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Gredos Ibex Hunt in Spain

GREDOS SPANISH IBEX SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Rumiants
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Capra
Specie: Capra Pyrenaica
Subspecie: Capra Pyrenaica Victoriae
Body height: 2.46 – 3.28 ft. 75 -100 cm.
Weight: 188 – 265 lbs. 85 -120 kgs

GREDOS IBEX HUNT METHOD

Hunting is done by stalking in Gredos Government game reserve.

GREDOS IBEX HUNT SEASON

From September to May. The best hunting season is from November to March.

GREDOS SPANISH IBEX DESCRIPTION

Ibex fur in summer is quite short and a dark grey colour. But in winter, the fur is long with black marks on its back. His body is strong and robust and both males and females have horns, but the female ones are smaller and the male horns are big, ringed and with a wrinkled surface. The horns rise vertically and lean out and back in a scimitar form with the tips inwards. The horns grow proportionately with age, one ring per year.

The Spanish Ibex lives in groups, in separate herds, one composed of females, kids and young males and another herd is composed of adult males. The male group only approaches the female group during the rutting season and it is at this time, (November – December), when spectacular fights can be seen between adult males for group hierarchy. Females, after six months gestation, give birth to only one kid.

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

Central Spanish mountains (Sierra de Gredos). The hunting area is at least 3 hours from Madrid airport.

GREDOS IBEX HABITAT

Rocky mountains between 4.900 – 9.850 ft 1500-2500 m.

GREDOS IBEX CHARACTERISTICS

Male horns are big, wrinkled and ringed, rise vertically and lean out and back in a lyre form, with the top inwards.

GREDOS IBEX HUNT MAP

GREDOS IBEX HUNT PICTURES GALLERY