DOVE HUNTING FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Based on our hunting experience we have gathered these frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions or you think there is some important content missing on this page please contact us and we will provide you with further information and update these dove hunting FAQs accordingly.
- What is the limit on Doves per day?
- Can I bring Doves or Pigeons back home?
- What happens to the Doves/Pigeons I shoot?
- Is Argentina a safe place?
- What is the Currency exchange rate?
- Are VISA’s or permits required for this trip?
- Do I need any vaccine?
- Do I need a hunting license?
- How is the weather like? What kind of clothing do I need to take?
- Do the guides speak English?
- Is the hunt guided?
- Are there any hunting safety recomendations?
- What should i bring to my trip?
There is no limit !! They are considered an agricultural pest. Approximately 25 % of the crops are lost to these birds. In the Cordoba region alone there are over 35 million doves.
Yes, however going through U.S. Customs with them can be a problem. Sometimes resulting in having to dispose of them prior to re-entering the country. If you still desire to attempt to bring some home, be sure to bring a cooler with you.
As many as you like will be prepared for you to eat. The rest are given away to the birdboys and local families. They are not wasted.
The government has recently gone through changes in an effort to stabilize the economy. The efforts appear to be working. Throughout the country it is business as usual in Argentina is a Democracy. At no times on my trips have I felt unsafe. However we always take reasonable precautions. We like to keep honest people honest.
The value of the Argentina Peso fluctuates. Lately it has been approximately 4 peso’s to one U.S. Dollar. Personal purchases can be made in local stores and paid for with U.S. Dollars. The store keepers will calculate the exchange rate for you. However change will be made to you in peso’s. Credit cards are also taken at many stores.
Gun permits will be obtained when we arrive in Argentina at the Customs Agent. If you are a US, Australian or Canadian citizen, you will need to pay a reciprocity fee before you enter Argentina. This fee may vary depending on your nationality.
No, fortunately Argentina is an epidemic free country and hunting places are extremely safe.
Yes. Nevertheless, we take care of all the paperwork before your arrival. For this reason, we need for you to send us prior to your arrival the hunters full name and his passport number.
The climate in March, April and May is moderate, with temperatures ranging between 59°F and 83°F. Light garments for the day and warmer clothes for mornings and evenings are recommended. In June, July and August, the climate can be quite cool with temperatures ranging between 32°F and 68°F. Therefore, warm garments are suggested. For all season, we specially recommend raincoats, waterproof boots and camouflage clothing. For duck shooting, waders are required. For pigeon and dove hunting, shoulder pads, earplugs, and protection goggles are recommended .
In our staff, we have highly qualified interpreters, who will be with you at all times.
Absolutely; the hunters will be joined at all times by a professional guide and by the owner (Nacho) who will assist you during your whole journey (airport, hunting fields, lodge, transportation, etc.) They will also join you if you want to go sightseeing, shopping, etc.
Yes, please allways keep in mind the folowings:
- Always treat the gun as loaded.
- Never have a loaded gun except when hunting.
- Always make sure that the barrel and action are clear of obstructions.
- Always carry your gun so dig you can control the direction of the muzzle, even if you stumble.
- Always keep the safety on until the gun is brought to shoulder.
- Always make sure your target is a dove and your backstop is not a hunter or a dog.
- Never point a gun at anything you do not want to shoot.
- Never leave guns or ammunition within reach of children or careless adults.
- Never climb trees or fences with a loaded gun.
- Never shoot at a flat, hard surface or water.
- Never drink alcohol or take other mood-altering drugs before or during a hunt.
We recomend you to check out the folowing gear list:
- Shoulder Pad: A good quality strap-on shooting pad such as those made by PAST may be purchased at Cabelas for less than $30.00. You will be very happy that you brought this.
- Shooting Gloves: One or two pair of quality leather shooting gloves. These not only protect your hands from the intense heat of your gun barrel(s) but also save wear and tear due to loading hundreds of cartridges into your gun(s) every day.
- Hearing Protection: Due to the large amount of shooting you will be doing, quality ear plugs and/or earphone hearing protectors are a MUST. Many hunters opt to wear both earplugs and earphones.
- Shooting Glasses: Depending upon the weather, you will want the option of clear and tinted lenses.
- Hunting Clothes: Either camo or natural colors with emphasis on green shades.
- Hunting hat or cap with a visor:
- Shell Pouch: A trap or skeet style belt pouch that holds at least 50 loose shells.
- Comfortable Footwear: Leather boots are best for most conditions.
- Light Jacket / Rain Poncho: It never hurts to be well prepared.
- Soft Gun Case: To transport firearms to and from the field.
- Gun Cleaning Kit:
- Spare Gun Parts: Firing pins, firing pin springs, extractors, bolt links, gas seals (as for Remington 1100s). As parts are not generally available in Argentina, this is very cheap insurance. If in doubt, ask your gunsmith which parts he commonly replaces on your model(s) of gun. Due to the volume of shooting you will be doing, spare parts are recommended for new as well as old guns. We are adept at repairing most common models in the field.
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