Los Laureles lodge is one of the world's finest mixed bag wingshooting destinations. In Argentina, it has unarguably been the finest mixed bag hunting destination for the last twenty years. Surrounded by rivers and white sand beaches, Los Laureles is a hunting and fishing paradise. Situated on several thousand acres of private land, Los Laureles is a large, working ranch with in-house ownership of all land and hunting rights. The lodge itself is in the middle of a lush 4,000 acre parcel which is home to feed lots, cow pastures and cultivated fields growing soy, corn, sorghum, wheat and alfalfa. The result is a magnitude of wild ducks, perdiz, doves and pigeons which is hard to imagine.
Our popular mixed bag package (May-August) goes beyond a typical Argentine hunt by combining ducks, perdiz, pigeons, high-volume doves and even freshwater dorado fishing in one unique program. The September-April season is home to our iconic cast & blast package which takes the best of high-volume dove hunting and combines it with the best of Argentina's freshwater dorado fishing. Fishing at Los Laureles is world class due to the fact that one of our property lines is the Parana river which is the largest body of water in the country. Our river bank and boat launch facility is less than a five minute drive from the lodge making fishing a convenient activity to add on any given day. In addition to our close proximity to the river, an additional jewel of our property is our very own dove roost. We are proud to boast having the only operation in the entire province of Entre Rios with a dove roost on our property. While great bird hunting in Argentina sometimes comes at the cost of long drives to the field, our strategic location allows for drives which are by far the shortest among mixed bag lodges. Hunters are able to literally walk to a number of dove blinds located close to the lodge.
While Los Laureles proper consists of 4,000 acres, we also own two adjacent ranches which total 10,000 acres in size making it Argentina's largest, private winsghooting operation. The beauty of private ownership means we are not competing with other outfitters for land leases. Because we are not leasing, there is not a financial factor bearing influence on how often land is scouted and baited. Furthermore, the vast acreage we control allows us to frequently rotate hunting locations and not over-stress any one given area, meaning that our birds stay strong all season even with back to back groups.
The comfortable and luxurious facilities of this five-star lodge include six double bedrooms equipped with air-conditioning and jacuzzi, as well as a spacious sitting-room with a fireplace, a bar, a dining-room with an adjoining grill area and a swimming pool. For larger parties there is an adjacent guest house with two additional bedrooms.
Our lodge staff prides itself on gourmet cuisine including a number of exquisite game dishes as well as fine wines. The lodge is intended to aid in relaxing from long days spent on foot in the field so rest assured you won't be roughing it here!
When taking into account the diversity of available hunting activities, land management, quality of birds and drive times, other mixed bag operations simply cannot compete with the world-class quality of Los Laureles.