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Introduction 

For waterfowl hunters, Argentina is your ultimate option, The Summit! The population of ducks in this area is immense. There are multiple varieties of species readily available to hunt. Most hunts in the U.S, you probably wake up around 4 am and spend all day in cold water for 5 ducks a day, if you’re lucky. Here the average hunt is anywhere between twenty to sixty ducks in a couple of days. Mind shattering numbers!

A typical day of duck hunting starts early in the morning, with your personal field assistant placing decoys by your blind. During that time, you are probably on the way to your spot. You wake up early and now are in a comfortable boat heading for one of the islands to start your hunt. Wearing waders and armed with your shotgun, you will be ready for action before sunrise. Then a miracle happens, suddenly there are ducks flying from every direction. Amazing! Rock and roll time baby!

For a duck hunting trip, we offer you amazing accommodations on the San Javier Program, some of the best meals from Argentine cuisine, our magnificent Malbec wine, and more ducks than you are used to shooting. So, if you are ready to start planning a trip, browse through our website and check all info regarding accommodations, the hunting program, gear and equipment, seasons, paperwork, and other details. Do not hesitate to contact us for personal assistance.

General Information

Season: May to August


Ducks Species

Ringed Teal Duck

Ringed teal have strong, pointed claws on their feet and so can readily perch in trees. They have beautiful iridescent greenish plumage patterns, especially on the wings. They may be distinguished by a white patch in front of the green speculum.

Brazilian Teal Duck

Light brown in colour. Brazilian Teal live in pairs or in small groups of up to twenty birds. They eat seeds, fruits, roots and insects.

Speckled Teal Duck

It inhabits freshwater wetlands, preferring palustrine habitat to rivers. The Speckled Teal has a black speckled light-brown head and neck, dark-brown eyes and a yellow beak.

Silver Teal Duck

It has a black cap which extends to just below the dark-brown eyes, black nape and a whitish lower face and throat. It lives on fresh water in small groups, and feeds primarily on vegetable matter such as seeds and aquatic plants.

Cinnamon Teal Duck

The adult male has a cinnamon-red head and body with a brown back, a red eye and a dark bill. The adult female has a mottled brown body, a pale brown head, brown eyes and a grey bill. Their breeding habitat is marshes and ponds.

Chiloe Wigeon Duck

This bird has an iridescent green-blue cap on its head, and a bluish gray bill with a black tip. The cheeks and forehead are white, the eyes are dark brown, and there is a white auricular patch. It is found on freshwater lakes, marshes, shallow lagoons and slow flowing rivers.

Yellow Billed Pintail Duck

It has a brown head and neck. The bill is yellow with a black tip and a black stripe down the middle. The tail is brownish and pointed. Nests are formed on the ground and lined with grass and down. They hide their nests in vegetation close to water.

White-Cheeked Pintail Duck

It is mainly brown with white cheeks and a red-based grey bill (young birds lack the pink).  This duck feeds on aquatic plants and small creatures obtained by dabbling. The nest is on the ground under vegetation and near water.

Red Shoveler Duck

The Red Shoveler is cinnamon in color with dark spots, and a green speculum. The head and neck are grayish. They have a large dark spatula shaped bill.  It is a denizen of large coastal lagoons, lakes, and estuaries.

Rosybill Pochard Duck

They are named for the drakes large, rosy colored bill that has a knob at the base.  They nest on the ground among vegetation and lines the nest with down.

White-faced Whistling Duck

This species has a long grey bill, long head and longish legs. It has a white face and crown, and black rear head. The habitat is freshwater lakes or reservoirs, with plentiful vegetation, where this duck feeds on seeds and other plant food.

Knob Billed Duck

It is one of the largest species of ducks. Adults have a white head freckled with dark spots, and a white neck and underparts. The upperparts are blue-black with bluish and greenish iridescence.  The male is much larger than the female, and has a large black knob on the bill. It breeds in still freshwater swamps and lakes in the tropics.


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Overview

Argentina is considered a dream for waterfowlers. One of the best options offered is the Parana River, one of the longest rivers in the world, surrounded by thousands of little islands that are just the right place for duck breeding. The Pilaga Island is also very famous for the amazing number of ducks and variety of species that come every year.

The 50 square mile radius (129 km2) around the shooting area form one of the most amazing duck shooting reserves. On the northern area of the lodge, about 60 miles away, there are a couple of great roosting areas for doves, and the fields covered with natural grass have a great population of Perdiz. Our location is annually inhabited by over fifteen million duck during the season. People and outfitters talk about a population of twenty million dove. Our Company counts on thirty different shooting fields throughout the entire region.

 

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The Hunting

The Duck Program starts at 6:00 am with a hearty breakfast. Around 6:45 am we take a short boat ride to the shooting field. Schedules vary depending on the time of the year. The boat ride is between twenty to forty minutes. After the morning shoot, we go back to the lodge for lunch and a siesta. In the afternoon, we depart at around 3:30 pm for the evening duck shoot.

Search for the necessary information in our website and do not hesitate to contact us by email or by phone so that we can customize your trip depending on the number of people and the season of the year you choose to visit us.

We welcome you to the best duck hunting you have ever imagined!


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The Fields

The duck shooting fields are located around islands, near lagoons and rivers, in San Javier. The place looks like a big marshland. In order to access this area, we utilize boats with power engines. The wildlife is amazing and the rivers/islands change color and form frequently. When shall we welcome you to paradise?

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Saftey Instructions

Hunting and target shooting are among the safest of all sports. This short note is intended to make them even safer by emphasizing the basics of safe gun handling, storage, and by reminding you that you are the key to firearms safety.

Always Keep The Muzzle Pointed In A Safe Direction. Never point your gun at anything you do not intend to shoot. This is particularly important when loading or unloading a firearm. In the event of an accidental discharge, no injury can occur as long as the muzzle is pointing in a safe direction.

Firearms Should Be Unloaded When Not Actually In Use. Unload your gun as soon as you are finished. A loaded gun has no place in or near a car, truck, or building. Unload your gun immediately when you have finished shooting.

Do Not Rely On Your Guns Safety. The safety on any gun is a mechanical device, which, like any such device, can become inoperable at the worst possible time. You should never handle a gun carelessly and assume that the gun won\'t fire just because the safety is on.

Be Sure Of Your Target  And What\'s Beyond It. Don\'t shoot unless you know exactly what your shot is going to strike. Be sure that your bullet will not injure anyone or anything beyond your target. Firing at a movement or a noise without being absolutely certain of what you are shooting at constitutes disregard for the safety of others.

Use Correct Ammunition. Using improper or incorrect ammunition can destroy a gun and cause serious personal injury. It only takes one cartridge of improper caliber or gauge to wreck your gun, and only a second to check each one as you load it. Be absolutely certain that the ammunition you are using matches the specifications that are contained within the gun\'s instruction manual and the manufacturer\'s markings on the firearm. Be aware not to use smaller ammunition in the gun you are using, this could cause a major accident.

If Your Gun Fails To Fire When The Trigger Is Pulled, Handle With Care! Occasionally, a cartridge may not fire when the trigger is pulled. If this occurs, keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Keep your face away from the breech. Then, carefully open the action, unload the firearm and dispose of the cartridge in a safe way.

Always Wear Eye And Ear Protection When Shooting. All shooters should wear protective shooting glasses and some form of hearing protection while shooting. Exposure to shooting noise can damage hearing. Adequate vision protection is essential. Shooting glasses guard against twigs, falling shot, clay target chips, and the rare ruptured case of firearm malfunction.

Be Sure The Barrel Is Clear Of Obstructions Before Shooting. Before you load your firearm, open the action and be certain that no ammunition is in the chamber or magazine. Be sure the barrel is clear of any obstruction. Even a small bit of mud, snow, excess lubricating oil, or grease in the bore can cause dangerously increased pressures. This can cause the barrel to bulge or even burst on firing, which can cause injury to the shooter and bystanders.

Don\'t Alter Or Modify Your Gun, And Have Guns Serviced Regularly. Firearms are complicated mechanisms that are designed by experts to function properly in their original condition. Any alteration or change made to a firearm after manufacture can make the gun dangerous and will usually void any factory warranties. 

Learn The Mechanical And Handling Characteristics Of The Firearm You Are Using. Not all firearms are the same. The method of carrying and handling firearms varies in accordance with the mechanical characteristics of each gun. Since guns can be so different, never handle any firearm without first having thoroughly familiarized yourself with the particular type of firearm you are using, the safe gun handling rules for loading, unloading, carrying and handling that firearm, and the rules of safe gun handling in general.

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