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Bird Shooting & Big Game Hunting 2018 Featuring destinations in South America, Europe, South Africa, United States and New Zealand

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Experience Your Guide to the Very Best Hunting Worldwide

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“The Place to Find Yourself is Outdoors,” was a marketing slogan we used during the first 20 years of our business. In today’s electronic era, where kids play “Call of Duty” and “Minecraft” and do most of their hunting and shooting on a computer, it’s more important than ever to spend time responsibly enjoying the great outdoors. The shooting tradition is alive and well at Frontiers. Make 2018 the year you spend more time in the field. More importantly, invite someone from the younger generation along with “In a civilized and cultivated country wild animals only continue to exist at all when you and introduce them preserved by sportsmen. The excellent to bird shooting and big people who protest against all hunting, game hunting. and consider sportsmen as enemies of When planning your next wildlife, are ignorant of the fact that in reality the genuine sportsman is by trip, don’t rely on some all odds the most important factor in stranger’s blog post or keeping the larger and more valuable a passing comment at a wild creatures from total extermination.” cocktail party as to where

It’s All About the Experience

We Share Your Passion

Theodore Roosevelt and when you should book your hunting trip. Their travel objectives might differ greatly from yours. Instead, contact Frontiers! Over the last 45 years we have introduced many unique hunting locales to shooting enthusiasts – from Europe, to Africa, to the Americas – and we continue to develop new opportunities globally. We will introduce you to the very best outfitters, guides and professional hunters in the field. Whether you enjoy shooting ducks, hunting over dogs in the field, stalking big game, or the history, lore and tradition of European driven birds, our consultants provide amazing knowledge, unparalleled comparative perspective and an unwavering commitment to excellent customer service. We believe that the hunting experience involves a lot more than the number of rounds fired. We place a very high value on the outdoor experience, as well as on the quality and reputation of the outfitting services and accommodations we represent. We also ensure that your time when not hunting is comfortable with top quality service and cuisine. Travel with us and you will realize that “the place to find yourself is outdoors.”

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Table of Contents Argentina.................................... 6 South America Big Game........ 17 Uruguay..................................... 20 Bolivia....................................... 24 Europe....................................... 26 Scotland.................................... 28 Spain......................................... 30 Denmark................................... 32 France....................................... 34 Czech Republic......................... 34 European Big Game................. 34 United States............................ 35 South Africa.............................. 42 Elegant Journeys in Africa....... 44 New Zealand............................ 46

Clients Say it Best

Pricing varies by destination and program. Contact Frontiers at 1-800-245-1950 or visit us at www.frontierstravel.com.

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Suffice it to say that the next time I book international or US travel for hunting or fishing, you will be the first person to whom I turn. Your outstanding service is unequalled by anyone, and feel free to quote me on that!

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Our experience in the field is unsurpassed! Frontiers does more exploratory travel and on-site evaluation than any other travel company. Our experts visit the places they love every year to stay up-to-date on the best accommodations and activities and to keep in touch with our partner organizations on the ground. Our unparalleled destination knowledge spans the globe. We are uniquely able to help our clients compare options within the context of their preferences, objectives, budgets and past travel experiences. n

Mike Fitzgerald, Jr. In the Field: 41 Years Co-Owner and President

Joe Codd In the Field: 46 years American West big game hunting and saltwater fishing programs

Hank Ingram In the Field: 25 years South American shooting and fishing Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada

Tom Gilliand In the Field: 14 years South America, Alaska and Canada big game and fishing

Joe Linscott In the Field: 30 years United States shooting, Bahamas and Christmas Island fishing

Elaine Wissolik In the Field: 28 years South America shooting and Mongolia fishing

Carole Sommer In the Field: 37 years European wingshooting

Derek Hathazy In the Field: 15 years American West big game hunting and Central America saltwater fishing

Tarquin Millington-Drake In the Field: 28 years Manages UK office. Plus, fishing and shooting

Richard Scrope In the Field: 9 years UK shooting and stalking Plus, Alphonse, Argentina, Iceland, Russia

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Estancia Santa Rita Buenos Aires Province Twelve species of ducks over decoys and more The stately Estancia Santa Rita is situated smack dab in the middle of the “La Pampa Grain Belt” among some of the finest pothole and wetland shooting grounds in all of South America. At Santa Rita, hunters will target up to 12 duck species over decoys in both morning and evening shoots. Perdiz populations are also ample in the region, and the estancia offers an inclusive outing for perdiz over pointers. The luxurious Bavarian-style hunting lodge features six sprawling bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, three stories of common areas including two bar rooms, a billiards room, multiple living rooms and a private cinema. Outside, a Jacuzzi will ease shotweary muscles, and a grass runway fields private charters arriving at the lodge’s front door.

Patagonia Outfitters and Argentina Outfitters

The world’s best waterfowl hunting can be found in South America

Estancia Santa Rita offers packages inclusive of round-trip charters from Buenos Aires, eliminating the angst of long transfers. For those who seek an extended multi-species shoot, Kono Lodge is the perfect complement. n

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Kono and Limay... The Ultimate

A great mixed-species shoot!

Kono Lodge La Pampa Province Mixed bag shooting from one central lodge For a stand-alone upland experience or a seamless marriage with duck hunts at Estancia Santa Rita, Frontiers recommends Kono Lodge. This property features year-round, high volume dove and pigeon shooting thanks to abundant regional water sources and vast tracts of agricultural land bordered by prime roosting habitat. From April 15 through August 15, Kono’s mixed bag program of dove, pigeon, perdiz and duck covers all of Argentina’s major species. Located in La Pampa Province, approximately 370 miles west of Buenos Aires, Kono Lodge is a cozy and tastefully refurbished Spanish colonial-style house with comfortable accommodations perfect for intact parties or mixed groups of up to 10 guests in five suites, each with a private bathroom. n

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Limay River Lodge Northern Patagonia Coursing through the lower-elevation, semi-arid region of Patagonia, the Limay tailwater produces extraordinary fishing and temperate weather well into the Argentina big game and wingshooting season, making it a premier destination for a cast and blast opportunity. This area is accessed equally by three regional airports, so connecting flights from the Limay to the shooting grounds in La Pampa, Buenos Aires, Entre Rios and Cordoba Provinces are within easy reach by South American standards. In fact, shooters will often be in the field the same day they depart the fishing. The Limay season is unique to Argentina and should be a top consideration for anyone looking to combine world-class trout fishing with hunting. Sitting just a few hundred meters off the water, nestled in a glade of cottonwood, the Limay River Lodge offers guests seven double-occupancy rooms each with an ensuite bath. There is plenty of room to spread out with a spacious living and dining area complemented by a beckoning central fireplace to enhance comfort and camaraderie on cool desert evenings.

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The Limay is known as a premier trophy trout resource

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Cast and Blast Experience!

The Limay River offers big water drift fishing combined with ample walk and wade opportunities. In a region of small farming and ranching towns, Limay River Lodge accommodates just 10-12 anglers and has the completely unique distinction of being the only fishing lodge destination on the banks of this tailwater, with exclusive put-in access and 10 breathtaking beats. n

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El Monte Lodge San Luis Decoyed pigeon and passing doves Operated by the most gracious and professional of host teams, this impressive turn-of-the-century lodge is strategically located in the developing farming areas of the San Luis Province. Here, decoyed pigeon and volume dove shoots will satisfy the most discriminating wingshooter; and because this area gets limited hunting pressure, game populations are robust and continue to increase. Lodge owners Juan and Maria Alberdi have worked diligently to create a program that offers a wide spectrum of experiences for visiting guests. Wonderful hospitality, a tranquil setting, live regional musical presentations and tempting culinary treats complement the shooting.

Patagonia Outfitters and Argentina Outfitters

A favorite for our clients...decoyed pigeons and great dove shoots!

The property features a tastefully decorated English country-style home with six bedrooms, each with a private bathroom. Guests will enjoy wonderful views of the magnificent gardens and relaxing on the sun porch with a cocktail after a great day of shooting. El Monte is fast becoming a favorite for many of our well-traveled guests. n *Note - Perdiz is temporarily suspended in San Luis Province for the 2017 Season. Refer to our website for the most current information.

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Jacana Lodge Buenos Aires Province Duck hunting over decoys As the sun lights the eastern horizon, shooters hidden in a barrel blind on Jacana Lodge’s vast tracts of land see a faraway wisp of smoke that indicates the beginning preparations for the midday traditional Argentine asado, a kind of barbecue featuring an array of delectable meats. The promise of the fire’s heat beckons to the cold shooters bundled head to toe, but the promise of something far more exciting peaks their interest. The shooters’ eyes turn back to the gray horizon, searching. A guide whispers, “bird,” as the unmistakable vibration of ducks dropping from the sky breaks the silence. The ducks lock on the decoy spread and come in fast. The shooters raise their shotguns, ready, and wait for the perfect moment to pull the trigger, all thoughts of warmth and food forgotten. Jacana is situated within the heart of western Buenos Aires duck country and offers as many as 12 species of decoying waterfowl. After shooting ducks morning and evening, guests relax next to the lodge’s roaring fire to enjoy hearty appetizers and generous glasses of renowned Mendoza wine. Delicious cuisine and first-rate camaraderie are just an added bonus and regular connecting flights make it an ideal destination for a Cordoba dove shoot stopover when traveling to or from the United States. n Call Frontiers 1-800-245-1950 | +44 (0)1285 700 940 in the UK | www.frontierstravel.com


Buenos Aires Province Mixed bag shooting focusing on ducks, doves and perdiz a short drive from the airport

Worried about weight and luggage restrictions? Los Crestones has insulated waders and Wellies for loan, along with a supply of quality shotguns for rent. Los Crestones Lodge sits on the banks of the Salado River with superior guest accommodations. This beautiful estancia has eight bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The property is close to the shooting grounds and features a spa, gym, two private massage rooms and a billiards room. A 100-acre native forest has trails that are perfect for biking, trekking and horseback riding. This palatial estate, combined with David Denies’ renowned chefs and a superior wine selection will keep non-shooters comfortable and active. n

David Denies Wingshooting

Los Crestones Lodge offers a program that features decoyed duck shooting for an impressive variety of birds over purebred retrievers, and it’s located only an hour and a half drive from Buenos Aires. It’s the most accessible shoot in Argentina. During a stay here, shooters can also hunt perdiz over pointers, low-volume passing doves and decoyed pigeons.

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Los Crestones Lodge

Top shelf duck and perdiz convenient to Buenos Aires

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Cordoba Province The first and finest high volume dove lodge in Argentina Pica Zuro Lodge is a stunning property located in Argentina’s Cordoba Province. This Spanish colonial estancia features nine bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, so it’s an ideal place for larger groups or smaller mixed parties. Pica Zuro offers year-round shooting in the gentle hills that surround the estancia. Expert scouts lead the way to satisfy the shooting ambitions of all guests. High birds, fast birds, two-way action-shooters make the call. The lodge’s veteran scouts and guides provide perfectly arranged, unsurpassed shooting, and staff will attend to guests’ every need. Wonderfully prepared meals and superb wines will complement a great day in the field. Easily accessed from the United States or Europe via Santiago, Chile, or Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pica Zuro remains the standard by which to compare all other lodges. n

La Dormida Lodge Cordoba Province Small group luxury accommodations for big volume dove shoot La Dormida and its sophisticated sister lodge, Pica Zuro, affords unmatched volume dove shoots, as does the newest addition, Cordoba Lodge. Together, these properties offer the best shooting and lodge selection in Cordoba. With a reliable 12-month shooting season, La Dormida and Pica Zuro are ideal locations from which to launch any sporting adventure. From mid-April through August, guests can combine dove shooting with duck and pigeon shoots at another one of the fine properties Frontiers represents in the region. Travel from May through July can be extended to include world-class perdiz shooting over well-trained pointing dogs, and March and April guests can combine dove shooting with trophy red stag hunting in the same vicinity. With seven private bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, this classic Argentine lodge is perfect for smaller groups and intact parties. n

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Cordoba Province High volume dove shooting located near Central Cordoba City

Short drives to private, pre-selected locations in undulating, provincial terrain, and 25 million eared doves passing assures high birds, close shots and unlimited shooting scenarios. At mid-day, a world famous asado lunch features an open-air barbecue of select Argentine meats and Mendoza wines. While new in name, repeat shooters will recognize tenured DD Wingshooting shooting and hospitality staff and the 5-star service that is the resounding hallmark of this remarkable outfitter and their shooting properties. n Great value and some of the world’s best dove hunting

Montaraz Lodge

David Denies Wingshooting

The newest addition to the David Denies family, Cordoba Lodge, was conceived for small intact groups, families, a corporate trip or shooting school hosted departures. This fiscally minded destination in the village of Las Penas is just one hour from Cordoba International in the heart of the flyway. Featuring inclusive rates, spacious shared accommodations, pre-purchase shell pricing and geographical desirability, Cordoba Lodge is optimal for a quick shoot complementing seasonal Argentine or Chilean fishing or waterfowl hunts.

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Cordoba Province Decoyed and passing pigeons in northern Cordoba province A pigeon-shooting trip should include ample numbers of decoying birds, top guides, exceptional regional cuisine, and fine Argentine Malbec wines. Finally, it should be headquartered on a sprawling 17th century estancia, upgraded to include all the creature comforts. Enter Montaraz Lodge. Gliding in from their wooded mountain roosts on high thermals, northern Cordoba Province’s picazuro pigeons will decoy from vast distances only to vanish at the slightest hint of a concealed shooter. A keen eye and quick gun is the only way to success, but the challenge and sheer grace of the bird will mesmerize any shooter. Montaraz is an Argentine estancia of rich Spanish influence that offers eight comfortable bedrooms and amenities that will entice both shooter and non-shooter. n

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One of our favorite duck and dove operations

River Plate Wingshooting Entre Rios Province A duck and dove combination in an aquatically-rich environment Shooters won’t find a more well-positioned destination than River Plate Outfitter’s Entre Rios program. Drawing from three major water systems, the Uruguay River, the Parana River and regional marshes, Entre Rios Province is a composite of vast forests and agricultural wetlands that produce more than 60 percent of Argentina’s rice harvest.

River Plate Five Feathers Shoot On the cutting edge, River Plate offers this shooting safari across Buenos Aires and La Pampa province featuring five winged species — doves, pigeons, perdiz, giant perdiz and ducks — from two hand-selected and strategically located estancias. Unique in design and abundant in birds, this is a true wingshooter’s adventure.

River Plate guests enjoy hunting rosy-billed pochard, yellowbilled pintail and other duck species over decoys in the morning, then target passing doves in the afternoon after a traditional Argentine lunch and siesta. The lodge offers walk-up perdiz shooting over pointers as an optional morning hunt. River Plate personnel hand-picked guest accommodations at Estancias El Rincon and Santa Rosa for geographic desirability, comfort and ample floor plans. These historic structures date back to the 1920s when custom handcrafted woodwork and stone imported from Europe were commonplace. Boasting a wealth of game birds, top hunting managers and rich regional cuisine, River Plate Wingshooting in Entre Rios will amaze the most seasoned shooters and have them ready to return before they fire the last shell. n

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South America Big Game

We represent the finest big game estancias in Argentina and Chile

When it comes to big game hunting, South America doesn’t always top people’s destination lists. It should. South America’s deer hunting is phenomenal, and Argentina and Chile are genuine bargains. The ranches we represent offer red deer, wild boar and numerous exotic species. The Andes, with their high alpine basins and immense mesas, loom in the background. Concealed mountain springs make ideal staging areas for rutting wild red deer, and the experienced guides who work at the properties we represent know the location of each one.

Spot-and-stalk tactics are the ideal method of hunting here, and the guides are trained professionals who will put hunters on the animals and call the shot. The average shot for gun hunters is less than 200 yards. Bow hunters can get inside a comfortable range with a well-planned stalk.

Choosing the right property is an important element of any successful hunting trip. Frontiers has worked hard to assemble a list of premier properties to make dream trips a reality. Whether it’s a challenging bow hunt in the pampas or a rifle hunt through rocky mountain passes on horseback, Frontiers can arrange the perfect trip.

March and April are the prime “roar” or rut dates. Red deer season starts in early March and continues into July at some locations. Most locations also have wild European boar in free-range conditions that may be targeted as well. Exotic species are available year-round at Rincon de Luna in Argentina’s Cordoba Province.

Most of the ranches are situated in the Patagonia region of Argentina. The high desert-like steppe and mesa country abounds with short grasses and undergrowth capable of sustaining large populations of red deer.

Aside from finding the best property for clients’ objectives, another benefit to booking with Frontiers is our ability to plan add-ons and side trips. We can provide detailed information about trout fishing in Patagonia, sea run brown trout fishing in Tierra del Fuego, volume wingshooting for dove and pigeon, freshwater golden dorado fishing and regional winery tours. Continued on page 18

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Chile Argentina Outfitters Argentina Outfitters offers an outstanding big game hunting experience for wild red stag. These hunts provide challenging stalking in the rugged mountains of private ranches such as Lago Hermoso. The base of the operation and hunting is on Argentina Outfitters’s private ranch, Estancia Lago Hermoso, located 23 miles south of San Martin de los Andes in the province of Neuquen in the heart of Argentine Patagonia. Another opportunity with Argentina Outfitters is at AO Mountain Camp, which lies within the boundaries of Lanin National Park. This adventure horseback hunt takes place in the jagged foothills of the Andes in a rugged mountain environment. Estancia Collunco is the legendary property where red deer were first introduced in the early 1900s. This carefully managed operation offers free-range hunting for some of the finest trophies in Argentina. The minimum for trophy harvest is a nine-year-old mature stag.

Chile’s Central Valley (Region IX) is big red deer country located near the city of Temuco. This area has been strictly managed for large trophies in the 400 SCI range. For those looking for exceptional trophies, this is the place. Hunts are executed on horseback or by vehicle. Hunters will move through undulating hills, thick forests and wheat fields during their stay.

Red Stag Patagonia These destinations are managed by David Denies Wingshooting, a longtime Frontiers business partner. This consummate outfitter operates some of the finest hunting and fishing lodges in the world. Red Stag Patagonia – Junîn de Los Andes is located in the Collon Cura region of Argentina about 40 miles from San Martin de los Andes. This 100,000-acre property offers a wealth of hunting experiences. Red Stag Patagonia – Mendoza is a 10,000-acre Argentine ranch in the Tupungato region just 50 miles south of the Mendoza Airport. The estate’s high ground is dedicated solely to red deer hunting, and the lowlands hold ample family vineyards. Some free-range trophies of over 400 SCI occur naturally on this property.

AK Hunts Patagonia Red stag hunting located in close proximity to Bariloche AK Hunts is a 120,000-acre private estancia situated in a vast valley at the foothills of the Andes. The property is near the airport in Bariloche, Argentina, so it’s perfect for those who want to add a few days of trout fishing in Patagonia. After working for more than 10 years with prestigious hunting lodges in New Zealand and Argentina, Andres Kempel has developed his own red stag hunting operation where all the deer are wild and free-ranging. Andres takes 10 to 12 hunters per year and only offers dates during the March and April rut. We have a long history with Andres, and know first-hand that he’s a true professional. Call Frontiers 1-800-245-1950 | +44 (0)1285 700 940 in the UK | www.frontierstravel.com


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Rincon de Luna

For our red deer hunters, the prime rut runs from March to mid-April. Quality guns are available for use at the lodge, making travel easier. Hunters will have time to shoot their chosen firearm before hunting begins.

Cordoba Nearly a dozen big game species Featuring nearly a dozen big game species, fishing, a variety of nonsporting activities and customizable itineraries, Rincon de Luna’s staff, guides and hosts will also make you feel like part of their family. We are fortunate to have made the acquaintance of the Speranza family and their wonderful operation in Cordoba, Argentina. This ranch produces results and will send guests home with a smile and a big game hunting experience they’ll recount over and over. Not only does the ranch offer big red deer, it boasts a great list of exotic species. Guests may choose to hunt fallow and red deer from March to July. Species that can be hunted on a year-round basis include mouflon sheep, multi-horn sheep, blackbuck antelope, wild goat, Scottish blackface, wild boar and water buffalo.

The lodge is a stunning estancia centrally located in the hunting area. It will be just one group with over 20,000 private acres to hunt. Oversized bedrooms with king-size beds, individual baths, Jacuzzis and gorgeous vistas add to the allure. Their chef prepares excellent dishes, and the fully stocked wine cellar complements each one. Fishing guests have access to trout fishing on the Las Canas and Los Machos rivers, which flow through the property and are chock full of sporty rainbow trout. Add an extra day to fish or enjoy other alternatives if you tag out early. For a stand-alone big game experience or a combination hunting / fishing adventure, look no further than Rincon de Luna. n

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Estancia San Juan Paysandu (Northwest) Mixed bag shooting that features high volume doves, perdiz over pointers, and puddle ducks These days there is something to be said for consistency, as it seems to be a dying concept. But then consider Estancia San Juan in Uruguay. It is one of the few international shooting lodges that always produces outstanding shooting reports, thanks in large part to welcoming hosts Bernardo and Mercedes Barran. Standing with authority on a hill above vast hectares of shooting grounds, Estancia San Juan is a well-thought-out sporting property that pampers visiting shooters with the creature comforts of an estate home. The 360-degree views reveal hilly fields filled with perdiz that hold tight for pointers and shooters alike. Just minutes from the lodge over the southwestern ridge hums a dove roost with incalculable numbers of birds ready for eager pass shooters. Waterfowl are drawn from the Uruguay River floodplain to local waters, facilitating fast-action decoyed shoots for multiple species. There are even curious wild pigeons in the mix. Easily accessible from the capital city of Montevideo, Estancia San Juan should be at the top of any bird shooter’s “must do” list. n

Uruguay Lodge Paysandu (Northwest) Mixed bag shooting perfect for small parties Uruguay Lodge has been recently introduced to complement her nearby sister lodge, Estancia San Juan. Uruguay Lodge is perfect for hosting smaller intact parties and improving date selections for repeat guests in the agriculturally and game-rich western region of Uruguay. Under the management of Bernardo and Mercedes Barran, it is an eagerly anticipated addition to the Frontiers shooting venue. n

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Mixed bag pigeons and perdiz over pointers

Estancia La Bellaca Punta del Este Coastal decoyed pigeons, perdiz over pointers, and mixed bag shooting La Bellaca is located in the Sierra de Minas hill country. The Aguas Blanca stream runs lazily through the secluded, stunning property. As the morning sun rises over the Atlantic, shooters will hunt wild pigeons flocking to carousels and decoy spreads, or hunt perdiz behind pointers in the rolling savannahs. Following a traditional lunch and siesta, enjoy high volume dove shooting in close proximity to the estancia. La Bellaca consistently sends guests home delighted with the entire experience. La Bellaca is only one hour from Punta del Este, commonly known as the Riviera of South America. It combines great beaches with sophisticated restaurants, casinos and shopping. The comfortable eight-bedroom lodge was completed in 2013 and was adorned and landscaped by renowned decorator Carol Raquet. n

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Paysandu (West Coast) Mixed bag shooting that features dove, duck, perdiz and golden dorado fishing

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Black River Outfitters

At first introduction, Pablo and Nacho Portela appear younger than many outfitters; however, their youth is one of Black River Outfitters’ primary assets. Mesh this energy with their formal education in business and hospitality and their lifetime among the fields and streams of Uruguay, and the Portelas secure Black River Outfitters as a forward thinking, creative, mixed bag shooting program with spectacular results. Shooting guests are accommodated in the traditional sevenbedroom Estancia La Paz located in Paysandu along the agriculturally rich western border of Uruguay. Just 60km from the Portela brother’s childhood home, family relationships afford ample access to sprawling game-rich ranches and also productive dorado waters to add an angling twist. With short grass pastures, traditional Uruguayan cuisine and seasoned hosts, Black River Outfitters is a top choice for shooting this season. n

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First morning flight in Bolivia

La Leyenda Lodge Santa Cruz Province Dove and pigeon paradise If such a thing as a “secret spot” existed, it would be La Leyenda Lodge. The dove population here rivals any of the famed dove meccas, and many say it is the best dove shooting available today. Mennonite farms surround the lodge for miles in every direction. Corn, sunflower, soybean and sorghum fields provide a never-ending food source that supports the bird population. The lodge owners are second generation outfitters, and it’s doubtful there is a better dove scout than Carlos Olano. Besides the shooting, La Leyenda is gorgeous and superbly run by a gracious and well-organized staff. Getting there is easy with direct flights to Santa Cruz from Miami. Carlos greets clients at the airport and provides the one-and-a-half hour transfer to the lodge. The lodge offers eight private bedrooms. Whether hunters want to shoot fields, along a flyway or near a roost, La Leyenda can make it happen. The pigeon shooting here is fantastic and every group will have the option to enjoy some shooting for these fun birds. n

Trip Add-On: World Class Dorado Fishing

The mighty golden dorado

Still want more action? Consider adding golden dorado fishing at Bolivia’s famed Tsimane program. This trip begins and ends in Santa Cruz and can be reserved for six days. Fish for hard-fighting dorado on small freestone rivers in the Bolivian jungle. The best shooting and fishing in this region happens at nearly the same time so you can combine the two in one trip.

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Europe

Europe’s Best Shooting and Gracious Living Since 1976, Frontiers has led the US travel industry in offering the best quality and most diversified bird shooting in Europe. For thousands of shotgunners, the name Frontiers has become synonymous with excellence. Constant research, exploration, refining and modification of the shoots, along with the ongoing pursuit of quality at a reasonable cost sums up the Frontiers philosophy. By joining a Frontiers European shoot, you will enjoy all of the elements that make driven shooting so popular and enduring. Live and dine like aristocracy without the formality, and shoot where royalty still shoots. If you prefer more modest accommodations with a lower bird bag, we are completely flexible and will find a shoot well-suited to your preferences. Regardless, you will feel the sense of history and marvel at the spectacle as hundreds of birds fly toward your line of guns. You’ll encounter abundant challenging game birds at all angles, flying high and always fast. Admire the work by skilled retrieving dogs. Friendly estate owners, gamekeepers, hosts and field staff are dedicated to meeting your expectations. Our Frontiers team has more than 100 years of combined experience with European shooting, and we share your passion. This is a rare life experience, and there is no better shooting venue than Europe to share with non-shooting companions. Enjoy relaxing days afield with friends or family; scores of lifelong friendships develop on these trips. Make plans now for the season ahead. Call Frontiers to discuss your objectives; we will match your preferences to available dates or develop a customized program for a private party with as few as two to twelve guns. n

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The elegant, comfortable Lylestane Guest House, where we accommodate private shooting parties

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Driven Shooting in the Borders

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Scotland Frontiers has operated for a number of decades in Scotland. The shooting venues encompass over 65,000 acres and include many of the most well-known shoots in Scotland, such as Thirlestane, Longcroft, Bowmont Valley, Greenhill and Tollieshill / Burncastle; with famous drives including Jimmy’s, Blaeberries, Face, Cattlegrid, Red Gyle and the Dam. Against a backdrop of stunning Borders fall scenery, it is hard to imagine a more picturesque or challenging shooting setting.

Mike Fitzgerald, Jr. and Wilson Young, Sr. of Eskdale Shooting Services. Wilson and his teams handle all of the field organization for Frontiers in Scotland.

The incredible field organization of the teams on the ground is organized by Wilson Young Sr. and his son, Wilson Jr. They ensure a most memorable shooting experience. Exceptional driven partridge shoots begin in September and also run from mid-October through January; they present high-flying pheasants in combination with the partridges off the steep hills and across the deep valleys of this beautiful area of Scotland. This is a strong repeat location for avid shooters. There are a number of accommodation options based on budget. Our top recommendation for intact parties is Lylestane. This magnificent property in the Scottish Borders region offers eight bedrooms and beautiful living areas. This elegant but casual country home is located in close proximity to some of the best and most challenging partridge and pheasant shooting estates just 15-30 minutes away. We welcome Frontiers shooting / nonshooting guests to enjoy the same quality experience. Carolyn Campbell, Host / Manager, is well known for her outstanding hospitality and for her organizational skills in preparing fantastic and memorable meals. For a single or small group of shooters, Frontiers can also offer accommodations at the classic and elegant Roxburghe Hotel; or for more modest lodging, arrangements can be provided at Burt’s Hotel or its sister property, The Townhouse, in the charming town of Melrose. This option allows you to join open lines of guns that are available throughout the shooting season. n

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Spain Experience the Pageantry and Thrill of Spanish Driven Partridge Shooting From the very first partridge drive to the farewell dinner, Frontiers offers exceptional Spanish redlegged partridge shooting October-January at several magnificent estancias in the foothills of La Mancha. Your hospitable Spanish hosts welcome intact parties of guns throughout the season, and also offer open dates for single shooters to join existing lines of guns for challenging driven shoots in varying terrain with well-organized and experienced field staff. Generally, there are five to six partridge drives during the day, with three in the morning and two or three in the afternoon. Snacks and refreshments are served between drives with a traditional field lunch served midday, if weather permits, or back at the estancia. At day’s end, there is time to relax before evening cocktails and a multi-course dinner, often with entertainment. Spain is a remarkable destination; aside from the shooting, it features a casual lifestyle with mostly warm sunny days in the fall with spectacular scenery and festive evenings. For non-shooters, excursions can be arranged to Toledo and other interesting locations. The Spanish hospitality is memorable; you will find attractive private accommodations, friendly and attentive service, sumptuous dinners, lunch on the expansive verandah and fun-filled evenings in the beautiful dining area. This is also a most enjoyable environment for non-shooting companions. Our more than 30 years of experience in Spain gives us the perspective to compare and contrast properties, and we have selected the finest Spanish estancias which include Ventosilla, La Cuesta, Pinos Altos and El Palomar. Each year our Spanish hosts introduce new and challenging partridge drives on varying terrain to create another dimension for repeat clients. Whether this is your first or tenth shooting trip to Spain, contact us to explore which property would best meet your objectives. n

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Driven partridge in Spain is wonderfully challenging!

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Our Danish operator, Jens Torp in the field with our client

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center, ideally located for sightseeing and adjacent to the Stroget walking street, famous for its designer shops, cafes and vibrant atmosphere.

Exclusive Scandinavian Driven Pheasants and Mallards Frontiers’ Denmark shooting programs are coordinated exclusively through and hosted by our capable and personable Danish Shooting Director, Jens Torp. We use the finest estates in our itineraries, offering not only spectacular numbers but superior sporting quality game birds. These are in prime condition and fly hard, high and fast across a wide variety of shooting stations, from breezy seaside fields to stately beech forests. The mallard season begins in September, followed by pheasants (with some mallards intermixed) from midOctober to mid-November. It’s great shooting for the veteran as well as the first-time gunner. Enjoy outstanding accommodations and gourmet cuisine without stilted formality. Most of our trips include a stay at renowned Falsled Kro, the finest countryside accommodation and cuisine in all of Scandinavia. Elegant manor houses and castles on expansive estates are also available for private shooting parties. Guests stay at the recently renovated luxurious Hotel d’Angleterre in Copenhagen’s city

Experience warm and friendly service in a lovely country where English is everyone’s second language; rolling green fields and large forests in an uncrowded countryside; pheasants and mallards presented in a challenging manner; crackling firesides and, perhaps most importantly, great company. Frontiers pioneered these classic estate shoots of Denmark back in the mid-70s. Come discover why shooters and non-shooters alike enjoy memorable days afield for both driven pheasants and mallards. The colorful traditions of European shooting are still alive, well and revered in Denmark today with the highlybred, well-trained dogs retrieving beautifully and the traditional game parade at the end of the day. Combine all of this with the warm, friendly service of English-speaking Danish hosts who are with shooters each day in the field and accompany non-shooting guests through a kaleidoscope of activities, and you have the quintessential couple’s sporting vacation. This will mark our 40th year shooting in Denmark. It gets better each season. n

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Chateau de Villette Since Frontiers began shooting in Burgundy in 2014, our shoots at the Chateau de Villette have been resounding successes. This shoot offers challenging pheasants, partridge and mallards from maize cover crops, lakes and mature woodland; all amidst breathtaking views of centuries-old vineyards and chateaux. n

Czech Republic Driven Pheasants at Albertoville / Schillersdorf Frontiers can organize a three-day shoot at Albertoville / Schillersdorf Estate on the far eastern border of the Czech Republic during late October or November. This was the property of the Rothschild family a century ago. All of the non-arable land has been maintained for pheasant shooting since 1858. Now, owners of a major lumber company manage the logging and crop planting to ensure the sporting quality of the high flying pheasants. They continue to improve the shooting, are well-funded and receptive to new ideas for excellence. n

Big Game Hunting in Europe Frontiers can offer both traditional and unique big game hunts across Europe with over fifteen different species available. For the adventurous, we have the Gredos Mountains of Spain where guests can pursue the Gredos Ibex. For those after a gentler hunt, there are the Home Counties of southern England, home of a European favorite the Roe deer. If high paced action is more your thing we can organize a traditional driven wild boar hunt for teams of guns across central Europe and Spain. For the very fit hunter, there is a hunt for the Alpine Chamois in the foot hills of the Alps and other European mountain ranges.

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• UK Deer Stalking: Roe deer, fallow and muntjac stalking • Spain (Ibex): Mountain hunts for Ibex goats • Spain (Monterias): Driven big game for deer, Mouflon and wild boar • Germany, Hungary and Austria: Driven wild boar • Croatia: Driven wild boar and Chamois hunting • Turkey: Driven and stalking for massive wild boar


Georgia Traditional Bobwhite Quail Hunting in the Heart of Georgia’s Wingshooting Belt

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Rio Piedra Plantation is located alongside the picturesque banks of the Flint River in the heart of Georgia’s Plantation Belt. The Plantation combines an unparalleled commitment to exceptional wingshooting with first rate accommodations, “relaxed five star dining,” gracious service and luxurious surroundings. Rio Piedra is uniquely located in the heart of the Classic Plantation Belt, which stretches for roughly 100 miles through southern Georgia and into north Florida. The population density of Bobwhite Quail here is unlike that of any other place on earth. n

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Highland Hills Ranch Oregon World-class Wingshooting for Pheasant, Chukar, Quail and Hungarian Partridge Highland Hills Ranch is a rare jewel among hunting venues. This unique 3,000 acre property has topography and natural habitat that is vastly diverse, offering wingshooters the rare opportunity to hunt for the “Grand Slam of Wingshooting” — chukar, pheasant, valley quail and Hungarian partridge all in the same day. A professionally-trained staff, knowledgeable guides, exceptional service, incredible cuisine and 5-star accommodations ensures an adventure you’ll never forget. For an unrivaled shooting experience, Highland Hills Ranch will not disappoint. n

A wonderful program convenient for our West Coast clients

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Three Forks Ranch Northern Colorado Premier US destination for elk and mule deer Three Forks Ranch is one of the west’s most successful conservation stories. Located on the Colorado / Wyoming border, this 200,000-acre working cattle ranch has become one of the premier big-game destinations in the US, the number one rated wilderness luxury spa, and host to incredible trout fishing. Elk and mule deer thrive among the diverse game habitat of quaking aspen stands, serviceberry, the dark timber of lodgepole pine and spruce, and open, park-like meadows. Five-day hunts on this game-rich ranch are complemented by personalized service, warm hospitality and excellent cuisine. The Ranch benefits greatly by being bordered on three sides by National Forest and public land allowing hunting. This is fair-chase hunting at its finest. Incredible guides will give you the opportunity to see more animals on this ranch than you can possibly imagine. Both rifle and archery hunts are available, and any weapon can be used from the first open season onward, thanks to Three Forks participation in Colorado’s Ranching for Wildlife program. What can be better than hunting bull elk with a rifle in mid-September? Due to a very high re-booking rate, hunts are available on a very limited basis. Please call early to avoid disappointment. n

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Big game is easily combined with miles of private trout water

Frontiers’ Joe Codd and his son’s nice Colorado bull, taken with a bow

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The High Lonesome Ranch Colorado An expansive slice of hunting heaven featuring an abundance of tremendous mule deer, elk and wingshooting opportunities. Located on the western slope of the Colorado Rocky Mountains near the small cowboy town of DeBeque, the Ranch sits on nearly 400-square miles of deeded and permitted lands that have mountain forests, grasslands, a spring creek and alpine mesas. This is perfect habitat for trophy elk, mule deer, black bears and mountain lions. The High Lonesome Ranch also offers one of the West’s finest wingshooting programs for pheasant, chukar and quail shot over well-trained dogs. Guests can enjoy exceptional fly fishing for five species of trout, sporting clays courses and dude ranch experiences. Laid-back luxury lodging is carefully selected to meet the individual needs of each guest and world-class food follows their local field-to-table philosophy. There are also plenty of dude ranch activities perfect for the entire family. At The High Lonesome Ranch’s epicenter are the ranch headquarters and cookhouse with exceptional cuisine. Both log buildings are from an authentic pioneer homestead. Staff members make it a personal quest to help guests achieve their hopes of harvesting the ultimate trophy. Seasoned guides help plan each hunt and support the hunter in the field. This is an exclusive opportunity to stalk mature mule deer and elk of outstanding antler proportions. The High Lonesome Ranch has been supporting healthy herds through restored and enhanced habitats for decades. In its ongoing effort to provide the best hunting experience, The High Lonesome Ranch allows the harvest of only mature trophy elk and mule deer, creating hunts filled with anticipation and fulfilled expectations. Trophy elk and trophy mule deer tags are very difficult to obtain at The Ranch; call early if interested. Guests are asked to meet a minimum antler requirement of 325” class bulls, and there are cow elk tags available at a reasonable cost. Management mule deer tags are also available. With a total guest capacity of about 60, there are a variety of multi-bedroom cabins, as well as the Castle Rock safari-style tent experience for up to 10 guests. Most hunters stay in one of the well-appointed outpost cabins. The High Ranch offers the most remote wilderness hunt experience. n

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Walk up shooting, big game hunting, fishing and great ranch fun at The High Lonesome!

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Cheyenne Ridge Signature Lodge South Dakota Pheasant hunting at its finest Cheyenne Ridge Signature Lodge is an excellent family-ownedand-operated pheasant hunting facility that offers a rich sporting heritage and 21st century luxuries. Located 20 miles north of Pierre, South Dakota, this region has a reputation as the finest pheasant hunting destination in all of North America. Bird hunters with a taste for the finer aspects of sporting life will find no better place to indulge than Cheyenne Ridge Signature Lodge. It was the first lodge to receive a Beretta Trident rating, and it was recently awarded this coveted rating a second time. n

North Platte Outpost Nebraska America’s most sought-after waterfowl hunting lodge Ranked among the country’s top waterfowling locations, Cheyenne Ridge’s sister lodge, the North Platte Outpost, is located in Minatare, Nebraska, in the heart of the Central Flyway. Occupying three miles of North Platte River bottom and more than 1,500 acres of private land, the lodge provides some of the best unpressured and private duck, Canada goose and pheasant shooting. Hunt in comfort from any of several heated, state-ofthe-art pit blinds strategically placed along this amazing watershed. Hunters eat a hot breakfast in the blind while waiting for the next group of greenheads to come calling. In addition to tremendous waterfowl and upland hunting, North Platte is also recognized for its trophy mule and whitetail deer hunts. n

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United States Our North America Big Game Specialist, Joe Codd with a nice deer

Flying B Ranch Idaho Offering upland game birds, big game and trophy steelhead fishing The Flying B Ranch in Kamiah, Idaho, has exclusive outfitting rights to more than 740,000 acres of the Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forests. This first-class operation offers managed upland bird hunts for ringnecked pheasant, chukar and Hungarian partridge. Every hunt is personalized for plenty of shooting done the way each hunter prefers. There are no bag limits, and hunts will cover a variety of habitat from timbered ridges and brushy draws to canyon sides and open pastures. For an angler / shooter, there is no better place than the Flying B Ranch to enjoy fishing for trophy steelhead paired with world-class wingshooting. Fish the nationally recognized Clearwater River and hunt behind some of the best upland hunting dogs working today. There are big game opportunities, too. The ranch owns over 5,000 acres in Lawyer Creek Canyon which is prime whitetail and mule deer habitat. World-class mountain lion hunts are also available behind great hounds and guides. There are also elk and moose hunts available on vast tracts of National Forest land. Big game hunts are very limited so inquiring early for next season is a good idea. n

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South Africa Umdende Hunting Safaris Zululand Region For travelers seeking the hunting experience of a lifetime Umdende Hunting Safaris has been owned by the Comins family for two generations and has a long working relationship with Frontiers. Umdende offers plains game, dangerous game, waterfowl and upland bird hunting. Additionally, hunting trips can be extended with local freshwater fishing for yellowfish, largemouth bass and tigerfish, or saltwater fishing in the Indian Ocean. Several large, private concessions that range in size from 15,000 acres to more than 350,000 acres contain 31 different game species. Specialized safaris for trophy crocodile and buffalo are also available. For travelers seeking a new experience, Umdende Hunting Safaris has three optional hunts to add

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High-quality Blaser, Weatherby and Mauser rifles topped with Zeiss and Leupold optics are available, as are Browning and Beretta over / under shotguns. Umdende Hunting Safaris is perhaps one of the best bird hunting operations anywhere in Africa today. The wing shooting season is open from May 31 to August 31 each year.

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to the mix. The first is a night-time predator hunt for aardwolf, jackal, spotted genet cat, African wild cat and porcupine. The second hunt is behind dogs chasing caracal and serval cats, similar to a North American mountain lion hunt, but with warm weather. We recommend that hunters be in good physical condition for an enjoyable experience. The last option, a Comins family favorite, is bushpig hunting with dogs in large tracts of corn and eucalyptus.

Typical bird hunting safaris are 4-6 days and the available game includes four species of ducks, two species of geese, three species of doves, rock pigeons, guinea fowl and francolin. Birds are shot over dams, out of reed blinds, pit blinds, and lay out blinds, or are driven by beaters. High volume decoyed duck shooting is done in dry blinds over water (no waders necessary here) with flight after flight of yellow billed ducks and red-billed teal coming in to roosting ponds in the early afternoon. A typical bag is 10-20 ducks per gun. The goose shooting is done from lay out blinds or pit blinds dug into reaped corn fields using 100+ decoys. The spurwing goose is a large bird and will weigh upwards of 20 lbs. The hard beating sound from the wings of these huge geese is deafening when 100 or more set their wings to land among the decoys. Hunters may take up to 10 geese per shoot. n

Umdende provides a memorable mixed bag big game experience and some of the best bird hunting in Africa

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Clients Say it Best

This trip was close to perfect. Everything went smoothlyno delays, mix ups, great people, good weather and accommodations. I can’t think of one thing I would change. It was indeed a trip of a lifetime!

— J.W., Mason, OH

Elegant Journeys in Africa Extend Your South Africa Hunting Experience Frontiers has designed and coordinated photographic safaris in countries such as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Ethiopia and South Africa. Explore vast savannahs, expansive deserts and water holes teeming with wildlife from open safari vehicles, dugout canoes, by elephant back, hot-air balloons, horseback, quad bikes, camel back or even on foot. These settings make up the many facets of Africa. Frontiers has a long history in Africa dating back to our first safari in November of 1971. It was a trial run for a new flying safari called “Sasafari.” The operators designed a wonderful itinerary utilizing Aero-Commander aircraft which stayed with the party throughout South Africa, Botswana, what was then Rhodesia, and Mozambique. Along the way, our staff developed a high level of expertise, and discerning travelers sought out Frontiers to develop private itineraries embracing a wide range of interests.

Because we do not own or operate any camps or lodges in Africa, we can offer unbiased recommendations. We work with the best guides, camps, lodges and safari operators such as Wilderness Safaris, Abercrombie & Kent, Africa House Safaris, &Beyond, Adventura Africa and Belmond. Our suggestions are based purely on your objectives and where the peak game viewing may be at your desired time to travel. Where possible, we strive to contribute to conservation efforts and we encourage our guests to be exposed to and engaged with various projects that will broaden their experience in Africa and be a part of a bigger story. With more than four decades of experience and countless staff trips, our destination knowledge is unparalleled and our enthusiasm is contagious. We look forward to sharing our expertise with you whether you are a first-time visitor or a veteran Africa traveler. n

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Most of the images associated with Africa include endless plains dotted with wildebeest, Maasai warriors silhouetted against the horizon, spectacular sunsets, boundless African skies, palm-fringed white beaches, adventurous rivers and snow-capped mountains. Each of these visions can be experienced in the countries which make up the bulk of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda. • Float gently over the prolific wildlife and dramatic landscapes of the Masai Mara and Serengeti in a hot air balloon. • Enjoy life-changing opportunities to interact with traditional Maasai and Samburu tribes as they keep their age-old lifestyles, tending to their livestock near the game parks in Kenya and Tanzania. • Witness the annual Great Migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara. It remains one of the most incredible wildlife spectacles in the world and can be viewed year round. • Trek to view the endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda, Uganda or the Congo for an unforgettable up-close experience. n

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Southern Africa Southern Africa is characterized by an extraordinary variety of environments from the wetlands of the Okavango Delta (Botswana) and the white sands of the Kalahari Desert (Botswana / South Africa / Namibia) to the red sands of the Namib Desert (Namibia). This region also includes the classic bushveld of the greater Kruger National Park (South Africa), the mighty Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe), and the wild coasts of South Africa and Namibia. • Observe the mysterious phenomenon of the Roaring Dunes which is one of many unique surprises Namibia has to offer. The stunning red sand dunes at Sossusvlei are also the world’s highest. • Spot some of Africa’s best leopard sightings in South Africa and Zambia. • Stay in an array of accommodation ranging from award-winning luxury lodges to simple mobile tented camps in the most compelling safari destinations. • Savor the spectacular scenery and gameviewing around the crystal-clear channels of the Okavango Delta making up the earth’s richest ecosystem. n

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Poronui is a New Zealand big game gem that also has incredible trophy trout fishing

New Zealand Poronui North Island World class big game hunting and trophy trout fishing In New Zealand, trophy red stag, sika, sambar, rusa and fallow deer, along with chamois, tahr and wapiti (elk) are all there for the taking. The red stag are arguably the largest on the planet, with many in the SCI 350-400 class. Hunting in New Zealand is a top-notch experience, with excellent accommodations, first-rate service and some of the friendliest people anywhere. Poronui is a premier property and lodge nestled in the secluded Taharua Valley, south-east of Taupo on New Zealand’s spectacular North Island. It has evolved from a rustic wilderness camp into one of the world’s finest sporting facilities. The property is a wonderful outdoor playground and offers excellent game estate and exceptional free range hunting opportunities for a wide range of species. Due to the superb natural habitat, the hunting is challenging yet achievable for all ages and physical ability. The range of species allows exciting trophy hunting opportunities available year-round. The mosaic of undulating grasslands, native beech forest, exotic pine or eucalypt plantations and shrub lands creates ideal habitat and cover for deer. Contact Frontiers to plan your customized New Zealand big game adventure. n

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Combine your hunting with world-class trout fishing! The best and most exciting time to hunt red deer is during “the roar,” which is from mid to late March well into April. The great news is that there is outstanding angling during that time period. Since the introduction of trout into New Zealand in the late 1800s, the country has emerged as a favorite angling destination. Fishermen from all over recognize New Zealand as the world’s best wild trophy trout fishery. The majority of the rivers on both the North and South islands are known for their clarity, and their reputation draws travelers from far and wide in search of giant trout. A trout fishery that requires more technical skills than most, New Zealand is not known for the quantity or ease of catching found in other trout waters. But to the fly fishing purist, it is heaven on earth. A good day on a New Zealand stream may yield only six trout, but they will be gorgeous, healthy, averaging from 3 to 8 pounds and caught under the most spectacular conditions. Stalking trophy wild browns and rainbows while casting dry flies and nymphs in water as clear as the air is challenging, absorbing and addictive—it’s a style unique to New Zealand. Poronui has an excellent fishing program or we can show you many other fisheries in the country with incredible lodges, expert guiding, fine cuisine and excellent value! n

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The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315. Copyright © 2018. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved. Photo Credits: Tosh Brown, Ignacio Pradal, AK Hunts, Nancy Anisfield, Argentina Outfitters, Château de Villette, Barry and Cathy Beck, Czech Republic Tourism Board, David Denies, Falsled Kro, Governor’s Camp Collection, Isais Miciu, Marcos Furer, Patagonia Outfitters, Ponta Dos Ganchos, Poronui Lodge, R. Valentine Atkinson, Rincon De Luna, River Plate Outfitters, Silvio De Marco, Tarquin Millington-Drake, Richard Scrope, Umdende Hunting Safaris, Westervelt Sporting Lodges, Wilderness Safaris, and Frontiers Staff

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