We can arrange a small driven hunt, or something bigger, where in either case, all the game is to a high class.
Driven hunts, (Monteria), is an extremely exhilarating form of sport and has deep roots here in Spain. The sound of the dogs, as they find the boar and the roar from the beaters, when they see them, is something to experience.
For us, an average of 15 hunters stand on each drive, using predominantly rifles, but some with shotguns. On our drives it is easy to shoot deer with trophies between 7 to 9 kilos, (17 to 19 pounds), with boar an average of 27cm, (10 5/8 inches), per tusk. It is a great spectacle to see how more than fifty dogs beat all the bushes, but even more, to hear and see how the dogs are fighting with an old boar. It is at this moment when you will take your knife and run quickly to kill the boar. It is now when you will feel the fear and the happiness at the same time and taste the old traditions of the hunt.
The accommodation we offer, is like a five star hotel, with excellent food and wine. But depending on the area, will be a lodge with rooms or individual bungalows.
You should expect to start early each day and be on the shoot at first light, returning after dark. Before each day begins there will be a quick briefing by your hosts. Lunch will consist of Spanish food and wine, taken in the forest at 13.00, but does not last very long, as you are soon off to the next drive.
The weather can play a vital role in the driven hunt and the cold weather and snow will move the boar and deer to the warmer thickets in the forest, nearer to the feeding stations.
Location: We are located in the South eastern Spanish province of La Mancha. We specialize in driven pheasant, driven partridge and duck shoots in Spain.
About your host at Spanish Driven Partridge: Valeriano Bellés, Guide. We offer 40 years of experience in organizing driven partridge and group hunting with beaters in one of the most prestigious areas of Castile-La Mancha, the incomparable setting of the Ruidera Lagunas Natural Park. We have our own group of estates and preserves, experienced personnel, and we arrange all accommodations and catering services. We are third generation hunters and our love for nature and this way of life means that we guarantee the quality of the services we offer.
Game shooting experience at Spanish Driven Partridge: Partridge shooting in the Southeastern Spanish province of La Mancha has a magic of its own. The landscape here isn't just beautiful — it allows us to offer a wide variety of drives, some are the traditional drives similar to typical grouse drives, with low incoming and crossing bird and we can also produce drives over valleys with the guns placed for maximum heights of the birds, depending on the team of guns requirements and experience. We will do everything possible to produce just the days shooting you would wish it to be. Like most partridge days, the wind is an important factor. The season starts in October and ends in February, the later in the season, the stronger the birds. We truly aim to make our shooting the greatest test any hunter can face. Even if you have shot partridge (pheasants/ducks) before, we try to challenge your shooting by high birds driven over deep valleys or fast wild birds late in the season. Once the wind gets behind the birds, the excitement of great shooting grows. Together with you, we will select the drives best suited for your team of guns. Click here for quick link country guide.
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Accommodation: Our lodge is approximately a two hours drive from Madrid International airport and is easily accessible from all major European cities. Click here to view the lodge. To select and book the top suggested hotels and accommodation in the area when hunting at Spanish Driven Partridge, click here.
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