Red Stag Tupungato

A Thousand and “1” Shots

A Thousand and “1” Shots – by Dave Mellum (Red Stag Patagonia—Tupungato Lodge) I’ve previously had the opportunity to hunt each of the 3 David Denies Bird Hunting dove lodges located in Córdoba, Argentina (Pica Zuro, La Dormida, and Córdoba Lodges). At each lodge shooting a thousand rounds a day, everyday of the year, is actually considered “light” shooting and I well exceeded those numbers. There are millions of doves located within David Denies exclusive 250,000 acre hunt area and you will never run out of opportunities to shoot nor experience a bad day’s hunt. Millions and millions of dove are at your disposal and there are NO LIMITS! The dove shooting here is perhaps only topped by David Denies incredibly beautiful lodges, attentive staff, and exquisite dining. Fast forward to my latest hunting destination—Tupungato Red Stag. Operated by the same people who manage David Denies Bird Hunting, Tupungato Lodge is located just 50 miles south of Mendoza, Argentina. Mendoza, known world wide for their fabulous wines, is one of the most picturesque areas in all of South America. Guests actually stay in a beautiful working winery. The ranch sets against the Chilean border with a backdrop of some of the highest peaks in all the Andes. There are 20,000 foot peaks within the ranch’s western boundary and fertile valleys exist throughout which team with wildlife. It is within this spectacular setting that the big game hunter pursues one of the most beautiful animals in all of sport hunting—-the majestic RED STAG. Tupungato is one of the oldest and largest working ranches in this part of Argentina. It encompasses 150,000 acres and it’s Red Stag hunting program has been in existence for over 20 years. All hunting on the ranch follows a strict management plan with only old mature Stags […]

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Experience the synergy and teamwork of two hunters as they navigate the wilderness of Red Stag Patagonia in search of their hunting dreams

Report Tupungato – Season 2017

We had our best season ever in Tupungato in 2017. Our hunters enjoyed a 100 % success rate and all our guests took huge stags. We also harvested some nice fallow bucks and some pretty bad ass wild boars. From mid March unti the third week in April, the roar was absolutely crazy ! One morning, while hunting with one of our guests we counted 30 different  stags roaring in the same hidden valley. We expect nothing different in 2018. Still a couple of open spots available…how can you miss out on a sure thing?

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Experience the breathtaking wonders of Red Stag Patagonia's natural environment, a paradise of untouched landscapes

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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Successful culmination of the Red Stag hunt amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of Lanin.

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 Stage Tupungato: Where the Majestic Red Deer Thrive in Pristine Landscapes.

Tupungato Red Stag Hunting Report – Season 2011

2011 was a pilot season for our Red Stag Hunting Program in Tupungato, Mendoza. 2012 will be the first full operating season when we will host hunters throughout the complete whole season. Our guest hunters all shot beautiful stags last season, and two of the best stag were taken with arrows. Everybody had a great time and loved the ranch and the region. Tupungato offers a unique option to combine world class big game hunting with breathtaking horseback rides in the foothills of the highest peaks of the Andes, wine tours, trout fishing, birdwatching for Condors and endless other activities Mendoza has to offer. Also it is very easy to combine a hunt in Tupungato with the best dove shooting in nearby Cordoba. There are daily flights connecting Mendoza with Cordoba. The fall in Mendoza is beautiful and hunting for Red Stag with peaks of over twenty thousand feet in the background is a totally unique experience.

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