Where to hunt Gredos Ibex
Gredos ibex, along with Beceite, Ronda, and southeastern ibex, is one of the four types of ibex to be found in Spain. From biological point of view, Ronda and southeastern ibex form one subspecies, and Gredos and Beceite ibex the other, but trophy books have different entries for each of the species because of significant difference in size and shape of the horns. Look for the Gredos ibex in the central mountain range of Spain, a short distance westward from the nation’s beautiful capital, Madrid.
Spanish outfitters call Gredos ibex “the most exclusive and representative trophy of Spain”. You can tell as much from the price of the hunt. The price usually begins at about $8,000, and may reach $15,000 or more, if you are fortunate to harvest an exceptional trophy with some of the outfitters. Don’t forget to add the cost of preparing and shipping your trophy back home. The more expensive ibex hunts are usually package deals, with more than one trophy or species included, or calculated for a group of a few hunters.
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When to hunt Gredos Ibex?
A Gredos ibex hunter may take advantage of the longest hunting seasons of all the Spanish varieties of ibex, running from early September to late June. The best time for ibex hunting is usually the rut, which happens in late November – early December. Some hunters, however, prefer to hunt the end of the season, May and June.
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Hunting Gredos Ibex is not much different from hunting any other kind of ibex. Prepare to get up early to be up in the mountains by sunrise and end the hunt at sundown, as the animals usually move about and feed in the mornings and evenings, and bed to chew cud mid-day. A siesta in the afternoon, when the ibex are hard to see, is not out of the question. This is a classic mountain spot and stalk hunt. Hunting ibex in Spain is a great introduction to mountain hunting, not only because it is a classic mountain hunt that takes place in a safe and easily accessible location, but also because you will be accompanied by an experienced guide who will help with anything from spotting to trophy estimation.
Why hunt Gredos Ibex?
The Gredos Ibex is the largest of the Spanish varieties of ibex, in both body and horn size. It has beautiful horns, tightly curled in a lyra shape. It is amazing how populations of basically the same species, located near each other, develop such different shapes of horns, and it’s easy to understand hunters who seek to collect all four subspecies of Spanish ibex. The hunt will take place in the heart of Spain, offering rich opportunities to explore the country’s rich cultural heritage, exclusive cuisine, vibrant nightlife, and (in the start and the end of the season) seaside rendezvous. If you’re looking for a perfect family vacation topped with an exciting classic mountain hunting adventure, you simply can’t pass a chance to hunt Gredos ibex in Spain.
SPANISH IBEX GRAND SLAM Spain
This it´s a unique oportunity to collect all four subspecies of Spanish Ibex in one trip. For 10 days, you and your guide will go around Spain searching for the Ronda, Southeastern, Beceite and Gredos Ibex. You will see a big portion of our great Country, different landscapes, cultures, gastronomy, so it’s a great hunting/sightseeing combination, and the best of all, you will collect all four trophies. The hunting season is from October to May.
Trip duration: 12 days
Hunting season: 15 Oct 2020 31 Mar 2021
Gold Gredos Ibex package Spain
Gredos are a range of Mountains located in about 2 hours from Madrid city. There is lot of game in a beautiful landscapes. Probably the most representative trophy of Spain. His Lire form horns are very special.
Trip duration: 4 days
Hunting season: 7 Oct 2020 31 May 2021
Gredos Ibex hunt Spain
The Gredos mountain ibex is possibly the best known to the international hunter. It inhabits the mountains of the Central System – Sierra de Gredos across the northern and southern slopes which are very different in hunting terms as the southern area is far more rugged. here is a permanent population of some 10,000 animals and an exceptional quality of trophies. The trophy of this type of male is characterized by its lyre-like shape and dark coat – some adults being almost totally black in winter. The adult can reach a weight of 100 kg. The best time to hunt them is in November-December during mating season when it is easier to approach the large males.
Trip duration: 4 days
Hunting season: 15 Oct 2020 31 May 2021
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