Experienced hunters say that pigeon hunting is one of the most underrated activities in the wingshooting world. At Montaraz pigeon lodge, a David Denies property, the pigeon shooting trips include ample numbers of decoying birds, top guides, Argentine cuisine and wines.
Picazuro pigeons decoy from vast distances only to vanish at the slightest hint of a concealed shooter.
Montaraz is an Argentine estancia of rich Spanish influence, which offers eight en-suite bedrooms.
Decoyed pigeon hunts are offered in a 50-mile square radius of the lodge. With over 60 shooting fields, ample agriculture and roosts ensure good populations for strong shooting. The mechanized pigeon carousel draws distant birds with mesmerizing efficiency.
This classic estancia is an architectural jewel that was built in the second half of the 17th century. The elegantly restored estancia is tastefully decorated in a colonial style. It offers 8 en-suite bedrooms, living room, dining room, fully-stocked wine-cellar and complimentary bar.
Ear and eye protection are a must. Beretta, Benelli and Browning shotguns are available to rent at the lodge. Due to Argentine regulation bringing guns is not suggested; however it is possible. Cartridge prices, further gear recommendations and trip details are provided in our pre-trip document.
Guests can enjoy a trek in the surrounding countryside and explore the lake overlooked by the Estanica, horseback ride, play tennis on the groomed clay court, enjoy historical tours and shopping trips to Cordoba, or play a round of golf at La Cumbre Golf course just 40 minutes away.
There are numerous international and domestic flights, arriving/departing nearby Córdoba City International. Frontiers has a number of bulk and contract coach or business rates available. Shooters are generally in the field on the afternoon of arrival.
The 2015 season operates May 1-September 15.
$830 per night for hunters
$450 per night for non-hunters
$65 per day–hunting licenses