Uruguay Luxury Bird Hunting
This Uruguay luxury bird hunting estancia for perdiz, pigeon, and dove hunting is located in the midst of the “Sierra de Minas” hills country only 45 minutes from the airport in Montevideo which offers daily flights from the US. A stream runs lazily through the property which presents stunning landscapes. Incredibly secluded, this estancia is only one hour from Punta del Este which is commonly known as the Riviera of South America. This destination combines great beaches with sophisticated restaurants, casinos, and shopping with fantastic Uruguay bird hunting.
This luxury bird hunting lodge was completed in 2013 and has been fully decorated and landscaped by the renowned decorator Carol Raquet. They can accommodate up to 8 hunters distributed among its 8 very comfortable luxury bedrooms or a maximum of 12 guests with a mix of observers and hunters.
Perdiz is a world-class upland game bird hunted over well trained Brittany Pointers. These birds hold very well in ground cover that many times is no higher than your ankles. Perdiz do not covey, and are usually flushed as singles, or occasionally in pairs, but they are very challenging. Your mouth will water as our chef serves you a delicious dish of freshly prepared perdiz. Pigeon shooting takes place in harvest corn fields or sorghum plantations over decoys. High volume afternoon dove hunts will leave your gun barrels to hot to touch. Fields and plantations are constantly scouted by experienced guides. One morning of duck hunting can also be a part of the schedule.
Service, luxury and delicious meals at this lodge are the perfect combination for a fantastic all around winghooting experience. Please take a look at the photo section of this destination page to gain an understanding of this lovely Uruguay bird hunting property. Uruguay should be listed among the wingshooting enthusiasts bucket list.
For the family in search of a luxury destination to please everyone in the group, this is the spot for you.
Prime Season: April through July for Perdiz, Pigeon and Dove
Accommodations & Meals
The lodge was completed in 2013 and has been fully decorated and landscaped by the renowned decorator Carol Raquet. We can accommodate up to 8 hunters distributed among its 6 very comfortable bedrooms. This is an absolutely perfect destination for couples, families and hunters who enjoy both a variety of shooting and non-shooting activities.
Spot-wing and picazuro pigeons are seen mingling with doves everywhere in Uruguay. However, this dedicated pigeon destination offers huge flocks of virtually 100 % pigeons.
Shooting is done over decoys placed on rotating carousels, modeled after those used in Scotland. Expect to shoot 6-8 boxes of shells during a two-hour morning hunt.
The spotted tinamou (common perdiz) are revered upland game birds, hunted over Brittany Pointers with a liberal limit of ten birds per half day hunt. The terrain is always easy-short-grass pastures with no brush. On a very good day, it is possible to see up to 25 points in an hour, making for very exciting action. These birds are usually found in singles or pairs, not large coveys.
Many experienced dove shooters claim that the dove here surpasses in volume and intensity the dove shooting in Cordoba, which has long been considered the world’s foremost dove-shooting destination. That being said, on any given day, Cordoba probably wins out but consider the combination here that makes for a great variety of shooting!
They feed all surrounding ponds within 20 minutes drive for a very light early morning duck shoot just before a perdiz or pigeon hunt. However, for dedicated water fowlers, we still recommend other lodges. This is just a nice addition for variety sake.
GAME BIRDS LIMITS:
- PIGEON: 8 boxes per 1/2 day
- PERDIZ: 10 birds per 1/2 day
- DOVE No limits
While secluded and very private, this estancia is only 45 minutes by car to Punta del Este, the “Riviera of the South” featuring
- Great beaches
- Sophisticated restaurants
- Upscale shops
- Colorful nightlife.
Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, is only 50 minutes away, offering many cultural, historical, gastronomic and luxury activities.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival day. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by one of their English speaking guides at Montevideo’s International Airport. From there, you’ll have a 50 minute drive to the estancia, followed by an afternoon shoot for high-volume dove. Following the hunt, enjoy cocktails and a gourmet dinner at the luxury Estancia.
Day 2 & 3: Enjoy morning shoots at either high volume pigeons over decoys or perdiz over dogs. In the afternoon you will shoot high volume dove. Hunting grounds are 10-40 minutes drive from the estancia. Between hunts, you’ll have lunch and time for a siesta. The evening will feature cocktails and gourmet dinner at the lodge.
Day 4: You’ll enjoy a morning shoot at the high volume pigeons or perdiz over dogs prior to your departure. Following the hunt, you’ll enjoy lunch at the estancia, then transfer to Montevideo’s International Airport for your overnight flight back home.
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RATE: $ 3,870 pp (6 hunts; 3 nights; 4 days)
ADDITIONAL DAYS : $1,290
OBSERVERS: 50% of the program’s rate.
PARTY SIZE: 4 hunters minimum and 12 hunters maximum
- 3 full days of shooting at high- volume pigeons and/or perdiz over dogs and/or doves
- All meals in hunting areas including liquor, wine and beer.
- All ground transportation as required by itinerary.
- Single occupancy for up to 8 guests and double occupancy for up to 12 guests.
- Hunting license/permits in Uruguay ($250).
- Gun entrance in Uruguay (approx. $110/gun)
- Shotgun shells ($16/box, for 20 and 12 gauge), gratuities (suggested: $100/day total), phone calls, laundry, meals traveling to and from Airport, and other items of a personal nature.
GUN RENTALS: They have a large stock of guns available; please feel free to request our gun list. Cost: $60/day.
EARLY/LATE ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE: One or two hunters arriving or departing on a different flight than the rest of the party would have to pay $600 for an additional car and driver to take them to estancia. For every additional gun the cost will increase by $60/ hunter.
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!