Rick Collins, owner of Southern Outfitting began organizing trips more than 10 years ago because of his love for Argentina Dove hunting, and passion for all types of wing shooting in South America. The moment he stepped into the dove field on his first trip to Argentina he was captivated by the thrill of seeing endless waves of doves traveling to and from their feeding grounds. At this moment Rick knew that he would soon build a business around hunting in Argentina.
Southern Outfitting is separated from our competitors by the experience and knowledge of each hunting area and lodges we represent. Southern Outfitting has professional and personal relationships with the owners of each South American operation we represent, and in most cases has visited the lodge and hunted and fished at each location. We believe this distinction gives us the ability to accurately describe each operation in detail and help our clients select a destination that is right for them.
We have strategically chosen several of the most renowned and distinguished outfitters in South America to represent. This gives us access to the best hunting and fishing areas in South America, the flexibility to customize your trip by species and area, and most importantly the ability to affirm the quality of your sporting excursion.
For high volume dove hunting in Cordoba, there are easily hundreds of lodges and outfitters, but we believe Paco Riestra with La Macarena and David Perez with Los Chanares offer the best quality hunts at the best value, so we have limited our Cordoba dove hunting excursions to these two fine outfitters. Our choice for high volume dove hunting in Salta was easy, as Floro Lavalle and his brand new Estancia Chacu is the hottest selling excursion in South America today. For mixed bag hunting in Entre Rios there is no better choice than Orvis endorsed Los Ombues lodge owned and operated by Carlos Sanchez. Uruguay isn’t as well known for high volume dove hunting, Dorado fishing and duck hunting as its neighbor Argentina; however the opportunities in this small country are endless. Southern Outfitting recently expanded our offering to include the Portela brothers and San Cirilo lodge for our sporting excursions in eastern Uruguay. We are excited about this destination and believe this affords our clients even more flexibility in their sporting adventures.
The primary differences in the various hunting lodges we represent is not the quality of the hunting, service meals, or beverages, rather simply the luxury of the lodge.