May is perhaps my favorite month of the year in Argentina. This is the month that duck season opens and we are able to combine that great shooting experience with our Red Stag hunt that is in full swing. The Red Stag, also called Red Deer in other parts of the world, was introduced to Argentina in 1907. The initial breeding stock came from France and was released in the Province of La Pampa, these were later subsidized by stock from Scotland and Germany. The stags and hinds immediately took to their new surroundings and have thrived ever since. The Argentina Red Stag stands 4 feet on average at the shoulder and can reach weights of 300 to 370 pounds. They will average 69 to 91 inches in length and carry a tail of 4 to 7.5 inches. The antlers are long, hard and form the sought after crown.
The “rut” begins in April and continues through to July in our area with the brama, also called the roar, echoing in the early morning and late afternoon as the stags form their harems of hinds. We are able to offer the unique experience of hunting trophy Red Stag and outstanding wing-shooting from our Santiago del Estero lodge. This makes for a great trip on any hunter’s list of must do experiences. Hunters often begin with the search for their perfect stag and end the week with several days of bringing down ducks and are always amazed at the abundance of both.
For a complete list of our big game and wing-shooting opportunities please visit us at Argoshunts.com and use the contact form to let us know what your perfect experience would be and we will create it for you.