Tucumán is the newest frontier in dove hunting in Argentina, with what appears to be virtually endless shooting. Tucumán Lodge encompasses over 120.000 acres, and by maintaining modern management techniques, we’ve become the only outfitters in the area that offer superb hunting all year long. In addition- we shoot right on the lodge property, so once you get here, drives are as short as they get!
Dove hunting season runs all year round, but the locations vary according to the harvest time. From March until June, the highest volume of doves is found mostly on the feedlots and fields where the corn harvest took place, where the doves have temporary roost areas. In early June the doves return to their usual roost area with over 40 thousand hectares of forest, where they find important rivers that allow them to stay for a long period, until late February.
To get to Tucumán Lodge there are daily direct flights from many U.S. or European cities to Buenos Aires (Ezeiza Intl. Airport – EZE). From EZE hunters will need to make a connection to TUC or RHD airport (both airports are 2 hr. flight) or transfer to the Domestic airport Jorge Newbery – AEP (40’ to 1 hr. drive), and connect there to TUC or RHD. Once at the lodge, you are conveniently close to terrific dove fields with drives on average no more than 30 minutes to the shooting fields.
Tucumán Lodge is located in the province of the same name, in northern Argentina, 88 miles (143 km) south of the Tucumán Airport (TUC); or 50 miles (80km) southwest of the Termas de Río Hondo (RHD) Airport. The driving time from Tucumán Airport to the lodge is 1 hr. and 45 minutes by paved road or 1 hour from Río Hondo Airport.
Nicknamed ‘’The Garden of the Republic’’, the province of Tucumán is one of the most productive agricultural areas in the country. In addition, its temperate weather and excellent roost conditions create a perfect storm to produce an overwhelming dove population that grows constantly, creating the best dove shooting in the world.
Morning will begin with a wake-up call, approximately an hour before departure time. Breakfast will be served shortly thereafter, with everything from waffles to Eggs Benedict, all made to order. Then it is off to the vehicles for the shooting day.
You will shoot until noon each day, then return to the lodge for an incredible asado lunch, where you will enjoy Argentina’s wonderful beef and superb wines. After lunch, and a short siesta, hunters will again begin their afternoon hunt around 3 to 4pm.
Depending on the time of the year, evening hunts last until 6:00 to 7:30pm, after which you will return to the lodge, where you will be met with cocktails and appetizers, followed by a delicious dinner and time to relax.
– Day 1: Arrival at Tucumán Airport (TUC), direct transfer to the shooting field (1:45-hour drive), shooting and lunch depending on schedule, nap and afternoon dove shooting, return to the lodge for cocktails/dinner, and overnight stay.
– Day 2: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch/nap, afternoon dove shooting, cocktails/dinner, and overnight stay.
– Day 3: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch/nap, afternoon dove shooting, cocktails/dinner, and overnight stay.
– Day 4: Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch and afternoon departure to Tucumán Airport (TUC) for the return flight home.
Our kitchens come to life through the use of fresh, locally sourced meats and produce. By combining these elements, we create delicious flavors and varied textures that harbor hidden stories and package traditions on each plate. A top-notch team of experienced national and international chefs, trained in both classic and avant-garde culinary techniques will prepare your meals, with an artisan’s touch.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – in our lodges, it consists of choices going from local free-range eggs benedict, fresh-baked bread and pastries, and organic & healthy foods – we change the options daily to keep things fresh.
Dinner menus, influenced by the earthiness of the surrounding landscape, will be enjoyed in our beautifully designed dining room and each day you will enjoy an outdoor lunch experience, where chefs prepare every dish from scratch to be served at a minute’s notice. Freshness is paramount and the flavor is key.
Our famed Argentine beef comes from Aberdeen Angus and Hereford steers, grass-fed, from our Pampas. We carefully select our suppliers, guaranteeing the highest quality, flavor, and tenderness of our meat. All of our inspired lunch and dinner menus are paired with some of Argentina’s—and the world’s—best wines; Bodega Catena Zapata.
In addition to our focus on fresh food with organic origins, we also celebrate our Argentine heritage with a wine partnership that brings truly world-class wines to our lodges. Our wide selection of finest wines, the best Argentine malbec from our region in Mendoza, and a large variety of other grape selections, are served by a prepared team. We feel that the food we present and the wines we serve should mirror the sporting opportunities we offer—and be the very best available. While our vast country offers many options for traditional activities such as riding, hunting, eating good meats, and drinking good wines, we have chosen to blend fine food and outdoor activity at an even higher level.
Rates fluctuate between $750 and $850 per person per night. These rates are flexible based on the month of the season, number of hunters in the group, and lodge availability— please CONTACT US for an accurate quote.
* Non-hunters: $350 per person per night
* Hunting Licenses: $70 per person per day
* Gun Rental: $110 per person p/day