Hunting Season: October – February/March (we recommend hunting from October to January)
Although referred to as an Ibex due to his large protruding horns, capra pyrenaica is in fact a wild goat rather than a true Ibex. Taxonomically there are only 2 species of Iberian Wild Goat, victoriae (Gredos) & hispanica, However it is generally accepted by the Worldwide sporting community, that there are in fact 4 subspecies of Spanish Ibex. The subspecies are named due to the mountain ranges that they reside and the distinctive horn shapes that each subspecies has,each providing a unique yet similar trophy for the hunter. That being said it is possible to find the horn configuration of any of the subspecies across any of their ranges.
Generally considered to have the finest horns, with more turns than any of the others, he is the most desired and expensive of the 4 subspecies. capra pyrenaica victoriae is the only Spanish Wild Goat with a different taxanomy. The other 3 capra pyrenaica hispanica can only be identified by their habitat and horn configuration.
Beceite Ibex considered the second largest, has horns that tend to turn outwards, whereas Sierra Nevada or Southeastern Ibex has horns that will rise and sweep back, whereas Ronda Ibex is generally smaller with horns that simply go upwards without much turn. The latter two animals have virtually identical pelage and there is some confusion with habitat. We ensure hunters for Ronda Ibex, that you will be hunting in the Ronda mountains, and that you will not be hunting Sierra Nevada.
All provide unique and exhilerating hunting, in a beautiful country famous for it's fine dining, good wine and hospitable people. A hunt for Spanish Ibex, although providing a challenge, is comfortable and suitable for hunters of all fitness levels.
The comeback of the Iberian Ibex since of the turn of the last century has been outstanding and can, in large, be accredited to the help of hunters. A brilliant example of the success of hunting for conservation, their abundance is such that they can now be pursued by hunters with ease on an annual basis, without breaking the bank. The animal is evenly distributed across the Southern and Central Mountain ranges of Spain. It is many a sportsman's dream to have all 4 Spanish Ibex hanging on the wall. ReaReal big 5 is able to arrange successful hunts for all 4 subspecies of Ibex in some of the best locations