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Old 05-17-2019, 07:21 PM
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Dove hunting is a trip of a ifetime, eating the beef, all of it's part is also good. Wine, yup, that too! Enjoy and explore..
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Te envidio.

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Op, if you go to Brazil and two guys on a motorcycle ride up to you, you’re probably going to get shot.
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I would definitely suggest to go dove hunting if you are into that. Only thing I can offer on Argentina. I lived in Brazil (Rio) for 6 years. Spend at least 2 months a year there now (In Laws). I loved it and have a great time every year I go back. Go in with an open mind and be smart and I am sure you will have a great time living there.
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Other than the Hep C,commies, corrupt police force and overbearing government - it’s a great place to live!
Ignorance (and bad manners) on display. Macri is the first President in forever who isn't a radical and he's trying - with US help.

Argentina is awesome and you'll love it. Great food, wine, culture and people. Medoza, Córdoba and Bariloche are must visits. BA is one of the worlds great cities. Santiago and a zillion other places in Chile are easy to reach. Uruguay is one of the most underrated countries in the world and Montevideo is awesome. So's Punta del Este.

And the hunting and fishing are off the charts. Too many to list but one highlight was a duck hunt on the Parana River that was incredible.
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Not only excellent dove hunting I shot a 1000 birds in one day but pigeon and duck hunting is excellent as well. ditto what others said about your gringo money keep some where other that AR
How did you clean them all???
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Originally Posted by nicecast View Post

Ignorance (and bad manners) on display. Macri is the first President in forever who isn't a radical and he's trying - with US help.

Argentina is awesome and you'll love it. Great food, wine, culture and people. Medoza, Córdoba and Bariloche are must visits. BA is one of the worlds great cities. Santiago and a zillion other places in Chile are easy to reach. Uruguay is one of the most underrated countries in the world and Montevideo is awesome. So's Punta del Este.

And the hunting and fishing are off the charts. Too many to list but one highlight was a duck hunt on the Parana River that was incredible.
ignorance huh?

my employee (chemical engineer) is an ex pat. Young kid, lived there till he was 18.

just went to visit over Xmas... he’s a climber, in phenomenal shape and health- spent half his time there climbing in Patagonia.
He picked**up some form of Hep/liver disease that just about killed him... was out of work for 4 months - left him just about dead.

he and his mother fled the country 6 years ago, she is some kind of pharmaceutical bio engineer and had to get out just to get ahead in life. The rest of his family still lives there - and according to them not a dam thing has changed...

Possibly it’s him that is ignorant?
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dont get a lot of Argebtine money , it drops in value monthly. no moneychanger will buy it back from you.
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How did you clean them all???

The locals take them and used them to feed their community and anything left is used for feeding other animals. We didn't clean a single one. Keep in mind that it is a very full service trip and you really aren't expected to sit out and clean birds all night. Hell, the most unnecessary thing was that they had someone to clean the waders when you got back. Every time we have been there for doves only, we have someone loading a gun and another picking up birds. Better than any retriever I have ever seen. At the end of the hunt, the closest village and homes would show up and walk the entire field to make sure almost every dove was picked up. We gave away a few shells to some of them. They would wait until the closest pond was pretty full of ducks and shoot once from as low as possible to kill as many as they could with one shot to save money. I have to think they found a way to bait with leftover grain or something. Those types of ponds were not allowed to be shot by anyone not from there though. We shot deltas and rivers for ducks.

Best day was 143 ducks in the AM with my dad and then I shot 972 doves and 112 pigeons that afternoon.
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Originally Posted by Jughed View Post


ignorance huh?

my employee (chemical engineer) is an ex pat. Young kid, lived there till he was 18.

just went to visit over Xmas... he’s a climber, in phenomenal shape and health- spent half his time there climbing in Patagonia.
He picked**up some form of Hep/liver disease that just about killed him... was out of work for 4 months - left him just about dead.

he and his mother fled the country 6 years ago, she is some kind of pharmaceutical bio engineer and had to get out just to get ahead in life. The rest of his family still lives there - and according to them not a dam thing has changed...

Possibly it’s him that is ignorant?

Yup, ignorance... and don't forget bad manners.

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Originally Posted by nicecast View Post

Ignorance (and bad manners) on display. Macri is the first President in forever who isn't a radical and he's trying - with US help.

Argentina is awesome and you'll love it. Great food, wine, culture and people. Medoza, Córdoba and Bariloche are must visits. BA is one of the worlds great cities. Santiago and a zillion other places in Chile are easy to reach. Uruguay is one of the most underrated countries in the world and Montevideo is awesome. So's Punta del Este.

And the hunting and fishing are off the charts. Too many to list but one highlight was a duck hunt on the Parana River that was incredible.
You have to understand, half of the people on this forum think Florida is the best place in the world and see no reason to ever visit anyplace else nevermind outside of the country.*
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:03 AM
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Check out Iguazu waterfalls, world heritage site, very safe and tourist driven.

I spent a lot of time in Ushuaia in Tierra del fuego, some beautiful country, and very friendly people, we loved that place.

The BBQ and live king crabs.
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Originally Posted by Boataholic View Post
How did you clean them all???
the bird boy and some sort of giant dogs the farmer have. The dove are literally pests. So some smart
argentinian figures how to charge gringos per shell fees for helping their pest problem
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Old 05-23-2019, 07:22 AM
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they have two money excahnge rates in Buenos aires. google it
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
You have to understand, half of the people on this forum think Florida is the best place in the world and see no reason to ever visit anyplace else nevermind outside of the country.*
Yup.

I've been to Colombia and Brazil. Both times it was the same thing:

"You're going to get kidnapped!" - Nope
"You're going to get robbed!" - Nope
"You're going to get sick!" - Nope

What did happen is I had an absolute blast. More fun than I've had traveling to any destination I've been before which included: Mexico, Caribbean islands, Florida, Arizona, etc.

On the contrary...almost involved in multiple motor vehicle accidents in Florida, had someone try to run a scam on me in Miami, got violently ill and was rushed to the hospital in the DR, and the list goes on.

To the OP: I've never been to Argentina but one of the buddies who met us in Brazil was in Argentina days before. I highly suggest a dove hunt while there. Argentina is like the Rome/Italy of South America.


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Argentina is so swell
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:27 AM
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Thanks for all the advice, posts, and laughs...

As I am moving here for a couple of years (2-4, depending on assignment), I plan on fishing, hunting (Doves, red stag, etc), enjoying the people, culture and food.... and the wine, can't forget the wine.

I've been here about 6 weeks in my couple of trips so far, I have run into no issues, but I can also be considered an intimidating guy....piercings, tattoos, bald head.... but in reality, I have made some new friends, had some laughs with people in bars and restaurants over my attempt to speak Spanish (Argentinian version), but they also understand I am making an effort and we enjoy that in both directions from people practicing their english with me. I am not here to be a typical person from the US (I have discussed this with several locals), I do not want to change anything they do and I want to learn more of the culture.

I do not plan to live in a locked down gated expat community, but I have people I work with inviting me to live in their neighborhoods saying I would love it and the neighbors....I am looking at all options in that realm.

My one pleasure is using my smoker....and I have been challenged to a cook off. The Arentinian Asado vs a good Texas smoked Brisket... all in good fun, loser buys the beers and bait for a fishing trip!!!!

I am hoping I get the chance to visit every place that was mentioned....plus things that I have been told about by my co-workers as well... Soon I will post some pictures, right now....it's all just food pics to my sons... LOL

once more.. Thanks everyone for jumping in with advice.
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
OoooOooooo. Only South Carolinians might get that reference.
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Originally Posted by sugarloaf View Post
Dove hunting is a trip of a ifetime, eating the beef, all of it's part is also good. Wine, yup, that too! Enjoy and explore..

Went a few yrs ago, bucket list trip for sure.


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Been to Chile a lot over the years and spent over a month in Bariloche Argentina (nick named little Switzerland) , all for skiing. But there is Unbelievable fishing and views in the summer of lake Naheul Huapi. In the winter skiing at Cerro Catedral is really good and view of the lake. If you go to Bariloche you have to take the tram up to Cerro Otto and eat at the rotating restaurant crazy experience.

The meat and chocolate are insane. You have to try Rapanui before you leave Argentina.

Also temuco is a cool city in Chile and not too far away.

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