Join Best Wingshooting in August on a trip to northern Argentina

June 2014

Join me in Argentina!

If you want a hunt of a lifetime that will change your perspective on opening day doves here in the US, AND make you the foremost shot at your dove club, join me for 70 degree weather in Argentina in August – beautiful.

For the adventuresome

If you have read my emails, or newsletters, in fact, if my writing ever got past your junk mail, you know I have been going to Argentina for a long time.  I have hunted a lot of areas and with a lot of outfitters for pretty much all the birds.

So when a new, intriguing opportunity comes along I get interested. I am headed to Argentina in August and am looking for a group of 4 or 6, with wives preferably, who would like to go to Mendoza and then head up to Salta, where I have never been, for a few days of pigeon hunting. If you shoot a limit (300) of pigeons with a case of shells (500), I will pay for the case of shells. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? You will see.

We can fly directly from Santiago to Mendoza, do a day or so of wine touring either before or after the hunt, and then fly to Salta, stay at a very well appointed lodge built by the Campbell Soup family, and shoot pigeons for three days. This is big time pigeon hunting.

There might be a chance to visit La Estancia de Cafayate, a relatively new (2007) 1250 acre wine and sporting life development not far from where we will be for those who are looking for a new lifestyle, or a new vacation destination, with polo no less. See for a map of the area. Salta is NW Argentina along the Andes and Cafayate is just south of there.


A friend of mine is going to Salta as part of an 8 or 9 man private flight and hunt from the US, which would make sense since this is NW Argentina. Of course they have millions of doves, but I think good pigeon hunting would be the ticket. There is also the chance for Dorado fishing, but not at the time of year we will be there.

For the wives

I wanted to make this an offer for couples so that wives know they are welcome and there are things for them to do in Argentina. If you are a single hunter, you are welcome so don’t worry about that part; you are always welcome to join us.

For the Family

We are talking about August, 15th -20th or there about, maybe the 25th – 30th, first hunters in get the choice as we will be there anyway. This is prior to school opening, if you want to take a son or daughter too.

The cost per day isn’t anymore than a good dove lodge in Cordoba, and we get to try some of the famous Argentina wines and see a new part of the world. This is a hunt for ‘specialists’ who want to shoot pigeons in a new region and enjoy the Mendoza experience.  Simply let me know if you would like to go, and I will make the arrangements.

John Wiles, 443.624.8719 | 866.635.2838

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