One of the things I like best about hunting is that it opens doors to interesting new places. I'd never been to South America but I'd heard a lot about the red-deer hunting there, so when Tony Aeschliman of Marlin Firearms called to see if I'd be interested in heading to Argentina with him, I grabbed my calendar. Traveling to Argentina would be a chance to explore a whole new world with a fascinating culture, but there was more. I had already heard that the country was spectacular, and when I found that the area we'd be hunting was tucked up against the spine of the Andes separating western Argentina from Chile, I really began to get excited. "It's a lot like Colorado," Tony told me, conjuring up visions of my old stomping grounds on the east side of the Divide, where pine-covered mountains give way to high alpine basins and you can hear the elk for miles during the rut. When Tony explained that our hunt would be on horseback, I was sold. "When do we leave?" I asked.