Spanish Game Animals

Compiled by Enrique Feduchy


Here is a chart showing the main game usually hunted in Spain. As you can see, practically all of the animals are CXP2 class and normally hunted by stalking.

The main exception is the practice of the "monteria". This particular practice is very common in the Mediterranean Forest, and involves a battue with dogs entering in a area circled by the hunters placed previously in strategic points. Normally you must shoot at running game (mainly deer and wild boar) with plenty of adrenaline in their system, and trying to avoid the open spaces. For this form of hunting it is very common to use calibers such us the 30.06, .308 or even more powerful cartridges at short distances like the .35 Whelen, the .338 Win. Mag. or the European 9.3x62 or 9.3x74 R.


Game

Spanish name

English name

Male average weight (lb)

Hunting method

Ciervo

Spanish Deer

240

stalking or "montería"

Jabalí

Wild Boar

180

stand or "montería"

Macho Montés

Wild Goat

160

stalking

Rebeco

Chamois (Ibex)

50

stalking

Corzo

Roe Deer

70

stalking

Gamo

Buck (fallow deer)

90

stalking

Muflón

Corse Sheep

100

stalking

Arrui

African Sheep

160

stalking

Lobo

Wolf

80

stand

Oso Pardo

Brown Bear

240

non authorised

Lince

Spanish Lynx

50

non authorised




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