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The Gredos Ibex is one of the four subspecies of the Spanish Ibex and, for many people, the most iconic one. This Ibex specie lives in the central and western systems of mountains of Spain. In terms of the body size, the Gredos Ibex is the biggest one, and also the darkest hide out of the other 4 Ibex. Its mature males tend to reach 100 kg. (220 lb.), and their fur is darker the older they are. In fact, an old male use to have a full black skin. Its horns are growing in a lire shape: they grow up opening sideways and then they go backwards up to the tips that normally point up again. The old males can go lonely but during the rut season they are normally leading a herd of females.
Ibex hunting is an absolutely challenging adventure where even the most experienced hunters get excited. Making the best possible stalk to get as close as possible is never easy, so the skills of the hunter and the guide are absolutely key factors. This hunt is conducted on a spot-and-stalk basis. It means that from the early morning we will be glassing and hiking in the mountains until we succeed.
During the fall, the Ibex are in rut, so the males move all over the territory chasing females. Due to this activity, almost every group of females might have a nice trophy male. On the other hand, during the spring season males and females are separated, but all the males get together in big groups.
THE HUNTING AREA
The terrain also uses to become an important part of the success as depending on the vegetation, orography and weather, the hunter will have better or lower opportunities to succeed. Due to the fact that we manage different hunting areas in Spain, we can accommodate the hunt to the hunter abilities. Nevertheless, in all cases, the hunters must have a reasonably good shape and shooting skills, being able to shoot over 200 m. (220 yd.).
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