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
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
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. 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
At Caza Hispanica we enjoy wildlife and who loves wildlife loves mountains, landscapes and of course, the animals. For this reason we like to put together videos of our hunts from time to time. One more year Caza Hispanica has put together a short Hunting in Spain video of some highlights from our hunts.
Unfortunately we don´t always have all the time we´d like to film our walks, the animals that we see during our hunts as hunting is about being careful and precise, but sometimes, and when our clients feel comfortable, we film bits of our hunts that our past, current and future clients love to watch.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
“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
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
Our hunting season is about to start but we are still enjoying the results of our last one. In this month´s edition of the Universal Hunter magazine we have the honor to be mentioned and our service presented and detailed by Tim Herald. Tim has hunted with us in February together with Gary Joseph from Magnum TV on Outdoors Channel and they hunted a total of 3 Beceite Spanish Ibex in the Teruel area, one Southeastern Spanish Ibex and one Balearean Goat in the Mallorca island. Two weeks with these experienced hunters and great people.Read more
Every week we get to know new hunters and huntresses and directly or indirectly we are asked these questions. We have put together a 3 minute video of ourselves, of who we are and who we aim to be, of what we do and what we hope to be doing best, improving our service with every hunting season. We want to be your best Spanish outfitter, transparent, clear and honest. We want you to enjoy your time with us here in Spain, hunting and touring and when you leave to be ready to prepare your next hunting trip with us.
We are told that 7 is the perfect number, that is why we have put together our 7 laws that lead us through every hunt that we organize and plan, through every email that we send, through every conversation that we carry.Read more
This year we´ve had the pleasure of hosting Tim Herald and Gary Joseph for two weeks in Spain. They have hunted several animals and subspecies of ibex. We invite you to have a look at the Magnum TV´s Show preview. These 3 minutes will give you the thrill of a hunting trip of the Beceite Ibex! Remember that you can see this show in September the weeks of 7 and 14! More articles on our media section where you can read many more articled and publications about Caza Hispanica´s hunting service and the hunting experience that hunters have while being here in Spain with us. Enjoy!Read more
It´s a pleasure to let you know that we have a surprise for you: This week we had a great episode on North American television on the hunt of the Balerean Goat in Mallorca, Spain aired on Outdoor Channel, In case you lost it, here you have a 3 min preview video of our expedition in the Mediterranean Island with Magnum Tv.Read more