Some of the best wingshooting in the entire world is in South America, specifically Argentina. Experiencing the high-volume dove hunting in Cordoba, Argentina should be on every hunter’s Bucket List, and most find themselves returning numerous times. Between the amazing food, service and accommodations, this destination is a fantastic option for a family or group. Do not overlook the big game hunting that Argentina has to offer as well. Argentina holds the best free-range Red Stag hunting in the world.
Argentina Big Game
- Red Stag (free-range)
Argentina (in general) is one of the world’s foremost hunting and fishing destinations. With a myriad of game and fish, the country provides boundless opportunities for outdoors-men to realize their life-long hunting and fishing dreams.
Wingshooting enthusiasts enjoy unbelievable dove, duck, pigeon, and perdiz hunts, while big game hunters have the opportunity to take a trophy Red Stag, Puma (non-importable for U.S. hunters) or Russian Wild Boar.
Fishermen come from every corner of the globe to take advantage of the world-class fly fishing for trout in Patagonia and freshwater dorado in Corrientes.
You can hunt Red Stag in native Europe and New Zealand as well, but Argentina has it’s advantages. Unlike New Zealand, when Red Stag were introduced into Argentina a century ago the bloodlines were very good. So while Argentina and Europe also have awesome Stags artificially bred behind wire, Argentina probably has the very best free-range Stag hunting in the entire world.
This outfitter is fully licensed and headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Founded by three gentlemen in 2002, they started by offering Red Stag hunts on a ranch in Patagonia, and duck hunts at another ranch in the province of Entre Rios. They quickly developed a devoted group of repeat clients, and over the past several years they have grown to offer a wider variety of trips, both hunting and fishing, at more properties throughout the region to the growing clientele from the U.S. and Europe. Today, they operate seven of their own lodges and work closely with a number of other luxury lodges that complement these. This is an exclusive outfitter who has a very loyal group of clients, and dates tend to be booked out well in advance.
The outfitter’s operations are strictly fair-chase hunts with no high fences whatsoever. Some of the largest wild Red Stag in Argentina have been taken on their properties over the years. Huge ranches, and not even a neighbor has a high fence. Totally free-range.
All of their Red Stag hunting ranches are located in the San Martin & Junín de los Andes area in Northern Patagonia within the Province of Neuquen. There are multiple daily commercial flights from Buenos Aires Domestic Airport to San Martin de los Andes and Bariloche.
Their areas range from 14,000 – 200,000 free-range acreage – all in and around the areas where the first Red Stag were brought to Patagonia over 95 years ago (around San Martin dee los Andes). These areas are both in the foothills and higher elevations of the Andes Mountains. The foothills – think Montana where the High Plains meet the Rockies, combining open country, forested areas and high foothills covered in pine. The higher elevation areas is like pure mountain country, with thick forests, glades and deep valleys. Depending on the area, you’ll either hunt strictly on foot or horseback then on foot. The hunts can be set-up in several ways thanks to the topography offered by the properties. Usually you’ll head out on horseback (most of the time) to reach the mallines, or rut areas. Once a trophy is located, you leave the horses and begin an exciting stalk on foot. For hunters with mobility problems, you can also reach the hunting areas in comfortable 4×4 vehicles.
$9,790 per hunter
1 trophy Red Stag (regardless of size)
4 full days of hunting, 5 nights
1×1 hunter to guide ratio
All food and drinks (including fine Argentine wine, beer and liquor)
All internal ground transfers
Private ground transfer: Chapelco Airport – lodge – Chapelco Airport
Reception and assistance in customs at Ezeiza International Airport w/English-speaking guide
Exclusions: Trophy fee for cull Red Stag – $1,000, additional Red Stag trophy fee – $3,500, additional cull Red Stag trophy fee – $1,000, gun rental (if desired) – $65 per day, commercial flights to and within Argentina, transfers in Buenos Aires, exportation paperwork – $300 per Stag, preparation for Stag exportation – $50 per Stag, all shipping costs associated with getting your Stag(s) to the U.S. for taxidermy, gratuities (guide & camp staff), non-hunter/observer rate (if applicable) – $3,650 (for 4 days/5 nights)
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Argentina – Wingshooting
The outfitter produces incredible dove hunting that is high-volume and year-round. Only a 1.5-hour drive from the Cordoba airport, the lodge is only 25 minutes between two of the largest dove roosts, the Churqui and Macha. The dove hunting is never interrupted as their privileged location guarantees non-stop and no-limit dove hunting throughout the whole year, with doves always near the fields surrounding the lodge.
Drives to the fields average ~30 minutes, and the outfitter has maintained long-lasting relationships with surrounding landowners that provide flexibility for hunters. The outfitter employs a full-time bird scout that sets out each day to follow the birds and secure the best fields for the hunters. As few as four people can reserve the entire lodge, making this place a one-of-a-kind accommodation that ensures the most private dove hunting experience to its distinguished guests. Privacy is the main attraction here, although the lodge has six very comfortable rooms, each with a fireplace and private bathroom. Each room also has remote-controlled A/C units, and all necessary bathroom products you may need. There is a nightly turndown service, as well as a very convenient daily laundry service. The lodge was purposely built as a dove shooting lodge making its layout perfect for guests. With the guest rooms separate from the dining and living room, there is a feel of space and warmth that will make you never want to leave.
This Orvis-endorsed operation truly confirms that you’re experiencing our world’s best dove hunting experience. This lodge employs two of the top chefs in all of Cordoba. By the time you leave this place, you will feel the ultimate gluttony! All day, from sun up to sun down, you will be provided with the finest food that Argentina has to offer. Meats, meats and more meats! Every morning begins with a wake-up knock from the lodge’s butler, where you will then be provided with a large breakfast to fuel up for the day’s hunt. Lunch will be provided back at the lodge in between morning and afternoon hunts, except for the one day you are provided with a luxury lunch in the field. Appetizers are served before every dinner, and you are greeted with a warm towel immediately upon your return to the lodge after a hunt. Your drink will never be empty, and rest assured your stomach won’t either! The entire staff is young and energetic, providing a very fun and joyful experience when sharing stories of the day. Since the outfitter’s establishment in 1995, international sportsmen, outdoor writers and hunting enthusiasts rave about the world-class experience that’s strategically operated between two of the largest dove roosts in the world. From the outstanding hunting fields, to the original lodging experience, to the first-class specialized service, the outfitter is renowned for exceeding hunters’ expectations and creating lasting memories.
All Inclusive Package – $2,995 per person
3 or 4 nights of lodging, 3,000 shells, all meals and beverages (including alcohol), professional guide service, and transfer in/out of Cordoba airport
Daily Rate – $540 per day
Whole Lodge Rate – $4,900 total per day
Non-Shooter Daily Rate – $350 per day
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Uruguay – Wingshooting
This estancia is considered the most luxurious mixed bag destination in South America and is by far the easiest to reach. It is located only 45 minutes away from the International Airport of Montevideo with direct daily overnight flights from the United States and Europe. The estancia is situated in the midst of the “Sierra de Minas” hill country. The “Aguas Blancas” stream runs lazily through the property which presents stunning landscapes.
This 15,000 sq.ft. estancia accommodates up to 12 hunters distributed among its 8 very comfortable bedrooms with 7 bathrooms, two large living rooms, three dining rooms, a large partially enclosed terrace, two grill rooms and a small chapel. The stone-built lodge was completed in 2013 and fully-decorated and landscaped by the renowned decorator Carol Raquet.
Pigeon shooting takes place in harvest corn fields or sorghum plantations which provides for incredible decoying. Fields and plantations are constantly scouted by experienced guides. Your personal guide will construct your blind from natural brush, place a nice spread of decoys within gunning range and then position themselves a short distance away so to assist you with gun loading, shells or just serve you a hot cup of coffee or a cold beer. Hunters can expect to shoot 6+ boxes in a half-day shoot.
Eared Dove, considered almost a plague in Uruguay, provides the ultimate high-volume dove hunting experience. Dove presentations are limitless each day and, hunters can expect to shoot well over 100 boxes per day at doves during the prime time, which is November through the end of April. Driving times to the shooting areas are not more than 30 minutes and often times only 15 minutes. Your personal guide will be there as a loader and to bring you refreshments during the day. Shoot as much or as little as you feel comfortable, but know that there is no limit similar to what you’ve seen in Argentina.
Perdiz is a world-class upland game bird hunted over well-trained pointers. These birds hold very well in ground cover that many times is no higher than your ankles. Perdiz do not covey, and are usually flushed as singles, or occasionally in pairs, but they are very challenging. Your mouth will water as the chef serves you a delicious dish of freshly prepared Perdiz. Note – The Perdiz may only be hunted May 1st – July 31st each season.
Incredibly secluded, this estancia is only 45 minutes from Punta del Este which is commonly known as the Riviera of South America. It combines great beaches with sophisticated restaurants, casinos, and shopping. Often times hunters spend a couple of days before or after their hunt in Punta del Este or in the nearby windlands experiencing the local vineyards. The Estancia is also next to the Buddhist temple.
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