My wifes first duck hunt

We arrived in Santa Fe and the first thing we saw was the huge smile on our old friend Pablo’s face, right then I knew it was going to be a wonderful trip!

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Pablo, Juan and the rest of the crew did a wonderful job of making us feel comfortable and keeping the schedule flexible for our mixed bag hunt. The Duck hunting was incredible, with limits on every hunt. It was my wife’s first duck hunt and now she is ruined for ever because she thinks thats how it is supposed to be!! Juan made sure the women had something to do on days  they did not hunt they had a wonderful time horseback riding. We had a successful day perdiz hunting, the dog worked perfectlyand the birds were abundant. _MG_0014

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I highly recommend Pointer Outfitting for anyone that wants great hunting, excellent food and all the hospitality you can stand! Pablo is on the birds and the hunting crews do a perfect job setting you up on every hunt. Could not have asked for a better week!

Walter & Brooke Billups. Fairhope, Al

What a great time! Pablo has put together a wonderful experience! The ducks flew in great numbers, The Staff and food was second to none. What else could you ask for! Thanks Pablo! Coleman Bryars, Al

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San Javier Lodge 

The Estancia is located in the north of Santa Fe province. It is one of the best options for duck hunting in Argentina. The hunt is on the marshlands and islands of Parana River. The driving time from the airport to the lodge is one hour and thirty minutes. For those guests flying private charters, landing takes place 40 minutes far from the lodge.
There are daily direct overnight flights from many U.S. cities to Buenos Aires airport, with 3 daily connecting flights to Santa Fe. The duration of a commercial flight from Buenos Aires to Santa Fe is 1:10 hs. Important: when you land in EZE International Airport in Buenos Aires, you will need to change to Aeroparque Airport to fly to Santa Fe, since Aeroparque is the airport that operates domestic flights.
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She is Good

Larysa had surprised all of us! She is good! She knows what she is doing! She is very professional and also a very good shooter.

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As a woman she is very emotional and we all know that hunting or shooting doves in Argentina is very emotional. You need to be in a good mood, happy and focus to keep shooting good after so many shots!! She had some ups and downs, but I will never forget the first evening when at the end of the day the volume of doves was just insane! To many birds, and she hunted quickly and very effectively. She was moving her foots positions and swinging the gun amazingly good. All of us were having fun in the field. Larysa is the person that makes real the TV show “Larysa Unleashed”.

I remember when we started thinking about it some months ago. We have met with LarysaIMG_GR_testimonials1430466129 at Las Vegas SCI. It was nice to talk with her and some other friends in the hunting business and we quickly got to the decision we should do video images for a TV program in one of the best lodges for mixed bag hunting and fishing in Argentina.

We run one great hunting lodge in San Javier; Santa Fe province, for big volume of ducks, unlimited doves, amazing perdices, exotic snipes (or becazines) and also fishing or fly fishing for Argentinian Golden Dorado. The delta we fish at San Javier lodge had other exotic fish like Piraña, Surubi, Pacu, and Rayas.-

Larysa had arrived to the country a couple of weeks earlier than our meeting and before coming with us to San Javier she did some video images at Rincon Lodge for red stag and big game.

IMG_GR_testimonials1430466297We had two hunting days planned with Larysa and the cameraman August, a great guy and very professional. Juan Aguilo joined us as a second camera and photographer. Martin and Fabian were the guides in charge in the field and Federico and Ricardo had taken care of great food and comfortable accommodations at San Javier.-

We had two amazing days with a lot of action fishing and hunting. We have hunted ducks and doves, and we have fished different species of fish at this beautiful marshland. Her attitude was amazing, always in a good sense of humor, happy, ready for any hunting program, enjoying our meals and drinks, and having fun with all our staff members. What a great couple of days.-IMG_GR_testimonials1430466424

She is good! Lets hope she will be back! Lets hope we could do another TV show as good as this one and take her to some of our other hunting lodges. We hope you will enjoy this video.

Happy hunts

Pablo Aguilo
Director

Pointer Outfitters

Breaded Duck Feet

In San Javier Lodge our guests are used to be welcomed with a great variety of delicatessen after a good hunting morning. One of our most outstanding and properly accepted courses by our guests is the Breaded Duck Feet, which are the result of our huntings. This meal is one of the favorites because of its crunchy texture. It is an appetizer of simply appearance but of great elegance in the display.

patitas rebosadas 1To prepare this meal we need to separate the meat from the bone till it is white. This is a very important step and we may need 2 or 3 minutes per foot; then we soak the meat in beaten egg, mustard and ketchup. Finally, the breaded and then we fry it.

Duck Buffalo Wings, also called Hot Wings, or Duck Wings are parts of the duck wings that are fried and covered in special sauces. The traditional Duck Wing elaborated at the Buffalo style is prepared with two ingredients: a spicy sauce (made from vinegar and cayenne) and margarine or butter.
patitas rebosadas 2The Buffalo Wings owe its name to its place of origin: Buffalo, New York. Inhabitants of Buffalo simply name it as “wings” or “duck wings” instead of “Buffalo wings”. The appeal “Buffalo” it’s now used with other meals like chicken fingers, chicken nuggets, popcorn chicken, etc; because they are eated with different sauces at Buffalo style.patitas rebosadas 3

This wonderful appetizer is displayed in a small dish accompanied with spicy ají sauce. This is served with a good white wine, or a malbec red wine, since we have one of the best vineyards in the west area of the country, in the province of Mendoza, “the land of the sun and good wine”. Mendoza is the most important province regarding wine production, where modernity and good taste are conjugated. It produces the 60% of the total of Argentinian grapes and, according to the terrain and its characteristics, the province id divided in areas or oasis.

We wish to share with you this new hunting season and to enjoy these wonderful courses from Pointer Outfitters menu.

You should be the next one.

Federico Silva

Pointer Wingshooting

One Lodge 4 Species

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There are good places to go shoot all over around the world. Dakotas are famous for up land pheasants, Georgia is famous for quails, Spain for red leg partridge, UK for driven pheasants and partridge; but not many places as San Javier Lodge are famous for hunting four different species in the same Lodge.

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The San Javier Lodge is located 100 miles north from Santa Fe City airport, that is two and half hours’ drive to arrive at paradise. Normally hunters make and overnight flight to Buenos Aires and spend a day in this wonderful city, visiting Recoleta, New Port and Famous cemetery; some other enjoy Tango or just go to restaurants like “Las Lilas” for a great Argentine barbecue. The following morning they take one hour flight to San Javier where our main guide will be waiting for them at the airport.

The species shoot at San Javier are: amazing ducks, unlimited doves, unique perdiz and challenging snipe. The season goes from early May to late August and normally people come for 5 nights to enjoy this wonderful Lodge.

Duck Hunting

Duck Hunting

In this report, we would like to talk about how was the hunting in July and August 2014, and we will talk about our friends from Texas and Louisiana, that came this season and had a great time with. We hunted great ducks with Lance and Eric and all the chaps the first evening. We lend some camo Cabelas waders to some of our friends, and we hunted at the “cañadas” on mainland and the islands in the San Javier Delta.

The experience to go by boat to the wildlife delta area, early in the morning and the great feeling of nature alive have no comparison in any other duck hunt in Argentina. The sounds of the engine of the boats, the slow wind in the early mornings, sometimes the moonlight over our heads, and the crew ready to go hunting with all decoys, shotguns and equipment. One of the first things our guests realize, is that here in South America we call the ducks with different sounds than in US. For calling the ducks we use electronic calls and also some handmade callers that our field assistants make with empty shells. When the ducks start coming to the blind is a unique experience, all that wildlife coming to us, and we are waiting with our shotguns loaded and ready to go. One record was in less than 15 minutes! Two people hunted 60 ducks in less than 15 minutes!!! Amazing! What a great day.

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Dove Hunting

Dove Hunting

The second day we hunted doves. We were close to the roosting area and birds were flying in a really lovely way, both in the morning and afternoon. The terrain in San Javier is not as hilly as Cordoba, but in spite of this difference, dove hunting could be as good as the best places in the country. Normally when we go dove hunting we spend all day in the field and we do a barbecue like “Cordoba Style”.  It is very important to set good blinds to be covered so doves will not see us till they are over our heads. This season 95% of our guests shot Berettas Urika 12 and 20 gauge for the doves in San Javier.

We hunt snipe in the same way we hunt the ducks, that is in the islands of the Delta and we normally walk in teams of two hunters and a guide. Snipe is a very challenging shoot and no many hunters are used to it. It could be frustrating sometimes trying to get a half dozen snipes. So far Alistair was one of the best shooters.

The popular hunt in San Javier is the perdiz. Everybody loves to walk behind the dogs waiting for the unpredictable flashes from the perdiz. This bird is like a quail, but is normally alone or in pairs of two. The dog points the bird and wait for the hunter to get closer, then the bird flashes and our guest should be ready to shoot. Jay, Joe, Richard and Eric had enjoyed it a lot in our last season. You could see some pictures below.

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We would like to thanks to more than a 100 guys that have chosen us for wingshooting in this 2014 season. We would like to let you know that we will be working in the interior design of the lodge for next season and we would like to surprise you with some new improvements that will make San Javier even better.

Be sure NOT to wait to last minute for making reservations, because 2015 seems to be a great season and we have already had reservations. By early next year probably there will be very few options to come shoot at this great lodge. We stay tuned.

Happy Hunts

Pablo Aguilo

Director

Pointer Wingshooting

Pheasants Forever

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Pheasants Forever is a non-profit conservation organization formed in 1982 as a response to the continuing decline of upland wildlife and habitat throughout the United States. Pheasants Forever, and its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, have a combined membership of approximately 130,000 throughout North America.

Pheasants Forever began in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1982 as a response to the decline of pheasant numbers in the state; the result of substantial losses of habitat suitable for pheasants as farming practices intensified. “Pheasants Forever” was created to return those grassland acres back into wildlife habitat.

Dennis Anderson wrote an article in 1982 about the state of grassland habitat in Minesota. After the article appeared in the “Saint Paul Pioneer Press”, he received lots of phone calls and written letters from people concerned for the state of upland habitat and upland gamebird. And that is how the organization was formed. In 1983, Anderson and some friends held the first banquet of Pheasants Forever.

This organization works on different areas like “Wildlife Habitat Projects”, in which they have benefited more than 5.3 million acres across the US, today open to public hunting. “Habitat Conservation Advocacy” is other area in which federal farm conservation programs allow them to manage nearly 50 million acres for wildlife habitat. “Pheasants Forever” has also developed several programs to promote education and public awareness among the youngest. The most renowned is “No Child Left Indoors” in which the organization took part of a national movement to reach a generation of young people fixated on electronics and get them outdoors.

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Duck Hunting List by Josh Graham

If you are planning a duck hunting trip to Argentina, this is a very helpful list of gear and equipment you may need during your trip.

1- Duck Calls

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Duck calls are essential items in a duck hunting supply box. At a minimum, you need a good, all-purpose reed call that does the most basic duck sounds. In Argentina we sometimes use electronic calls; either way you do not need to worry about this since our field assistants take care of duck calling.

2- Blinds

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In order to shoot ducks, you need them to fly much closer than other birds. The trick is to hide yourself as much as you can. There are many kinds of blinds: permanent, portable, for lakes or rivers, for flooded grain fields, etc. Depending on where are you going to hunt, is the blind you need. At Pointer Wingshooting, our field assistants set the blinds early in the morning and have everything ready for you.

3- Decoys

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These man-made objects resembling a real duck are very useful for duck hunting. Fake ducks usually floated on bodies of water to encourage real ducks to land. When ducks see the decoy, they decide that the body of water is safe, and land on it. This is something you do not need to think of, we will have all the decoys set for you. 

4- Camo Clothing

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Camouflage is a very important factor to succeed in duck hunting. A camo wader and a camo jacket or sweater are enough. You can either bring them or rent them here; he have great camo waders.

5- Waders

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Ducks are waterfowl birds, which mean that in order to hunt them, you probably have to be near or in the water. So, waders are very useful if you do not want to end up soaking wet.

6- Guns and Shells

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For duck hunting, we recommend a 12-gague shotgun. The Benelli’s Performance Shop Cordoba could be a really good option. If you want to come to Argentina, you can bring your own guns or rent them here. We offer you 12 and 20 gauge Benelli Montefeltro and Beretta Urika 390 and 391.

7- Retriever

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If you are a duck hunter you probably know that you need a retriever of some kind to go into the water and get the ducks. The most common retriever is a dog – spaniel, labrador and weimaraner are some options. In Argentina, retriever dogs are not commonly used; instead, your field assistant will colect all the ducks when the shooting is finished. 

Can you think of more supplies for duck hunting? These are all I could think of. 

Best,

Josh Graham – josh@pointerwingshooting.com