The laser focus of our program is to provide an exceptional, traditional, duck hunting experience. You will be hunting morning and afternoon sessions, in a variety of locations throughout your visit.
Blinds are well placed and scouted, providing the best possible opportunities at a number of South American duck species, including Yellow-billed Pintail, Speckled Teal, White-faced Whistling Duck, and the sought after Rosy-billed Pochard, plus many others. Depending upon location, hunters will be placed in double dry blind, or large dry, sunken “buckets” which are basically an individual pit blind, or on platform-pallet blinds.
You will hunt over well maintained, species-specific, decoy sets and motion decoys. Your guide will be nearby, to assist with bird identification, calling and anything else you may need throughout your hunt.
Los Picazos Lodge has acquired exclusive rights on nearly all of the hunting grounds that surround the lodge and we are the only duck hunting lodge in the region. This allows us to practice thoughtful management and stewardship of the water impoundments, and the duck resource, giving us the ability to carefully manage the duck hunting, ensuring the best possible experience for you and your family and friends each and every day of the season.
Morning will begin with a wakeup call, approximately an hour before departure time. Breakfast will be served shortly thereafter, with everything from waffles to Eggs Benedict, all made to order. Hunters will depart the lodge well before sunrise. Drives vary depending on water conditions, but range from ten to forty-five minutes. Shooting over decoys starts at first light and continues until 10 am or after.
You will return to the lodge for lunch, and some down to relax, or enjoy a siesta. Hunters will again depart for their afternoon duck hunt around 3pm. Evening hunts last until dark, after which you will return to the lodge, where you will be met with cocktails and appetizers as well as a delicious dinner before retiring for the evening.
Waders are available at the lodge, so you do not need to worry about taking up half of your luggage to pack a bulky pair of waders. During the planning process, you will complete a Pre-trip Questionnaire, on which we will only need to know your size in order to make sure you are all set for your hunt.
Many of our guests find renting guns from the lodge they are visiting to be an easier solution than applying for consular permits and traveling with their own shotguns. It’s easy to rent a gun from the lodge. We have a good selection of guns that are appropriate for the destination at each lodge. Just browse the gun rack until you find a gun that you like. Then, the lodge manager or your guide will note the specific number of the rental gun. That gun will be yours for the duration of your stay. However, you are welcome to change guns along the way and try something different if you wish. You are only charged for one rental so you can switch guns if you wish. We want you to shoot a gun you are comfortable and effective with! You will settle up for the rental at the end of your stay when you are charged for shells and other expenses.
Our kitchens come to life through the use of fresh and regionally representative meats and produce. By combining these elements, we create delicious flavors and varied textures that harbor hidden stories and package traditions on each plate. A top-notch team of experienced national and international chefs, trained in both classic and avant-garde culinary techniques.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, in our lodges, it consists of choices going from local free-range eggs benedict to organic and healthy foods – we change the options daily to keep things fresh.
With an artisan’s touch, influenced by the earthiness of the surrounding and landscape that can be enjoyed in our beautiful design house dining-room lodges and outdoor lunch experiences chefs prepare every dish by scratch to be served at a minute’s notice. Freshness is paramount and flavors the key.
All our beef comes from Aberdeen Angus and Hereford steers. It’s grass-fed cattle from our Pampas. We carefully select our suppliers, this guarantees the high quality, flavor, and tenderness of our meat., which you will enjoy cooked on the fire and in several different ways on our lodges and field. All of our inspired lunch and dinner menus are paired with some of Argentina’s—and the world’s—best wines; Bodega Catena Zapata.
In addition to our focus on fresh food with organic origins, we also celebrate our Argentine heritage with a wine partnership that brings truly world-class wines to our lodges. Our wide selection of finest wines, the best argentine malbec from our region in Mendoza, and a large variety of other grape selections, are served by a prepared team. We feel that the food we present and the wines we serve should mirror the sporting opportunities we offer—and be the very best available. While our vast country offers many options for traditional activities such as riding, hunting, eating good meats, and drinking good wines, we have chosen to blend fine food and outdoor activity at an even higher level.
Season 2023 – May to July
Rates fluctuate between $1450 and $ 1695 per person per night – based on shared occupancy & shared blind. These rates are flexible based upon the month of the season, number of hunters in the group, and lodge availability—please CONTACT US for an accurate quote.
* Non-hunters: $650 per person per night
* Gun Rental: $115 per person p/day