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Luxury Lodge in Uruguay for Mixed-Bag Bird Hunts

El Monte Lodge is located in Yacanto, a charming village between the hills of Cordoba and San Luis provinces.

Estancia San Patricio is a traditional family owned estancia near Cañada Nieto in the grand sprawl of the Uruguayan countryside. Guests enjoy an exceptional blend of mixed-bag shooting that includes perdiz over pointers and setters and volume dove. The excellent shooting, combined with relaxed country estate living, make this a program that should not be missed by any avid wingshooter.

Your hosts, Raúl and O’Enonne Aenlle, are experienced and strive to please each and every guest. In the field, Raúl and his shooting staff are themselves avid outdoorsmen and dog enthusiasts. Together, everyone works to insure you will have a successful and a memorable stay in Uruguay.

Each day of shooting at El Monte is a unique experience. Having exclusive access to over 20 ranches with thousands and thousands of acres and untold numbers of birds, the scene is different for shooters every time they set foot in the field.

High hills, woods and virgin low forest surround the sunflower, peanut, wheat, sorghum, and corn fields while plenty of irrigation pivots and first feed lots dot the area; it’s perfect for nesting, roosting and it produces plenty of feed – a bird shooter’s paradise. The variety of terrain and shooting opportunities is THE focus: decoyed pigeons, dove & pigeon flyways combined with high or low dove flyways- Each day happens in a different area within the province of San Luis.

The Best Wingshooting Lodge in South America

El Monte’s bird hunting lodge is a beautifully restored Victorian home, built in 1900 by engineers of the early British Railroad; and is strategically located in a peaceful little village called, Yacanto between dove roosts and unbelievable dove flyways to the south and a main pigeon shooting area to the north.

The property features a relaxed and tastefully decorated English country home with six bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and furnished with either twin beds or King sized beds as required.

El Monte is also fantastic for non-shooters; our gracious staff will always be available to lend a hand. Enjoy horseback riding, visits to artisan shops and local restaurants, cooking classes, golf, touring sites of interest, and trekking.

Guests will enjoy wonderful views of the majestic gardens and relaxing on the sun porch with a cocktail after a great day of shooting.

For private flights there´s a new modern airport Valle del Conlara Airport in San Luis, right across the hunting fields and within minutes from lodge.


Non-stop flights are usually available from L.A., Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Miami to arrive in Santiago, Chile with a short connecting flight to Cordoba, Argentina; and flights are also available direct to Ezeiza International (EZE) airport in Buenos Aires.

From Ezeiza, there will be a transfer to the National Airport (AEP) and a short flight to Cordoba or San Luis capital city.

Our staff will greet all guests at the airport in either Buenos Aires, Cordoba or San Luis, and drive you directly to the lodge.

There´s a new direct non-stop service by Aerolineas Argentinas connecting Miami and Cordoba. If you are interested just let us know since there could be a discounted fare through the Hunting and Conservationism Chamber of Argentina.

For greater convenience, you may also take brief charter flights directly to the International Airport at Valle Conlara in San Luis, which is very close to the lodge and right in front of some of the hunting fields. We will be happy to provide assistance and advice as necessary.

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Additional Details

  • TYPES OF HUNTS:Cancellation Hunts, Cull/Meat Hunts, Driven Hunts, Free Range/Fair Chase Hunts
  • HUNTING LAND:Low Fence, Open Range, Private Lease
  • NUMBER OF ACRES:20,000+
  • HUNTING ACCOMMODATIONS:Luxury, Safari, Hunting Lodge
  • MIGRATORY BIRDS:Dove, Perdiz, Pigeon
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