Argentina Wing Shooting
Trek Safaris is proud to continue our relationship with longtime Trek outfitter Ariel Semenov and his Estancia Cortaderas. This has been one of the best kept secrets for the last several years, but the secret is out now and always booking fast! Not only just a mixed bag lodge anymore, Trek is promoting Cortaderas year round as it offers one of the best cast and blast programs in Argentina.
Ariel Semenov has been involved in the outdoors all of his life, starting in the 1970s when he was leading hunting and fishing trips in then up and coming Argentina. He has created a reputation of being one of the best outfitters in the business over the last 25 years, and almost all of these years with Trek as his partner. Ariel constructed Estancia Cortaderas in 2006 primarily as a mixed bag lodge, but it has grown into an all-around sportsman’s dream destination, including Golden Dorado fishing & dove hunting in September-April. His dream of building the best mixed bag and cast & blast lodge in Argentina is very much alive at Cortaderas.
The province of Entre Rios where Cortaderas lies is a hidden gem among other outdoor destinations in Argentina. You will not see many fellow hunters or fisherman in the Santa Fe airport on this trip, as most guys choose to visit the more competitive areas of Cordoba and Buenos Aires, allowing wildlife to thrive in Entre Rios. Trek has taken advantage of starting in the winter months of May-August, where you can find a true mixed bag of dove, duck, and perdiz. On this program, we offer two mornings of Argentina duck hunting (limit 25 per hunt), two Argentina perdiz hunts over Brittanys (limit 8 per hunt), and several high volume dove hunts over four days at Cortaderas.
Transitioning into the warmer months of September-April, we are now offering a fabulous four day cast & blast program where you fish the beautiful Parana River in the mornings for the aggressive Golden Dorado, and then shoot high volume dove in the afternoons. No doubt Argentina has the finest dove hunting in the world, but why settle for dove only when you can have the variety of a dove, duck, perdiz or dove and Dorado fishing combo basically to yourselves?
A great hunting or fishing trip is much more than pulling the trigger or setting a hook. It must be about the total experience. Estancia Cortaderas offers exactly this, sitting on 60 acres above the Parana River about an hour north of Parana in the small town of Hernandarias. The lodge features very deluxe accommodations with WiFi, satellite TV, and ten single air conditioned rooms with outdoor balconies offering incredible views of the river. There is also a full spa including sauna, Jacuzzi and massage therapist on staff providing daily massages.
With a fully trained chef, you will enjoy the finest Argentine beef accompanied by an excellent selection of wine. It is no accident that Estancia Cortaderas is quickly earning the reputation as the finest hunting and fishing destination in South America. The philosophy is simple, offer the very best in hunting and fishing programs while also maintaining the finest possible lodge amenities
The most common way to reach Cortaderas is on an overnight flight from the United States, landing in Buenos Aires the following morning. Once in Argentina, you will have a domestic flight to the city of Santa Fe followed by comfortable transfer to the lodge. For those wanting a more direct route to the lodge, a private charter from Buenos Aires can be arranged for additional cost.
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