Perched majestically atop a knoll with a striking 360 degree view of the fertile Uruguayan countryside is Estancia San Juan, the newest edition to the David Denise Wingshooting venue. Managed by partners and long time shooting hosts Bernardo and Mercedes Barran. In addition to excellent Uruguay duck hunting, San Juan offers the convenience of wingshooting all game birds in Uruguay - ducks, doves, pigeons and perdiz - from just one destination and the assurance of a world-class outfitter known for attention to detail and quality.
Duck hunting at Estancia San Juan offers a variety of game that makes Uruguay a very unique destination, where hunters can enjoy the pursuit of the upland mixed bag in the same day, each and every day. Each morning you will hunt wild partridge or perdiz in short grass pastures, and over pointers and English setters, or hunt ducks and big wild pigeons by decoying in lagoons and ponds nearby. In the afternoons, volume dove shooting is on the shooting schedule, and normally doves are encountered, in large numbers, on a flyway enroute to a roost or at a big roost that is just a few minutes from the lodge.
The afternoon shoot is normally high volume dove shooting, and clients report "as many doves as seen in Cordoba". Afternoon hunts for ducks or perdiz may be arranged, but afternoon duck hunting in Uruguay is generaly slower than during the mornings. The morning drive to the lagoons for duck hunting is brief. Return for lunch at the lodge, or stay for a BBQ, the "asado", done in the field by the staff. Afternoon hunts begin shortly after lunch break, and will end at dusk. Each evening you will return to the lodge for cocktails and dinner.
Your host and guide, as well as bird boys, will be with you to provide you with challenging shooting, and other necessities such as shotgun shells, refreshments and anything else you may need. Drive time to hunt locations is usually between 10 and 35 minutes for the perdiz, duck blinds or pigeon fields, and from 5 up to 35 minutes for the dove shooting.
Estancia San Juan offers 5 bedrooms each with bath & fireplace, and will accommodate up to eight guests. With plenty of space to spread out, this estancia offers a comfortable living room with its inviting fireplace center-piece, a dining room boasting exquisite meals, fine wines and a majestic view. On pleasant evenings or before the next hunt the Estancia offers an open air galleria so guests may enjoy the fresh air and Uruguayan countryside at any time.
This is an excellent Uruguay duck hunt for guests that seek the full and bountiful opportunities that wingshooting Uruguay has to offer.
Uruguay Duck Hunt May 1 through September 15, with mid-June through mid-August typically enjoying the strongest rosy-billed pochard flights.
Uruguay Perdiz hunting - May 1st to July 31st
Uruguay Duck hunting - May1st until September 15th
Uruguay Pigeon hunting - May 1st to September 15th
Uruguay Dove hunting available all year.
$1,050 per day Uruguay duck hunt at Estancia San Juan.
$4,200 Standard 4-day Uruguay Duck Hunt package at Estancia San Juan to include dove hunting and perdiz hunting.
Group rate discounts are available. Please contact us for additional information about Uruguay duck hunts.
Getting There - Uruguay Duck Hunt at Estancia San Juan
Estancia San Juan is located in the northwest region of Uruguay in the state of Paysandú near the river town of Paysandú. The lodge is located approximately 208 miles away from Montevideo, the capital and the major metropolitan center of this small country.
Guests of Estancia San Juan have multiple means of arrival/departure from the lodge based on their point of origin or final destination. Most commonly, shooters traveling on international flights to Uruguay and Montevideo International Airport will be met by a San Juan Lodge representative who will assist with gun clearance, if necessary, and who will transport the group to San Juan Lodge. The drive is approximately 3 hours through scenic rural Uruguay via paved highway. Alternatively, ground transfer from Buenos Aires or private air charters may be arranged.
Uruguay Duck Hunt Limits at Estancia San Juan
The bag limit, or transportation limit for this Uruguay 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 generous limit of 100 cartridges per morning for ducks to balance action and conservation, as well as to ensure the consistently productive shooting for which this Uruguay duck hunting package is renowned. The daily limit during a Uruguay perdiz hunt is 10 birds per hunter. Uruguay dove hunting is unlimited in all regards.
Uruguay Duck Hunt Weather - avg high/low temps (F), avg days rain in [ ]
Jan 83/62  May 64/48
 Sep 63/46 
Feb 82/61  Jun 59/43  Oct 68/49 
Mar 78/59  Jul 58/43  Nov 74/54 
Apr 71/53  Aug 59/43  Dec 79/59 
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Gratuities - Uruguay Duck Hunt at Estancia San Juan
Gratuities for lodge and field staff are not included in Uruguay duck hunting 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 hunt you will spend approximately $300 in tips, which is $100 per day. Guests should tip pick-up boys directly in the field. For transfers to Montevideo or 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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This world-class Uruguay duck hunt package at Estancia San Juan includes:
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Sample Itinerary for 4-day Uruguay Duck Hunt at Estancia San Juan
Day 1. Depart the U.S. on an overnight flight to Montevideo
Day 2. Arrive Montevideo and transfer 3 hours to the luxury lodge. Lunch at the lodge will be waiting, and afternoon Uruguay dove hunting will soon follow.
Day 3-5. Mornings of Uruguay duck hunting, or optional Uruguay perdiz hunting. Afternoons consist of high-volume Uruguay dove hunting. Afternoon duck hunts or pigeon hunts may be arranged.
Day 6. After another beautiful Uruguay duck hunt and lunch, transfer will be provided to Montevideo 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 Uruguay duck hunt itinerary may be fully customized. We will help make neccesary arrangements for tours, dining or shopping in Montevideo or Buenos Aires.
Uruguay Duck Hunting combo at Estancia San Juan offers a variety of game that makes Uruguay a very unique shooting destination, where hunters can enjoy the pursuit of the upland mixed bag in the same day, each and every day.