Among the many fair chase hunts in Argentina, Red Stag Hunting of Patagonia, is by far the most exciting hunting experience due to the challenge of the hunt and the beauty of your surroundings. Contact us today for a detailed travel itinerery for your next Argentina Red Stag Hunting Adventure!
Argentina Red Stag, comparable to the elk, are found in the rugged mountains of northern Patagonia. The Red Stag roar begins in mid March and runs through April. Ours is a true fair chase hunt. Due to the concentration of animals during the rut, the success rate is close to 100%. This, however, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to work to get your trophy!
When your Argentina red stag hunt is over we will return to our spacious log cabin situated high in the mountains. Relax and enjoy the breathtaking view of a crystal blue lake.
The Red Stag Hunting Lodge
The Red Stag Hunting lodge is a big log and stone cabin situated on a saddle between two mountains (at 4500 ft.) and surrounded by a lake. Very comfortable and recently refurbished: 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room with a big fireplace and dinning room.
There is no electric power what makes it particularly charming. The landscape is so magnificent that Walt Disney and his crew spent two months there, taking photos and sketches for the scenery of what later was the movie Bambi.
Mountain lodge in Patagonia Mountains
Red Stag Hunting
We hunt twice a day, driving, riding horses or walking from the lodge to the different spots from where we stalk. This is real stalk hunting and the terrain is appropriate to spot the animals from far away and try to get close.
Some sections of the property are rough and require a good shape while others are easy walking.
Our ranch, “Baguales”, is located in a peninsula, surrounded by a lake inmerse in the most beautiful area of the Patagonia. Over 8000 acres of woods, mountains and small valleys.
During the Red Stag roar the big bulls concentrate in the valley and there is much roaring coming from the bull red stags. As the roar winds down in mid April the Red Stag bulls move higher up. The north side of the penisula is bathed in sun and the big bull stags congregate close to the lodge.
The hunter must be ready to take shots from 50 to 200 yards. Every hunter has a guide. After judging the trophy, the guide will tell if it is a shootable Trophy Argentina Red Stag. It is important to know that we don’t shoot young animals, regardless of the size of the Red Stag.
After taking your trophy Argentina Red Stag you can continue Red Stag hunting and take a second or hunt for Argentina wild boar. There are many large males in the area and the hunt is very exciting. There are first class fishing oportunities in the area as well.
RED STAG HUNT DATES 2014
2014 Trophy Red Stag Hunting Rates
$6,095 per hunter - $3,200 for and extra Red Stag
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
1 Red Stag.
All ground transportation as required by itinerary.
Bilingual host provided from arrival into Buenos Aires trough departure back.
5 full days of stag hunting.
6 overnights in private lodge.
All meals an beverages.
First care of the trophy.
YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE
Guns introduction papers. $100
Trophy freight back to home country.
Trophy export papers.
ITINERARY FOR ARGENTINA TROPHY RED STAG HUNT
Season: March through May
Day 1: 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.
Season: 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.
Weather: 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 theReciprocity 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.
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.
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.