NEWS & REPORTS
From church direct to the field
Normally when you think about ducks, doves and perdiz hunting trips to Argentina, you will imagine a group of buddy’s coming together for 4 days hunting in the Paradise of wingshooting with one of the top-line companies; well for Andrew was different, he just got married and came to hunt with….
Guess what? Yes you are right! He came with his brand new wife (sic) direct from church in Houston to San Javier Lodge in Argentina, for some of the best hunting ever. He just arrived in a great moment of the season. Late May was amazing!
The season has been amazing this year, so far we have been hunting great ducks and most of the time we were able to reach the limits. It was also good in terms of shotguns; we are working with some Benelli’s 20 gauge semi-automatics that are working very well. Anyway, gun rental in Argentina is a big issue because we work really hard with these working tools, and shotguns could get broken or dirty any time, because of the amazing high volume shooting. Also, some times, we get wet when we go duck hunting, and could happen that some shells could be miss fire. But, if you think in terms of how many shells you will be smoking in 4 days hunts, the number of miss fires will be irrelevant.
Andrew and Mahala have arrived to Sauce Viejo airport in Santa Fe at mid-morning and Federico was there waiting for them. Federico was his personal guide and host at the lodge, and he have been in the hunts with them, too. In this trip they have hunted mostly ducks and doves. We have to say she did it very well and we all wish she could make it again one day soon, maybe with their future kids.
Andrew had mentioned that he would like to bring his dad, so we are looking forward to take both of them to a blind to shoot high volume ducks. Maybe, they can shoot together with Tommy Rice, who is a good friend of both of us.
Weather in Santa Fe was fine and there was not precipitation observed. Throughout May, the most common forms of precipitation are drizzle, thunderstorms, and moderate rain. Late May and early June is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 62°F throughout the month, exceeding 71°F or dropping below 53°F only one day in ten. Daily low temperatures are around 44°F, falling below 32°F or exceeding 56°F only one day in ten. Wind speeds were varying from 0 mph to 14 mph, calm to moderate breeze.
Most of our duck hunt fields are located in islands on the San Javier marshlands or near lagoons in main land in San Javier area. The place looks like a big marshland, and in order to access there, we use boats with power engines. The wildlife is amazing and the river and islands change colors and form all the time, and our friends from Houston were delightful with the sunrise and sunsets in Santa Fe.
Thanks for your last visit! We are ready to go to the airport now, to pick up our next hunting group.