My First Argentina Dove Shoot

A Wings Testimonial  

I would like to share my experiences from my last trip to Argentina I took in July 2009.  We departed the States via Atlanta, arriving Buenos Aires next morning around 7 am, local time.  We were met by the Wings hosts, Leticia and Alex, who assisted us through Customs and in obtaining our gun permits.  We then were transfered to the domestic airport, Aeroparque, for the hour flight to Cordoba.  Upon arrival, we were met by our host, Manuel Lainez and his staff, who proceeded to transport us to the lodge, La Aquada. Our group then departed for an afternoon dove shoot in the hills.  We are told that there are 35 million doves in the valley and the shooting pressures have not diminished the numbers what-so-ever.  Our shooting experience was outstanding.

Then back to the Lodge for the cocktail hour, wine and spirits and lots of hunting tales.  A delightful dinner was served.  Next morning, up at a reasonable hour, breakfast cooked to order, then off to the hills.  After the morning shoot, a bbq lunch was served in the field, Argentine style, with wine and beverages of choice.  Then a short nap for those interested, then back to the hills for the afternoon shoot.  This senario was repeated for the next 2 days.

This experience was truly a delight.  The dove shoots were spectactular and the hospitality was truly outstanding. I am looking forward to my next trip.

PMD

South Carolina