How We Got Started

Junior Maers was one of the first dove hunting outfitters in Argentina. He began working as an outfitter in 1987 and formed Maers & Goldman with Ariel Goldman in 2004. The two began putting together one of the finest dove operations in the Cordoba Providence of Argentina – hiring some of the best cooks, lodge staff and birdboys in the region.

John Whiddon, President of Whiddon Wingshooting, LLC, began hunting in Argentina on an annual basis (sometime multiple times in a year) beginning in 1994. John has hunted with many different outfitters in multiple providences of Argentina. In 2008, after careful consideration, John selected Maers & Goldman as his outfitter of choice to approach in order to build a partnership. John selected the Maers & Goldman lodge, La Volanta, as his premier lodge of choice due to the close proximity to the Cordoba airport, the large number of birds in the area (primarily due to the many grains produced nearby to support the largest candy factory in the world located only minutes from La Volanta), the culinary delights, and the short distance from the lodge to dove fields.

All of this created the ideal situation for the perfect dove hunting experience. Following discussions with Junior Maers and Ariel Goldman, John and his company, Whiddon Wingshooting, LLC, became Maers & Goldman’s exclusive booking agent. The relationship has benefitted Maers & Goldman tremendously – they now have an agent who resides in the United States and can provide superior customer service to hunters planning a trip to one of the Maers & Goldman signature lodges which allows Maers & Goldman to focus their full attention on the hunters currently at the various lodge locations. We hope that you will come and experience a Maers & Goldman hunt and see what sets us apart from the rest.