Subscriber Leo Herbette filed this report on a hunt he took in March in Argentina that has somehow remained off the radar screen for most international hunters. Enjoy!
Every now and then a hunt reaches a level of purity where the people, the land and the animals all harmoniously resonate. I felt this the moment I entered Caichue Hunting Lodge
on San Eduardo, a 90,000-acre free-range ranch in La Pampa Province, an eight-hour drive west of Buenos Aires, Argentina. When the driveway to the ranch house is several miles long, you begin to appreciate the vastness. I was simply looking for a good red stag hunt, but "good" is woefully inadequate to describe this experience. "Pure" is more accurate.
Caichue Hunting Lodge has catered mostly to Argentine hunters and a few Europeans. Martha Harriet is the ranch owner, a classy, very smart, hard-working, lady who speaks fluent British English and is in residence at San Eduardo for the March roar, peak hunting season. She and her two sons manage many ranches, but only two are open to hunting. Caichue Hunting Lodge offers red stag, blackbuck and wild boar.....