8 Captivating Facts about Argentina

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One thing that our guests quickly realize is that Argentina has more to recommend it than its hunting alone. Argentina is considered to be one of the preferred destinations for non-hunters too. Yearly, its natural wonders and vibrant, colorful cities and wonderful variety of foods, attracts millions of visitors from all over the world. The “Paris of South America”, captivates visitors for those and many other reasons. Here are just a few of the most captivating facts about Argentina.

  • The name Argentina is from the Latin word for silver, argentum. The original Spanish conquerors to the region were met by indigenous people who gave them silver objects as presents.
  • Argentina was the first country to use fingerprinting as a form of identification. This occurred when a woman named Francesca Rojas confessed to killing her own children. Her bloody thumb-print was found at the scene of the crime
  • Argentina shares a land border with five countries, including Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay.
  • The most popular dance in the word – the tango – originated in Buenos Aires during the latter half of the 19th century.
  • Argentine beef is famous around the world. Many credit this to the fact that cattle here are grass fed on Las Pampas. Moreover, cattle are cut differently than they are in other parts of the world. Cuts are based on the texture of different parts of the cow.
  • The national sport of Argentina is Pato. It is a game played on horseback and combines elements of polo with basketball. Pato is the Spanish word for “duck” since the early games used a live duck instead of a ball.argentina
  • Perito Moreno Glacier is the third-largest freshwater source. Moreover it is a glacier that is actually growing instead of shrinking as many others around the world are.
  • Argentine Quirino Cristiani created the very first animated film in the world, El Apóstol, in 1917. The film clocks in at 70 minutes long and contains more than 58,000 frames.

So, whether you are here for Argentina dove hunting or for hunting big game, Argentina provides the perfect backdrop for your family and friends to enjoy themselves. Our food, culture, people and sites make it one of the world’s fastest growing tourist destinations. Our Argentina bird hunting is alone enough to recommend our country.

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Advice for Choosing the Right Hunting Bow

There can hardly be any doubt that hunting with a bow brings an extra challenge as well as a certain level of excitement to the sport. But before you bring that perfect 6 point buck in your sights, draw and are ready to release your arrow, make sure that you’ve picked the right bow for the job. In order to ensure a safer, truer, and more ethical kill shot, we offer you the following things to consider when picking the right bow for bow hunting.

  • Draw length: A bow’s draw length is the distance a bowstring can be pulled back before stopping. This is important to know because it determines what arrows to buy for your bow. When buying a bow from a dealer in person, have him/her measure this distance for you so that they can recommend a range of bows. If you are buying a bow online be sure to measure and know this distance first.

·         Draw weight: Draw weight is the amount of force needed to pull back the bowstring so that it is ready to fire the arrow. If this is not correct it could result in fatigue or in an inaccurate shot. Generally speaking, men’s compound bows are set at a weight of 40 to 70 pounds. The bows used by women and children generally require a lower draw weight.

  • Overall bow weight: This is important to know because bows have different characteristics depending on their weight. Lighter bows are easier to carry around during a lengthy hunt but because they vibrate they are often louder than heavier bows. On the other hand, heavier bows vibrate less and are therefore quieter. When it comes to hunting, few things are more important than managing your noise level.
  • Axle length: Finally, the total length of your bow is very important. Shorter bows are easier to carry around and but are harder to shoot with. Longer bows require less effort and skill to fire but can be difficult to carry around. 2018-10-15_1341

Of course, these are not the only factors to consider when choosing the right bow. There is model, material, etc. However, while the brand and kind of bow you choose are important, knowing the above factors will help you make a wise choice overall. At our compound in Argentina we have all kinds of big game to challenge your bow hunting skills such as red deer, wild boar, 4-horn sheep, etc. We also have plenty of dove hunting in Argentina and fly fishing in Argentina as well.

7 Examples of Bad Hunting Etiquette

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Hunters are a part of a very special community of people. We all love the outdoors, love the chase and we love sharing our experiences with our fellow hunters. Unfortunately, as with any community of like minded individuals, there are always those who chose to violate the norms and etiquette of the community at large. This is unfortunate because it takes away from the experience of hunting. Since we are a part of very special community, it behooves us to act in a manner that does not interfere with the pleasure that all of us derive from the hunt. Here are 7 examples of poor manners and bad hunting etiquette that can ruin any hunt.

  • Leaving behind empty shells and trash – As hunters, we should strive to leave the environment the way we found it. Nature is not a waste receptacle. Moreover, some kinds of litter can injure certain animals and cause them needless suffering.
  • Bailing on game cleaning – If you are hunting with a partner or in a team don’t hog all the choice duties. Split up some of the more mundane tasks such as cleaning game. Otherwise, you may discover that fewer of your friends will want to go hunting with you.
  • Talking too much – Although no one expects complete silence when they are in a hunting party, incessant talking can be irksome and more importantly it can scare game away.
  • Taking a shot that’s not yours – It’s all about respect, courtesy and coordinating your moves with your hunting partner or group. Also, going out of turn could be dangerous as well.
  • Being late – You promise your buddy or your group that you will be up and ready to go at 6:00 a.m. and when everyone is ready to go you decide to get some extra shut-eye. Not cool. Once you commit to a time to go dove hunting in Argentina with your friends keep it.
  • Not knowing the rules – Safety is of critical importance on any hunt. Know and obey the hunting rules of the location you are hunting as straying from such rules could result in injury or even death. hunting
  • Shooting outside your zone – This is of particular relevance when Argentina dove hunting. Generally, hunters agree to stay in slightly overlapping zones so that they can shoot safety and without infringing on another person’s shot. Visualize your zone each time you prepare to take a shot. This will keep you safe and liked by others in your party.

Follow these simple rules of etiquette and remember that each hunter who arrives here is an ambassador of sorts for his/her country. Most of all be safe and enjoy yourself while you are here.

Preparing Your Dog for His First Hunt

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A dog’s first hunt is a big step for both owner and canine. Even dogs that are hunting breeds need the proper conditioning to make this new activity a productive one for both owner and canine. The following guide walks you through a few tips to use to ensure that you are able to create a pleasurable and safe first time hunting experience for your dog.

  • Know your dog’s obedience level: A dog that does not follow commands – even simple ones – can be a danger to itself and to you in the field.
  • Check the length of your dog’s nails: Overgrown nails can cause your dog extreme discomfort when it is walking. Be sure to clip them before entering the field so that it does not injure itself.
  • Use a leash at first: A leash gives you a measure of control while your pup is experiencing an exciting new activity. Moreover, a leash gives an untrained dog another level of protection.
  • Keep track of your dog: Always know where your dog is during the hunt. You can do this by making sure that it is wearing a tracking collar or GPS device or that it has a chip implanted under its skin.
  • Check with your vet: Make sure your dog is in good condition before taking him out into the field. This means making sure that it has had all its shots and that it is not suffering from any injuries prior to it joining you on the hunt.
  • Feed your dog beforehand: Make sure that your dog has had enough to eat and drink before entering the field in order to prevent dehydration and to keep its energy level up.
  • Have realistic expectations: Don’t expect your dog’s first outing to match up with that of a seasoned pro. Even dogs that have been thoroughly trained to hunt need time to adjust to real world situations. Be patient and remember that it might take several hunting trips for it to come into its own.hunting

In short, the better you prepare your pup for this exciting new adventure the safer he will be and the more productive you will be. Our Argentina bird hunting compound provides plenty of real world experience for you and what will hopefully be your new, four-legged partner. Argentina Wing shooting lets you collect trophies and it helps rid local farmers of flying pests such as doves and pigeons.

5 Tips for Better Clay Shooting

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Want to be a better wing shooter? Become a better clay shooter first. Clay shooting and Argentina wing shooting are intimately connected to each other. Each requires quick reflexes, a steady hand and a great amount of skill. Here are some tips for those who desire to be better wing shooters via first mastering the skill of clay shooting.

  • Safety first: As with every occasion in which you will be handling fire arms, safety is of the utmost importance. Wear hearing and eye protection at all times and make sure that you carefully handle all guns that are loaded. Finally, never point a gun at anything that you do not want to shoot regardless of whether or not you think the gun is loaded.
  • Find the ideal gun fit: In order to make sure that you can hit what you are looking at, your gun has to have the proper fit. You may consider having your gun professionally fitted to eliminate any doubt.
  • Keep your eyes on the target: This is easy for targets that are stationary but it becomes a challenge when dealing with moving objects. Train your eyes to sustain fine focus on your target at all times. Look for the ridges on your target or any reflected light that is visible to acquire the pigeon.
  • Determine which eye is dominant: Just because you are right-handed does not mean that your right eye is dominant when it comes to shooting. The same is true of left-handed people. In order to determine which eye is dominant, try pointing at an object on the other side of a room. Close your left eye. If the object is still visible at the end of your finger you are right-eye dominant.
  • Do not stop moving the barrel until you pull the trigger: Follow your target at all times until you have fired and are sure you have hit it. Do this by synchronizing you dominant eye and your barrel with the movements of your target.clay hunting

As you can see, clay shooting has a great deal in common with dove hunting in Argentina. Of course, nothing can match the actual excitement of being out on the field hunting these elusive birds. However, clay shooting will help you hone your skills while you are preparing to visit our facilities in Argentina.

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.

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.