Argentina duck hunting combined with perdiz hunting, convenience to Buenos Aires, luxury lodging, chef-prepared meals and service characterizes the latest addition to our Argentina portfolio. From one of our long-time favorite operators, this Argentina duck hunt promises to be yet another great one.
Located in the province of Buenos Aires, just 75 minutes from the Ezeiza International airport, Los Crestones Lodge is named for the Rosy Billed Pochard, Argentina's most defining duck species. Set in mature parkland and surrounded by fertile countryside, this Argentina duck hunting program offers discerning guests mixed-bag hunting for decoying ducks followed by flushing perdiz over seasoned pointers.
For those who appreciate hunting with finished, well-trained dogs, Los Crestones is special among Argentina hunting venues. Your host, Claudio Villalba, has been breeding and training pedigreed sporting dogs for 25 years. They are a pleasure to hunt over in the fields and in the marshes.
On duck hunts, a team of well-mannered retrievers ensure that even lightly-hit ducks are recovered and delivered to hand. Perdiz are hunted primarily over German Short-Hairs and English Pointers. Watching them work is a joy in itself and enhances the hunting experience.
In the mornings, you will hunt ducks over decoys in nearby wetlands. Guests depart the lodge in the dark, but only after a hearty breakfast, with everything from waffles to eggs benedict. Hunt from double blinds, or large individual pit blind, or on platform-pallet blinds - always easy access and solid footing. Each pair of hunters is accompanied by a guide and retriever, making sure that 100% of birds are collected each hunt. Most days hunters will return to the lodge for lunch and siesta before afternoon hunting.
You may hunt perdiz in the rich pastures near the lodge. Experienced guides will work with their team of pointers to provide you with the best possible sport. Experienced German Shorthair and English pointers, Vizlas and Brittanies effectively comb the short-grass areas to find birds. Other afternoons, enjoy more duck hunting or, if available, wild pigeon hunting over decoys or low-volume dove shooting.
The largest herds of wild Blackbuck Antelope in the world are located just 30 minutes from the lodge. A bit farther away you'll find some of the best wild Axis deer hunting in Argentina. Full-day or half-day big game hunts are an easy addition to your Argentina wingshooting vacation. Guides are experienced and know these private land areas well. They can organize a hunt and provide an accurate loaner rifle. They will also guide bow hunters, but additional time allowances are advised for archery hunts. Let us know in advance; rates available if interested.
Lodging takes place in a classic Argentinean estancia, which has been recently refurbished and possesses the comfort and style you would expect of upscale operations. Internet connectivity and satellite TV are, of course, available. Guests sleep in one of 6 single bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. In the evening, superb meals and fine Argentine wines are enjoyed in the dining room.
Gear and clothing is not a complicated matter for Argentina; rubber boots or light waders and field clothing appropriate for temperatures between 30 and 60 degrees are all that's required. You may bring your favorite fowling piece for about $100 per gun customs fee or travel worry free and use one of ours. This estancia is well-stocked with clean, reliable Berretta or Benelli 12 gauges, semi-autos and over-unders. Let us handle the worrisome travel details; your biggest worry need be only what to shoot next while duck hunting in Argentina.
Excellent Argentina duck hunting and perdiz hunting combo packages at Los Crestones are Available May through July.
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$1,090 retail per day Argentina duck hunting at Crestones Lodge
$4,200 retail standard 4-day Argentina duck hunting package at Crestones (4 morning duck hunts, 4 afternoon duck hunts), but duration may customized as hunters decide.
Hunter's choice of free-range blackbuck antelope and/or axis deer. Big Game Hunting Trophy Fees:
GROUP RATES available for this excellent Argentina duck hunting. Contact us for more information.
Argentina Duck Hunt Limits at Los Crestones
The bag limit, or transportation limit for this Argentina duck hunting experience is quite generous, but we hope that you will let your conscience be your guide as well, and compare this shooting opportunity to virtually any other decoying experiences worldwide. Our outfitter imposes a limit of 35 ducks per morning and 15 ducks per afternoon to balance action and conservation, as well as to ensure the consistently productive shooting for this Argentina duck hunting package. Perdiz limits are 8 per hunter.
Average Daily Temperature Range - Argentina Duck Hunt at Los Crestones
May 66°-38°F / 19- 4C
June 59°-32°F / 15- 0C
July 59°-37°F / 15- 3C
Aug 64°-34°F / 18- 1C
What to Bring - Argentina Duck Hunting at Los Crestones
Packing for an Argentina duck hunt is not complicated. Weather is comparably mild for waterfowling, and the walk or ride to the blind is relatively simple. Bring your own favorite firearm or rent from a selection of clean, reliable semi-automatic or over-under Beretta and Benelli shotguns. Lightweight, breathable waders are the perfect choice for the dry or semi-wet marsh blinds used while Argentina duck hunting at Los Crestones.
Gratuities - Argentina Duck Hunt at Los Crestones
Gratuities for lodge and field staff are not included in Argentina duck hunt package cost since tipping, in general, is discretionary. Because clients have repeatedly asked that we provide general guidelines the following is suggested:
As an example, for a 3-day Argentina duck hunt at Jacana hunt you will spend approximately $300 in tips, which is $100 per day. Guests should not tip pick-up boys directly in the field. For transfers in Buenos Aires, your lodge host will tip the drivers and airport porters but not hotel or restaurant personnel. If you wish to tip your guide, do so at your discretion.
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Sample Itinerary for 4-day Argentina Duck Hunt at Los Crestones
Day 1. Depart the U.S. on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires
Day 2. Arrive Buenos Aires and transfer to the luxury lodge. Lunch at the lodge will be waiting, and and afternoon hunt, usually for perdiz, will soon follow.
Day 3-5. Full days of Argentina duck hunting. Morning duck hunts each day, and afternoon hunts for perdiz or more ducks. Big game hunts for black buck and axis also available. All meals will be enjoyed at the lodge.
Day 6. Following a final morning of Argentina duck hunting and lunch, 1.25-hour transfer will be provided to Buenos Aires for your overnight flight to the U.S.
Day 7. Arrive in the U.S. at your gateway airport and make connections home, usually arriving about mid-day.
Your Argentina duck hunt itinerary may be fully customized to allow for touring Buenos Aires before or after your hunt. We will help make neccesary arrangements for tours, dining or shopping. Other South American hunting excursions, such as an Argentina dove hunt, are also popular.
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Crestones offers excellent Argentina duck hunting combined with perdiz hunting and a hot barreled warm up for doves. Guests are met with soft drinks and libations after returning to the gorgeously kept estancia built in 1886.
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Excellent waterfowl wingshooting within less than 2 hours from Buenos Aires. This program includes upland hunting and optional big game hunting opportunities. White-cheeked Pintail, Rosy-billed Pochard and a dozen more duck species. Exceptionally-well trained retrievers and, when possible, flooded corn. Comfortable, camouflaged blinds and experienced staff. This newest addition to our growing portfolio is a definite keeper.
Argentina perdiz hunting complements duck hunting well. Stylish, European-bred pointing breeds keenly comb the short-grass terrain and hold perdiz with classic points. Perdiz are usually found in pairs. They sometimes run but usually not far. Eventually, they sit tight to the point and provide close-range shots. Open-choked 12-gauge and 20-bore upland guns are perfect.
Land cover-type is pampas, from the Guarani Indian word for level plain, and is characterized by short-grass. Land use patterns, mostly grazing, and climtae are excellent for perdiz, whose closest nearby kin is actually the ostrich-like rhea. During an perdiz hunt in Argentina, birds usually flush from grass that's 3-4 inches tall, up to maybe about 10 inches high, and it's not uncommon for them to explode from right under your feet. Perdiz hunting is must-do for avid upland wingshooters or first-time Argentine hunters; the white, delicate meat is delicious and usually presented among other delicious appetizers.