6 Celebrity Outdoorsmen (and Women)

Let’s face it – when most people think about people who support the outdoor lifestyle – hunting in particular – celebrity types rarely come to mind. However, despite the fact that many celebrities go out of their way to condemn hunting in particular, there are some who do embrace the hunting and outdoor lifestyle. Here’s a round-up of 6 celebrities who hunt and fish in real life.

  • Karl Malone, retired NBA star: This NBA star is not only an avid hunter and fisherman he has also spearheaded The Karl Malone Youth Conservation Initiative which lets youth know that there is more to life than roaming the streets at night. His organization lets them know that hunting and fishing can as cool as say playing in the NBA.
  • Avril Lavigne, singer: This Canadian born pop star who comes off as a skater-girl is no stranger to the outdoor lifestyle. According to Lavigne, much of her youth was spent fishing and hunting in the wilds of Canada despite her family’s expectations that she do something more “girl-like.”
  • Eva Longoria, actress: This Desperate Housewives star says that she can skin a dear, pigs, snakes and even more. Statements such as this and her love of hunting have made her subject to criticism from groups like the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (P.E.T.A.).
  • Blake Shelton, singer and “The Voice” co-host: This country music star is reputed to have served venison that he and his wife harvested themselves at their wedding.
  • Chris Pratt, actor: This former Parks and Recreation star has been everywhere it seems lately. Pratt is reputed to be quite the archer and rifleman and can use either when he is in the wild with great effect. He has said that a trip to the wild with his bow or rifle is his form of release. hunting
  • Shaquille O’Neil, retired NBA player and current analyst on “Inside the NBA” TV show: O’Neil frequently goes on hunting excursions and even uses hunting apps to aid in his adventures which he calls “shaqfaris”. This former NBA star also loves bow-hunting and all things having to do with the outdoors.

As you can see, many people enjoy hunting and the outdoors and find it just as relaxing and as much of a challenge as say acting in a movie, or being on the basketball court or music stage. (Of course, if Miss Lavigne decides to drop by we would not turn her away.) For all you non-celebrities we have Argentina duck hunting and Argentina wing shooting that will excite and challenge you like few other activities. Plus, you will be doing farmers a huge favor by helping to control populations like doves, etc.

Best Xmas Gift for Hunters and Anglers

Want to score a bull’s-eye with the hunter in your life? Want to reel in a good deal on fishing equipment for the angler in your home? Well, with Christmas just around the corner you will have plenty of opportunities to do so – perhaps too many. So, that you will not be overwhelmed by the wide number of holiday offerings for hunters and anglers, we have composed a list that should help you narrow down your choices. In fact, these gifts should be just in time for use here in January as you go Argentina red stag hunting or fly fishing in Argentina.

  • Duck call single reed: The great thing about duck calls is that they are both utilitarian and they have a certain aesthetic quality to them. In fact, many hunters keep them as collector’s items and proudly display them in their homes when they are not in use.
  • Heated socks: A clever and original gift for both anglers and hunters, these socks generate heat when you need them most whether you are out in the field or in a boat. Moreover, they prevent your feet from freezing as your body pulls heat away from your extremities when it is very cold outside.
  • Spinning rod and reel combo: The fishing is fine here in Argentina but you need the right equipment. Buy the right lightweight spinning rand reel combo and the angler in your life will be well equipped for fly fishing in Argentina.
  • Deer cutting board: After zeroing in on that prize buck and bringing him down, you will need a sturdy surface upon which to prepare and cut up the beast. Buy a cutting board from any number of online retailers such as Amazon and EBay.binoculars
  • Hunting and skinning knives: This is a gift that is useful for both hunters and anglers. In fact, a high quality knife set can mean the difference between struggling with your prey and easily preparing it for eating, etc.
  • Binoculars: A basic piece of hunting equipment, binoculars come in a wide range of shapes and strengths. Moreover, some of today’s binoculars come with high-tech features such as night vision, onscreen readouts, etc. that help you to acquire your prey more easily and tell you exactly how far it is from you.

There you have it. Those are some of our suggestions for gifts you may wish to purchase this Xmas for the angler or hunter in your life. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and when you are done come hunt with us here in Argentina.

More Reasons to Eat Duck as an Alternative to Thanksgiving Day Turkey

Many people would consider it to be an offense against all that is natural to serve a Thanksgiving meal in which turkey is not the centerpiece. And while we enjoy turkey as much as anyone, we also find that duck is a perfectly acceptable substitute or compliment to the traditional Thanksgiving turkey that many of us are out there shopping for right now. Here are some reasons you may wish to try duck this Thanksgiving over turkey.

  • Duck is nutritious and delicious: Duck meat is leaner than turkey and it is tasty as well. Moreover, duck contains selenium and zinc, both of which encourage good cellular metabolism. Finally, duck contains more iron than either turkey or chicken since it is a red meat bird.
  • Duck is versatile for any occasion: Let’s face it. Turkey is a one or two times a year main course at best (Thanksgiving and Christmas). Duck is a much more versatile bird that can be integrated into meals all year round. It can be used in everything from casseroles to soups, salads and finger foods and more.
  • Duck strengthens male vitality: Duck meat can help improve the functioning of the circulatory and nervous system. This is because it contains high concentrations of thiamine (Vitamin B1) as well as selenium and zinc. The three nutrients are necessary for male vitality.Thanksgiving
  • Duck contains natural antioxidants: The body needs antioxidants to fight the effects of free radicals on the cells. Duck contains an abundance of antioxidants.
  • Duck is fun to hunt: Duck is a wonderful game bird. Think of how rewarding it will be to capture and prepare your own Thanksgiving Day bird instead of buying it from a grocery store alongside millions of other shoppers. In addition to dove hunting in Argentina and Argentina big game hunting, our country also has many duck species that are good for more than having as mantle pieces.
  • Duck gives the immune system a boost: Duck contains nutrients that aid the body’s production of white blood cells. White blood cells help ward off infection.

As you can see, duck is a fine replacement to a holiday meal. Some people also find that doves are a good meat to accompany a Thanksgiving Day meal. In fact, there is some evidence that dove is making a comeback as part of a meal. We can tell you that whether you plan to stuff and mount your duck or whether you wish to prepare it for you family meal, you will have a wonderful time hunting duck or big game on our facility and in the case of dove hunting you will actually be doing ranchers here a big service.

Advice for Choosing the Right Hunting Bow

There can hardly be any doubt that hunting with a bow brings an extra challenge as well as a certain level of excitement to the sport. But before you bring that perfect 6 point buck in your sights, draw and are ready to release your arrow, make sure that you’ve picked the right bow for the job. In order to ensure a safer, truer, and more ethical kill shot, we offer you the following things to consider when picking the right bow for bow hunting.

  • Draw length: A bow’s draw length is the distance a bowstring can be pulled back before stopping. This is important to know because it determines what arrows to buy for your bow. When buying a bow from a dealer in person, have him/her measure this distance for you so that they can recommend a range of bows. If you are buying a bow online be sure to measure and know this distance first.

·         Draw weight: Draw weight is the amount of force needed to pull back the bowstring so that it is ready to fire the arrow. If this is not correct it could result in fatigue or in an inaccurate shot. Generally speaking, men’s compound bows are set at a weight of 40 to 70 pounds. The bows used by women and children generally require a lower draw weight.

  • Overall bow weight: This is important to know because bows have different characteristics depending on their weight. Lighter bows are easier to carry around during a lengthy hunt but because they vibrate they are often louder than heavier bows. On the other hand, heavier bows vibrate less and are therefore quieter. When it comes to hunting, few things are more important than managing your noise level.
  • Axle length: Finally, the total length of your bow is very important. Shorter bows are easier to carry around and but are harder to shoot with. Longer bows require less effort and skill to fire but can be difficult to carry around. 2018-10-15_1341

Of course, these are not the only factors to consider when choosing the right bow. There is model, material, etc. However, while the brand and kind of bow you choose are important, knowing the above factors will help you make a wise choice overall. At our compound in Argentina we have all kinds of big game to challenge your bow hunting skills such as red deer, wild boar, 4-horn sheep, etc. We also have plenty of dove hunting in Argentina and fly fishing in Argentina as well.

7 Examples of Bad Hunting Etiquette

Hunters are a part of a very special community of people. We all love the outdoors, love the chase and we love sharing our experiences with our fellow hunters. Unfortunately, as with any community of like minded individuals, there are always those who chose to violate the norms and etiquette of the community at large. This is unfortunate because it takes away from the experience of hunting. Since we are a part of very special community, it behooves us to act in a manner that does not interfere with the pleasure that all of us derive from the hunt. Here are 7 examples of poor manners and bad hunting etiquette that can ruin any hunt.

  • Leaving behind empty shells and trash – As hunters, we should strive to leave the environment the way we found it. Nature is not a waste receptacle. Moreover, some kinds of litter can injure certain animals and cause them needless suffering.
  • Bailing on game cleaning – If you are hunting with a partner or in a team don’t hog all the choice duties. Split up some of the more mundane tasks such as cleaning game. Otherwise, you may discover that fewer of your friends will want to go hunting with you.
  • Talking too much – Although no one expects complete silence when they are in a hunting party, incessant talking can be irksome and more importantly it can scare game away.
  • Taking a shot that’s not yours – It’s all about respect, courtesy and coordinating your moves with your hunting partner or group. Also, going out of turn could be dangerous as well.
  • Being late – You promise your buddy or your group that you will be up and ready to go at 6:00 a.m. and when everyone is ready to go you decide to get some extra shut-eye. Not cool. Once you commit to a time to go dove hunting in Argentina with your friends keep it.
  • Not knowing the rules – Safety is of critical importance on any hunt. Know and obey the hunting rules of the location you are hunting as straying from such rules could result in injury or even death. hunting
  • Shooting outside your zone – This is of particular relevance when Argentina dove hunting. Generally, hunters agree to stay in slightly overlapping zones so that they can shoot safety and without infringing on another person’s shot. Visualize your zone each time you prepare to take a shot. This will keep you safe and liked by others in your party.

Follow these simple rules of etiquette and remember that each hunter who arrives here is an ambassador of sorts for his/her country. Most of all be safe and enjoy yourself while you are here.

Preparing Your Dog for His First Hunt

A dog’s first hunt is a big step for both owner and canine. Even dogs that are hunting breeds need the proper conditioning to make this new activity a productive one for both owner and canine. The following guide walks you through a few tips to use to ensure that you are able to create a pleasurable and safe first time hunting experience for your dog.

  • Know your dog’s obedience level: A dog that does not follow commands – even simple ones – can be a danger to itself and to you in the field.
  • Check the length of your dog’s nails: Overgrown nails can cause your dog extreme discomfort when it is walking. Be sure to clip them before entering the field so that it does not injure itself.
  • Use a leash at first: A leash gives you a measure of control while your pup is experiencing an exciting new activity. Moreover, a leash gives an untrained dog another level of protection.
  • Keep track of your dog: Always know where your dog is during the hunt. You can do this by making sure that it is wearing a tracking collar or GPS device or that it has a chip implanted under its skin.
  • Check with your vet: Make sure your dog is in good condition before taking him out into the field. This means making sure that it has had all its shots and that it is not suffering from any injuries prior to it joining you on the hunt.
  • Feed your dog beforehand: Make sure that your dog has had enough to eat and drink before entering the field in order to prevent dehydration and to keep its energy level up.
  • Have realistic expectations: Don’t expect your dog’s first outing to match up with that of a seasoned pro. Even dogs that have been thoroughly trained to hunt need time to adjust to real world situations. Be patient and remember that it might take several hunting trips for it to come into its own.hunting

In short, the better you prepare your pup for this exciting new adventure the safer he will be and the more productive you will be. Our Argentina bird hunting compound provides plenty of real world experience for you and what will hopefully be your new, four-legged partner. Argentina Wing shooting lets you collect trophies and it helps rid local farmers of flying pests such as doves and pigeons.

5 Tips for Better Clay Shooting

Want to be a better wing shooter? Become a better clay shooter first. Clay shooting and Argentina wing shooting are intimately connected to each other. Each requires quick reflexes, a steady hand and a great amount of skill. Here are some tips for those who desire to be better wing shooters via first mastering the skill of clay shooting.

  • Safety first: As with every occasion in which you will be handling fire arms, safety is of the utmost importance. Wear hearing and eye protection at all times and make sure that you carefully handle all guns that are loaded. Finally, never point a gun at anything that you do not want to shoot regardless of whether or not you think the gun is loaded.
  • Find the ideal gun fit: In order to make sure that you can hit what you are looking at, your gun has to have the proper fit. You may consider having your gun professionally fitted to eliminate any doubt.
  • Keep your eyes on the target: This is easy for targets that are stationary but it becomes a challenge when dealing with moving objects. Train your eyes to sustain fine focus on your target at all times. Look for the ridges on your target or any reflected light that is visible to acquire the pigeon.
  • Determine which eye is dominant: Just because you are right-handed does not mean that your right eye is dominant when it comes to shooting. The same is true of left-handed people. In order to determine which eye is dominant, try pointing at an object on the other side of a room. Close your left eye. If the object is still visible at the end of your finger you are right-eye dominant.
  • Do not stop moving the barrel until you pull the trigger: Follow your target at all times until you have fired and are sure you have hit it. Do this by synchronizing you dominant eye and your barrel with the movements of your target.clay hunting

As you can see, clay shooting has a great deal in common with dove hunting in Argentina. Of course, nothing can match the actual excitement of being out on the field hunting these elusive birds. However, clay shooting will help you hone your skills while you are preparing to visit our facilities in Argentina.

Tips for Curing a Gun Shy dog

It is common knowledge to most people by now that a dog’s hearing is much keener than a human’s. In fact, the range of a dog’s hearing is estimated to be between 40 to 60,000 Hz while a human range is between 20 and 20,000 Hz. This means that dogs have a difficult time with loud noises. This is why they often hide during thunderstorms or when fireworks are being set off. But how do you handle a dog that you wish to take hunting with you that is even more sensitive to loud noises than other dogs? Discharging your firearm is sure to send it cringing in fear. However, this does not necessarily have to be the case. You can train your dog to overcome its gun-shyness whether this fear was acquired or not. Here are some of the best ways to cure your gun shy dog of this fear.

  • Get them used to loud noises: Start by making loud noises around your dogs of increasing intensity. Then, try to link these noises with a positive event such as feeding time. The goal with this exercise is to slowly train your dog to associate loud noises with something positive. Caution: Do this gradually since you do not want to traumatize your dog.
  • Slowly introduce loud sounds in the field: In order to further have you dog associate loud noises with pleasant events, take it hunting with you. Make progressively louder noises as it chases rabbits and birds, etc. This will increase your dog’s confidence around loud noises.
  • Get help from a professional hunting dog trainer: There is no shame in needing outside help when it comes to ridding a timid dog of gun shyness. An expert will be able to help gauge your dog’s level of gun shyness and trace it to specific causes. Trainers will be able to help put you on the track to enjoying the wonderful sport of hunting with your best friend.dog

The point to all this is that just because your dog is gun shy initially does not mean that it cannot be overcome. You still may have an excellent hunting dog in the making. It just takes patience, planning and perhaps even professional help. Who knows? Before you know it you may even be Argentina bird hunting with your dog as soon as this summer. Dove hunting in Argentina is an excellent way to bond with man’s best friend.

5 Common Fly Fishing Errors

“The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning.”
~ Theodore Gordon

The above quote is from the man many consider to be the father of American dry-fly fishing. Fisherman and writer Theodore Gordon, more than the typical angler, knew that fly fishing is part art and part science. One may feel that he or she can intuit good fly fishing but practice and guidance from others are the best ways to achieve proficiency when fly fishing in Argentina. They are also the best ways to catch more fish. So, with that in mind we would like to list some common casting errors and tell you how to go about fixing them.

  • False casting too often: False casting too much can spook fish which can make you far less productive. Limit your amount of false casts by allowing the rod to fully load on your back casts. This will result in a faster line speed and enable your fly to shoot forward.
  • Tying bad knots: Learn to tie knots. A properly tied not will decrease the chances that a trophy will elude you. Read guides, watch videos and practice, practice, practice.
  • Double-hauling improperly: Double haul fly fishing is a crucial skill to learn and develop for those who desire to fish in saltwater. The mistake many make here is that they leave their hauling hand at their hip prior to casting. As a result of this, the angler finds himself mostly pulling against slack. The trick is to haul hard enough into the backcast that the line will have some momentum flying through the guides in a backward direction.
  • Fishing the wrong spots: In order to become a productive fisherman you have to learn to detect where fish hang out the most. This takes practice and the ability to read the water and scan for fish.fly fishing
  • Casting with a limped wrist: Many anglers roll cast in a style that is designed for wooden rods. Today, with graphite rods beings more common, this style of angling is inappropriate. The solution here is to adopt the Spey caster’s “dynamic roll cast” or “Single Spey” technique. A video which shows that technique can be found here.

The important thing to remember is that the quest to master fly fishing is an ongoing journey. Even the experts fall prey to these mistakes and others. However, if you are open and honest with your abilities you will be one step ahead of your peers. Join your peers at our compound for fly fishing and Argentina wing shooting this year.

Tips for Taking Great Hunting Pictures

Whether they are used for tracking and surveillance or to capture images of your latest trophy, cameras are an essential part of the hunt. They help you gain actionable intelligence on your prey and help you to create a lasting memory of your experience. Unfortunately, some hunters – especially novices – tend to overlook this helpful tool. Hunters who are setting up for trail pictures sometimes hastily throw a camera on a tree and hope that deer will walk past. Hunters who are taking trophy pictures often do so in the same haphazard fashion. By taking your time and following these steps, you will generate better trail and trophy photos creating a lasting and more enjoyable scouting experience.

For Better Trail Cam Shots

  • Mount the trail camera securely: Your trail camera should always be mounted securely so that the lens is unobstructed and so that it has the maximum protection against the wind, rain, etc. Also, make sure that the camera is at the desired height.
  • Maximize the camera’s placement: In order to increase your odds when you are Argentina red stag hunting, look for bedding areas or fresh scrapes near prime food sources. This method might mean weeks of waiting but it will pay off in the end if you choose these areas wisely.
  • Use black flash trail cameras: LEDs work but they may be noticeable at night and can make photos appear washed out. Incandescent lights create a flash that might scare away deer and other animals. Try using black flash trail cameras to take clear nighttime photos. They have lower illumination and are not as easily seen by animals.

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  • Take lots of pictures: Take your time and take plenty of pictures of your trophy in order to be sure that you get the one(s) that you want. Try different poses, angles, distances etc and be sure to check your camera’s settings frequently.
  • Use a camera tripod: A tripod will help you to create blur-free photos and protect your valuable investment at the same time. There are many lightweight, compact tripods on the market that are reasonably priced. Most of these are designed with features such as multiple leg angle positions, etc.
  • Respect the animal: Take some time to clean the animal and to present it in a way that showcases its beauty. If its tongue is protruding, put it back in. If it is bloody, clean this with some water and a micro fiber cloth. If the animal has large antlers, be sure to stress this in your pictures.

Finally, whether you are Argentina waterfowl hunting or stag hunting, you will want to create memories that best capture your experience. You will also want to gather intelligence on your prey before committing yourself to the hunt. Follow these tips and you will able to do both.