Sierra Nevada Ibex

Sierra Nevada Ibex

 

Granada and Almeria are two cities near the hunting zones. Sierra Nevada Ibex hunting is a great experience. Adult males and females live in separate herds too. The rut is is only time when males mixed with the female group and it is at this rutting time (last autumn) when we can see spectacular fights between adult males vying for females.

Ibex hair in hot seasons is short and grey coloured, lighter than Beceite and Gredos, but darker than Ronda ones. In winter the pelage becomes longer with black spots on its back and chest. They are strong and males and females have horns, but females ones are much shorter.

Typical males’ horns are wrinkled surface, they can twist one or more times. Size and shape may vary between different zones. The horns grow vertically and lean out in a very open way ended with a curve. The horns add one ring per year, and the biggest ones are founded from 10-14 years.

Distribution

Southeastern Ibex is founded in Sierra Nevada mountain chain. They are located in south Granada and north Almeria.

sierra nevada ibex map

Hunting

The hunting method is arranged by stalking in National Reserves and in private game reserves. Hunting season is from October to May. Lodging is provided in first class mountain lodges very close to the hunting area.