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.
The hunting season for the Beceite Ibex is from 16th October to 31st May. The rut time, like the rest of the Spanish ibex is during November – December.
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 regioin 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.
Your hunting trip will start with your arrival to Alicante or Valencia airport where Iberhunting staff will meet you. He will accompany you during all your trip and will care for your hunt. After the clearance documents for bringing your riffle, you will be transfered to the hotel close to the hunting area and having dinner in this place.
Valencia is the place to hunt the Beceite ibex.
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.”
This hunt, just like other stalking of these species, begins in the early hours of the morning after a good breakfast. It is a mountain hunt in which the hunter and guides search, with the aid of binoculars and monocular, for a suitable trophy according to the clients demands. The stalking should then be carried out in complete silence, with attention being paid to the
recommendations of the guide.
This game specie is hunted in vast zones where the density and quality of the trophies allows for the hunt to be adapted to each person’s physical conditions.
When hunting by stalking shooting distances may be in the range of 150 – 250 meters we recommended calibres for this hunt are 300 WM, 338 WM and 270 Watherby. In most cases you will have time to get a confortable rest for shooting, but sometimes you must be able to manage quicker shots.
In normal weather conditions we score a 100% of success in our hunts. But if any case the weather avoids a successful hunt, we keep your hunting licence and you can come back for huntin during the next two years with the only cost of your spanish hunting licence and insurance (175,00.€) and the dailyrates (450,00.-€).