The 6 Best Things to Eat and Drink on a Hunting Trip

What many non-hunters – and hunters for that matter – may not know is that hunting is a calorie intense sport. One has to walk for miles, set up his/her stand, push through brush, wade through water, etc. All of which can begin to take its toll if you are not properly nourished. So, how do we hunters maintain our energy levels for sustained hunting trips? We eat just like the prey we are pursuing. This list is written to give you useful information about the best foods to take hunting and it will explain the reasons why.

  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches: A prime concern for hunting trying to nourish themselves and keep hunger at bay is that their prey might hear them munching. In comes reliable ole PB&J to the rescue. Peanut button and jelly sandwiches are easy to carry, filling and make no noise when being eaten.
  • Jerky: Jerky gives you a constant supply of protein and fat for the hunt. And like peanut butter and jelly, one can eat jerky and produce little or no noise when doing so. Also, jerky is portable, long lasting and is available in many varieties and flavors at just about every grocery store or hunting supply store.
  • Trail Mix: Trail mix is an excellent source of nutritious food calories. Plus, the nuts in them contain omega 3 fatty acids. Finally, trail mix contains 160 calories per ounce on average to make up for some of those calories you will lose walking, climbing, dressing and hauling or carrying your prey.
  • Water and sports drinks: Lack of proper hydration can be a big problem for hunters. Therefore, be sure to bring plenty of water – in a canteen preferably – and perhaps juice or Gatorade.
  • Granola: Granola bars are also easy to carry, available at most stores and contain about 100 calories per ounce. They do contain a bit of sugar but you will need this for energy.
  • Bananas: Some hunters like to bring fresh fruit along with them but few of them are as silent and relatively scentless as bananas. Moreover, bananas are abundant in potassium and electrolytes your body can deplete itself of while sweating.

According to the site Archery Topic, deer and elk hunters burn an average of around 6,000 and 9,000 calories on an active day. Argentina duck hunting can also be quite intense. (After all, the birds are not going to give up without a fight.) Just remember the tips and to have a substantial breakfast before your Argentina bird hunting or big game trip begins and you should be able to keep up with your prey.

5 Tactics for Hunting Mature Bucks

Older bucks don’t reach maturity by accident. By the time they are four years of age they have evolved to the point where they are more wary than younger deer. They are more trap-shy and have perhaps outwitted a hunter or two in their lifetime. Therefore, it takes a whole different level of hunting expertise to bring one home. Here are five strategies, each supported by expert opinion and scientific research, to get the drop on mature bucks.

  • Stay close to food areas during the off season: Mature buck will bed-down close to food sources when they do not fear that hunters will be in the vicinity. Therefore, it is possible to hunt mature deer once they can feel that the pressure of hunting season is off – outside the spring and summer.
  • Hunt bedding areas: Hunt bedding areas during the peak of conception, when bucks are guarding and propagating with does. This usually occurs late in the hunting season. At this time older bucks are rutted down and resting. Just remember to be patient and try to stay down wind of the deer’s bedroom area once you have discovered it.
  • Stay put: Many hunters after sitting a day or two in one stand decide to move on to areas that may be more productive. They reason that mature bucks will leave a particular area after the rut. In fact, some studies confirm that many males don’t leave their home ranges during the rut. If they do it is often not too far from where they settled. Therefore, be patient and don’t move around too much.
  • Hike in farther to find, remote thickets: Large, older bucks prefer nastier, thicker areas for bedding cover. However, during the rut mature bucks will make an exception to this rule and abandon these gnarly, thorn-infested areas in order to seek female companionship.
  • Stay close to water sources: Bucks are just as likely to consider how much water is in an area that they desire to bed in as they are to consider food sources in that same area. Therefore, try not to ignore water sources as a place to set up your stand.

All this having been said – remember that each deer has its own separate personality. Some are more cautious than others. In general, however, mature deer are the most cautious of all. Therefore, you have to bring your a-game when trying to bring one down. You can test your skills and knowledge of big game hunting as well as dove hunting in Argentina. We also have Argentina duck hunting that will challenge you and your friends.

Tips for Blood Trailing Deer

You’ve acquired a prize buck in your sights. You aim. You hit it. It limps off into the brush, you pursue it and then the unthinkable happens – you lose track of it. Nearly every hunter has had this experience and it is enough to make you want to pull your hair out. The important thing to remember about successfully blood trailing your prey is that practice makes perfect. By following a few simple rules, the tracking process can end successfully 99% of the time.

  • Know where you hit the deer: This may sound unimportant but knowing which part of the deer your arrow or bullet connected with will give you a good indication of how far it may have traveled after it was struck.
  • Watch where the deer goes after it has been shot: Watch the direction the deer travels in after you struck it. Note any markers such as trails, trees, rocks or other objects that can let you know where you should begin tracking your wounded prey.
  • Don’t move forward until you’ve found more blood: Do go aimlessly wandering in the brush. This is a great way to lose track of the blood trail. Only go forward when you have found the next blood sighting.
  • Backtrack: If you find a blood trail, follow it and then it disappears, try going back to where the trail of blood began. From there try to discover clues by noting the color of the blood the deer left behind.
  • Analyze the color of the blood trail: The color of the blood your prey left behind is very important. Pinkish, frothy blood with small bubbles usually indicates a lung hit. In this case, the deer will usually not be able to travel far. Rich, bright-red blood often indicates a heart shot. Such shots are often quickly fatal especially if there is a great amount of blood in the area. Dark, almost burgundy-colored blood indicates a liver or kidney shot. These shots can take a while to kill the deer but are always fatal. deer

Yes, the disappointment and aggravation involved in losing a deer can be overwhelming. However, by following the above tips you can make your Argentina big game hunting more successful. It just takes practice to become proficient at tracking your game after you have hit your mark. Our compound offers you plenty of opportunities to hone your tracking skills as we have red stag and other big game here. You can also spend some of your time duck hunting in Argentina.

7 Deer Hunting Myths Exposed

Are you a hunter who is the victim of the Mandela Effect? The Mandela Effect is when a large number of people believe for certain something that is demonstrably untrue. Well, if you believe certain myths about hunting then it could make you less productive overall. Let’s look at seven common yarns, generalities or outright deer-hunting myths that even some experienced hunters still believe.

  1. Rubber boots prevent scent detection: Many hunters mistakenly believe that rubber boots effectively mask their scent from deer. The fact of the matter is that deer are more likely to smell other parts of your body – such as your head, hands, etc – than your footprints anyway so wearing rubber boots does not mask your odor completely.
  2. The rut begins when there is a full moon: A full moon does not encourage the rut. In fact, deer may actually shy away from the light produced by the moon in order to remain less exposed.
  3. Gender can be determined from tracks: This one is believed mostly by inexperienced hunters. Deer claws are not accurate in determining the gender of the deer you are tracking.
  4. More hours in the field equals more bucks on the wall: How you spend your time in the field and the strategies you use are much more important than how much time you spend there. Know how to recognize high opportunity times to be in the wild. This comes with experience and with knowing the area in which you will be hunting.
  5. Mature does are hard to hunt: Despite the idea that mature does are so wise that they cannot be captured easily, they can indeed be very predictable in their behavior. Once you know how to spot these specific behaviors they will be easy to target and harvest.
  6. Store bought products completely mask your appearance and scent: No matter what claim certain manufacturers may make, no product can ever completely cover up your human appearance and smell. If they could, nearly every hunter would be a success nearly all the time.deer
  7. Bucks make rubs to determine boundaries: Actually, the opposite is true. Doe hold territories and boundaries. Bucks tend to not limit themselves as much.

Hopefully, this information will make you a better educated and more successful hunter in the future. There is plenty of Argentina big game hunting here waiting to be harvested by hunters who are skilled and knowledgeable enough. We also have plenty of dove hunting in Argentina that will challenge and excite you and your party.

Mistakes to Avoid In Waterfowl Shooting

Every hunter feels excited while going waterfowl hunting. However, waterfowl season is perfect to enjoy your hunting. Argentina is a perfect place to make your hunting trip amazing! It is undoubtedly the top most waterfowl hunting destination in the world and has a wide number of duck species. The species include Teals, Bahama pintail, shovelers, whistling ducks, yellow billed pintail, rosy-billed pochard and many more. Argentina basks in its glory not only for waterfowl hunting but also for dove hunting, perdiz hunting, big game hunting and many more. If you are getting ready to join Waterfowl hunting in Argentina, there are certain mistakes to avoid in waterfowl shooting.
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  • A Grubby Gun Check the gun before you go for hunting. It is the most common mistake everyone does, but it is humorous and hurtful and can cost you the waterfowl.To fix this problem make sure that your gun is well cleaned. If it is grubby it will trouble you in hunting. Also, make sure that gun is completely loaded. If you shoot from an empty chamber, it will leave you disappointed. Waterfowls are short distant targets so hunting them is easy with a shot gun.
  • Shooting Positions : When it comes to the shooting position, most of the waterfowl hunters are likely to sit or kneel while hunting. Doing this may obstruct your ability to position your feet correctly and may make you swing when you shoot the target. So it is best practice if you refrain from this. Firstly, identify your bird which you going to shoot, take the correct position and mount your gun with one coordinated motion this will make you shoot better.
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  • Must have hunting gear :
  • Hunting Knife
  • Hunting pants, vests and boots
  • Spare clothing
  • First aid kit
  • Blaze orange tape for route marking
  • Maps
  • An Uncontrolled Dog: If you take an uncontrolled dog to your waterfowl hunting it will definitely spoil your hunting trip. First, you should learn how to how to train a dog for hunting and then train your dog before taking it to the hunting. Well trained dogs always help you and make your hunting more fun.

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  • Don’t Be Too Quick : Some hunters would like to show off their quick shooting skills in waterfowl hunting but shooting quickly may reduce the effectiveness of hunting.

Now you may be thinking of many other annoying shooting habits and mistakes, but don’t panic just consult Argentina Birdman. We offer best-ever waterfowl hunting trips in Argentina and also provide an experienced guide to assist you in hunting. Visit us you’ll definitely have a great time with us.

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 bird 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 to experience an amazing big game hunting trips.

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.

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.