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.