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Uruguay Pigeon Shooting

Uruguay Pigeon Shooting

Situated in the midst of Uruguay’s largest population of pigeons, Punta del Este’s VIK LODGE is one of the best resorts in the world. The Country side and the beautiful beaches are a perfect combination for an elite hunting experience coupled with beautiful sightseeing. Punta del Este is a much loved and highly sought after beach resort town nestled on a scenic peninsula in the extreme southeast corner of Uruguay where the River Plate meets the Atlantic Ocean. People from all over the world come to enjoy Punta del Este’s natural beauty and vibrant nightlife. Luxury accommodations, short drives to the fields (40 min), and flock after flock of decoying pigeons will quickly have you hooked on wing-shooting in Punta.

ACCOMMODATION

Our outfitters, A combination of cozy guestrooms and an exclusive personalized service guarantee a memorable stay. Each room is newly decorated, and from its balcony you will enjoy the magnificent views of woods, gardens and a swimming pool. Its modern and minimalist style, combined with elegant furniture made of new materials and natural fabrics in pale shades, gives a sense of calmness in all of its rooms. All rooms are equipped with 29’’ flat screen TVs, CD/DVD player and high speed Internet connection with available Wi-Fi. The attention to detail in each room with luxury in mind at every turn make VIK Lodge one of the best available in Uruguay today.

THE SHOOTING

This is not pass shooting, but rather no limit, non-stop, decoying action. The incredible populations of wild Spot-winged and Picazuro pigeons provide one of the most spectacular wing-shooting opportunities in South America. The pigeon flight being just as the sun rises, and only increase in volume as the day progresses. It is not uncommon for one good shooter to take well over a hundred pigeons. Average of shooting consists in 15 boxes per day approximately. After the morning hunt, we will serve lunch BBQ “asados” in the field and have dinner back at the lodge after the afternoon shoot.

SPECIES

Picazuro and spot winged pigeons are our target in this mix bag program together with the challenge of afternoon perdiz hunt. These birds live in the pines and eucaliptus plantations through the whole peninsula and hills of Punta del Este area. During the months of February, March, April and May the birds attack the sorgum plantations doing a big damage to crops , farmers are happy to have you shooting. As you would imagine.

LOCATION

Punta Del Este is located in the east region of Uruguay in the state of Maldonado approximately 90 miles from the capital city Montevideo. Most commonly, shooters traveling on international flights to Montevideo International Airport will be met by a Black River representative who will assist with gun clearance, if necessary, and will transport the group to Punta del Este’s VIK Lodge. The drive is approximately 45 minutes via paved highway. Others transfers options: Privet Charter from Buenos Aires: guests arriving into Buenos Aires may charter to the Punta del Este Airport (50-minute flight) located approximately 20 minutes from the Hotel. Important: all charters need to be arranged time in advanced and cost may vary according to size group and fuel cost.

NON HUNTING ACTIVITIES

Punta del Este, Uruguay VIK LODGE For the first time tourist in Punta del Este, there is an endless number of things to see and do. Punta del Este is a garden city where beautiful homes with unbelievable gardens wth flora from around the world can be seen at almost every turn. Ample avenues and boulevards with unmatched cleanliness are all part of Punta Del Este’s charm. It’s no wonder this is one of the top resort destinations in all of the Americas. Other activities listed below are available either during or after the shooting trip:

• Sightseeing (Uruguay is rich in culture and history.)

• Festivals (Native celebrations, see links to the left)

• Hiking (Pristine forests, dunes, and wildlife abound.)

• Swimming (Beautiful sandy beaches!)

• Surfing, Wind Surfing, and Body Surfing (The Atlantic has never been so much fun.)

• Boating (The many ports boast yachting clubs and facilities)

• Horseback Riding (easy-riding and fun)

• Polo lessons

• Shopping (Wonderful antique bargains at flea markets!)

• Gambling (Casinos open 24 hours a day)

• Barbeques (A Uruguayan tradition)

• Fishing (Fresh, salt water, and deep sea.)

• Dancing (Dance until dawn - no "last call!")

• Dining out (Uruguay boasts some of the BEST steaks in the world!)

• Entertainment (Great shows, including TANGO shows!)

• Sports (Polo, golf, tennis)

THIS IS AN IDEAL COUPLES TRIP!! Min of 4 shooters.

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