Our destination in Western Uruguay offers consistent decoyed pigeon shooting year round! The pigeons are hunted over static and motion decoys in crop fields, and picked up with trained Retrievers. Once you get a taste of this unique style of decoyed shooting, you will be hooked.
Los Gauchos offers a NEW Uruguay pigeon hunting destination in the famed beach resort of Punta del Este. A prime vacation spot and add to it - excellent pigeon shooting. You have the perfect place for the family, non bird hunters and bird hunting fanatics.
All will love the Uruguay Pigeon Lodge in Punta del Este with Los Gauchos Outfitters.
We have several other hunting locations that offer a variety of accommodation packages that will cater to every taste and budget: 4 star, 4.5 star, and 5 star.
The shooting is high volume, and the birds are a challenge for even a master class sporting clays shot?it takes a lot of shot to bring them down, and they are gifted aerobatic flyers?much more challenging than Argentina doves.
Decoying Pigeons will test the skills of even the best shooter..."
Our guests can expect to shoot 5 to 15 boxes of shells on a typical outing. Shooters are concealed in well-camouflaged ground hunting blinds, that resemble duck blinds, in the middle of the crop fields; and just like ducks do, the pigeons decoy easily into the mix.
However, unlike ducks, the pigeons are tougher to hit. The do not fly in straight lines, but instead fly in jagged bounces like a dove, but worse?and they are hard to bring down unless your shot is spot on, or the bird is shot at very close range.
Pigeon Hunts Uruguay
Pigeon hunting in Uruguay is in some ways easier than hunting other types of Uruguay birds. Unlike Perdiz, pigeons don't explode suddenly out of the brush 10 feet in front of you. You generally see them coming, or going, over decoys to get a good shot.
Pigeon Hunting Uruguay
The pigeon hunts begin at approximately 8:30 AM?so there is no early rising, waders, water, or cold weather to contend with?it is a gentleman's hunt all the way. You will shoot as fast as possible on the many, many flights that will continue until well into the afternoon.
The Lodge: La Tany
There are several hunting lodge options for this hunt: a traditional estancia, or a European family owned resort -hotel. Pigeon shooters can choose from two different variations?see our price list. Both are close to the shooting areas, and the choice is strictly a personal one?the pigeon shooting is the same regardless of where one stays.