Paysandu Province, Uruguay

Estancia San Juan

Duck, Perdiz and Dove Hunting at a True Family-Operated Lodge in the Northwest Region of Uruguay

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Bird Hunting

Estancia San Juan is perched majestically atop a knoll, with striking views of the Uruguayan countryside. Whether by design or chance, San Juan is the epicenter of a hunting resource desired by every sportsman that has cradled a shotgun — a perfect mixed-bag location, where duck marshes and dove fields are linked to smart accommodations by short drives on good roads.

Teeming with perdiz, pigeon, ducks and doves, the region offers the ultimate Uruguayan mixed-bag where you’ll perfect the art of hunting several species throughout the day. Add to this variety of genteel country living, warm personalized service, and delightful daily menus, you will appreciate the joy of San Juan. Your hosts are Bernardo and Mercedes Barran, who’ve greeted bird hunters with enthusiasm and grace for two decades.

The Lodge

The Estancia San Juan is an elegant family home. It has five comfortable bedrooms, each with a private bathroom and fireplace. The lodge will host up to 10 guests. Single rooms may be available upon request. If there is one available you will be happily accommodated at no extra charge.

With plenty of space to spread out, this estancia offers a comfortable living room with its inviting fireplace as a center piece, a dining room boasting exquisite meals, fine wines and a majestic view. On pleasant evenings or before the next hunt, the Estancia offers an open air galleria so guests may enjoy the fresh air and Uruguayan countryside at any time.

About The Hunt

The Operation

Lode partner—and your host, the Barran family, has more than 25 years of experience bird hunting in Uruguay. This is a true family-operated lodge in every way.

Easy logistics. Fly to Montevideo or Buenos Aires. From those gateways, there are plenty of options to and from the lodge, including short drives and private charters.

A true mixed bag in friendly Uruguay. Alternate between ducks and perdiz each morning and experience awesome dove hunting minutes away from the lodge every afternoon.

Outstanding hunting logistics for all 3 species. From 5- to 45-minute drives.

The best perdiz hunting in South America and pointing dogs without peer trained by expert dog trainer and co-owner Bernardo Barrán. More than 18 well-trained dogs are available for our hunts and more than 20 years of experience training dogs.

Duck hunts are easy, even for those who hate the waders and mud usually associated with waterfowl. Just field boots are all that is needed on the edges of small ponds. And our duck hunts are very productive with generous limits each morning.

The biggest dove roost in all of Uruguay just minutes away from the main lodge.

The Location

The lodge is located approximately 336 kilometers or 208 miles away from Montevideo, the capital and the major metropolitan center of this small country. Guests of Estancia San Juan have multiple means of arrival/departure from the lodge based on their point of origin or final destination.

Most commonly, shooters traveling on international flights to Uruguay and Montevideo International Airport will be met by a San Juan Lodge representative who will assist with gun clearance, if necessary, and who will transport the group to San Juan Lodge. The drive is approximately 4 hours through scenic rural Uruguay via paved highway. Charter flights to the lodge are also available.

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