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
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The hunting season for Beceite ibex is October -May. The best hunting is during the rut in November and during 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. The hunt itself is a classic mountain hunt.
In the early hours of the morning you will try to locate your quarry, which often be grazing in lower lying areas, from a vantage place high in the mountains.
By using powerful binoculars/spotting scopes the hunter and guide will evaluate the size of the trophies, to see if there is an animal of the correct size in the herd.
At this point your distance from your quarry can be anything from a few hundred meters to several kilometers.
Now starts the part of the hunt that many hunters believe raises this form of hunting above all other hunts, namely the stalk.
The planning of the stalking is critical, as often for long periods, in some cases several hours, the hunter will have no visual contact with the ibex.
Hunters will normally stay in a charming country hotel close to the hunting district. The hotel offers good facilities, well furnished rooms with private bathroom and toilet, and it’s kitchen serves good Spanish cuisine and fine wines. Spain is also an ideal destination for non-hunting guests. Many of the hunting districts are close to exciting cities with fantastic architecture and a rich...Read more
The Beceite mountains lie at an altitude of 300 – 1200 meters above sea level on the east coast of Spain. The closest large cities are Valencia and Barcelona. Here you hunt Beceite ibex, which is currently a very sought after trophy. The lower altitudes of these mountains means you hunt in dense vegetation, consisting of bushes, oak trees and conifers. Here you will also see traditional...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
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