The red deer (Cervus elaphus) is one of the most relevant and popular big-game species in Argentina and Chile. While it is a non-native animal that was introduced in the late 1800s, the Red Deer or Red Stag spread rapidly after introduction and today Argentina and Chile boast the biggest herds in the world!
Red Stags thrive in two main habitats: the brush country of south-central Argentina (primarily in La Pampa and San Luis provinces) and the beautiful Andes region of northern Patagonia.
Hunting in northern Patagonia is very similar to elk hunting in the Rockies, where hiking and horse backing is the norm. The best time of the year to chase big bulls is during the peak of the rut, which is usually between mid-March and mid-April.
Northern Patagonia offers the possibility of combining red deer hunting with great trout fishing. The best stag country is crisscrossed by some of the best trout streams in South America. This is a great option for a non-hunting partner. There are also plenty of huge wild boars in the area.
In order to access the best areas at the right time, it is very important to book your hunt well in advance. It is advisable to make reservations at least 1 year prior to the scheduled trip.
RSP organizes very personalized trips only for wild/free range animals, and we conduct only fair chase hunts. We don’t guarantee a kill, but we do guarantee that our clients will be hunting in the best locations at the best time and will have the best hunting experience in a region that is populated by an abundance of stags.