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144 hunting trips from 23 outfitters starting from $300

144 hunts
$300 starting from
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Why Argentina

Hunting in Argentina: Wingshooting

Wingshooting

World-class high-volume wingshooting for doves, pigeons, ducks, and partridges

Hunting in Argentina: Big-game hunting

Big-game hunting

Excellent big-game hunting, including some of the world’s best red stag hunts

Hunting in Argentina: Accommodation and hospitality

Accommodation and hospitality

Upscale hunting accommodations with excellent food and wine are typical on Argentine hunts

About hunting in Argentina

Argentina is the most popular hunting destination in the world, attracting more than 20,000 foreign hunters every year. The vast majority are wingshooters, many of whom come for Argentina’s world-famous high-volume dove shooting. Doves are considered pests in this region; huge flocks come into agricultural fields in incredible numbers. However, Argentina is also an excellent destination for big-game hunters; it has some of the best free-range red stag hunting in the world. Cordoba Province is the most famous destination for high-volume dove shooting, but there are many other regions that have excellent wingshooting. Waterfowl and upland birds are plentiful in many areas and provide outstanding mixed-bag wingshooting. Most hunters choose either wingshooting or big-game hunting since they usually take place in different areas; however, combo hunts are possible. Red stags were originally introduced into Patagonia in the foothills of the Andes and La Pampa Province a hundred years ago. In addition to stags, other big game is available to hunt, including water buffalo, brocket deer, white-lipped peccary, and wild boar. Other animals have been introduced in some areas, including axis deer, blackbuck, fallow deer, feral goats and sheep, and mouflon. Pumas are also plentiful. Many lodges in Argentina are upscale, with excellent food and wine provided, and often a midday barbecue is served in the field. The country is filled with interesting culture and contrasts, including gauchos in traditional dress sitting in sheepskin-lined saddles, villagers driving horse-drawn carts, and locals passing around the traditional gourd of mate.

What you need to know

  • 1. Planning your trip
  • 2. Upon arrival
  • 3. Hunting
  • 4. After the hunt

Planning your trip

Visas

No visa is required for citizens of the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, or the European Union for stays of less than 90 days.

Importing Firearms

Increasing numbers of hunters now rent firearms for their Argentina hunts to avoid the hassle of bringing them, and many outfitters are equipped with excellent guns to rent—but be sure to check with your outfitter first if you wish to go this route.

Gun-import requirements for Argentina have been in flux in recent years, which has caused some confusion for visiting hunters. Visitors who want to import breech loading shotguns or rifles can do so by having their application filled out before hand with the help of their outfitter and then apply for the import permit upon arrival. If you want to import a semi-automatic gun you need to do so by applying for a temporary import permit at the nearest Argentine Consulate, which must be done in person. Check with your outfitter in advance of your trip for the most up-to-date requirements. You will definitely need to fill out the required forms for RENAR (Registro Nacional de Armas) in advance of your trip; you should be able to get these forms from your outfitter. If you can make your port of entry Cordoba as many hunters report entering Cordoba with guns is much less time consuming than Buenos Aires.

Upon arrival

Buenos Aires, where many hunters arrive, has two airports: Ezeisa Airport (EZE) is where many international flights arrive. Many domestic flights leave from Newbery Airport (AEP), which is across town. It can take as much as two hours to go from one to the other, so if you are connecting, it’s important to allow plenty of time.

It’s a good idea to arrange for someone to meet you at the airport to assist with rifle importation, especially if you don’t speak Spanish. You will collect your luggage and take your guns to the RENAR office, where your paperwork will be processed. Then you will have to go through Argentine customs, where a second round of paperwork is required. The process is time-consuming.

It’s important to keep your RENAR papers and passport with you at all times while you are hunting in case you are stopped by a routine police check.

Hunting

Argentina’s winter climate is mostly mild during hunting season. Rain gear is always a must, as are waterproof boots. If you are wingshooting, prepare for shooting many, many rounds; a jacket or vest with a recoil pad is a good idea, and shooting gloves are a must. Many outfitters recommend semiautomatic shotguns as they have less recoil; either 12- or 20-gauge guns are fine. For wingshooting, you will purchase shells from your outfitter and be charged for those you use at the end of the trip. Big-game hunting areas vary in terms of terrain and difficulty, so consult with your outfitter for a recommended gear list.

After the hunt

Taxidermy

It’s important to note that most species native to Argentina, such as puma, peccary, and brocket deer, can be legally hunted in many provinces but cannot be exported. Introduced species such as red stag can be exported with the proper permits. When your hunt is completed, your outfitter can arrange to have your trophies shipped to a taxidermist to prepare them for shipping and export.

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Reviews

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Norte Hunters Dove Shooting

Norte Hunters Dove Shooting Argentina

The best wingshooting at the best price! This is a very personalized program. We are a small business, you will be able to share the trip with Tomas , owner and host of Norte Hunters. There are not just some birds flying; there are black clouds dancing over our fields, any day, any time of the year, flying constantly between their roosting woods and the open farmlands. If you enjoy hunting, you can't miss these 4 days/3 nights experience. On the arrival day, our staff welcomes you with lunch and get ready to go shooting that same afternoon. The next couple of days our routine starts at 700 am with a wake up call and homemade breakfast. We drive for no longer than 30 minutes to the shooting field. Each hunter has a bird boy assigned, to assist you with shells and drinks. You will be located in a hidden camouflaged spot. Everything is supervised by our dove scout. At noon, you return to the lodge for a classic argentine meal. You can get changed and even take a nap, depending on the time of the year. In the early afternoon you go back to shooting until the day declines. It is common for a single gun to shoot 1,000 birds in a day. Back in the lodge you will find a comfy rural entertaining environment with cocktails, beer, dove chest appetizers, pool and dinner off course. You cannot not have fun. Last day, after the morning hunt and lunch, we will take you to the airport to take your flight.

Trip duration: 1 - 10 days

Trip available on: 9 October 2018 1 November 2019

$300 for 1 hunter
Dove Shooting (4+ hunters)

Dove Shooting (4+ hunters) Argentina

The lodge area offers literally clouds of doves! Dove hunting takes place to the North of San Luis Province, very near the border with Cordoba Province. At any time shoot 1000, 2000, 3000 or more shells per day. We have exclusive access to more than 200,000 acres of the best fly ways for dove hunting in Argentina. The variety of dove hunting spots we offer (over crop fields, on feed lots or passing shooting camouflaged in the bush ) will give you each time a different shot, thus adding more fun to your Argentina dove hunting trip. We request minimum 4 hunters for the group, the minimum stay is 3 days. For groups of less than 4 hunters please consult.

Trip duration: 1 - 6 days

Trip available on: 1 April 2019 31 August 2019

$550 for 1 hunter
Unbeatable Red Stag full week program

Unbeatable Red Stag full week program Argentina

We are one of the top ranches in Argentina offering +85,000 acres of endless free range woods with plenty of Stags, wild boar, rams and additional species like the massive water buffalo and the elusive blackbucks plus other 10 additional species... challenge for all skill levels. Woody areas assure close encounters with shots in between 50-100 meters... plains areas will require longer shots up to 300 mts. Tons of fun for rifle hunters and for bowhunters. Flat terrain with no special requirentes nor any special physical condition. Everybody will enjoy the trip from the first minute to the last. On top of this, we offer excellent year round wingshooting on doves & pigeons so we can add wings to the hunt all at same location. We can offer you a Red Stag program during March/April (Stag high season). Such program will give you the chance to feel the adrenaline of the spotting and stalking challenging stags by foot and hunt additional game as per your wish list. You will be able to pick additional game in between 14 species. All of this at the same location ! Recommended time window for free range stag hunt and other game is a 6 days / 7 nights program. Full week Big Game and wings program Dates: March/April (excellent weeks for stags) 7 nights - 6 hunting days. All lodging and hunting services. 1 Free range Red Stag - up to 210 SCI score. Option to add other species. 1 x 1 Hunting Guide. Reg price per hunter: $4,800 Total Price per non Hunter: extra USD 1,750 If the non hunter opts to hunt along a hunter sharing the guide, we will only charge the licences and game fees. If the non hunter opts to join the wingshooting we will only charge shells and wingshooting licence.

Trip duration: 7 days

Trip available on: 19 April 2019 31 May 2019

$4,800 for 1 hunter
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