Our Chilean program offers a truly unique opportunity to hunt for the enormous Red Stag that roam this part of Southern Chile. The area combines abundant food, great cover and more than 80 years of selective herd management, producing some of the biggest wild stags in the world. The Deer are completely wild and all hunts are fair chase on an unfenced ranch. No more than 6 mature stags are harvested each year, so availability for these hunts is extremely limited.
The guides are all members of the same family that own the property. They have an intimated knowledge of the terrain and the game that lives on it. Hunts consist of stalking and glassing the valleys. The grounds includes soft, rolling hills and wheat fields interspersed with thick stands of dark timber. Open fields and meadows make it easy to move around and spot deer. There is nothing more exciting than hearing these huge bulls roaring at close range through the early morning mist.
Our base is a beautifully located family estancia house, where the owners themselves will attend to small groups of guests. The lodge, built from local stone and wood, overlooks adjacent mountains and the main hunting grounds. The main housing is immersed in a unique flower garden. In the evenings guests will enjoy traditional asados (bbq) and delicious home cooked meals, complimented by the finest Chilean wines.
The “Fundo” as Chileans called their ranches, is located in the Central Valley on the IX Region of Chile (500 miles south of Santiago) . Hunters fly from Santiago to Temuco City Airport, were they will be collected by the ranch staff and then transferred to the lodge.