Trophy bird hunting in Peru

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Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby AAR » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:00 pm

Returned recently from a great trip in Peru, 15 species all together. Did the first 3 days in the mountains ranging from 13,000 to 16,000 feet! Then did the coast for a couple of days to pick up some different birds.

First bird of the trip, a great Andean goose
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Sharpwinged teal, similar to the speckled of Argentina but different coloring, bigger, and lives about 14,000 feet higher
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Wing of a crested duck, may be drab overall but a killer wing on them
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Andean Ruddy duck and giant coot, both are like supersized versions of our birds
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Puna teal and cinnamon
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The main event, the Torrent duck
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Yellow billed pintail showing the elevation he was shot at
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Select batch of of Cinnamons, Peru has the largest race of them in the world
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Nice coastal mixed bag, a plumbeous rail, andean coot, cinnamon hen and three white cheeked pintails
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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby Lake O Hunter » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:58 pm

that looks like an awesome trip... i could handle some duck hunting at altitude. I assume this was done through an outfitter in Peru; you don't hear about peru duck hunting the way you do Argentina and Uruguay.
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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby AAR » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:43 am

Yes with an outfitter. It not being where everybody thinks to go like those other places and with totally different species is why I liked and recommend it :beer:

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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby Lake O Hunter » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:34 am

Yes, I have to say I haven't ever thought of hunting peru, but I'm intrigue now; you mentioned you hunted in the mountains for 3 days; how long were you on the coast?
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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby AAR » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:03 pm

Spent 2 days on the coast. It was the plan to leave the mountains after 3 days if everything was checked off the list, if not then do the hunt in a 4/1 split. Quite a few species on the coast as well but overall I think the 3/2 is a great option to experience everything with both the birds and cultural aspects.

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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby AAR » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:10 pm

A few more pics to share:

Those rails are pretty cool, like our clapper and common gallinule mixed
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Their "Perdiz" are the Ornate Tinamou, bigger than one's found in Argentina. Quite an abundant bird very much like hunting super sized quail
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One of the first views after arriving and getting ready to start the drive into the mountains
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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby Lake O Hunter » Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:34 am

tough view from the airport! did you eat the perdiz?
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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby AAR » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:00 am

That was our specially prepared dinner for the second day by the chef at the restaurant. Very good birds to eat!

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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby Lake O Hunter » Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:40 pm

cool; looks like a great trip. Shot you a PM.
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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby Maineduckhunter » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:54 pm

Fantastic pictures, post more if you have any, great to see "other" birds from other countries.
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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby AAR » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:43 pm

Holding one last bird before coming down the mountain on the last day. Just insanely gorgeous birds especially for the goose world
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You can't beat wings that look like that, real nice purple on them.
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I was really happy to have found this guy on the first day and worked out to get a really nicely feathered bird to mount
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After a long trek to get these guys it was great to get a species I was really hoping to get
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This is me on the left walking towards an area with different species of coot, we got an andean coot there but were mainly looking for the red-fronted coot.
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With a place so rich in diversity like it is, I hope to go again soon to go after a few I didn't get like a couple species of tinamou, seedsnipe, red fronted coot, and another rail species. Thinking of doing the hunt the outfitter also does in northern Peru for a different type of torrent plus comb ducks, muscovey's, orinoco geese, among other ones that I got on the southern trip, plus a whole mess of different perdiz/doves/pigeons.

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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby rcdinaz » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:26 am

Eric, how is Peru about getting ducks back for mounting? You have some incredible looking birds in those pics!
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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby AAR » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:38 pm

Same process as any other country, nothing on CITIES and nothing on importing except on the mammal side with an endangered species of deer and things like Jaguar, Ocelot, etc.

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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby AAR » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:07 am

Wanted to post the dead straps I did from the trip. First is a dead strap that represents all of the great species taken on the coastal areas.

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The mountain area still amazes me to this day to have such variety in what would seem to be a barren place. I will be doing some single mounts of course but wanted something to really capture the mountain portion of the trip.

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For anyone looking to extend their bird hunting season into this summer for species that very very few people have in their collections you cannot beat that trip hands down!

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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby rabbitdundied » Sun May 20, 2012 9:49 am

Very unique bird mount.
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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby ibedamn » Tue May 22, 2012 5:50 am

Really appreciate you sharing the pictures and the info.
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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby ibedamn » Sat May 26, 2012 7:37 am

Eric, could you post the outfitter you used. This seems like a place I need to go.
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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby reptofan » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:48 am

Eric, that are incredible birds and you did such a good job in mounting them, congratulations.
Your mounts look so real and your featherwork is really excellent,

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Re: Trophy bird hunting in Peru

Postby Big5 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:21 pm

Eric, beautiful mounts. My hat's off to you on taking such a great trip/experience. Please post available info/contacts if possible.
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