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6 Trail Camera Tips That Will Help You Get The Best Results

A good hunter uses every tool at his or her disposal to give him/her the advantage over prey animals. After all, many of the animals you hunt will have superior senses and millions of years of programming to give them the edge over you. Thus, one of the most effective tools a hunter can have at his/her disposal is a good trail camera. If you’re new to using trail cameras or if you’d just like to see better results, check out the following six trail camera tips:

  • Place your camera near water: Even the wiliest animal has to drink eventually. Thus, it is just common sense to mount your trail camera near the nearest water source. Without fail, all kinds of prey will eventually arrive and tentatively take a few sips.
  • Cover your odor: You should try to be scent free on each and every hunting expedition you take. Be cautious about what you ate that morning, what you are carrying with you, what you are wearing etc. that could give away your scent location before placing your camera.
  • Get the right camera: Take a serious look at your inventory before you go hunting. If your camera is aging or if it is low quality, consider upgrading before you head out on the trail.
  • Don’t skimp on your batteries: The last thing you want is for your trail cam to fail just as you are about to collect some valuable intelligence. Therefore, make it a point to buy the best, most reliable batteries you can afford in order to power your device. Consider buying lithium batteries as opposed to carbon or alkaline. They last much longer than either.
  • Mount the trail camera securely and strategically: Your camera should be mounted securely so that it stays in place all the time you are using it. Moreover, you may wish to put in a secure lock box specifically designed for trail camera. This will prevent it from being stolen or from bears damaging your camera.
  • Use black flash trail cameras for better nighttime results: The bright lights of your camera flash might be scaring away animals whether you are filing at night or in the day time. With black flash trail cameras you can take clear nighttime photos and videos and the illumination will remain invisible to your potential prey.

We’re confident that you will see better results when you use these trail camera tips. After all, why settle for low-quality images that only catch the back half of the deer? We have plenty of other game that you can choose from at our compound. We also have dove hunting in Argentina as well as fly fishing in Argentina.

5 Tips for Attracting More Birds

Wing shooting in Argentina for wild birds has become almost legendary with hunters from all over the world. One reason for this is because geese, ducks, partridges, pigeons and doves can be hunted here without a daily limit. In fact, some of these wild birds are considered to be pests by farmers. So, while the potential to catch your fill of wild birds is virtually unlimited here, some hunters do come up short of their goals. Why is that? Let’s look at some ways bird hunters can become bird magnets thereby increasing their number of kills.
• Position yourself for optimum traffic: It is critical to know where high traffic areas for wild birds – including doves – will be. Position yourself on either side of a water source and/or roost cover. Then, get a sense of the direction the birds will be coming in to get water.
• Set up a suitable roost: Place your roost near a power line since doves are cautious creatures. They will often sit atop a power line in order to see whether the area they are about to land in is safe.
• Make your position inviting: Assuming that you are located in a place that isn’t inhospitable to birds, add decoys to your position/roost.
• Add gravel: Many birds swallow gravel, sand and grit and hold these rocks or small particles in a muscular part of their stomachs called the gizzard. This aids them with the digestive process. Spread gravel near your roosting place and birds will know that this spot is an excellent one for an after dinner meal. birds
• Place yourself near water: Doves not only enjoy a nice drink and a body of water in which to swim, they often land in large water sources for an additional reason – safety. Doves will land in water so that they can survey the underbrush for potential predators. Situate yourself near a water source and pick them off as they fly in to land.
Ultimately, Argentina dove hunting can be as fruitful as you choose to make it. With the proper tips, experience and training you can make your location irresistible to wild birds without having to chase all over the field trying to locate them. Let them come to you. We have many such locations that are ideal for doves and other birds as well as for Argentina big game hunting.

If you want to learn more about hunting, just reach us through 561-347-1279 or mail us @ ranchosalvajeusa@aol.com

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.

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.