ARGENTINA'S DOVE & PIGEON
We are located in the north-east of the province of San Luis in the Conlara Valley; bordering the province of Cordoba on the west side of The Comechingones mountain range.
Merlo is the third microclimate of the world. It is also known as ‘La California Argentina’ with 300 days of sunshine per year. The valley is somewhere that you can see thousands of doves every day. You can literally find clouds of them when looking at the sky! The species is considered a plague.
The high concentration of doves and pigeons as well as the unbeatable weather conditions make Merlo one of the best places in the world to develop hunt of both species.
Are you ready to shoot like never before?
The different ways of hunting, such as nesting, on passage, and crops, allow us to have fun with a variety of shooting options.
A hunter can fire the amount of daily shots that their shoulder tolerates, and still have thousands of pigeons flying above them.
Guests of Hunter Roy Argentina will be shooting at the best migratory routes. These are found near lowland forests or around our exclusive area of peanut, corn and soybean crops with pivot irrigation. The dove hunting season is open all year.
The hunting of pigeons requires a good blind, carousels and robotic decoys, as well as knowledge and experience.
Hunter Roy guarantees you an unforgettable hunting experience!
Pigeons are more elusive than doves. They can see the hunters and will probably fly away. Once the hunting has begun, the dead pigeons will attract more pigeons to the hunting area. From here, the experience gets more and more complex and exciting.
We are looking forward to this incredible adventure with you!
Our hunting day begins around 7:00 a.m. with a full breakfast at La Quinta Lodge. We offer a mixed North American and Argentinian breakfast that includes coffee, milk, fresh juice, yogurt, cereal, fruit, toast, cake, homemade marmalades, ham, cheese, bacon and eggs.
At about 8:00 a.m. we leave for the short drive to the shooting range.
Once in the field, the professional hunting guide assigns an assistant for every two hunters. They provide the cartridges, refreshments, prepare the blind, count the birds, and, if necessary, light a small fire to keep warm in the early winter mornings.
Our staff will be available at any time to help you with anything you may need.
At mid-morning we offer fruit and cereal .
Depending on the distance and time of year, an outdoor camp, a traditional ‘Argentine asado’ (barbeque), and a ‘siesta’ (nap) may be offered.
Hunting continues until the sun sets!
After the shooting day has ended, we return to the lodge for cocktail, appetizers and an early dinner.
Four nights, three days of hunting
Six outings, four dove hunts and two pigeons.
La Quinta Resort is a beautiful 10 acre estate that is fully landscaped and surrounded by native forests and the Sierras de los Comechingones mountains that are in view from all corners of the complex. La Quinta is a family business that began as a dream. Its owners Bob and Belén with their children Emilia and Julian, and our team provide personalized and warm treatment at all times ensuring you are able to enjoy the intimacy of La Quinta.
La Quinta provides an American buffet style breakfast including homemade pastries and bread, fruit salad cut fresh daily, sliced ham and cheese, homemade cakes, yogurt with cereals, coffee, tea, chocolate, croissants, biscuits and homemade marmalades and honey, cream cheese and the Argentine caramel spread dulce de leche. Bacon and eggs upon request.
Daily maid service (from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
24-hour reception (with prior notice if the check-in is after 9:00 pm)
2 uncovered heated pools (heated November to March) with waterfalls
1 uncovered heated children’s pool (November to March)
1 indoor heated pool with waterfall and views of the mountains (open all year)
1 indoor Jacuzzi 9’ x 9’ also with views (for adults) (open all year)
Indoor pool area includes restroom, changing rooms and shower
Poolside BBQ and outside Bar
1 free bag of firewood included with each cabana
Gym (treadmill, weights, spinning bike) with poolside views and air conditioning
Game room with Ping Pong, foosball and a children’s game and drawing area
Beach volleyball court
Bocci Ball and Tejo court
9 hole Frisbee / Disc golf course
Outdoor Log playground for children
Recommendations for hiking, excursions and horseback riding.
Recreation for children with specialized personnel (in High Season)
Safe in all cabins
Massage Room: Massages and beauty treatments available on request
Bar service: smoothies, drinks, daiquiris, fruit salad, toast, pizza, pork and beef sandwiches, croissants with ham and cheese, soft drinks, fresh squeezed juices (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)