the the new high volume dove shooting destination in Argentina!!!
Neighboring Cordoba, San Luis province home of one of the biggest
roosts of Doves in the central region of Argentina. In a landscape
of soft hills and calden woods, millions of Doves nest and feed
over huge corn fields. In the last decade , cattle prices went down
in Argentina and the agriculture raise high. States like San Luis
started to sell the cattle out and seed corn instead. This situation
combined with the vast calden Woods and water, created the perfect
environment for the Dove Population and Migration to grow in San
At Capelen Lodge, the Hunt takes place in big roosts beside the
river and in huge corn fields, between a landscape of soft Hills
and calden Woods. The day starts at 7:00 am with an International
style breakfast, then our staff and guides drive the hunters to
the hunting fields. Depending the field chosen by our manager, you
may drive from 20 up to 45 minutes. When the field chosen is more
than 30 minutes drive we make a luxury camp with comfortable tents
and we stay out in the field the hole day for a special treat with
a traditional Argentinean barbecue and regional wines out in the
field! Bird boys will assist the hunters at all moment, supplying
them with shells and cold beverages. After the hunts we come back
to the lodge to enjoy some drinks, friendly fires and delicious
meals made out by our cheff.
May - November
The Lodge´s Main House was built for a Belgium baroness in 1900,
at that time the ranch was almost 200.000 Acres wide. With time,
the ranch was sold, and then divided into smaller ranches. In 2005
, Cesar “ Chiqui ” Catena, who use to go fishing with his father
to the lagoon of Capelen when he was very young, bought the property
and restored the big house that was abandoned for a long time and
turn it into a luxury rural palace, that still maintain the same
architecture and now host first class International hunters.
The main lodge can accommodate 10 hunters in 5 double rooms.
U$S 2070.- Suggested Package / Per person
3 nights - 2 1/2 hunting days
Accommodation in double-occupancy rooms with private baths, breakfast,
lunch, Open bar with soft drinks and beer, typical dinner served
with first class wines from Argentina, bird boy, transport to and
from hunting locations, daily gun cleaning.
U$D 13,5 per box (25 Shells)
Gun Rental U$D 210 / 3 days
Hunting License U$D 100 (NOT per day, is TOTAL)
Domestic Flight Buenos Aires / San Luis airport U$D 365
Roundtrip Transfer IN-OUT San Luis airport / Lodge U$D 75 / Person
Transfer IN-OUT between airports in Buenos Aires U$D 75 / Person
Blackbuck Antelope Trophy Fee U$D 1500 Best available
Big game License and Government Tag U$D 100
Tips and Extras Tips / Gratuities (Recommended per day per person)
35/day Field Staff - $ 25/day Lodge staff
The following comprehensive list should be used as a guide when
preparing for your dove hunting trip to Capelen Lodge. Most of the
items are not necessary but may make your stay more enjoyable. Keep
in mind that the temperature will vary not only between the seasons,
but also between morning, afternoon and evening hours. Depending
on the time of year it can be 40 degrees (F) and windy in the morning
and in the high 70s with calm winds by the afternoon.
> Recoil reduction equipment: Shoulder pads, Kevlar lined vests,
> Lockable travel gun case: Stainless steel or heavy duty fiberglass
> Oil, choke tubes, tools and accessories. We will supply cleaning
rods & patches.
> Modified chokes, improved cylinders (or improved-modified).
> Dark-colored or camouflage hunting clothes and hats.
> Gun cleaning equipment.
> Upland hunting boots (comfortable sneakers may substitute): Waterproof
recommended, Both wool and cotton socks, Please note that there
are no cacti or thorns on our property!
> Hearing protection.
> Clothing for layering: sweaters, long sleeve cotton shirts, polar
fleece zip-up tops Lightweight thermal underwear recommended from
1 July through 30 September.
> Comfortable clothes for relaxing in the lodge Jeans, sneakers,
t-shirts, caps, etc.
> Side-carry shooting pouch or shell vest.
> Leather shooting gloves are strongly recommended to avoid blisters.
> Lightweight rain suit and waterproof hat.
> Shooting glasses, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm.
> Toiletries Stomach/diarrhea medication.
> Painkillers/headache medicine
> First aid cream Bandages
> Vitamins and prescription medications
> Toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, soap
> Alarm clock Camera and accessories
Electricity runs on 220 volts in Argentina (like the electricity
in Europe) and we have electricity converters for 110 volt appliances
from the US like: laptop computers, digital cameras, Palm devices,
electric razors, etc. Please note that the hotels in Buenos Aires
and the airports do not have these converters available.