The Patagonia region of Argentina is home to the largest “free range” stags in the world. The High Adventure Company was a pioneer in the red stag hunting of South America and has been hunting the area for over 10 years. Our stag hunting client list read like the who’s who of the outdoor industry with companies like Beretta, Swarovski, NRA, Under Wild Skies TV, and Kreighoff International being regular guests at our operation.
Patagonia is a geographic region containing the southernmost portion of South America. Located in Argentina and Chile, it comprises the southernmost portion of the Andes mountains to the west and south, and plateaux and low plains to the east. The name Patagonia comes from the word patagón used by Magellan to describe the native people whom his expedition thought to be giants.
Tipiliuke is a unique place located in the foothills of the Andes, surrounded by Argentina’s most breathtaking natural splendors. The Estancia’s 60,000 acres of land offers endless activities in addition to the stag hunting from skiing to horseback riding to mountain biking. Enjoy the refined gourmet cuisine and knowledgeable personalized service at this luxurious and exclusive lodge, while experiencing world-class hunting and fishing in the heart of Patagonia.
Hunting at Estancia Tipiliuke is about as exciting as it gets during the March/ April roaring season. The favored method of hunting during the rut or roar, as it is referred to in South America, is to glass known rutting areas along the river or in the high plains surrounding the river valley. Once a shooter stag is spotted hunters attempt to stalk within rifle or bow range. Typical shots average about 150 yards with much longer shot opportunities readily available in this open habitat. Hunters either hunt off of horseback from the lodge or out of Toyota trucks. Our clients experience 100% success year after year on great trophies. Our client’s average 1 to 2 trophies per trip as well as 3-4 free /management stags.
In addition, the ranch sits on one of Patagonia’s world-renowned trout fisheries, giving you access to fly-fishing on 11 private access miles of the Chimehuin & Quilquihue Rivers. California quail may also be hunted starting April 15th . Complete a Patagonia “Grand Slam” with trophy red stag, a dozen California quail, a Russian boar, a Rainbow Trout, and a Brown trout.
The habitat in this area of Patagonia ranges from gentle rolling hills to fairly step mountain terrain at the higher elevations. The majority of stag hunting takes place in the hills and valleys just off the rivers. Please see our trophy images to get a feel for what the country looks like.
Argentina trophy red stag are hunted from March thru May with mid March to Mid April being the peak of the roaring season.
Hunters can expect to harvest a multiple red stag trophies equivalent to a 300 class elk. Patient hunters really looking for a top end trophy generally have an opportunity at something similar to a 330-350 class elk. Tipiliuke stags are known for having great mass with dark chocolate horns with light ivory tips. Stags in Argentina are scored on the CIC European system.
After a day in the field, return to the comfort of Argentina’s finest lodge, Estancia Tipiliuke, where you will enjoy the hospitality and impeccable service that make Argentina famous. You will truly have to experience this lodge to understand, with 9 private rooms it compares with some of the finest resorts and hotels in the world. Recently named by Taschen’s Favorite Hotel’s, a guidebook to the world’s top 72 hotels, as one of only two properties in South America to make the list.
American hunters arrive into Buenos Aires Ezeisa International airport where they will be met by our ground staff and escorted to the regional airport roughly 45 minutes across town. From the regional airport, Aeroparque, hunters will fly about 2 hours south to the ski resort of San Martin De Los Andes. When client land in San Martin they are landing on Estancia Tipiliuke which donated the land for the airport. It is roughly a 7 minute drive to the lodge. Hunters can depart the US from several gateway cities including Atlanta, Dallas, Miami, Houston, New York among others for the direct flight to Buenos Aires.
Hunters can expect mild temperatures during the March/April stag season Similar to mid fall in the South East. Day time temperatures can reach the 70’s with morning lows in the high 40’s on average. It rarely rains during the March/April time frame but hunters after late season trophies in May can experience some rain.
5-6 day package per hunter $3995*
5-6 day observer package $2595
Trophy fees vary from 1300-3900 with a 10 year average of $1700.
Airfare: typical international air averages $850 to $1200. Internal Argentine air averages $400*
*These averages are subject to change and HAC does not grantee air prices.
License fees: check with us for current license fees
Trophy shipping: averages about $400 per trophy exported. In order to keep cost down trophy shipments should be combined with other hunters from your group.
Gun permits: $120 per gun