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6,704 doves killed in one day #6264577 04/18/16 02:53 AM
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I"m sure lots of you have hunted in Argentina by now,,,, if you haven't, this is how it looks. Notice, they dont fly from one direction to another, just helter skelter,, ALL DAY LONG. There is never a 5 minute break,,, they just come and come. We hunted 3 or so hours in the morning and again in the afternoon. They DONT pick up the birds, your bird boy reloads your gun and has a clicker in his hand to count the birds you kill. At dinner they passed around the tally sheet. I am posting a pic of that, some will find it incredible. I scratched out names. When we left on Sun. another group was arriving,,, from what I could tell they do this for 4 or 5 straight months. I still cant understand why they never run out of birds.

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Couple of you seriously put the smack down on em cheers


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Re: 6,704 doves killed in one day [Re: dune2218] #6264603 04/18/16 03:14 AM
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Pretty amazing.

Re: 6,704 doves killed in one day [Re: dune2218] #6264616 04/18/16 03:26 AM
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That's unreal. Y'all put the smack down.

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Re: 6,704 doves killed in one day [Re: dune2218] #6264623 04/18/16 03:35 AM
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I"ll post these pics also,,, here is the lunch table, not exactly roughing it--------- and the guard tower,,,, also 6 or 8 guys with military weapons guarded the perimeter every night,,, ,there are bandits there.



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Thats pretty cool. You said that they dont pick up the birds. Does that mean that you pick them up at the end of the day?


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NO one picks them up-------- just leave them ----- to be honest it is almost sickening, we were in the middle of nowhere and no one to give the birds to. Just not what we are used to here.

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Pretty amazing.


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Leaving the birds there to rot is not cool, any way you slice it.


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I went with some buddies back in February and other than the security detail out hunt was just as you described. Man it was a blast. I shot over 1000 both of the full day hunts. Our bird boys did pick up a lot of the birds at the end of each hunt but there were lots left in the field as well. My neck hurt form keeping it on a swivel during the hunts.


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Originally Posted By: dune2218
I"ll post these pics also,,, here is the lunch table, not exactly roughing it--------- and the guard tower,,,, also 6 or 8 guys with military weapons guarded the perimeter every night,,, ,there are bandits there.





I bet it is sure fun in that tower during an electrical storm.....heck the climb up there looks brutal. Neat trip.

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Would be interested in seeing a break down of approximate costs for 2-3 day hunt.


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Re: 6,704 doves killed in one day [Re: dune2218] #6264853 04/18/16 01:25 PM
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I'm glad you posted this is a way, I took quite an interest in dove hunting in Argentina after a buddy of mine mentioned he booked a trip, but now that I see what goes on there I won't be making that trip..

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In many places in South America these are crop depredation hunts to minimize the damage the millions and millions of dove to local crops each year.


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I don't think I would want to shoot that much........I'd be unable to use my right arm for a month.....


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What Elkhunter said. Why yall think there are so many to shoot? You're doing a huge service for them. Lots of yall shoot hogs and leave them lay.


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Originally Posted By: poisonivie
What Elkhunter said. Why yall think there are so many to shoot? You're doing a huge service for them. Lots of yall shoot hogs and leave them lay.


Yep. We were there in the off time and could have shot all day long without a 5 minute break if we wanted to. Driving north out of Cordoba for 2 hrs and it is nothing but crops for as far as you can see in every direction other than a couple of small towns along the way. The amount of doves, are insane. Tons of crop damage just like our feral hogs.


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Re: 6,704 doves killed in one day [Re: Elkhunter49] #6264977 04/18/16 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: Elkhunter49
In many places in South America these are crop depredation hunts to minimize the damage the millions and millions of dove to local crops each year.


That sheds a different light. Hope that's the way it worked.


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My old man went this past year and we are going this year, I'm pretty pumped up about it.

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Originally Posted By: Elkhunter49
In many places in South America these are crop depredation hunts to minimize the damage the millions and millions of dove to local crops each year.



This ^^^^^


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cost ---- I cant give you a breakdown, but in general, flying out of DFW to Buenos Aries, spent 2 days there, then fly to somewhere else,, I dont remember where, spent 3 days at the hunting camp (or whatever you call it) and back to DFW ---- total cost was around $9,000.

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Originally Posted By: dune2218
cost ---- I cant give you a breakdown, but in general, flying out of DFW to Buenos Aries, spent 2 days there, then fly to somewhere else,, I dont remember where, spent 3 days at the hunting camp (or whatever you call it) and back to DFW ---- total cost was around $9,000.

but you didn't bring any dove home?


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Argentina is truly amazing. I went with a group 7 or 8 back in 2006. In 4 and a half days the group totaled just over 65,000 dove. It was a slow day if you shot 400-500 and most averaged 1500-3000 per day. My trip total was 10,040 and that was taking it easy on the last day. We went in may while it was hot here and winter down there. We even hunted while it was snowing one day. Until you go, nobody believes what it is like there.

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