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Shooting | Uruguay

For those guns in the know, many travel each year to enjoy the amazing sport. This country has it all for the avid shooter as South Americas Uruguay is the most unique destination in the world for this dedicated mixture of wing shooting. It is a rare treat for the hunter to enjoy the pursuits of an uplands field, a great duck hunt on the lower wetlands or marshes, or an incredible Dove hunt all presented on the same day.

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Each morning you will have the opportunity to shoot wild Perdiz with pointing dogs on the grass plains and in the afternoon you will find Dove hunting in grain fields or near sprawling Dove roosts. The finest meals separate the days sporting pursuits and with the most attentive hospitality given you will find Uruguay a wonderfully suited destination. The easy logistics are an advantage to this tour as you can fly to Montevideo or Buenos Aires. Most commonly shooters travelling on international flights to Uruguay and Montevideo Airport will be met by a San Juan representative who will assist with gun clearance if necessary and who will transport the group to San Juan Lodge.

Hunting and shooting at San Juan offers a variety of game that makes Uruguay a very unique destination. Hunters can enjoy the pursuit of the upland mixed bag in the same day, each and every day. Each morning you will hunt Wild Partridge or Perdiz in short grass pastures over pointers and English setters or shoot Ducks and wild Pigeons by decoying in lagoons and ponds nearby. In the afternoons, high volume Dove shooting is on the agenda where large droves of birds are en route to roost where the San Juan Estancia is located. With five en suites bedrooms, an exquisite game menu and great wines there is something on offer for every aspect. If you are travelling alone or with some friends or family, the Lodge can cater for you as it can easily accommodate up to ten people comfortably.

Estancia San Juan is perched majestically atop a knoll, with striking view of the Uruguayan countryside. Whether by design or chance, San Juan is the epicentre of a hunting resource desired by every sportsman that has handled a shotgun. An ideal mixed bag location where Duck marshes and Dove fields are linked by short drives to the most wonderful accommodation. Teeming with Perdiz, Pigeon and Doves the region offers the ultimate Uruguayan mixed bag where you’ll find you will be perfecting the art of hunting several species throughout the day. Add this to the genteel country living, warm personalised service and delightful daily menus you can submerse yourself in the joy of San Juan.

Many of the guests find that renting guns from the Lodge they are visiting to be an easier solution than applying for consular permits and travelling with their own shotguns. It is incredibly easy to rent a gun from the lodge and the selection of firearms is ample. Once you choose your specific gun the manager will make sure you have it for the duration of your stay, should you wish to change it for something different or try something new you are more than welcome as the happier you are with the gun the more effective you are at shooting it.

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