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San Juan Lodge

Mixed Bag: Volume Dove, Perdiz Over Setters and Decoyed Pigeon—Paysandu, Uruguay

Estancia San Juan sits majestically atop a knoll with a striking 360° view of the Uruguayan countryside. The estancia is a stylish sporting property that pampers visiting shooters with the creature of comforts of an estate home.
Managed by DD Wingshooting partners and longtime shooting hosts Bernardo and Mercedes Barran, San Juan offers the convenience of shooting game birds in Uruguay—doves, perdiz, and pigeons in the mix—from just one destination and the assurance of a world-class outfitter known for attention to detail and quality. Ducks are presently closed for the 2020 season.

Shooting

Enjoy morning perdiz hunts over setters or decoyed pigeons. Lunch is a sit-down affair at the estancia featuring grilled meats and fine wines. Afternoons include volume dove shoots as vast flights migrate between the roosts, just a few kilometers away. Ducks are presently closed for the 2020 season.

Accommodation

San Juan accommodates up to 10 guests in five bedrooms, each with a bathroom and fireplace. A comfortable living and dining room boasts a majestic view to complement exquisite meals and fine wines. On pleasant evenings, enjoy the fresh air and countryside at the open-air galleria.

Gear

Semi-auto and o/u rental guns from 12–28 ga. are available. Beretta/Benelli are the commonly carried brands. Shells are species-appropriate. Shooting clothes should be light green, green or brown; camouflage is optional. We suggest a recoil reduction device to ease the impact of volume shooting.

Trip Specifics

Estancia San Juan is located in the northwest region of Uruguay in the state of Paysandú, 208 miles from Montevideo. American Airlines offers daily non-stop commercial air service from Miami to Montevideo, Uruguay. You will be met at the airport, assisted with gun clearance (if necessary), issued with hunting licenses, and transported to the Lodge.
Two transfer options: 1) Private charter from Montevideo to Paysandu. Flying time is 50 minutes, and there’s a 30-minute drive to the Lodge. 2) Van transfer from Montevideo to the estancia is a 4.5-hour drive.

Rates

Nightly rate is $1,295 per hunter, hunting license $425 per stay, shells $19 per box, gun rental $95 per day, transfers for two passengers to/from Montevideo $475 per person.

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