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Uruguay bird hunting

Overview

Uruguay bird hunting

This luxury perdiz, pigeon, and dove hunting estancia is located in the midst of the “Sierra de Minas” hills country only 45 minutes from the airport in Montevideo which offers daily flights from the US. A stream runs lazily through the property which presents stunning landscapes. Incredibly secluded, this estancia is only one hour from Punta del Este which is commonly known as the Riviera of South America. This destination combines great beaches with sophisticated restaurants, casinos, and shopping with fantastic Uruguay bird hunting.

The Uruguay bird hunting lodge was completed in 2013 and has been fully decorated and landscaped by the renowned decorator Carol Raquet. They can accommodate up to 12 hunters distributed among its 8 very comfortable bedrooms.Uruguay bird hunting

Perdiz is a world-class upland game bird hunted over well trained Brittany 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 our chef serves you a delicious dish of freshly prepared perdiz. Pigeon shooting takes place in harvest corn fields or sorghum plantations over decoys.  High volume afternoon dove hunts will leave your gun barrels to hot to touch.  Fields and plantations are constantly scouted by experienced guides.

PARTY SIZE: 4 hunters minimum and 12 hunters maximum

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Species: Duck, Perdiz, giant Perdiz and Pigeon
Capacity: 12 People
Location: Aguas Blancas, Sierra de Minas, Eastern Uruguay.
Season: April thru July
Method: Shotgun
Lodging: Luxury
Food: Chef prepared
Trip Length: It's up to you
Transport: Lodge vehicles
Guided: Yes

Shooting

Spot-wing and picazuro pigeons are seen mingling with doves everywhere in Uruguay.  However, this dedicated pigeon destination offers huge flocks of virtually 100 % pigeons.

Shooting is done over decoys placed on rotating carousels, modeled after those used in Scotland.  Expect to shoot 6-8 boxes of shells during a two-hour morning hunt.

The spotted tinamou (common perdiz) are revered upland game birds, hunted over Brittany Pointers with a liberal limit of ten birds per half day hunt.  The terrain is always easy-short-grass pastures with no brush.  On a very good day, it is possible to see up to 25 points in an hour, making for very exciting action.  These birds are usually found in singles or pairs, not large coveys.

Many experienced dove shooters claim that the dove here surpasses in volume and intensity the dove shooting in Cordoba, which has long been considered  the world’s foremost dove-shooting destination.  That being said, on any given day, Cordoba probably wins out but consider the combination here that makes for a great variety of shooting!

They feed all surrounding ponds within 20 minutes drive for a very light early morning duck shoot just before a perdiz or pigeon hunt.  However, for dedicated water fowlers, we still recommend other lodges.  This is just a nice addition for variety sake.

GAME BIRDS LIMITS:

  • PIGEON:                            8 boxes per 1/2 day
  • PERDIZ:                             10 birds per 1/2 day
  • DOVE                                  No limits

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Itinerary

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival day. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by one of their English speaking guides at Montevideo’s  International Airport.  From there, you’ll have a 50 minute drive to the estancia, followed by an afternoon shoot  for high-volume dove. Following the hunt, enjoy cocktails and a gourmet dinner at the luxury Estancia.

Day 2 & 3: Enjoy morning shoots at either high volume pigeons over decoys or perdiz over dogs.  In the afternoon you will shoot high volume dove.  Hunting grounds are 10-40 minutes drive from the estancia.  Between hunts, you’ll have lunch and time for a siesta. The evening will feature cocktails and gourmet dinner at the lodge.

Day 4: You’ll enjoy a morning shoot at the high volume pigeons or perdiz over dogs prior to your departure.  Following the hunt, you’ll enjoy lunch at the estancia, then transfer to Montevideo’s  International Airport for your overnight flight back home.

Lodging

The lodge was completed in 2013 and has been fully decorated and landscaped by the renowned decorator Carol Raquet. We can accommodate up to 12 hunters distributed among its 8 very comfortable bedrooms and 7 bathrooms.  This is an absolutely perfect destination for couples, families and hunters who enjoy both a variety of shooting and non-shooting activities.

Minimum group of 4 maximum group of 12.

Activities

While secluded and very private, this estancia is only 45 minutes by car to Punta del Este, the “Riviera of the South”, featuring great beaches, sophisticated restaurants, spas, upscale shops, casinos, and colorful nightlife.

Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, is only 50 minutes away, offering many cultural, historical, gastronomic and luxury activities.

Rates

2016 Rates:

RATE: $ 3,540  pp (6 hunts; 3 nights; 4 days)

ADDITIONAL DAYS : $1,180

OBSERVERS:  50% of the program’s rate.

PARTY SIZE: 4 hunters minimum and 12 hunters maximum

COST INCLUDES:

  • 3 full days of shooting at high- volume pigeons and/or perdiz over dogs and/or doves
  • All meals in hunting areas including liquor, wine and beer.
  • All ground  transportation as required by itinerary.
  • Single occupancy for up to 8 guests and double occupancy for up to 12 guests.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Hunting license/permits in Uruguay ($200).
  • Gun entrance in Uruguay  (approx. $110/gun)
  • Shotgun shells ($14/box, for 20 and 12 gauge), gratuities (suggested: $60/day total), phone calls, laundry, meals traveling to and from Airport,   and other items of a personal nature.

GUN RENTALS: They have a large stock of guns available; please feel free to request our gun list. Cost: $50/day.

EARLY/LATE ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: One or two hunters arriving or departing on a different flight than the rest of the party would have to pay $600 for an additional car and driver to take them to estancia. For every additional gun the cost will increase by $50/ hunter. 

FAQ

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TRAVEL INSURANCE:  REQUIRED!  

Links to the companies we recommend:

Travelex Insurance       Ripcord Insurance

While we do everything in our power to protect our clients from travel problems, we cannot prevent illness, natural disasters, wars, deaths, lodge closings and more; we live in uncertain times!  The only way to protect yourself and your investment is through travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide medical coverage, cancellation due to natural disaster, illness, death in the family, lodge closings and other unknowns; in this day and time, anything is possible.  Lodges count on you to protect your investment as they cannot refund your payments due to the nature of the product they offer.

Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues.  It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.

Both companies offer evacuation insurance in addition to their travel insurance but Ripcord has more thorough coverage in this area.

The Ripcord membership and travel Insurance provides the highest levels of medical, security, evacuation and rescue services in the industry combined with travel insurance:

  • Remote rescue services from point of injury or illness
  • Medical evacuations to the member’s home hospital of choice
  • The best evacuation and rescue triggers that include rescues for medical conditions that will result in permanent injury in addition to just requiring hospitalization
  • Security extraction services for geopolitical events and natural disasters
  • Involuntary detention resolution services for members who are held against their will
  • Consulting services from special operations veterans, paramedics, nurses, and physicians
  • Travel insurance

Testimonials

We had an awesome time … The hunting, scenery, accommodations, food, and hospitality were all first class. We look forward to going back down there in the future.
Byron, Uruguay