Overview of Argentina Red Stag Hunt - Cowboy
If you are looking to experience the rough and tough of Argentinian Gaucho life mixed with as authentic as it comes red stag hunting, look no further! At this destination you will be staying in a small ranch house with the gauchos living only a few yards away. It is located on a 36,000-acre active cattle farm where the Gaucho’s work the cattle and the land daily. You will have access to incredible free-range (36,000 acres) hunting for red stag as well as water buffalo, blackbuck, axis, mouflon, dove, fallow deer, dorset sheep, and four horned sheep. There is also a high fence hunting area which is and high-fence 2,400 acres.
The free-range hunting on this property offers you the rare opportunity to go after monster red stag up to 350 SCI points in both the free range and high fence properties. This is achieved through an excellent natural management system the owners have put into practice which does not include added genetics in either the free range or high fence areas. You also have the opportunity to hunt the 2,500-acre high fenced area for red stag.
The lodge is an old ranch house that will make you feel like you are back on the hunting lease with your buddies. It has room for 6 guests with its three bedrooms and small living room/dining room with brick fireplace. Throughout your stay you can go out on horseback for a ride or follow the gauchos around to watch them practice their craft. Similar to your hunting camp, the experience offered here is all about being in the great outdoors and building comradery.
Our Experience at This Lodge
We enjoyed the simplicity of this lodge. It is truly where you go to experience an authentic Argentinean lifestyle. Our ranch house was only a few yards away from where the working gauchos live, so we were able to see their lifestyle and traditions. A highlight was spending some time watching the gauchos separate and count cattle while on horseback.
The property is large and sprawling with a diverse terrain of thick brush, plains with trees spotting them, and creek beds. As we explored the property we saw herds of blackbuck, red stag, and more. It was very interesting to see how the cattle ranching and hunting fit together here.
Argentina is known worldwide as a paradise for Big Game Hunting. This is due to the great extensions of land that provide the perfect habitat for a great number and diversity of animals.
Every year hunters from all over the world travel to Argentina to hunt the majestic Red Stag during their rut, the roaring season. This is an exhilarating hunt in the midst of one of the most spectacular events nature can offer.
This hunting area is located in the Province of La Pampa. Due to the high concentration of game and the number of species found there, hunting in the La Pampa area is ideal for both big game and wing shooting. You will hunt from trucks, on foot, by horseback or from large box blinds.
The three main species are red stag, water buffalo and the blackbuck antelope plus another 10 big game trophy species. Red stag, axis deer, mouflon, water buffalo, blackbuck antelope, fallow deer, Dorset sheep & four horned sheep, Scottish blackface, hybrid ram, Somali ram, wild boar, karakul ram and wild goat. More than a dozen options offering different challenge levels. All of them are found in free range. Red Stag can be found in the high fence area.
WINGSHOOTING COMBINATION HUNT WITH BIG GAME HUNTING
Dove hunting is an option. In December you can hunt the sunflower fields and expect to shoot 500-900 shells. In June-Aug you will drive 40 min away for an all-day hunt with BBQ lunch. You can expect to shoot as many as 2,000 shells.
The ranch also offers very good Perdiz hunting as a fun bonus. Similar to a walking quail hunt here in the states except Perdiz are normally found as singles or pairs instead of larger coveys. They have all 3 species of Perdiz on the ranch.
The lodge is located in a 20-acre manicured area of the property with old trees, perfect to enjoy the fresh air while sitting on the outdoor patio. The Lodge can accommodate up to 6 hunters at the same time in comfortable rooms. With a cozy atmosphere, the very rustic ranch house offers a comfortable living room with its inviting fireplace as a centerpiece, a dining room boasting comfort-food filled meals, and great Argentinian wines. The meals always include a wonderful display of local ingredients like red deer ham, wild boar ham, grilled lamb, and of course the traditional Argentine Asados.
The three individual guest rooms at the lodge are spacious and comfortable. Each has a private bath with full amenities, including hot showers to wind down from long days in the field.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
This trip needs to be a minimum of three days for the best chance of success shooting one species. More days need to be added based on species desired.
Travel Details & Location
This lodge is located near Bahía Blanca in the La Pampa province.
You will fly into Buenos Aires then take a connecting flight to Bahía Blanca. From there you will be picked up at the airport and be driven 2.5 hours to the lodge.
The hunting is the primary focus at this lodge. Depending on the weather, non-hunters or hunters who want to take some time off can enjoy horseback riding and watching the gauchos work.
Internet & Communications
There is little to no cell service and spotty Wi-Fi.
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Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!