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How to Skin a Deer

While it may not be the part of the hunt that hunters relish the most, knowing how to skin a deer is important when returning from a hunt or when you are still on the hunt. If you have taken down the perfect deer, elk, antelope or goat on your Argentina big game hunting adventure, you will need to have this knowledge. If you are a novice to hunting, this information will be incredible handy for that remarkable day when you are finally able to skin a deer.

Essentially, skinning a deer is believed by many to be quite simple. However, that can be said of nearly any skill that one is already proficient at. The fundamental principle behind it is to follow the built-in guidelines of the body of the deer and work from there. Since the skin and muscle tissues of the deer are naturally separated from one another by protective membranes, the process of skinning a deer is much like a built-in blueprint. Therefore, the skin should easily peel from the meat because of these membranes.

The most important thing to remember about skinning a deer is to use your hands to pull with the weight of your own body. With these two integral tools, skinning a deer can be done easily. In fact, skinning a deer can typically be completed in about ten to fifteen minutes once you get the hang of it. You should first suspend the deer from a tree or other structure. This will make it easier for you to use your body weight in the skinning process. This also ensures that the meat will stay clean. However, it is important to skin the deer within an hour or two of its death.

Next, you will need a sharp knife. If you hang the deer by its legs, find the large tendon connecting the lower leg segment to the rest of its leg. Then, stab a hole with your knife in between the tendon and the bone. Next, use your fingers to feel the lump that is created by the deer’s double-jointed bone. Once you have found that lump, sever the lower leg at the bottom end of the two parts of the double joint. Cut the skin and the tendons here and then snap the deer’s leg over your own leg, using your body’s own weight. deer

After you have broken the deer’s hips, make several incisions around and near the tendon areas. There should be a hole between the tendon and the bone of the lower leg, as well as several incisions near the front legs. Sever and snap the front legs as well. After you have made the preliminary incisions, begin to remove the deer’s skin. Use your finger tips and thumbs to get inside the skin near the lower leg incisions and begin to pull the skin off.

Skinning a deer, while not particularly exciting as the hunt itself, is a necessary skill for any hunter who seeks to bring down big game. At our compound, we have prey for big game hunters as well as dove hunting in Argentina. Happy hunting!

Protecting Yourself from Diseases While Hunting

Unfortunately, there are many possibilities for hunters to get sick while they are in pursuit of their prey. This is true no matter what country a hunter is in. In order to help you protect yourself from some of the sicknesses that can be encounter in the great outdoors, we recommend you take all the necessary precautions so that you and your party remain safe and so that game is the only thing you bring back with you from your hunt. This post lists some threats to hunters and how you can protect yourself and your party.

Among the most common types of diseases that hunters are likely to encounter are those that are spread by mosquitoes. One illness that has been getting a lot of attention lately is the West Nile virus. This virus is spread by mosquitoes but originates in birds. Mosquitoes feed on the birds and then spread the virus to humans by feeding on the humans, mixing the blood types. For this reason, we highly recommend that you always bring plenty of bug spray to protect yourself from mosquitoes that may be hunting you as you stalk your prey.hunting

Another disease that hunters sometimes encounter is Brucellosis. Brucellosis is a bacterial infection that is typically spread from animal to animal as they feed on one another. This is why you should take special care when dealing with hunted meat. The kill must be cleaned and cooked properly to professional specifications. Hand washing is also a must. You can find recipes as well as exact instructions on handling your kill online.

Finally, Lyme disease is a common illness for outdoors-people. This is an illness that may affect joints and bones, creating the possibility of skin and nervous system problems as well. Hunters can protect themselves in several ways from this and other diseases by:

  • Using insect repellant
  • Checking clothing and skin often
  • Removing ticks with tweezers the moment they are noticed.
  • Avoid hunting when ill. Your immune system is likely to be compromised.
  • Not eating or drinking while cleaning wild fowl or game
  • If any abnormalities are seen in the chest or abdominal cavity of the carcass, consider disposing of the entire carcass
  • Not eating raw or undercooked meat.
  • Making sure that hunting dogs are up-to-date on their vaccines

Despite these dangers that every hunter can encounter wherever he or she goes, Argentina waterfowl hunting and Argentina Wing shooting can be safe and fun when the proper precautions are taken before, during and after the hunt.

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.