Jorge Trucco has long been synonymous with famed wingshooting and fly fishing throughout Argentina. A pioneer in both disciplines, Jorge’s commitment to the comfort of the hunter afield and under roof is testament to his tenured study of destination travel. Estancia Santa Rita is an old friend – the first lodge ever offered by Jorge, privatized by the family and finally brought back to the welcoming arms of Patagonia Outfitters and shooting guests. Jorge carefully handpicked the estancia’s location along the primary migratory flyway in the heart of agricultural Argentina.
Twelve species of decoyed ducks among La Pampa grain producing flyway from innovative dry barrel and suspended platform blinds. Aquatic rich topography features diverse lakes, potholes, sloughs and rivers. Perdiz, pigeons and doves are offered as bonus hunts based on season and current population
Santa Rita is a gentrified Argentine estate home rich with Spanish architecture. Boasting 6 spacious bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, this sprawling property features large gathering rooms eager to host shooting tails over fine wine as diverse international cuisine is prepared by the renowned chef.
Semi-auto & o/u rental guns from 20-12 Ga. are available at $65 per day. Beretta/Benelli/Browning are the common brands. Weather fluctuates and camouflage waterproof shooting clothing is encouraged. While blinds are dry, waders are necessary. A full pre-trip and gear list is provided upon booking.
Season: April 20–August 8. 270 miles west of Buenos Aires via private charter flight to Santa Rita grass strip (1 hour), charter to Pehuajo & 30 minute drive or ground transportation (4.5 hours). Lodge capacity & booking conditions: Group minimum is 2 and maximum 10. Duck species-Red Shoveler, Teal (Silver/Ring/Speckled/Brazilian), Brown & White Cheeked Pintail, Fulvous & White-Fronted Whistling Duck, Chilean Widgeon, & Rosy Bill Pochard. Average drive times from 10 to 45 minutes based on daily blind and field selection. Ideal cast and blast with Limay River Lodge
2016 rate is $1,540 per person/day-includes roundtrip private charter service from Buenos Aires to/from lodge + $65 Argentine hunting license per stay. A minimum 4-day/night stay for 4 to 9 hunters is requested. Non-shooting guests: $430 per person per day.