Home of the best free range and record red stags in the world with an incredible trout fishing and the perfect patagonian quial hunt.
HISTORY & EXPERIENCE
Parque Diana could be called one of the pioneers in the quest for record trophies in the Americas. Founded by German Consul Dr. Carl Adolf Vogel, who was in search of wide open spaces which could no longer be found on the European continent, acquired 85,000 hectares in the virgin woods of Patagonia. Conservation might have been Consul Vogel’s main motive to build Parque Diana, but his quest for excellence is easy to notice when he began his search for the best (and ONLY the best) trophy Red Deer in England, Austria and Hungary. Over 5 species of deer, goats and wild sheep were selected in the European tradition and shipped by boat first to Buenos Aires (capital of Argentina) and then 1,600km by land to the new reserve he decided to name Parque Diana. Red deer adapted well to Patagonia and found an environment which nurtured record/monster stags. Worldwide hunters found in Parque Diana world-class service (accommodation, food, hospitality, etc.), monster red stags, and the most sought for species (Mouflon, Alpine Ibex, Fallow Deer, Pere David Deer).
Parque Diana logged the first entry for the SCI Record book in South America. The park was founded 1963 and people have been hunting there even before the park was officially created. In fact, Parque Diana is the longest standing hunting resort in Argentina with guests from all over the world (mainly Germany, Austria, Spain and the US). Our staff and guides have over 70 years of combined experience to better serve our guests.
Parque Diana is located on the lake district of Patagonia near San Martin de los Andes. It is different from any other Patagonia location due to the microenvironment created around the lakes. The rest of Patagonia can be pretty desertic.
Parque Diana has 10 mountain cabins each with heated floors, fireplace, mini bar and private bathroom. Our deluxe cabins are ideal to relax and get involved with the true nature of Patagonia. Parque Diana offers both twin or king occupancy and extra beds can be provided if needed.
The Main Lodge
Our main lodge is home for many anecdotes and famous hunting stories. Located just a few steps away from your cabin you can enjoy our fully stocked bar, a spacious dining room, TV room and a lovely living area ideal to relax or read a book watching the river. Wi Fi is available at no extra charge.
All meals are included: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
When do you consider the hunt over (when trophy is taken, when hunt period is over, animal wounded, etc.)?
We consider a hunt over when the duration of the reservation is complete. However, if a guest wants to extend a stay we can accommodate him subject to availability. If an animal is wounded and not found (there has to be a trace of blood), the entire trophy fee will be charged.
Guests are greeted in either Bariloche or Chapelco airports and we provide transportation in and out from both airports. Upon arrival you should look for a sign that will read Parque Diana.
Can you plan or arrange extra days and activities if guests want to spend some time in Buenos Aires?
We assist our guests in these matters.
Will you be offering assistance in Buenos Aires with customs, firearm registration and domestic flight transfers?
Yes, if our guests request this service we will arrange for assistance in these matters, however, customs processing is a relatively quick and easy process.
Gratuities are not included in daily rates or trophy fees, but are much appreciated by the TEO staff.
The lake region where Parque Diana is located has many streams, rivers and lakes that are bountiful with brook, rainbow and brown trout, and are ideal for fly fishing.
Yes, if the client request this service we will provide any assistance.
Sixteen (16) at double occupancy.
A kids coordinator can be arranged if requested.
There currently is no tax/VAT associated with trophies or services provided. There is however a $200 (US) fee for the preparation of the trophy documentation.
Parque Diana is home to the only Alpine Ibex population in South America, has been producing record book trophies for all of its species longer than any other outfitter in Argentina, and we feel our accommodations and scenery are some of the best in the world.
The sharp geographic differences between Patagonian steppe and the Andes cordillera are the cause of the sharp climatic differences from East to West which determine the existence of woods toward the West and the steppe toward the East. While the climate in the mountains is mild-cold, moderated by the influence of the Pacific Ocean, the climate in the Patagonian steppe is cold, reaching temperatures of -15ºC in winter. In summer, temperatures range between 9ºC and 25ºC. (average values) and in winter, between 1ºC and 8ºC, with temperatures lower than 0ºC.
Summer: Days are warm and sunny and nights are cool. During the day temperature may vary from 9ºC to 27ºC, which means you can fully enjoy outdoor activities, including beach activities on the shores of the lakes. Scarce winds mainly from the SW and few rainy days. Due to its latitude, daylight extends up to 10 p.m.
Fall: Days are mild-cool and nights are cold. During the day, temperatures may vary between 4ºC and 13ºC. This is the rainiest season and in general, with gentle rains during the night.
Winter: Cold days with snowfalls in the surrounding mountains, which do not affect traffic in the town. During the day, temperatures range between 1ºC and 10ºC.
Spring: Days are still cool and nights cold. Days become longer and longer and temperatures rise gradually during the day, reaching marks between 7ºC and 20ºC by the end of the season.
In San Martin de los Andes, the rainy season is from March to December and the dry season is summer. It rains around 60 inches per year. The gradient goes from the West, with 158 inches per year toward the East, with 23 inches in the steppe. This is because rains fall mainly on the cordillera. Precipitation may be rain in fall and spring and snow in winter, depending on the altitude.
The entry to and exit from the country by FOREIGNERS or ARGENTINIANS SETTLED ABROAD bearing firearms will be made by submitting the following documents:
Individuals who wish to go into the country with one or more firearms and their ammunition, with the proposal to perform hunting activity, sporting shooting or other legitimate purpose, will have to submit application at the origin country Argentine Consulate, holding the equivalent legal possess authorization extended by the local authority, identification document or passport, requiring the applicable “temporary authorization and temporary possess permit” of corresponding material, during their stay in Argentina.
If the tourist arrived at Argentina without the “temporary authorization and temporary possess permit”, drawn up by the Argentine Consulate, the Police authority that takes part will give the applicable temporary authorization and temporary possess permit during the stay in the country, ad-referendum of the National Registry of Firearms.
The temporary authorization and temporary possess permit, duly signed and stamped by the local Police authority, will enable the tourist to possess, transport and use the firearms and “live” ammunition for the legitimate activity and during the authorized time period.
When leaving the country, the individual will have to apply at the competent Policy authority, which will verify the exit of the corresponding firearms and alive ammunition and will keep the temporary authorization and temporary possess permit. If any temporary corresponding firearms and live ammunition is left in Argentina, the individual will have to justify that circumstance with the due documents.
Firearms importation/technical form
The Firearms Importation/Technical Form must be filled out in triplicate for its control when entering or exiting the country. Download Technical Form
FORM OF ACT No. 23,979
Official values of forms for the firearm registration.
Please send the National Registry of Weapons – Argentina an inquiry, if you have any doubt or difficulty in understanding the fees associated with the forms for weapon registration. Your case will be analyzed and you will receive personalized assistance to avoid any overpayment.
Information subject to change. Please visit the National Registry of Weapons – Argentina website for additional information.
The Government of Argentina charges all U.S., Canadian and Australian citizens an entry fee upon arrival in the country. This fee applies to business and tourism travelers and is collected by Argentine Immigration officials at the Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport. The new fee is the result of a decree signed by the president of Argentina requiring a “reciprocity fee” from nationals of countries that charge Argentine citizens a visa fee (Argentina does not require visas for business and tourism travel). U.S. citizens must now pay $131 to enter the country, while Australians pay $100 and Canadians pay $70. The policies precisely mirror the visa policies of the U.S., Canada and Australia. For more information, visit the website for the Argentine Immigration Office.