WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU PLAN YOUR SPAIN HUNTING TRIP
Normally before a hunter and his observers come to Spain for their Spain hunting trip we have already settled the general itinerary with them. But if you have ever been on a hunting trip you know that hunting is not a precise science and we depend totally on the weather conditions: precipitations, temperature, wind, fog etc. On the other hand we also depend on the “mood” of the animals. Sometimes they are not where they usually hang out and sometimes you bump into them in the least expected areas. Because, you already know: “That´s hunting!”
Lance and his wife hunted planned their Spain hunting trip for 7 days and during this week we have lived many different experiences and learned a lot about the Spanish tradition, culture and cuisine.
HUNTING THE BECEITE IBEX IN SPAIN
We began Lance´s Spain hunting trip in Valencia, where after getting through customs for the gun registration we headed towards the hunting area of the Beceite Ibex. We were a bit stressed by time as the weather forecast for the next day was heavy rain, so we were really hoping for a 1st day success. Just before the sunset we managed to get very close to a group of Ibex and Lance harvested a beautiful Bronze Beceite Ibex.
SPAIN HUNTING TRIP, TOURISM DAY
On the next day it has rained in all the hunting areas and as Lance and Charlotte had a couple of days for tourism we took advantage of the fact that it wasn´t raining on the coast and we visited the castle of Peñíscola, North from Valencia. After visiting the castle and heaving a wonderful lunch we went to the underground river in Vall D’Uixo: Grutas de San José. Whenever you plan a Spain hunting trip you must at least consider adding one tourism day to see the local castles, cathedrals, monuments that reflect the abundance of the Spanish culture, tradition and heritage.
Afterwards we headed South, admiring the medieval castles every 50-60 miles distance from each other. We arrived pretty late, but just in time to get some sleep and go hunting for the Southeastern Ibex on the next day.
If you want to read the rest of this article and to see the pictures click here: Hunting report: http://www.cazahispanica.com/spain-hunting-trip-lance-caskey-2016/