Dove Hunting in the Spring (September – December)
This is the time of year that we enjoy terrific weather and high-volume shooting extremely close to the lodge here in Cordoba. In early spring, high temperatures average in the mid 70’s and by late spring they may reach into the mid 80’s. Evening temperatures typically range from the high 40’s to the low 60’s.
Dove Hunting in the Summer (December – March)
During the summer months we enjoy our longest days of the year which allows hunters to enjoy a couple of extra hours of shooting each day. While the days can be warm, temperatures rarely exceed 90 degrees and evening lows are usually around 60 degrees.
Dove Hunting in Fall (March – June)
The fall happens to coincide and overlap with our heavy harvesting season in Cordoba. The doves can be quite active during this time as they flock from farm to farm looking for remaining crops. There are occasions when massively intense concentrations of birds converge on a property resulting in what is called a “dove hurricane”. Daytime temperatures are usually a comfortable 65 – 70 degrees and evening temperatures can dip to between 45 and 55 degrees.
Dove Hunting in Winter (June – September)
Our winter here in Cordoba is usually very moderate and arid with little rain. We enjoy cloudless blue skies throughout much of the season, making for ideal dove hunting conditions. Daytime highs range between 60 and 70 degrees, with lows in the mid 40’s.
Years ago it was commonplace for wing-shooters traveling to Argentina to bring their own guns and only a small percentage would actually rent guns from the lodge. Although it is still possible to bring your own gun, today just the opposite is true and 80 percent of our guests are now renting guns from us.
Here at Sierra Brava Lodge, we offer a wide variety of guns to rent, with more than 100 guns in total, ranging from 12, 20 and 28 gauge Brownings, Berettas, and Binellis; as well as semi automatic and over and under pieces.
Due to the high volume of shells necessary to successfully participate in our “high-volume” dove shooting, we have a program in place to continuously add new guns to the gun room on a regular basis.
Firearms – Renting vs. Bringing Your Own
Dove hunting in Cordoba, Argentina means ultra high-volume shooting. It takes the right gear and the right gun to handle the extreme shooting conditions. One of the most common dilemmas people have is whether they should bring their own shotguns or rent a gun at the lodge. In most cases we would recommend renting, but there are a couple of exceptions. Here are some common questions and important things to consider…