An exclusive, and very interesting hunting destination, which not only offers an exciting selection of game species, a number of which one can only hunt in Spain, but also fantastic scenery, and hunting traditions that stretch back for centuries.
The hunting/ hunt guiding, accommodation and catering are all of a very high standard. You will, as a matter of course, be met at the airport by the hunt organiser who will help in the clearances for you weapons and ammunition before driving you to the hunting district and accommodation.
It is possible to hunt 4 different sub-species of the Spanish ibex: the Gredos ibex which is hunted in the Gredos mountains which lie about a 1.5 hour drive south west of Madrid, is the most classic. The mountains in which the hunt takes place lie at an altitude of between 1500 - 2500m in height. The hunting season for the Gredos ibex is August - April. The very best time to hunt is during the rutting season in November, and during December and January.
The Beceite mountains, which reach altitudes of between 300 - 1200m in height, can be found on the east coast and are relatively close to the cities of Valencia and Barcelona. Here you can hunt another sub-species of the Spanish ibex, namely the Beceite ibex. Presently this ibex is very sought after. As these mountains as relatively low, this hunt takes place in dense vegetation consisting of bushes, oak trees and pine, you will also see traditional Spanish farming with it’s characteristic terraces with vines and orange trees. The hunting season for Beceite ibex is October -May. The best hunting is during the rut in November and during December.
In southern Spain you can hunt the Sierra Nevada ibex and the somewhat smaller Ronda ibex. Both of these sub-species are smaller than the Gredos and Beceite ibex, but this does not mean that the hunt is any less exciting. Their coats are lighter in colour than their relatives to the north, where, especially the rams in the Gredos mountains, ibex have a tendency to get very dark as they get older. The horns are strong, and also beautifully lyre-shaped. Typically they reach a length of between 55 - 70cm. Here the hunt also takes place in really beautiful surroundings, in a mountain landscape between 1,000 - 2,000m in height. The hunting season for these two sub-species is October - May. The best hunting occurs in October, November and December.
As is usually the case with mountain living game, the Spanish ibex is both shy and very wary. After millennia of being pursued by people, eagles, foxes, wolves, lynx and other predators they have developed extremely sharp senses. There senses of smell and hearing are fantastic, while their sense of sight is really in a class of its own. All this together with the terrain they live in make the Spanish ibex a very worthy opponent and a very sought after trophy.
Scientific Name: Capra aegagrus ssp. Sub - species: Recognised by the SCI as a sub-species of wild goat Distribution: The island of Mallorca Habitat: The mountains and coastal areas of western Mallorca Description: A sub-species of wild goat. The males weigh 45 - 60 kg and a shoulder-height of 71 cm, the females are slightly smaller. The general colour of this coat is red-browsed with a...Read more
Scientific Name: Ammotragus lervia Subspecies: A number of geographic subspecies are recognised, but we mention only the two that are huntable at present: Kordofan Barbary Sheep (Ammotragus l. blainei) Sahara Barbary Sheep (Ammotragus l. sahariensis) Distribution: Kordofan Barbary Sheep: Sudan Sahara Barbary Sheep: Chad. Habitat: Rocky dry mountains and broken country of the Saharan...Read more
Scientific Name: Rupicapra rupicapra Subspecies: Rupicapra rupicapra (The Austrian, Swizz, German, French and Italian Alps as well as parts of the former Yugoslavia.) Rupicapra r. pyrenaica (The Pyrenees). Rupicapra r. ornata (The Abruzzian Alps, Italy) Rupicapra r. carpatica (Transsylvania) Rupicapra r. balcanica (Parts of former Yugoslavia) Rupicapra r. caucasica (Kaukasus) Rupicapra r....Read more
Scientific Name: Capra ibex Subspecies: None in Europe. Distribution: Austria, Italy, Switzerland and the former Yugoslavia. Habitat: Mountains. Description: Middle sized animal of the goat family. It has a compact body and long, strong legs. The Ibex weighs around 100 kg, and measures up to 110 cm over the shoulder. General colour brown with black and white markings on the legs and...Read more
Scientific Name: Capra pyrenaica Subspecies: Capra p. hispanica. Capra p. victoriae, Capra p lusitania. Distribution: Spain. Habitat: Mountains. Description: Middle sized animal of the goat family with a compact body and long, strong legs. The Spanish Ibex weighs around 80 kg, and measures up to 75 cm over the shoulder. General colour brown with black and white markings on the legs and...Read more
Scientific Name: Cervus elaphus Subspecies: We recognise the following subspecies for Europe: East European Red Deer (C.e. montanus) Corsican Red Deer (C.e. corsicanus) Distribution: Red Deer is found in most European countries. Habitat: Woodland, pasture land, wetlands and moorland. Is found in lowlands as well as on high ground and in mountains. Description: Large deer weighing around...Read more
Scientific Name: Sus scrofa Subspecies: Sus sr. castilianus (Portugal and Spain) Sus sr. reiseri (Albania, Bulgaria and the former Yugoslavia). Sus sr. attila (Hungary, Romania and Russia). Distribution: All countries in Europe with the exception of The British Isles, southern Italy and southern Greece. Habitat: Woodland with dense undergrowth, often in the vicinity of pasture...Read more
We arrange hunts on some of the best hunting districts Spain can offer, only around a 1 hour drive from Madrid, close to the city of Toledo. This Monteria involves hunting spanish red deer, following Spanish hunting tradition that are centuries old. You can also enjoy Spanish cuisine and the excellent Spanish wines, in authentic local surroundings. We can guarantee an experience unlike any other...Read more
Hunting in Spain is becoming more and more popular for each passing year. We offer all 4 ibex sub-species; Gredos, Beceite, Sierra Nevada and Ronda. the most sought after are Gredos and Beceite ibex, but more and more hunts are also choosing the to hunt the southern races, the Sierra Nevada and Ronda in combination with a holiday on the Spanish Costa del Sol. Finally we can also arrange cull...Read more
We have worked together with our Spanish partner, Luis Miguel, for many years. He is extremely capable and very service minded, giving our hunters a great hunting experience time after time. Luis Miguel has a great depth of knowledge about hunting. Not only does he offer hunting for the different types of ibex found here; Gredos, Beceite, Sierra Nevada and Ronda, but he also ranges hunts...Read more