Where to hunt Balearian Goat
The Balearian Goat, or Balearian Boc, is endemic to the Balearian islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea near Spain, most notably on the Tramontana range in Mallorca. Like the Mouflon, they were introduced to the islands by humans in times immemorial, presumably by the Phoenicians circa 2,000 b.c. After so many generations in freedom, you’d never know they were, and in fact the SCI recognizes Balearan Boc as part of the Capra slam.
The average price of a Balearian Goat hunt is about $6,000, although you can find a discounted hunt a bit cheaper. The hunt price is usually made up of the daily rate (about $500) and the trophy fee. The trophy fee may depend on the size of the horns, and some outfitters may charge up to $10,000 for a record animal.
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When to hunt Balearian Goat?
Balearian Goat hunting in Mallorca is open all year round, providing a great opportunity to combine a hunt with a beach vacation on one of the most esteemed resorts of the Mediterranean. For the hunter who is serious about getting a good hunt and a good trophy, however, the best time for Balearean Boc hunting is October and November, when the animals have the rut.
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Balearian Goat hunting does not differ in principle from other forms of mountain hunting. You’ll have to do a fair bit of climbing before you reach an observation point high up, from which you and your guide will scan the area for a suitable trophy. Once such is identified, it’s some more climbing before you stalk it into range. The guide will estimate the trophy size and give you the go-ahead to shoot. The difficulty of the hunt may vary; for extra challenge consider hunting with a bow or crossbow.
Why hunt Balearian Goat?
Have you ever, while chilling on a Mediterranean beach, found yourself scanning the mountains for silhouettes of wild animals and wished you could be up there, with rifle or bow in hand? Balearian Goat hunting in Mallorca gives you a chance to do just that. Balearian Goat is a unique and impressive animal, with short red and black hair, males sporting a long black beard and a cross-shaped figure of black hair on their shoulders. They resemble certain varieties of Spanish Ibex in appearance, especially the shape of the horns. The horns grow sideways and then curl back in a loose spiral. Balearian Goat hunting is a good option for someone who wishes to try mountain hunting without sacrificing a family vacation, but beware! The experience may leave you wanting to continue until you complete the Super 30 Capra slam!
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