Joe’s first game was the representative Gredos Ibex. Shortly after sighting the gun at 200 yards in the Gredos Mountain Range we spotted a numerous herd of Ibex about 400 yards away. With a powerful, cold wind blowing at about five-thousand feet we were lucky to spot two rams separated from the herd, feeding on a lower altitude. We began the stalk, at the beginning continuing with animal paths and then jumping up giant granite boulders.Read more
The chamois hunt in Spain is an extraordinary hunting experience. The chamois, Rupicapra rupicapra is a species of goat-antelope native to mountains in Europe, including the European Alps, the Pyrenees, the Carpathians, the Tatra Mountains, the Balkans, parts of Turkey, the Caucasus, and the Apennines. The chamois has also been introduced to the South Island of New Zealand.Read more
Spanish ibex grand slam: 4 years, 4 trips, 4 Spanish ibex. A mixture of feelings, between eagerness, struggle, disappointment, excitement and satisfaction. Sometimes all hope is lost and in the next minute the opportunity rises out of nowhere. As we always say, when hunting you feel unlucky until the moment in which you feel extremely lucky. Because this is what free range mountain hunting is. And when you come to Spain to hunt for the Spanish Ibex Grand Slam you are to expect all this, besides all the added value that Spain itself gives to your trip: a place of culture, historical heritage and an enviable cuisine.Read more
The fallow deer is a species of animal belonging to the deer family and in the case of the Iberian area, it was introduced in Spain centuries ago; there are several historical documents that trace back this species to the fifteenth century in this territory. The body size of the fallow deer in Spain is medium, somewhere between the red stag and the roe deer. Males can weigh around 90-130 pounds and females between 60 and 100 pounds.Read more
April is the best month of the year to hunt Beceite Ibex and Roe deer in Spain. The hunting season of the Beceite Ibex begins in November and it lasts until the end of May, but the hunting season for the Roe deer begins at the beginning of April until the end of September. As we already mentioned in one of our articles dedicated exclusively to the hunt of the Roe deer, the animal is not easy to hunt because they are very skittish. The only time of the year they are more vulnerable is during the last 2 weeks of April and the first week in May as they feed outside of the forest in the terraces where the new grains begin to sprout in Spring.Read more
A deluxe hunting trip in Spain is the absolute best combination of great hunting, amazing tourism, spectacular cuisine, best hotels, exclusive service and, what is more, getting to know in depth the peculiarities of our intense country, with emotional and breathtaking personal experiences that engender an unbreakable bond between Spain and you. Hunting in Spain is a lot more than just hunting, and every hunting trip becomes a hunting holiday. In this article we are going to talk about the best of the best for a one week deluxe hunting trip in Spain.Read more
As we have already been announcing, December is synonym of “rut season” for the 4 species of the Spanish Ibex Grand Slam; so together with our December hunters we geared up our camera as December is when the Spanish Ibex are visible and in full sight all over the mountain.
An experienced hunter knows that in order to have a successful hunt you need 3 things: good weather, a good hunting area, and a good aim. We can´t control the first thing, but we do provide the best hunting areas and the third is on you.Read more
Hunting is first of all conservation, and wildlife conservation measures are a must in a country that is mature enough to realize that something that is not being taken care of is destined to decay and perish.
Wildlife management attempts to balance the needs of wildlife with the needs of people using the best available science. Wildlife management can include game keeping, wildlife conservation and pest control. In Spain, the Ministry of Environment intends to pays special attention to wildlife management and adopts several Wildlife conservation measures, focusing them on the well-being of Spain´s natural world.Read more
Last week we published Hunting Ibex in Spain, part I, in which we talk about the preparation and equipment when hunting ibex in Spain, setting out and moving across the mountain and about the search, location and qualification of the trophy.
Today´s post will talk about what happens after we spot the Spanish ibex that the hunter is going to shoot at, the approach and the stalk, the preparation and the shot and the collection of the trophy.
The approach and the stalk
Once the animal is located and qualified and if after its qualification you and the outfitter/PH decide that it´s the one you are going to shoot at we will go on to the next two phases of the hunt:Read more
This article is the first part of the whole article on “Hunting Ibex in Spain” and the mountain hunting technique in Spain. In these two articles we are going to illustrate what actually happens on the field when you go hunting with Vicente Gil, Caza Hispanica´s outfitter for the Spanish hunting species, mainly the Spanish Ibex.
Preparation and equipment when hunting Ibex in Spain
First and foremost we have to be sure that we are physically prepared. Caza Hispanica adapts the difficulty of the hunt to the physical condition of the hunter, but make sure you know your limits and you let the PH know them as well.Read more
Second year in a row, Universal Hunter features one of their articles focusing on Caza Hispanica´s hunting service in Spain. Last year, Tim Herald was publishing his article on his hunt of the Beceite and Southeastern Ibex; this year, Jan O’Hara tells us about her Beceite and Southeastern Ibex hunting experience in Spain.
Jan (Universal Huntress TV host and Girls with Guns co-founder) visited us in March this year and have been hunting with us for about 10 days, while filming a couple of …
The Spain hunting season is a bliss. There is always something to hunt even in the middle of July in Spain. Because this is an interesting aspect when considering hunting in Spain, we have put together an article that gives details and options on what can be hunted in Spain each month.Read more
There are as many hunting trip itineraries as hunting destinations, and for this reason here, at Caza Hispanica, we want to make it more visual to you and from time to time we will publish some sample itineraries so you know what to expect when you come and hunt in Spain with Caza Hispanica. A few weeks back we talked about a 5 day Gredos Ibex hunt, on this occasion we are going to comment upon a 5 day Beceite Ibex hunt, that will give you a general idea of what a sample Beceite Ibex hunting trip may look like.Read more
There are as many hunting trip itineraries as hunting destinations, and for this reason here, at Caza Hispanica, we want to make it more visual to you and from time to time we will publish some sample itineraries so you know what to expect when you come and hunt in Spain with Caza Hispanica. On this occasion we are going to comment upon a 5 day Gredos Ibex hunt, that will give you a general idea of what a sample Gredos ibex hunting trip may look like.Read more
There are several scoring systems for hunted trophies and the most popular ones are CIC scoring system and SCI scoring system. We have already published the measurements for the Spanish Ibex according to these two scoring systems in the same article. Today we are going to focus on the rest of the hunting species in Spain and the different measurement for medal trophies according to the CIC and SCI formulas.
Differences between CIC and SCI applied to the Hunting Species in Spain:Read more
If you are familiar to European hunting and you have visited the trophy room of some European hunters you have definitely seen that the Roe buck is found in most on most of the European trophy walls. This article is going to talk about this precious and elegant trophy and about the best methods of hunting the European Roe deer in Spain.
The peculiarities of the European Roe deer
The European Roe deer, also know as the Roe Buck is relatively small compared to the other types of deer in Europe, like Red deer (Red Stag) or Fallow deer. But the Roe deer is different not only because of its size but also because of his peculiarities. Starting with the rut season, a male roe deer will only follow one doe during the rut season. Skittish, small and very attentive to his surroundings, the roe deer always follows the same habits: he feeds in the same places, at the same time every day. They start growing their antlers immediately after shedding them and…Read more
Get your rifle ready for Hunting trip in Spain
A few months ago we have published a gear list that all of our clients thought it was very complete and helpful. But having the right equipment with you is only one part of a successful hunt. The other important aspect for a successful hunt is shooting properly. Gun preparation is your most important homework before you come hunting in Spain.
The shooting moment is the decisive moment. Everything else is important, but the shot is crucial, decisive. Shooting well is the main key to a successful hunt. For this reason we have put together a few training ideas that can help you get ready for your hunting trip to Spain.
Normally before a hunter and his observers come to Spain we have already settled the general itinerary with them. But if you have ever been on a hunting trip you know that hunting is not a precise science and we depend totally on the weather conditions: precipitations, temperature, wind, fog etc. On the other hand we also depend on the “mood” of the animals. Sometimes they are not where they usually hang out and sometimes you bump into them in the least expected areas. Because, you already know: “That´s hunting!”
Lance and his wife hunted in Spain with us during 7 days and during this week we have lived many different experiences and learned a lot about the Spanish tradition, culture and cuisine.Read more
We are often asked about the CIC and SCI scoring systems for the Spanish ibex and more than once we realize that there is not enough info provided on them, and more importantly, this information is not in the same place.
Every time a hunter or huntress plans a hunting trip to Spain for the Spanish Ibex, at one particular moment they will be asked if they want to hunt a representative animal or they want to harvest a medal class Spanish Ibex. And according to the scoring of the animal, this person will have to pay the extra points of their animals.
This article will explain the scoring systems and measurements for the 4 different species of the Spanish ibex.
Who doesn´t love seeing more and more hunting wallpapers and quotes? There is no wonder that we all do as when we believe in hunting, when our passion makes us different and in some cases even unique among our friends, we enjoy seeing images related to hunting and reading hunting quotes all the time. We buy stickers for our cars, we purchase camouflage phone cases and our desktop background and wallpapers are related to what we most love: to hunt. Read more to see our collection if 10 Hunting wallpapers and quotes made in SpainRead more
Spain has an abundant hunting heritage and the hunting tradition in Spain can be connected to the most remote first signs of human civilization. Hunting was one of the first activities of the ancient people that lived on the face of the earth. Using prehistoric weapons, hunting was the main source of food.
In Spain we have found many cave paintings that illustrate the hunt of the Spanish Ibex with ancient bows and spears and people used these earliest tools to harvest animals that would provide meat for nutrition, fur and leather for clothes or blankets. In fact, Caza Hispanica´s logo…Read more
“What hunting gear should I bring to Spain for my hunt of a Spanish species?”
This is one question that we get to answer a lot and it is one of the most normal questions. At Caza Hispanica we´ve put together a list of the most important hunting gear that you will need when you hunt in Spain.Read more
A few weeks ago we published a post on our American experience in January at DSC. February is one of the months that we spend more time in the US, mainly because we attend the SCI hunting convention in Las Vegas, and it is when we meet our new clients and interested people that want to spend a hunting holiday in Spain with us in the future. But apart from that it´s also when we learn a lot about our hunters, about issues concerning hunting, about hunting trends and even a little bit about ourselves.Read more
We are visual people and today more than ever we are used to see everything before we arrive to any places. Hunting is no less and here at Caza Hispanica we want to give you as much visual information as you need on the hunting areas, Spanish hunting Species, the Spanish Ibex, hunting methods and everything related to your hunting experience in Spain. For this reason here you can find our newest video: Spanish Ibex, Caza Hispanica Outfitter.Read more
We wanted to give you a quick reminder that for Caza Hispanica the international hunter is our next best friend. We started expanding our hunting business abroad some years ago now and we have the most beautiful habit of visiting the US at least a couple of times a year and assist at the greatest USA hunting conventions of them all.
This year Caza Hispanica will also be present at several USA hunting conventions 2016 and moreover on this occasion we prepared a special page for all hunters and huntresses that will be at these hunting shows in 2016 so they can find us easily. Click on this link and you will see the page that we are talking about. You have the possibility of downloading Caza Hispanica´s Ultimate guide on Spanish Hunting and conservation.Read more
Kyle and Heidi, one rifle hunter and one bow huntress, a young couple that share the best passion of them all, hunting. These amazing people have come to Spain through Caza Hispanica in order to hunt a gorgeous Beceite Ibex. 5 days of hunting and tourism, with great meals, good friends and memories for a lifetime. Read this exhaustive hunting report for the Gold Beceite Ibex and feel the thrill of one impressive hunting trip to Spain. Will you be able to not want one at the end of this Hunting report for Gold Beceite Ibex?Read more
What happens to my Spanish trophy after the hunt?
This is one question that, for some reason, is not very discussed upon: who takes my Spanish trophy and when will I receive my Spanish trophy at home? People don´t really think about this aspect until they have hunted and they ask themselves and us: “Now what?”
This post is going to explain everything related to the Spanish trophy taxidermy and exportation process, in other words, the after-the-hunt treatment of the skull, cape, horns and mount and how you get it out of Spain and to your country.Read more
In our last article we have talked about the application process that a hunter needs to follow in order to get the gun permit for Spain from the Spanish Consulate in the US or Canada. Today we are going to talk about something strongly related to the last post and that is: the Spanish airport gun assistance, in other words, what will happen once you arrive in Spain and how you go through the airport customs when you bring a gun to Spain.Read more
Now that you have decided to come to Spain and hunt one of our majestic species you will need to obtain the gun permit for Spain and know the Spanish hunting documents that you need in order to be able to bring your gun to Spain or rent it and use it in Spain, all of this completely legal. These documents are briefly introduced in the section Documents from our website, but you should read this entry that will give you all the extra details.
This article is going to explain all the process that you will go through in order to bring and use guns in Spain as of today, we will try to keep this post updated as soon as regulations change, but remember that this post is a guide and the updated info will be withheld by the Spanish Consulate, airlines and Immigration laws.