Buenos Aires, Argentina
Estancia El Carrizal is located in the province of La Pampa; the heart of the big game hunting area of Argentina, at 450 miles from Buenos Aires, where our exotic game was introduced from Europe for the very first time in Argentina more than one hundred years ago. The environment is flat and brushy and the hunts are conducted either in the thick forest or the open range pastures where the game use to be for grassing. Its’ free range hunts are one of the most challenging of the country since the game is roaming around the region for more than one hundred years. Because the abundance of the game, the comfort of the lodge, the quality of the services and the professionalism of the staff, hunters will find in Estancia El Carrizal one of the best hunting destinations in Argentina.
Patricio Geijo started his long experience as a hunter more than forty years ago when still being a kid his father taught him the principles of sportive hunting and conservationism in their frequent getaways to the Argentinean country side.
When Patricio grew up, that love for wildlife and nature became in passion for outdoors, specially for big game hunting. He was hunting in all the territories of Argentina and after a while, abroad the boundaries of his country.
Being PhD in Economics, he left his comfortable life at the office and became in professional hunter for his own joy and the convenience of his clients who enjoy all his hospitality as a host as well as his knowledge and experience about hunting.
This hunting area is one of the few in the whole country which offers the best big game hunting and wing shooting in the same place all year round. During the red deer rut season (March /April) the hunt takes place on early morning and late evening when the stags are roaring in the forest. When it slows down we can go for other trophies available in free range like water buffalo, wild boar, fallow deer, puma among others. Still hunting can be also done from high stands. As for bird shooting, doves & pigeon is what we do in true Argentinean way: high volume. The quality of our trophies, the volume of birds and the combination of both of them together made this destination famous around the world.
El Carrizal lodge resides in a 10,000 acres ranch located along the salt lakes and calden forests of Hucal department in one of the wildest regions of Argentina. It features eleven double bedrooms with private bathroom in 5,000 square foot construction located next to National Route 35. The lodge provides Wi-Fi Internet, satellite TV, cell phone service and all the comfort required by the international standards. Meals are prepared by professional chefs based in finest Argentinean beef and game meat. Quality wine from the cellar of the ranch is another highlight of the place.