The estancia is a European manor-style property that has been awarded a five star rating and was featured in the 2003 book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler's Life List by Patricia Schultz. Comprised of 27,000 acres, the property features a 600-acre tract of planted trees that were originally brought from Europe and are now approaching 100 years of age. The manor is a castle brought from Spain by outfitter Llambi's great grandfather. The grounds are manicured in the Old World tradition.
Fogle says the wild boar hunts took place in the 600-acre forest on Acelain. "This was very exciting hunting," he says. "The estancia keeps polo ponies, which are ridden using sheepskin saddles that are very cushioned but unlike Western saddles, as they do not have a saddle horn. We had six trained dogs that cast and struck a scent like bear dogs. When the dogs open up on a pig, the excitement starts with you riding as fast as you can through the thick, 100-year-old woods. The dogs bay the pig, grabbing it by the ears and tail and hold it for the hunters, who get off the horses and kill the pig with a knife." Cerro Indio also offers more conventional boar hunting, but Fogle recommends adventure-loving hunters give the horseback hunt a try.
In addition to the wild boar, red deer and water buffalo, Fogle also reports taking fallow deer, axis deer, capabayra, blackbuck and mouflon sheep, which he says were all of good quality and present........(continued)