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Description: This cozy thatch-roofed lodge has the most spectacular views, which make a wonderful setting to spare and relax after enjoying the best shooting ever.
Duck shooting here features comfortable and well-camouflaged blinds; quality specie-specific decoys; and all the boats, trucks to get you to where the ducks are each day. Guides place you where you need to be to get the kind of duck hunting you've only dreamed of until now. Shooting twice a day, morning and evening, and there is plenty of time to unwind and relax at midday. The shooting occurs on the shores of San Javier Rivers, over some of the hundreds of islands or over rice fields. You will be where the ducks are.
For morning hunts, our hunters depart from the lodge in the dark, but after a hearty breakfast. Depending on the time of the year and the behavior of the birds (scouted every day), the time to get to the birds will be an hour, including car and boat driving.
Shooting over decoys starts at first light and continues until 10 am or after. Depending on the skills of the shooter the limit can be reached in 30 to 45 minutes. Flocks of 20 or 30 are not rare. Most days, duck hunters return to the lodge for lunch and a siesta before afternoon departure at about 3pm for evening duck hunts. Evening hunts last until dark.
You can hunt different species depending on the time of the year, the rosy billed and whistling ducks being the most common, along with some teals.
Bird-boys are professional and well trained. You will witness their skills to set up the decoys and the way they call out the ducks.
Accommodations: The lodge offers 5 bedrooms with private bathrooms, and can accommodate 10 guests, and while you are at the ranch, it is yours to enjoy, form the comfortable living room with its inviting fireplace, to the dining room offering beautiful views over open fields and the Parana River shore.
Capacity – 10 guns with 5 double rooms with private bathrooms
CORDOBA DOVE/DUCK COMBO
Many guests would rather combine the duck hunt with some dove hunt, again, flying into the country through Cordoba intl airport. Driving time to La Zenaida lodge is 1:45 hs over good roads. There you get to enjoy dove shooting for a couple of days and than drive to Veracruz through beautiful rural country for 4 hours for duck hunting.
Located in the province of Santa Fe, in east central Argentina, 295 miles (480 km) from Cordoba Airport, or 235 miles (380 km.) east of La Zenaida lodge (dove shooting). To get to Veracruz Lodge guests must fly into one of the three closest international airports in Argentina: Cordoba, Rosario or Buenos Aires, and be transferred from there by ground.
Guests may fly into Cordoba intl airport from several U.S cities (through Santiago, Chile or Lima, Peru). Driving time from Cordoba intl airport to Veracruz lodge is 6:00 hs
From BUENOS AIRES:
By ground: Guests may also fly into Buenos Aires (Ezeiza International Airport) and take a van from Buenos Aires city (Ezeiza Int. Airport) to Veracruz Lodge. Driving time is 5:30 hr, over highways and through beautiful countryside.
By plane: Another alternative from Buenos Aires is to fly into Santa Fe Airport. Driving time from Santa Fe airport to Veracruz lodge is 2 hr. A charter flight from Buenos Aires to the landing strip in San Justo is also an option. Driving time from San Justo strip is 50 min.
Finally, hunters may ?y into Rosario Airport (coming from Santiago-Chile, or Buenos Aires) to be transferred to Veracruz lodge. Driving time is 2:40 hr.
Sample Itinerary: Itineraries are prepared after daily schedules are set.
-Daily Rate - $850
-Non Shooter - $1487
-Shells - $15.5 per box of 25, dove shells $13 per box of 25
-License - $65 per day
-Gun Rental - $70 per person per day
Dates: Winter Season - April 1st to August 15th, and Rice Field Season - October to December and February to April 1st
Included: All meals and lodging, service of professional guides and bird boys, open bar: complimentary wine & beer & premium liquors and beverages, internet access, swimming pool, transfer from/to Sante Fe Airport (only parties arriving together), meet & assistance on Santa Fe Airport upon arrival and departure, customs clearance and preparation of firearms permits, and gun cleaning services
Not Included: airfare, bar, gun entry permits, gun rentals ($70 per day) and ammunition, hunting license ($65 per day), laundry service, tours and shopping trips, transfers from/to Rosario, Buenos Aires or Cordoba Airports when required, transfers from/to other lodges for Dove & Duck combo hunts, separate party transfer to/from Santa Fe airport, itinerary modifications by passanger, Buenos Aires transfers/hotels required by itinerary, masseurs, tips/gratuities