Duck Hunting in Argentina

Why Duck Hunt With Rancho?

Our excellent duck hunting is another opportunity you must experience while hunting at Rancho Cristobal. To learn more and stay up to date on our hunting reports make sure to fill our form below.

  • Generous daily limits
  • Experienced guide 
  • Excellent addition to other hunts
  • A variety of possible species

About the Hunt

Duck Hunting Season: May to Mid-August at Rancho

From May through mid-August hunters can expect excellent duck around Rancho Cristobal. This is a perfect way to add some variety and excitement to your stay. Hunters can plan to have the best duck hunting in the mornings. Afternoon hunts are also available, typically combined with another species. 

Varied Duck Species and Generous Limits

We offer a diverse range of duck species for hunting, including Rosy-billed Pochards, white-cheeked pintails, and various teal species, all of which are abundant in our region. With generous bag limits, you’re guaranteed to have an exhilarating hunting experience filled with plenty of action.

Guided Hunts: Expertise and Convenience

An experienced guide will accompany you on all your hunts, helping to ensure success and providing additional information about the species, area, and more. Our hunting areas are as close as 20 minutes away, reducing the amount of waiting before your hunt starts.

Argentina's Waterfowl: A Duck Hunter's Paradise

Argentina boasts a rich ecosystem which supports a diverse array of waterfowl species making it a premier destination for duck hunting. Rancho Cristobal is no exception, and we can’t wait for you to experience it for yourself!

Experience Premier Duck Hunting at Rancho Cristobal

Our excellent duck hunting is another opportunity you must experience while hunting at Rancho Cristobal. To learn more and stay up to date on our hunting reports make sure to fill our form below.

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About the Lodge

While you are here for the hunting, we invite you to indulge in our exceptional amenities during your stay at our new 18,000 sq ft, lodge.

Located in Santa Fe, Argentina guests typically fly into Buenos Aires. From here our staff will pick you up and transfer you to the lodge. 

You will enjoy delicious Argentinian cuisine using locally grown ingredients – some from our very own garden prepared by our master chef. 

After your hunt relax with a dip in the pool or a cocktail and cigar at the bar. Other amenities include a fitness room, treatment room, and more.



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Duck Hunting FAQs

What is the best time for duck hunting?

Our duck season spans from May through mid-August coinciding with the ducks migration patterns. Please note, these are our winter months.

How many ducks can I expect to shoot in a day?

This can depend on a variety of factors such as weather conditions and individual’s shooting ability – but 1,000 a day or more is realistic.

What is the daily harvest limit?

Depending on species, you can expect between 25 and 40 ducks per day.

Do I need a license for duck hunting?

Hunters do need a license to duck hunt, and this will all be organized by the lodge. We are here to help take care of all your needs before you arrive.

What gear do I need?

Duck hunting occurs during our winter months which can mean more variable weather. Visit our gear page for more information on this, but the three most important items for ducks are:

  • Winter Camouflage clothing
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Ear Protection
How much experience do I need?

No experience is needed! This is an excellent hunt for all experience levels.

Included In Your Duck Hunt

Lodging

No extra cost for single room – Subject to availability

Open Bar

All food and beverages

Transfer

to and from the Airport in Santa Fe.

Transfer Hunting

Transfer to hunting fields.

Guide

Professional guide service and field assistants.

Payment

to landowners for hunting rights

Meet The Team

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James
Jenkinson

Owner & Manager

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Ricardo
Fossatti

President

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Mauricio Fossatti

Head Chief

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Mauricio
Rodriguez

Head Chief

augustina

Agustina
Werro

Operations Coordinator

Other extras

House Staff & Bird Boys

Pigeon Surcharge

Pigeon Surcharge

Hunting Permit

Cordoba Pickup

Beauty Treatments

Massage

Personal Training

Spanish Lessons

Cooking Lessons

Horse riding

Archery

Golf

Water Sports

Yoga

See What Past Hunters Have Said About Rancho

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!

Duck Hunting Package Options

Complete customization of your trip is available! Below find some common packages we offer

Packages

Ultimate wingshooting

Our most popular package is a 6 day/5 night stay option
Day 1
Arrival at Santa Fe Airport typically mid morning, transfer directly to the field (1 hour drive) or to the lodge lunch depending on schedule with a late afternoon dove shoot, evening drinks and dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2
Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch and/or siesta, afternoon dove shooting, afternoon dove shoot, evening drinks and dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3
Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch, afternoon dove shooting, afternoon dove shoot, evening drinks and dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4
Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch, afternoon dove shooting, afternoon dove shoot, evening drinks and dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5
Breakfast, morning dove shooting, lunch and afternoon departure to Santa Fe Airport for the return flight home.
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