As you approach Tucumán Lodge, you’ll immediately sense the endless potential for an unforgettable dove hunting experience. Nestled within 120,000 acres of pristine Argentine fields, Tucumán Lodge offers superb hunting year-round, with modern management techniques that ensure high-volume dove shooting. Best of all, we shoot right on the lodge property, so you can enjoy the shortest drives ensuring more time in the field. Our newly built lodge features six large bedrooms, each with two queen-sized beds and private bathrooms. After an exhilarating day of shooting, you’ll enjoy the spectacular facilities. Groups of eight or more can book the entire lodge, making Tucumán Lodge the perfect escape for private parties.
Surrounded by fields of shooting excellence, the newly-built colonial-style lodge offers contemporary style and exceptional comfort and functionality while honoring traditional ranch life in the area. Located at the heart of the lodge, the open-plan dining room and living room are complemented by an adjacent bar. After a busy day in the dove fields, guests can unwind in the inviting plunge pool or cozy up by the adjacent fire pit in the main courtyard. These spaces often become the focal point of lodge life, offering a relaxing respite from the fast-paced days.
The lodge features six large bedrooms, situated in tranquil buildings that flank either side of the main lodge. Each bedroom boasts two queen-sized beds, vaulted ceilings, air conditioning, hotel-quality amenities, and a private bathroom.
Besides the terrific shooting, the main attraction of Tucumán Lodge is privacy for small parties, something rarely found elsewhere in dove shooting. Groups of eight or more can book the entire lodge (up to 12). The distant views of the Cocha Mountains and the sights and sounds of being on a working ranch add a particular charm to your stay. It all combines to make Tucumán Lodge a must-see for serious dove shooters looking to make a significant dent in Argentina’s prolific doves.
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.
Many of our guests find renting guns from the lodge they are visiting to be an easier solution than applying for consular permits and traveling with their own shotguns. It's easy to rent a gun from the lodge. We have a good selection of guns that are appropriate for the destination at each lodge. Just browse the gun rack until you find a gun that you like. Then, the lodge manager or your guide will note the specific number of the rental gun. That gun will be yours for the duration of your stay. However, you are welcome to change guns along the way and try something different if you wish. You are only charged for one rental so you can switch guns if you wish. We want you to shoot a gun you are comfortable and effective with! You will settle up for the rental at the end of your stay when you are charged for shells and other expenses.
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.
Season 2023/24 – All year round
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: $130 per person p/day