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Tupungato Red Stag Hunting Report – Season 2013

While shooting was restricted, we spent much of the season extensively scouting to determine how late the ranch could be hunted. The answer; from April to early June in 2014—opening the doors for high-demand combo hunts of red stag and ducks during the same trip. We’re also offering a handful of additional hunts to the calendar, but they book fast at this prime red stag destination. Contact us to learn more about limited availability for the upcoming season.

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Chile Red Stag Hunting Report – Season 2013

During the first week of March bulls began streaming down the mountains, out of the woods, and into the valleys. The rut was slightly delayed due to warmer weather in mid-month, peaking around March 25. Throughout the season we found prolific numbers of young stags poised to be exceptional trophies in the years to come. The outlook for next year, according to what we’ve documented, is exceptional. Expect to find plenty of big stags in the area. Remaining openings are filling fast. Book soon to ensure your 2014 shooting adventures.

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Junin Red Stag Hunting Report – Season 2013

Junin Ranch—home to one of the largest stable herds of Red Deer in northern Patagonia—produced another round of great hunts despite drier than normal conditions this past season. The difference is that our valleys remain lush with spring rains longer than others, luring foraging game within easy scoping distances. In addition to all guests bagging stags during the rut, we also enjoyed excellent wild boar action, and we’re expecting another great season in 2014. Come join us for a hunting experience of a lifetime in spectacular Patagonia.

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Buenos Aires Big Game – End of Season 2012 Report

Buenos Aires province is well known for its extended big game season. It opens March 15 and closes in mid-December. This slot includes Axis Deer and Blackbucks—the two most coveted species of our hunting program. We hunt most of our Blackbucks during duck season (May-July), allowing clients to combine wingshooting and big game stalking into their varied itineraries. This season, guests shot a dozen very nice Blackbucks, with Jennifer from Florida scoring one of the best of the season. It was also her first big game animal! The Axis Deer spring season begins now and extends into mid-December. Most of the big bucks are in hard antler growth and the weather is just beautiful. It’s the perfect time of the year to combine big game hunts with doves hooting in Cordoba. Due to the intensive rains central Argentina received in late winter, we’re expecting one of the best springs in many, many years!

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Red Stag Tupungato – End of Season 2012 Report

This past year marked the first official season at our new Mendoza, Argentina, lodge. The large, iconic Estancia spans some of the best vineyards on the Uco Valley, to the highest peaks in South America. Red Stag thrive in the lower elevations of the cordillera, and the extensive and carefully planned heard management program is producing some of the best red stag hunting in the region. During the 2012 season, guests all shot beautiful stags, experiencing all of what this area has to offer: Great Hunting, stunning views of the highest peaks, the best wines, and traditional food. At Tupungato, hunting is productive well into April, making it possible to combine stag hunts with early season wingshooting options. Contact us to learn more about limited availability for 2013.

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Red Stag Chile – End of Season 2012 Report

Few people know that a patch of forest and hills in the central valley of southern Chile hides some of the biggest wild red stags in the world. RSP has exclusive hunting rights to these grounds and is well versed in the intricacies of the area. This past season was another success, with the big stags venturing out of the woods like clockwork for the mid-March rut. Our guest harvested nice bulls, most of them during misty mornings that are so typical of the Chilean woods—a similar esthetic to the forests in Eastern Europe. We expect a great 2013 season, so far winter has been mild and the herds appear to be fat and healthy. Antler growth should be excellent.

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Red Stag Junin – End of Season 2012 Report

The 2012 season in the Junin area of Patagonia was very good. Many people were curious to see what would happen with the game, considering the ash from the highly active Puyehue Volcano. Thankfully the ranch is located far enough north from the main ash path that the effects were limited. When the season started in early March, the ranch was crawling with deer and the weather cooled the large stags began moving into the valleys. Early season hunts produced good results, which continued through the remainder of the season. Our guests could not have been more pleased. Looking ahead, the number of hinds (cows) counted this year has been high—a god indication for 2013. Likewise, we’re expecting to see approximately 1,500 stags at the ranch during the rut. Plenty of glassing to keep you busy! There are still a few opening during prime time for 2013. So if you like to hunt in the vastness and remoteness of Patagonia—100,000 acres of prime hunting land for you and a couple of buddies—our ranch in Junin de los Andes is your perfect choice!

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