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Pica Zuro Lodge | Dove Shooting | Cordoba | Argentina  

Tour code: ARG112  
Overview
Category: Dove Shooting

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.

Location

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” in the province of Cordoba Central Argentina, 60 miles (100km) North of the Cordoba City International Airport.

Shooting

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 barbecue 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.

Additional Activities

Additional trips can be arranged to San Telmo Market, La Boca neighbourhood and stadium, Tango show, Colón Theatre and Plaza de Mayo. Also, city tours and Estancia tours are available to non-hunting companions. In the evenings, this “City which never sleeps” is open for concerts, shows, cinemas, casinos, clubs, coffee shops and pubs. There is much to enjoy for all types of interests.

If you have any questions on our shooting holidays then contact our experienced team who will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.

Accommodation
Pica Zuro Lodge
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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.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Single & twin
Telephone: Chargeable
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 220 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: Lodge dinning room
Alcohol: Included
Equipment Hire: Gun hire available
Shop: Gift shop
Cards Accepted: Credit & debit
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Buenos Aries Hotels

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.

Board: Bed & breakfast
Rooms: Single, double & twin available
Telephone: In room
Internet: Free in lobby
Laundry: For a nominal charge
Power: In rooms
Air Conditioning: Throughout hotel
Meals: Breakfast in restaurant
Alcohol: Available to purchase
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit cards
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Quarry Information
Doves
Season: All year
Peak: October to April
Suggested Itinerary

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.

DAY 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

DAY 2:

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
Arrive Cordoba

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

DAY 8:

In the morning our staff will transport you to the domestic airport for your return connection flight to Buenos Aires.

Depart Cordoba
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

DAY 9:

Arrive London UK

Dates & Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start DateEnd DateDaysNightsShootingGunBag sizeAvailability
01/01/201920/12/2019984.5£4,954Unlimited  Book Now
01/01/202020/12/2020984.5£5,429Unlimited  Book Now
Price Match Promise

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.

ATOL
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.

Price Supplements

Gun Licence (approx $65 pp per day)
Gun Hire (approx $85 pp per day)
Shells (approx $14.25 per box)

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What's Included & Excluded
Included
  • 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
Excluded
  • Personal insurance
  • Meals in Buenos Aires
  • Gun Licence
  • Gun Hire
  • Shells
Options

Flight upgrades

Additional shooting days

Additional nights in BA

Add on Sea Trout or Golden Dorado Fishing

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry, no visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

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)

Baggage Allowance

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.

Transfer Time

Cordoba – Pica Zuro Lodge (approx 1:15 hr)

Questions & Answers

Where is the lodge?

Pica Zuro is located in the province of Cordoba, in Central Argentina, 60 miles (100km) North of the Cordoba City International Airport.

Where do they shoot?

The hunting fields are between 10-40 minutes drive from the Pica Zuro Lodge. You will be shooting in the hills or flatlands and awaiting roosting birds in their thousands.

How long does it take to reach the shooting ground?

It takes approximately 15-50 minutes from Pica Zuro 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?

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.

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 the 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 days 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.

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?

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.

What is the food like?

The food at Pica Zuro Lodge is a la Carte. All the food is fresh and locally sourced. A top-notch team of experienced national and international chefs, trained in both classic and avant-garde culinary techniques create the meals. Grilled meats, fresh bread and salads, fruit and desserts are all available.

Does the lodge provide hunting/shooting equipment?

The lodge provides Guns and shoulder pads only.

Is Internet and phone signal available?

Pica Zuro Lodge provides both Wifi/Internet and telephones at no extra cost.

What method of payment is accepted at the Lodge?

Cash (US Dollars) Credit and Debit Cards

Are there other activities available?

Additional trips can be arranged to San Telmo Market, La Boca neighbourhood and stadium, Tango show, Colón Theatre and Plaza de Mayo. Also City tours and Estancia tours are available to non-hunting companions. In the evenings, this “City which never sleeps” is open for concerts, shows, cinemas, casinos, clubs, coffee shops and pubs.

 How much does it cost?

Sportquest Holidays offers you a complete package including all flights and transfers to view all prices & availability click the “Dates & Prices” Tab above.

Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all our own travel arrangements Sportquest Holidays can book just the lodge and shooting for you.

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