Duane Donner, his third visit to Estancia Cortaderas, and this time the team leader of this group of 12 hunters!, what a big and funny group we had the pleasure to receive! Most of them (10 actually) was their first time with Argentina’s Best Hunting, and I can assure they had just 3, but intense, hunting days!
On their arrival at Buenos Aires, 2 suitcases were missing, but organize to pick them up the next days; the group took a charter flight to Parana, then transfer to Estancia Cortaderas, and we were waiting them for lunch, with a super lamb, after which they went out to enjoy their first half Dove Hunting day.
The first morning, Partridge and Duck hunting was organized, in 2 teams of 6 hunters each, alarm clock at 5:30 am for ducks, and 7:15 for partridge! come back to the lodge after completing all the hunting limits allowed, lunch, and fishing for 3 and doves (plenty!) for 9 guests in the afternoon; Nothing better than massage and jacuzzi to relax after all this adventure before dinner with partridges, doves breast, sauteed ducks fajitas, empanadas and more at the fire pit… well, before the rain ran the group inside!
Meanwhile Paul was at Parana to pick the missing luggage.
Their second day was similar, but the ones that went for ducks the day before, this time went to the field for partridge hunting with dogs; Lunch and dinner were not left behind, with rib at midday and an exquisite dish with duck for supper.
Their last morning hunting was a mix of everything, as we say “a la carte” program: some fishing, some ducks, some partridge and some doves, everything organized the night before, without restrictions, without fixed programs… you just choose what you prefer most.
I do not want to explain too much on this journey, I would prefer you read the words that left us one of them on Tripadvisor. Thanks for visiting us and we look forward to welcome you soon!
Truly Awesome in every way!
We had 12 guys visit late June 2018. This place is fantastic! I had been to Córdoba area dove hunting before, but this area, with the capability to hunt so many different species ( dove, duck, Pardi, parakeet, pigeon ) and to fish the Parana River for Golden Dorado makes this experience hard to match anywhere in the world!
The dove hunting was amazing and the amount of dove so many it was ridiculously fun! The bird scouts who count birds and load your guns work really hard. The duck hunting was also fantastic, with limits of 25 finished off in around 1.5-2.0 hours while enjoying it. One day we dropped 12 species and they are all ducks not seen North America. They Partridge hunting was lots of fun and very good exercise walking several miles behind hard working bird dogs to find these wild birds that give challenging shots to even very good hunters. We didn’t partake in the Pigeon and Parakeet hunting, but understand it is a fun decoying experience.
Then there is the really great Golden Dorado fishing in the Parana River. We fished 2-3 guys. Morning or afternoon. And we all caught lots of fish, around 18-20 per half day. The fishing guide Omar is really fun and funny! He loves to catch these fish. It was too muddy for fly fishing so we fished with live and cut bait eels and we had some awesome fish. The biggest I think was 12 pounds. These fish sure fight! And they love to jump and put on an aerial show to try to throw the hook. I am super happy I got to catch several of these awesome fish I had never heard of.
Then there is the food -which is totally over the top good. Five star dining for every meal. We all ate way to much! You will eat great Argentine beef, along with a lot of the game you are killing. Truly super meals , always punctuated with a great desert! Oh and they had really good Argentine wine!
Finally, the lodge is awesome, beautiful, comfortable, clean, and the list goes on. It is a very relaxing environment. And all of the people are awesome! They work hard to make the experience perfect in every way… including making transfers from airport easy to cleaning dirty clothes every day.
I am sure I will be back some day. And if you are a sportsman , who likes a great time and great food, I am pretty sure you will love this place! –
Jeffrey Huntley – 30th June 2018