Estancia Los Barcinos, offering world-class gunning just one hour (60 miles) south of Buenos Aires, is situated in the Salado River Basin near the historic town of San Miguel del Monte, home to numerous educational institutions, including the National University of General Sarmiento. The area is also known for its many polo ranches and country estates—and for being home to abundant game birds.  Estancia Los Barcinos is a newly refurbished headquarters estate of a 2000 acre working cattle ranch and farm. The main lodge had five private bedrooms with baths plus outbuildings with three bedrooms and baths.

 

The Ducks

Just 80 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, the fertile lands of this vast river basin with its many potholes, river channels, and canals are the winter home to millions of ducks and is some of the most fertile land in Argentina producing corn, soybeans and other cereal crops. Duck varieties include speckled teal, silver teal, cinnamon teal, ring teal, Brazilian teal, brown pintail, white cheek pintail, and rosy-billed pochard. Hunters can expect eight boxes of shells per day on ducks. Virtually all shooting areas are within 30 minutes of the estancia.

 

The Perdiz

Outfitter Martin Puig provides an excellent kennel of careful Brittanies, English setters and German shorthairs for pursuit of Argentina’s terrific upland game bird, the spotted tinamou (locally called perdiz). Hunters can expect to shoot a limit of 10 perdiz each in 1-2 hours, enjoying careful dogwork and flawless retrieving. Hunting generally takes place within a twenty to thirty-minute drive from the estancia.

 

Accommodations

Los Barcinos is a lovely classic Argentine estancia, with eight bedrooms and eight baths. The living and dining areas have a comfortable European feel and Martin and his staff will cater to your every hunting and dining request!

Rates

$1290/night (subject to change). Included are accommodations, all meals, open bar, land lease fees, all services of professional guides, round-trip airport transfers and Argentine hunting permit. Not included are commercial air travel, gun rental at $70/day, shells at $16/box and tips.

 

Prime time:

Early May through mid-August

Travel

Buenos Aires is best reached from Miami, Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth or Houston on American Airlines, United Airlines, LATAM, Aerolineas Argentinas or Delta Airlines. Guests are met upon arrival in Buenos Aires and transferred via private vehicle 60 miles from the airport to the estancia.

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