CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST FOR PIGEON HUNTING IN ARGENTINA
There is a daily laundry service.
X 1 SHORT SLEEVED SHIRT
X 1 LONG SLEEVED SHIRT
X 2 SHORTS – LIGHT WEIGHT AND COOL
X 1 LONG LEG TROUSER – DENHAM OR COTTON
X 6 PAIRS OF SOCKS – WARM
X 1 PAIR WALKING BOOTS
X 1 PAIR GATORS LIGHT WEIGHT
X 1 PAIR OF SHOOTING GLOVES
X 1 BALACLAVA
X 1 SHOOTING HAT March to May June to August
X 1 LIGHT WEIGHT JACKET British MTP or Desert Camo
X 1 SKEET VEST/WAISTCOAT – FOR WALKING UP GAME
X 1 PAIR OF WARM THERMAL UNDER WEAR (for early mornings only not always needed)
X 1 GUN & HARD CASE, LOCKABLE, PAD LOCK OR COMBINATION – MAKE SURE
YOUR GUN IS RELIABLE AS REPAIRS ARE DIFFICULT IN SOUTH AFRICA OR
TAKE A SECOND GUN OF A DIFFERENT CALIBRE / OVER & UNDER AND SIDE BY
SIDE ARE OK.
X 1 GOOD PAIR OF SHOOTING SUN GLASSES OR SIMILAR
X 1 MEDIUM HEIGHT TRIPOD SEAT
X 1 THERMOS FLASK – SIZE MEDIUM
X 1 SUN BLOCK FACTOR FIFTY OR SIMILAR & LIP BALM
X 1 GUN SLIP – TO USE WHEN SHOOTING & SMALL CARTRIDGE BAG.
X 1 EAR PROTECTION
NB: COLOUR OF CLOTHING: DARK GREENS WILL SUFFICE; HOWEVER, LIGHT BROWNS OR
STRAW COLOURS ARE BETTER AS WINTER TIME IN SA LOOKS LIKE A HEAT WAVE IN AN
ENGLISH SUMMER, ALL THE VEGETATION HAS BEEN BURNT BY THE SUN & FROST.
Four Season’s Shooting in Argentina, Holiday Lodges are in the heart of prime Pigeon & Dove shooting arable farming lands in Alijilan and La Rosada, Tucuman being known as “The Dove & Pigeon Shooting Capital of the world”
The lodges are situated within the Tucuman province. 6 Double and twin rooms are all en suite and fitted with all the amenities to make your stay comfortable. The communal areas of the lodges have well-stocked bars, an open plan dining hall and lounging area, and outside fire pits. Typical Argentinian cuisine is served and the usual great hospitality will be offered as standard.
Tucuman airport transfers to Alijilan Lodge 90 minutes by minibus, return. (Additional surcharge for groups less than four people.)
Food & Drink
Argentine cuisine is described as a cultural blending of Mediterranean influences brought by the Spanish during the colonial period and, later, by the Italian settlers.
The people of Argentina have a reputation for their love of food. Gatherings are frequently focused on sharing a meal. In general, invitations to dinner at home are regarded as a symbol of friendship, warmth, and integration. Sunday family lunch is regarded as the most important meal of the week, with asado or pasta frequently featured.
Another distinguishing feature of Argentine cuisine is the preparation of homemade foods such as french fries, patties, and pasta to honour a special occasion, meet friends, or honour someone. Homemade food is also regarded as a means of expressing affection.
Yes, some vaccinations are advised or required for Argentina. Argentina’s National Travel Health Network and Centre, as well as the World Health Organization, recommend the following vaccinations: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, yellow fever, rabies, and tetanus.
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.
guns & ammunition
Visitors Gun permit application at Buenos Aires airport.
We will need to fill in numerous forms to apply for an Argentinian gun permit. Usually taking approximately 1 hour at Buenos Aires Airport and is quite a time-consuming procedure. Four Seasons pre-complete the necessary forms in the UK with the information you provide, saving time at Buenos Aires International Airport. (Remember to take your United Kingdom Gun Licence with you, because you will be carrying your weapons through the UK airport).
How to transport firearms to Buenos Aires.
It is compulsory for you to transport your guns in a hard case gun box with a good lock on it. These can be purchased from any gun shop or online: shotgun hard case for flying.
Shotgun hire at the lodge.
If not included within a package deal!
Available to hire: 20 bore, Beretta Urika, semi-auto 391 wooden stock, 28 inch barrel, number of guns available 20.
Benelli Montefeltro – also in 20 bore, number of guns available 10.
6 semi-auto 410 available.
Hire costs £50 per day – £250 per week.
Ammunition charges payable at the lodge.
Ammunition Make: RD Argentinian made.
Cartridges for Doves
25 gram, 7 shot £11.75 per box 25 – £470 per 1000.
Cartridges for Pigeons
2 gram, 5 shot £11.75 per box 25 – £470 per 1000.
Only British Airways have direct flights from United Kingdom.
- International LHR – EZE flights £928 return.
- Economy – internal EZE – TUC flights £300
- Budgeting price only combined flight price £1228 return. (Prices are only for guidance purposes, they may vary at the time of booking based on availability at the time of confirmation)
- London Heathrow – Buenos Aires – Tucuman Córdoba
Tips & gratuities
Tipping & gratuities
We firmly believe that you have paid for your rock pigeon hunting holiday in South Africa in its entirety, however should you feel the level of service you received was exceptional by individual members of staff and wish to give a little extra.
Here is a rule of thumb guidance to tipping.
Pigeon hunting:- tips for staff
- Sporting Agent:- £100 per week.
- Bird Boy – Guide:- £40 per day.
- Chef:- £40 per week.
- Maids & Cleaners per person:- £40 per week.
All tips must be played in local currency US dollar or pound sterling, and directly to each member of staff.
Only applies if you are not on a package deal!
Hunting license – £50.00 per day per person.