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Sierra Verde Lodge | Dove Shooting Cordoba | Argentina  

Overview

Tour code: ARG121  

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 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

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

Contact Us

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.

Accommodation
Sierra Verde

Sierra Verde is a beautiful lodge atop a hill overlooking a manicured ten-acre lawn and very near the picturesque, small town of La Granja. Sierra Verde is located just a 35 minute drive from Cordoba Airport and is the first Lodge opened by the Hayes brothers. It has recently been fully remodelled to meet our ever growing quality standards. This is a beautiful European style House, with copious amounts of character and an abundance of amenities. Ideal for both the avid shooter and of course the non-shooting companion, as there is something for everyone. 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.

The Lodge

There are seven spacious bedrooms both single and twin with private bathrooms and air conditioning. Each bedroom is well appointed with extremely comfortable beds and high quality linens that just ooze comfort and style. The rooms overlook the magnificent park offering sensational views, ideal for when you are taking some time out for some peace and quiet with a drink in hand. Take a few moments to observe the wildlife around the lodge whereby the Parakeets and other birds chitter in the trees, watch as they build their nests and sing.

The property also offers guests an enclosed Jacuzzi with capacity for 10 people and a large outdoor swimming pool whereby you will have time to relax and unwind, after all you will have had a busy day on the Doves and there is nothing better than a session in the water. If you choose to carry on socialising, then the cosy fire pit with a comfortable seating area really compliments the lodge and offers a camp fire type experience set within the luxury of the grounds.

Not only that but Sierra Verde offers an exquisite Spa facility whereby you have access to many spa treatments including the most soothing and enjoyable of massages by one of their experienced and qualified massage therapists. Ideal to help release tension or ease those aching shoulders after a full day on the Doves.

For the shooters, the dove fields are a very comfortable 15 to 50 minutes’ drive 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.

Food and Drink

During your stay at the lodge the experienced staff, with over 17 years experience catering to hunters, will make your stay at Sierra Verde the holiday of a lifetime. The gourmet meals are a combination of European dishes combined with typical Argentine cuisine. They use their own grass fed beef, so the meat you will enjoy during your stay is second to none. Sierra Verde will meet the expectations of the most discerning international traveller.

The lodge is old world charm with superlative cutting edge hospitality.

 

Board: Full board
Rooms: Single & twin
Telephone: Chargeable
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Included
Power: 110 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: Lodge dining 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

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: Shooting

Arrive at Buenos Aires International Airport.

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

Depart Buenos Aires, Arrive in Cordoba

Our team 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

Over the following 4 days, the program generally starts at 7:00 am 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 until noon and then 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 morning’s efforts. The afternoon begins 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.

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

Depart Buenos Aires

Day 8

Arrive UK.

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.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Shooting Gun Bag size Availability Notes
01/01/2020 20/12/2020 8 7 4.5 £4,618 Unlimited Enquire Now N/A
01/01/2021 20/12/2021 8 7 4.5 £4,908 Unlimited Enquire Now N/A
01/01/2022 20/12/2022 8 7 4.5 £5,066 Unlimited Enquire Now N/A

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.

What's 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

What's 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

Price Supplements

  • Shells

  • Cal 12 and 20: 13,75 USD

  • Cal 28 and 410: 14,75 USD

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.

Financial Security

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.

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 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 day’s sport like 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 is the best time to go?

All year, August to February have high birds during this time.

How will I 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.

Blogs

Reviews

Andrew

Thank you so much for recommending Sierra Verde to us. The information you gave us was perfect and the lodge was perfect for our group.

We all had an amazing time, mind you some of us are a little sore from the silly amount of shells we all shot. But its very easy to get carried away as the shooting is just so good.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Andrew

It was a real pleasure to help you all out and I am so glad that you all loved the trip.

Thanks for your custom as its very much appreciated.

Regards

Thomas

For the moment we all arrived, Gabby was there to meet us and greet us.

She is an amazing credit to the whole operation and very welcome when you have just flown 13 hours and not knowing what to expect when you arrive at the other end.

Seira Verde is an amazing lodge and the shooting was ALL first class.

If anyone is considering dove shooting in Argentina you will be hard pushed to top this destination and operation.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thomas

Gabby is our little star we use her for all our ground arrangements in BA, she also looks after all our fishing customers.

Its a nice touch and the icing on the whole trips.

Also thanks for your kind words and recommendations.

Regards Peter

Peter

What an amazing lodge and staff.

Everyone works so hard and its a real credit to your operation.

Some of the best shooting we have ever experienced, we had some amazing shooting at some birds that looked like dust high in the sky.

We will all be back soon.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Peter,

Thank you for your review, much appreciated by all the staff.

David

The only thing bad about the trip is the flight down there. You need to move Argentina a little closer to us!

Your staff, the lodge, the food and of course the shooting were all first class.

My group has already talked about returning in two years.

When we return we are going to skip BA and stay at the lodge an extra two days.

Thank you and your staff for a memorable experience!.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

David it is a long flight but glad you agree its worth all those hours sitting on a plane.

The best things in life are worth travelling for.

Brian

I want to start off by thanking you all on behalf of our whole group this week. As we all know traveling to a new country can be very stressful and fearful if you are not with the proper people. When we were greeted by Gabby in BA it made sure we were safe from the time the trip started. She took us to a local spot of her choice for lunch. They were not open for lunch, but she made it happen. Shortly later she got us to the other BA airport and helped us with no problems.

With a safe arrival in Cordoba we were met by Edgar (what a great man). He got us loaded and to Sierra Verde. From arrival to departure he was first class. I have never seen someone so welcoming, polite, respectful and professional with his job in all of our world travels!

We arrive to Sierra Verde meeting Theresa, one of the hardest working and generous person I have ever met. When it came to the lodging and hunting it was nothing short of first class! The bird guys we all made friends with and were the best. You could honestly tell they love there job and employer.

On behalf of all of us I want to thank you all for your help making this such a streamline operation. Please forward this to Alex and Zeke for such a wonderful experience.

We will be back!!

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Brian

Thank you for such a amazing review, a massive thank you for taking the time to write such compelling words.

See you again soon.

Doug

The experience we had while staying and shooting with you was amazing. The lodge was beautiful. The accommodations were truly first class.

The house staff was very welcoming and made you feel at home. The food was so delicious. Whether out in the field or eating at the lodge every meal was superb in flavor and presentation. The food was by far better than any restaurant we have ever been to at home and we eat out a lot. The shooting exceeded everyone's expectations.

The amount of birds was truly outstanding. The guns were exceptional and more importantly the guides made the whole experience truly enjoyable. They put a hunter at ease and make sierra verde a top notch outfit.

We highly recommend this lodge to everyone for the best hunting of dove in Argentina. Thank-you for your hospitality and memorable times in Argentina.

We look forward to shooting with you in the future.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

No thank you for such a great review, very ver much appreciated.

We will look forward in seeing you all again soon.

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