect. Never could I imagine shooting over 4200 rounds in 3.5 days! The lodge manager, Maria Capizzi, was an absolutely wonderful host. My field assistant, Lucas, was a trooper, loading all 4200+ shells for me, even on a 101+ degree day. All the field assistants and lodge staff treated us like royalty. I would have to say this trip ranked in the top three vacations I’ve ever been on (the other two being my honeymoon and 10 year anniversary)!
You can most certainly use me as a reference as I can’t imagine anyone having less than a spectacular time
Andrew, thanks for such a glowing review 10 out of 10 thanks a million Regards
Knowledgeable staff and friendly attitudes makes all the difference when I travel abroad for work or pleasure. You should be very thankful to have such a committed and caring staff. I will return and not just because of the excellent hunting. Muchas gracias
Lovely review a huge big thank you
The quantity of birds were so overwhelming and it was nothing like I have ever seen in my life. The guides, field assistants, and house staff were very friendly. Not to mention how great the food was! I also loved the hot tub, Pool room, lodge, and the wonderful scenery around the lodge and hunting grounds
Thank you for your kind words, the quality of the birds and lodge is amazing.
Thanks for taking the time to review.
Exceptional location, experience,staff, food, and lodging. I especially appreciated the hospitality of staff and willingness to accomodate guest requests! Thank you!
Everyone at the lodge goes that extra mile to make your stay special
The best, absoultely top notch. I invited friends & family. It exceeded everything
Excellent! Friendliness and effort of all the staff was beyond expectations. I would love to get back in the future
Thank your for your feedback :)
Outstanding. Exceeded my expectations. Maria, William, Chavez and Armando were most gracious, helpful and simply enjoyable to be around. I highly recommend Pica Zuro shooting trip. One of the best ever
Thank you so much for the review and recommendation. Will be good to have you all back with us again soon.
Spectacular sportsmans paradise. Service exceptional. I will never forget this excellent time