The perdiz hunt could be compared to a quail hunt in Georgia or Alabama, but these birds are normally in small groups of two. It requires a well-trained dog, a professional guide with good skills to run the dog, and two shooters. The spotted Tinamou gets up with an explosive flash and flies in a straight line making it a very challenging shoot. This perdiz hunt is a unique sport shooting program, and not many people have the skills required to average over 50% accuracy.
May to August
The Perdiz, as it is known in Argentina, is a partridge which lives in the abundant grasslands. Its scientific name is: Tinamou. Argentina is home to 15 species of Perdiz, the most common of which is the Spotted Tinamou. The tinamous are one of the most ancient species of partridge. Although they look similar to other ground-dwelling birds like quail and grouse, they have no close relatives and are classified as a single family; Tinamidae within their own order, the Tinamiformes.
The perdiz hunt fields are in grasslands. They are found in grass fields, sometimes with cattle, that provide great cover for the birds. It is important to approach the fields against the wind and with a great pointer dog that will mark the perdiz. You should expect a dozen flushes per hour walking through brush land, similar to some areas in Texas. Terrain is easy to walk and mostly every boot will be good enough for this hunt.
Perdiz hatch five times per year on average and live in well-concealed locations. Their natural food source is seed and insects. When they flash from the ground, they depart with an explosive burst of speed, producing a 50 yard average target; for snap shots it can be anywhere from ten to fifteen yards.
The Perdiz hunt starts with a hearty breakfast around 7:00am. Around 8:00 am we take a forty-five to sixty minute drive to the field. The optimal time to start hunting perdiz is in the morning. We have lunch at the field in a nice tent “Cordoba Style” with Gaucho Barbecue. In the afternoon, we will shoot doves when they head back to the roosts. Schedules may change depending on the time of the year.
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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.
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