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Argentina Duck Hunting Jacana

 

argentina duck hunt_0196.jpgArgentina duck hunting at Jacana is defined as much by its ambiance as by solid duck hunting. No detail is spared.

Conducted from a luxurious hunting lodge in Argentina, this package features comfortable, well camouflaged dry and semi-dry blinds, quality  decoys and the equipment necessary to get ducks. The travel itinerary can be custom-tailored to suit your hunting preferences or schedule.

After arriving to Buenos Aires on a morning flight from the United States and hunt ducks in Argentina following lunch. Shoot ducks twice daily, morning and evening, with plenty of relaxation and a mid-day siesta. The roads are good, the drives are short. After a final memorable morning hunt on your last day, it’s back to the U.S. that evening or on to another Argentinean destination. To make sure every experience is a good one, many hunting areas are maintained.

Gear and clothing is not a complicated matter for Argentina. Rubber boots or light waders and field clothing appropriate for temperatures 30 to 60 degrees are all that’s required. Bring your favorite shotgun for about $100 customs fee or travel worry free and use one of ours. A well-stocked cabinet with clean, reliable Berretta or Benelli 12 gauges, semi-autos and over-unders is available, with 10 new Berettas being added for 2012. We’ll handle the worrisome travel details; your biggest worry need be only what to shoot next while duck hunting in Argentina.

 

Timing

Argentina duck hunting at Jacana is available late-April through about early-August.

Rates

Please contact us toll free 1-866-438-3897 for GetDucks.com’s exclusive rates – we offer the very best rates for this premium Argentina duck hunting program.
From $1,150 per day Argentina duck hunting at Jacana Lodge
From $4,600 standard 4-day Argentina duck hunting package at Jacana (4 morning duck hunts, 4 afternoon duck hunts), but duration may customized as hunters decide.

Included

Argentina duck hunting at Jacana includes:

  • Customs assistance on arrivals and departure.
  • Daily hunting transfers
  • Luxury lodging
  • Excellent chef prepared meals
  • Superb regional wines and local spirits
  • Professional guide services and bird boys
  • Unequalled, highly-personalized service
  • License and local taxes

Not Included

Argentina Duck Hunting at Jacana does not include:

  • Shotshells ($16 per box of 25) Prices subject to change.
  • Gun permit ($140 per person) or gun rental ($70 per day)
  • All voluntary gratuities
  • Airport transfers (RT) $400
  • Phone calls
  • Airfare
  • Baggage overweight charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Buenos Aires Hotel and city tours
  • Any item of strict personal nature
  • Travel Protection Policy (Trip Insurance)
  • *Argentina recipricocity fee – must be paid online prior to travel

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary for 4-day Argentina Duck Hunting at Jacana
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 Argentina duck hunt over decoys will soon follow.
Day 3-5.  Full days of Argentina duck hunting.  Morning and afternoon duck hunting each day.  All meals will be enjoyed at the lodge.
Day 6.  After a final morning Argentina duck hunting and lunch, 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. 
Argentina duck hunting itineraries 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. Argentina dove hunts are also popular accoutrements to this vacation.

For US hunters planning Argentina duck hunting trips during the upcoming year, changes regarding Argentina’s recipricocity fee are very important.  YOU MUST PAY THE ENTRY FEE ONLINE AND PRIOR TO TRAVEL TO BE GRANTED ENTRY INTO ARGENTINA. Read more»

Field Report

0eimg_2508.jpg“From frequent updates that it was a banner season from early-May through early-July was easily surmised.  I joined several guests for some Argentina duck hunting during the first week of July.  There was water everywhere, and some of the areas held a significant concentration of ducks, mostly various teal and white-faced whistling ducks.  It was good to be back to Jacana.  We finished with a respectably hard-earned 2,047 ducks.” ~Ramsey Russell

More Info

Argentina Duck Hunting Limits at Jacana
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 200 cartridges per day (125 per morning and 75 per afternoon), to balance action and conservation, as well as to ensure the consistently productive shooting for which this Argentina duck hunting package is renowned.

Average Daily Temperature Range – Argentina Duck Hunting at Jacana
Jan 93°-59°F / 34-15C May 66°-38°F / 19- 4C Sept 68°-40°F / 20- 5C
Feb 90°-58°F / 32-15C June 59°-32°F / 15- 0C Oct 75°-46°F / 24- 8C
Mar 83°-54°F / 28-12C July 59°-37°F / 15- 3C Nov 83°-51°F / 28-11C
Apr 75°-46°F / 24- 8C Aug 64°-34°F / 18- 1C Dec 89°-57°F / 32-14C

What to Bring – Argentina Duck Hunting at Jacana
Packing for an Argentina duck hunt is not a complicated matter as the weather is comparably mild for waterfowling, and the walk or ride to the blind is relatively simple.  You may choose to 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 Jacana.
General Packing List for Argentina Duck Hunt (PDF)

Gratuities – Argentina Duck Hunting  at Jacana
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:

  • $35 per bird boy, per guest/day
  • $30 to $40 for the household staff, per guest/day
  • $50 to $100 for your shooting guide, per person for the total stay.

As an example, for a 3-day Argentina duck hunt at Jacana 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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Brochure – Argentina Duck Hunting at Jacana
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Jacana Argentina Duck Hunting Brochure (PDF)

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Customer Testimonials

There are 2 kinds of duck hunters: those that have duck hunted in Argentina, and those that wish.

“There are 2 kinds of duck hunters: those that have duck hunted Argentina, and those that wish they had.”

Pat Pitt, TheWaterfowlerJournal.com

Argentina Duck Hunting Trips

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Hot damned I’m glad I did this

testimonial014“Hot damned I’m glad I did this Argentina duck hunt!  Thanks Ramsey!”

- Kenton Moore

Referenced Hunt: Argentina Duck Hunt Jacana

I choose GetDucks.com because I know Ramsey will move mountains to make an Argentina hunting vacation the trip of a lifetime. We’re always made to feel like guests, not customers.

810%20img_2550_240x300“Hunting is an all year passion fueled by the enjoyment of preparing fields, actually hunting, socializing with friends and reliving the experiences over a scrumptious meals and fine liquors. For forty plus years, I have relished that privilege here in the great State of Mississippi.  During the past ten years, I reached a chronologic age and station in life that afforded the opportunity to chase some of those childhood hunting dreams.  After multiple waterfowl hunts in Canada and a recent African safari, I was keenly interested in high volume dove and duck shooting in Argentina.

I received a multitude of suggestions on Argentina outfitters and lodges.  In my opinion, Ramsey Russell is first class, a pleasure to hunt with and be around. I choose GetDucks.com because I know Ramsey will move mountains to make an Argentina hunting vacation the trip of a lifetime.  Boy, did he deliver this time!

He is well organized, efficient, and thorough. His wife, Anita, coordinates flights, paperwork, and logistics.  Complete turn key services and they are always available to answer any questions or solve travel problems if they arise.  A month before we left, we met Ramsey at Tico’s Steak House.  He provided last minute tips and insights about what to expect. Talk about a prelude of things to come!

Words can’t adequately describe hunting in Argentina.  We first enjoyed 4 days of superb Argentina duck hunting under very comfortable conditions, with phenomenal numbers and many different species.  Stellar accommodations, parakeet shooting during the midday lull, libations as requested, a multi-course dinner with edible art for dessert made me think I was at the Ritz Carlton instead of a duck hunting lodge.

Ramsey coordinated a personal guide for our overnight in Buenos Aires.  I strongly recommend taking advantage this service.  The guide arranged an excellent dining experience and made sure we caught our flight to Cordoba the next morning and resolved a problem at the airport.

Cordoba dove hunting is indescribable.  Personal guides, more birds than one can imagine, and the opportunity to shoot until literally one doesn’t want to shoot any more.  A delightful lunch prepared over an open fire and served with excellent red wine, followed by a short siesta broke the day into two halves, each rivaling the other as to which was more fulfilling.  As one arrives at the estancia, there stands Diego with one’s drink of choice.  A stint in the hot tub rehashing great shots and comparing ridiculous numbers of doves taken, followed by a one hour relaxing massage made the meal almost seem anticlimactic or one would think.  The diversity of entre choices prodded me to hit the shower and quickly regroup so as not to miss an opportunity to add a pound.

I had the privilege of enjoying this trip with one of my best friends and his son, and another friend and his stepson.  We enjoyed exclusive use of La Dormida, and Ramsey paired us with some excellent new friends at Jacana.  The intimacy of small groups was perfect.  We’re always made to feel like friends, not customers.  I strongly recommend Ramsey Russell as hunting travel agent and GetDucks.com’s Argentina wingshooting programs.  I eagerly await the opportunity to return, and yearn for the time when my son will be old enough to share this special experience.”

-Shelby Brantley

Referenced hunts: Jacana Argentina Duck Hunting, La Dormida Argentina Dove Hunting

Ramsey Russell’s GetDucks.com bent over backwards for me from the time my flight got detoured to Chili due to volcanic disruption of flights into Buenos Aires, and I want you to know how much my wife and I appreciate your hard work and genuine concern.

“Ramsey Russell’s GetDucks.com bent over backwards for me from the time my flight got detoured to Chili due to volcanic disruption of flights into Buenos Aires, and I want you to know how much my wife and I appreciate your hard work and genuine concern.  A real positive that came out of this is working with you.  I have been burned in the past by outfitters, but now know I can trust you folks at GetDucks.com to the fullest!! At anytime you need a reference for a client, I am available for you. The duck hunting was excellent. Everyone COULD NOT have been more organized, accommodating or more willing to please than this group!!  Food was incredible. All people involved were great. Had some great hunts. Had two pretty slow hunts, but I think the staff took more offense too it than I did.  I averaged more than 80 ducks per day. Everyone at GetDucks.com gets gold star ratings. Anita was up to every detail and was there to help at a moment’s notice. Without doubt I would rate this as a truly rewarding experience. I would highly recommend GetDucks.com as very reliable people to do business with.”

Doug Anderson

Referenced Hunt: Argentina Duck Hunting Jacana

Note: Mr. Anderson, like many visitors to Argentina during 2011, experienced flight disruption due to volcanic ash in the atmosphere that originated more than 2,000 miles away, in Chile.  Anytime the wind blew cloud-looking ash toward Buenos Aires, air space was closed and flights were either delayed or rerouted.  We successfully worked not only with Travel Insurance but directly with lodge operators to ensure that not a single GetDucks.com client forfeited a single day’s hunt.

Another great Argentina duck hunt…

“Thanks for putting together another great Argentina duck hunt.  The last morning, in particular, will always be one of my fondest wingshooting memories!

I’d have had a great time even if the ducks had not flown, but we sure put a hurt on them.”

- Robert Story

Referenced Hunt: Argentina Duck Hunt Jacana

Argentina duck hunt exceeded my expectations!

testimonial011_267x200My Argentina duck hunt exceeded my expectations! I never imagined that I would see or shoot as many ducks as we did. The service was unparalleled, the food was decadent, and the memories will be treasured for a lifetime. Many thanks to GetDucks.com.  – Christopher M. Campbell  Referenced Hunt: Argentina Duck Hunting Jacana

Large number of decoying birds at close range, I used my 410 Wingmaster pump most of the time and had no problem getting my birds. Anita was very good on giving me info I needed for my trip and even caught a flight mess up on my part.

“Argentina duck hunting guide knew how to hunt very well. It would of been excellent, the ponds were frozen for 2 days but with bad conditions he still put us on birds.  Large number of decoying birds at close range, I used my 410 Wingmaster pump most of the time and had no problem getting my birds. I even got several doubles and a few triples!!! Anita was very good on giving me info I needed for my trip and even caught a flight mess up on my part.”

J. Rabb

Referenced Hunting: Argentina Duck Hunting

Ramsey and Anita are very knowledgeable and each are a joy to work with. Ramsey loves to hunt and talk ducks, and Anita did a great job with the paperwork! Birds were plentiful.

“Ramsey and Anita are spectacular.  They are very knowledgeable and each are a joy to work with. Ramsey loves to hunt and talk ducks, and Anita did a great job with the paperwork (even when I did not get things to her in a timely fashion at all)! Birds were plentiful. The last morning everyone shot 50 ducks each. Diego is the best waterfowl hunter I have ever been on a guided hunt with.”

C. McConnell

Argentina Duck Hunting

Anita made everything as seamless as possible with every aspect of our complex trip. We appreciate GetDucks.com’s attention to detail and their knowledge of hunting ducks in any region or location in the world

The attention to detail was impeccable from greeting to departure. The lodge staff made sure that our stay and our experience were as enjoyable as possible.  No request was too small or too large. And of course, the hunting experience itself was second to none. Anita made everything as seamless as possible with every aspect of our complex trip. All arrangements were well coordinated and taken care of.  All details small or large were well executed. We appreciated GetDucks.com’s attention to detail and their knowledge of hunting ducks in any region or location in the world.

Gabriel Martinez

Referenced hunt: Argentina duck hunting at Jacana

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I choose GetDucks.com because I know Ramsey will move mountains to make an Argentina hunting vacation the trip of a lifetime. We’re always made to feel like guests, not customers.

810%20img_2550_240x300“Hunting is an all year passion fueled by the enjoyment of preparing fields, actually hunting, socializing with friends and reliving the experiences over a scrumptious meal and fine liquors. For forty plus years, I have relished that privilege here in the great State of Mississippi.  During the past ten years, I reached a chronologic age and station in life that afforded the opportunity to chase some of those childhood hunting dreams.  After multiple waterfowl hunts in Canada and a recent African safari, I was keenly interested in high volume dove and duck shooting in Argentina.

I received a multitude of suggestions on Argentina outfitters and lodges.  In my opinion, Ramsey Russell is first class, a pleasure to hunt with and be around. I choose GetDucks.com because I know Ramsey will move mountains to make an Argentina hunting vacation the trip of a lifetime.  Boy, did he deliver this time!

He is well organized, efficient, and thorough. His wife, Anita, coordinates flights, paperwork, and logistics.  Complete turn key services and they are always available to answer any questions or solve travel problems if they arise.  A month before we left, we met Ramsey at Tico’s Steak House.  He provided last minute tips and insights about what to expect. Talk about a prelude of things to come!

Words can’t adequately describe hunting in Argentina.  We first enjoyed 4 days of superb Argentina duck hunting under very comfortable conditions, with phenomenal numbers and many different species.  Stellar accommodations, parakeet shooting during the midday lull, libations as requested, a multi-course dinner with edible art for dessert made me think I was at the Ritz Carlton instead of a duck hunting lodge.

Ramsey coordinated a personal guide for our overnight in Buenos Aires.  I strongly recommend taking advantage this service.  The guide arranged an excellent dining experience and made sure we caught our flight to Cordoba the next morning and resolved a problem at the airport.

Cordoba dove hunting is indescribable.  Personal guides, more birds than one can imagine, and the opportunity to shoot until literally one doesn’t want to shoot any more.  A delightful lunch prepared over an open fire and served with excellent red wine, followed by a short siesta broke the day into two halves, each rivaling the other as to which was more fulfilling.  As one arrives at the estancia, there stands Diego with one’s drink of choice.  A stint in the hot tub rehashing great shots and comparing ridiculous numbers of doves taken, followed by a one hour relaxing massage made the meal almost seem anticlimactic or one would think.  The diversity of entre choices prodded me to hit the shower and quickly regroup so as not to miss an opportunity to add a pound.

I had the privilege of enjoying this trip with one of my best friends and his son, and another friend and his stepson.  We enjoyed exclusive use of La Dormida, and Ramsey paired us with some excellent new friends at Jacana.  The intimacy of small groups was perfect.  We’re always made to feel like friends, not customers.  I strongly recommend Ramsey Russell as hunting travel agent and GetDucks.com’s Argentina wingshooting programs.  I eagerly await the opportunity to return, and yearn for the time when my son will be old enough to share this special experience.”

-Shelby Brantley

Referenced hunts: Jacana Argentina Duck Hunting, La Dormida Argentina Dove Hunting

GetDucks.com blew my expectations completely out of the water…

testimonial015_200x275“Having considered Argentina duck hunting my dream trip of a lifetime, I spent considerable time looking at travel options and destinations.  Through research and personal testimony I had very high expectations.

GetDucks.com blew my expectations completely out of the water.  From start to finish, no detail was spared.  The duck hunting was phenomenal.  The accommodations were as nice as I’ve ever experienced; the chefs, the lodge and field staffs were world-class.

Thanks Ramsey for making my Argentina duck hunt the trip of my lifetime.  It was so good I will soon be making another.”

 Jeff Anastasio

Referenced Hunt: Argentina Duck Hunting Jacana Lodge

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