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“Dos Plumas”…a 5 star fully modern lodge with a professional bilingual lodge staff, wonderful food, the best of Argentine wines and spirits, and most of all a man who built his dream lodge and business slowly and meticulously. This man, Ramiro, personally meets you upon arrival in Mendoza or San Luis, escorts you, and sees to your every request until you depart. You are his guest.

Mendoza Area

Let me start by saying this was my 19th trip to Argentina with many different Argentinian outfitters. In all of those trips I can honestly say Dos Plumas was my best overall experience. It’s hard to express all of the things that set Ramiro’s lodge apart. The lodge is beautiful, spotless and a reflection of years of planning. The staff is professional, courteous, warm and friendly. People often refer to cooks as chefs…there is a lot of difference between a cook and a chef. Leo is without a doubt a Master Chef. I’ve never had more beautifully prepared meals nor so diversified in any sporting camp; from the wonderful filet minion, baked trout, osso buco raviloi, soups and deserts. The Pigeon shooting was outstanding just as promised…no, “Better than promised,” – Wes.

Mendoza Area

San Luis, Argentina
Unparalleled Pigeon and Dove Shooting

Dos Plumas “Two Feathers” Lodge makes reference to the two species of birds you will enjoy shooting here, “Spot Winged Pigeon” and the “Eared Dove.”

Located near the small town of Lujan-San Luis, here Ramiro has exclusive wingshooting rights to more than 200 thousand cultivated private acres. With the lodge not being far from Mendoza we can easily combine your wingshoot with a wine tour of Mendoza. Both Dove and Pigeon are here by the millions and here is the reason…farmers control the water by irrigation. They sow seeds every 15 days such as sunflower, corn, sorghum, wheat and soybeans. With this, the farmers are also harvesting every 15 days assuring year round food for the birds. This farming allows us to hunt pigeons from April though November annually when other areas in the country close in September. The presence of both Doves and Pigeons by the millions makes this lodge a very unique place.

 

A typical day consists of a wake-up call at 7 a.m. After a large breakfast you will be driven to the field for your shoot. Depending on where the best pre-scouted field exists drives to the fields are anywhere from 15 to 50 minutes. You will shoot until 12:30 then enjoy a typical Argentina Gaucho style barbecue, relax and begin shooting again at 2:30 p.m. You will shoot until sunset. Upon returning to the lodge you will be received with drinks at the open bar, enjoying hors d’oeuvres that include Chef specialty dishes of dove and pigeon. Dinner is normally served at 7:30 p.m. Depending on the season guests can relax around the pool, the outdoor fire pit or the living room fire place.

Quite often we are asked about the weather in this region. Normally it is sunny and mild weather with very little rain. The temperatures not only vary between the season but between morning, afternoon and evening hours. Here are some normal weather examples: April and May – Dry with temperatures between 60°F  and 80°F. June, July and August – Dry with temperatures ranging from 30°F to 65°F. September and October – Some rain with temperatures from 65°F  to 85°F. November and March – Some rain with temperatures from 70°F  to 90° F.

Due to this lodge being located between San Luis and Mendoza our guests can choose to fly into Buenos Aires and connect to San Luis or Santiago de Chile connecting to Mendoza. Regardless of your arrival location we will meet you upon arrival and transport you to the lodge and return you to the same.

Lodging

Construction of a new lodge for our guests was completed in April 2015. The lodge features five spacious double rooms, each with private bathrooms, two large beds, a dressing room and air conditioner. Private rooms are available at no additional charge as space permits.

The lodge chef prepares the tastiest dishes of Argentine Style gourmet meals made with products of the region. The wines at the lodge are the best of Mendoza, most often ranked as the premium wines in Argentina.

Pricing

2017 Booking Cost:

Dove Hunting Programs:

  • April through August – Cost is based on 4 or more hunters with 3 full days of hunting and 4 nights lodging – $1,500.00 per person (p.p.)
  • 2 or 3 hunters, same package – $1,600.00 p.p.
  • Extra Days – Additional $450.00 per day
  • Half Days – Additional $300.00 per day

 

Promotional Seasons
3 Days/4 Nights Dove Shooting $1,200.00 p.p.
4 Days/5 Nights Dove Shooting $1,500.00 p.p.
2 Days Dove/1 Day Pigeon Shooting, 4 Nights $1,550.00 p.p.
3 Days Dove/1 Day Pigeon Shooting, 5 Nights $1,700.00 p.p.
3 Days Dove and Pigeon Combo Shoot, 4 Nights $1,800.00 p.p.
4 Days Dove and Pigeon Combo Shoot, 5 Nights $2,100.00 p.p.
*During March or September, October and November is the time to enjoy an exceptional hunt at great rates. These costs are based on 4 or more hunters booking.

 

Special Cost
For group of 10, 1 hunter goes for free
Father and son or daughter – One sibling under 24 years of age comes for 50% of the father’s cost
*Packages are based on groups of 4 or more hunters during April to August

 

400 Pigeons per day on a very limited basis:

Do you want to shoot in a place that offers you a limit of 400 Pigeons per guest daily? We do this on a very, very limited basis annually. Your shooting will be pass shooting on feed lots or over decoys, depending on the scouts research. We require a minimum group of 4 hunters to reserve a date. We recommend a group of 8 hunters maximum on these shoots. Pigeon only shoots take place from April through November. The cost is $1,000.00 per day, per person.

Dove and Pigeon Combination Shoots:

  • These hunts take place from April to August annually
  • Groups of 4 or more shooting guests with 3 full hunting days and 4 nights of lodging – $2,300.00 p.p.
  • Groups of 2 or 3 hunters, same package – $2,500.00 p.p.
  • Extra Days – Additional $700.00 per day
  • Half Days – Additional $450.00 per day

Shoots Include: Meet and greet at Mendoza or San Luis Airports, luxurious accommodations, professional guides, bird boys, wonderful meals, select wines, all ground transportation surrounding your shoot, WiFi, open bar, laundry services and daily gun cleaning. PLEASE NOTE – For groups of less than 4 hunters in a transfer the following cost of $300.00 round trip transfer fee from Mendoza and a $150.00 round trip transfer fee from San Luis will apply.

Not Included: Any airfares, airport departure taxes, gun permits, hunting license of $120.00 per trip, ammunition at $12.00 per box for 25 cartridges, telephone calls, trip insurance, any transfers between airports in Buenos if required (please consult with us), shotgun rental of Beretta 20 gauge semi-automatic of $70.00 per day. Should you chooses to import your own gun the Argentina Government charges $125.00 per gun, bird boy tips of $50.00 per day, lodge staff tips of $100.00 per guest for the entire staff.

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What to Bring

Clothing and equipment list provided after booking.

Recommended Equipment

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