Partridge hunting

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58 hunting trips from 23 outfitters starting from $294

58 hunts
$294 starting from
13 countries
864km to the nearest trip

Where to hunt Partridge

Partridge adapts well to agricultural landscape (provided the terrain is broken enough to provide shelter for nesting). This ability to be a good neighbor to humans made partridge one of the prime game birds of old Europe, and partridge shooting opportunities abound across the continent. In Hungary the partridges were so abundant that they were captured and sold by the thousand to people who wanted to stock their preserves - that’s why the bird is known as “Hungarian partridge” in the US and Canada. Partridge was one of the species that the Europeans took along as they explored and settled other continents, and partridge hunting opportunities exist in many exotic destinations such as the island of Mauritius. You will see partridge (perdiz) hunts offered in Argentina, but beware that the bird that goes by that name here is actually a different local species. It’s close enough to the real partridge in appearance, behavior, and hunting methods, though.

Price distribution

Analyzing partridge hunting pricing is a tricky deal, because the prices quoted are often for a package including a number of hunters, or a number of days. Partridge hunting is often included as an extra to a package of hunting more expensive species, including big game hunts in Russia, Argentina, and so on. When you bring the cost down to the price per one hunter a day, you’ll see that is mostly goes for $200-$300, but may go up to $500 and more depending on location and whether accommodation and food are included.

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A few game birds found agricultural habitat created by humans well worth living in, and followed people around the globe. Later people consciously introduced these birds to new habitats, for their delicious flesh, exciting sports that they provided, or both. Partridge is one such bird. Pheasant is another.

21 Jun 2018 The Pheasant Journey

When to hunt Partridge?

In old Europe the start of partridge season usually happened around the harvest time for wheat fields, in other words, late August or early September. There isn’t a particular season for partridge in the USA, the birds are typically taken in the course of a general upland bird season that takes place in October-December in most states. Early season is usually considered best for hunting over pointing dogs, while connoisseurs of driven hunts prefer the crisp clear days of late autumn.


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The original way to hunt partridge with a shotgun is to pursue the birds with the help of pointing dogs. Many still believe it’s the best way to hunt partridges ever. When the birds are too wild to hold a point, or when there are so many partridges that the dog only gets in the way, a number of hunters may walk the field in a U-shaped line, shooting at the birds that rise before them. Close-ranging obedient dogs, such as retrievers, are not totally unwelcome here. Another alternative for high-volume shooting is a driven hunt, when a line of drivers, or “beaters” in British English, is pushing the birds to the hunters (or “guns”). This is a classic European hunt, favored by the British royal family and other nobility, but perfectly available for an average hunter as well.

Why hunt Partridge?

Isn’t it amazing how such a little bird can stir such strong emotions. Who could stay calm when a covey of over a dozen partridges flushes right next to you, with a flutter of wings and an unexpectedly colorful plumage? Their flight, so treacherously direct, presents some of the greatest challenges for a wing shot, and in the course of British classic driven “shoots” even the best shots miss 4 out of 10 times they pull the trigger. And what about the sight of a good pointer, quartering away at full gallop, suddenly stop, take a few careful steps, and freeze like a canine stature, all muscles tense, awaiting the handler’s command to flush the birds. If you haven’t experienced it, you don’t know what you’re missing. Book your partridge hunt with now!

Mixed Bag Program - Estancia 2021

Mixed Bag Program - Estancia 2021 Argentina

This package offers 5 days and 10 different huntings! It can be flexible, but normally we would do the duck and partridges in the morning, doves and fishing in the afternoon, always coming back to the lodge for lunch and a nap maybe. For the pigeon we do a full hunting day with a complete lunch in the field. The night before the hunting, your hunting guide will organize the schedule with you all. Typical Program: Day 1: AM - arrive at the lodge PM - Dove Shooting Day 2: AM - Partridge Hunt PM - Dorado Fishing Day 3: AM - Duck Hunt PM - Dove Shooting Day 4: Full Pigeon hunt Day 5: AM - Partridge Hunt PM - Dorado Fishing Day 6: AM - Duck Hunt PM: depart from Lodge Partridge: there is a limit of 8 bird per person, per day (or 50 shotgun shells) Duck: there is a limit of 25 birds per person, per day (or 100 shotgun shells) You can have exclusive use with 10 hunters.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 May 2021 31 Aug 2021

Package price $4,570 for 5 days, 1 hunter
Partridge and Dove combo

Partridge and Dove combo Uruguay

This is the best high-volume dove and partridge trip destination for serious hunters since 1994. Located in the heart of the biggest roost of West Uruguay, doves fly all day over the house, so drives are just couple of minutes from the lodge. Partridge has always been the "BEST BET of the lodge", shooting over the outstanding trained Brittany, unique of this country. Be sure this is the best partridge hunt of the area with great dogs, generous limits. Lodging and meals are 5 star with the owners attention. The day starts at 7.30 call for breakfast and drive shortly for a half hour drive to most partridge field, walk easy fields for hour and a half time enough to make the generous limit of 20 plus birds per dog and 2 hunters. Return to the lodge for cocktails and lunch. One hour siesta is always part of the day and after that head to dove roost for a furious 25 boxes shoot each evening. Day 1: Depart U.S. or home country Day 2: Arrive to Buenos Aires or Montevideo Airport where you will be met by our ground transfer team and drive to the Estancia (3 and half hour drive. After a lunch and siesta, 10 minutes drive to the high volume dove area for the first warm up shoot. Back to Estancia for drinks and dinner with briefing by your host on the hunting days to come. Day 3, 4, 5: Breakfast at 7 o'clock and drive to dove flyways inside the ranch property. From there drive 40 minute and have the morning partridge hunt. Back to the lodge for siesta and head to the Big Volume afternoon roost shoot where 20 boxes in hour and a half is pretty normal. Day 6: After breakfast we can shoot doves going out of the roost for one and also shoot some few partridge. Finishing at 10:30 head to the lodge for a shower, lunch and start the 3-4 hours drive to Ezeiza or Montevideo to catch the flight home. Day 7: Arrive home

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 17 Jul 2021

Package price $3,295 for 7 days, 1 hunter
Classic Upland Bird Hunt

Classic Upland Bird Hunt United States

Seasons: Wild Hunts-Arizona is October - February, Nevada is October - January   Limits:      Arizona - Gambel Quail - 15 Daily      Nevada - Gambel Quail - 10 Daily      Nevada - Chukars - 6 Daily (or 3 Chukars & 3 Huns)      Nevada - Huns - 6 Daily (or 3 Chukars & 3 Huns) Hunting may take place across the entire state of Nevada and Arizona depending on bird populations and the particular species that you wish to target. Usually it is necessary to concentrate on a single species each day.  Generally speaking, Northern Nevada is made up of 80% Chukars & 20% mixture of Huns & California Quail. Southern Nevada is usually split between 70% Gambel Qual & 30% Chukars. Arizona hunting is for Gambel Quail, Scaled, & Mearns Quail. 10,000 acre ranch in southern Arizona that has 3 species of quail Make your interests known prior to the hunt so our scouting can concentrate on your choice of species. Programs will require some driving throughout the hunting territories. Lodging is provided in quality facilities, including three daily meals and airport transfers. Overnight trips at the following airports; Elko, NV - Reno, NV, Tucson, AZ, and may require a small increase for fuel due to high fuel costs.

Trip duration: 3 days

Hunting season: 1 Oct 2020 28 Feb 2021

Package price $2,600 for 3 days, 1 hunter

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