Also known as Capra pyrenaica hispanica, the Ibex is our emblematic species in Spain. This majestic animal that lives in the high tops of the mountains, moves around gracefully, jumps on and over rocks with agility and conquers with vitality. No wonder in Spain it is called El Macho montés, the male of the mountain as the mountain is its home and empire.
In Spain there are 4 main subspecies of ibex: Beceite, Southeastern, Gredos and Ronda. Hunting the four of them is called The Spanish Ibex Grand Slam.
The hunting season for the Spanish Ibex is open from late October for some of them until the beginning of May, except the Ronda Ibex that can be hunted only until the beginning of April.
More on CIC and SCI measuring systems:
Have you ever been curious about the 2 different scoring systems for the Spanish Ibex CIC and SCI? Click here for a not-so-short summary of how they are different and how the Spanish Ibex is assessed.