Situated within striking distance of Buenos Aires, Los Crestones Lodge offers guests decoyed ducks over well-trained retrievers in the morning and perdiz over pointers complemented by medium-volume dove shooting in the afternoon; all under the tutelage of professional hunting guides.
In true David Denies style, a maximum of 10 hunters are accommodated in well-appointed estancias in single bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Gourmet dining features Argentina's acclaimed beef, fine wines, traditional Asados and a smiling, seasoned house staff; all come standard at Los Crestones.
Morning hunts offer ample species of puddle duck decoyed in over dry blinds and eager retrievers. Following a traditional lunch at the estancia, afternoons are spent walking the rolling pampas, shooting hard-flushing perdiz over German shorthairs, shooting passing doves and pigeons seasonally.
Los Crestones, a 5-star historic estancia, is situated on 60 hectares of preserved natural woodlands along the Salado River. The estancia features wine galleries with superlative views, a gourmet restaurant, a spa and a pool. There are 13 elegantly appointed bedrooms—each with private bathroom.
Semi-auto and o/u rental guns from 28-12 Ga. will be available at $70 per day. Beretta/Benelli/Browning are the commonly carried brands. Shells are species appropriate. Shooting clothes should be neutral; camouflage is optional. Waders and field boots are available at the lodge.
Uniquely, Los Crestones uses retrievers in the blinds rather than bird boys, the common Argentine tradition. Breathable chest waders/boots are on-site for convenience and to reduce luggage. Please give your wader and boot size to Frontiers prior to departure. Waders are limited in Argentina so if guests need an "odd" size, they may need to bring their own. While doves and pigeons are available and welcomed, guests average 8-10 boxes/shoot. Los Crestones is perfect for non-shooters with ample activities on the grounds; it’s easily combined with a few days in Buenos Aires due to its location.
2016 nightly rate-$1,350 per shooter. Guests are welcome to shoot as many days as they wish. Non-hunters are welcome at $450 per day. Transfers to and from Buenos Aires are additional. Season dates run May 1-July 31.