If your idea of a vacation isn't laying on a beach but having adventure instead, an Argentina hunting trip may be for you. If you enjoy hunting, you may already know that South America's second largest country is renowned for its bird hunting. Doves, pigeons, ducks, and partridge are plentiful in the Pampa, a massive grassland prairie. Winged creatures aren't the only animals worth hunting, however. Argentina has far more to offer the avid sportsman.
This red deer is most populous in the grassy Pampas and in Patagonia, which is located in southern Argentina in the foothills of the Andes mountains. Patagonia has forested areas and pristine glacier lakes. These deer have massive antlers, which spread tall and wide. These animals are not native to South America; they were brought here by Europeans in the 19th Century specifically for hunting. They adapted well, and they now have a herd in the tens of thousands that must be sustainably managed.
Hunting for red stag is similar to hunting for elk in the United States. Rocky terrain is best covered on horseback or pack mules or simply walking and stalking. Like all cervids, hunting is best during rut, which for the red stag is in March and April.
Take a rugged trek through the foothills of the Andes to harvest yourself a cliff dweller. Patagonia sheep, Dall sheep, Mouflon sheep, Black Jacob's ram, and hybrids are all available. Whether on foot or on horseback, a sheep hunt will challenge any hunter, and they'll enjoy the view while they're doing it.
Another import, this time from Asia, the water buffalo was initially brought in as livestock. It turns out they weren't compatible to domestication, and now thousands of feral water buffalo roam Paraná River Delta. They animals are huge, powerful, dangerous, and are sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
When you're not hunting, you can go fishing instead. Whether it's the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, icy mountain streams, or the aforementioned glacial lakes, Argentina is a fisherman's paradise. You can go fly fishing for several species of trout and salmon in hundreds of streams. You can head out on an ocean charter for deep-sea fishing for flounder, Argentinian sea bass, yellow amberjack, and even shark. The mighty Uruguay River offers the excitement of fishing for the Golden Dorado. This bright yellow fish puts up an incredible fight, testing the skills of the best fishermen.
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