Picture yourself in the most astonishingly beautiful and rugged countryside in all of Argentina--Calamuchita Valley, Córdoba. Huge mountains, deep valleys, amazing ravines, and wide winding rivers of this 20,000 acre ranch known as Parque Rincon de Luna make for a challenging hunting area and magnificent scenery.
Now picture yourself hunting for the one of the most treasured trophies of the area--the Red Stag. CHowever, post roar, the hunting is still excellent--more exciting and challenging. You will be able to hunt red deer to July 31st. Due to the concentration of animals during the rut, the success rate is close to 100%. This, however, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to work to get your trophy!
But Red Stag hunting is just the beginning of all thatoffers. Whether it's the finest in dove hunting, Water Buffalo, Blackbuck Antelope, Mouflon Sheep, Multi-horn Sheep, Wild Goat, Black Face Sheep, or Wild Boar hunts, you owe it to yourself to consider their guided hunts.
Our Dream Sporting Trips writer was fortunate to interview the management of Parque Rincon de Luna, and we're delighted to bring you this feature article.
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk to us today. Tell us, how did you get into this business? Who taught you to hunt?
We started our business as a dream. Basically, we have built this lodge to share with friends and family; the property is private and large--about 20,000 acres. We started growing exponentially and we host hunters from all around the world, with most of our guests arriving from the U.S. We also host Europeans--Swedish, British, and people from Central America as well. Our lodge is open all year round but from the end of February to November is when we receive more hunters. That´s our busiest time of year.
My father taught me to hunt. We made several hunting trips together around the world and when we started with Rincon de Luna, he would join me in the hunts.
Where do you primarily take your clients to hunt?
Our lodge is located in Calamuchita´s Valley in the southwest of Cordoba province in Argentina. We are the best big game in the province. Cordoba is well known for the high volume dove shooting; you can shoot 1,000 doves in a day easily. Our big game lodge is a great combination trip with the dove lodges that are located one hour going north from Cordoba City.
What is your personal favorite game to catch?
I really enjoy hunting Red Stag or any kind of deer; I find it very challenging. I like hunting them after the prime rut, when you have to go and chase the animal. The Red Stag is a very intelligent animal and when the rut is finished, they are more aware of their surroundings.
Is there a particularly exciting or memorable hunting adventure you'd care to share with our readers?
We have many adventures every year. Each hunter who visits us leaves very happy and as a friend. We like to say we give our hunters STORIES FOR LIFE. But the most memorable was when a hunter was looking for a Red Stag (up to 380 SCI) and in the middle of the hunt a huge Red Stag showed up (this trophy was huge; I cannot describe how big, tall, and thick the antlers were). As soon as the hunter saw this stag, he did not hesitate to harvest the animal, but it was not easy. The stalk lasted a bit more than one hour. The hunter, the guide, and everyone in the estancia were astonished at the size of this Red Stag. I truly do not find words to describe the beautiful animal.
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What is the most commonly asked question you get from potential clients? And what do you tell them?
Hunters usually ask, when they see huge trophies in our pictures, if it's possible to harvest a trophy like the picture or even better? We say there will be possibilities, but we will have to look for the trophy, we will need time to search the animal, and we will have to glass a lot.
Is there anything else you'd like to share with our readers?
We have different species that you can harvest such as Fallow Deer, Water Buffalo, and different kinds of rams. Our ranch is a special place in the world; we have beautiful trophies and landscape as well, but what it makes us different from the other lodges is our people, our hunting guides who will ensure an ultimate outdoor experience, the chef who will prepare international dishes with an Argentinian flair... in short, we make feel all of our guests at home.
From the moment we pick you at the airport, we promise to make your trip to Argentina a safe, incredible and unforgettable experience.
"The Lodge is an amazing facility. Professional chefs serving food that makes one feel guilty it is so good. They have a great stable of horses (my favorite is the Beautiful Lola). Game around every corner. Last year I harvested the largest Red Stag I have seen!
"Parque Rincon de Luna