If you're looking for a fast-paced Argentina duck hunting adventure, then this is the lodge for you. With flocks of up to 30 ducks showing themselves on a regular basis, many hunters are able to fill out their bag limits in well under an hour.
The Duck Shoot
You'll be hunting in comfort from carefully camouflaged blinds. The hunts are located along one of the San Javier Rivers, where you'll be positioned to shoot over the many islands or adjacent rice fields. The ducks are scouted daily and the outfitter's trucks and boats will take you to exactly where you need to be. Highly skilled bird-boys deploy species-specific decoys and call the ducks to make the shooting even better.
There are two shoots every day. The morning hunts begin early - you'll head out while it's still dark so that the hunt can begin at first light. Breakfast is served before departure. Total transport time to the blind, including the drive and the boat ride, is about one hour.
The hunt lasts until about 10:00 AM, but with a little luck, a skilled hunter can fill his bag limit in half an hour or so. The flocks are often quite large and the up-to-the-minute scouting ensures excellent shooting.
After the first hunt ends, you will return to the lodge for lunch and a well-deserved rest. At 3:00 in the afternoon, you will head out for the second hunt of the day. This hunt lasts until dark.
The most common species here are whistling and rosy-billed ducks, but teals occasionally show themselves as well.
You'll stay in a homelike lodge, featuring a fireplace, a thatched roof, and a dining room with incredible views of the river and the surrounding fields. Up to ten guests can stay in the lodge's five bedrooms, each of which features its own bathroom. A living room, bar, swimming pool, and recreation room provide places to socialize and relax between hunts, and a gun cleaning table and other essential facilities will allow you to keep your gear in top working order. Internet access lets you stay connected with the outside world.
Excellent old-fashioned asados (barbecues) feature prominently on the gourmet menu. Meals are accompanied with fine Argentinean wine and finished with wonderful desserts.
All twelve guests may be hunters, as the capacity is twelve guns. The services of the highly skilled guides and bird boys who will accompany you on your hunt are included in the price. Gun rentals are available if you don't have or don't want to bring your own.
Massage, maid, and laundry services are available to make your stay even more relaxing.
Argentina duck hunting is some of the best in the world - but only if you take the time to put some distance between yourself and civilization. The lodge is about 300 miles from Cordoba International Airport.
Getting there from Cordoba: You can fly to Cordoba International Airport by first flying to Lima in Peru or Santiago in Chile, then taking a connecting flight to Cordoba. From the airport, it's about a six-hour drive to the lodge. It's certainly a long time to spend on the road, but you'll get to take in the gorgeous countryside of Argentina along the way.
Getting there from Buenos Aires: You can fly straight to Buenos Aires from the United States. From there, it's five and a half hours of driving to reach the lodge. Alternatively, you can take a domestic flight from Buenos Aires over to Veracruz, which will leave you with only two hours to travel by land. To cut down on driving time even further, you can book a charter flight to the San Justo landing strip. This reduces the driving time to less than an hour.
Getting there from Rosario: You can fly to Rosario Airport from Buenos Aires or from Santiago, Chile. It's about two hours and 40 minutes of driving from there to the lodge.
Combine Your Duck Shoot with Cordoba Dove Hunting
This outfitter offers Cordoba dove hunts as well. One of their dove hunting lodges is located less than two hours from the Cordoba International Airport, and all of that driving time puts you closer to the lodge. You can ride to this lodge, hunt doves for a few days, then take a four-hour ride to the duck hunting lodge for the second leg of your hunt.
Call today or fill out the form below and let us know what type of Argentina duck hunting experience you'd like to have. We’ll send you information on opportunities that match your goals. Our experienced outfitters are second to none and we're happy to share personal experiences with you.
|Hunt Duration||3.5 Days, 4 Nights & 7 Hunts|
|Hunting Methods||Decoying,Pass shooting from natural blinds and fields.|
|Rates - Winter||$2,975 (April 15th through September)|
|Rates - Rice Field||$2,625 (February through April 14th)|
|Extra Days - Winter||$850 per hunting day|
|Extra Days - Rice||$750 per hunting day|
|Observers - Winter||$1,487.50 - extra days at $450|
|Observers - Rice||$1,312.50 - extra days at $375|
|Accommodations||Argentine Hunting Estancia|
Lodging at our Exclusive Duck Lodge, All Meals, with an International Menu and Fine Argentine Wines, Beer and Local Spirits, Open Bar with Premium Local Liquors and Beverages, Transfer From/To Santa Fe Airport (only parties arriving & departing together) - see transfer policy below, Meet & Assistance on Santa Fe Airport upon Arrival & Departure, Transfers To/From Hunting Areas, Professional Guiding Service & Bird Boys, Gun Cleaning Service, High speed Internet
Airfares, Gun Entry Permits - $140 per gun, Gun Rental - $70 per day, Santa Fe hunting license - $35 per day, Shells - $15 per box of 25, Foreign Wire Transfer fees, Gratuities Guides/House Staff, Items of Strictly Personal Nature, Laundry Service, Phone Calls, Massages, Tours & Shopping Trips, Transfers From/To Rosario, Buenos Aires or Cordoba Airports when required, Transfers From/To La Zenaida Lodge –in Dove Duck Combo Hunts, Separate Party Transfer To/From Santa Fe Airport, Itinerary Modifications by Passenger, Buenos Aires Transfers/Hotels required by itinerary, Baggage Overweight Charges, Personal/Baggage Insurance
|License & Permits||See above|
Contact Dick for details at 888-850-HUNT, Ext. 700
For detailed Information or to arrange this hunt please contact Dick at 888-850-HUNT, Ext. 700 or Cell: 307-259-4714.
Transfer Policy - Only two transfers to Santa Fe airport are included: one for arrivals and one for departures (they apply to parties arriving together). For transfers on different schedules there will be an $80 USD surcharge (one way) per single passenger and $40 USD per person (one way) for groups (3 or more passengers).
To reserve your hunt, we require a 50% deposit within 10 days of booking to confirm your requested reservation dates. The remaining 50% Balance Due is required to be paid in full no later 90 days prior to your scheduled arrival date at the Lodge.
We highly recommended that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance to protect your deposit, as said deposit is not refundable unless a replacement group is booked within 60 days of your reserved dates.
If you have any questions regarding Hunting Trip Travel Insurance, please contact Global Sporting Safaris for a specific quote.
Ext. 700 and ask for Dick.