of Salta, Anta county. Here big populations of doves feed and sleep
moving through the feeding fields every day, offering the hunters
thousands of shots in a typical day, amazing landscapes and sun
all year round.
The area, a natural roost close to the Andes Mountains, started
few years ago with farming in the fertile valleys for sunflower,
corn, wheat and sorghum. This provides the perfect environment for
the birdís populations, which reproduces by millions in few years
. According to the National Department of Agriculture, the area
we hunt is home to over 100 million birds, making Salta the best
dove destination in Argentina.
Our parties stay in at Estancia Chacu; hunting places are from 5
to 45 minutes away. Weather is dry and warm winters provide an excellent
shooting from March to October. Everyday hunters will shot almost
8 hours to incredible and constant flocks of birds.
Everyday hunters will shot almost 8 hours to incredible and constant
flocks of birds. Only 2-hour drive from Salta city, this wild area
produces soybeans, corn, peanuts and wheat. The climate is warm
and dry during 10 month a year, except summer that the rain season
take place. The grain production is such as corn, sorghum and sunflower
means paradise for doves and pigeon. Hunters are placed individual
with a bird boy, in their flylines to the roost were doves come
to rest on their departure to feed and on their arrival from the
from an issue of Dove Hunter Magazine:
"To many who follow wingshooting trends, predictions are that
Salta Province will soon overtake Cordoba Province as the dove shooting
capital of the world. With only one outfitter holding the permit
for the entire state, and with three times as many birds as Cordoba,
Salta is the true pinnacle of dove shooting. Did I mention that
there are estimated to be 100 million doves in the province?"
"Three hours later, over 1000 birds down and 60 boxes of shells
later, I was exhausted."
"The numbers of doves in the Salta area greatly exceed anything
I have ever witnessed elsewhere. The numbers defy any attempt to
describe them. Rising like smoke and flying in virtual unbroken
clouds to and from feeding areas, the scene can only be described
as a plague of Biblical proportions."
His opulent new 20,000 sq. ft lodge, Estancia Chacu, offers 10 bedrooms,
lovely dining and cocktail areas, shaded patios, gardens, fountains
and all of the charm of a European country manor, but with modern
comfort and convenience. The lodge sits in a lovely hillside location
on a 12,000 acre private ranch. Dining is uniformly terrific, featuring
famed Argentine beef, local specialties, game dishes and delightful
red wines. A professional massage therapist is available every evening
to relax and reinvigorate exhausted limbs and sore shoulders.
Chacu Lodge the activity starts early in the morning. Breakfast
is served at 6.00 am consisting of coffee, toasts, jams, bacon and
eggs, fruits, etc. Morning activity, goes on until 11.00 am, when
you go back to the ranch to have lunch: a starter, a main course
and dessert, served with wine, beer, fizzy drinks or mineral water.
Then, you can rest or even take a short nap. After this, you go
out dove shooting again until dark. Before dinner you may try a
wide variety of cheese, ham, olives and drinks; dinner consists
of three courses (starter, a main course and dessert).
2460.- Package / Per person
hunts / 4 nights
4-night accommodation in an exclusive ranch with all meals and beverages
(wine & beer); 3 hunting days with qualify guides. Ground
transfer in-out from Salta city. Not
license, gun rental, shells, gratuities, clothes, personal insurance
TO GET THERE
Salta city is located at 1000 miles from Buenos Aires. It is accessible
by daily domestic flights to Salta airport, where members of the
staff will be waiting to drive you to the fishing area. Domestic
flights can be arranged.
For this time of the year, in Argentina is fall / winter / spring.
Weather is dry and warm winters provide an excellent shooting from
March to October.
Clothes: Light shirt and trousers for tropical weather, hunting
jacket, shooting gloves or leather gloves, cap (all the mention
items, requires camo), lightweight boots for dove shooting, a polar
sweatshirt or warm jacket (the temperature decreases at night).
Other equipment: polarized sunglasses, insect repellent,
sunblock SPF 40 or higher, shirts and vest, set of underwear, good
comfortable socks, an extra pair of sandals or sneakers. Miscellaneous:
photo camera, video camera, batteries, prescribed medicines, personal