(Normal retail Price is $4,885.00)
High Volume Dove, Duck & Decoying Pigeon
Common Perdiz, Montaraz & Giant Quail behind Dogs
River Plate Outfitters offers the only mixed bird hunt of it’s kind in South America allowing hunters to hunt High volume Duck, Dove and decoying Pigeon as well as three distinct species of Perdiz, including Spotted Tinamou, Forest Tinamou & Elegant Crested Tinamou behind dogs, all in a 6 day hunt. Hunters will fly to Buenos Aires on 21 July 2017 and be flown to Estancia La Escondida in Argentina’s Buenos Aires Province and hunt high volume ducks in from blinds the afternoon of the 21st, the morning and afternoon of the 22nd and the morning of the 23rd. They will return to the Estancia for lunch and then be transported about 90 minutes west to the Los Pampas Province where they will enjoy a high-volume Dove hunt and be transported to Estancia La Pompa for dinner and the night. Hunters hunt either high volume Dove, decoying Pigeons or one of three species of Perdiz behind dogs, rotating in half day hunts the 24th & 25th. The morning of the 26th, they will hunt high volume Dove returning the the Estancia for lunch and be transported back to Buenos Aires in the afternoon for their flight back to the US. The Estancias are first class, the food is prepared by our in house chef and the hunting, guides & pointing dogs are all first class. Many of you have hunted Doves, Ducks and possibly Perdiz in South America, but have never had a chance to enjoy the diversity of upland birds and waterfowl this 6 day hunts offers.
Information, Itinerary & Pricing for 7 days (6 full days of shooting) in the La Pampa and Buenos Aires Provinces of Argentina, located approximately 400 kilometers west of Buenos Aires, July 21 – 27, 2017 is below. This group can consist of from a minimum of 4 hunters to a maximum of 7 hunters. 2 days of duck hunting will be conducted out of La Escondida Lodge and the Dove or other upland birds if desired out of La Pampa Lodge. Ground transportation will be furnished between Buenos Aires and the Lodges by ground transportation, with charter aircraft available if the clients wish to pay for a charter.
Duck hunting is pothole shooting from either elevated or ground blinds for 8 – 10 species of ducks. Hunters will be allocated 8 boxes of shells per day. There is no limit on ducks, lead shot is used, plugs in guns are not mandated and baiting is legal. Hunters will enjoy four - ½ day hunts over a 3 day period, hunting the afternoon upon their arrival, the morning and afternoon of the 2nd day and the morning of the 3rd day.
Dove, Pigeon, Common Perdiz, Forest Perdiz & Giant Quail
This discounted hunt price is structured around high volume Dove hunting. Clients will hunt dove over harvested grain fields or on flyways between harvested grain fields and roosts during morning and afternoon hunts. If you wish to substitute a ½ day hunt for Pigeon, Common Perdiz, Forest Perdiz or Giant Quail there is a $180.00/half day hunt charge. The Common and Forest Perdiz are hunted behind pointing dogs, the Giant Quail are hunted in a driven manner with flushing dogs. Pigeon hunting is done from ground blinds with decoys.
Game Bird Limits:
Dove No limits, # of birds are unreal!
Pigeon 8 boxes of shells/half day shoot
Common Perdiz 10 birds/half day shoot
Forest Perdiz 6 birds/half day shoot
Giant Quail 6 bird/half day shoot
Duck 5 boxes of shells/day
Special Trip Price $3,750.00/person
Normal retail price on this hunt is $4,885.00/person with a minimum of 4 hunters and a max of 7 hunters.
Trip Price Includes:
· 2 full days of Duck hunting and 3 full days of Dove hunting.
· Ground and domestic commercial air transportation.
· All meals in hunting areas including liquor, wine and beer.
· Double occupancy rooms.
· Hunting license/permits in Argentina.
· Daily laundry & maid service.
· Guides and dogs
· Double Occupancy blinds for Pigeon & Duck (Single occupancy blinds $125.00/half day extra.)
Not Included in the trip price:
· If you wish to add or substitute a daily dove shoot for any other species, there is an additional $180.00/half day.
· Air charter flight (instead of normal scheduled commercial flight) from Santa Rosa to Buenos Aires at the end of the trip.
· Gun Permits and entry into Argentina (Approx. $110.00/gun)
· Shot Shells ($14.00/box for 20 & 12 ga,)
· Gun Rental ($60.00/day/gun)
· Gratuities (Suggested $80.00/day total for guide and staff)
· Phone calls and items of a personal nature
· Transportation costs between Buenos Aires and Estancias for clients leaving or arriving outside the normal trip schedule
Additional Day: If clients wish to stay an additional day, rates are (providing space is available):
· La Escondido Duck Shoot in the morning and afternoon $1,180.00/day
· Los Pampas High volume Doves AM & other species PM $595.00/day
o High volume Dove AM & PM $400.00/day
Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires (BA) in the morning, (There are direct flights from a number of cities in the US leaving in the early evening, arriving in BA around 8:00 am). Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by one of our English-speaking guides at the Buenos Aires International Airport. From there, you’ll have a 4-hour drive to the Estancia La Escondida for lunch followed by an afternoon duck hunt. In the evening, you will return to the lodge for cocktails, dinner and the evening.
Day 2 You will enjoy a morning and afternoon duck hunt no more than a 45-minute drive from the Estancia. Between hunts you will have time for lunch and a siesta at the Estancia.
Day 3 Duck hunt in the morning, then following the morning hunt, you’ll drive approx. an hour for lunch and an additional 45 minutes to the dove fields. The numbers of dove in the areas we hunt rival the numbers of dove in the Cordoba area, even though this area of Argentina is not as well known. Once the afternoon dove hunt is done, you will be driven approx. 45 min to Estancia Los Pampas for cocktails, dinner and the evening.
Day 4 & 5 Dove hunts are scheduled for the morning and afternoon close to the lodge with lunch in between the hunts. For an additional $180.00/half day, clients may change a half day dove hunt to one for decoying Pigeons or one of 3 species behind pointing dogs. After the afternoon hunt clients will return to the Estancia for cocktails, dinner and the evening.
Day 6 You’ll enjoy a dove shoot in the morning. Following the hunt, you’ll have lunch at the Estancia and then transfer to the local airport for your flight back to Buenos Aires and your overnight flight home.
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