La Perichona

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Estancia La Perichona 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. This ranch combines a breeding center of the most important big game hunting species of Argentina with fair chase hunts in the same place. It is the only ranch in South America capable to export pumas legally due that it was releasing those indigenous felines in the wild for the last ten years.

The Outfitter

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.

The Hunting

This place offers the best option for puma hunting in the whole country, not only because the abundance of them but because it offers the possibility to legally export them to the rest of the world. The best way to conduct puma hunting is lying in wait in comfortable high stands with living bait although we could eventually use dogs if necessary. During the red deer rut season (March /April) the hunt takes place on early morning and late evening mostly by stalking when the stags are roaring in the forest. Still hunting from a blind can also be done. When morning roaring slows down we can go for other trophies available in the ranch like water buffalo, wild boar, fallow deer, blackbuck and axis deer among others. The quality of our trophies and the volume of game made this destination another attractive option.

The Accommodations

La Perichona lodge resides in a 7,500 acres ranch located along the calden forests and rolling hills of Unanue, La Pampa province, in one of the wildest regions of Argentina. It features four double bedrooms with private bathroom in a cozy country house located in the middle of the hunting area. The lodge provides 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.