Perched majestically atop a knoll with a striking 360 degree view of the fertile Uruguayan countryside is Estancia San Juan. Managed by long time shooting hosts Bernardo and Mercedes Barran, San Juan offers the convenience of shooting all game birds in Uruguay, ducks, doves, pigeons and Perdiz, from just one destination and the assurance of a world class outfitter known for attention to detail and quality. 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.
San Juan Lodge is situated in the North west region of Uruguay in the state of Paysandú near the river town of Paysandú. The lodge is located approximately 336km or 208 miles away from Montevideo, the Capital and the major metropolitan centre of this small country.
Each morning you will hunt wild partridge or Perdiz in short grass pastures, and over pointers and English setters, or ducks and big wild pigeons by decoying in lagoons and ponds nearby. In the afternoons, volume dove shooting is on the shooting schedule, and normally doves are encountered, in large numbers, on a flyway en route to a roost or at a big roost that is very close to the San Juan Estancia. However, when planning your shooting holiday to Uruguay, please consider these seasonal limitations as a guideline:
Perdiz hunting runs 1st May to July 31st/early August, Duck hunting runs from May 1st until September 15th, Pigeons generally run from May 1st to September 15th, Dove shooting is available and productive year round.
Every day you will drive to the Perdiz fields or to the lagoons for duck and pigeon shooting and return for lunch at the lodge, or remain in the field for an asado (BBQ) prepared outdoors.
The afternoon shoot (normally high volume dove shooting, sometimes ducks and pigeon) will start after lunch, and will end at dusk. Each evening you will return to the lodge for cocktails and dinner. Your host and guide, as well as bird boys, will be with you to provide you with challenging shooting, and other necessities such as shotgun shells, refreshments and anything else you may need. Drive time to hunt locations is usually between 10 and 35 minutes for the Perdiz, ducks or pigeon fields, and from 5 up to 35 minutes for the dove shooting.
Additional activities for the non-hunting companions include City tours, sightseeing and shopping trips.