Upon arrival you will be greeted at the domestic airport and transferred to Parque Diana. After settling into Parque Diana and your cabin, we generally recommend a refreshing siesta to recover from your travels. In the afternoon you will tour Parque Diana, meet your guide and have an opportunity to check your rifle on the range.
Typical Hunting Day
Your day will start with a friendly wake-up around 6:30 AM. Freshly brewed coffee and the welcoming aroma of breakfast will await your arrival in the lodge, where your guide will meet you to formulate your plan for the day. After breakfast you’ll head out to the mountains in search of your dream trophy and during the rut, you will be able to listen to the big stags bugling. Game is plentiful and your guide will expertly help you decide which trophy animal should be pursued. If the morning hunt doesn’t produce that “special trophy”, it will be time to return to the lodge for lunch. Lunch is served from noon to 2:00 PM. Later in the afternoon you will renew your search for the evening hunt. You might be chasing a trophy stag that you saw in the morning or hot on the trail of a newly spotted trophy that has your adrenaline flowing.
Generally around 9 PM you will be back at the lodge for cocktails and dinner and usually we are celebrating a successful hunt.
The hunting season starts March 1st through July 30th, which are the fall/winter months in South America.
Best Time to Come
The Red Deer rut runs approximately from March 10 to April 10 and the biggest Alpine Ibex trophies are usually in June. March is autumn in Patagonia and is with no doubt the most beautiful time of the year.
Length of Hunts
A guest will generally stay for 3 to 5 days, depending on the number of desired trophies. Our professional guides have been guiding Parque Diana guests for decades and they are your best resource to find that special trophy.
The hunt can be conducted on horseback, on foot or by truck – whatever the hunter prefers. Parque Diana’s vast landscape varies from 7,000 foot mountains to closed forests.
Temperatures – Fall
Days are mild-cool and nights are cold. During the day, temperatures may vary between 4ºC (40ºF) and 13ºC (55ºF).
The hunt can be conducted on horseback, on foot or by truck – the choice is up to you. Parque Diana’s diverse landscape varies from 7,000 feet mountains to closed forests. As such, you should make sure you pack warm clothes, a waterproof jacket, gloves and a winter cap. You should plan to wear a windproof jacket and we recommend that you dress in layers. Comfortable, medium weight boots are most advisable and should be waterproof. Due to the long summer days, exposure to the sun may be prolonged. Therefore, one should not only wear a cap at all times, but also use sun-block (30+ UV filter) in order to protect your skin from strong sunrays. Polarized sunglasses are also strongly recommended. Another detail to bear in mind is that, although insects are not abundant in this region, mainly in the higher areas, an insect repellant may become handy during excursions.
Available rifles range from top European brands [Mauser (7,65) Steyr (8,68)] to North American [Remington (.270) and Browning (.308)] all fitted with Swarovski and Leupold scopes.
Red Stag: Up to SCI 500+
Mouflon: From 105 to 140
Alpine Ibex: 77 to 100
Fallow Deer: Up to SCI 250
Pere David Deer: Up to SCI 214
Parque Diana is happy to refer our guests to a handful of Argentina’s best taxidermist artisans. However, due to the high costs associated with shipping, we often recommend that our guests select a qualified professional in their own country.
Parque Diana offers a variety of solutions to have trophies shipped back to guest’s home either dispatched as luggage or sent by airmail.
A deposit of 50% of the daily rates for the contracted number of hunting days or the package price is required to confirm your booking. The balance is due no later than 45 days before the reservation date.
Your deposit can be sent by check to:
Parque A. Diana S.A.
Edificio Bureau SUR
Piso 3, Oficinas 2-4
(1629) La Lonja, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Late payment in full may result in the loss of your scheduled hunt date.
Parque Diana always recommends hunt insurance in case of cancellation. However, if you cancel your hunt 90 days before the scheduled hunt date, your deposit will be refunded (less a $200 US service fee). If you cancel with less than 90 days but more than 45 days prior to the hunt, only half of your deposit will be refunded (less a $200 US service fee). The remaining half of your deposit may be credited toward the same contracted hunt within the following year (as approved by Parque Diana). Unfortunately, cancellation with less than 45 days of the hunt date will result in a total loss of your deposit.