We have worked with this very fine outfitter for 12 years; Butch has hunted personally with him; and we have had our clients hunting with him- all with good results and happy smiles!! This operation prides itself on being personable; on giving superb service and on keeping clients happy. Success is normally 100% on Red Stag and most other species. They took what was Argentina’s biggest stag – over 500 SCI!! They hunt a variety of different properties in several areas from La Pampa to areas near Buenos Aires and all the way to stag in Patagonia. (If you want to consider Patagonia- ask for the separate write-up.)
He has a very nice and new Lodge with separate new accommodations for hunters. All of it is very clean, and quite upscale. It has log type structures with nice rockwork stairs and other amenities. It is situated on the hunting ranch; and it is not unusual to see huge stags and fallow deer, and other animals, right from the buildings! There are five exclusive bungalows with eight luxurious double rooms with bathroom in suite plus a special suite. Satellite TV, mini bar, phone, Internet access by WiFi, Jacuzzi and so on is all there. The main lodge is the hub of the social activities of the ranch; it has a living room with a fire place, play room with pool table, bar, dinning room, deck with a valley view and a watch tower to video or glass game from. They also have an air strip in the ranch suitable for use by their own aircraft (Piper Navajo and Cherokee Six).Food is very good; service is top notch, and the attitude is as fine as it can be. And more land was added in 2010:
“ Butch: We bought the next door’s ranch. Besides that we have our new ranch in West La Pampa and more concessions in the same area which means over 70,000 acres available for our clients. Best regards.”
FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT
The ranch has an international chef responsible for preparing their gourmet cuisine. Dine on a great variety of exquisite meals based in game meat (deer, wild boar and so on) and the world famous Argentinean beef. The guests will also enjoy the traditional Argentinean dishes, specially the “asado” (barbecue)! Normally you will sample a variety of the famous Argentine Wines, all of which we have greatly enjoyed! These are wonderful and caring people we like a bunch. Non hunters can enjoy horseback riding; touring; local shopping and more- or just kick back and enjoy the game and the facilities. You set the pace!
This outfit has many different stag areas for you to hunt. They have unfenced free range hunting areas with terrain that is easy. Low elevations, high grass, small trees and brush. Spot and stalk is the method. Or you can hunt the home ranch, which is fenced, and it has about 4400 acres. Terrain is similar, with a few big hills. As stated above they added even more lands in 2009 and 2010, so at present they hunt over 70,000 acres. They will use all areas to help insure you take your animal! In terms of physical effort, we rate these as easy hunts, perhaps averaging 3 on a scale of 10.
It is possible to take Medal class Stags on the free roaming hunt. However if you want giant gold or super gold, then you will hunt the high fence area. If you want any of the more exotic game such as fallow; axis; blackbuck; any of the sheep such as mouflon or 4 horn sheep or feral sheep, then the hunting is normally high fence. Some species may require a move such as water buffalo; horseback hog hunts with gun or spear; special blackbuck ranch hunts; and more. The list is extensive and this outfitters contacts reach all across Argentina and even into Patagonia, where we personally did horseback stag hunting and some trout fishing with him. Simply let Butch Manasse Outdoor Adventures know your wishes- we can make it happen! This outfit also has the ability to offer excellent high volume doves! So we can make many different packages; virtually every specie found in Argentina can be arranged for—Just Ask! And if you hanker for giant Argentina Super Gold Stags- this is the place. Even if you do not hunt them, you are likely to see them at the main Lodge – a treat in itself! Many high book animals in SCI have been taken here- many – INCLUDING what was the NEW 500 PLUS STAG- BIGGEST EVER TAKEN IN South America!!
HUNTING SEASONS: In terms of best dates, we like March thru May for stag (seasons are reversed- our September is their March). Stags, like their elk cousins, are roaring in early fall (mid- March thru April). You can hunt later, but these are prime times. Some of the animals are better hunted at other times, but the typical hunt for stag; blackbuck; perhaps sheep and water buffalo, can all be done in that time frame.
TROPHY STAG SPECIAL FOR ONLY $4,950.
5 days, 4 nights, one trophy stag on open range, any size, with lodging, meals and guiding Only $4950.
Excluded: hunting license $200, tips, gun entry fee into Argentina $100, and airfares. La Pampa area.
SPECIAL STAG CULL HUNT – 3 STAGS: ONLY $3950
5 days, 4 nights, 3 cull stags, guiding, meals, lodging included $3950!!! Keep whatever parts you want except the meat. Other game is available including boar, blackbuck, mouflon, axis and many more.
GUARANTEED 7X7 OR 8X8 HUNT: 2X1= $5500 OR 1 X1 = $6000.
This hunt takes place in a different area in La Pampa where they guarantee you a 7×7 or 8×8. All free range hunting. Hunt is 5 days, 4 nights, and includes, lodging, meals and guiding. It is free range.
Excluded: Hunt license $200; tags $50/trophy; gun entry fee, tips, airline flights. With this hunt it is best to fly into Bahia Blanca as it has more daily flights then does Santa Rosa. It is totally free range.
GOLD MEDAL STAG: 5 day hunt/4 nights with 1×1 guiding with one gold medal stag up to 340 SCI points (estate) $7990.
FREE RANGE WATER BUFFALO: 5 day hunt/4 nights with 1×1 guiding and one free range water buffalo $4500
NOT INCLUDED IN PACKAGES: hunting license $ 200, trophy tags $ 50 per trophy, gun rental $ 50 per day + ammo; or if you bring your own then pay a gun entry fee $ 100 per gun; tips; domestic flights; ground transfers; hotels before/after the hunt; sightseeing trips.
Dove shooting also available for additional $ 150 per hunt. Extra expenses: shotgun rental $ 70 per day, shells $ 13 per box of 25 units, wing-shooting license $ 150.
If you wish to hunt the Patagonia mountains for stag, we also have very good programs for that. Just request our separate writeup. Patagonia is much more physical, being mountainous. It is also about 75% more expensive, but they have some huge stags and it is all free range. It is very scenic and it is possible to add trout fishing. Just ask for our Patagonia packages.
ALA CARTE HUNTING: You pay a daily rate, plus trophy fees. ALMOST ALL ANIMALS CAN BE ADDED TO ANY PACKAGE, TIME PERMITTING. JUST ASK US.
Daily rate for hunters:
Double bedroom, 2 guests, and 2×1 guiding $ 325
Special suite: $ 475 (available at Main Ranch only)
Double bedroom: one guest, and 1×1 guiding – $ 400 Single room requirement $ 35 extra per day
Non hunting companions: $ 250
Red Deer Water buffalo $ 3200
Bronze medal stag (up to 270 SCI points) $ 2900 Water buffalo (Silver medal 83 SCI points) $ 4000
Silver medal stag (up to 306 SCI points) $ 4400 Water buffalo (Gold medal 89 SCI points) $ 6500
Gold medal stag (up to 320 SCI points $ 6500 Axis deer $ 2900
Gold medal stag (up to 340 SCI points $ 7500 Axis deer (Gold medal 133 SCI points) $ 4000
Gold medal stag (up to 360 SCI points $ 8900 Mouflon $ 3000
Gold medal stag (up to 380 SCI points $ 11900 Mouflon (Gold medal 116 SCI points) $ 4450
Gold medal stag (up to 400 SCI points $ 14900 Hybrid Mouflon $ 1950
Red stag above 400 SCI points P.O.R. Fallow deer $ 1900
European/Feral boar $ 850 Fallow deer (Gold medal 212 SCI points) $ 4000
Russian Wild boar (Gold medal) $ 1350 White lipped peccary $ 2700 (not exportable)
Puma female or young male $ 6000 Collared peccary $ 1450
Puma male $ 8500 Brown brocket deer$ 2000 (not exportable)
Blackbuck $ 1350 Capybara $ 1800 (not exportable)
Blackbuck (gold medal 61 SCI points) $ 1950 Multihorn ram $ 950
Feral Goat $ 900 Feral Sheep $ 950
Cameroon goat $ 1700 Texas Dall ram $ 1050
Somalian ram $ 2300 Scottish blackface ram $ 1050
Reception at BA Int’l airport Hunting license $ 200 Tags $ 50 per trophy
Full board accommodations Airfares
Argentinean quality wine Gun rental (rifles $ 50/shotguns $ 70 per day) or
Alcoholic drinks Gun entry fee $100
1×1 guiding Special wines and champagne
Preparation and deliver of trophies for exportation Dove hunting (per day) $ 150
Tips Exportation costs
Puma special permit 350
Payment Policy of the Outfitter:
Dates will be effective after a 50% deposit of the total amount of the hunt is received by our agent.
Final balance due must be paid in cash before leaving the field. American personal and travelers checks will be allowed with an extra charge of 3% to cover bank processing in Argentina. Sorry we don’t accept credit cards.
CALL: 1-307-637-5495 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT! 2016: Argentina has NOW SUSPENDED THE FORMER $160 RECIPROCITY FEE- SO NO NEED TO BUY IT UNLESS YOU STAY MORE THEN 90 DAYS IMPORTANT- GUN IMPORT RULES ARE IN A STATE OF FLUX FOR 2016- PLEASE PHONE US FOR CURRENT INFO.