Dove Hunting in Argentina

Why Dove Hunt With Rancho?
Ready to experience world-class dove hunting in a luxury setting? The dove hunting and lodging at Rancho Cristobal is second to none! Fill out our form below to begin planning your unforgettable dove shooting adventure. 
  • Year-round dove hunting season
  • Access to exclusive shooting grounds
  • Flexible packages and tailored hunts
  • No limits, high volume shooting

About the Hunt

High Volume Dove Hunting at Rancho Cristobal

The dove hunting at Rancho Cristobal is second to none and is our flagship program. With our diverse shooting locations and a variety of packages we can offer the perfect trip for anyone. Our most popular program is a 5-night stay; however, we can accommodate both longer and shorter durations.

Exciting Hunts on Dove Highways Near the Lodge

Most of our hunting is done on the “dove highways” providing the most exciting and fun type of shooting while also protecting the roosts ensuring care is taken to preserve this special resource. All hunting grounds are within an hour of the lodge, with some as close as 20 minutes.

Seasonal Hunts with Crop Rotation for Diversity

Depending on our landowner’s crop rotation schedules, seasonal harvest area hunts will be offered in addition to the regular rotation hunts. Rancho Cristobal has access to multiple types of agricultural fields increasing the options for diverse hunts.

Flexible Shooting: Multiple Locations and Paces

Multiple hunting locations means more flexibility for you and your group. Shoot at your own pace, with the freedom to return to the lodge whenever you choose, while others in your group can continue their shooting experience uninterrupted.  

Guided for Enjoyment: Expert Dove Hunting

You will be accompanied by our experienced guides on every outing, making your hunt as enjoyable as possible.

Dove Hunting Gallery

About the Lodge

While you are here for the hunting, we invite you to indulge in our exceptional amenities during your stay at our new 18,000 sq ft, lodge.

Located in Santa Fe, Argentina guests typically fly into Buenos Aires. From here our staff will pick you up and transfer you to the lodge. 

You will enjoy delicious Argentinian cuisine using locally grown ingredients – some from our very own garden prepared by our master chef. 

After your hunt relax with a dip in the pool or a cocktail and cigar at the bar. Other amenities include a fitness room, treatment room, and more.



Lodge Gallery

Dove Hunting FAQs

What is the best time of year for dove hunting?

The best time is when you are available. Dove hunting is year-round, but you may want to consider weather and other hunting availabilities when choosing a time.

How many doves can I expect to shoot in a day?

This can depend on a variety of factors such as weather conditions and individual’s shooting ability – but 1,000 a day or more is realistic.

Do I need a license for dove hunting?

We will make sure that all necessary permits and licenses are organized before you arrive.

What should I bring for the hunt?

Make sure to bring hunting clothes, eye and ear protection, comfortable hiking boots, a recoil pad, gloves, and a hat. Also any personal clothing and items you may need.

How much previous experience do I need?

No experience needed! This hunt is a perfect way to learn or improve your shooting and will also challenge any experienced shooter.

Included In Your Dove Hunt

Lodging

No extra cost for single room – Subject to availability

Open Bar

All food and beverages

Transfer

to and from the Airport in Santa Fe.

Transfer Hunting

Transfer to hunting fields.

Guide

Professional guide service and field assistants.

Payment

to landowners for hunting rights

Meet The Team

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James
Jenkinson

Owner & Manager

ricardo-fossatti

Ricardo
Fossatti

President

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Mauricio Fossatti

Head Chief

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Mauricio
Rodriguez

Head Chief

augustina

Agustina
Werro

Operations Coordinator

Other extras

House Staff & Bird Boys

Pigeon Surcharge

Pigeon Surcharge

Hunting Permit

Cordoba Pickup

Beauty Treatments

Massage

Personal Training

Spanish Lessons

Cooking Lessons

Horse riding

Archery

Golf

Water Sports

Yoga

See What Past Hunters Have Said About Rancho

Owned and operated by a vastly experienced team with over 25 years of local hunting and hospitality experience and 30 years of international experience across some of the world’s best hotels and lodges. Our team are all keen hunters and have dedicated their careers to providing the best hunting possible to our guests.


We hope to welcome you to the lodge very soon!

Dove Hunting Package Options

Complete customization of your trip is available! Below find some common packages we offer

Packages

Ultimate wingshooting

Our most popular package is a 6 day/5 night stay option

Day 1
Arrival at Santa Fe Airport typically mid morning, transfer directly to the field (1 hour drive) or to the lodge lunch depending on schedule with a late afternoon dove shoot, evening drinks and dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2
Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch and/or siesta, afternoon dove shooting, afternoon dove shoot, evening drinks and dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3
Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch, afternoon dove shooting, afternoon dove shoot, evening drinks and dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4
Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch, afternoon dove shooting, afternoon dove shoot, evening drinks and dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5
Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch and afternoon departure to Santa Fe Airport for the return flight home.

Packages

Dove hunting

For the true high volume blast!

Day 1
Arrival at Santa Fe Airport typically mid morning, transfer directly to the field (1 hour drive) or to the lodge lunch depending on schedule with a late afternoon dove shoot, evening drinks and dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2
Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch and/or siesta, afternoon dove shooting, afternoon dove shoot, evening drinks and dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3
Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch, afternoon dove shooting, afternoon dove shoot, evening drinks and dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4
Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch, afternoon dove shooting, afternoon dove shoot, evening drinks and dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5
Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch and afternoon departure to Santa Fe Airport for the return flight home.

Packages

Red Stag – Dove shooting

To experience the best shooting Argentina has to offer. Season March – July
Day 1
Arrive to Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE). We will be waiting for you and we’ll drive you to the domestic airport in BA for your connecting flight to Bahia Blanca (BHI). This is a 1-hour commercial flight. Upon arrival to Bahia Blanca we will drive you to the Lodge in la Pampa province (1hour 30 min by highway). Once at the ranch you’ll settle in, get some lunch and check rifles at the range. If time allows, you’ll hunt that afternoon.
Day 2 to 5
4 full days of big game hunting.
Day 6
We’ll drive you to the Bahia Blanca airport (BHI) to you can catch your flight to Buenos Aires connecting to Santa Fe airport (SFN) Upon arrival you will be transferred to the lodge.
Day 7 to 9
3 days high volume Dove shooting
Day 10
We can assist you with booking both the international and domestic flights as well as organize your stay in Buenos Aires if you’d like to spend a night or two there. Our bilingual hostesses can also organize city tours, take you shopping and show you around the city
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