The name ‘Perdiz’ is the Spanish slang for the Red-legged Partridge; however, you will not shoot a ‘real Perdiz’ in Argentina; you’ll be shooting their most common species, Tinamou. They are members of a larger family consisting of roughly 12 varieties, including the crested Tinamou, the larger cousins of the Perdiz and the ‘Spotted Tinamou’, the Argentine counterpart of the Partridge.
Perdiz are related to Kiwis but are not flightless; they roost together at night and wander off to feed individually during the day. They also prefer to run from danger whenever possible. Thriving in low lying grasses in undisturbed fields and pastures, they are targeted with the help of Pointers or English Setters. The dogs will pick up a scent and flush the birds from the undergrowth and out towards the waiting guns. The small birds provide a very challenging target for the travelling hunter, as they explode up into the air and fly in a straight line at great speed. They are the ideal quarry for those seeking a testing target.
As well as being a famous game bird, the Perdiz and Tinamou are highly prized for their eating qualities. Like Pheasants, Grouse and Quail, their succulent white meat is delicious and passes the table fare test with ease.
Below are the top destinations in the world for Perdiz Shooting.
Wing shooting done the right way, with obedient retrievers and expert guides, Perdiz over well-trained pointers, Pigeons over decoys, passing Doves and Ducks from the blinds, the opportunities are endless and the choice is yours. Each and every day you can experience something different and exciting at Los Crestones.
San Juan Lodge in Uruguay offers travelling guns a true mixed bag, with ducks, doves and perdiz over pointing dogs. They are all here in a strategically located Uruguayan estancia; lots of birds, short drives and the same top level service and shooting you’d expect from Sportquest Holidays and David Denies.
Average Customer Satisfaction Score 92%
"Everything on this trip was excellent. The hosts were extrodinarily accomodating, the lodging was spotless, the food world class and the hunting was perfect. We could not have asked for a better experience so thank you to everyone."
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"What can one say apart from The hunting was as good as I expected, but the lodge was much better than I had expected."