Argentina duck hunting at Rio Salado is for serious duck hunters willing to go the extra distance for some the very best available duck hunting in Argentina. This remote Argentina duck hunt lacks the logistical and hunting convenience available elsewhere. For reasons below, we think it’s worth it.
Many programs are as convenient as Disney World to Orlando, but this Argentina duck hunt is way off the beaten path in the northern province of Santa Fe. The last 45 km consists of excellently maintained but otherwise dirt roads. Hunting takes place in an incredible 74,000-acre marsh that fed by the Salado River. Other than occasional strands of barbed wire and few cattle, this wetland is as wild and pristine as anything seen by coastal Louisiana’s original settlers. This wetland is mostly contiguous and water depths average less than a foot. With relatively few disturbances, it’s waterfowl habitat as God intended.
Duck density and species diversity is greater than elsewhere in Argentina. Duck species you might see includes the usual suspects plus blue-winged teal, South American knob-billed ducks, and black-bellied whistling ducks – species that you’ll not see on other Argentina duck hunts.
This is a “real duck hunter’s Argentina duck hunt” that many U.S. hunters will easily relate to for several reasons. It’s un-baited. Abundant habitat combined with low relative hunting pressure holds ducks all year. This Argentina duck hunts are based on scouting, decoys and skillful calling. Blinds are simply natural cover hides on the “X”, and are accessed only by Argentine mud motors (horse-drawn boats) or relatively easy walks up to a quarter mile.
Because there’s no finite number of bait piles to protect from over-hunting, hunters hunt alone with a guide unless specifically requested – a real treat anywhere. Versatile German short-hair retrievers recover impressive waterfowl marks and point perdiz. Hunters may hunt ducks-only, or may alternatively hunt perdiz during some afternoons. Occasionally, guests may shoot doves during the afternoons (located about an hour away, it’s good for 10-20 boxes).
A perfectly modest, comfortable 5-bedroom estancia sleeps up to 10 hunters double occupancy, but this hunt is ideal for 8 hunters maximum. Home-cooked meals include delicious regional dishes of beef, chicken, pork and game. Regional wines and beer are readily available. Our bilingual hostess, Martha Ciaffoni or her staff, personally attend to every detail involving your travel enjoyment from the time you arrive in Buenos Aires until your return to airport. From ground transfers to time spent at the lodge, she will serve as your personal tour guide and interpreter.
This Argentina duck hunt is strictly for hunters that are unbothered by the inconvenience of longer travel and want to experience pure, non-baited Argentina duck hunting and simple, authentic Argentina customs. For hunters that prefer similarly-packaged, high-volume duck hunting most convenient to Buenos Aires, the comparably-priced Las Flores Argentina Duck Hunt is perfect.
Argentina duck hunts at Rio Salado are available May – August. Rosy-billed pochards usually peak in June, but will be shot in good number throughout. Blue-winged teal and a full spectrum of species are available June through early-August. Perdiz may be hunted only May through late-July. Pigeons are available at any time.
$850 per day Argentina duck hunting at Rio Salado.
$3,400 basic 4-day Argentina duck hunting
$4,250 for 5-day Argentina duck hunting package. Add $775 per additional day thereafter.
Non-hunter rate $375 daily.
Argentina duck hunts at Rio Salado include:
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Guests may either fly to Santa Fe from Buenos Aires and ground transfer 3 hours to the lodge. Larger groups may opt to schedule a private van 8 hours to the lodge. Yes, it’s a long ride, but once you’re there you’re only a few minutes from each duck blind.
Average Daily Temperature Range – Argentina Duck Hunt Rio Salado
Feb 87°-68°F / 31-25C
Mar 83°-73°F / 28-18C
Apr 76°-59°F / 25-15C
May 70°-52°F / 21-12C
Jun 63°-45°F / 17-8C
July 63°-46°F / 17-8C
Aug 67°-50°F / 20-9C
Sep 70-51°F / 21-10C
What to Bring – Argentina Duck Hunt Rio Salado
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 or Benelli-type shotguns. Lightweight, breathable waders are the perfect choice for the walk-ins and hides used while Argentina duck hunting at Rio Salado.
Gratuities – Argentina Duck Hunt Rio Salado
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:
Do not tip house of field staff daily. Pay them when settling your ammo account prior to departure. Tip your hostess after returning to Buenos Aires.
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The recent email that Chris sent really summarizes our Argentina duck hunting trip most accurately. Ramsey, the trip was everything you represented and exceeded my expectations. Whereas I thought our little boys would shoot a couple of boxes of shells in the course of a morning hunt, I was so proud to hear them banging away in the distance going through whatever number of shells had been suggested for that mornings hunt. I was amazed to see them harvesting 25 to 40 ducks considering that they only shot at ducks and killed a few at our farm for the first time last Christmas. It shows that their natural ability and passion for shooting can really begin to pay off when starting so young.
This Rio Salado Argentina duck hunting operation is truly one of the great duck hunting destinations in the world. Also I’ve had many translators in many places in the world I’ve traveled internationally, but I have to say you are truly blessed to have Martha as part of your team. One day I asked her if she actually thinks in English because her comprehension and understanding is excellent. She can read an expression on a client’s face and then already begin to have a solution or answer on the tip of her tongue. Also I appreciate her having gone into the field with us on a few occasions. It allowed us to learn more about the experience and talk to our guide through her.
As for the future I will be staying abreast of you through your website and hope to be able to participate in another one of your GetDucks.com adventures in the future.
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Dear GetDucks.com Team, WOW! What else can I say? This Argentina duck hunting trip at Rio Salado with my uncle, brother-in-law and 2 young sons (10-12) was the trip of a lifetime in a truly beautiful and wild location. We feel blessed to have been invited to experience this special place. The hosts Martha and Fede were gracious and made us feel totally at home. The cooking staff did a great job, delicious food and nobody left the table hungry. Our guides were amazing, hardworking men and I totally trusted them with my boys; I truly felt a bond with these men. These guys were complete professionals with great personalities, my boys and I will miss them. I came to realize that Ramsey, Anita, David, Martha and Fede and the guides are all key parts to making this adventure what it is, spectacular. In missing any part of that equation would change the entire experience.
I am thankful for:
•The amazing shoots
•The views, the sunrises and sunsets.
•Hunting each day in this beautiful place with my family.
•The late night talks with Fede.
•Playing soccer with my sons and the guides.
•Our new Aussie friends
•The great food
I pray I can come back some day and may God bless the staff at GetDucks and Rio Salado.
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The Rio Salado Argentina duck hunt was as advertised: it was a total experience. The lodge was in the boonies, the number of ducks was off the charts. Guides were excellent. GetDucks.com staff took care of everything. I felt well taken care of.
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“When we get home and tell all of our Aussie mates how good the hunting is at Rio Salado, we’ll book the place out!”
Argentina duck hunting at GetDucks.com’s Rio Salado isn’t easy to get to and requires some mobility, but for real duck hunters willing to go a little further there awaits wild, unbaited duck hunting in it’s purest forms that exceeds anything you’ve ever experienced elsewhere. Welcome to REAL Argentina.
Steve & Alec Jones, Australia
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Just got back from Argentina duck hunting at Rio Salado. This is the second year in a row we have gone to this fabulous destination. The duck hunting is just unbelievable! We have awesome morning and afternoon shoots. The food is great and the staff are outstanding. The guides are very knowledgeable and always on top of the exact spot we need to be at to have a super shoot. We always have an excellent interpreter to help overcome any language barriers that might exist. I highly recommend this operation to anyone who truly loves to hunt waterfowl and especially ducks! YOU will NOT be disappointed! I would book any hunt that involves Ramsey Russell with GetDucks.com. Their local hostess, Martha Ciaffoni, is very good at making sure all of the hunters have a great trip! We have already booked again for 2016 and I can’t wait to get back to this duck Heaven!!
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August 2015 was my second trip to Rio Salado. We enjoyed it so much the first time we had to come back – and we’re already booked for round 3! This truly is Duck Heaven. While this hunt is extremely remote, the accommodations, staff and food are world-class-perfect in my book. For a real non-baited experience, I highly recommend Rio Salado Argentina duck hunting as superior.
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“Our recent Argentina duck hunting trip was a five-star trip. The duck hunting was excellent. The food was outstanding.
I have never stayed at a lodge that has a top of the line chef and a pastry chef. Please reserve me a spot for next year.
Hiring a tour guide to show us Buenos Aires was a excellent idea. ”
– Bill Beck
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“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.”
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“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.”
I have worked and hunted with many hunting agencies all over the world and can easily recommend GetDucks.com. The duck hunting trips arranged for us were great hunts and very well organized. Ramsey and Anita make sure all details are attended. There is nothing worse than getting to some remote location and greeted with surprises. If you are interested in a quality duck hunt, contact Ramsey Russell at GetDucks.com.
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Rio Salado was not only a great Argentina duck hunting but a true adventure as well. The staff was great and I felt welcomed at all times. I hope I will be back in the very near future because it was hands-down the best of several Argentina duck hunting trips that I have ever been associated with.
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