Before we start talking about Dove Hunting in Argentina let me tell you a little about the county itself. Argentina is the 8th largest country of the world and is 2,780,400 square kilometers. It is the second largest country in South America just behind Brazil. Argentina is almost 5000 kilometers long from Ushuaia (the southernmost city of the world) to La Quiaca and 1400 kilometers wide.
With such a big territory Argentina has different environments such as the rain forest area in the North East of the country to the glaciers in the South West. It has it all: high mountains, endless plains, forest, deserts and so on.
The total population of the country is about of 44 million people and its capital, Buenos Aires, has more than 15 million inhabitants. There are many other important cities that congregate more than 10 million people so basically most of the Argentina’s population live in a metropolitan areas.
The importance of these facts about Argentia is that among all the different habitats that Argentina has many of them are perfect habitats for different bird species. This explains the high concentration of many species such as Dove and Pigeon.
Argentina features great populations of doves in provinces like Entre Rios, La Pampa, Santiago del Estero, San Luis and of course the most famous one: Cordoba.
Regarding waterfowl, Argentina has many species of ducks that are very common in provinces like Entre Rios, Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Corrientes.
Our upland game bird the perdiz is very popular to hunt with large populations of them in provinces such as Entre Rios, Corrientes, Buenos Aires and La Pampar.
As for pigeons places like San Luis, Salta, Entre Rios and La Pampa offer an incredible population of these birds.
These bird species are the four feathers we are allowed to hunt in Argentina and if you have noticed the pattern the province of Entre Rios has them all in the same place with high concentrations of each living there.
You can see why Entre Rios province is one of the finest destinations for mixed bag bird hunting not only in Argentina but in the world. Depending on the time of year hunters can enjoy hunting multiple species (mixed bag) even in the same day.
Entre Rios is located only a couple hours by car from Buenos Aires, which makes it one of the easiest hunting areas to get to in the country. No additional flights to burn up another day of travel. Our hunters enjoy their first hunt the afternoon they arrive.
For all what we have explained above Argentina Big Hunting is proud to manage the best bird shooting destination in all of Argentina.
Hunting Doves In Argentina
Argentina is known worldwide as the best dove shooting destination in the world. The increase of the cultivated area of the country together with large bushy areas and the abundance of water give these places an incredible growing population of Doves over the last twenty years. Places considered to be not as good as others for dove hunting have now become hot spoots for some of the best dove hunting in the country.
Entre Rios, is fast becoming the most popular area to hunt birds in all of Argentina and Argentina Big Hunting proudly manages the nearest high volume dove roosts from Buenos Aires city. Its only two hours by car from the capital city of Argentina from this incredible hunting destination.
What we shoot is the “Eared Dove” (zenaida auriculata) a little bit bigger than the American mourning dove and with a squared tail instead of the pointed tail of its American cousin.
Due to the high population of these birds, which in many places is truly out of control, doves in Argentina are considered as a pest. That’s why the dove hunting season is open all year round without bag limits. According to some late surveys made by the Wildlife and the Agricultural authorities, doves destroy more than 50% of the annual crops in certain areas of the country. Hunters are more than welcome to shoot as many birds as they can.
The population of doves in some areas of Argentina is just amazing. In our hunting area we manage no less than five dove roosts located not further than 40 minutes away from the lodge and in some cases within 10 minutes, with tens of millions of birds in each one of them.
Due to the massive population of these birds it is common for a hunter to shoot anywhere between to 1,000 to 2,000 rounds a day or even more. Basically it is up to each hunter to set their own limits due that the birds will fly over them constantly.
We Serve Gourmet Argentine Cuisine
As for lodging, we provide first class accommodations and services, with International and local gourmet cuisine, Argentinean quality wine and all the comfort required by the high standard of a world class hunting lodge. We are constantly monitoring where the Doves are concentrating so we can always put our guests in the best areas.
As you can see Dove Hunting in Argentina is a very special hunting adventure for those who love wing shooting. With the diversity of other bird species our guests will enjoy hunting multiple species of birds during their stay with us. We hunt over water and in blinds for doves. over decoys for ducks, and we hunt over dogs for Perdiz and Hare.