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#6817254 - 07/09/17 01:06 PM Shotgunning in Argentina Doves
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
All IN, for a great hunt and time, what's this trip cost? Besides shells what are some hidden costs, fee's etc.

Airfare secrets?

Don't know if these shoots come in "Good:, "Better" , "Best" or all the same.

anyway I know many of the THF'rs have been. I am toying with it but My name doesn't have "Dr. in front or Attorney at Law" behind it.

so I'm probably out, lets see
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#6817267 - 07/09/17 01:23 PM Re: Shotgunning in Argentina Doves [Re: Buzzsaw]
el_cazador713 Offline
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Great topic Buzz I'm very interested as I'll be heading to BA for work a few times this year.

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#6817572 - 07/09/17 06:39 PM Re: Shotgunning in Argentina Doves [Re: Buzzsaw]
pervis Offline
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Cordoba is where it all goes on generally speaking or around there. 5k is a budget I'd be on per person for total trip shells included. You fly into Buenos Aires then take a jumper flight to Cordoba. I looked at doing it with some friends years ago and it was gonna be more than what I wanted to spend. I like to shoot em, but I like to eat what I shoot. Not just looking to kill. There's plenty of em down there. The doves are considered a pest down there. Shells can run almost 15 a box down there. It was a two gun minimum where I looked into also. Meaning you had to rent or bring a minimum of two guns with you. You have to tip the bird boys. My buddies said all the birds or meat was donated to a local orphanage. I've never been, so I may be completely wrong. I did some heavy looking into it though a few years back.

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#6817997 - 07/10/17 08:23 AM Re: Shotgunning in Argentina Doves [Re: pervis]
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Originally Posted By: pervis
I like to shoot em, but I like to eat what I shoot. Not just looking to kill.

Im the same, for that reason I will probably never make that trip. I would like to duck hunt there if I could mount them.

West Texas dove hunting, that's hard to beat.

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#6818302 - 07/10/17 12:26 PM Re: Shotgunning in Argentina Doves [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Yeah I own property out west, it's very hard to beat. Last yr was awesome. Buzz has hunted my property before. For the cost of that trip you could hunt a lifetime of day hunts on good properties in West tx

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#6818477 - 07/10/17 02:56 PM Re: Shotgunning in Argentina Doves [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Yes Sir , we loved your place, maybe we can work out a hunt later in the season.....after most hunters are done
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#6818594 - 07/10/17 04:33 PM Re: Shotgunning in Argentina Doves [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 05/14/09
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Guys.. I just posted up an ad for my outfitter for 2 different hunts. When you look at the daily cost, and whats included, they really are not that expensive. Shells are the wild card at $14 a box. Some guys shoot 10-12 boxes a day, and some shoot 20 to 30 or more. On the mixed bag hunts you don't burn through near as many shells as a pure high volume hunt. I did a lot of research before going on the hunt I did. So even though I've only been over once, I gathered a lot of data I don't mind sharing.
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#6819100 - 07/11/17 07:24 AM Re: Shotgunning in Argentina Doves [Re: dkershen]
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A good way to save some money would be to buy the hunt package at an auction. A lot get donated to CCA or DU banquets and get sold for pennies on the dollar. I've seen 3 day packages for 4 hunters go for as little as $2500. This would be about the only way to really save any money. Shells are pretty much the same everywhere you go, maybe $1/box difference.
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#6819241 - 07/11/17 09:45 AM Re: Shotgunning in Argentina Doves [Re: Buzzsaw]
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What's air fare all in, Dallas to B.A. to Cordoba? might be real expensive depending on travel dates and times
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#6819270 - 07/11/17 10:11 AM Re: Shotgunning in Argentina Doves [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
What's air fare all in, Dallas to B.A. to Cordoba? might be real expensive depending on travel dates and times
Right now you're looking at $1400-1800 if you just fly into BA and have your outfitter pick you up there. My group opted to fly American non-stop because they have the shortest air time (10 hrs). Almost all the flights are red-eye overnight flights coming and going. This is a good flight to save up your travel miles for. You might also ask a travel agent to keep an eye on fares and look for a deal to pop up. Did that on my Africa trip and saved a bunch.
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#6819302 - 07/11/17 10:37 AM Re: Shotgunning in Argentina Doves [Re: Buzzsaw]
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man I would love to give this a shot
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#6819442 - 07/11/17 01:16 PM Re: Shotgunning in Argentina Doves [Re: Buzzsaw]
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My brother has gone down there numerous times.
They used to take their guns and then just started renting them, Benellis.
Lots of fun I hear
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#6820569 - 07/12/17 11:47 AM Re: Shotgunning in Argentina Doves [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Whatever you think it costs, count on it being a couple thousand more than that.
The one thing I was uncomfortable with is that where I was in Cordoba they did not pick up the birds, just let them lay. Out of our group of 13 I was killing about 250 a day which put me at the low end of killed birds ------- 3 guys killed over 1,000 a day each .
For any that doubt, I am posting a movie I took,,,, the birds fly like this all day, no let up,,, they do not come in waves, it is just constant all day long.



birds Cordoba

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#6820599 - 07/12/17 12:04 PM Re: Shotgunning in Argentina Doves [Re: nate33]
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Originally Posted By: nate33
Whatever you think it costs, count on it being a couple thousand more than that.
The one thing I was uncomfortable with is that where I was in Cordoba they did not pick up the birds, just let them lay. Out of our group of 13 I was killing about 250 a day which put me at the low end of killed birds ------- 3 guys killed over 1,000 a day each .

In Argentina, dove and parakeets are treated like pests and destroy 20-40% of the local grain crops. Some outfitters will tell you that they gather the birds and feed the local village with them to clear your conscience, but donít believe them. A small percentage may be recovered, but the logistics of gathering and cleaning hundreds or thousands of birds a day isnít realistic.
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#6821180 - 07/12/17 10:33 PM Re: Shotgunning in Argentina Doves [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Registered: 07/12/17
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Pica Zuro lodge. Horacio.

The very best.

It's a $5000 trip. More doves die there each day of natural causes than hunters kill. They're a nuisance to the farmers. It's the best trip you'll ever take if you love to shoot a shotgun.

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