Dove Hunting Uruguay
Uruguay dove hunting adventures are more than just high volume dove shooting. It is experiencing Uruguay culture, enjoying the taste of Uruguay food and wine, and doing good for people that need the basics of food. Lastly, doves in Uruguay are damaging to the valuable crops on the farms and dove hunters make a huge dent in saving the crops that many families as well as the economy of Uruguay rely on for success.
Many like to combine the Uruguay dove hunt with Upland hunting, and you can out of the same lodge in Uruguay. Los Gauchos Outfitters provides the best of both. Perdiz hunting season in Uruguay is May through August. The dove hunting takes place in several dove fields with roosts and the doves do fly all day.
Upland hunting is close by in short grass fields with dogs that are Upland trained - making this an enjoyable hunt for all shooters.
Why is Uruguay so good for dove hunting or does it compare to Argentina dove hunting? Yes, the doves are birds that enjoy setting up their roosts in trees near water and food. So the eastern part of Uruguay with sunflower, sorghum, and soy fields provide a perfect home for endless volumes of doves. Read more about the frequently asked questions about Uruguay duck - dove hunting.
Uruguay dove hunting has been a wingshooting sport popular in Argentina - however, Uruguay is the small country right beside Argentina and LARGE when it comes to dove volumes and hunting opportunities.
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We have so many clients who like Uruguay so much, they simply will never return to Argentina. Uruguay dove hunting offers similar shooting opportunities ....Purists will claim that there are more birds flying in the sky in Cordoba, but the bottom line is this: How fast can you reload your gun? One can easily shoot three cases of shells dove hunting in Uruguay, so how much better can it get?
We have Uruguay dove hunting properties that are only 1:45 minutes from Montevideo's Carrasco International Airport--and that is a non-stop from Miami. Los Gauchos offer another luxury lodge that is about 3 hours from MVD and offers high volume dove hunting as well as dorado fishing from October to April OR Perdiz hunting from May to August. So come enjoy the millions of doves but get a taste of what Uruguay has to offer in Upland hunting and fishing.
Compare that to a connection to Cordoba through Santiago, Chile--or with an airport transfer in Buenos Aires. The choice will be very clear. Uruguay is the bird hunter's choice. It's the future of bird hunting in South America.
Los Gauchos has several dove hunting lodges and Uruguay dove hunting is not complete without the asado barbecue lunch, the background of the gauchos, and the doves that fill the sky and keep your shotgun hot from loading and reloading. Dove hunting in Uruguay will be the challenge shooting you like without worrying about where the birds are. The volume is high, and the best way to describe Uruguay dove hunting is to pack your bag and head down to Uruguay.
Now, with the volume of doves in Uruguay - one would wonder what happens to the birds. Los Gauchos makes sure the birds are collected and donated to local farm towns and communities where they provide food for schools and entire towns.
and find out how you can have us make arrangements for your next dove hunting vacation--to Uruguay or Argentina. We specialize in custom itineraries to both countries that will meet your expectations and fall into your budget.
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Uruguay Dove Hunting Equipment
The most popular dove hunting shotgun for this type of shooting is a 20 ga. Many guests choose to bring both autoloaders and double guns—alternating between the two, or preferring to use one for upland hunting and the other for dove. We have shotshells available for 12, 20 and 28 ga. Due to the extremely limited availability of .410 shotgun shells in Uruguay, we recommend leaving these guns at home. Uruguay does allow 2 guns to enter the country. Los Gauchos Outfitters will provide the form to complete and it must be sent back to us at least 20 days prior to arrival. Dove hunting at this high volume is nice when you have your favorite shotgun!
Uruguay Dove Hunting Lodges
Our Uruguay dove hunting accommodations are located in deluxe estancias/hotels. Los Gauchos hunts on over 10,000 acres of sunflower fields in the western part of Uruguay.
Los Gauchos Outfitters has 2 lodges-estancias for the Uruguay dove hunting trips. Estancia Elena is a historic estancia that is part of Uruguay's history. Located just 2 hours from Montevideo and about 40 minutes from the port of Colonia, Estancia Elena is operated by a professional wingshooting guide that has access to thousands of acres of excellent dove roosts.
The Mercedes Lodge is an extremely nice lodge with dove fields just outside the door (longest "drive" time to the roosts - about 12 minutes). Mercedes Lodge offers Uruguay dove hunting and dorado fishing from October to April. You can opt for excellent upland hunting May - June - July along with dove shooting.
Dove Hunting in Uruguay
Uruguay is located in South America, and follows traditional South American culture in many ways, but in many other respects, it might as well be a little European country tucked away in Central Europe…like Luxembourg. Wing shooting this small country is done in a grand manner, and has a very different flavor than other dove hunting destinations such as: Mexico, Bolivia, or Argentina.
For example, when one thinks of great South American dove hunting, there is usually only one destination that comes to mind: Cordoba, Argentina. Uruguay has great dove hunting that is on par with Cordoba, but with some big differences, like the ability to break the dove hunting monotony with decoyed pigeon shooting, and Perdiz hunting (when in season).
You have to pace yourself, once you're swinging the gun recklessly instead of methodically, it's time to put the shotgun down and have a cold drink and relax. You never have to worry about the birds running out down here being out of the action for a few minutes is not stressful, it's a welcome reprieve.
If this sounds like fun to you, contact Los Gauchos Outfitters for the dove hunting trip of a lifetime.
These guys are professional, reasonably priced, and will just flat out put you on the birds.
When the day is over, you?ll be ready for a stiff drink and an even stronger massage. I found the massage therapists at the hunting lodges to be an absolute necessity. The way my body felt, it was not a luxury, it was indeed a necessity, the massage that is.
I shot with a 20 gauge, and cannot even imagine hunting doves with a 12 gauge down here. The recoil from a 12gauge would simply be too much. Sure there are a few guys that use them to knock down the really high birds, but they're in a class all their own.
So bring you're A-game, and a lot of Advil, and get ready to have the time of your life. It's certainly the most fun you can have with a shotgun.
The stories you hear? They're all true! Thousand bird days are easily achievable by an average wing shooter, if one is motivated enough.
Are you going to spend a few dollars on shotgun shells? You bet you will!
But Los Gauchos Outfitters accepts credit cards, and it will be the best money you've ever spent while hunting. You'll never get another opportunity to shoot birds like this, unless you come back next year-like I will be.
Shooting skills and stamina aside, I admit that I'm lucky. I'm lucky to be able to come to Argentina and Uruguay every year. Is it because I'm rich - hardly.
But this is one trip that I'm going to budget and save all my pennies for, and come Hell or high water, I'll be here. Life's too short, and this is just too much fun!