Duck Shooting Jacana Lodge Argentina Q&A
This is one of the countries best-kept secrets and one of the best Duck hunting experiences Sportquest offer. Populations are so prolific due to several contributing factors including proximity to migratory routes, exceptional habitat and limited pressures on recourses.
Within the Lincoln area where the lodge is based, increased rainfall over the past fifteen years along with an extensive grain production have created ideal waterfowl conditions by providing vast amounts of marshes, ponds, lakes and potholes allowing superior feeding and roosting nearby.
Where is the lodge?
Located in Lincoln, in the province of Buenos Aires, 300 Kilometers (185 miles) from Buenos Aires city, driving time 4 ½ hours, over good roads and through beautiful rural country is Jacana Lodge. This lodge was built specifically for hunters and is located on a regional working estancia, the lodge is terrific, and we are very proud of it. It is a comfortable, stylish base of operations, and a place to tell your friends about that snappy double you made on teal earlier in the day.
Where do they shoot?
You will be shooting twice daily over decoys from a selection of 100-150 comfortable and camouflaged dry blinds. You may well get to shoot from sunken “Bucket blinds”, Pit blinds or platform pallet blinds which are all situated around the ponds and lagoons.
How long does it take to reach the shooting ground?
It takes approximately 10-45 minutes to reach the various drives you’ll be shooting.
What quarry will I shoot?
You will be shooting a variety of Ducks at Jacana Lodge. There are 13 common species of Duck in the area known as the central lowlands or wet pampas. These include the Fulvus Whistling Duck, White-cheeked Pintail, Silver Teals, White Faced Whistling Duck, Southern Wigeon, Speckled Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Rosy Billed Pochard, Ringed Teal, Black Headed Duck, Red Shoveler, Yellow-Billed Pintail and the Brazillian Duck or Teal.
What will the bag be?
The bag will be approximately 50 birds per person per day.
How does the day work?
Morning hunts depart from the lodge after a big breakfast. Drives depending on water conditions but will take approximately 10-45 minutes to reach. You will be taken to your own dry blind, or sunken “buckets” which are in the style of an individual pit blind or a pallet blind. Shooting over decoys will start at first light and will continue until 10:00am or thereafter. Most days you will return to the lodge for lunch and a relaxing siesta before the afternoon departures at around 3:00pm for your evening Duck flight.
Do the guides speak English?
All the guides and lodge staff speak very good English
Who is best suited to this destination?
A keen and well-seasoned wing shooter would appreciate this destination due to the opportunity for a selection of challenging birds. However, at the same time it would be an ideal place for the beginner and intermediate gun to try his hand at plentiful well-presented wildfowl.
What skill level is required?
Both experienced and beginner wing shooters can fully appreciate the delights of this trip. With the angles and trajectory and superior testing birds for the more well-seasoned gun, down to the countless opportunities to improve their skill on the copious amounts of low incoming quarry for the less experienced.
How physically demanding is this trip?
This is a fairly low key affair with regards to the amount of walking and lugging equipment about. However, be prepared to be shooting a fair amount of shells through your gun during the days sport as this can in itself be very punishing on the shoulder by the end of the day.
When to go?
May- End of July.
How to get there?
Depart UK on route to Buenos Aires Airport and from there you will be greeted and transferred to the lodge by a Sportquest representative.
What is the accommodation like?
Located in a traditional working Estancia, Jacana is a home away from home. With stylish living spaces, large comfortable rooms and excellent food and wine. The lodge was specifically built for hunters, it is a perfect base for operations. The lodge has a capacity for 10 hunters, with 5 double rooms each with en-suite. There is a luxurious dining room, sitting room, bar and recreation room.
What is the food like?
The food at Jacana Lodge is a la Carte. All the food is fresh and locally sourced. A top-notch team of experienced national and international chefs, trained in both classic and avant-garde culinary techniques create the meals. Grilled meats, fresh bread and salads, fruit and desserts are all available.
Does the lodge provide hunting/shooting equipment?
The lodge provides Guns and waders only.
Is Internet and phone signal available?
Jacana Lodge provides both Wifi/Internet and telephones at no extra cost.
What method of payment is accepted at the Lodge?
Cash (US Dollars) Credit and Debit Cards
Are there other activities available?
Additional trips can be arranged such as City tours and Estancia tours are available to non-hunting companions. In the evenings, this “City which never sleeps” is open for concerts, shows, cinemas, casinos, clubs, coffee shops and pubs. If you prefer to stay at the lodge then there will be tennis courts to play on and massages for de-stressing afterwards.
How much does it cost?
Sportquest Holidays offers you a complete package including all flights and transfers to view all prices & availability click the “Dates & Prices” on the tour page.
Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all our own travel arrangements Sportquest Holidays can book just the lodge and shooting for you.