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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Last week we returned from our first hunting convention and we did not return empty handed, we have returned with the joy of meeting old acquaintances, making new friends and contacts and achieving more work for our next hunting seasons. Apart from the Show itself, this year we came back with an amazing experience that our friend and client Bill Scott, the owner of the Star S Ranch, granted us. Keep reading to see pictures from the DSC 2016 Show and the Star S Ranch.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
The video below features Vicente Gil, Tim Herald, from Magnum TV, and other clients hunting the Beceite Ibex in Spain with Caza Hispanica. Feel the thrill of this hunt by watching this video of the hunt. Get your inner hunting instinct on its tiptoes and your goosebumps on by watching this short video and imagine yourself out there in the field.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