We had such a fantastic
time in Argentina with Tomas Frontera this last Spring, we're going
back for more... much more!
As many of you know who saw the show,
the Intrepid Crew from ESPN2, Bill Miller and Terry Boederer joined
us on our second trip and did a terrific job of filming our three
days of dove shooting. We had some funky weather, but it only served
to encourage the dubious singing of those of us riding in the Champion
Mud Bogging "Trooper" Carrier!
From the time we arrived in Cordoba, were
greeted by Tomás, swept through customs and comfortably seated
in the fully-stocked van, the trip took off at a rapid pace.
After dropping our bags at The First
Class Executive Hotel, we headed for the dove fields and the delicious
"al fresco" lunch, whipped up by the ever-versatile Juan.
There's nothing like that Famous Argentina Beef cooked over a wood
After lunch, we headed to the "hides"
built by the bird boys who had our guns, cartridges and refreshments
to hand. We were ready to "let the games begin!"
There's nothing like that first adrenalin
rush as the dove begin to pour overhead .... the sheer numbers are
unbelievable! Every one is caught up in a frenzy of shooting until
it begins to sink in that the flights are not going to suddenly
end and you can slow down and pick your shots.
At this point, I start going around
visiting each person, videotaping them in action for analysis in
our first classroom session before dinner. That evening we saw the
familiar mistakes in the fundamentals that are the causes of most
misses. After watching and discussing the video, I gave a class
reviewing the fundamental of footwork, gunmount and technique.
In the field, over the next two days, I
spent time with each shooter, going over the basics and seeing them
evolve their techniques from the first day's shoot. This coaching
format , repeated over the four days, moved from the fundamentals
to teaching the best technique to use for the best shot. Remember,
there's no limit to what you can learn or the number of dove you
This Spring, we are adding another, more challenging dimension
to our "Argentina Experience". We are offering 3 Full
Days of Doves and 2 Full Days of Pigeon for $3,875.00! We stay in
Four Star Lodges near to Cordoba and close to the Dove and Pigeon
The Pigeons in Argentina are big,
fast and can jink and dive like nothing you've ever seen before!
The limits there are 150 per shooter and you will do very well to
get that! These birds are smart and wary have to be decoyed in using
all the considerable "Tricks of the Trade".
The all-inclusive price of
• Five days of Personal Instruction from Chris Batha throughout
• Assistance with all gun paperwork
• All ground transportation from Cordoba
• Superb accommodations and fantastic food
• Hunting guide service
• Three days high volume dove hunting where 1000 shots per
day is common
• Two days of pigeon shooting
• 2000 complimentary dove shells (extra shells @ $9.50 a
Extras not included:
Argentinian hunting license - average $28.00 a day, gun permit
• Round trip flight: Miami to Cordoba average price $650.00
• Tips for bird boys, guide and house keepers average $20.00
each per day
The dates for Spring 2005 are:
March 29 - April 5
Leave Miami - March 29
Arrive Cordoba - March 30
Dove - March 30, 31 and April 1 Pigeon - April 2, 3
Depart Cordoba April 4
Arrive Miami - April 5
April 5 - April 12
Leave Miami - April 5
Arrive Cordoba - April 6
Dove-April 6, 7 and 8
Pigeon - April 9 and 10
Depart Cordoba - April 11
Arrive Miami - April 12