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Cordoba Province, Argentina

    Miles & Miles Outfitters Overview

    The world’s greatest high volume bird shooting is found in the Argentine Province of Cordoba. Year round shooting with no bag limits is made possible by the regions’ vast grain farms, ideal roosting and brooding habitat, and an estimated growing population of close to thirty-five million eared doves. Tailwaters and hundreds of our clients will attest that the most service oriented outfit with the best shooting and accommodations is none other than Miles and Miles Outfitters.

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    New Lodge & the Best Accommodations in Cordoba

    The newly constructed Estancia Catalina is co-owned by brothers Nicolas and Richard Miles. Their beautiful estancia building is located one hour from the international airport in Cordoba City. Although most guests prefer private bedrooms, Estancia Catalina can accommodate up to twenty hunters at a time in ten double occupancy bedrooms. Cohesive groups of eight or more can reserve the Estancia exclusively for a private party.

    The Complete Bird Shooting Experience

    Drive times in comfortable air conditioned vans and Toyota Four-Runners are less than an hour on average. Whether hunting an evening roost or a vast grain field (sorghum, milo, corn, wheat, sunflower, peanuts), the shooting is literally as fast and furious as you can pull the trigger. Combine the quality of the shooting with first-rate accommodations, superior service, fine wine, Argentine cuisine, excellent guides and birds boys, beautiful masseuses, and open bar; you come up with one of the most memorable trips you will ever take.

    Guns & Services in Buenos Aires

    Hunters may feel free to bring their own shotguns, however Miles and Miles offers an affordable rental program with high quality Berretta, Browning, and Benelli 12ga, 20ga, 28ga, and .410 guns in many models and sizes. Tailwaters will handle all required gun permit and hunting license requirements for your group and our first class personnel on the ground in Buenos Aires can plan any desired side trips in the city and assist with required hotel reservations, transportation, tours, and customs assistance.

    ALL Types of Groups Welcome

    Nick and Dick Miles welcome corporate outings, family gatherings, rambunctious groups of bachelors, and slower paced couples at their facility. Every group is tended to with great care and every request is honored. We feel strongly that the quality of the personal service offered by the Miles brother is on par with the best hunting and fishing outfits in the world… In the words of co-owner Nick Miles, “You can do anything you want. This is Argentina!”.

    Cordoba Province

    Because anglers are usually chasing birds when they are not chasing fish, we think it is extremely important to have the best year round wingshooting options available to our clients. The province of Cordoba is home to the best and most consistent bird hunting on the planet. The majority of our clients make the trek to Cordoba for the high volume dove shooting, however we can arrange hunts for pigeon, perdiz and ducks as well. Our Argentine bird hunts offers a wonderful mixture of world-class shooting, beautiful countryside, amazing wine, fabulous cuisine, and five star accommodations.

    The good old days of whitewing dove hunts in "ole Mexico" are not like they used to be. For the same money Argentina offers 100X times the birds and a much more unique and memorable hunting and traveling experience. Argentina is a totally safe country and is as vibrant and exciting as ever.

    Northern Argentina is home to thousands of acres of agricultural production, and arguably the world’s best wingshooting for numerous upland and waterfowl species. The province of Cordoba (northwest of Buenos Aires) has rightfully earned the reputation as the best dove shooting in the world. No other venue found anywhere offers such an enormous population of eared doves easily accessible to traveling hunters. Combine the quality of the shooting with first-rate accommodations, superior service, fine wine, and Argentine cuisine; you come up with one of the most memorable trips you will ever take.

    Nick and Dick Miles welcome corporate outings, family gathering, rambunctious groups of bachelors, and slower paced couples at their facilities. Every group is tended to with great care and every request is honored. We feel strongly that the quality of the personal service offered by the Miles brother is on par with the best hunting and fishing outfits in the world…and our average of fifty guests a year all agree. In the words of Nick Miles, “You can do anything you want. This is Argentina!”.

    The Hunting

    The Cordoba province of Argentina enjoys a delightful climate that provides perfect conditions for extensive corn, sorghum, wheat and peanut production. This food in combination with dense hillside roosting areas has produced a population of eared doves estimated to be 20+ million birds (birds that reproduce up to five times annually). Shooters may find themselves hunting over a remote and dense hillside roost, a grain field, or a water hole. The Miles brothers have long term, exclusive leases with over one hundred farmers and landowners in the area. This plentiful access guarantees rested shooting grounds and the best hunting in the province. There is rarely a moment when shooters don’t have an opportunity to pull the trigger. Numerous clients every week boast of killing over one thousand, sometimes two thousand birds a day! This is true “high volume” dove shooting.

    Dove hunting guests typically awake around 7:00AM for breakfast and are driven to one of the hunting areas in air-conditioned Mercedes vans and new model Toyota sport-utility vehicles. Hunters typically spend the entire day in the field with an enormous lunch and siesta breaking up the morning and afternoon shoots. Lunches consist of grilled doves, prime rib, beef tenderloin, chicken, fine wine, and cold drinks. After lunch or "asado", shooters nap or read in a hammock nestled under a stand of trees. Guests may ask the manager to arrange a lovely masseuse to give massages in the field during lunch. The procedures for bringing guns from the U.S. are painless, and Miles and Miles will happily provide ammunition for 12, 20, 28, and .410 shotguns. Guests who are not interested in bringing their own guns are welcome to rent quality Benelli, Beretta, and Browning guns in several different makes and models.

    A cooler of cold beer, soft drinks, and water, along with a local bird boy is set up every hunt with each shooter. All aspects of the operation are meticulously arranged; airport transfers in comfortable vehicles, sumptuous meals with robust wines, expert field assistance, well-organized shell distribution and pick up boys, in-house professional masseuse---plus attention to the many behind-the-scenes small details that define a world class destination.

    Argentine bird hunts are the ideal "guys' trip" as well as a great getaway for the family. Our Argentine hosts go above and beyond to accommodate all requests for any type of group. These "shoots" can be as laissez-faire or as hard-core as you would like to be. One thing's for sure, there are no lack of targets. Shooters can easily shoot over one thousand dove a day without too much effort, and a few crazy guests shot over 3000 birds in one day!

    Accommodations

    Shooters in Cordoba with Miles and Miles Outfitters stay in the newly constructed Estancia Catalina near the village of Totoral. Catalina is a ten-bedroom masterpiece facility completed in early 2007. The building is modeled in style and architecture after the area’s 19th century Estancias, yet still equipped with all the comforts of a modern five star hotel. Meals and cocktails are taken in a high ceiling great room with trophy game animals decorating the walls. Estancia Catalina is without questions the most fabulous accommodation in the province of Cordoba.

    The cuisine is amazing, and all guests should go prepared to be served huge portions of Argentine beef, pork, and lamb. A fully stocked complimentary bar and fine Argentine wine is also a part of every meal. Numerous sitting rooms and lounging areas are also used by guests, including a room set up with massage tables and a professional staff of female masseuses. Bedrooms are of course appointed with private bathrooms and air conditioning, and designed with several outdoor patios for enjoying a cocktail or watching a sunset.

    Estancia Catalina is approximately one hour from the Cordoba international airport and holds a maximum of twenty shooters at a time in ten double occupancy bedrooms. Groups of only eight are required to operate the facility exclusive for individual groups. Shooting areas are anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour, far more convenient and competitive than hunting with Miles and Miles’ competitors in the area.

    Capacity

    10 Double Occupancy Bedrooms
    8 Person Minimum for Exclusive Use of Facility

    8 Person Minimum for Exclusive Use of the Facility

    Travel

    There are two ways to reach Cordoba City, Argentina. Hunters interested in the least amount of time committed to the trip should book their travels via Santiago, Chile (SCL). If you are interested in spending some leisure time in the city you should book your flights through Buenos Aires.

    Via Santiago, Chile:

    Shooters not interested in visiting Buenos Aires elect to connect via Santiago, Chile, which alleviates the need to switch airports in Buenos Aires and saves a little travel time if coordinated correctly. Santiago is by far the fastest and easiest routing for visiting Cordoba with direct connections with Lan Chile Airlines. Lan Chile code-shares with American Airlines, and mileage seats are usually available.

    Via Buenos Aires:

    Many of our hunters enjoy a little extra time in Buenos Aires prior to heading to Cordoba. If you have the time, B.A.’s nightlife, restaurants, museums, culture, and shopping are well worth the effort. Guests travel to Buenos Aires via direct flight from several U.S. cities including New York, Miami, Houston, and Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airports.

    As with all of our Argentine destinations, we have people on the ground in Buenos Aires who facilitates all necessary ground transportation, assist with firearms, and make sure you get on to Cordoba and the Estancia with no hassle. We can also arrange for a city tour or hotel reservations in Buenos Aires in the event you would like to extend your trip a few days.

    Sample Itinerary

    Day 1

    Guests travel to Cordoba via an afternoon flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina or Santiago, Chile with an early arrival the next morning. Hunters traveling via Buenos Aires are assisted through customs and loaded up in air-conditioned vans for the one-hour transfer across town to the domestic airport or to a local hotel in Buenos Aires. Flights from Santiago connect on directly to Cordoba.

    Day 2

    An early flight from Buenos Aires or Santiago will bring guests to the Cordoba airport. From the airport, guests are met by a representative from Miles & Miles Outfitters and driven approximately one hour to Estancia Catalina. Hunters are then escorted to their rooms, get unpacked, and clean up for a wonderful lunch. After lunch is completed, the group sets out for an afternoon shoot. After the hunt, everyone is taken back to the Estancia and is served a complete Argentine dinner.

    Day 3 - ?

    Hunting Days! Guests are typically awakened around 6:30 - 7:00AM for a made to order breakfast and are then loaded up again in air-conditioned vans for the drive to the hunting area. After the morning shoot, enjoy an "asado" and a siesta underneath the shade of oak trees. Hammocks and masseuses are available at this time. Around 3:00PM, the group heads back out to the field for the afternoon hunt. There is an endless supply of shotshells, cold beer, and leftover lunch available to hunters at all times. Hunters then return to the lodge again at dusk, enjoy cocktails, and dinner.

    Departure Day

    After breakfast guests are transferred back to the Cordoba airport for the flight back to Buenos Aires or Santiago and on to the U.S. Every aspect checking in baggage, guns, and getting boarding passes is handled by one of the Miles brothers. Once you arrive in Buenos Aires, the group will gather their baggage and once again be assisted loading up and transferred across town back to the International Airport. Our transfer service will ensure that the entire group safely receives boarding passes and clears through all of the security and customs checkpoints. An overnight flight finds the group back in the U.S. the following morning.

    When to Go

    Dove shooting is offered year-round. You must remember that the seasons are reversed in the southern hemisphere. Argentina's winter corresponds with our summer, our spring with their fall, etc. The province of Cordoba are in northern Argentina at low altitude, and on the identical southerly latitude as central Texas. As a result the climate is actually very similar to ours here in Texas where hot summers and mild winters are typical for the region. Daytime temperatures for a January, February, and March dove hunt in Cordoba range from the 60's to well into the 90's. Wintertime (May - August) temperatures range from the 40's to the 70's, with brief cold spells on occasion.

    Unless you are wanting to set some records, there is really no “best time” to go to Cordoba. We encourage our clients to book a trip to Cordoba in accordance with what type of climate is preferred. If you enjoy fall/winter shooting conditions with light jackets and cooler temperatures, book your trip May – September. If you prefer a milder climate and longer days, book your trip October – April. Some of the most hard-core shooters will tell you May-August typically have more birds around in Cordoba, but this is really all relative. Millions upon millions of doves are available year round. We have visited Cordoba is all seasons and cannot note any significant presence of birds during any given month. Do you want to pull the trigger every 7 seconds or every 8.5 seconds? If you are totally bloodthirsty go in the South American winter. If you are a casual hunter like most of us, go whenever you can get away.

    Non-Hunting Activities

    Although shooting is the predominant activity with Miles and Miles, the staff is more than happy to accommodate non-shooting guests. Non-shooting guests may enjoy the amenities of the lodge and can be escorted on tours and shopping in Cordoba City.

    Our people on the ground in Buenos Aires handle every aspect of your ground transportation and customs assistance. They can also assist us in planning an extra few days in the wonderful capital of Buenos Aires. “B.A.” is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is well worth adding a few days to the dove shooting portion of your itinerary.

    2012 RATES

    Estancia Catalina

    $695 per person / per day

    $350 per person / per half day

    $350 per day for non-hunters

    What's Included
    Single or Double occupancy accommodations; Full days guided shooting w/ birdboy; All meals and beverages including liquor, beer, and wine; Customs assistance & roundtrip airport/lodge transfers from Cordoba City Airport; Laundry Service; Gun Cleaning; Taxes

    What's Not Included
    Airfare to Buenos Aires or Santiago and onward to Cordoba City; Shotgun shells ($12.00 per box for 12ga & 20ga)($13 per box for 28ga)($14 per box for .410); Use of rental shotguns ($75 per day / per person); Argentine Gun Permits (if taking own guns- $100 per gun); Hunting Licenses ($65 per day); Gratuities; Items of personal nature including telephone calls; Airport departure taxes; Meals and personal expenses in Buenos Aires; Ground transfers and hotel accommodations in Buenos Aires (if necessary); Misc. other personal travel expenses

    Terms & Conditions

    Tailwaters Travel must adhere to the cancellation policies of the guides, outfitters and lodges which it represents. Miles & Miles Outfitters’ policy follows: A fifty percent deposit is required at the time of booking in order to confirm your reservations with Miles and Miles Outfitters. The remaining balance is due 60 days from arrival. Deposit is non-refundable unless written cancellation is received 60 days or more prior to departure, or the client reschedules the trip within the same season based on availability. However, please note that a $100 handling fee will be charged to all customers to process all cancellations. Refunds of deposits/payments made on credit cards will be charged a 3.5% service charge to fully compensate Tailwaters Travel for all bank charges incurred. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses.

    Consider Travel Insurance!

    Given the inherent strict refund policies associated with nearly all fishing packages, we cannot stress the importance of obtaining travel insurance to protect your investment. Travelers can obtain coverage for pre-existing health problems (related to yourself, your family, business partners, or your traveling partners), emergency evacuation, lost baggage, delay, life insurance packages; even “no questions asked” or “for work reasons” coverage.

    We will provide you with more detailed information about travel insurance from our sponsored provider, Travel Guard, when you book a trip with Tailwaters Travel. We can conveniently process a very comprehensive insurance policy for you in-house after asking a few simple questions.

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