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Welcome to the only exclusive wing-shooting lodge in Santa Fe, Argentina!

Melissa Wagner Trepanier
Melissa Wagner Trepanier
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The experience we had at this lodge was beyond exceptional. I don't know where to start. The food was 5 Star. The rooms have clean and modern amenities. The icing on the cake was the hunting experience, with as little or as much shooting as we wanted to do. The guides were accommodating to our every need. The weather was warm and they made sure we had a spot in the shade to be comfortable in between shooting. Thousands of birds is not descriptive enough.

We are excited to introduce you to a whole new hunting experience in Santa Fe province. Our new 18,000 sq ft lodge provides world-class facilities coupled with outstanding service with 8 spacious suites capable of hosting 16 guests. The hunting conditions in the area are like no other in Argentina, with very low hunting presssure the bird population has exploded with dove, pigeon, parakeet, duck and partridge shooting options throughout the year.

We have managed to secure exclusive hunting rights on 1m hectares of prime agricultural land in the San Cristobal area alone. Not only do we provide outstanding hunts, we also provide a number of non-hunting activities such as horse-back riding, full spa facilities and golf to name a few.

We provide a range of hunting packages that can be tailored to your exacting needs and also can provide help and guidance should you require it through our “Touchdown to Takeoff” Service.

Owned and operated by a vastly experienced team with over 25 years of local hunting and hospitality experience and 30 years of international experience across some of the world’s best hotels and lodges. Our team are all keen hunters and have dedicated their careers to providing the best hunting possible to our guests.

We hope to welcome you to the lodge very soon!


Set in 300 acres of pristine forest in Argentina’s sunflower capital, Rancho Cristobal strives to provide the ultimate high-volume wing-shooting experience in Argentina The lodge has been specifically designed from the ground up to provide the most comfortable environment to relax in and enjoy all of the amenities onsite. Our goal is to encourage our clients to stay for longer with no hunting pressures since most clients travel a long way to get here.

Main House

The main house of the lodge consists of 3 seating areas; the bar, lounge and main dining area.

Our bar has seating for 8 and is loaded with all the best beers, wines and top shelf spirits on offer in Argentina.  We also have a large humidor filled with Cuban, Dominican and Hunduran cigars on offer.  Our 75 inch 4k TV with Sonos Atmos sounds provides the perfect place to watch all types of sporting events.

Our lounge area has 4 large sofas and has a large open fireplace to relax after a long day in the field.  While our dining area has seating for 20 to enjoy some of the best cuisine in Argentina.


Each of our guest suites have 2 new La Cardeuse queen size beds, on-suite bathrooms with waterfall showers and private terraces.

Each suite has been luxuriously designed specifically to meet the needs of our hunters and provides a quiet area to rest and recover. Each suite is named after the native species of Argentina

Other Facilities

We have a huge number of facilities onsite with a quincho with a poker tables, table tennis table, big screen tv and large open fireplace, a large pool complex, gym and treatment rooms.

Our pool complex include a 15 meter cold pool, jacuzzi and pool house with an open fireplace.  We also have a large outdoor quincho bar with a 75inch 4k TV.  Perfect for the 250 sunshine days we get here at Rancho Cristobal.

Our BBQ bar has seating for 6 under our bamboo roof to watch our chefs prepare and eat Argentina’s traditional Asado.

We have a full size gym with all the essential equipment needed for a good workout and large treatment room for that essential massage after a long day’s shooting.

The Hunting

Santa Fe boasts outstanding agricultural landscape, ideal roosting habitats, many cropping types, a large number of lakes and rivers making it the perfect habitat for wing shooting.
We have no competition in the area and exclusive rights on 1m hectares of roosts, cropping and seasonal fields.

Santa Fe has an outstanding agricultural landscape which provides ideal growing conditions for a huge diversity of both crops and livestock.

We will supplement roost area shoots with seasonal harvesting shoots based on crop rotation schedules of our landowners.

We are building lunch huts at the largest fields to provide guests with a more permanent structure between shoots during summer months.

Santa Fe has an outstanding agricultural landscape which provides ideal growing conditions for a huge diversity of both crops and livestock.

We also offer bolt-on shooting alternatives with Pigeon and Partridge hunting

Santa Fe is one of Argentina’s largest producer of sunflower with over 120,000 hectares harvested within the San Cristobal area alone annually but also supports a number of other crops which include Sorghum, Winter wheat, Corn (2 seasons harvests per year), Alfalfa, Millet and pasture for grass-fed and dairy cattle.

There has been no shooting in the area for 10 years and we have exclusive hunting rights for approximately 1m hectares for the next 3 years. All roosts are within 1 hour drive from the lodge, some only 20 minutes away which provides guests with more flexibility as to shooting times, frequency, field lunches and pool time

Guests are able to shoot as little or as long as they want and will have the ability to come back to the lodge whenever they want individually or in small groups– not have to wait until the last hunter has finished.

We do not shoot in the roost but on the dove highways to and from feeding grounds which not only protects the roosting areas but provides more fun shooting opportunities


Our most popular package is a 5 night programme with five days of hunting including 7 dove shoots and a pigeon and/or partridge shoot to round off the trip, but we can accommodate any length of stay and are also happy to provide additional hunting opportunities such as big game and fishing in San Javier, La Pampa and Patagonia.
Because we are centrally located between roosts we can tailor packages depending on our specific needs and travel requirements.

Getting here

Most of our international clients land in Buenos Aires EZE airport. Domestic flights are out of AEP with the closest airport to the lodge being Santa Fe airport.

We offer a “touchdown to takeoff” concierge service and can organise all of your internal reservations. Depending on flight schedules and whether you want to spend a day or two in beautiful Buenos Aires, we can take care of our hotel, dinner reservations and any other entertainment bookings you require.

There is also the option to spend the day in Buenos Aires, where we can pick you up from EZE, provide a guided tour, restaurant lunch before dropping you up at AEP for your flight to the lodge.

On arrival at your closen airport, our hosts will pick you up and drive you directly to the lodge in our new fleet of trucks and vans stocked with the necessary refreshments.

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