The driving of big game in Spain has a history equalling that of the better-known eastern European destinations with all the Spanish pomp and ceremony of a long-held tradition.
Boar, red deer and the odd mouflon are driven in this way, known as a monteria.
If you’re unlucky, and my Spanish friends are quick to tell me I’m wrong and it’s a matter of mindset, you get drawn on a wide fire break and have to be a lot sharper shooting at the game as it crosses. Just think of each animal as a crossing rabbit and ignore the fact that you’re holding a rifle and not a shotgun.
With only one drive in a day on most estates, it can last up to three hours during which the game can come at any time. You need to be awake, alert, properly dressed, and take full advantage of your secretariat’s experience and eyes.
Add that to the possibility of tying in a monteria with a day’s driven partridge or walked up rabbits (with bags in the hundreds), and top it all off with the possibility of a multi-venue experience, and a trip to Spain begins to take on the air of an extraordinary adventure.
All within a two hour flight of most British airports.
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October to February
KIT & CLOTHING
Rifle should be in the .300 range or above.
Telescopic sights should be of variable magnification down to 1.5
There will be long spells of standing waiting, in the start of the season the weather can be very warm by January it can drop below freezing so suitable layers are in order.
This is a formal event so for English guns tweed breeches and UK shooting gear are not out of place.
12 – 30 plus guns, we can normally take smaller groups and add them to existing teams
AIRPORT OF ARRIVAL
VISAS & LICENCES
If travelling from within the EU no visa required. From outside the EU visas issued at the airport, where a fee may be charged.
Hunting licences arranged by Outside Days.
We ask all our clients to ensure they hold third party liability insurance.
For foreign trips we recommend that individuals take out holiday insurance.
Tips to the guide are recommended