The right place for doves - Los Ombues Lodge







The finest dove hunting lodge in Argentina

Season: Year round.

Of the many Argentina dove hunting outfitters, Los Ombues Lodge has consistently proven to be in a league of its own. Why?

After establishing as the first 5-star outfitter in Argentina, it soon after became the first ORVIS full hunting destination in Argentina. In other words, the best dove hunting lodge in Argentina. This endorsement later received an outstanding recognition in 2012 when Los Ombues was awarded the “best international lodge of the year” by ORVIS.

With year-round nearby fields packed with doves, no competition nearby, and no game pressure on the birds, there is absolutely no risk to say that when it comes to dove hunting, Los Ombues is priceless.

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Argentina Dove Hunting Lodge

Los Ombues sits comfortably over the best hill overlooking the Parana River’s wetland system (a constant source of water for the birds) and surrounded by rich-in-crops fields unfolding in all directions from the house.

Los Ombues Lodge stands supreme over a long successful dove hunting history.

Season after season, for the last 27 years, this flawless operation has been offering unmatched dove hunting Argentina experiences, very near the lodge.


About Dove Hunting

An average of 3 cases of shells per day per shooter is the daily norm, even though shooting is superb all year round, records show mid-September through early April has produced the best shooting. During Spring, doves concentrate in huge numbers when farmers begin harvesting the winter wheat, but there is plenty of food for the doves even during our winter months.
Bonus: Dorado and Piranha fishing.
Los Ombues is the only place in Argentina that offers both the best dove hunting in the country and great Dorado and Piranha fishing in the marshes that are close to the lodge.
Those who have shot doves in Argentina return impressed by the waves of birds that cross the sky all day long. Los Ombues shooting location is near the Parana River, where the birds roost near the water to circle the fields every day to feed across the vast nearby rich-in-crops hilly region. At midday the doves fly in both directions and in the late afternoon, they return to their roosts.

Our dove hunting lodge

Dove Hunters at Los Ombues do not:

  • suffer long drives (90% of the time, driving time is 15-20min max)
  • bump into rival Outfitter’s vans roaming the roads nearby
  • meet or hear other bird hunters shooting in the nearby area

Dove Hunting at Los Ombues means:

  • non-stop high-volume dove hunting, ever month of the year
  • lunches are always back at the lodge



Great hunting experience. Staff was awesome took very good care of us from great food to excellent rooms very clean and well kept no shortage of birds flying if you like to shoot a shotgun as I do this is the place to go loved every minute I was there

James Anderson

It just keeps getting better and better.

Craig Stadler

My son Michael and I thank you for the hunting trip of our lives. We will return to see if our golf lessons are as good as your shooting lessons. All my best.

Tom Watson

Carlos, what an experience! Fabulous food, great hospitality, great hosts and the best shooting in the world! I only hope my shoulder can recover before I return and do it again. Thanks for being so nice to my friends and my sons. My best always for good shooting and golfing.

Jack Nicklaus

I first shot this spot with Carlos Sanchez before the lodge was built. I have hunted the lodge 7 times since. Each time it gets better. I’ve hunted all over Mexico, Columbia and Uruguay and Los Ombues is by far the best and most professional location I’ve ever found. This includes the hunting, the food, the lodging and the personnel. You can’t go wrong selecting Los Ombues.


I have just returned home from my 10th visit to Los Ombues. The hospitality of the Sanchez brothers and lodge manager Augie Bustos is second to none. Likewise the food and accommodations. The shooting is always great and very close to the lodge. This year however there is another great reason to visit. Copa Airlines has begun service to Rosario, Argentina from Panama City. By flying into Rosario we were able to avoid the four hour headache of clearing immigration, RENAR (gun control) and customs in Buenos Aires. With Juan-Pablo Sanchez there, our group of five with guns was out of the airport in less than half an hour. Plus, the drive to the lodge is now a little over an hour instead of four to five hours from BA.

Fred Lappe

We had a fantastic time and will return! The birds were plentiful, drive short, hosts were attentive.

Justin Wright

Great hunting experience. Staff was awesome took very good care of us from great food to excellent rooms very clean and well kept no shortage of birds flying if you like to shoot a shotgun as I do this is the place to go loved every minute I was there

James Anderson

I have hunted in Argentina six times. I did try a different lodge on my 4th trip and quickly realized Los Ombues was the best. I have visited Los Ombues five times now and it gets better each time. The food, service, birds, staff, location, quality of guns, all combine into an experience that is indescribable. Each trip we have new hunters with us and it is amazing to witness their reaction. If you are wanting a first class experience, you won’t go wrong selecting Los Ombues!

Lonnie Ashley

Excellent shooting and meals with superb accomodations

Ken Burns

I’ve been going on South American bird hunts for the past 8 years, usually twice each year – nothing compares to Los Ombues Lodge. The staff is outstanding and cannot be more accommodating. You’ll will see more doves here in one day than at any other place and you will not be driving around for 30 minutes to over an hour each way to get to a hunt and then return to the lodge. Their equipment is all maintained perfectly. They have everything you need. The rooms are very nice and thoroughly cleaned several times each day. The food was great. You will also be very happy with the way they clean and maintain their firearms after every morning shoot and again after the evening shoot.

Lorin Spak

I have just returned from Los Ombues lodge in Argentina for the mix bag hunt. This being my 18 consecutive year at Los Ombues, the shooting,accommodations and hospitality provided by Carlos Sanchez and his brother, Juan Pablo was as always extraordinary. What sets this lodge apart from others for me and my family is that the marsh and fields are within 30 minutes or less from lodge. Except for the time out for the big spread at lunch and dinner you are always hunting. I look forward to my return trip.

Tom Basmajian

Just returned from my 7th trip to Los Ombues for their mixed bag hunt and the Los Ombues team continues to excel in all respects! This is largely attributable to a team led by Carlos and Juan Pablo and Augie that provides continuity Balanced with their commitment to continuous improvement. The duck hunting is carefully managed including strict adherance to legal bag limits; this results in consistent high quality hunting. The bird boys/guides are outstanding at spotting and calling and retrieving downed birds . The perdix hunting is very strong, with well-trained pointers and great convenience of hunting locations close to the lodge. While the dove hunting during true winter apparently doesn’t rival the numbers during summer, my experience has been that it is hard to imagine the quality could be much better than we experienced. The lodge is extraordinarily well located on a hillside overlooking the marsh – frankly the view is worth the trip! The food is top notch and their new chef has added an even higher level of quality. I brought 2 neophyte bird hunters and they were truly spoiled and have become passionate bird hunters based on this experience. I’m already planning a return trip next year – 8 will be great!

Don Young

I have been going to Los Ombues since 1998 and I recently took my family back for a graduation shoot. I can not express enough how wonderful the Los Ombues Team is. From international and local travel arrangements, to coordinating local sight seeing, to some of the finest shooting in Argentina this is a “First Class” operation. Carlos, Juan Pablo, Maria and their staff create an environment where you can really relax and enjoy you time with your family and guests. Beautiful lodge, great people, good friends.

Michael Guerriero

I don’t have any photos to post because I was too busy shooting birds to take pictures. If you have torn up the internet looking for THE Argentina hunting destination, then congratulations…”Your Search is Over”! The volume of shooting, firearms, lodging, especially food, wine, gear, and hospitality are top notch at Los Ombues. You can walk to all of the hunting locations from the lodge. Make sure you shoot the ducks even if you’re not a duck hunter…phenomenal. This is a country club way to do Argentina and I plan to recommend it to every shotgunner I know. First class operation! I will be back.

Chris Underbrink
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Los Ombues stands supreme over a long successful dove hunting history


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What species of dove is hunted at Los Ombues?

At Los Ombues, clouds of Eared Doves (Zenaida Auriculata) crisscross the skies near the house as they fly back and forth from the roost to the nearby rich-in-crop fields to feed. Literally, hundreds of thousands of birds fly non-stop from dawn to dusk very near the lodge.

What is average driving time to the dove hunting fields?

Los Ombues is very proud to have kept the average driving time to the dove hunting fields around 5-25 minutes for the last 27 years.

What is the dove hunting season at Los Ombues?

Dove hunting is 365 day a year at Los Ombues: the place where every day is Opening Day.

How many shells does a dove hunter shoot per day at Los Ombues?

The best dove hunting runs from September until April, where it is common to shoot 3-5 cases of shells per hunter per day. During the mixed-bag season (May through August) each hunters easily shoots 1-2 cases of shells per day.

Where does the dove hunting take place?

Los Ombues owns and manages exclusive private fields boosting around 40,000 acres of prime rost and marsh habitat. Contrary to other provinces with heavy nearby competition, Los Ombues enjoys the privilege of not having any competitor less than 80km. And after the 2-year COVID halt, the number of doves is simply beyond imagination.