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I've been dialoguing with Santiago at Poitahue regarding a spring hunt in 2020. From my brief interaction I've been very pleased with his responses and he seems to be exceedingly knowledgeable regarding archery.

I'd love to hear some other feedback as this is a once in a lifetime trip for a group of four. Our plan is flying to EZE on United then letting Santiago handle transfers.

We would rent shotguns for wingshooting and hunt big game with archery, however, I want to double check how difficult bringing a rifle and ammo into country would be in case that is a direction we decided to go.

One last question, we are serious meat eaters and would strongly desire to bring back as much of what we shot as possible. Can someone tell me the difficulty of this?

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I think that’s the place I’ve seen Boddington Hunt a few times. Aren’t they in Patagonia?

I’ve never taken firearms to Argentina and rarely do we have clients bring them. Ask Santiago, as he will be the custodian of the firearms while in country.

I doubt you will be able to take any meat home. In fact, we have an agreement with a local school for our buffalo meat. We do eat as much of the stag as possible. We also eat as many birds and then give the rest to the poor in our villa.


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I hunted Poitahue about 6 or 7 years ago. Nice facilities, excellent food and nice populations of stag, blackbuck and buffalo. The only complaint I would have, and this was a while back, was the lack of transportation we had to get us around the ranch. There were a dozen hunters and half as many guides and only three trucks! So it was a bit cramped. But all got there trophies, no problemo...

Gun importation is a hassle. I don't know about archery equipment. I would rent if possible. Also it is expensive and a pain to get trophies exported. It cost me as much to get my stag antlers back as some shipments from Africa and I got my stag but not my blackbuck back... that was aggravating. USDA will NOT let meat back into the US so that is a moot issue. PM me with more questions if you have any.

Just a note, Poitahue is near Santa Rosa on the pampas and not in Patagonia. I think the closest town was Victorica.

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I transported a bow that was a gift from a good client. It was no different than any other luggage. I was asked both here and there what was in the case. No other issues.

We’ve got some new hunting land in San Luis province and it’s supposed to be great, but I’ve never been. Whatever show Poitahue was on, it looked nice. Sorry for the mix up on location.


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I hunted with Poitahue in April this year. I was set up with a 4 day free range Stag and 2 day wing shoot. Due to my selectiveness on Stag I didn't do the wingshooting and went the distance and got a nice Stag.
I have always taken my guns but because of long layover in BA on way back and general hassle used their rifle. There was one archery hunter and he seemed to have no problem and didn't mention any. The accomodations were good and food was as you always hear about. If you drink, I don't but there were two others in camp that did and it seemed it was ample. They did everything they told me they would do. No surprises.


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I hunted with Santiago at Poitahue in 2014. We had terrible weather (saw the report on World Wide CNN after we returned to Buenas Aires), with rain almost constant for the seven days we were there, but that's not the outfitter's fault! I shot a nice free range red stag and a truly magnificent, white fallow deer. The "roar" is a very exciting time to me in the field and my guide and I had some great stalks, including a situation where a younger red stag actually was within 15 yards of us and totally unaware. The accommodations were comfortable, the food was excellent (even though there was too much rain for BBQ), and I really enjoyed meeting the other (Argentine) guests.

After taking my stag and buck, I chased those damn perdiz around in the rain, finally knocking one down!!! I think you'll have a good trip (weather permitting), with many great experiences there.

One point of concern: There was quite a fuss trying to get my trophies back from Argentina as only one company at the time was exporting them from the country. I do hope that situation has been remedied.





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I hunted with Santiago at Poitahue in 2014. We had terrible weather (saw the report on World Wide CNN after we returned to Buenas Aires), with rain almost constant for the seven days we were there, but that's not the outfitter's fault! I shot a nice free range red stag and a truly magnificent, white fallow deer. The "roar" is a very exciting time to me in the field and my guide and I had some great stalks, including a situation where a younger red stag actually was within 15 yards of us and totally unaware. The accommodations were comfortable, the food was excellent (even though there was too much rain for BBQ), and I really enjoyed meeting the other (Argentine) guests.

After taking my stag and buck, I chased those damn perdiz around in the rain, finally knocking one down!!! I think you'll have a good trip (weather permitting), with many great experiences there.

One point of concern: There was quite a fuss trying to get my trophies back from Argentina as only one company at the time was exporting them from the country. I do hope that situation has been remedied.





Yes, the trophy export is a terrible hassle. I have left all of mine there and they are hung in the lodge, but that is also my second home for a good part of the year.

My father had two stags and maybe two buffalo shipped. Total cost was damn near what it cost for 16 animals shipped from Africa.

Argentina is a great place with great people. The roar is amazing!


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Originally posted by Pulicords:
I hunted with Santiago at Poitahue in 2014. We had terrible weather (saw the report on World Wide CNN after we returned to Buenas Aires), with rain almost constant for the seven days we were there, but that's not the outfitter's fault! I shot a nice free range red stag and a truly magnificent, white fallow deer. The "roar" is a very exciting time to me in the field and my guide and I had some great stalks, including a situation where a younger red stag actually was within 15 yards of us and totally unaware. The accommodations were comfortable, the food was excellent (even though there was too much rain for BBQ), and I really enjoyed meeting the other (Argentine) guests.

After taking my stag and buck, I chased those damn perdiz around in the rain, finally knocking one down!!! I think you'll have a good trip (weather permitting), with many great experiences there.

One point of concern: There was quite a fuss trying to get my trophies back from Argentina as only one company at the time was exporting them from the country. I do hope that situation has been remedied.





Yes, the trophy export is a terrible hassle. I have left all of mine there and they are hung in the lodge, but that is also my second home for a good part of the year.

My father had two stags and maybe two buffalo shipped. Total cost was damn near what it cost for 16 animals shipped from Africa.

Argentina is a great place with great people. The roar is amazing!


Beautiful trophies, Marcus!

How good that you had a good time in Argentina!

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Manuel,

Those were not mine. I was commenting on Pulicord’s post.

However, I’ve always had a good time in my second home country.


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I hunted Poiathue for a combination wing shoot and stag. The wingshooting and accomodations were excellent. The stag hunting was a flop. They assigned us young inexperienced "guides" that did not speak english. They wanted me to take a young spike buck that I refused. I declined to go out the second day. Another hunter in our group took that spike and it cost him a $1,500 trophy fee.
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Manuel,

Those were not mine. I was commenting on Pulicord’s post.

However, I’ve always had a good time in my second home country.


Marcus, please excuse my misinterpretation.

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