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Where to hunt Ronda Ibex
Ronda ibex, along with southeastern, Gredos and Beceite ibex, is one of the four types of ibex to be found in Spain. From the point of few of Biology, Ronda and southeastern ibex are the same subspecies, but trophy books have different entries for them because of significant difference in size and shape of the horns. Ronda ibex inhabits the Ronda range in the south of the country, not far from the Mediterranean coast and the popular resort of Malaga. These mountains are not very high, but feature stiff cliffs with dense ravines, making the going a challenge.
Ronda ibex hunting opportunities start at about $5,000 and may go up to $10,000 or more. The price is often made up of daily rate + trophy fee. The daily rate, that is, the price of the hunt itself, may range from $2,000 to $4,000, while the trophy fee could be as high as $15,000 for a record-book animal. However, flat fee based Ronda ibex hunts, perfect for hunters who value experience over size, also exist. 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. Don’t forget to add the cost of preparing and shipping your trophy back home.
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When to hunt Ronda Ibex?
Ibex hunting season in Spain is generous, but for Ronda ibex it is one of the shortest. The Ronda ibex hunting season begins on November 1 and ends May 1. 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, in late April.
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Hunting Ronda Ibex hunting is not much different from hunting any other kind of ibex. It is the classic mountain game hunting, and is all about spot-and-stalk. The animals usually move about and feed in the mornings and evenings, and bed to chew cud mid-day. Prepare to get up early to be up in the mountains by sunrise and end the hunt at sundown (though a siesta in the afternoon, when the ibex are hard to see, is not out of the question). You will be accompanied by an experienced guide who will help with anything from spotting to trophy estimation, which makes ibex hunting in Spain a great introduction into mountain hunting.
Why hunt Ronda Ibex?
Ronda Ibex is the smallest species of Spanish ibex, but its horns are impressively big in relation to the body. Ronda ibex horns are straighter than those of other Spanish ibex and are usually lyre-shaped. 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. Malaga is a popular resort, and although the beach season is considered to be over by November, the location provides enough attractions to make for a great hunting + family 2 in 1 vacation. Top that with an exciting classic mountain hunting adventure, and you’ll see why people keep returning to Spain over and over again.
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