January is one of my favorite months for dove hunting. Birds fly in abundance in the area of the hills –the tuna roosts- due to a quite rainy summer. Luckily, the weather was awesome when our guests Gary, John, Dale and Carder came.
Our daily program is very organized: at 7:30 am every guests are woke up, breakfast is served at 8 and departure is at 8.30 am. We shoot until 12.30 when our star chef Federico awaits us with a tasty tacos of pigeons and, as always, the great Argentine barbecue. After lunch, we hang some hammocks for the nap and at 14:30 we are rested and ready to start shooting again.
Why there are so many birds?
Pigeons are monogamous, that is to say they have a stable partner. Once rigged, the female lays one or two eggs after 12 days. At 4-6 days, the young leave the nest. Pigeons reproduce based on the amount of food, the more food there is, the more number of hatches per year. In Cordoba we have between 3 and 5 reproductions every year. And only in North of Cordoba we can speak of 100,000 pigeons, declared by the authorities as plague.
In the spring and fall it is when they have more reproductive capacity. In the wild they can live about 15 years but in the cities they rarely live more than 5 years.
Pigeons build nests with any material from their own dung, twigs, clips, wires or even other skeletons of dead pigeons.
Which shotguns used our guests?
Our customers were pleased to use ours new Benelli shotguns montefeltro 20 cal. They are our workhorses and the only weapons that carry on like no other the pressure of Cordoba’s high volume hunting. Million of shells a year!!!
Our customers were surprised by its comfort when shooting over 2000 thousand rounds a day. They Have Been shooting 20 gauge ammunition 7, which is one of the best ammunition for the sport of shooting doves. We also use regular ammunition ½ or 7 and 8 and loads of gunpowder in our cartridges are of 25 grams.
We are known to satisfy the special requests of each hunter who chooses our company.
We have a wide variety of shotguns: Let us talk about the Benelli Montefeltro.
Benelli’s Montefeltro shotgun features a slim, graceful forend, which, combined with an anodized, lightweight receiver, keeps the weight minimal and the swing quick.
It has an Ultra-reliable Inertia Driven® system. An Inertia-Driven® System shotgun is clean, reliable, and adjustment-free.We have them avialable in 12- and 20-gauge, we do not have any with Left hand configurations. We like it a lot the Low-profile rib.
Benelli cryogenically treats barrels and choke tubes to increase pattern density.
Notes about this shotgun
The bolt-lock lever performs 3 important functions: 1) It locks the bolt back on an empty chamber. 2) It releases a shell from the magazine. 3) It indicates a cocked hammer, making it obvious by both sight and feel. The bolt-lock lever is conveniently located on the front of the trigger guard.
Chamber pressure is contained by the massive, 2-lug rotary locking head, which locks into the steel barrel extension.
The trigger guard and safety are ergonomically designed, blending style and function.
Our Mercedes Benz vans help our customers to move to the shooting area with the best comfort and relaxation when starting the activity .
We also have great activities for non-shooters. For example, you can organize a day trip to Cordoba or a horse riding in the picturesque hills of Cordoba, or you can even take a shooting lesson.
Our customers decided to stay in our lodge Plaza Real Lodge and to enjoy the spacious private suite rooms, the fire pit and also the pool in these wonderful days of summer, where our manager Silvia and Juan were waiting for them with delicious welcome drinks and an outstanding dinner with the guests.
Thanks to all of you. We hope to see you soon!
Thank you and your team for an excellent time of fellowship and shooting. Special thanks to Sylvia and David for taking us shopping.
Can you send me information on the child sponsorship program I read about in your table book?
Thanks again Pablo