Dove Shooting

Cordoba High-Volume Dove Shooting

Over the last two decades, Argentina's Cordoba Province has become synonymous with the phrase "high-volume dove hunting".
The region has a delightful climate that allows grain crops Such as corn, sorghum, wheat and peanuts to flourish most of the year. This enormous food supply is bordered and interspersed with dense hillside roosting cover, and the combination of food source and roost has produced a population of eared doves -Zenaida Auriculata- estimated to be over 20 million birds.
These doves do not migrate, reproduce up to four times annually and provide literally year-round shooting.

During some periods it is possible to look across a landscape and see flocks of five to fifty Argentine doves traveling at virtually all points of the compass. Shooting stands are generally positioned along flight lines to access doves exiting and returning to the roost.

About the same size and coloration as the mourning dove, eared doves are a species endemic to most of South America and like doves worldwide, they offer fun and challenging shooting - the difference here is their monumental numbers. On a typical hunters will fire anywhere from 1000 to 2000 shot shells, or even more, depending on conditions and personal inclination.

Each hunter is provided with a young man who assists with shells and drinks, keeps the area around the shooter picked up, serves as a loader if requested and of course, picks up fallen doves. Many of the birds are retrieved immediately after the hunters depart, so as to not interfere with the shooting.

The hunting for eared doves in this area is excellent twelve months a year, and in certain months - February through July - outings can include field and decoy shooting for wild pigeons (spot-winged and picazuro), either in combination with the doves or as a dedicated shoot.

Of course, being in Argentina, all of this shooting is broken up midday for a wonderful lunch at the estancia or moro often, with an opulent Miles field picnic - a classic aside of grilled steaks, sausages, ribs, doves with chimichurri sauce, robust wines, salads and fresh breads, followed by an Argentine Siesta and back to work!


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"On behalf of our entire group, I want to thank you and your staff for the wonderful dove hunt.
The hunting, accommodations, menu and service exceeded our expectations. We where made to feel a thought we where more like friends than guests. It will certainly be our honor to recommend your operation to our friends and acquaintances."
Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys

"I have hunted ducks, dove, pigeons and perdiz in Argentina for the past 20 years. I´ve hunted with a number of outfitters and have found what I consider the most outstanding outfitter of all. The Miles Brothers and their staff have presented more quality hunts than any outfitter I have ever worked with."

James E. Upfield

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