Iguazu Falls, Argentina

So you’ve decided to book an Argentina dove hunting trip with the best bird and big game hunting outfit in the country—Argentina Birdman. Well, we can’t wait to have you! Although experiencing the best dove hunting Argentina has to offer is definitely worth the trip on its own, there are also a number of other wonderful places to explore while you’re here. So why not extend your trip by a few days and check out some of the beautiful sights that Argentina has to offer?

Need help narrowing down your sightseeing and recreation adventure options? Well, we can definitely help with that. Throughout the next few blogs we’ll fill you in on some of our favorite spots to visit throughout Argentina. This month, let’s takeheaven-on-earth-iguazu-falls-south-america a look at the gorgeous Iguazu Falls—located on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Parana…

Iguazu Falls should definitely be on your bucket list of places to visit before you leave this earth. These magical falls were voted one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, which seems fitting since “Iguazu” roughly translates into “Great Waters.” If you thought Niagara Falls was a glorious sight to see, you will have your socks blown right off when you visit Iguazu Falls—which are much taller than and twice as wide as Niagara Falls. The waters from the Iguazu River seems to hurl themselves over the mesmerizing cliffs, and in the process create a spellbinding mist that rises amongst the jungle. The sheer power of these falls will leave you mouth agape and in awe of what nature is capable of.

The falls divide the Iguazu River into the upper and lower sections. While the majority of the river flows through Brazil, the powerful falls all spill over into Iguazu National Park in Argentina. You can make your visit to the falls a day trip if you’re short on time or trying to see as many sights as possible, but we would suggest spending at least two days near these enchanting waters. No matter where you’re starting off in Argentina, the falls are easily accessible by plane, car and bus.

 

Morning Duck Hunt

As you’re getting ready for your Argentina bird hunting trip you’re probably anxious to know what to expect. Well I don’t want to spoil the excitement of experiencing everything firsthand for the first time, but I will give just a peek into what you can expect…

The first full day is normally an early morning call for a hearty breakfast and then you are off to the duck area. The bird boys have duck blinds set up weeks in advance in strategic areas that they have scouted to determine the flight patterns of the ducks. The blinds are constructed of hard platforms and are usually large enough for two hunters. There is an automatic duck caller and approximately six boxes of shells aFeatured imagere provided for each hunter.

The decoys are spread out in front of the blinds. In Argentina there are normally 10 -12 decoys per blind, larger amounts of decoys are not necessary and actually seem to discourage the ducks from landing. The blinds are approximately shoulder length and also have a portable stool if the hunter prefers to sit. The bird boys will stand behind the blind and tell you when they see the ducks coming from either side.

At approximately 9:30AM the hunting is over for the morning, all decoys and dead birds are picked up and you are back at the truck for pictures. I should note that chest waders are required as sometimes there are ditches and deeper areas to and from the blinds. But don’t worry, the blind is comfortable with no water or just ankle deep water.

The hunters are then transported back to the ranch for a big lunch. And in the afternoon there is dove or perdiz hunting… but we’ll take a look at Argentina dove hunting in a later blog. For now just remember, if you’re looking for the best duck hunting Argentina has to offer, be sure to book your trip with Argentina Birdman today!

Sit Back, Relax and Let Us Take Care of Everything

Today I’d like to discuss how a typical six day combo hunt usually works: First things first, all of the hunters arrive in the City of Buenos Aires. One very important advantage of our organization is that it is not necessary to fly from Buenos Aires City to another airport on a domestic airline. We have found that this can turn into a disaster. The domestic airlines are rarely reliable; travelers often experience cancellations and delays that can ruin a hunter’s experience. When there is a strong possibility Featured imagethat you will miss your flight in one direction or another, it’s hard to relax and enjoy your hunting excursion. And when you don’t have to worry about taking a domestic flight, you won’t have the additional expense or time involved to worry about either. So from the second you book a hunting trip with us you can rest assured knowing we’ve already thought of everything and your upcoming Argentina bird hunting adventure will be as thrilling as it is easy to navigate.

All you have to worry about is getting checked through customs, after that we’ve got you covered. The owner’s wife, Anabella, will greet you at the Airport. She’ll have a van or other transportation ready to head toward your destination. The transportation is very comfortable and there will be a few stops along the way for snacks and bathroom breaks. You will arrive in time for an evening dove shoot. As you can see on our dove and duck pages, the accommodations are first class Argentina with comfortable beds (2 in a room) and great bathrooms. There are fireplaces and a large sitting area in the trophy room along with a bar and dining room. All food, wine, beer, liquor and housekeeping are included.

Your evening dove shoot upon arrival is considered a half day. Your stay will include six nights. On the last day of your trip, you will pack your luggage and duck hunt that morning on your way back to the airport. As you can see, you will get 5 full days and two ½ days, which comes out to 12 hunting sessions. We do not consider the first and last day full days as many other outfitters do. So when you’re ready to experience the best duck hunting Argentina has to offer, give Argentina Birdman a call and book your six day combo hunt package.

Custom Hunts for All

Daniel Zanuso, the owner of RanchoSalvaje, was born and raised in Argentina. He has been hunting and fishing in beautiful Argentina all of his life and so possesses a deep understanding of the country. Living in Buenos Aires allows him to guide hunting excursions full time and explore new areas for fresh hunting opportunities in the off season. Daniel is always on the lookout for new ranches to lease for small and large game hunting. So whether you’re looking to do some high-volume Argentina dove hunting or you have your heart set on bagging a red stag, the Argentina Birdman and RanchoSalvaje will take you on a hunting adventure for the books!

Daniel currently has a total of 20 lodges that he has an opportunity to lease depending on the availability of the small and large game. After many, many years he finally chose an area in La Pampa for his main lodge. He chose this location because he acquired a dove roost that is estimated to have 10 million permanent resident doves and the roost is 20 minutes from the lodge. The pigeon hunting is normally about 45 minutes to an hour from the lodge with many ranches and cow pens to choose from. This all day hunt includes a barbeque at midday; it’s one of my favorite days in Argentina. From our main lodge we travel east into the edge of Buenos Aires province for some unrivaled Argentina duck hunting. This is an area with many farm pondFeatured images and swamps that attract legions of ducks year round. Daniel has an exclusive lease on two large swamps that are fed by the only river within 100 miles. This area is fantastic because in the dry season (the end of July and August) many of the other ponds have dried up and therefore there is a large concentration of ducks in our area.

Daniel has acquired large leases closer to Buenos Aires City as well for fantastic perdiz hunting. These birds are similar to quail; they do not group in coveys but are normally single. They provide great hunting over pointer dogs for those of you who enjoy upland game hunting. Some groups break up their combo hunts spending half their time in La Pampa and the other half in this area for perdiz.

Whatever your hunting game—be it Argentina big game hunting, bird hunting or fishing—Argentina Birdman and RanchoSalvaje have the custom hunt for you. Give us a call today to book your next hunting excursion.

Argentina: The 8th Largest Country in the World

I would like to take a moment to discuss Argentina, the 8th largest Country in the world. The unique geography of this country has varying climates due to the long shape of its territory. The climate in the northern most point is tropical with swamps and rivers; when you move south down Argentina, the climate changes into more temperate zones which are best for grain, fruit and vegetable crops. So basically, thanks to the diverse climates and landscapes, Argentina grows pretty much every crop in the world.

The grain crops are produced for cow feed or exported. The famous and delicious beef I’m sure you’ve heard about is also exported to many countries throughout the world.

As you move further south, the climate changes and the vegetation gets a bit sparser. In the Andes mountain range of the western part of Argentina you’ll find famous ski resorts with fantastic trout and salmon fishing. The rivers and lakes are not polluted so the trout fishing is completely natural with no artificial stocking necessary. Fly fishing in Argentina is an extraordinary experience you’d be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.Salmon_Rio_Grande I compare Argentina to the United States 100 years ago when there was an abundance of fish and animals.

The lower third of Argentina is more mountainous with less vegetation and is not suitable for commercial hunting. So when you book your Argentina bird hunting excursion with Argentina Birdman, don’t expect to travel too far south.