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 and our clients think it’s well 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 usually 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. During a typical week, 14-15 duck species will be bagged. The ammo allowance is very generous, daily bag varies among shooting proficiencies.
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. Experienced Argentina clients describe guide-staff here as the best and most hard-working they’ve ever encountered. Blinds are simply natural cover hides on the “X”, and are accessed only by Argentine mud motors (horse-drawn boats) or relatively easy walks. Once you’re at the lodge, duck hunting is usually within a half-hour drive time. About every 5-6 years, the marsh dries due to drought, requiring greater driving distances.
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 occasionally point perdiz. This program is intended as duck hunting only. Perdiz hunting might be available, but the cover is not ideal (tough walking) and it’s usually too warm for productive hunts. The program is duck hunting mornings and afternoons, but afternoon dove hunting is sometimes available (located about 2-plus hours away, it’s good for 10-20 boxes).
A perfectly authentic, comfortable 5-bedroom estancia sleeps up to 10 hunters double occupancy with ensuite facilities, but this hunt is perfect for 5-8 hunters. Home-cooked meals include delicious regional dishes of beef, chicken, pork and game. Regional wines and beer are readily available. Our bilingual hosts, 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 (8-10 hours from BA unless chartering a private flight) 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 more convenient to Buenos Aires, the comparably-priced Las Flores Argentina Duck Hunt is perfect. NOTE: for guests that want Argentina duck hunting combo hunts to include doves and perdiz, please refer to our combo hunt offerings La Paz and Los Ceibos.
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.
Non-hunter rate $400 daily.
Argentina duck hunts at Rio Salado include:
Argentina Duck Hunt packages at Rio Saldo do not include:
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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Duck hunting Argentina at Rio Salado: It’s 10 o’clock in the morning and we did THIS. Where else can you do that? The long drive wasn’t that bad, plus the hunting is phenomenal. You have to get off the grid to kill ducks like this.
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Being my first time to the country I did not know what to expect on my Argentina duck hunting trip to Rio Salado; what I got was more than a hunt it was an adventure into a duck hunter’s paradise. The adventure began with traveling to the remote destination that has the most pristine untouched waterfowl marsh beyond imagination. Duck numbers were beyond excellent, way beyond my expectations. I shot 14 different species of waterfowl during my trip including every species I hoped for. If your dream adventures includes hunting one of the world’s most pristine waterfowl marshes with comfortable lodging, excellent food and an excellent organized outfitter that makes your trip as simple as showing up, I highly recommend this trip. It truly qualifies as the hunt of a lifetime!
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Argentina duck hunting Rio Salado, one of the last untouched places, guides are absolutely top-notch.
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I had a fantastic time duck hunting in Argentina at Rio Salado. You and the guys we hunted with are all good people. The trip seemed like we had known each other for most of our lives. The trip and that part of Argentina was truly the Real Duck Hunter’s paradise. I would like to tell you the opportunity you provided me was a bucket list hunt that I would like to do every year if possible. If you ever need reference I will give you a 5-STAR.
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Killed more ducks than anywhere else in 10 trips Argentina duck hunting…best duck guide I’ve ever hunted with.
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The duck hunting in Argentina and the hunting guides work ethic was great. GetDucks.com delivered what was advertised.
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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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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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“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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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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