Guide to Hunting in Patagonia

Brief History of Hunting in Patagonia

While Argentina’s hunting history dates back hundreds of years, over the last 30 years it has grown into a highly sought after destination for hunters from all over the world. It began with the prolific dove hunting, but now includes big game species as well – with one of the most desirable being the Red Stag.

In the enchanting landscapes of Patagonia, a region that has captivated the world's imagination, the Red Stag was introduced in the early 1920s. Today, Patagonia is recognized as having some of the largest free range red stags in the world. These magnificent creatures, strategically placed for hunting, now offer a unique and alluring experience hunting these impressive animals in an unbeatable location.

The Untamed Beauty of Patagonia

Patagonia is situated at the southern extremity of South America, and its governance is shared between Argentina and Chile. While 90% of the region falls under Argentina's jurisdiction, the remaining 10% is a part of Chile's territory. The northwestern region of Patagonia offers a prime hunting ground for red stag. The area’s mountainous terrain and cool, arid climate allows the red stag to thrive, and offers a challenging physical hunt to those looking for adventure. Precipitation is seasonal, and it is advisable to keep track of the weather forecast before planning your trip to ensure adequate preparation.


Patagonia's stunningly beautiful and untamed wilderness serves as a mesmerizing backdrop for hunting, creating an unforgettable and thrilling experience. South American Adventure Safaris offers hunters the opportunity to immerse themselves in this wild environment, tracking Red Stags amidst breathtaking landscapes. With its vast wilderness and diverse wildlife, Patagonia provides a unique and unparalleled hunting experience that is hard to find elsewhere.

Hunting in Patagonia

Patagonia’s prime hunting opportunity is the majestic red stag. Patagonia offers world class red stag, and South American Adventure Safaris can help make your dream of harvesting one of these animals a reality.

 Free Range Red Stag

Free Range Red Stag
Patagonia, Argentina

Season: March - April

  • 5 Nights and 5 Hunting Days
  • One free range Red Stag trophy (no limit on score)
  • Full board lodging – Open Bar
  • One-on-one guiding
  • Hunting License
  • Gun rental available including ammo

The red stag, which ranks as the fourth-largest deer on earth, is a highly sought-after game animal due to its impressive size and large antlers. While some antlers can have as many as 18 points, the average is around 12. 

The red stag population in Patagonia is thriving, with thousands of these animals roaming free throughout the year. The recommended hunting season is during the rutting season, roughly mid-March to mid-April. During this time, the stags and hinds begin the “brama,” which is the Argentine word for the roar. The red stag roar is a powerful bellow that can be heard for miles and serves to attract the hinds

Our hunting takes place on 25,000 acres of private land that consistently produces red stag trophies in the 300-320 SCI class. The stags in Patagonia are beautiful, typically having dark horns and light ivory tips.

The hunting of red stag is typically done using 4 wheelers for access and then spot and stalk methods, with average shots being between 100 and 200 yards.

Gold Medal Red Stag Hunts: Pursuing the Ultimate Trophy

Gold Medal Red Stag
Patagonia, Argentina

Season: March – May

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  • 5 Nights and 5 Hunting Days
  • One Gold Medal Red Stag trophy (400-440 SCI class)
  • Full board lodging – Open Bar
  • One-on-one guiding
  • Hunting License
  • Gun rental available including ammo

Experience the exhilaration and grandeur of hunting in Patagonia with our exclusive Gold Medal Red Stag package. This adventure includes five days of hunting during March to May. During the gold medal packages you will be chasing animals in the 400-440 SCI class within the estate hunting area of roughly 12,000 acres. These animals are truly the best of the best, with some animals being 600+ SCI class stags and having up to 24 to 30 points.

Our package includes full-board lodging with complimentary open bar, personalized one-on-one guidance, and a hunting license. For your convenience, we offer gun rentals if required.

Join us for an unforgettable hunting experience in one of the world's most stunning and captivating regions. With our expert guides and top-notch facilities, you can rest assured that your hunting trip will be nothing short of spectacular. Our Gold Medal Red Stag package is designed to cater to your every need and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Contact us today to book your adventure!

What to Wear When Hunting in Patagonia

Argentina is an excellent destination for those seeking a high-quality hunting experience. If you are interested in hunting in Patagonia, you will most likely be here between March and May, which marks the beginning of fall. 

During these months, the weather is beginning to cool off. Hunters can expect temperatures in the 40–50-degree Fahrenheit for highs and into the 30s as lows. As the season progresses, the likelihood of cooler weather increases.

The conditions can be variable making it important to check the forecast and be prepared for a variety of weather. Please look at our gear list to help pack for your trip, we are also happy to answer any questions you have!

Your Week in Patagonia - Parque Diana

Parque Diana Lodge is a premier hunting lodge, located in a picturesque setting alongside a crystalline river, and offering breathtaking views of the Andes mountains and valleys. The lodge boasts ten deluxe mountain wooden cabins, each equipped with heated flooring, a fireplace, a mini bar, and private bathrooms. The cabins provide an ideal opportunity to unwind and immerse oneself in the natural beauty of Patagonia.

The main lodge serves as a hub for storytelling and camaraderie, with a fully stocked bar where guests can come together over delectable meals. After a day of adventure, guests can relax in the TV room or enjoy the warmth of the lodge while soaking in the view of the river. Additionally, the lodge provides complimentary WIFI to all guests. 

At Parque Diana Lodge, we pride ourselves on providing a top-notch hunting experience in a serene and luxurious environment. Come experience the best that Patagonia has to offer.

How will you get to Parque Diana for your most memorable experience?

Our establishment, Parque Diana in Patagonia, offers airport transportation services for our guests to and from their destinations. The itinerary for the first day of your stay in Argentina entails traveling from Buenos Aires International Airport to the domestic airport in Buenos Aires, followed by a connecting flight to San Martin De Los Andes airport (CPC).

Our hostesses will be available to help with all your travel arrangements in Buenos Aires, including transportation from San Martin De Los Andes airport to Parque Diana. Upon arrival at our facility, our team will ensure you settle in comfortably, serve you lunch, and, if time permits, accompany you on an afternoon hunting expedition, so you can make the most of your experience.

The following five days will be dedicated to hunting, gourmet dining, and the opportunity to participate in the trophy preparation process, which will create lasting memories.

On the seventh day, our team will facilitate your departure and make travel arrangements for your return to Buenos Aires. If you wish to experience more of the Argentinian culture, our bilingual hostesses can arrange tours and take you around Buenos Aires for a night or two.

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