Fly Fishing & Hunting Adventures

Newsletter #6



Hi again!


Dear friends, here we are again with the latest hunting and fishing news from Argentina. Truly, last four month was probably one of the best seasons in the last 5 years. Dorado fishing was amazing in all the fishing areas the challenging freshwater Dorado leave. Wing shooting, as good as ever: lot of doves. And, big game: the star… the size and quality of the hunted trophies were the best! The following are some testimonials and experiences.

Pablo Mazza


SANTA ROSA, La Pampa province, Argentina
Big game hunt.

  Bo, Pablo and Loney after a great Water Buffalo hunt.   Nick Wirght with his very nice 14 pointer red stag!

During March and April different groups friends hunt during the red stag rut. Not only red stags, also water buffalo, axis deer, fallow deer, blackbuck antelope, four horned ram, and wild boar. La Pampa is still one of the best destinations all over the world for this wide variety of trohpies. Results are always very good.

Bo Carter and Loney decide to visit Mapu Lodge this year, after buying the SCI Hunting Donation, Nico Catena (owner of the ranch) made for the 2010 SCI Show that took place in Reno. Some pictures tell us about the great hunt they made. See you in Tennessee Bo!

Young hunters! Big success: Congratulations to Alisha and Nick Wright, and to Bart Taylor, Mike Walter and Tyler Light. They spent a full week hunting for different trophies and the results can´t be better: very nice red stag, blackbuck antelope, axis deer, fallow deer and muflon. La Pampa confirm is still the heart of the big game hunt in Argentina.

And special thanks to Nico Catena, his father and all the lodge staff because of the professional work and because they make us fill at home.

Pablo Mazza

  Bart and Tyler with to big Balckbucks, wow!!!!
  Mike Walter and Pablo with a nice bronze medal!   Look at Alisha with this huge Axis deer. Well done Mrs.Wright!
  Loney and Bo during the buffalo hunt.   Mike Walter and his Blackbuck. 280 yards shoot!!!
  Bart, Tyler and Nick in the middle row, headed by Nico Catena. Big red stag hunted at Mapu Lodge.
  Leandro with a delicious wild boar leg ready to eat.   Nick Wright and his huge Muflon. Nico must be happy with this pro-hunters!

SANTA FE and ENTRE RIOS provinces, Argentina
Duck hunt and Dove shooting + Dorado fishing!


As I've mentioned, the wing shooting during January and February was really good. Every hunter that shoot for ducks reach the bag limit every day and when they go out for doves, a blast! Thousands of doves everywhere. No limit. Every year in Argentina more an more fields are been harvest providing birds lot of food: Soybean, Sorghum, Sun flower and whit. Birds paradise!!! and bird hunters too...

Pablo Mazza

"Pablo Fantastic trip to Los Laureles!! The hunting, lodging, and food were second to none. All the people at the lodge were very accommodating for every wish. Thanks!"
Richard Buenting

"Pablo Thanks for the great hunt and looking forward to doing it again next year or the following. Regarding the hunt, I would tell you that I have hunted and fished all over the world, and your operation is one of the better run operations that I have experienced. The hunting, food, guides, equipment and overall good times would be hard to beat elsewhere in the world. Overall it was a great experience and I am looking forward to my next visit to Argentina... hopefully next time though I make the flight! I will send you a couple of pictures once I get them downloaded and on the computer. Cheers for now"
Mike Pack

  Duck hunting in Santa Fe during the Argentine summer.   A few doves...
  Simon, Nigel, James and Robert... thanks for visiting us!   Richard, Mike, Cameron, Barry and Jimmy

San Luis province
Big game hunt in Argentina


This new big game hunt destination in Argentina confirm what happen on 2010 season. Again hunting results were superb: giant water buffalo and premium red stag trophies.

Cundy´s family from Casper Wyoming made an excellent hunt during the last week of March. Congratulations to Luke, Matt, Quincey, Brad and to Jan Cundy (always happy woman).

Pablo Mazza

  What a beautiful group of water buffalos! This males are huge!
  Steve, Ron and Stew with a huge water buffalo.   Jorge Chischaca head guide. A truly PH.

During April, Langford´s party hunt at Chischaca during a week. Look at this group of friends from LA, California!
Steve Langford, Ron Sadler, Craig Waller, Jimmy Noah, Stew Winkler and Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown (Editor, Publisher Soldier of Fortune Magazine). They hunt!

I would specially like to thank Federico Clausen, that made an excellent work together with his guides and lodge staff.

Pablo Mazza

  A huge water buffalo hunted by Dr. Stew Winkler and his PH Omar.
  Lt. Col. Bob Brown (Editor, Soldier of Fortune Magazine)   Taking a brak before continue the hunt. The weather was hot...
  Jimmy, Craig, Pablo, Steve, Stew, Bob Brown and Ron. They hunt!
  Look at Luke with this huge Fallow deer.   Brad Cundy and his gold medal Muflon.
  Matt Cundy hunt this beautiful 21 pointer Red stag at Chischaca Lodge. One of the most beautiful deer hunted this season.
  Federico Clausen and Quincey with a rare white Fallow deer.   Matt, Pablo and Brad, after the hunt.
  Pablo and Matt Cundy from Casper, Wyoming and a huge gold medal Water Buffalo. Well done Matt!!!

MAPU LODGE , La Pampa province, Argentina
Big game hunt at Mapu Lodge, Santa Rosa, La Pampa


Adam Wayte, Troy Ihli
from Casper and Chris Boekel, from Atlanta, USA.
Old friends and lot of fun after hunting during a week in Mapu Lodge, Nico Catena´s ranch in La Pampa province during the Red Stag rut. See you soon fellows!

Pablo Mazza

  Adam Wayte and Pablo.
  Nice dinner at Mapu Lodge. Wayte and Durden party´s   Pablo and Troy.


Jesse, Joe, Aaron and Russell from Montana, USA. Let the pictures speak!

"Hi Pablo, all went well. Thank you guys again for everything. We had a fantastic time. Please, please come and visit us in Montana. Nacho was terrific for us. Please thank him".
Joe Nelson

  The Soprano´s? Nooooo.... Nico, Chris, Troy, Aaron, Jesse, Adam, Horacio Russ and Daniel.
  Rare: a Wild boar hunted during the afternoon.   I can guarantee it was the most aggressive buffalo this season.
  Nico Catena and Jesse Durden   Jesse again with a big muflon!
  This guys think: we are in Argentina, why not to try some dove shooting. Is not Cordoba, is La Pampa just 30-minute drive from Mapu Lodge.
  Joe Nelson with one of the biggest water buffalo hunted this season.   Joe, his PH Daniel and a nice Blackbuck

Visit to USA
SCI Show, Reno 2011


This year we decided to take part again the Reno SCI show together with Mapu & Andelen Hunting Lodges. Nico Catena, his owner, and us were visit at the booth by a lot of friends and interested hunters that are planning to come to hunt with us next season. Sure, we will be at Vegas next February 2012, to spend a great time as we did this year.
See you folks!

Pablo Mazza

  Pablo Mazza and "Poppa" Dick Kennerknecht   Pablo, Steve, Mrs KK, Mrs Sibrel, Rick KK, Katie and Nico at Casper SCI meeting.
  Pablo, Fede, Beat, Santibañez from Parque Diana, Nico Catena and Tomas Laura   Fede and Rick with the 2 first rank SCI prizes.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns while planning your hunting or fishing trip to Argentina

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Big Game Hunting


Santa Rosa, La Pampa
Cholila, Patagonia
Los Matreros, Uruguay

Bow Hunting

Santa Rosa, La Pampa

Dove shooting
Chacu Lodge, Salta
La Dormida, Cordoba
Los Chañares, Cordoba
Sierra Brava, Cordoba
Capelen, San Luis

Cast & Blast

Los Laureles Lodge

Wing shooting

Los Laureles Lodge
EG Outfitters

La Sisitna Lodge
Estancia El Retiro
Santo Domingo
Jacana Lodge

Dorado fishing
FF&H, Buenos Aires
Juramento river
Goya, Parana river
Pirá Lodge
Los Laureles Lodge

Trout fishing

Andes Anglers
Challhuaquen Lodge
Laguna Larga Lodge
Trout fishing & Wine

Sea Trout fishing
Villa Maria Lodge
Kau Tapen Lodge

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