Spain Ibex Hunts are unique, as they are real mountain hunts, but depending on the Species the Outfitter we work with can cater to most physical capabilities. Most of the hunts take place on private land and utilize roads, horses and walking as the primary methods to hunt. The Beceite Ibex is the easiest hunt, followed by Gredos Ibex, then Ronda with Southeast Ibex being the most physically demanding.
Spain is an amazing destination with its world class foods, wines, and historic buildings, museums and great weather. Most of the Ibex hunts are 3 day hunts unless you want to hunt multiple species of Ibex, pursue the Ibex Grand Slam or add on Chamois, Red Stag, Roe Deer, Wild Boar, Mouflon Sheep, Balerean Boc, Fallow Deer or Partridge hunting.
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Beceite Ibex are the largest of the Spanish Ibex and provide the easiest access and opportunities for all levels of hunters.
BECEITE IBEX LOCATIONS
Beceite Ibex can be found in the Tortosa-Beceite mountain range. The mountains are located very close to the ocean which provides for a comfortable climate, yet the mountains themselves are rough and rugged providing ideal Spain Ibex Hunts for Beceite Ibex.
BECEITE IBEX DESCRIPTION
Beceite Ibex are the biggest and darkest of the 4 Spain Ibex. They also have the largest horns. A typical Beceite Ibex has horns that are less curved than the Gredos Ibex and have a spiral turn of less than 180 degrees. Their horns carry a constant thickness for about half their length, then begin to taper toward the tip. While this is the typical Beceite horn style, many other horn configurations may be found in the region or even in the same herd.
BECEITE IBEX LODGING
On your Spain Ibex Hunts for Beceite Ibex you will stay in an amazingly renovated farm home with historic furnishings. You will literally be staying in historic luxury with furnishings from centuries past.
Spain Ibex Hunts for Gredos Ibex take place in the Gredos Mountains. This area is easily accessible for hunters as it is only about a 2 hour drive from Madrid. Plus you will be within close proximity to some of the most famous historical cities of Spain including 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Ávila, Toledo, Salamanca, Segovia, Caceres, Guadalupe, Mérida, El Escorial, Plasencia, Trujillo.
GREDOS IBEX DESCRIPTION
The Gredos Ibex is the second largest and darkest in color after the Beceite Ibex. Typically, a Gredos Ibex has lyre-shaped horns (kind of like an Impala) they have a pronounced curve and a spiral turn of more than 180 degrees. Gredos Ibex horns taper from the heavy base to the very thin tip. However, like the Beceite Ibex, Gredos Ibex will have many variations to their horn shapes within the region or even within a given herd.
Spain Ibex Hunts for Southeastern Ibex take place in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, which is the second tallest mountain range in Europe after the Alps. This is big, rugged and wild country, which makes it the perfect home for the Southeastern Ibex. This is incredibly diverse country with a plethora of flora and fauna. The Sierra Nevada’s have peaks as tall as 11.437 ft. On a clear day some of these magnificent peaks can be seen all the way from Africa.
Southeastern Ibex Description
Southeastern Ibex are smaller than the Beceite Ibex and Gredos Ibex, they also have a noticeably lighter coloration, however they are still larger and darker than the Ronda Ibex. Southeastern Ibex horn sizes and configurations vary considerably.
The Southeastern Ibex found in the Sierra Nevada tend to be the largest, while those found in the Tejada-Almijara tend to be the most distinctive, as their horns typically form a circle with the tips growing back in towards their neck, almost like a mouflon sheep. Southeastern Ibex keel is smooth, making the horns almost round in cross-section.
Spain Ibex hunts for Ronda Ibex take place in the Ronda Mountains which are located on the Southern Tip of Spain. The Ronda mountains are relatively modest mountains, but what they lack in size they make up for in scenery. Because of your close proximity to the Mediterranean this area has a mild climate and the Ronda Mountains get cool ocean breezes, making for an idyllic setting for Ibex hunting.
Ronda Ibex Description
Spain’s Ronda Ibex is the smallest of the Spanish Ibex. They have the smallest horns and the lightest coloration. Ronda Ibex are typically light brown with horns that closely resemble those of the Alpine Ibex found in Switzerland and Austria. Ronda Ibex horns typically grow more upward in a V-shape, then tip back with a slight spiral turn of about 90 degrees. Ronda Ibex are like the Beceite Ibex where their horns maintain their mass for about half their length and then taper off to the tips. Like any of the other Ibex, Ronda Ibex horn configurations will vary within the region or even within the same herd.
Spain Ibex Hunts are real hunts, but can be accomplished in a short amount of time because of the numbers of Ibex and the professionalism of our Outfitter. So even if you need to do an express hunt where you only have 2-3 days to get it done and get home, we can make it happen.
Spain Ibex Hunts can be done with rifle or archery with great success for both. If you are planning to bring your own rifle, please keep in mind that you will need to contact the Spanish Consulate in your state to get your rifle permit. If you don’t want the hassle of traveling with your firearm, our Outfitter has an excellent selection of firearms available for your use. Plan on bringing or using a rifle in the .270-.300 caliber range.
If bow hunting, make sure to use a high quality broadhead as Ibex are tough animals. I would also encourage you to practice steep up hill and down hill shots as well as shooting from odd positions.