Come and immerse yourself in some bountiful dove shooting where there are monstrous quantities of eared doves to be hunted. You will venture out each morning to experience vast numbers of non-migratory doves flooding over you during the drives, enabling you to really test both your shooting skills and your stamina. Argentina is renowned for the mammoth amounts of quarry and its beautiful areas in which to shoot them, you will not be disappointed. Along with such monumental sport comes the highest calibre of wonderful hospitality which will have you eating like kings and being catered for in every way possible.
Sierra Verde, located just a 35-minute drive from the Cordoba Airport, is the first lodge opened by the Hayes brothers. This scenic home has been receiving hunters since 1990 and is only a distance of between 15-50 minute drive to the hunting fields. H & H Outfitters own and control 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 refugees. 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. By practising these game management techniques, we are the only outfitter in the area that offers excellent shooting throughout the entire year.
Beginner wing shooters will have countless opportunities to improve their skill level whilst the experienced guns can take great satisfaction in picking more challenging high targets. You can expect to shoot between 2 to 4 cases of shells on a normal day. The programme generally starts at 7:00 am where you will be treated to 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. Each client shoots with their own experienced professional bird boy, who will provide shells, act as a loader, retrieve fallen birds and keep cool drinks at the ready. Shooting continues until noon when the group gathers in a shady grove of trees for a traditional Argentine asado (barbecue) complemented with salads, gourmet desserts and fantastic wines. After lunch mellow out during an optional siesta in a comfortable hammock giving you a little rest-bite before the shooting continues at around 2 or 2:30 pm where you will continue to shoot the influx of doves until almost dark. There is no quitting time, good sense and tired shooters dictate when the day is through. Afterwards, you will return to the lodge for cocktails and early dinner at approximately 6:00pm. Upon returning to the lodge, relax with a hot shower, enjoy some drinks and tasty hors d’oeuvres while preparing for a freshly prepared dinner. The lodge has professional massage therapists on staff to help you unwind and relax at the end of the day.
Additional activities for the non-hunters include shopping trips to Cordoba, wine tasting, spa treatments and massages.
If you have any questions regarding our Sierra Verde lodge holidays or any of our shooting destinations, please feel free to contact us on 01603 407596 and our experienced team will be happy to help. Are you looking to explore more of our shooting holidays? Make sure to view all our alternative Dove shooting destinations in Argentina and request a free brochure.