BALEAREAN BOC

The Balearean Wild Goat or the Balearean Boc is indigenous to the Balearean Island Mallorca. The oldest remains of this specie have been dated to 2030 B.C by the archeologist that have studied the fauna of the Mediterranean Sea. This is similar to other Mediterranean goats, but with some peculiarities that distinguish it from the others.

It has a reddish coat, a black cross on the back, black beard and horn usually open, growing sideways. The Balearean Boc present sexual dimorphism affecting size, coloration pattern, horns size and shape, and the presence of a black beard in male goats, which grows longer in age. Horns in males are well developed with a very open, almost horizontal “V” shape. Every horn develops in a spiral shape, achieving spreads of near 100 cm in well developed mature bocs. Females show bow shared, straight and non spiraled horns. Female horns are shorter and thinner than male ones.

The hunting areas are in the island of Mallorca, on the entire west coast and northwest in the Sierra Tramuntana and the Formentor, Alcudia and Artá Peninsulas.

There are a pleasant surprise to be found in every corner of this island

Mallorca or Majorca is a beautiful island in the Mediterranean measuring almost 80 kilometres from one end to the other. It is connected with regular flights to the main airports around the world. Its history goes back a long way and it offers no-ending cultural, sporting and gastronomic activities. Not only does it offer the visitors the best in accommodation and services but also the possibility to enjoy the typical, bucolic landscape: 550 kilometres of coast, where you will find some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful coves and white sand beaches.

It is really difficult to explain how beautiful it can be to stalk this historical specie with a sunrise scenery and surrounded by cliffs and an intense blue sea. But this Mallorca and its Balearean Boc Hunt.

And after a truly memorable hunt, there can be no better end than to delight in the regional food. Meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, pulses, rice, olive oil and other ingredients are skilfully combined in recipes with a long tradition to create delicious dishes that are best enjoyed accompanied by one of Majorca’s excellent wines. Without doubt Mallorca deserves to be a year round destination – the climate is mild, the food and wine are excellent, and hiking in the hills gives you a chance to work up an appetite!

  • Airport: Mallorca Airport

  • Hunting Season: May-November

  • Duration: From 5 days

  • Accommodation: Hotel

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