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Patagonia – Tipiliuke Quail Hunting

High Adventure Company’s owner, John Burrell, is the American Partner in Tipiliuke Lodge, the pioneer in wild quail hunting in South America

We think the Bird Hunting Report said it best “one of the best kept secrets in the wing shooting world; There is fabulous California quail shooting to be had in Patagonia!” August 2011

Quail hunting in Patagonia has historically taken a back seat to the legendary fly fishing and free range stag hunting they region has become famous for. Recently the world class quail hunting of Patagonia is becoming known throughout the wing shooting community. Large covey of hard flying California quail, some as large as 100 birds strong, in one of the most picturesque settings in the world make for an incredible wing shooting experience.

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 plateau and low plains to the east.


Hunters follow well trained pointing dogs through the valley in search of the large coveys. While California quail in the western states have a reputation for running their South American cousins have not developed that strategy and hold incredibly well for the point dogs.

Tipiliuke is a unique place located in the foothills of the Andes, surrounded by Argentina’s most breathtaking natural splendors. The Estancia’s 50,000 acres of land offers endless activities in addition to the quail hunting and fly fishing 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 shooting in the heart of Patagonia.

“When we got into birds, we really got into birds. Coveys of 100 birds strong were encountered.” – the Bird Hunting Report August 2011


Patagonia Quail Season begins May 1st and ends in August.


Hunters can expect to see multiple large coveys of quail daily.


After a day in the field, return to the comfort of one of Argentina’s finest lodges, 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.

Getting There

American anglers 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 through most of the season.


$900 per gun on a double basis

$975 per gun on a single basis

$1,000 Quail/Fish Combo Double Sharing Guide Fishing

$1,100 Quail/Fish Combo Double Single Guide Fishing

$1,150 Quail/Fish Combo Single Room with Single Guide Fishing

To visit Tipiliuke’s website, click here.

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