ARGENTINA CAST & BLAST

The Ultimate Dove & Golden Dorado Hunting & Fishing Experience

Dove Hunting

Bolacua resort is located in Entre Rios Province just a 2.5 hr drive outside of Buenos Aires. While Cordoba 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.

The Hunt

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 your 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, salad, bread and dessert in the field refueling 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 in pace and variety to your shooting day. Around sunset or when you are ready to call it quits for the day, you will head back to the resort to relax for the evening.

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, and 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 fisherman and poachers out of La Zona and only authorizes boats that are registered within the concession to the 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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Operates in 3 different lodges and use them in conjunction with each other depending on where the birds are
  • One of our lodges is set footsteps (walking distance) away from one of the largest roosts in all of Argentina!
  • Longest drive is 15 minutes to find the birds
  • World-class and experienced staff

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1 Depart USA for the overnight flight to Argentina

 

Day 2 Arrive in Argentina, transfer to the lodge, afternoon shoot

Day 3 Dove shoot in the morning, mid day siesta, afternoon dove shoot

Day 4 Dove shoot in the morning, mid day siesta, afternoon dove shoot

Day 5 Morning dove shoot, lunch, transfer to airport for evening flight back to the USA

Argentina cast and blast golden dorado fishing

DATES

Year Round

PRICES

Starting at $5,920.00

WHAT’S INCLUDED

SEE BELOW

LODGE’S INFORMATION

Luxury accommodation
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WHY GAGE OUTDOORS

Why Travel with Gage Outdoors
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LOCATION

  • Ground transportation as required by itinerary
  • Accommodations
  • All meals/wine/open bar
  • Bilingual host throughout trip
  • Hunting license
  • All high-end fishing gear & vest (tackle shop onsite)
  • Laundry Services
  • Shells (can purchase any amount)
  • Gun introduction fees
  • Airfare
  • Transfer, tours or extensions outside of the package trip
  • Bird Boy
  • Gun rental

DOVE HUNTING LODGE

Bolacua Resort

This resort is a popular all-inclusive destination. The property features an outdoor pool, hot tub, nightly entertainment, gourmet meals, tennis court, 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

La Zona

La Zona’s new lodge 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.) At La Zona, 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 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”.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

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 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.

What to Bring

Laundry service is available so there is no need to pack a lot of clothing. In addition to the hunting & fishing and casual clothing, the following items are very important:

  • Shooting glasses
  • Rain Jacket
  • Warm Jacket
  • Long Underwear/Layers (in winetr)
  • Shooting Gloves
  • Walking Boots/ Comfortable Shoes
  • Shoulder Pad
  • Hat
  • UV Protective shirts, neckgator, gloves & hat for fishing
  • Sunscreen
BRINGING OF FIREARM

We do not recommend bringing a firearm on your hunt but if you decided on it we will assist you. If you have never brought a firearm to Argentina in the past or it’s not a breech loading firearm, the process is pretty simple.

If the above does not apply, you will need to get approval by mail or in person by appointment from the Argentina consulate closest to you.

WHEATHER

September to december (Spring): tempearatures range 71°F to 55°F.

January and February (Summer): temperatures range from 84°F to 66°F Summer is the rainiest season.

March to May (Autumn): temperatures range from 73°F to 57.2°F.

June to August (winter): temperatures range from 61°F to 46.6°F.

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