Hunting Beceite Ibex in Spain
- Order: Artiodactyla.
- Suborder: Rumiants.
- Family: Bovidae.
- Genus: Capra.
- Specie: Capra Pyrenaica.
- Subspecie: Capra Pyrenaica Victoriae.
- 16th October – 31th May.
- Rut time: November – December.
- Best time to hunt: rut time and spring season.
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Capra Pyrenaica Hispanica is the subspecie of the most widely distributed wild goat on the Iberian Peninsula. One of the largest colonies of Spanish goat can be found in the Puertos de Tortosa-Beceite region.
Like most mammals, ibex (Capra Pyrenaica) are highly sexually dimorphic animals. This means that there are major differences between the morphology of the male and female goat.
The male has large and ringed horns that expand laterally like airplane wings, a characteristic that distinguishes this species from ibex found in other areas of the country. They can weigh up to 110 kilograms and measure 80 centimeters in height and five feet in length. Males are characterized by a goatee below their chin.
Females are much smaller than males. They can grow up to a length of 1.20 meters and a height of 60 centimeters. Female goats weigh between 30 and 45 kilograms and have much smaller horns than males.
This game species is hunted in large areas where the density and quality of the hunting trophies are well adapted to the physical conditions of each individual.
Los Puertos de Beceite is a mountainous massif located between the provinces of Tarrogona (Catalonia), Teruel (Aragón) and Castellón (Valencia) where the Catalan Pre-Coastal Range and the Iberian System meet.
The region is characterized by vegetation of pine (black pine and red pine), oak and holm-oak as well as a beech forest (declared a partial nature reserve). The terrain has numerous ravines, ridges and peaks, where other animal species such as badgers, genets and birds of prey can be found, as well as a large population of otters and vultures.
Its highest point is the 1,447-meter Mont Caro (Roquetes), which is the highest mountain in the province of Tarragona.
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Thanks to its geographic location near the Mediterranean, this community is a place of amazing contrasting landscapes reflected in the local cuisine, where you’ll find both traditional flavors and culinary innovations of exceptional quality.
Valencian cuisine is characterized by a wealth of recipes that are as healthy as they are delicious. The secret lies in the natural ingredients from the sea and the garden: the oils, vegetables, spices, fruits, meat and fresh fish dishes that make up the “Mediterranean Diet.”
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Valencia is the place to hunt the Beceite ibex
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