Pigeon Shooting in Argentina

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Shooting pigeons & doves in Argentina’s Tucuman and Catamarca provinces testing your shooting skills, with outstanding Wingshooting, large numbers of pigeons and doves blessed our hunting areas. Providing you with a new hunting area (Tucuman/Catamarca) organised at Alijilan Lodge, where the volume of doves and pigeons is three times that of Cordoba at certain times of the year.

Pigeons are a constant pest for farmers in Argentina, so the shooting season is open all year. Many places have nesting colonies with vast numbers of breeding birds, and pigeons are continuously flying to farmland to feed on the crops all day. There is no bag limit on an Argentinian pigeon shoot, and the limiting factor to the numbers of clients shooting the next morning is that of a sore shoulder. You often shoot 750 to 1,000 shots per day if you want! Small fast flying doves are shot while passing through, but decoys are occasionally used to bring in pigeons, which are slightly smaller than our wood pigeons.

We can organise high volume pigeon shooting with variable levels of luxury Estancia’s With meals, and yet they all have one common element: the pigeon shooting is nothing short of spectacular!

Pigeon shooting in Argentina 2023

Pigeon shooting in Argentina: Trip Profile

5 Days - 6 nights
Pigeons & Doves
group size
UK Departure
Alijilan Lodge
Food & Drink
all inclusive

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Pigeon shooting in Argentina: Overview

Pursue two types of native pigeons in Argentina, first being Picazuro, a sizable pigeon with a purply grey Fish scale neck with a silvery dove like body. It flies with distinctive black flight feathers and pale grey wing-bars. They are fast and difficult to hunt, experienced hunters regard the Picazuro as a sporting bird is on par with the South African rock pigeon, grouse, or partridges.

The second kind of pigeon hunted is the Spot-Winged pigeon, which is larger than a dove but not as large as the Picazuro. It’s also a sporting game bird that can be decoyed, and it’s common around orchards and groves, as well as in conventional agricultural Arable settings.

Our market leading pigeon shooting venue, Alijilan Lodge, is the only lodge in South America devoted specifically to the hunting of these sporting pigeons. The estancia’s simplistic modest but modern building steeped in history is set within beautiful Argentinian surrounding, feel comfortable within these surrounds from the minute you arrive. Alijilan offers pigeon shooting in the mornings as well as the afternoons. This mixed bag hunts combining dove and pigeon shooting are found 30 minutes from our Córdoba dove shooting lodges, extremely popular with many of our return clients and teams.

The pigeon shooting season is from 1st March to the 30th of October to be precise”.

Eared Doves do not migrate in and around Córdoba, and huge flocks fly constantly from their roosting woods to arable feeding fields. Eared Doves known as palomas Dorada’s in Argentina because of the glistening feathers that appear on occasion in their plumage.

More north, in Bolivia, near the vast soy and sorghum plantations encompass Santa Cruz de la Sierra, dove shooting is more seasonal, beginning in May and ending in September, with large flocks returning to Argentina to pillage the grain crops.

Locals claim that Eared Doves, as they are known in Guarani, were quite rare in these areas a couple of decades ago. This not only shows the Eared Dove’s resilience, but also helps explain how the profound contribution of producing massive new agricultural production farming areas has increased dove populations.

Average Weather Temperatures

The hot season runs from November 14 to March 14 and has an average daily high temperature of 27°C or higher. January is the warmest month of the year, with an average daily high temperature of 29°C and low of 18°C.

The cold months lasts from May to August, with daily high temperatures averaging less than 19°C. July is the coldest month of the year, with a night time lows of 5°C and a daytime highs of 17°C.

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Argentinian pigeon shooting: Itinerary

  • check-in 3 hours beforehand at terminal 5, London Heathrow at 18:30-Saturday: British Airways-BA245.
  • check-in 4 hours beforehand at terminal 5, London Heathrow at 17:30 departures with a Firearm to Buenos Aires with BA245
  • BA245 departure times 21:30 UK local time
  • BA245 landing at Buenos Aires International Airport at 8:25am local time.


  • Buenos Aires airport customs gun assistance service representative ($140 paid in cash) will meet you at arrivals and escort you to your airport transfer vehicle to the Lodge, Alternatively should you be carrying a firearm you will be escorted to the local airport SAPS police station on-site at arrivals to  complete your import export permit for your firearm taking approximately one hour, you will then be escorted to your overland airport transfer vehicle or internal connecting flight.


  • A 2 hour internal flight from Buenos Aires airport to Tucuman Airport


  • Arrival at Alijilan Lodge and  check-in  at approximately 7PM.


  • Evening meal will be  served from 8.30 PM


  • Drinks served at the bar with open seating area.
  • American style breakfast is served at 6.30am  
  • Early morning pigeon & dove shooting in Tucuman starts at 8. AM 
  • Traditional infield Argentinian barbecue at lunch time around 12.30
  • Afternoon pigeon shooting in starts at  around 1.30pm and concludes at 5pm
  • Arrive back at the Lodge between 5.30- 6pm just in time for a shower and relaxation before your evening meal served at 8.30 PM
  • Drinks served at the bar with open seating area until late.
  • Departure in the early hours of the morning  from the lodge.
  • Internal flight from Tucuman airport to Buenos Aires airport with flights departing from around 7 am. 
  • Arrive at Buenos Aires  International departures terminal.
  • B244 departure time Buenos Aires International Airport at 1525 local time.
  • BA244 landing at London Heathrow Airport at 7.30 AM (UK) local time.

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