Like a great menu, hunting and shooting at San Juan Lodge offers a variety of game that makes Uruguay a unique destination not only in South America, but anywhere in the world. It’s a rare treat for the bird hunter to enjoy the pursuits of an upland field, a fine duck marsh, or a cracking dove hunt, presented as a mixed-bag in the same day. Rarer still, when any one of the hunts could stand alone as an outstanding hunt in its own right.Each morning at San Juan, you’ll hunt wild perdiz in short grass pastures over English pointers and English setters. Each afternoon will find you dove hunting in grain fields or near sprawling dove roosts. Fine meals separate the day’s sporting pursuits, and the drive times between marshes, fields or roost are kept short, which adds to the overall enjoyment.
Perdiz Hunting Uruguay
Each morning hunters will begin before dawn when hunting perdiz. To achieve maximum success and to allow time for each hunt to be of good quality—with each afternoon featuring doves. Two hunts per day seems to work best for most, although there are times when we’re able to shoot a flight out of a dove roost for about an hour prior to a perdiz hunt. Meals are taken at the lodge between shoots, with breakfast and dinner served in the lodge, and lunch served outside as a typical “asado” or barbecue—either in the field or at the lodge proper. Dining considerations are adjusted according to the day’s sport in order to maximize your field time.Fortunately we don’t have to go far for any of it; many drives to hunt locations are 5 to 15 minutes long. For some perdiz locations drives will be up to 40 minutes, but no more. Of course on each hunt your host and guide, as well as bird boys, will be with you to oversee and coordinate your shooting, plus attend to other necessities such as shotgun shells, refreshments and anything else you may need.Our typical program calls for multiple specie hunts almost every day of your stay. Most days feature hunts for two species-and other days you’ll have three different hunts on the menu (having 3 hunts in one day is optional, of course).
Mixed-Bag Dove and Pigeon Shoots South America
TYPES OF HUNTS:Cancellation Hunts, Cull/Meat Hunts, Free Range/Fair Chase Hunts, Hunts Over Dogs, Driven Hunts