Partridge shooting in Spain began in the late nineteenth century. A few years later, King Alfonso XIII, thanks to his great hobby, managed to get the most important families of the era involved in this type of hunting. Thus paving the way forward for all hunting property owners who have carried this tradition forward to this day.
After the reign of Alfonso XIII, he was determined to push for and carry on the tradition of partridge shooting. In his efforts he created numerous hunting reserves and achieved truly impressive results with his hunts.
Committed to the past, present and future of partridge hunting, the Medem family has helped spread knowledge and awareness of this activity with the publication of their book "100 Years of Partridge Shooting" and today, La Nava offers the possibility of enjoying the full tradition of this art.
Having been connected to traditional partridge shooting in Spain for decades, the Medem family have been present for the most important national and organized hunts of the most important figures of the international hunting scene. Today Javier Medem, together with his wife, Almudena, and her brother Álvaro del Moral, collectively keep the family spirit of the business and the foundations and traditions of hunting alive.
The Medem Family
Your hosts at La Nava: Javier Medem and Almudena del Moral, owners of La Nava, designed the lodge and the whole La Nava experience in order to make every guest feel at their own home. At La Nava you are the host, not us, and we will be there just to make everything easier for you. This is how we have created a unique and special atmosphere, because just like when you are at home, you will feel at La Nava. La Nava is world reference for partridge hunting in ojeo.
Hunting experience at La Nava: La Nava is located in Castilla La Mancha, land of Don Quixote, a Spanish region with a greater hunting tradition in general, and partridge in particular. Just two hours and fifteen minutes from Madrid by car, its access is simple and is very well connected. Young, professional and dynamic, our secretaries, porters and drivers will ensure that your only concern is to aim, shoot and enjoy. We continue with the tradition, and that is that in La Nava we keep the customs intact, such as the food in the field, the horse-eye, the dogs retreiver, and the natural postures of wood and mountain. Pheasants and partridges are our main targets. Click here for quick country guide.
A typical game shooting day at La Nava: The group land by plane at our Runway on the property, or at any Spanish international airport (normally Madrid or Granada) where our drivers will be attending their arrivals.
Once at the lodge, the guests will be invited to receive a relaxing massage before drinks and dinner, where they will do the draw for the next day. Those who need to borrow guns will choose them during the afternoon.
Next morning, we normally have breakfast at 8.30am and leave to the fields at 9.15am. Before the first drive they are introduced to their loader and secretario, who will attend them during the shoot. After the first two drives, we have a “taco” (Spanish tapas), while we get the next two drives ready. After the fourth drive, we have a memorable lunch in the fields and we decide if we keep shooting in the afternoon for one or two more drives.
After the shoot, we head back to the lodge where our Spa with the Sauna, Hamman and massages will help the shooter recover from a heavy shooting day, and they will be able to relax in the stunning terrace before drinks and dinner. During their stay at the lodge they will be attended by an extremely professional and friendly staff, who work under the motto “ we make the impossible, possible and ensure that miracles happen in five minutes ”.
Next day, we normally leave to the fields at 9,15am for 4 drives, have lunch at the lodge and get the departure ready, where the guests will be driven to our runway or to the airport assisted by our drivers team who will help them have an easy flight back home!
Accommodation at La Nava: Thanks to its extensive size and its unique location, La Nava allows you to enjoy the different Castilian landscapes without even leaving the property. La Nava has its own accommodations, click here to view. For booking purposes, please contact your host for more details.
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Directions by car or public transport to La Nava.
Availability and dates: During the business season, from October 1 to February 28, La Nava offers the most demanding hunters in the world the opportunity to enjoy the excellence in partridge browsing. For dates, please contact your host.
Seasons: Contact host for up to date species season in Spain.
Permits: Contact host for information on permits or travelling with your sporting equipment.
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