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 ibex in the Gredos mountains 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 at an altitude between 1,000 - 2,000m
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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.
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
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 ibex in the Gredos mountains have a tendency to get very dark as they get older. The...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