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Dove Shooting | Sierra Verde Lodge | Argentina  

Tour code: ARG121  
Overview
Category: Dove Shooting

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.

Location

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.

Shooting

Beginner wing shooters will have countless opportunities to improve their skill level. 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. 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. Each client shoots with their own experienced professional bird boy, who will provide shells, act as a loader, retrieve downed 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 until 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

Additional activities for the non-hunters include shopping trips to Cordoba, wine tasting, Spa treatments and massages.

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Accommodation
Sierra Verde
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Sierra Verde is a beautiful lodge overlooking a manicured ten-acre lawn and very near the picturesque, small town of La Granja. It’s also just a short 35-minute drive from the Cordoba Airport. This gracious home with its European style offers guests a classic lounging area and bar and a dining room with a commanding view of the grounds. There are seven spacious and comfortably appointed bedrooms with private baths. The property also offers guests an enclosed Jacuzzi and a large outdoor swimming pool. The dove fields are 15 to 50 minutes away and at the end of the day relax and reflect on the days shooting on one of the many verandas wrapped around the lodge. The gourmet meals served at Sierra Verde are a delicious meld of European dishes and typical Argentine cuisine. Of course the beef is strictly Argentine.

Rooms in the Lodge

(Total Occupancy 12 guests)

Room 1 (Second floor)

The view is facing the park, This room shares bathroom with room # 2 it has air conditioning (cold and warm) and a ceiling fan.

2 twin bed (1.40 mts x 2 mts);

Room 2 (Second floor)

The view is facing the park, This room shares bathroom with room # 1, it has air conditioning (cold and warm).

2 twin bed (0,90 x 2 mts);

Room 3 (Main floor)

The view is facing to the park, This room has a private bathroom across the hall, it has it has air conditioning (cold and warm) and a ceiling fan.

1 bed (1,40 x 2 mts)

Room 4 (Main floor)

The view is facing to the park, This room has a private bathroom across the hall, it has it has air conditioning (cold and warm) and a ceiling fan.

1 bed (1,40 x 2 mts)

Room 5 (Main floor)

The view is facing to the park, This room has private bathroom across the hall, it has it has air conditioning (cold and warm) and a ceiling fan.

2 twin bed (1m  x 2 mts) Beds can be joined.

Room 6  (Main floor)

The view is facing to the park, This room has private bathroom (Shower & Bath), air conditioning (cold and warm) and a ceiling fan

2 twin bed (1m  x 2 mts) Beds can be joined.

Room 7 (next to the swimming pool)

The view is facing to the park and swimming pool, This room has private bathroom, air conditioning (cold and warm).

1 bed (1,40 x 2 mts)

Room 8 (outside the main lodge)

The view is facing to the park, This room has private bathroom, air conditioning (cold and warm) and a ceiling fan.

2 twin bed (1m  x 2 mts); Beds can be joined.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Single & twin
Telephone: Chargeable
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Included
Power: 110 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: Lodge dinning room
Alcohol: Included
Equipment Hire: Gun hire available
Cards Accepted: Credit & debit
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

On arrival transfer to the domestic terminal for your connecting flight to Cordoba.

Depart Buenos Aires
Arrive Cordoba

On arrival at Cordoba, our staff and transport will be waiting to transfer you to the Sierra Verde. When you arrive at the lodge, you are welcomed with cocktails and the entire lodge staff.

Once you have had time to settle in, you will depart with your guides for your first afternoon’s high volume Dove shooting.

Overnight Accommodation: Sierra Verde Lodge (Twin rooms) F/B

DAYS 3 to 6: Shooting Days.

The program generally starts at 7:00am where you will be treated to a hearty breakfast before an 8:00 am departure and a short drive to the shooting fields. 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 salads, fish and superb wines. You never know, you may even be able to squeeze in a little well earned nap after your mornings efforts. Afternoon begins at around 2 or 2:30pm 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. And time to return to the lodge for cocktails and early dinner.

Overnight Accommodation: Sierra Verde Lodge (Twin rooms) F/B

DAY 7:

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 transfer to the International terminal for you return flight back to the UK.

Depart Buenos Aires International Airport

DAY 8:

Arrive 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
01/01/201920/12/2019874.5£4,117Unlimited  Book Now
01/01/202020/12/2020874.5£4,582Unlimited  Book Now
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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.

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Price Supplements

Shells

Cal 12: 12,75 USD
Cal 16: 13,75 USD
Cal 20: 12,75 USD
Cal 28: 13,75 USD
Cal 410: 13,75 USD

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What's Included & Excluded
Included
  • All flights
  • All transfers
  • 5 nights Sierra Verde Lodge F/B
  • 4.5 Days Dove shooting
  • All drinks
  • Laundry Service
  • Gun Licence
  • Gun Hire
Excluded
  • Personal insurance
  • Shells
  • Bird boys $60 pr day
  • Lodge Tips
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 – Sierra Verde Lodge (approx 35 mins)

Questions & Answers

Where is the lodge?

The Sierra Verde Lodge is in the Cordoba province nestled in the heat of Argentina. The lodge overlooks a manicured ten-acre lawn and very close to the picturesque small town of La Granja and a mere 35-minute drive to Cordoba Airport.

Where do they shoot?

Set in the 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 the Sierra Verde 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 at 8:00am where you will be issued a pickup 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 cookout at lunchtime. This is where you will enjoy an array of delicious freshly prepared food such as beef, pork, sausages from the barbecue 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 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, August to February have high birds during this time.

How to get there?

You will depart from the UK on route to Buenos Aires Airport and from there you will take a connecting flight to Cordoba.

What is the accommodation like?

This gracious home with its European style offers guests a classic lounging area and bar and a dining room with a commanding view of the grounds. There are seven spacious and comfortably appointed bedrooms with private baths. The property also offers guests an enclosed Jacuzzi and a large outdoor swimming pool. The dove fields are minutes away and at the end of the day relax and reflect on the days shooting on one of the many verandas wrapped around the lodge. The gourmet meals served at Sierra Verde are a delicious meld of European dishes and typical Argentine cuisine. Of course, the beef is strictly Argentine.

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 sensational desserts.

Does the lodge provide hunting/shooting equipment?

The lodge provides guns and shoulder pads only.

Is internet and phone signal available?

Sierra Verde 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?

All our holidays are fully packaged and include all flights and transfers. To view all prices and availability click the “Dates & Prices” tab above.

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

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