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Big Game Hunting in Patagonia

Red Stag Patagonia is proud to offer a hunting program on one of the best red stag preserves in South America: Red Stag Tupungato. Owned by one of the oldest families in Mendoza province, your hosts have been breeding and managing red stag herds for the last 30 years. By interbreeding local stock with some of the very best bloodlines from Europe and New Zealand, they have today some of the biggest and healthiest herds in the country.

Red Stag Patagonia operates fine big game lodges in two countries, Argentina and Chile, where each lodge raises the bar for the great big game hunt, accommodations, and regional services. In addition, all of our well-appointed outposts have been uniquely designed to complement the setting in which they are located.

Red Stag Junin is located within a 100,000-acre family owned estancia in the high desert foothills of the Andes, Argentina. Situated in the province of Neuquen, approximately 40 miles southeast of San Martin de Los Andes, the ranch is a 2hr drive from Bariloche and San Martin airports.

Located in the Province of Buenos Aires, just 85 minutes from the Ezeiza International airport, Los Crestones Lodge was named for the Rosy Billed Pochard—Argentina’s most distinctive and sought‐after duck. Set in a mature parkland and surrounded by fertile countryside, Los Crestones will offer discerning guests a combination of the best bird hunting with the best Wild Black Buck and Axis Deer Hunting in South America.

Our Chilean program, Red Stag Chile, offers a truly unique opportunity to hunt for the enormous Red Stag that roams this part of the Central Valley of 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. Indeed, over the years many have found the top of the record books. The Stags 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.

Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world. While it’s well known for fine wines, soccer, the tango, and Eva Peron, over the last decade, the country has emerged as the premier reverse season fly-fishing & hunting destination—because winter in the U.S. means the kickoff to summer in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s easy to reach Buenos Aires via overnight flights, and visitors to this fascinating nation rave about the hospitality, warmth, and sense of cultural and family pride shared by the Argentine people.

Since red deer were introduced into Argentina more than a hundred years ago, they have flourished throughout many ranges in the country. Argentina has some of the world’s best free-range red stag hunting in the northwestern regions of Patagonia. The remoteness, endless land, huge ranches, friendly peolple and abundance of wild game, puts the country as unique hunting destination.

However, not all stag hunts are created equal. It is important to choose the right outfitter.

Red Stag Patagonia is brought to you by the team at David Denies Bird Hunting and their partner Sebastian F. Casado. For over 30 years David Denies has operated the finest bird hunting lodges in South America and has deservedly built a reputation for providing world-class sport supported by impeccable service and lodging. Red Stag Patagonia mirrors the commitment to quality and integrity.

The hunting season begins March 1st and ends in mid-June, with the optimal period for roaring red stags lasting through the month of March and April. With so much riding on a hunt, you need to consider your options carefully–and work with a guide and outfitter that cares as much about your success as you do.

At each lodge, our commitment is the same. We work tirelessly before, during, and after the season to offer our guests an authentic and rewarding experience. We pay attention to the smallest details—from being on time every time to the quality of our wines, to the type of vehicles we choose. Our Argentine big game lodges host only a limited number of guests each week, again ensuring great service and plenty of “elbow room” in the lodge and on the field.

The Best Trout Fly-fishing Outfitters in Chile

Journey to summer south of the Equator (during winter in the U.S.) for diverse trout fishing in a beautiful, serene, and welcoming country. Chile has mountain peaks higher than the Rockies as well as plant and animal species found nowhere else on the planet, which makes it both different and special.

Chile is renowned for its beauty and natural resources. In fact, in the 1920s the country put into operation one of the finest national park systems in the world. If you’re really thirsting for adventure, you can visit our Argentine lodges in the same trip—no flights required, just a beautiful drive over the Andes.

Our Chilean program offers a truly unique opportunity to hunt for the enormous Red Stag that roam this part of the Central Valley of 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. Indeed, over the years many have found the top of the record books. The Stags 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.

Experienced guides, all of whom are members of the same family and have an intimate knowledge of the local terrain, accompany each hunter. Hunts consist of stalking and glassing the valleys. The terrain includes soft, rolling hills and wheat fields interspersed with thick stands of dark timber. Open fields and meadows make it easy to move around. 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, 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. In the evening guests will enjoy traditional asados (bbq) and delicious home cooked meals, complemented by the finest Chilean wines.

Additional Details

  • TYPES OF HUNTS:Trophy Hunts, Cancellation Hunts, Cull/Meat Hunts, Free Range/Fair Chase Hunts, Spot and Stalk Hunts
  • HUNTING HARDWARE:Rifle, Shotgun, Fishing Rod
  • HUNTING LAND:Low Fence, Open Range
  • HUNTING ACCOMMODATIONS:Luxury, Hunting Lodge
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  • MIGRATORY BIRDS:Dove, Duck, Perdiz, Pigeon
  • DANGEROUS GAME:Water Buffalo
  • DEER: Axis, Fallow, Red Stag
  • GAZELLE:Blackbuck
  • WILD BOAR / WILD HOGS:South American
Red Stag Patagonia
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Red Stag Patagonia

Hunting in northern Patagonia is very similar to elk hunting in the Rockies, where hiking and horse backing is the norm. The best time of the year to chase big bulls is during the peak of the rut, which is usually between mid-March and mid-April.

Northern Patagonia offers the possibility of combining red deer hunting with great trout fishing. The best stag country is crisscrossed by some of the best trout streams in South America. This is a great option for a non-hunting partner. There are also plenty of huge wild boars in the area.

In order to access the best areas at the right time, it is very important to book your hunt well in advance. It is advisable to make reservations at least 1 year prior to the scheduled trip.

RSP organizes very personalized trips , and we conduct only fair chase hunts. We don’t guarantee a kill, but we do guarantee that our clients will be hunting in the best locations at the best time and will have the best hunting experience in a region that is populated by an abundance of stags.

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Fallow Deer Patagonia
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Fallow Deer Patagonia

The fallow deer (Dama dama) is a ruminant mammal belonging to the deer family. The fallow was first introduced in Argentina to the the lake district on northern patagonia by argentine millionaire Aaron Anchorena, who intended to increase hunting opportunities in the region. He freed deer of European and Asian origin, on some of his many properties all around the country. After the introduction the specie thrived in different areas of Argentina and Chile. Good herd management and great habitat produce some very fine deer specially in southern chile. From those chilean bloodlines we started at our ranch in Tupungato a fallow deer herd management plan some years ago, and today we have some of the best bucks you can find in south america. Also not far from Crestones in Buenos Aires province there are some small pockets of fallow populations, so we usually can offer good hunts in that area during the Crestones season.

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Black Buck Patagonia
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Black Buck Patagonia

The Blackbuck (Antilope Cervicapra) is a diurnal antelope (active mainly during the day). Blackbuck graze on open fields of low grasses, occasionally browsing as well. Does become sexually mature at eight months, but mate no earlier than year and a half. Bucks mature later, at one-and-a-half years. Like many subtropical game, mating takes place throughout the year. Gestation is typically six months long, after which a single fawn is born. The lifespan is typically 10 to 15 years. They are very prolific and in good years does average 1.5 newborn per year
They have great eye sight and they rely on it much more than their noses that are not as sharp as deer, for example. They are wide open ground animals, avoiding thick wooded areas as much as possible. From Crestones lodge we access some of the finest areas for free range Black Buck and we arrange hunts that can even be done in half a day after an early morning duck hunt. Our leases have antelope by the thousands!

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Axis Deer Patagonia
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Axis Deer Patagonia


The Axis deer, also known as chital or cheetal, is a species of deer that is native to the Indian subcontinent.
The axis is a moderately sized deer. Males reach nearly 90 centimetres (35 in) and females 70 centimetres (28 in) at the shoulder; the head-and-body length is around 1.7 metres (5.6 ft). While bucks weigh from 70–180 lb, the lighter females average 70 pounds. Aaron Anchorena, a wealthy Argentine, brought Axis deer from India as well as Black Buck in the late 19th century. He released them on some of his properties in Argentina and Uruguay. Just like black buck they thrived and colonized massive areas of territory. Central eastern Buenos Aires province was one of the orgininal ranges were they were released around 1890s. Today the area has some of the best wild free rancge population in south america. Crestones Lodge is located very close to the heart of this big area. This gives our guests the oportunity to hunt true wild axis deer. combining with our fantastic bird hunting, or as a stand alone big game hunt.

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Wild Boar Patagonia
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Wild Boar Patagonia

Wild Boar (Sus Scofa) was the first non- native game animal introduced in Argentina by the early spanish conquistadores. Later in the late 1900s more pure european boars were introduce in Patagonia and central Argentina. Rapidly they expanded throught major areas of the country.

Big boars are usually seen alone but it is not rare to also see them in groups with sows and piglets. An adult male will normally weigh around 200 pounds but they can reach up to 350 pounds . The boars grow menacing tusks that get longer and thicker with age.

Northern patagonia and Mendoza have pure blooded boars, unlike Buenos Aires province and other areas of the country that had been mixed with feral hogs. Despite this they still present huge bodies and big tusks.

In Patagonia we also hunt them mostly as an addition during our Red Stag hunts.

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Water Buffalo Patagonia
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Water Buffalo Patagonia

The Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) is a large bovid native to South and Southeast Asia. Today, it is also found mainly in Australia and South America. There are several sub species with different characteriscs to each. Australian buff have massive long horns while South America buff have usually bigger body size with shorter thicker horns. Althought they are present in Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, Argentina is were they are most available for hunters. While nothern eastern argentina have the biggest heards of buffalo, we can find pockets of them in Buenos Aires and La Pampa province. Not far from Crestones lodge we have access to some local herds that provide full adrenaline hunts!

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Additional Details

  • TYPES OF HUNTS:Trophy Hunts, Cancellation Hunts, Cull/Meat Hunts, Free Range/Fair Chase Hunts, Spot and Stalk Hunts
  • HUNTING HARDWARE:Rifle, Shotgun, Fishing Rod
  • HUNTING LAND:Low Fence, Open Range
  • HUNTING ACCOMMODATIONS:Luxury, Hunting Lodge
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  • MIGRATORY BIRDS:Dove, Duck, Perdiz, Pigeon
  • DANGEROUS GAME:Water Buffalo
  • DEER: Axis, Fallow, Red Stag
  • GAZELLE:Blackbuck
  • WILD BOAR / WILD HOGS:South American