"When I have a question about a car, recipe, or the latest news, I use "Google." When I have a hunting; where, how, or what question, I call the Hunting Consortium. No Guff! I've booked over 30 international hunts through the Hunting Consortium and fully intend to use their professional services far into the future!" -Jim Shockey
"Bob Kern and The Hunting Consortium have been arranging hunts for me for more than 20 years. His staff always does a great job. I've been to very remote hunting areas and have never had any major problems. I collect quality trophies consistently, including, over 30 Ovis and Capra species. With The Hunting Consortium's help, I hope to achieve the Super 30 of each. Bob Kern and The Hunting Consortium helped me earn the SCI Hunting Award Ring and The Conservation and Hunting Award." -Page Mays
“Wherever in the world my hunting dreams take me, I know that Corey and Bob will have everything well-organized. Their amazing knowledge and continuous research has put me in a position to take some truly extraordinary trophies, with the very best guides in the hunting world today. Nobody knows more about the game and the world of hunting than these guys and the travel team at the Hunting Consortium is unlike any I have ever used. They know from personal experience how to get someone into and out of the most remote places in the world and they keep up with the ever-changing regulations concerning hunting, firearms and travel options. This is the most “can-do” team I have ever worked with in hunting! They have risked their reputation and their very lives to blaze your trail. If you’re not booking with The Hunting Consortium, it’s most likely your loss and someone else’s gain. You sure can’t do any better - their word is good!” -Lary Knowlton
"With so many hunts out there in the world, you can’t know them all, but Bob Kern does. I have hunted and fished on 6 continents over the past 20 years through the Hunting Consortium and have enjoyed every trip. He has never sent me to a bad one. I can’t say the same for the trips that I have arranged myself. I run a large company, with little time for the details that Bob’s experienced staff handles smoothly and completely. I go about my busy schedule until it’s time to get on the airplane and then do so confident that the upcoming adventure is planned with military precision and a thorough knowledge of the game and hunting area. The more experienced I become hunting worldwide, the more certain I am to book every hunt through the Hunting Consortium." -Paul Dickson
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This fascinating continent is home to the largest rain forest in the world, the Amazon, as well as some of the highest and most remote mountain ranges. Unfortunately, it has suffered from some of the worst cases of environmental exploitation on earth and much of the pristine wilderness has been destroyed.
An interesting variety of big game is found in South America, but much of it is now protected, due to excessive market hunting and enormous loss of habitat. Species such as as, spectacled bear, marsh deer, pampas deer, two species of huemul, and the jaguar are all unique to this continent – all are now protected. Nevertheless, it is still possible to hunt cougar, whitetail deer, two species of brocket deer and two species of peccary. Research efforts are now underway to bring the jaguar back from near extinction. Hunters are aiding biologists by darting and collaring jaguars in Paraguay to study their movements.
Additionally, ranchers in Argentina have imported numerous exotic species, which have adapted well and even flourished. Red deer, Axis deer, blackbuck, fallow deer and wild boar are some examples of exotic species, which can be hunted on huge private ranches.
South America is also home to the finest wing shooting on earth. Rich habitat coupled with vast agricultural lands in cultivation combine to provide habitat to millions of doves, pigeons and waterfowl of many species. Long shooting seasons and liberal, or no bag limits make this continent a wing shooter’s destination without equal.
South America is also justly famous for excellent angling opportunities. The vast Amazon River system is home to the voracious peacock bass, one of the premier sport fish on the planet. Spectacular jungle scenery add to the enjoyment of chasing this fresh water predator. Further south in Paraguay and Argentina the magnificent golden Dorado is the target. These super fighting fish, which can reach 40 pounds and more are also unique to the South American continent. In the far south of Chile and Argentina, in Patagonia, there is superb fishing for brown trout and salmon, as well as steelhead and other species.
Experience – “Wisdom from Experience!” is no hollow epithet. Bob Kern and his experienced staff have traveled throughout the South America and hunted or visited all the major destinations there. The Hunting Consortium is proud to represent several of the finest outfitters in South America, we know who is reliable and who isn’t.
This experience is time consuming and expensive to amass, but costs our clients nothing extra. In fact, it has spared our clients countless problems, saving them precious time and money, while maximizing their chance for success and a positive experience.
Research – Current and accurate information is essential to the success of any hunt. No other company engages in more field research and scouting than The Hunting Consortium Ltd. Our experienced staff are traveling continuously throughout South America gathering up-to-the minute information on active hunting areas, programs and outfitters, as well as exploring new areas and creating new programs. The Hunting Consortium has built a far-reaching network of expert advisors who periodically furnish us with news in their respective areas of expertise.
Service – Our multilingual, multi-national, travel experts make all travel arrangements including; air tickets, hotel reservations, visas, and firearm permits, as well as arranging other tourist services to complement the hunt arrangements. We currently offer a great variety of hunts in Argentina as well as the darting of jaguars in Paraguay for research. We can also combine fishing, and sightseeing adventures, or relaxing tropical vacations throughout South America with our hunting adventures. The Hunting Consortium also advises its customers regarding firearm regulations, licensing and permitting requirements, taxidermy, and a variety of other technical subjects according to the needs of each client. Such expert advice is often essential to the smooth execution of a trip to South America.