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ITINERARY FOR ARGENTINA TROPHY RED STAG HUNT
Season: March through May
Early morning arrival in Buenos Aires.
Our host will greet you and provide assistance through customs.
Transportation will be provided to the domestic airport.
Commercial flight from Buenos Aires to Bariloche
Van transportation provided from the airport to the lodge.
Day 2 through 6:
Enjoy 5 full days of Argentina red stag hunting
Transportation provided to the airport in Bariloche.
Commercial flight from Bariloche to Buenos Aires.
Host will greet you upon arrival at the domestic airport in Buenos Aires.
Transportation will be provided to the International airport for evening flight back.
The rut is in March and April but we hunt till the end of May, as our place is used by the bulls for wintering and after the rut we get big concentration of male Red Stag.
Temperatures running from 40° to 70°F. Cold early in the morning. Warming up in the day. Some rainy days. Strong winds are frequent and it may freeze in April and May.
How to get there:
Through Buenos Aires: Commercial air to Bariloche (2 hours flight) and then 1 ½ hour driving from the airport to the cabin.
As flights from the USA arrive Buenos Aires early morning, the hunter can travel at midday and hunt the afternoon he arrives.
The below concerns the Reciprocity Fee that in the past you were able to pay for when you arrived into Customs & Immigration in Argentina. If you have been to Argentina within the last 10 years- you should have in the back of your passport a copy of the Reciprocity fee attached. It is good for a 10 year period. If you do have it- no need to go through the below.
Argentina has recently changed the laws regarding the reciprocity fee it charges people entering the country. As of December 31st, 2012 it will be necessary for individuals traveling to Argentina to pay the reciprocity fee online BEFORE ARRIVING in Argentina. The fee for US citizens is $160 and it is similar to a visa in that it covers travel to Argentina for 10 years.
Instructions on how to pay the Argentina reciprocity fee online.
1. Register at https://reciprocidad.provincianet.com.ar/ and first click on sign up to create a profile, they will ask for a username and password- right it down. Then you will be walked through to obtain an entry code.
2. Complete the form including personal and credit card details. This information and the entry code will be sent electronically to the DNM.
3. After payment is processed, print the receipt (click on where it says ticket). Make extra copies – you will use this form should you return to Argentina within the 10 year period.
4. Upon arrival in Argentina, go to the DNM Office and present the printed receipt.
5. The receipt will be scanned by DNM staff and the data will be validated to enable entry to Argentina.
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Argentina Red Stag Hunting Tent Camp
Suddenly our short time in the Nirihuau River tent camp was all the time in the world!
The red stag was old and heavy antlered, missing some points but with tall beams. In body he was the most massive red stag I have ever seen, bigger than any stags I’ve taken in New Zealand or the European continent. We set him up nicely for photos and rode back in the dark, those whitewall tents and a cheery fire as welcome in the Andes as they always are in the Rockies.
So far on the trip we’d dealt with mostly unseasonable warmth, but up here at elevation the evening temperature dropped like a rock. A big fire was welcome, as was the wood stove in the dining tent. These are normal features in any tent camp, but this camp had some welcome additions. We had brought in and hooked up a genuine toilet, complete with running water and a wood-burning hot water heater. Nice! Our tent had real beds, sort of African style rather than the cots and sleeping bags common in the American West.
As the season progresses and temperatures continue to drop a stove in that tent would be nice—but we managed fine with lots of blankets piled on! We spent the next couple of days recovering our red stag and exploring the country, including gauchostyle barbecue, streamside.
With temperatures cooling the red stags became extremely active, with heavy roaring morning and evening—and on all sides of camp. This is not an area that has a heavy concentration of deer, and apparently there are relatively few hines; it can be described as a retirement home for older bulls. We did see a few hinds, but most of the bulls we saw were quite mature.
Gage Outdoors intent is to hunt it very gently, keeping it as an option for fit hunters who don’t mind hunting hard in the hopes of a big, old red stag. The camp sits in a dramatically beautiful valley, and offers an entirely unique aspect to Red Stag Hunting in Argentina.
WHAT TO BRING
- Rifle 7mm minimum.
- 25 round of ammo.
- Camouflage clothing. No Blaze orange necessary.
- Rain Jacket.
- Flash light.
- Comfortable walking boots.
Contact us at Gage Outdoor Expeditions for a detailed travel itinerery or for questions on a red stag hunting adventure.
Argentina Red Stag Hunting Reviews
Red Stag Hunt Argentina Lodge Review - April 2011
As for the highlights... let's just say this hunt is not a layup, you had to hunt for them. On day one, I saw a massive stag while we riding into the area where we were planning on setting up. Let's just say Murphy's law was in effect and I wasn't able to pull that one together but God what an animal, as he had mass, width and lots of points. Day 2 the snow and rain came down, making for rough go of it in the morning. Went back to the lodge at noon to grab some lunch, rest up and dry out. Around 3 we headed back out this time to hunt higher up with the horses again. As the guide and I were making our way through the woods, he stopped by a small stream to let his horse grab a quick drink and I start scanning the woods ahead. Out of no where, I see a massive stag about 80 yds away in the timber. Alert the guide, he passes my rifle to me and after a little belly crawl, take a rest on a dead tree to make a good shoulder shot on a beautiful 14 point stag! He was not as big as the one that I had seen the day before but none the less a beautiful animal.
All in all, it was one of the most exciting and beautiful places that I have ever hunted. I truly enjoyed every minute of the hunt and had said to the guides on numerous occasion, that I was just happy to be there and getting a stag would be a bonus. Fortunately for me it all worked and I got what I consider a trophy of a lifetime.