Outstanding Hunting Performance

Matthew May’s group arrived in Cordoba in January. After they got to the airport, we started our way to the lodge straight away so that they could enjoy their day of hunting. Mat, James, William, Jason, Pat, and Trey chose to stay in La Loma Lodge, a great option for groups of friends.

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This lodge is one of our most requested hunting destinations, given that it is located between the two most prized dove roosts in Cordoba. La Loma is a beautiful traditional Estancia built in 1908 by one of the wealthiest families in Argentina. The lodge is located about one hour north of Cordoba International Airport in the town of Totoral.

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For the first day of hunting we drove the group of friends towards the west of the lodge. It was incredibly hot, but our guests were not disturbed by that. They were astounded by the volume of doves and the amounts of shots fired.

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The second day was great, too. Hunting was good in the morning but lunch was even better! Our chef Gaby Pederzini prepared a stir fry of dove and veggies, it was delicious as usual!. We enjoyed it together with a good wine, a must if you visit this country! The day went on to a great hunting afternoon, but the most fascinating experience was to see James eating twelve dove hearts! He really enjoyed each of them! We had a blast!

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During the third and fourth day we traveled to La Para, a great place for hunting. The extremely hot weather made the trip a bit tiring, but the rewards were worth the heat and the tiredness: two of our guests shot more than two thousand doves in a day! Yes, two thousand!  It was the best hunting experience of their lives, needless to say. Pointer gave them a present for their outstanding hunting performance.

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After that we made our way back to La Loma Lodge. They were in high spirits and they spent the evening by the firepit and under a sky full of stars talking about the great hunting of the day. They enjoyed the cool breeze, a relief after the hot days. Awesome food, like empanadas, a typical Argentinian food and awesome drinks after a long day in the field.

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We offer our guests a variety of Benelli and Beretta shotguns and they always exceed our clients expectations.

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Given the great results achieved so far, our guests decided not to go hunting in their last day and stay in the lodge instead. They asked the birdboys and chef Gaby to come to bid them farewell, have a few pictures taken and thank them for their outstanding performance.

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I’m pretty sure this group of friends will never forget the best hunting experience of their lives. It was a pleasure for us to have them and we hope to see them around again!

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You should be the next one!

Federico Guervazoni

Hunting Guide

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A Memorable Weekend

It’s December and we still have a lot of things to do before ending a great 2016 full of work and great new friends. Now, it was about time for Joseph Thomas Bailey (from now on: “Joe”) and Edwin Gilbert Bell (“Ed”) to come and visit us.

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They arrived in Cordoba’s airport on December 1st at 3pm, and then Martin, who went to pick them up, took them straight to the field, where Emanuel, Santiago and Tata were waiting for them with some tenderloin sandwiches.

We don’t like losing too much time for lunchtime on the first day if we have guests going directly to the field at 3.30 or 4 pm, because the priority is to hunt a bunch of doves and then, on the following day, with plenty of time, we would have an amazing argentinian barbecue at the field with the entire camp set out.

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It was raining on the second day when I woke up, so,  after a big breakfast, we decided to wait a couple of extra minutes at the Lodge until the rain stopped for a while.

By 8:30 am. we were in the truck ready for a new adventure. It rained all morning long, but luckily for us, it was an easy rain. It didn’t stop the doves from flying, and,  of course, Joe & Ed from having a great time. 

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When we were close to lunchtime, we decided to go to a nice restaurant 10 minutes away from the the field, that we occasionally use when we have rainy days. Don’t get me wrong, is very unusual to have rainy days here in Cordoba throughout the year. In fact, this was my first time in 3 years of going to the fields that I had barbecue in a restaurant. Anyway, food was great and the place looks like an old 70’s local restaurant. I liked it and even more important, the guys liked it a lot! 

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Once we were back in the field for the afternoon hunt, the storm moved away and we had a great hunting afternoon; Ed killed 856 doves with 49 boxes, while Joe did 611 but with 36 boxes.

It was 6:15 pm when we arrived to La Loma Lodge, where Paola and the ladies were expecting us with some drinks and wet towels. After this, the guys took a long and refreshing shower while I was waiting for them with some appetizer and 2 olives Martini with Joe’s name on it and a long glass of cold beer for Ed. We had a really nice evening and, after a great dinner, we stayed for a while around the fire pit with the great Jimmy “Baby Baby” Reed singing for us and a cup of wine each.

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On the following day we went hunting to the same Hills but to a different field. The morning was very good but nothing compares to the afternoon, since we were closer to an area where doves go back to sleep; the nesting area. Afternoon was separated from the morning with a very neat camp, where Emanuel was cooking some beef (tenderloin), chicken, sausage, pork flank and some dove’s brochette, that Ed & Joe gently killed for us.

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After lunch Ed went straight to the hammocks, same as Joe but with  first having his Cuban cigar. That afternoon we all finished at Ed spot, shouting and having fun with some nice and very difficult long shots, but also with some “easy ones” he missed (you can’t just hit them all!!). Joe was there too; he shot 20 boxes, while Ed did 30.

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Once again, ladies were expecting us with some drinks and wet towels. And, unlike the day before, that night we had LASAGNA!! I love the lasagna that Silvia, our chef at La Loma Lodge, prepares for us once a week.

That night was really short, since we were all tired and our friends were a little sore from a great hunting day: empty shells everywhere! Before we all got asleep, we thought about the plans for the next day and so we decided to take a free morning and then go straight to the field for lunchtime and do some shots in the afternoon.

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And so we did. That afternoon Ed shoot only 4 boxes and he gently invited me to take the shotgun. I didn’t start very well but after a few shoots I was getting lucky and started hitting them very often. We were having a blast and I remember Tata saying: Ok, let’s open a box and see how many birds can you get with 25 shells. The final number was 19 from 25. But it was not the numbers what really brought me joy that afternoon, I really enjoyed watching Ed smile as he watched Tata and me shouting and laughing and how “stupid crazy happy” we can get when we start shooting doves. The funniest one was the one I shoot and ended up on top of my foot!

Joe, on the other hand, fired 20 boxes. There was no reason of picking up more shells, these two 75 years “old” gentleman’s (they don’t look old at all!) did a total of 3384 birds shooting up 5575 shells between both of them. I whish I have that energy at my 60’s!!, if I’m lucky to live long enough.

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Last day arrived and it was time to take these two great new friends to the airport. Francisco was the person in charge to take them there and so, at 11am, I introduced him to our friends. We had a soft appetizer and once we gave us our final greeting, they got into the truck leaving to Cordoba’s airport, while I, on the other hand, was turning on the air conditioner, putting some great “Asleep at the wheels” music and started driving back to Bs As.

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It was a great time…a memorable weekend! 

Juan Aguiló

Host & Media

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Great Hunt and Great Time

We went to Cordoba’s airport to pick Lloyd Voigt and his friends up. They arrived at 1 pm and, once we got their luggage inside the van, we left the airport to go straight to Jesus maria in order to have lunch and then take them to the field to start the afternoon hunt.

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That day, we finished the hunting at 6.30 pm and went to the lodge they had chosen; Plaza Real Lodge.

Let me tell you something. Plaza Real is one of the best options for dove hunting in Argentina. It is located in the province of Cordoba, in the center of Argentina, 50 miles (100 km) north of Cordoba’s International Airport. The driving time from the airport to the lodge is one hour. Smack dab in the middle of the main capital of dove hunting in South America. It is close to Totoral City, and this totally renovated and stylish hotel surrounded by farmland, provides excellent and new accommodations to make your trip special. Argentina dove hunting reviews mention this unique place as a great option for wingshooters from all over the world. The rooms are big and comfortable, all with private bathroom, king and queen size beds, in single or double occupancy; and special suites.

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The next day, they woke up at 7am and had an amazing breakfast at the lodge. Fruit salad, scrambled eggs, bacon, cereal, and, of course, a lot of coffee, daily basis for a hunter.

I went to the lodge, picked them up, and left with the group to La Para, which is a small town located 100km away from Villa del Totoral, where the lodge is.

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If you ask me about the hunt, oh God! It was excellent. Doves were everywhere, it exceeded everyone’s expectations. They just could not believe their eyes!  

Because of the great day they had, everyone was feeling a little bit tired so they decided they wanted to go back to the lodge, and so it was. At 4.30 pm, the hunting for this group was over. We arrived to the lodge at 6 pm, and the girls at the Plaza Real were waiting for the group with a glass of fresh orange juice. 

After arriving to the lodge, they decided to take a shower and maybe have a massage session.

Dinner was ready at 8.30 pm and, after enjoying the fire pit, they went to bed to prepare themselves for another great day.

On the third day, we decided to change the hunting zone and went to the highlands of Cordoba.

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The morning was a little slower than how we are used it to be, but it was because of the weather, that was windy and cloudy.

After an amazing lunch with doves in red wine and the incredible Asado Argentino as a main dish, we went back to the hunting spot and we knew it was going to be a great day.

The weather got better and our clients were really excited about this afternoon.

On their last day of hunting, we decided to take them to Jesus Maria, since that is one of the best zones to go hunting because of the quality of our fields there.

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The day was sunny and so that made everything easier, helping our new friends to get to the 1000 doves Club !

very happy about this whole trip, they went to the city for their last day in Cordoba.

A brief city tour was done and, after lunch, they were taken to the airport for departure.

Doves everywhere, amazing meals, great people and a group of friends; that’s what made their trip so incredible.

I hope to see you next time !

 

Federico Silva

Hunting Guide

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Great Beginners

The first day in the van, when I met Patt and Jason, they told me it was their first time dove shooting so I said to them that they are in the best place to learn and practice, always, of course, having fun!

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“Yeah yeah, so we do then; I’ll meet you at the entrance of the field so I do not get in there with my car.- Great J, I’ll call you once the clients arrive in Cordoba’s airport.- Ok, Thanks David.”

That morning I had planned to be at the office in the morning and then meet David at the field entrance, before climbing to the hills, because my car is a little lower than the Van we use to transport groups of more than 3 people.

It was 1.25 pm when I reached the entrance to the field, just a few meters from the main route.

And while waiting I thought, why not? It doesn’t seem to be in bad conditions; I’ll climb. So, the first thing I did was to call David to let him know, otherwise, he would be waiting for me without knowing that I’m already at the field.

So it was then when I went up and left the car just 500 yds from where the camp was. About 15 minutes later David came, went up to the van and introduced me with the group. This time we had visitors from North Carolina: Jeffery, Mike, Patrick, and Jason.

Once in the camp, Filo, our chef,  was waiting for us with a delicious lunch with roast, chorizo (Argentinean Sausage), chicken and pork. I remember standing Jason finished eating and I was tired of sitting after 2 flights (although I also was anxious to meet the famous pigeons of Cordoba). AC-DC still sounded when after a quick lunch our friends started changing, leaving traveling clothes inside the van, in their respective bags. The real purpose of his trip will now begin: Hunting, drinking and having a great time.

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That afternoon Jeffrey Canarian was on one side of the mountain, while the rest would be more ventured into the mountains, being Mike the one at the highest position.

Jason was the first to finish his 20 boxes and Santiago, his field assistant, offered to open another case but, since it was Jason’s first time dove shooting, he had had enough by that afternoon (other than the second day that he would shoot more than 45 boxes).

Then I went to Emmanuel and said to him “Ema, this is Patt, and it is his first time dove shooting… Can you guide him a little please?” and so he said “yes, of course, do not worry J, I will help him” (Ema was going to be Patt’s assistant).

So it was; he took 7 or 10 boxes for Patt to start shooting as if he had already done it several times. That afternoon Patt throw 20 boxes killing a total of 201 pigeons !! Let me tell you something because watching how happy he was is the most rewarding thing about this job: to see our guests being really happy having a great time with his friends. Patt surprised us all, specially the rest of the group, because of the skills he had and how fast he was learning and shooting as he was doing (the second day, he achieved a total of 434 pigeons between morning and afternoon).

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The first day in the van, when I met Patt and Jason, they told me it was their first time dove shooting so I said to them that they are in the best place to learn and practice: you would see (just for the record, if we only take what Patt killed on the second day, it will take you 29 full days on the hunting season in the US to achieve what he did in just one day in Cordoba!) That evening Jason, Mike and Patt returned in the Van with David, while Jeffrey wanted to go with me since that day I had gone with my car.
We chatted for a long time but when Jeff heard on the background the first chords of Daze and Confused, he turned up the volume to the maximum and neither of us could resist it; we started screaming trying to follow the lyrics.
I still remember the face of Jeff surprised when we entered the car to the lodge. We joined the rest of the group and they were all saying thanks appreciating the excellent afternoon they had, because they had found everything above expectations. I remember the words of Jeff in the car: What is this man?, and I replied “This is your lodge, we are gonna stay here, this is gonna be your home for the next few days! And he could not believe his eyes! Too much ! 
The girls at the lodge were waiting for us with some juice and wet towels and after a bite, drinks and a great dinner with more and more drinks in the living room, we went to get some rest.
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On the next day, we had breakfast at 8 am, leaving to the field at 9 (although we expected to do it at 8:30, it was not easy to get them ready for that time). We all went up to the same mountain, but it was a different field. This time Chanqui, the photographer, came with us to document the day with photos and video. In the morning, we hunt near the camp, next to a small lake, where pigeons often go to drink water.
Even though we know that the mornings are way different than the afternoons, they shot a total of about 65 boxes, being Jason the one that did the most with a total of 20.
The dove was flying until late lunch. In fact, when the chef called us to eat, we were still hunting in place. They were shooting two guys together, but we were all there, putting together skills and waiting for lunch since we were just about 30 yds to the camp.
Meat, meat ,and more meat with pears in red wine as dessert. Oh no, that’s fruit, no thanks. Just try it. Pears in wine with cream, ate everything, left nothing.
Jason opted for a nap in the hammock while the rest decided to lay on the grass; Jeffrey was in charge of the music. I could see that the boys had already climbed to prepare the hunting positions, so I calculated that we would climb in about 5 or 10 minutes.
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Once in the hunting positions, I was surprised of how the wind stopped blowing because that morning had been very windy. Sunny but windy. Actually, the afternoon was very pleasant; a little breeze, not even wind.
Patt and Jeffrey were the last to finish that afternoon and I could still see the dove flying on posts while we were in the Van toward the Lodge. Patrick was impressedwith the dish that night: a tasty lasagna with bolognese sauce.
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The next afternoon, Jason and Patt finished the day with the same number! yes, 366 doves each! Jason finished first while Patt was about 6 pigeons to reach him and he still had 10 or 11 cartridges. Unhurriedly, waiting for that best doves, he saw the ones that fit to reach Jason, and knowing that he had 2 chances to catch them, he saw a dove coming in front of him on the distance he liked and missed the first, but then, as soon as he saw the shotgun giving a little more swing and achieving impact with his last round, he reached Jason with 366 pigeons in the same amount of boxes: 30!
That evening all the boys returned to the lodge in order to share the last great night together. 
Good music, drinks, chess, backgammon and more drinks.
I’m gonna miss this guys, we had a hell of a time those days!
Juan Aguiló
Host & Media
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Nothing but Celebration – Part I

Brad Meyer’s group arrived a Monday at 8.30 am to Cordoba’s airport where David was waiting to take them straight to the field. That morning the highway was quiet because it was a holiday in Argentina for San Martin death’s anniversary. José Francisco de San Martín y Matorras (25th February 1778 – 17th August 1850) was an Argentine general and the principal leader of the successful struggle for independence from Spain by the southern nations of South America.

Celebrated on the third Monday in August, this holiday commemorates the death of José de San Martín since he is regarded as the most important Argentinian founding father, who liberated not only a part of Argentina but also helped liberate Chile and Peru along with O’Higgins and Bolívar.

So, after an hour and a half of driving, they got to the camp and had lunch with another group of 8 people that had arrived 3 days before them and were leaving the next day. Right after lunch and a quick pause to get everything ready, David took them to the hunting spots, where the field assistants were waiting.

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I wasn’t lucky this time because I couldn’t be that afternoon with the groups, but the guides told me that, since it was not windy and doves were constantly flying, it was an unforgettable afternoon hunt, mostly for someone that is in Argentina for the first time, knowing that Cordoba is the best place for dove shooting.

That night I went to the Lodge to introduce myself to the group and to spend some quality time with them. We had pasta for dinner and then we went to the fire pit to enjoy that beautiful night, but just me and Steve were the only ones left after a couple of hours, since the rest of the group was really tired after 24 hours of non-stopping activities and, of course, because of all the traveling.

The next morning, the group decided to stay at the lodge and relax a little bit. It was 10 am and everyone was ready. Some had scrambled eggs with bacon, others chose fried eggs with bacon, a cup of black coffee and a glass of orange juice. And then it was 10.30 am when I saw Martin arriving to the lodge with the Van to pick the leaving group up and, after him, I saw Facundo arriving too, looking for me and the group to take us that and the rest of the days to the field in a white Ford for 10 people._MG_4768.jpgThat afternoon we hunted in the hills, on a field located 30 km northeast from Villa del Totoral, town in which Plaza Real Lodge is placed. Totoral, as we call it here, is a town in the province of Córdoba, Argentina. It has 7,110 inhabitants per the 2001 census, and is the head town of the Totoral Department.

While I was climbing the hill, I found the first hunting spot in which there was Brad with Juan, his field assistant.

After 10 or maybe 15 minutes, we decided to move him to a different spot because, even though doves were flying great, they were unfortunately doing it too high and on a high speed because of the wind.

I kept walking, and I saw David and Juan in the second spot, cutting some branches to make a better spot for Brad, place in which doves were flying up on the flush of the mountains and coming across Brad, waiting for them around 20 to 45 yards away.

After a little while, Brad gave me his shotgun and invited me to hunt a bit with him. I’m not going to lie, it was super fun, and I still remember when not only one, but two doves came closer to us trying to land on a branch in front of us and I just could not resist the temptation and that’s how, from one moment to the other, laughter and feathers appeared.

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I gently gave the shotgun back to Brad and, after I thanked him for inviting me to spend a moment with him, I left to check how the other guys were doing.

I walked something about 80 yards and found Steve. I asked Santiago, the field assistant, how was the afternoon going on this spot so far and, before he could even answer, I saw a group of fifteen doves approaching us. Steve killed 3 in a row, and missed other four for just a centimeter.

I decided to stay for about 25 minutes with Steve and Santiago to see how everything was going there. Then, I started walking uphill and I found Ricky and Emanuel on this amazing hunting spot of the afternoon since doves were flying low and slow. Ricky killed 345 doves that afternoon!

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At the top of the hill I remember I saw Shane, who was hunting with his field assistant, Facundo. After 15 or maybe 20 shots, we realized that doves were passing just behind a tree that was not too big, but really dry, so we offered Shane to take a little break of 10 minutes and to grab an ice cold beer while we cut down some of the branches of that tree.

So that was how I climbed that tree and Facundo told me which were the branches that were bothering Shane. I stayed 15 more minutes with them and then I went down the hill where the last hunting spot was.

That was the biggest of them all, and it had the advantage of being in the shadows and, even though doves were not flying straight, they were doing it from right to left and the other way around, but don’t get me wrong, it was full of doves still!

To be continued…

Juan Aguiló

Host & Media

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Jeff and His Group Are Back

Three generations of Brady together; Grandpa Tim, Jeff & Tim junior. They came to Cordoba a few days ago with four of their good friends.

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It was a seven people group staying at La Loma Lodge which is perfectly situated between the two most prized dove roosts in cordoba, the La Loma experience offers superb shooting year round. It is a 60 minute drive from the airport; close to Totoral city on national road number 9.  La loma is a beautiful traditional estancia built in 1908 by one of the wealthiest families in argentina. The lodge is located about one hour north of cordoba international airport in the town of totoral. Situated next to the biggest dove roost in argentina, the rides to the fields are a convenient 10 to 40 minutes).

I remember it was a saturday morning when I got into the truck and went to the airport to pick John and Randy up, that were coming hours before the rest of the group. Their flight was coming from Chile, arriving at 12.09 am.

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The original plan was to have lunch at an excellent restaurant in Jesus Maria and then go straight to the field, so we would more time to be hunting that afternoon, but the timing was not as we expected to be so, since they were coming from Chile, they had to stop at Aduana – which took them several minutes- and it wasn’t till 1.10 pm that I could finally meet John and Randy (well known as “Randy 2 steps” after inviting one of the girls at the lodge to dance). Once we were inside the truck, and after talking a little bit, I told them that we had two options; stop at one restaurant half way the field to eat the best Argentinean barbacue, taking us a couple of hours, or to eat some snaks in the truk on our way to the field in which we would hunt that afternoon.

The decision was unanimous, the dove was their priority this time, because I remember Randy telling me that this was his fifth trip to Argentina, so he was sure they were going to have amazing lunches at the field the next days.

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The clock was ticking 2.45 when we met David at the field, waiting for us with beef sandwiches and some french fries. I could also notice, while we were having our lunch next to the truck, that Guillermo and Nicolas were our field assistants that day, and David, in the other hand, was going to be in general charge of the field those five days with this group.

That first day, doves were flying as usual, Randy and John were happy to be sharing some action and a couple of beers with us.

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After an amazing afternoon, we decided to go to the lodge and, once we got there, we took a shower and had a tasty dinner.  Music, laughter, happiness and friendship. Randy showed us which one was his favourite country song to dance and it was then when he invited Soledad to dance with him, saying that he will show us “the way it must be done”. Soledad, Paola and another 4 girls are the ones in charge of running the lodge, so they treated us like if we were kings. 

IMG_GR_testimonials1472178583.jpgOn the second day, we had the whole group together so we had breakfast early in the morning and then at 8.15 am went directly to the high lands of cordoba, where doves are really active at this time of the year. After 35 minutes of driving, we got to the hunting spots. That morning was individual hunting. The day was perfect; just a few clouds on the sky and a little bit of wind. As usual, David was waiting for us with the camp already set and, also, with lunch almost ready. Meat, chicken, and pork, of course accompained with doves in red wine with vegetables.

After lunch, John decided to take a quick nap, while the rest of the group decided to sit down the sadows of a tree and share stories and anecdotes of that morning.

At the very moment we saw the doves flying again, we all went to the hunting spots, but this time, we were in groups of two, with the field assistants, of course.

That day was amazing; Jeff Douglas was on fire ! I remember watching from another shooting spot that all the doves were falling close to him !! In the other hand, Tim, John, and Randy were at the top of the mountain so everyone was on great positions.

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At the end of the day, we went back to the lodge and ate some appetizers with drinks around to the fire pit. 

The third day was unbelievable! There were doves everywhere! They were flying high and low, in a short distance. From right to left and from left to right. It was an afternoon of huge groups of doves flying towards us; completely insane!

Music was playing while doves were falling one by one. That same afternoon, Tim junior was about to be a part of the 1.000 Doves Club! – in fact, he shot more than 1.000 birds! -.

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That afternoon was so, so good, that the decision of staying at the lodge the next morning, was unanimous.

So that’s how it was, the morning of the fourth day we woke up, had a super energetic breakfast, as we are used to in La Loma Lodge and spent the morning just relaxing. At 1.30 pm we got inside the van to go straight to the field.

Since we had lunch before leaving the lodge, there was no need in setting up the camp.

This fourth day was different; our new friends decided that they wanted to start a competition, so that’s what we did.

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Field assistants, clients, everyone was in. All the guides, along with their clients, were competing on the same hunting spot (in general, competitions were done when they are hunting between them four).

We were a total of 19 people on the same hunting spot, since David was making a team with Pablo who came to visiting us that day, and I was taking Grandpa’s place. 10 shots per person and every client shooting with its field assistant.

Finally, Francisco, one of the field assistants, won the first place, shooting 10 over 10. In the other hand and as I said before, I was replacing Grandpa and I could luckily hit 6 shots. Our team was the winner!

Now the best part comes; of course Francisco took the first place home, but what the guys didn’t know was that there was also a prize for the last place! Everyone was laughing at the idea of having last place prize, but it was a really original thing to do since the guys had never received a prize for being last !

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After having so much fun, the last day of John and Randy was here. They wanted to stay at the lodge relaxing and getting ready for the flights and so did the group, because they wanted to spend John and Randy’s last few hours left  together.

Those days were amazing. I feel super lucky to had been able to meet such a nice group! They where full of joy, so I hope to see them again soon, in dallas at the DSC in January or here, in Argentina, “the bottom of the world”.

Juan Aguiló
Host & Media
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Seventeen Amazing Friends

We are at Cordoba airport waiting for a special group of 17 people that came to stay at Plaza Real Lodge, located at 80 km from Cordoba City.

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The flight arrived on time and our clients were all ready to go directly to the field and have the one and only Asado Argentino for lunch. They are very excited because they know that, after lunch, the hunt begins.

We decided to take this group to one of the best hunting fields we have; Campos Bajos.

When we talk about hunting, we like talking about the amazing Beretta 400 and 391 cal 230 shotguns, since those are super light, with a high level performance and, because of the great number of doves that Campos Bajos has, you really need a shotgun like this, that is fast and light.

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This group is composed of 17 gentleman, friends and work mates. John Tudor (the big boss), Tracey Tam, John Voltz, Nathan Goutro and Darrell Brown, among others, came to Cordoba to hunt with us.

This is a great huge group, in which you can see the friendship and the enthusiast. Plaza Real was ready to welcome this incredible group and to take care of them during their entire trip.

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When you arrive to Cordoba’s airport, we like asking you if you would like to take a massage session before or after dinner once you get to the lodge, since we know that, after such a long flight, you must be exhausted.

The massages service is something super heartwarming. Even after a long day of hunting, the best way to end the day, is taking a massage and then going to sit next to the fire pit with your friends or family and enjoy the nice company.

At dinner, there is nothing like good Argentinean food; abundant, tasty, unique.

The next day – and actually every single day with this group-, in terms of the shooting, everything was very productive. They shot an unbelievable number of doves, individually and as a group. They shot over 42457 doves!

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When you shot so many doves, you need a great recoil shield to absorb the energy from your gun. We like recommending the Past Recoil Shield – Model 310010 so you can concentrate on your shot, not the shot to your shoulder from your gun. This heart-shaped recoil shield provides maximum recoil suppression and coverage by absorbing and spreading out the recoil energy from your gun. Extends protection to upper arm.Helps prevent the unintentional development of bad shooting habits caused by heavy recoil. Foam pad absorbs and spreads out recoil energy from the shot, and it’s a heart shaped recoil shield that works for right- or left-hand shooters.

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Our staff is always ready to give all our clients the best attention, in the lodge and at the field, that’s why our guests are amazed by the attention, and also, by the unbelievable number of doves Cordoba has.

We hope to see you guys again soon.

Martin Andrada

Head Guide