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Page Contents
  1. Why Visit and Hunt Argentina
  2. Your Argentina Team
  3. Hunting Programs
  4. Questions and Answers
  5. Fee's, Payment, Terms - Conditions, Welcome Brochure

1. Why Visit and Hunt Argentina


Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world and covers over 1 million square miles. Despite its size, Argentina is only inhabited by 40 million people.  Half of the population lives within ten of the largest metropolitan areas.  The other half of the population is spread throughout rural areas and in some parts of the country, population density is among the lowest in the world.  This affords visitors the opportunity to entertain in modern cities' such as Buenos Aires, yet escape to...

  • Oceans of open land; equivalent to the America West +100 years ago
  • Explore the longest mountain range in the world,  the Andes at 4,400 miles.
  • Visit the highest mountain in the western hemisphere, Aconcagua 22,841ft
  • Stand on wind swept beaches and view Sea Lions, Penguins and Orcas.
  • Drive to the end of the earth and visit the land of fire, Tierra del Fuego.
  • Tour Antarctica, it's only +/- 400 nautical miles from Tierra del Fuego.
  • Feel the power and the spray of the longest waterfall in the word, Iguazu Falls.
  • Witness one of the few advancing glaciers in the world, Peritio Moreno. 
  • Savor Argentinas famous cuisine (beef) and Malbec wines.
  • And of course, hunt and fish Argentina's world famous wetlands, pampas and mountains. 

To say the very least, for both tourist and the sportsman, there is much to see and explore in Argentina.  We hope your travels are safe and we look forward to hosting you. 


2. Your Argentina Team

Your host and hostess, on their private family hunting ranch.




There are hundred of organizations selling trips to Argentina.  In our opinion they are all the same -- the vast majority of them are booking agents, filling lodges for a high commission. We think we are different and we believe it is important for you to know who you are working with.  By working with FCFF:

  • You work directly with the owner and managing partners.
  • All of our trips are hosted by an owner or managing partner. 
  • Your wing shooting program is held at our head guide's ranch (see below for more detailed information).  

Your Team

Head Hunting -- Assistant Fishing Guide:  Generations ago, the O'Farrell clan immigrated to Argentina from Ireland. Lucas was born in Buenos Aires.  He was raised on his family's estancias, just outside of Buenos Aires and in the mountains of Patagonia.  He learned how to fly fish on the rio Quillen, one of Argentina's best dry-fly rivers. His hunting career began on his family's ranch, targeting small game and birds. Today, he continues to hunt birds, but he has developed into one of the best big game guides. His father is a surgeon, and as a result of his hard work, he has created a good life for his family.  As such, Lucas and his siblings have been given the opportunity to attend the best schools.  Lucas graduated from the best university in Argentina.  His love of the outdoors led him to managing his family's ranches, and professional guiding. Lucas is an expert trout and sea run trout guide; and he's not too bad on the oars.  Whether it is hunting or fishing, he and Gus are the very best. We are very fortunate to have Lucas on our team. You are in very good hands!


Gus and his family.





























Assistant Hunting -- Head Fishing Guide:  Gustavo was born and raised in Argentina. He grew up on the Delta de Parana, which is part of the enormous Parana river system.  In the delta, which is a massive eco-system in itself, Gus and his father hunted for small game and fished for species such as Dorado, Surubi, Pacu, and Pirapita.  At age seventeen, Gus learned how to fly fish on a Patagonia river called Pichi Leufu; a small freestone tributary to the Limay river system. Growing up nearby water, Gus not only fished, but he began rowing.  He eventually became an Argentine single skull champion.  He held this distinction while attending the University of Buenos Aires.  After college, rowing in the Olympics was an option, but he married, started a family, and spent fifteen years as a banking system analyst.  Gus left the banking world, and like Lucas, followed his heart.  Gus is an expert walk-wade and floating guide.  When the Patagonia fishing season is closed, he works with our Golden Dorado clients, and assists Lucas with our hunting programs. We are extremely fortunate to have Gus on our team. You are in good hands!


Owner, Host, Program Coordinator


























- FFI Certified Casting Instructor
- Former NH Licensed Fly Fishing Guide
- Former NH Fish & Game Certified Fly Fishing Instructor
- FormerBoy Scouts of America Merit Badge Counselor
- Trout Unlimited and Fly Fishers International Life Member
- CPR, First-Aide, NOLS Wilderness First-Aide PADI, NASBLA
- Bachelor of Arts and varsity football, Iowa State University 1992
- Prior Career: 15 years Medical Sales & Product Development
- Former Advisor for the Phillips Exeter Academy Fly Fishing Club
- Former board member of Great Bay TU and Three Rivers Stocking

Over 200 years ago, my family emigrated from Ireland to Tilting, New Foundland. Tilting is located on Fogo Island and for decades the Foley’s earned a living as in-shore Cod fisherman. I have visited Tilting, but I grew up fishing trout streams and the coastal waters of New England.  My love for fishing and adventure travel has led me to places such as Alaska, British Columbia, Montana, New Zealand, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Africa and more.  In fact, in 1999, I spent one year DIY fishing and hiking the Andes mountain range (from Tierra del Fuego to southern Columbia, and from the Galapagos Islands to Brazil).  Since then, I have regularly returned to fish South America, and at one time, I managed an Orvis endorsed fly-fishing lodge in Argentina. As you can imagine, my fly-fishing adventures around the world have provided many wonderful life experiences. As such, I love to share my global fishing experiences by hosting anglers on national and international trips. When I am home in the U.S.A., I am busy teaching, guiding, and doing my part to make my fishing community a better place. 

Take Away Message

We are a team of highly educated professionals with tons of fishing, hunting, and outdoor experience. We know Argentina. Once again, you are in very good hands!   


3. Hunting Programs


















Wing Shooting: Duck, Dove, Perdiz, Pigeon

If you have done your research, you know that Argentina is one of the worlds greatest destinations for wing shooting.  You may also know that there are hundreds of booking agents selling wing shooting trips.  My point?  What could I possibly say that has not been said already.  Rather than waste your time and insult your intelligence, please allow me to keep it short and simple.  With our wing shooting program: 

  1. You hunt, eat, and sleep at a family style private ranch.  The ranch is owned by our head hunting guide.  No other groups will be hunting the land and water, or sharing your lodge!
  2. You hunt Ducks in the morning, Perdiz in the afternoon, and Dove-Pigeon in the evening.
  3. Repeat #1 and #2, add in an open bar, a few friends, and have a great time. 

Bottom line, you will be well taken care of, and you will experience the very best wing shooting Argentina offers. Please contact us for more detailed information.

Duck Species:  Ringed Teal, Black-Headed, Red Shoveler, White Cheeked Pintail, Fulvous Whistling, Black-Bellied Tree, White-Face Whistling, Speckled Teal, Silver Teal, Brazilian Teal, Rosy Billed Pochard

General Info
  • Arrival:  A majority of our clients stay their first night in Buenos Aires. You'll be greeted at the airport and either be transferred to your hotel or the private ranch.
  • LocationOur shooting ranch is located four hours southwest of Buenos Aires. 
  • QuantityTrips available for one to four. 
  • Permits & License:  Minor paperwork is necessary, as well as an entrance fee per gun.
  • Gun Rental: Yes, available upon request.
  • Duck and Perdiz Season: May 15th till August 31st.
  • Dove and Pigeon Season: Open year round. Best Months: March-April-May.
  • Duck & Pigeon Guns: We recommend a 12 gauge.  Some prefer a 20 gauge for pigeons.
  • Perdiz Guns: We recommend a 20 gauge. Some experts use a 28 gauge. 
  • Limits: Twenty-five ducks per hunter, each morning. Five Perdiz per hunter, each day. Unlimited Doves and Pigeons each evening, per hunter.   
  • Bird Dogs:  We use highly trained cats (just kidding). Of course we have bird dogs.
  • Included: Lodging at the ranch, all food, open bar, blinds, and transportation.
  • Flights: Our services do not include the costs of airfare.
  • Entrance - Reciprocity Fee: https://reciprocidad.provincianet.com.ar/
  • Cost: Each trip is 100% customized to meet your personal needs.  Please contact FCFF for more details. 


























Big Game: Patagonia Wild Red Stag and Boar

Our Red Stag and Boar program is based out of Junin de los Andes.  From our host lodge, located on the banks of the upper Rio Chimehuin, we'll hunt on a nearby 23,000 acre estancia.  Accessing your trophy is done by horse, and then stalking by foot.  If physical mobility is an issue, we have 4x4 trucks that help put you in the zone.

Cast and Blast

Junin de los Andes is the fly fishing capital of Argentina.  If you have extra time, we can easily add fishing to your itinerary.  Please see Argentina fishing info in the above tabs.

General Info

  • Arrival:  A majority of our clients stay their first night in Buenos Aires. Flights are available from Buenos Aires, direct to San Martin de los Andes (Chapelco Airport).
  • Location: Lodging and hunting is in the Junin de los Andes area
  • Quantity: One trophy Stag, and one discharge Stag, per hunter.
  • Permits & License:  Minor paperwork is necessary, as well as an entrance fee per gun.
  • Gun Rental: Yes, available upon request.
  • Recommended Guns: 30-06, 308, 7 MM.
  • Season: March and April.
  • Included: Lodging at the ranch, all food, open bar, and transportation.
  • Not Included: Special paper work and permits.  We will assist you.
  • Entrance - Reciprocity Fee: https://reciprocidad.provincianet.com.ar/
  • Flights: Our services do not include the costs of airfare.
  • Cost: Each trip is 100% customized to meet your personal needs.  Please contact FCFF for more details. 



















Big Game: Axis Deer and Black Buck

Our Axis Deer and Black Buck program is based out of our private wing shooting ranch.  From our ranch, we travel two hours to a private game park.  At the game park, you will enjoy 4,000 hectares or almost 10,000 acres of wild habitat.  If you wish to target other big game species, we can very easily travel and make all the necessary arrangements.

Other Species:  Boar, Water Buffalo, Ram, Capibara.

General Info

  • Arrival:  A majority of our clients stay their first night in Buenos Aires. You'll be greeted at the airport and either be transferred to your hotel or the private ranch.
  • LocationOur shooting ranch is located four hours southwest of Buenos Aires. 
  • QuantityTrips available for one to four. 
  • Permits & License:  Minor paperwork is necessary, as well as an entrance fee per gun.
  • Gun Rental: Yes, available upon request.
  • Recommended Guns: 30-06 or 300 Win. Mag.
  • Season: Begins March 01, and ends December 31st. 
  • Included: Lodging at the ranch, all food, open bar, and transportation.
  • Not Included: Special paper work and permits.  We will assist you.
  • Entrance - Reciprocity Fee: https://reciprocidad.provincianet.com.ar/
  • Flights: Our services do not include the costs of airfare.
  • Cost: Each trip is 100% customized to meet your personal needs.  Please contact FCFF for more details. 

4. Questions and Answers

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5. Fee's, Payment, Terms - Conditions, Welcome Brochure

Argentina  Fee's

We do not post a fee schedule because each trip is 100% customized to meet your personal needs. We believe you'll find our fee's to be very competitive. 


Repeat Client Pricing

Despite horrific inflation rates in Argentina, our program has been designed to reward loyalty. Here's how it works:
  • If you repeat the same itinerary as the previous year, your pricing will be the same (exact dates/months are not critical).
  • Upon the third year, if your repeat the same program as year two, we may increase the price, but only up-charge by 10%.
  • Upon the fourth year, if you repeat the same program as year three, your pricing will be the same. 

USA Payment Options
  • Venmo, Cash, Bank Check, Money Order
  • Much of the information in section #7 is in a Word or PDF format. Please contact First Cast Fly Fishing for details.

International Payment Options
  • Paypal, E-Transfer
  • Much of the information in section #7 is in a Word or PDF format. Please contact First Cast Fly Fishing for details.

Welcome Brochure

Upon receipt of your deposit, you will receive an extensive informational brochure. 



















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