Description: Despite its stately 19th century facade, Pica Zuro is a modern launch pad for dove shooters. It's grand, it's comfortable, and it's close to the doves. At Pica Zuro short drives are the norm: the lodge is positioned to reach hundreds of private-access shooting locations within minutes. There are never ending flocks, all year round.
Each day, shooters leave the pastoral setting of the lodge and move to the hills and fields, where doves fly in spectacular numbers.
Upon returning to the lodge, the skilled chef assures that meals are fit for a king. Pica Zuro's staff—including guides and tenured field assistants—see to every detail, so your focus remains down the rib of your gun.
Accommodations: Photographs of the lodge have never done it justice. Some great old buildings are like that. This one is. The rooms are bigger, the ceilings higher, and the chairs are softer than they seem in photos. It is peaceful and tidy in the rooms, quiet on the outside verandas. After a shooting day you may want some quiet, or a place to laugh with friends while white-jacketed waiters bring drinks and snacks. A photo doesn’t capture the whisper of the fan blades overhead, or the tinkling of ice in glasses. You have to visit to enjoy it.
Transportation/Getting there: Pica Zuro Lodge is located in the province of Cordoba, in Central Argentina, 60 miles (100 km) North of the Cordoba City International Airport. The driving time from the airport to the lodge is 1:15 hr.
To get to Pica Zuro Lodge there are daily direct flights from many U.S. cities to Santiago, Chile with connecting flights to Cordoba city. That will allow you to make the most of your trip as using most flight schedules, you will be dove shooting at midday on the day of your arrival.
Hunters may also fly into Buenos Aires (Ezeiza International Airport), transfer to the domestic airport and take a 1 hr flight to Cordoba.
TSA approved hard-shell airplane lockable gun-case
Soft-sided gun case
Ammunition for firearm
Comfortable hunting boots
Heavy and light socks
Full camouflage clothing including face-mask
Heavy and light hunting jacket
Soft sided cooler for transporting game home
Comfortable camp shirt and pants
Toiletries and personal affects
Medical prescriptions & pain relievers
Lip balm & sunscreen
Shooter - $830 per night
Non Shooter - $450 per night
Shells – imported shells $15 per box; Argentine shells: $13.25 per box (12 and 20 gauge), 28 gauge - $14 per box
Gun Rental - $70 per day
License - $65 per person per day
Dates: year round
Included: Meet and assistance on arrival and departure; Transfer to and from the lodge only for parties arriving and departing together; Lodging; Meals, all wines beer, and local spirits; Professional guide service and pick up boys; Payment to land owners for hunting rights.
Not Included: Gratuities for guides and house staff; Airfares; Gun entry permits; Gun Rental; Shells; Masseuse; Laundry service; Phone calls and Internet; Tours, shopping trips, horseback riding, etc.; Any items of a strictly personal nature; Transfer to and from the lodge for clients not arriving or departing with the whole party; Baggage overweight charges; Personal and baggage insurance; Cost of itinerary modifications requested by passenger; Buenos Aires transfers and hotels.
Transfer Policy: Only two transfers are included: one for arrivals and one for departures (they apply to parties arriving together). For transfers on different schedules there will be a $ 150.00 surcharge (one way) per passenger and $ 75.00 per person (one way) for groups (2 or more passengers)
Approximate license cost: $65 per day per person