This ranch is one of the oldest and largest working ranches in the area, with 150,000 acres of property containing amazing views of the mountainous region. While package hunts are available for fallow deer and wild boar, the star of the show is the red stag hunting program.
The lodge hosts have been managing and breeding red stag herds for over 20 years, interbreeding local stock with some of the best bloodlines from New Zealand and Europe to create one of the biggest and healthiest herds in the country. Combined with the perfect habitat of fertile valleys and foothills of the Mendoza Andean mountains, these free-range red stags develop impressive racks, with some specimens naturally reaching the 450 SCI + class. All hunting is dictated by a string management plan, where only older mature stags are harvested.
Located 500 miles south of Santiago, this ranch provides a unique opportunity to hunt enormous red stag. All deer are completely wild, and all hunts are fair chase. With abundant food, great cover and over 80 years of selective herd management, this part of Southern Chile produces some of the biggest wild stags in the world. Only six mature stags are harvested each year, so availability is extremely limited for these hunts.
All guides are members of the family that own the property and have an intimate knowledge of the terrain, which features rolling hills, open fields and meadows, and wheat fields interspersed with thick forest. Stag hunting season is short, from late March to early April, and hunters can choose to stalk, hunt on horseback or from elevated stands.
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