June, 2014: Our last day of dove shooting was phenomenal over a large sorghum field. After the first morning of the first day, we switched to 28-gauge guns which were a delight to shoot! It was breezy and the doves were very challenging. The weather was warmer and the sun was shining…a great end to the trip!
By mid-day, the doves settle down and there is time for a field-side asado and even a nap in a hammock. The Argentine field cooks could give the grill masters in the United States a lesson! With the crop rotations, availability of water and the vast forests for roosts, this dove resource is here year-round, providing excellent hunting every month of the year.
Between the morning and afternoon hunts, we headed over to see David Denies’ other Cordoba dove hunting lodge, La Dormida. This purposely built lodge accommodates ten guests. Based on the demand for quality dove shooting, David Denies Wingshooting is opening a third lodge in August, Cordoba Lodge. While their operations differ in capacity, architecture and location, they all provide a common commitment to provide exceptional service, comfortable accommodations, well-prepared meals, top-quality guiding and convenient access to the best dove hunting in the world.
Whether you are hunting doves at one of the Cordoba lodges, pigeons at Montaraz Lodge, ducks and perdiz (partridge) in the Buenos Aires Province or perdiz and doves in Uruguay, our clients will find a common exceptional experience at David Denies Wingshooting. While at Pica Zuro, we met with CEO, Fernando de las Cararas, Reservations Manager, Santi and the regional Hunting Director, Horacio. Every year, the David Denies staff conducts initiatives to make every operation better – whether it is remodeling all of the bathrooms at Pica Zuro or adding sitting rooms to each bedroom at La Dormida. They want their lodges to be the best in the business – nationally and internationally.
We are off to Rincon de Luna to stalk stag for a few days!
By: Mike Fitzgerald, Jr.