The Mixed Bag Program offers you the best of three different activities. It includes the challenging shooting of duck, the large volume shooting of dove, and the unique perdiz hunt.
Generally the hunt is four nights. In the morning you will shoot duck or perdiz and in the afternoon you will be shooting duck or dove. This is a seasonal activity that we are offering during our winters (from May to August).
May to August
Ducks: Silver Teal – Speckled Teal – Ringed Teal – Cinnamon Teal – Rosy-billed Pochard – Southern Wigeon – Red Shoveler – Black-headed Duck – Yellow-billed Pintail – White-cheeked Pintail – White-faced Whistling Duck – Fulvous Whistling Duck – Brazilian Duck
Doves: The dove specie you will be shooting is known as Eared Dove, a similar bird to the morning dove that inhabits the United States.
Perdiz: The Perdiz, as it is known in Argentina, is a partridge which lives in the abundant grasslands. Its scientific name is: Tinamou.
The duck shooting fields are located around islands near lagoons and rivers in San Javier. The place looks like a big marshland, and 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.
The perdiz hunting 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.
The dove hunting spots range from a 20 to 60 minute drive and we normally shoot in areas near the roosting area, and feed lot or cropfields.
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.
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, in between 20 to 40 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.
The Perdiz & Dove Program starts at 7:00 am with a hearty breakfast. Around 8:00 am we take a 45 to 60 minute drive to the shooting field. The best time to be in the field for Perdiz is in the morning. We have lunch in the field “Cordoba Style” with Gaucho Barbecue. In the afternoon, we will shoot dove when they head back to the roosts. Schedules may change depending on the time of the year.
In the dove field you will be assigned a personal field assistant, who will provide you with shells, guns, and soft drinks at your shooting spot. This field assistant will prepare your blind, count your birds and shells, and carry some stools to the field for you.
In the perdiz field you and another shooter will be assigned a personal field guide and a dog. This guide will take both shooters and let you know every time your dog points at a bird.
Search for the necessary information in our website and do not hesitate to contact us by email or by phone so we may customize your trip depending on the number of people and the season of the year you choose to visit us.
We invite you to experience the best mixed bag hunt you have ever imagined!
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 and storage and by reminding you that you are the key to firearms safety.
1) 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.
2) 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, well before you bring it into a car, camp or home.
3) Don\'t Rely On Your Gun\'s \"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.\"
4) 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.
5) 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 big accident.
6) 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.
7) Always Wear Eye And Ear Protection When Shooting. All shooters should wear protective shooting glasses and some form of hearing protectors while shooting. Exposure to shooting noise can damage hearing, and adequate vision protection is essential. Shooting glasses guard against twigs, falling shot, clay target chips and the rare ruptured case or firearm malfunction.
8) 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, causing the barrel to bulge or even burst on firing, which can cause injury to the shooter and bystanders.
9) 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.
10) 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.