Argentina Cast & BlastDove & Golden Dorado Experience
ARGENTINA DOVE HUNT
Our resort is located in Entre Rios Province just 2.5 hrs outside of Buenos Aires. While Córdoba became widely popular in the early 2000’s as the hot spot for hunting dove in Argentina, Entre Rios offers an arguable more consistent dove population with our outfitter having solo access to three roosts to choose from, all within a 40-minute drive from the resort.
Doves start leaving the roost to find food at sunrise. The day starts with an early arrival to the blind where you will be set up with a bird boy to assist you. Once the shooting starts it will only stop when you want it to. The doves come in steady and constantly throughout the morning. We operate with two guns at a time per hunter with your bird boy reloading as you shoot and swapping out to keep the guns cooled down and the pauses as short as possible. Once things slow down a little in the afternoon, you will break for lunch in the field. Enjoy a variety of Argentina meats, salads, bread and dessert in the field to refuel for your afternoon hunt. After lunch, you will move to your afternoon hunting position to catch the doves as they fly back into the roost for the evening. This provides a change of pace and add variety to your shooting day. Around sunset or when you are you ready to call it for the day, you will head back to the resort to relax for the evening.
ARGENTINA DORADO FISHING
Golden dorado fishing in the Uruguay River is as good as it gets for the international angler. Our boats have access to La Zona dorado fishing – the area where all of the largest dorado in the Uruguay River are found so you can be assured that when you go dorado fishing on the Uruguay River with Gage Outdoor Expeditions, you will be fishing only the most productive area of the river. If you are not fishing in La Zona, you are not seriously fishing.
The area described as “La Zona” is an approximately three square mile area located in front of – and right up to – the hydroelectric dam called the “Salto Grande”. The water levels of the river are determined by the opening and closing of the floodgates of the dam.
When water levels are low, the conditions are best for fly fishing. The dorado fishing in Uruguay is the same as on the Argentine side in La Zona. The line of demarcation runs invisibly through the middle of the river and the waters are controlled by the Argentinean Prefectura Naval (coast guard). The “Prefectura” keeps recreational fishermen and poachers out of La Zona, and only authorizes boats that are registered within the concession to fish there. This maintains the quality of the fishing at the highest level. All golden dorado fishing in La Zona is catch and release.
The dam of the Salto Grande holds thousands of huge dorado in just a couple of square miles, instead of being spread out throughout the rest of the river. Your success in La Zona is virtually guaranteed – weather permitting.
- Ultra high volume dove population and huge Dorado fish to catach
- Experienced guides for both dove hunting and Golden Dorado fishing
- Luxury accommodations
- World-class fishing & hunting experience
Day 1 Arrival to the lodge, Casting Lesson & Fly Fishing. In the evening, you can choose to either go for bowling or play billiards.
Day 2 Breakfast, Wade Fishing and Fly-Tying Workshop. Dinner and socializing in the evening.
Day 3 Breakfast, Full-day float trip and dinner at the ranch then socialize on the evening
Day 4 Breakfast, Full-day float trip and other non-fishing activities like archery. Dutch oven dinner.
Day 5 Breakfast & Departure
Starting at $5,920
Services and equipment are included.
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WHY GAGE OUTDOORS
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- Ground transportation as required by itinerary
- All meals/wine/open bar
- Bilingual host throughout trip
- Hunting license
- All high end fishing gear & vest (tackle shop onsite)
- Shells (can purchase any amount)
- Gun introduction fees
- Gratuities (see FAQ page)
- Transfer, tours or extensions outside of the package trip
- Bird Boy
- Gun rental
DOVE HUNTING LODGE
Our resort is a popular all-inclusive destination. The property features an outdoor pool, indoor spa pool, hot tub, nightly entertainment, gourmet meals, tennis court, and indoor and outdoor bar and more. Enjoy your nights roaming the grounds, watching the nightly entertainment, and relaxing outside our private casita.
DORADO FISHING LODGE
Our lodge in opened in 2019 and is a 15-minute drive from Concordia, and just five minutes from the fishing at La Zona. The lodge has six, air-conditioned bedrooms with private bathrooms and hosts a maximum of 18 guests. (Two anglers per room.) Here, you’ll enjoy home-cooked meals with excellent three course dinners, an open bar, famous Argentine wines, free laundry service, a swimming pool, a fully equipped tackle shop, a new dock just meters from the lodge and well as friendly staff.
Gage Outdoor Expeditions owns and operates some of the finest hunting and fishing lodges throughout the Americas. From Alaska to the tip of Argentina, Gage Outdoor Expeditions seeks out the world’s premier hunting and fishing adventures so you don’t have to. Every hunting and fishing expedition we offer has been explored by a Gage Outdoor consultant and only the finest venues are represented. We understand your time is valuable & you can’t afford to plan for weeks or months just to have some minor detail ruin your hunting or fishing experience. We travel the distance to bring you “The Best of The Best”.
One of the things our customers love most about a Gage expedition is that we take care of all the details, so they can focus on the good stuff: the hunt, the camaraderie, the adventure, the total experience. When it comes to your hunting and fishing trip, we aim to please.
US citizens no longer need to pay the reciprocity fee to enter Argentina. As of 2018 all you need to visit Argentina, as a United States citizen, is a valid passport.
Whether traveling to Patagonia or through Buenos Aires to our other hunting destinations, guests are greeted at the airport by bilingual staff, professionals in effortless travel throughout South America. We will assist with customs, gun clearance(not recommended to bring guns) and transfers. Throughout your stay, you are accompanied by bilingual hosts who will do everything possible to make sure your trip is flawless.
Cell phone service should be available in Buenos Aires and you can speak with your Gage Outdoor agent about WIFI or cell service at the lodge you will be visiting. Most estancias are equipped with WIFI service. Check with your service provider about data or cell usage packages in Argentina. Whatsapp is an app you can download on your phone to communicate with friends or family. They would need this app on their phone also. You can text, phone, and send photos and video for free. Bring a power plug adaptor.
Spanish is the spoken language in Argentina. However, one of our bilingual hosts will accompany you throughout your stay in Argentina. Please communicate any concerns during your trip to your host. He is there to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
As a guideline, standard tips for bird boys and fishing guides are $50 per hunter or fisherman per day. For the house staff, a standard tip is $ 40 per day per hunter. Tipping your host is optional.