(Córdoba, Santa Fe & San Luis)
Argentina is well known for its amazing shooting and fishing options. Córdoba and San Luis have their own reputation as the world capital for dove shooting, as well as Northern Santa Fe, where Pointer Outfitters has some of the best hunting fields. These areas are paradise for wing shooters coming from the United States and Europe.
The Eared Dove population is more than 50 million birds! Eared Dove shooting is one of the most challenging and exciting shooting opportunities around the world.
A regular program for dove shooting includes four nights at one of our lodges. Hunters normally spend three and a half day shooting, but if your shoulder lets you, you are more than welcome to stay for a longer time! Believe us, dove shooting in Córdoba, San Luis and Santa Fe is going to change your perspective on hunting doves forever.
It is important to understand that dove shooting is very family friendly, but that does not mean it will be easy to hit the birds! It is family friendly because the climate in these areas is great all year round; the schedules are reasonably, and even a rookie will end up shooting birds. We have been guiding all types of families in our groups, including young men and women no younger than 13 years old. Our older hunter was a 92-year-old gentleman named John.
We have received feedback from some of the best shooters around the world about how challenging the shooting can be. You will use every skill you have to shoot here.
We are proud to be one of the most prestigious outfitters in Argentina (we operate in many different provinces such as Córdoba, San Luis, Santa Fe, La Pampa, Buenos Aires, Neuquén and Northern Patagonia).
Season All year round
Species The most common dove in Argentina is known as Eared Dove. It is from the same family as the Mourning Dove or Rain Dove, which lives in the United States. The Eared Dove has a grey crown, a black line behind the eye and a blue-black lon the lower ear. This black markings give this species its name. The underparts are vinous, and the tail is tipped with cinnamon. The bill is black and the legs dark red. The bird hatches three to five times a year, depending on food availability.
(Buenos Aires & Santa Fe)
For waterfowl hunters, Argentina is the ultimate option. There are multiple varieties of species available to hunt. On most hunts in the United States, you probably wake up around 4 am and spend all day in cold water for 5 ducks a day, if you’re lucky. Here, we can assure you that you will have a mind-shattering hunt and will not believe how amazing this experience is!
A typical day of duck hunting starts early in the morning, with your personal field assistant placing decoys by your blind. During that time, you are probably on the way to your spot. You wake up early and now you are in a comfortable boat heading to one of the islands to start your hunt. Wearing waders and armed with your shotgun, you will be ready for action before sunrise. Then a miracle happens: suddenly there are ducks flying from every direction!
Season May to August
Argentina is considered a dream for "waterfowlers".
The 50 square mile radius (129 km2) around the shooting area form one of the most amazing duck shooting reserves. On the northern area of the lodge, about 60 miles away, there are a couple of great roosting areas for doves, and the fields covered with natural grass have a great population of perdiz.. Our location is annually inhabited by over fifteen million duck during the season. People and outfitters talk about a population of twenty million ducks over thirty different shooting fields throughout the entire region.
Santa Fe The duck shooting fields are located in San Javier around islands, near lagoons, and rivers. The place looks like a big marshland. To access this area, we use boats with powerful engines. The wildlife is amazing and the rivers and islands change its color and shape frequently
Buenos Aires The duck shooting fields are in the lagoons around the lodge. If you like hunting ducks the traditional way by calling them into your decoys pairs at a time, this is the perfect place. It is a water fowler’s dream, with over 12 species of ducks. We have the best reputation in the wing shooting community.
Santa Fe Ringed Teal, Brazilian Teal, Speckled Teal, Silver Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Chiloé Wigeon, Yellow-Billed Pintail, White-Cheeked Pintail, Red Shoveler, Rosy-billed Pochard, White-faced Whistling, Knob Billed.
Buenos Aires Common Fulvous Tree Duck (different from the duck found in Central America), Black-bllied Tree, White-faced Tree, Southern Wigeon, Brown or Chilean Pintail, White-cheeked Pintail, Speckled Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Argentine Red Shoveler, Silver Teal, Rosy-billed Pochard, Black-headed, Lake Duck (a type of Ruddy Duck).
(Buenos Aires & Santa Fe)
The perdiz hunt could be compared to a quail hunt in Georgia or Alabama, but these birds are normally in small groups of two.
It requires a well-trained dog, a professional guide with good skills to run the dog, and two shooters. The Spotted Tinamou gets up with an explosive flash and flies in a straight line making it a very challenging shoot. This perdiz hunt is a unique sport shooting program, and not many people have the skills required to average over 50% accuracy.
Season May to August
Species The perdiz, as it is known in Argentina, is a partridge that lives in the abundant grasslands. Its scientific name is Tinamou. Argentina is
home to 15 species of perdiz, being the most common one the Spotted Tinamou.
The Tinamous are one of the most ancient species of partridge. Although they look similar to other ground-dwelling birds like quails and grouse, they have no close relatives and are classified as a single family. Tinamidae within their own order, the Tinamiformes.
Our Hunting Dogs We are passionate about hunting with dogs. It is very exciting to see our dogs and guides work the birds. Our dogs love the hunt more than we do! Pointer Outfitters owns its name to the fantastic family memories hunting perdiz in Estancia La Margarita. Our father taught us how to hunt perdiz as our grandfather taught him. Our love for hunting dogs has been a family tradition over the years!
The Fields Birds Birds normally leave the roosting area during the first light of the day. They fly 40 to 60 miles on average looking for food. Our hunting fields, depending on the season, are:
Our Shotguns We have over 200 shotguns in our inventory for our guests. Most of our guns are semi-automatic Benelli Montefeltro and Beretta Urika 391. We add guns every year.
We also have Benelli Super Sports, Benelli M1 Black, Beretta A400 and Beretta A300, Beretta Silver Pigeons in 20 and 28 gauge; and a couple of Browning 525 in 410 gauge. We have youth and light weight models too. You get to choose what you use while shooting with Pointer Outfitters.
It is a combination of the best dove shooting with fishing.
We recommend our guests to take a week off and enjoy a cast & blast combo. If you are traveling to South America, a combination of dove shooting and fly fishing makes for a great program.
We recommend you to contact us to customize this program depending on the time of the year you visit us and your fly fishing skills. Some options require having experience in fly fishing casting techniques and some other options are more friendly for beginners or inexperienced fly fishers.
Season From September to April