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. Another of their ranches, Las Violetas, has axis deer and is two hours southeast of Buenos Aires.
There were six hunters in camp a full house. We began our day before 5am with a light breakfast. While we inhaled strong coffee, the ranch manager, Gustavo Roncaglione, a master organizer, met with the six guides. Each hunter with a guide (1x1) has a sector to themselves. No worries about competition from other hunters these are big sectors.
You are dropped in your sector for the morning hunt just before sunrise. My first two days were in flatland with lots of short, prickly, gnarly brush, a few trees and some grassy patches. Later we would hunt among rolling hills.
As the light grew, we would just listen. My guide, Rodolfo, listens carefully; I just listen in awe. Way off in the distance, we'd hear a roar; then another and then several. The guides are in tune with the land and behavior of the animals. By the tone of the roar, direction of the wind,........(continued)