El Picazo Hunting Lodge
Location: Santiago del Estero, Argentina
- Most liberal duck hunting bag limits in Argentina.
- Duck Hunting literally a few minutes away from the lodge.
- El Picazo offers the look and feel of a true hunting lodge.
- Duck, Pigeon, Perdiz and Dove hunting available!
- Daily commuter flights from Buenos Aires (no charters!)
Estancia El Picazo is owned and run by Paco Riestra. Paco is very well known in Argentina for hosting superb hunts in modest accommodations and by doing so Southern Outfitting is able to offer some of the finest Duck and Pigeon hunting in Argentina at affordable prices. There are few lodges that can offer duck hunting and pigeon hunting at the same lodge. The location of El Picazo allows duck/pigeon combination hunts and most hunters elect to take on both species on the same trip. We currently use El Picazo as an overflow lodge for La Peregrina during the short duck season.
The lodge comfortably hosts 8 hunters, in a rustic but more than ample setting. As always with Paco’s hunts the food is excellent, the service is impeccable and the quality of the hunting is equal to or better than any outfitter in South America.
Santiago del Estero stands in the middle of an extensive but largely semi-arid agricultural region. Originally a forest area, their forests were exhausted by timber industries of British capital during the 19th century. The Rio Dulce is the water source for the abundant agriculture in the area, and provides lots of wetlands in the province, allowing excellent duck hunting along the Dulce and its tributaries. This province allows the most generous duck limits in Argentina and boasts huge numbers of pigeons.
El Picazo is located one province north of Corboda in Santiago del Estero and there are several options to transfer to this area. There are daily flights from Buenos Aires as well, charter flights from Cordoba, or you if would like a scenic country drive it’s only a 4.25 hour transfer by land from Cordoba.
The season for ducks varies from province to province and can change from year to year so please contact Southern Outfitting today to learn more and to book your duck and pigeon hunting trip of a lifetime!