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Hunting                             Booking and Travel

Hunting

What’s the hunting season, bag limits and when is the best time?

Game Season When is Best Limit
Ducks May 1-Aug 31 June 1-Aug 15 15/day
Perdiz May 1-Aug 31 Any time 10/day
Perdiz Colorada May 1-Aug 31 Any time 2/day
Dove & Pigeon All year Any time No limits
Water Buffalo All year Any time 1/season
Wild Boar All year Any time 2/season
Brocket Deer May 1-Aug 31 Any time 1/season
Capybara May 1-Oct 15 Any time 1/season
 Surubi All Year Nov 1-Apr 15 1 per boat/day
Dorado Fishing All year Nov 1-May 15 Catch & Release only

Do you provide guns/rod?
Yes, we have new Franchi and Berretta 12’s and 20’s for rent at $50/day/gun.  We also rent fly and casting rods for $25/day/rod.  Lures and flies are $15 unlimited use/day.

What’s the procedure for bringing guns into Argentina?
You give us your gun info, our reps in Buenos Aires will be waiting for you with your completed paperwork in the police office at the international airport.  You will present the police the gun, the paperwork, and pay $110/gun for your permit.  Prior to departure to Argentina, you should also obtain Form 4457 from the US Customs office. For more information, see Argentina gun entry procedures.

How much does it cost?
Rates vary depending on the species hunted and your length of stay and range from $2350-$3860. The longer you stay the better value you receive.  Contact us for a specific rate or group pricing.

Do you have Group Discounts?  Yes. Groups can save as much as $750/hunter when they book a 7 night hunting package 7 months in advance. Contact us for group rates.

What is the cost and brand of shells do you provide?
$13/box. Most of the time we shoot Fiocche, 2 ¾ , lead  #5-7.  This is a high quality, clean shooting load.

Can we just hunt ducks for 4 days?
Yes. You can just hunt ducks, or just dove or just perdiz. You can do just about any hunting combo you wish.

How many shells can we expect to shoot?

Shooting Level Dove Hunts Pigeon Hunts Duck Hunts Perdiz Hunts
High 70 boxes 16 boxes 5 boxes 1.75 boxes
Normal 40 boxes 12 boxes 4 boxes 1 box
Med 25 boxes 8 boxes 2.5 boxes 15 shells
Light 10 boxes 5 boxes 1 box 10 shells

How long are the drives to the hunting grounds?  Duck and perdiz hunting is within a 15 minute drive from the lodge. Dove and pigeon fields are between 10 minutes and an hour from our hunting lodge.

My wife does not fish or hunt, are there things for her to do at the lodge?
Yes. We offer guided and unguided activities like horseback riding, polo lessons, gaucho shows, tours of neighboring estancias, nature walks and spa services.

Who will be our hunting guide?
Our hunting guides are our own.  They have years of experience with a variety of hunting in the area and will put you on the game.

Booking and Travel

Wing Shooting Argentina52Why should we book with Wing Shooting Argentina?
Wing Shooting Argentina is unique in Argentina because we offer hunters exceptional, private land hunting for ducks, dove, pigeon, perdiz, big game and fishing for Golden Dorado –ALL OUT OF ONE LODGE.  In addition, we are an American-Argentine company, outfitting since 1999.  Our rates are competitive and each group’s hunting schedule is customized.  Plus, there is no down time!!

What is your most popular trip?
Most groups come for primarily Argentina duck and dove hunting. However, they will usually included perdiz and or pigeon hunting and Dorado fishing. 

Can we take birds back to the States?  Unfortunately, Argentina does not allow it.

What about tipping?
Customary tips in Corrientes are; guides $45 per day and bird boys $10-$15 per day with one or two hunters lodge staff $10 per room, per day.  At Wing Shooting Argentina we believe tips are voluntary and depend on your satisfaction.

What’s a good size group?
Groups of 6-8 hunters work well.  A group of 6-8 usually has more camaraderie and laughs than a group of 2-4.  And with more guns firing, more birds fall, increasing the excitement and possibilities.

Can you accommodate large groups?
Yes.  We have done trips are large as 17 people for two weeks. Large groups need to start planning and making reservations more than a year in advance.  See our Group Leaders page.

Can we arrange for exclusive use of the lodge?
Yes, as long as we have enough notice.

How far in advance should I book?
Booking a year in advance will assure availability and lower rates.

Is there cell phone coverage or internet access at the hunting lodge?
Cell reception and Wi-Fi are available.

Are Argentina, Uruguay and Chile safe for foreigners?
Yes, very safe, especially in the areas where you’ll be hunting or fishing.  In Buenos Aires and Santiago, you will need to take the same precautions that you would in New York, Paris or Tokyo.

Is the water safe to drink?
Yes, however, we serve bottled water for your comfort.

Do I need a visa or other document to get into Argentina or Chile?
All visitors require a current passport and travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia  must pay a $164 entry fee before they fly to Argentina.  A similar fee may apply to other nationalities. This is similar to a visa and is good for 10 years.

How should I book flights?
First see our pages on travel.  Our office can recommend the appropriate domestic flights with respect to your dates or international flights.   In many cases we will book the domestic flights for you.

Do I have to go through Buenos Aires to fly between Argentine cities?
Most likely, yes.

Will there be somebody to meet me when I land in Buenos Aires?
We can have someone greet you only if you request this service.  It is an extra cost, but very helpful if you are bringing in firearms, have a tight connection or have never been to Argentina before.  For transfers between the two airports in BA, their 2014-2015 rates are about $80 per person each way, with a lesser charge for large groups.  Assistance with gun entry is about $130 per group.   Contact us for more information.

Do I need electric converters? What’s the voltage?
The current is 220v and the sockets are for two round European prongs. You will need converters and adapters for your appliances.

Can I combine hunting with trout fishing?
Yes, dove and pigeon may be combined with trout fishing between Nov 1 and April 31.

What is the deal on money and paying for things while traveling?
The Argentine money is the peso.  Personal purchases can be made with cash pesos, dollars or credit cards.  Currency exchange houses and banks will exchange your dollars or euros.  Some merchants offer discounts for cash.  Personal or travelers checks should not be used.  Also ATMs are sometimes out of cash, so we recommend carrying a back up stash of $550.