HUNT THE NORTHERN TERRITORY
FOR WATER BUFFALO/BANTENG
BUFF $7000 BANTENG $12,500
OR CENTRAL AUSTRALIA
SIMPSON DESERT 2 CAMELS $8000
This outfitter has exclusive rights to some ofthe best water buffalo and banteng hunting and theprices are cheap! He has 5 day buffalo hunts 2×1 for only $7,000 or $8,000 1×1 and he allows you to add up to 10 management cows for only $3,500. Success has been 100 percent and the average buff has SCI scored an amazing 104 inches. Price includes trophy fees, guide and lodging.
Hunters take a charter from Darwin east about300 miles to camp for approximately $1,500 roundtrip per hunter. It is a very basic remote bush camp in the outback with solar power, single cots,flush toilet and shower. He hunts on a 5 million acre concession of tidal plains, very open vast country near the northern coast. Best dates are during the dry season from June to September.
Banteng camp is located 100 miles south of Darwin with more bush and trees than the buffalo tidal plains camp. 5 days 1×1 for banteng is$12,500 and includes travel from Darwin airport, guide, lodging and meals. Best dates here run from April to October.
Banteng/water buffalo 9 day combo hunting two areas is $16,000 2×1 or $17,500 1×1.
Outback camel hunts take place in central Australia in the Simpson Desert. 3 day hunt for 2 camels is only $8,000 and they make a unique trophy.
He also has a game ranch in southern Australia where you can hunt rusa, hog deer, sambar, etc. on a $450 2×1 or $500 1×1 day rate plus trophy fees. Hunt AUS41.
ARGENTINA STILL #1
HCU has been sending hunters to Manuel for over 8 years and without exception, everyone has been satisfied as over 50 percent of our bookings still come from repeat clients.
Their major fall wing shooting months areMarch, April and May, but hunting is year round. December, January and February have higher temperatures and the better shooting at that time is more in the mountains than in the plains. No matter when you go there are always birds and lots of them.
Most hunters fly into Cordoba a day early to relax and get over any jet lag from the airline flight. Hunters stay at one of the finest hotels andeat at the best steak houses in Cordoba.
You are picked up at the hotel on the morning of your first day, taken to the lodge for orientation and lunch and maybe a short siesta. That afternoon, you will be taken to the field and your hunt begins. The shoot lasts 2 to 3 hours (always up to the hunters), then gather for relaxing refreshments, and return to the lodge for snacks and then supper. You will enjoy local Malbec wine and/or white wine, or your favorite soft drink or highball with your 4 course meal. After supper you canrelax and enjoy the atmosphere of country living on the Argentine plain before retiring to bed. The next morning you will awaken to coffee/tea and a hearty breakfast. After breakfast you will be takento the field for your morning shoot. After two or three hours of shooting you will either be taken back to the lodge for lunch or stay in the field fora cookout and a siesta. Afterwards you will returnto the field for the evening shoot, and then backto the lodge for the evening meal and drinks. The next day is a carbon copy of the previous day. The final day in camp starts with breakfast and then the morning shoot the same as day 2 and day 3, except at lunch, you will return to the lodge, eat and prepare to be taken back to Cordoba for your return flight home.
Manuel has two lodges, the Plains Lodge is about 75 miles north of the airport and the terrain is fairly flat farmland and ranchland. The shooters will be stationed at strategic locations like treelines, cattle ponds, food plots, etc.. The MountainLodge is about 110 miles north of Cordoba in hilly terrain. This hunt is largely pass shooting, with multiple presentations for honing your shooting skills. Both locations are scouted for maximum shooting opportunities. Both lodges are verycomfortable, clean and well cared for. Menus aresimilar and service is second to none. Most shooting areas are from 2 to 25 minutes away from the lodges. It is not uncommon for hunters to shoot 1,000 rounds in the morning and then another 1,000 rounds in the afternoon. Keep in mind, it is your hunt and you can shoot as much or as little as you prefer. Non-hunters and spouses are also welcome.
Most hunters will rent shotguns from the outfitter for $70 per day. They have both Benelli and Beretta autoloaders in 20 gauges. Shotgun shells are $13 per box of 25. The $1,750 price includes all transport from hotel to airport, meals, wine, beer and spirits.
HCU’s Scott Steinkruger has hunted with Manuel several times and has not found any hunt comparable. From personalized service to the accommodations and cuisine, he feels this is one of the best hunting values. Manuel can take up to 12 people (double occupancy) per lodge, per hunt. We have corporate, group and family rates along with a group leader incentive.
Costs are typically $1,400 to $2,000 for flights from the states, $1,750 for 3 nights and 6 shoots, tipping of birdboys is $30 per day plus a onetime tip of $160 for the house staff, license $190 and your hotel room before the hunt begins of $140.
The dove hunts in Argentina are legendary and Manuel’s are second to none. Contact Scott Steinkruger at 806-679-9893 for more details on hunting dove, perdiz, pigeons or the big game options including free range red stag and water buffalo. Hunt ARML. ARML Hunt Photos.
HIGH VOLUME SHOOTING
DOVE, DUCK, PERDIZ, PIGEON
SEPTEM BER 1 TO MARCH 31 $1250
RED STAG IN LA PAMPA
PATAGONIA STAG AND FISHING
We work with another outfitter where hunters fly into Buenos Aires and are driven a couple hours to the South East Entre Rios Province for high volume dove, ducks, perdiz and pigeon shooting. They also offer fresh water Golden Do-rado fishing on the Uruguay River from this lodge.The country house features 10 double bedroomswith private baths, Wi-Fi, AC and gourmet meals.
Typically dove hunters arrive at camp in time to hunt that afternoon for one shoot. Next 2 full days include morning and afternoon shoots. The last day hunters enjoy a morning shoot and leave after lunch, totaling 6 shoots with 4 days and 3 nights.
Dove shoots 4 days and 3 nights runs from $1,250 for September 1 to March 31 or $2,200 for April 1 to August 31. Mixed bag hunts for ducksor perdiz can be combined with doves from May to August. Water buffalo can be added for only $350 per day with a $3,200 trophy fee.
This outfit also assists with big game and dove hunts in the La Pampa Province 450 miles southwest of Buenos Aires. Hunters fly into Santa Rosa and are taken to the La Mota Lodge on 57,000 private acres. 5 days of red stag hunting is $6,750with no trophy fees. The adjoining ranch is priced at$3,900, again with no size limit, but the stags tendto run smaller. Black buck can be added for only$500 and water buffalo is $4,000. They offer estate and free range hunting, along with dove shooting.
Patagonia Mountains is another one of their destinations located1,100 miles southwest of Buenos Aires in the Neuquen Province. Hunters fly into the famous touristic destina- tion of Bariloche City. Two private ranches totaling 80,000 acres are located in the transition area between the mountains and Patagonia Steppe. They offer big game hunts for redstag, black buck, axis deer and wild boar along with fly fishing. Red stag 5 day hunts are $7,800 for stags scoring up to 320 SCI. Non-hunters are $350 per day with full board luxury accommodations. Hunt ARPG.