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Hunting for Dove

The eared dove (Zenaida auriculata) is a New World dove. It is a resident breeder throughout South America from Colombia to southern Argentina and Chile, and on the offshore islands from the Grenadines southwards. It may be a relatively recent colonist of Tobago and Trinidad. It appears to be partially migratory, its movements driven by food supplies.

The eared dove is 24 cm (9.4 in) long with a long wedge-shaped tail, and weighs normally about 112 g (4.0 oz). Adult males have mainly olive-brown upper part plumage, with black spots on the wings. The head has a grey crown, black line behind the eye, and the blue-black on the lower ear coverts. These black markings give the species its English and specific name. The underparts are vinous, and the tail is tipped with cinnamon. The bill is black and the legs dark red.

Eared doves provide the last big-bag shooting experience in the world. There are reckoned to be more than 23 million of these doves in the fields around Cordoba in northern Argentina, and recent estimates put the figure in the 32 million range. It is not unknown for a single gun to shoot 1000 birds in a day.

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Dove Become a Reality 

We have five decades of experience and our services are free. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give our team a call! Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our fishing experts. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

Ask The Expert


Senior Program Manager

Specializes in South America wingshooting and Mongolia fishing programs.


Department Manager

Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.


UK Managing Director


Sporting Travel Specialist

Destinations

River Plate Wingshooting – 5 Feather Program

Mixed-bag hunt from 2 classic estancias in La Pampa and Buenos Aires provinces

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River Plate Wingshooting - Entre Rios

Argentina’s best duck and dove combos located only 3 hours from Buenos Aires

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Montaraz Lodge

Decoyed pigeons easily combined with volume Cordoba dove shooting

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Cordoba Lodge

Fiscally minded, volume dove shooting in Las Penas, Cordoba Province

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Uruguay Lodge

Mixed bag – Perdiz Over Dogs, Doves and Puddle Ducks – Rio Negro, Uruguay

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Los Crestones Lodge

Mixed bag shooting less than 2 hours from the heart of Buenos Aires, Argentina

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La Dormida Lodge

Offers year-round dove shooting at a small venue in Córdoba Province, Argentina

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El Monte Lodge

Located in the province of San Luis, Argentina – Doves and pigeons

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San Juan Lodge

Mixed Bag-Volume Dove, Perdiz Over Setters and Decoyed Pigeon-Paysandu, Uruguay

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Estancia La Bellaca

Uruguayan costal decoyed pigeons, perdiz over pointers and mixed bag shooting

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Pica Zuro Lodge

The lodge that started it all; the first in Cordoba Province, Argentina

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