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.
270 miles west of Buenos Aires via private charter to Santa Rita grass strip (one-hour), or charter to Pehuajo and 30-minute drive, or ground transportation (four and a half hours). Group minimum is two; max of 10. Hunt for red shoveler, teal (silver/ring/speckled/Brazilian), brown and white-cheeked pintail, fulvous and white-fronted whistling duck, Chilean widgeon, and 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.
$1,280 per person/night. Includes two hunts per day, all meals, beverages, and laundry service. Excludes transfers from BA to lodge (charter or van), gun entry, hunting licenses ($65 per day), shells, gun rental ($70 per day). Non-shooting guests $640 per person per day.
Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in South America wingshooting and Mongolia fishing programs.