Tips for Curing a Gun Shy dog

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It is common knowledge to most people by now that a dog’s hearing is much keener than a human’s. In fact, the range of a dog’s hearing is estimated to be between 40 to 60,000 Hz while a human range is between 20 and 20,000 Hz. This means that dogs have a difficult time with loud noises. This is why they often hide during thunderstorms or when fireworks are being set off. But how do you handle a dog that you wish to take hunting with you that is even more sensitive to loud noises than other dogs? Discharging your firearm is sure to send it cringing in fear. However, this does not necessarily have to be the case. You can train your dog to overcome its gun-shyness whether this fear was acquired or not. Here are some of the best ways to cure your gun shy dog of this fear.

  • Get them used to loud noises: Start by making loud noises around your dogs of increasing intensity. Then, try to link these noises with a positive event such as feeding time. The goal with this exercise is to slowly train your dog to associate loud noises with something positive. Caution: Do this gradually since you do not want to traumatize your dog.
  • Slowly introduce loud sounds in the field: In order to further have you dog associate loud noises with pleasant events, take it hunting with you. Make progressively louder noises as it chases rabbits and birds, etc. This will increase your dog’s confidence around loud noises.
  • Get help from a professional hunting dog trainer: There is no shame in needing outside help when it comes to ridding a timid dog of gun shyness. An expert will be able to help gauge your dog’s level of gun shyness and trace it to specific causes. Trainers will be able to help put you on the track to enjoying the wonderful sport of hunting with your best friend.dog

The point to all this is that just because your dog is gun shy initially does not mean that it cannot be overcome. You still may have an excellent hunting dog in the making. It just takes patience, planning and perhaps even professional help. Who knows? Before you know it you may even be Argentina bird hunting with your dog as soon as this summer. Dove hunting in Argentina is an excellent way to bond with man’s best friend.

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5 Common Fly Fishing Errors

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“The great charm of fly-fishing is that we are always learning.”
~ Theodore Gordon

The above quote is from the man many consider to be the father of American dry-fly fishing. Fisherman and writer Theodore Gordon, more than the typical angler, knew that fly fishing is part art and part science. One may feel that he or she can intuit good fly fishing but practice and guidance from others are the best ways to achieve proficiency when fly fishing in Argentina. They are also the best ways to catch more fish. So, with that in mind we would like to list some common casting errors and tell you how to go about fixing them.

  • False casting too often: False casting too much can spook fish which can make you far less productive. Limit your amount of false casts by allowing the rod to fully load on your back casts. This will result in a faster line speed and enable your fly to shoot forward.
  • Tying bad knots: Learn to tie knots. A properly tied not will decrease the chances that a trophy will elude you. Read guides, watch videos and practice, practice, practice.
  • Double-hauling improperly: Double haul fly fishing is a crucial skill to learn and develop for those who desire to fish in saltwater. The mistake many make here is that they leave their hauling hand at their hip prior to casting. As a result of this, the angler finds himself mostly pulling against slack. The trick is to haul hard enough into the backcast that the line will have some momentum flying through the guides in a backward direction.
  • Fishing the wrong spots: In order to become a productive fisherman you have to learn to detect where fish hang out the most. This takes practice and the ability to read the water and scan for fish.fly fishing
  • Casting with a limped wrist: Many anglers roll cast in a style that is designed for wooden rods. Today, with graphite rods beings more common, this style of angling is inappropriate. The solution here is to adopt the Spey caster’s “dynamic roll cast” or “Single Spey” technique. A video which shows that technique can be found here.

The important thing to remember is that the quest to master fly fishing is an ongoing journey. Even the experts fall prey to these mistakes and others. However, if you are open and honest with your abilities you will be one step ahead of your peers. Join your peers at our compound for fly fishing and Argentina wing shooting this year.

Tips for Taking Great Hunting Pictures

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Whether they are used for tracking and surveillance or to capture images of your latest trophy, cameras are an essential part of the hunt. They help you gain actionable intelligence on your prey and help you to create a lasting memory of your experience. Unfortunately, some hunters – especially novices – tend to overlook this helpful tool. Hunters who are setting up for trail pictures sometimes hastily throw a camera on a tree and hope that deer will walk past. Hunters who are taking trophy pictures often do so in the same haphazard fashion. By taking your time and following these steps, you will generate better trail and trophy photos creating a lasting and more enjoyable scouting experience.

For Better Trail Cam Shots

  • Mount the trail camera securely: Your trail camera should always be mounted securely so that the lens is unobstructed and so that it has the maximum protection against the wind, rain, etc. Also, make sure that the camera is at the desired height.
  • Maximize the camera’s placement: In order to increase your odds when you are Argentina red stag hunting, look for bedding areas or fresh scrapes near prime food sources. This method might mean weeks of waiting but it will pay off in the end if you choose these areas wisely.
  • Use black flash trail cameras: LEDs work but they may be noticeable at night and can make photos appear washed out. Incandescent lights create a flash that might scare away deer and other animals. Try using black flash trail cameras to take clear nighttime photos. They have lower illumination and are not as easily seen by animals.

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  • Take lots of pictures: Take your time and take plenty of pictures of your trophy in order to be sure that you get the one(s) that you want. Try different poses, angles, distances etc and be sure to check your camera’s settings frequently.
  • Use a camera tripod: A tripod will help you to create blur-free photos and protect your valuable investment at the same time. There are many lightweight, compact tripods on the market that are reasonably priced. Most of these are designed with features such as multiple leg angle positions, etc.
  • Respect the animal: Take some time to clean the animal and to present it in a way that showcases its beauty. If its tongue is protruding, put it back in. If it is bloody, clean this with some water and a micro fiber cloth. If the animal has large antlers, be sure to stress this in your pictures.

Finally, whether you are Argentina waterfowl hunting or stag hunting, you will want to create memories that best capture your experience. You will also want to gather intelligence on your prey before committing yourself to the hunt. Follow these tips and you will able to do both.

Tips for Taking Advantage of Rutting Season

March is quickly approaching us and with it the rut. The rut is a time when a young stag’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love … or the equivalent for red stags. Every hunter worth his or her salt is gearing up and preparing to take advantage of a time when stags are the most vulnerable. This is a time when stags are looking for Miss Right. This is a time when hunters can take advantage of behaviors that make Argentina red stag hunting much more productive. The following tips will help you to exploit this unique time in a stag’s life cycle.

  • Hang out with the does: One straightforward tactic for taking advantage of the rut is to camp out where does spend most of their daylight hours. Start by scouting out their food sources and map creek beds, gullies, or thick cover and other areas that connect such spots.
  • Choose the right stand location: Try placing your stand in high traffic lanes between bedding and feeding locations.bird hunting
  • Use scent against them: Aggressive, rutting stags are extremely susceptible to scents during the rut. Other things that attract them are calls and decoys. Carry a bottle of doe-in-estrous lure during the rut and also consider carrying dominant-buck lure as well. This can help lure aggressive stags who believe their territory is being encroached upon.
  • Know and understand the stages of the rut: The rut can be categorized into four stages: cruising, chasing, peak breeding and the cleanup phase. Remember to prepare for each stage and to think of the rut as a chess game between you and your quarry.
  • Hunt Waterholes: Chasing does is hot, thirsty work. Take advantage of bucks who may be taking a sip of water to cool off during the chase.
  • Use grunt calls wisely: A grunt call can be helpful in brining bucks in for a closer look in areas with a high buck-to-doe ratio. This works well because of the fierce competition in these kinds of situations.

In short, know the habits of red stag during the rut (and their vulnerabilities) and your efforts will result in a more productive hunt. While you are here also try our Argentina bird hunting for a wide variety of dove, duck and pigeon species.

Wildlife and the Damage it does to Argentinean Crops

Farmers face a great many challenges in growing the crops necessary to feed themselves and their communities. Some of these challenges include weather, the market, equipment cost, etc. Farmers here and in other parts of the world also face challenges such as disease, weeds, insects and most of all wildlife species. One of the most opportunistic kinds of wildlife species is deer. Our facility in Argentina is full of species that regularly reduce the yield of local farmers. That is why hunting here serves the dual purpose of fulfilling the basic instinct in man to challenge nature and to help out his fellow man. Here are some of the things that deer and other game species adversely affect with their rummaging.

  • Farmers and other agricultural producers: Deer eat a variety of plants so much so that nearly all plant species are vulnerable to their diet. In the US farmers use a variety of methods to discourage these voracious pests including fences, repellants and even dogs. Purdue University even has a site to help farmers determine if the damage to their crops was indeed done by deer.argentina wingtip shooting
  • Nurseries, Vineyards, and Specialty Crop Producers: Of course traditional farmers are not the only ones whose crops are adversely affected by deer. Deer are constantly causing damage to smaller, even more valuable specialty crops and vineyards.
  • Landowners and Homeowners: It is pretty clear to know when deer have begun to indentify private homes and gardens as grazing areas. They often leave tracks, droppings, antler rubs and damage to plants. They have also been known to nibble off tender shoots, twigs, or leaves of trees, shrubs, and other plants with their lower front teeth leaving home owners frustrated and angry.

Hunting as a way to Control Wildlife Populations

As we’ve stated farmers and homeowners use a variety of methods to prevent deer from destroying their plants and crops. The problem is that none of these methods work alone and in the states there is still a stigma against hunting deer and other crop damaging pests that do not exist in Argentina. Here hunters can hunt a variety of red deer, black buck antelope, buffalo, wild sheep and even engage in Argentina waterfowl hunting and Argentina wing shooting without the stigma that would be attached to these activities in the states. At the same time, hunters can know that they are helping control populations that to farmers in this country are a nuisance.

The 6 Best Hunting Apps

There is no sport or activity that has remained untouched by technology. That is because certain technologies complement some sports and activities. They allow the practitioner to take full advantage of the activity. This is true of the hunting sports as well. Today you would be hard pressed to find a hunter who does not take full advantage of the apps available to aid in this thrilling sport. So that you do not waste your time (and money) tracking down the best hunting apps, we offer you the following suggestions for the best hunting technologies for IPhone and Android.

  • AccuWeather (iOS/Android): The exact weather conditions are important to know for all hunters. This app gives you minute-by-minute forecasts for the next two hours based on your exact GPS location. There are many apps like it on the market. This is the best and most precise.
  • iSonular Hunting & Fishing Times (iOS): The app uses astronomical data from the US Naval Observatory to give exact information on feeding periods as well as sunrises and sunsets.
  • Primos Hunting Calls (iOS): You can buy an old fashion, wooden turkey, duck, or deer call or you can buy this app which has 20 fully interactive calls including hogs, elk and many more. The equivalent for Android is an app called iHunt Calls.
  • The Antler Insanity (iOS/Android): This free app, through its easy to use interface, helps hunters save their favorite spot for later visits. This is particularly useful when you’re hanging a new treestand or hunting in a new area.
  • iHunt Journal: This all-in-one hunting app lets you manage and record your hunting stand location and record your observations and other important
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  • Hunting Light & Blood Tracker (iOS/Android): This nifty app is a powerful and versatile light source for hunting. Not only does it improve general visibility but it can also be used for “blood tracking” wounded game so that you are led right to your quarry.

In conclusion, technology helps enhance the hunting experience and makes hunters more productive. Whether you visit our facility for Argentina bird hunting or Argentina big game hunting, we can provide you with all the prey you desire. The rest is up to you. Utilize your experience, skill and the technology that is out there to make hunting the awesome sport we all know it to be.

Tips for Picking the Perfect Hunting Puppy

For thousands of years dogs and humans have been so in tune with one another that it is of little wonder that a well trained puppy can grow up to be a hunter’s greatest asset. Yet, not all pups have the potential to be great gun dogs. Instead many will grow up to be lovable pets who give us companionship and love but who are otherwise not very useful on the hunt. And that’s okay. The trick then is determining which puppy has the most potential to grow up to be a great gun dog. Here are some tips for picking out the perfect gun dog.

 

  • Look at the puppy’s parentage: A puppy’s parentage will tell you what it will look like, how good its nose will be and its temperament. A healthy puppy will not come from unhealthy parents. More often than not excellent gundog parents will produce excellent progeny.
  • Check their health: Make sure that the puppy is in excellent health and has been dewormed and inoculated with distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus or parainfluenza (DHLPP) vaccine. Healthy puppies will be lively and energetic particularly at feeding time.
  • Test their temperament: Try placing each puppy of a litter on his/her back. One that resists violently may be difficult to train. One that is too complacent and doesn’t resist at all may be too passive. Ideally, the puppy should wriggle but not show either extreme.
  • Ask for papers: Buy from reputable breeders who can show you the puppy and its parent’s papers.
  • Avoid negative hereditary traits: These traits include but are not limited to: hyperactivity, hard mouth, excessive toughness, shyness (gun, call, man, etc.), aggressiveness and dominance.
  • Go by breed: There is much debate on which breed is best for hunting various kinds of prey. However, most peodog-2881325_640ple choose pointing breeds or flushing breeds for pheasant, grouse or quail hunting. Our Argentina bird hunting facility gives hunters and their dogs a wide variety of bird species to hunt.
  • Get the pick of the litter: Most breeders recommend that you pick a puppy that is bold, confident and outgoing among its litter mates. In contrast, avoid puppies that are shy, hide or seem reserved.

Finally, duck hunting in Argentina is a challenge for hunter and dog alike. When choosing a hunting dog, use these tips to screen out a hunting companion that will make the hunt frustrating and possibly even dangerous.

Tips for Using Duck Decoys

No matter how expensive or authentic looking it is, a decoy is only as effective as the hunter who uses it. As much as we may wish that the decoy could do all of the work, it can’t. It still takes a proper placement strategy to defeat the millions of years ducks have of evading their enemies. Our Argentina duck hunting facility provides you with many species to hunt but what you must bring are your skills, equipment and the proper knowledge of how to utilize both. Here are some strategies on making decoys more effective.

  • Place your decoy spread on a log: This placement suggests to ducks that are flyingOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA overhead the idea of serenity and contentment. Ducks often rest on logs in order to preen and rest. Just be sure to add a combination of active and feeder decoys to this setup. Our Argentina duck hunting facility provides plenty of opportunities for you to set up the perfect decoy spread.
  • Use a combination of full-body duck decoys and standard floaters in shallow water: This will increase the visibility of your spread.
  • Be sure your spread is visible: Think from the perspective of a duck flying overhead. Are your decoys obscured by trees, etc? Be sure that ducks can see your spread.
  • Spread out decoys in flooded timber: Ducks can become decoy shy. In order to avoid this, exploit the fact that birds pay attention to the movement in the trees and brush rather than openings where other ducks are.
  • When placing decoys for geese, give them room to land: Geese require more room to land than ducks. Make sure your spread gives geese room enough room to land so that they do not have to swim into your setup.
  • Make your decoys look as real as possible. This may cost you money but it will be well worth it. Supplement your spread with feeder, rester, and sleeper decoys in order to give yourself the edge over other hunters.

In the end, a decoy can either end up being an expensive toy or it can end up aiding you just as a good dog would. It all depends on how you set up your spread. Our facility provides a variety of duck species for hunters who are savvy enough to outwit their prey.

The Many Uses of Duck Fat

Duck hunters have long discovered something that high-end restaurants are discovering in all parts of the country – duck fat is culinary gold. Currently, this tasty and easily rendered fat is replacing butter, olive oil and other kinds of fats in all kinds of recipes. Additionally, duck fat is not only tasty and has a silky mouth feel, it has definite health benefits. For example, it has a saturated fat content of only 33% and an unsaturated fat content of 62% (13.7% of which is polyunsaturated fat, containing Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential oils). Duck fat’s other benefits include:

 

  • Duck fat is versatile
  • Duck fat has a high smoke point:
  • Duck fat has long-term freezability
  • Duck fact can be reused unlike butter or olive oil

 

However, despite its growing popularity, some people have never cooked with duck fat and people who currently do may not be aware of duck fat’s many uses. Here are just a few suggestions for its uses.

  1. Crisping poultry skin: Rub fat on the skin of chicken or other poultry to create a gleaming, golden crisp skin. This will keep the breast moist and succulent and will also create an extra-rich, full flavor.
  2. Use on vegetables: Vegetables you may wish to use duck fat on include onions and more.
  3. Popcorn: Yes adding duck fat to popcorn adds an additional depth of flavor to this classic American snack.
  4. Gascony Butter: Gascony butter is named for the region in France where the people enjoy low rates of heart diseases. You can make this spread by mixing rendered duck fat with chopped or minced garlic cloves. This can this be added to soups, melted over lamb chops, etc.
  5. Salad Dressing: Warmed duck fat makes an excellent salad dressing as it adds a savory character to hearty greens like frisée, radicchio, kale, endive and chards.
  6. Potatoes: Use duck fat to brown potatoes. The result will be an earthier tasting potato with a golden crust. Moreover, duck fat can be used on potato galette, roasted potatoes, pommes anna, hash browns, croquetas, sautéed fingerlings, mashed potatoes, etc.
  7. Pie crust: Using duck fat in pie crust will give it a rich, savory taste. 

 

There you have it. These are just a few ideas for how to use duck fat. There are many other suggestions and recipes for using duck fat all around the Internet. Argentina duck hunting at our facility carries with it the thrill of matching wits with this aquatic bird and then being able to render its fat for many uses. Also try Argentina big game hunting for another great challenge while you are in the country.

More Tips for Better Wing shooting

Everyone who handles a shotgun wants to improve his/her aim. Improving one’s aim increases one’s yield and makes for a safer and more rewarding hunt. However, as vital as practice is in achieving this goal, it can sometimes be frustrating when no visible progress can be seen. This is usually because the hunter has fallen into bad habits when practicing. Before you go Argentina wing shooting at our facility, we would like to offer you some tips on improving your aim.

  • Practice swinging and mounting: First use an unloaded gun. Do this to ensure that your posture is correct. Make sure that you stand up straight and that you never lower your face to the gun. Finally, lift your gun in an up and down, economical manner.
  • Elevate your elbow: Speaking of posture, properly align your gun by paying special attention to your elbow height and cheek alignment on the stock. If your target rises quickly, raise your elbow to correspond.
  • Make sure your gun fits properly: Go to a competent gun fitter for adjustment if you suspect that your aim is off.
  • Point, don’t aim: Your eyes will naturally follow a fleeing target. Wing shooting is about reacting to your prey’s movement.
  • Focus on the target and not the barrel or edge of your gun: Again, aiming will cause you to lose time in following a fast moving target.
  • Know the prey’s flight path and trajectory: This takes practice and a keen eye but will result in a higher yield and in knowing exactly when to pull the trigger.
  • Be ready to change your posture: When you get into a pattern of constantly missing the target, be open to the idea that your posture may need to be changed.
  • Consult an expert: Don’t be too proud to acknowledge that you may need help improving your aim from someone who is an expert. Take a lesson from a certified NSCA instructor. A competent instructor will help you discover and correct your errors and increase the efficiency of your practice so that you continue to improve.unnamed1

Our facility offers not only an opportunity for hunters to improve their aim and yield, it also provides them with excellent fly fishing in Argentina with a variety of species that are native to the country.