Dove Shooting in Córdoba- The Perfect Time to Visit Us
I thought this information from our outstanding staff in Cordoba might prove very handy if you are planning to visit us in Argentina. This information separates the year into quarters, and they are all perfect times for shooting!
We can separate our hunting season into four different seasonal times:
Perfect Time #1: 15 March to 15 June- The Flatlands”
Weather: this is our autumn, and while we can have some rain in March, April, and early May it is rarely more than a day or two of rain per month. Then our dry season begins.
Doves: during “The Flatlands” we find a high concentration of low-flying birds feeding or in temporary roosts. We can see high birds depending on the wind and how far we are located from the feeding or roosting areas. The main reason the birds fly this way at this time of year is because they are following the combines which are harvesting sorghum, soy bean, and corn. During this time of year we also shoot feed lots and water holes where the birds gather to eat and drink. Driving distances from Pica Zuro are from 30 minutes up to 1 hour. From La Dormida, about 20 to 45 minutes.
Perfect Time #2: 15 June to 15 July- “The Transition, Head for the Hills”
Weather: Cold in the morning, comfortable in the evening; blue skies every day with a predominant south wind.
Doves: A combination of low and high-flying birds depending on where we find the better shooting conditions (flatlands or hills).This time of year is what we call our winter transition, and it only lasts a month. We continue to hunt the flats and we start hunting the hills as well, depending on the flight pattern of the doves that day. Driving distances from Pica Zuro will be 20-45 minutes, unless we are lucky enough to be able to use the field right next to Pica Zuro which is only 5 minutes away, that can be “red hot” at times and makes for a nice bonus. Driving distance from La Dormida: 20 minutes.
Perfect Time #3: 15 July through 15 February-”The Glorious Hills”
Weather: This season includes the end of our winter, the entire spring,and part of our summer-almost half our year. For the end of our winter and most of our spring we experience mild blue skies with easterly winds. The tail end of this block is our summer when we experience some tropical showers late in the day with a predominantly northern wind. Temperatures 65-95F.
Doves: We can present every bird in the book during this broad time of year, from sky scraping high doves, to low and slow birds perfecrt for beginners-and all flying at every possible angle. We are situated in the hills daily at this time of year, and we can use our location to our advantage to produce just about any hunt a client or a group might prefer. If shooters want low birds we hunt the ridges, and if they want high doves we go deep into the valleys. We also hunt a vast array of local farms, which provide a nice variation from day to day. The driving distance from Pica Zuro ranges 15-35 minutes. La Dormida is about 25 minutes.
Perfect Time #4: 15 February to 15 of March-”In Transition”
Weather: Sunny and dry with some occasional light showers.
Doves: A combination of the hills and flat shooting with the best hunts occurring early in the morning and after 3pm until sun down at 8pm. Much like our June/July hunting, this season is short because the birds will stop hatching due to the lack of food and start staying in temporary roosts in the flats close to the production areas. It is the opposite movement from our June/July hunt in that we are now moving from the hills back to the flats, two great hunts per day, often with a long lunch and time for a nap at midday. Beautiful, warm weather. Driving distance from Pica Zuro varies from 15-45 minutes and La Dormida averages 25 minutes.
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Hope to see you in the dove field soon!!