Since 2007 we’ve been booking bow and rifle hunters at Estancia Quemquemtreu, a one of a kind 270 sq mile ranch in northern Patagonia. Few Argentine ranches are of this size and fewer can match the quantity and quality of these free range Red Stags. The population of 6000 deer have been managed for almost 30 years and success rates for SCI trophies are 100%.
Argentina Red Stag hunting ranches that boast bigger trophies keep their Stags fenced in and fed with supplements. The fair chase hunting at Quemquemtreu is the antithesis of this. The cannons plus thick 6ft grass mounds and old willow trees along riparian corridors make this ranch a bow hunting paradise for not only Trophy Red Stag but wild boar as well.
Hunter and guide will cover a fair amount of ground, traveling in trucks, horseback (optional) and on foot. In such a target rich environment, hunters will pass up many stags, relying on the guide who makes the final decision as to which animals can be taken. Rifle shots can be anywhere from 100-300 yards across the windy and treeless steppe. Bow hunters typically hunt more independently and usually choose their trophy.
Located south of Junín de los Andes, the 173,000 acre Estancia Quemquemtreu employs about 25 gauchos and 10 in-house workers to run farm and guest operations. Your hosts ensure that the customs and refined informality of old Argentina estancias are as unaltered as the Patagonia frontier.
Hunters at Quemquemtreu will have single rooms in a private building adjacent to the main fishing lodge and main building. Hunts are limited to only 4 lucky guests to ensure an exclusive and truly exceptional hunt. Hunting and angling guest enjoy cocktails in the bar and showroom before or after dinner. Family style meals are served with all natural meats, vegetable and other foods produced organically on the farm.
Arrive Buenos Aires (EZE). Transfer to the domestic airport (AEP) and fly 2 hours to San Martin. The staff will pick you up and transfer you 40 mins to the ranch. Check in, sight in your weapons, glass in the evening, cocktails and dinner.
5 days spot and stalk Red Stag hunting
Check out, transfer back to the San Martin Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires and home.
Trophy Stag Hunt: $7950: One stag 12 or more points, one management stag (guides call), 1×1, 6 nights, 5 days hunting, airport-lodge transfers.
Management Stag Hunt: $7000: Four management stag (guides call), 2×1, 6 nights, 5 days hunting, airport-lodge transfers.
Upgrade to trophy hunt: $1000 (if management hunt was bought and you’ve take 1 or no management deer)
Extra management: $1750.
Extra trophy: $6350 (if trophy hunt was bought).
Daily trout fishing: $550/day/boat with one or two anglers plus license and gear (if trophy or management hunt was bought)
Included: 6 nights lodging and 5 days guided hunting, all meals, open bar, laundry service, Wi-Fi and transfers between the San Martin airports and the ranch.
Not included: Air travel and related costs, hunting licenses, trophy head export certificates and shipping to Buenos Aires and international freight, fishing and gun rental, gratuities and recommended travel insurance, services in Buenos Aires.