Pioneers Since 1982 – History & Tradition
Experience matters. At David Denies we’re proud to provide the kind of unmatched expertise that stems from more than 40 years of pioneering bird hunting in South America. Born in the legendary province of Córdoba, in central Argentina, our longstanding relationship with the land and its quarry ensures hunting success—time and time again.
True Wild Bird Hunting, With Short Drives
Our competitors often rely on growing crops and over-managing game to artificially hold birds on-site, resulting in a canned environment that doesn’t offer a true hunting experience. At David Denies, we take a different approach. Instead of planting crops, we invest in prime parcels of land that naturally attract birds year-round. So, whether you’re hunting in northern Argentina or the rolling slopes of Uruguay, all of our hunting grounds are just a short drive away from our lodges. This means you can experience hunting the way it’s supposed to be, with wild doves flying naturally and freely. When it comes to providing an authentic and unforgettable hunting experience, nobody does it better than us.
Customized Hunts in varied environments
David Denies controls more land than most outfitters in the region—more than 250,000 acres of unmatched dove habitat across diverse landscapes in the province of Córdoba alone. When you factor in the additional hundreds of thousands of acres in Santiago del Estero, Tucumán, and Uruguay, the total amount of land is hard to fathom. More room to roam gives wingshooters a distinct advantage by making year-round high-volume hunting a reality. In addition, access to select leases across varied terrain allows us to provide “customized” hunts. Test your skills by targeting high birds and/or crossing birds almost any time of the year. And you’ll never have to drive too far to find the action.
For more than 40 years, discerning hunters have chosen David Denies for a boutique experience. Our dove-hunting lodges stand out due to the individual nature of the grounds and unique architecture you’ll find at each lodge. Estancias are rooted in history and defined by elegance. Sophisticated menus are crafted by top Argentine chefs. Wine cellars brim with infinite selections, and unparalleled service is our everyday promise to you. Styled by astute sportsmen, our lodges are equipped to provide the best service and sport in the industry.
Best Field Experience
At David Denies our goal is to provide bird hunting experiences that exceed your expectations. In order to deliver, that means giving you the very best guides and field staff year in and year out. Professionalism is a company hallmark, and when you combine good people with exceptional shooting it’s a recipe for a better field experience. We also bring everything you may need, everyday. From back-up guns to chairs and hammocks, flatware and tented lunches, we make certain your time in the field is truly special. You won’t find better shooting in South America, but with David Denies, it’s the camaraderie and seamless day-to-day excursions that’ll keep you coming back.
Personalized and Flexible Shooting Trips
With so many lodges in different regions and two countries, you might think we are too large, or that you will get lost in a shuffle of dove shooters? Nothing could be further from the truth. We operate small parties at small lodges every month of the year, so you are shooting and dining with family and friends- the way shooting trips are supposed to be! Further, having geographical diversity, gives great flexibility-in the unlikely event of a drought, or flood, or if the birds just pick up and leave for a time due to a change in farming practices- rest assured that we have the ability to shuffle the cards and get you right where you need to be- under the birds. Just another reason to make David Denies your dove outfitter of choice.
Because we make a living here, we feel compelled to give back to the resource as well as to the people who make this region special. To that end, we’re committed to protecting these properties to ensure a bright future. We support foundations like the María de la Esperanza Mission through financial means and by helping feed more than 800 children daily at the six community centers we helped build. In addition, we back healthcare service initiatives for underprivileged people in the remote areas of Córdoba. It’s the least we can do. Our aim is to continue doing more.
Great people make for a cherished hunting experience. At David Denies our hand-selected staff members are like family. Guides are career professionals. Lodge managers live and breathe a lifestyle rooted in wingshooting excellence. From the friendly smiles of our housekeeping team to renowned chefs in our cutting-edge kitchens, you’ll see the same faces year in and year out. Why? Because we truly love what we do.