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BIG GAME in Corrientes: Argentina Big Game Hunting in Corrientes

From our ranches, we access several large tracks of private land where big game animals roam freely.  All our free range, big game hunts are either still hunts or spot and stock and 1×1 or 2×1.  Our most popular hunts are Argentina Water buffalo hunting and Argentina Wild Boar hunting.

Please see our page on hunting Asiatic Water Buffalo hunting and continue below for Brocket Deer, Wild Boar and Capybara hunting.

 

 

Wild Boar and Peccary
All domesticated and wild pigs developed in the eastern hemisphere, while truly wild boars, commonly called javelina, are native to the western hemisphere.  Our wild boars come in 2 forms, wild and native.  The wild boars are feral pigs that are so far removed from their domesticated ancestors they no longer look like domestic hogs, but they still can grow to a similar size.  They come in varying colors but most are black.  In Argentina we have two kinds of Javelina, Collared Peccary and White-Lipped Peccary.

The size difference is a quick way to tell the difference between a wild boar and Javelina or Peccary.  Wild boars can reach 100 pounds or more and a Peccary reaches only half that size.  Peccary have more color variations and wild boars are mostly black.  Also Peccary have four-hoofed front toes and three-hoofed hind toes, plus they don’t have dew claws like pigs.  The canine teeth of Javelina grow vertically rather than away from the face like in boars or pigs.

Our boar hunts are usually conducted via still hunting at almost anytime of the day, but we usually see more at dawn, dusk hours or even at night.  Wild Boar is more common than Peccary.  Both can be hunted year round with high success rates for wild boar and moderate success rates for Peccary.  They both have a limit of 2 per season per hunter.

Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
Capybara or carpincho, inhabit the warmer, wet regions of South America.  Although they sometime occupy dry forest lands, they usually live near semi aquatic environments such as flooded grasslands and marshes.

Capybara are the largest of the rodent family, standing about 60 cm high at the shoulder and about 1 meter in length.  Average weight is 80 pounds with females being larger than males.
These animals depend on living in groups for survival and will quickly retreat to the water when threatened.  The trick to hunting them is a stead stock on one’s belly, trying to get within 80 yards.  This is no easy feat as a human crawling on his stomach looks a lot like the caiman, the Capybara’s number one predator.  Once these animals retreat to the water, they surface every five minutes or so exposing the eyes and nose which are located on the top of its head, giving the hunter a roughly 2”x 5” target.  With only the eyes and nose exposed, the last challenge comes in deciphering which animal was the individual you have picked from the now submerged herd.

Capybara is probably the best tasting wild game in Argentina.  They can be hunted year round with high success rates and a limit of 1 animal per season per hunter.