As the famous grouse in Scotland, the red-legged partridge is considered one of the best birds by the most reputable small game hunters around the world. Stopping the fast flight of the Spanish partridge when hundreds of birds appear suddenly in the sky is a big challenge for shooters.
Hunters are placed in a line of 8/10 guns, and provided with one loader and one assistant. Usually, the hunters use a pair of double guns, and the loader –perfectly trained- is reloading the gun in the British style, meanwhile you shoot with the other shotgun. Shooters are placed between blinds to ensure the safety of each hunter.
When the hunters are placed and ready, the beaters start to walk, slowly, towards the hunters line, pushing the partridges as gently as possible, to ensure the maximum number of opportunities to each spot. Partridges fly up of the hunters line at different heights and speeds, ensuring greater shooting variety.
One day of Spanish partridge driven hunt is like a ceremony: it starts in the morning with a traditional breakfast, offered in the farm-house dining room. Then, the hunters are taken to the first shooting line. The first driven of the day is ready to start. Hunters will be shooting for almost one hour. After that, a traditional snack with a small “oloroso wine” tasting is offered. After that, hunters will continue with the second baiting of the day. Next, the lunch will be ready, so shooters can rest and recover for a while. After that, the third and last driven-hunt will take place to finish the hunting day. Finally, the hunters will meet together to have a drink and the result of the day will be presented to the shooters for the official picture.
Come and taste the tradition of the authentic and luxury red-legged partridge driven hunt in the heart of Spain.
From October 1st to March 31th
We work in many different estates, ensuring you could choose the most adapted program for you and your hunting companions: Fresnedas Altas estate, in Viso del Marqués (Ciudad Real). 2-hour drive from Madrid International Airport. One of the most celebrated estates in the heart of the red-legged partridge habitat.
La Flamenca, the preferred estate for the Spanish aristocracy, is situated 1-hour drive from Madrid Airport nearby the historical village of Aranjuez, (Word Heritage place).
Day 1: Arrival to Madrid airport. Welcome and greetings, and transfer to the hunting estate.
Day 2 and 3: Red legged partridge driven hunting
Day 4: After a tasty breakfast, transfer to the airport and farewell.
We only work with the most renowned estates in Spain, places where you won´t be disappointed in any aspect: the quality of the birds are unbeatable, the lodges usually are traditional “chateaus” just in the middle of the hunting state and the most part of them have a traditional courtyard where we offer to our guests an exclusive, Spanish traditional cuisine. Its bodega is permanently open at no extra cost. Fresnedas altas have 10 double rooms in the estate “chateau”. In La Flamenca the hunters will be lodged in a luxury hotel in Aranjuez, one of the most beautiful places in Spain and tagged as “World Heritage”.
|4 travel/2 hunting days including 125 partridges per hunter||4.200€|
Standard price for Fresnedas Altas State. Minimum 6 hunters.
Prices in La Flamenca under request.
Prices for less or more days under request.
- • Welcome and greetings in Madrid Airport.
• All ground transportation.
• Licenses and hunting permits.
• English-speaker interpreter.
• 3 nights’ luxury full board accommodation.
• 2 hunting days.
• Organization: Drivers, batters, retriever dogs.
• Loader and secretary.
• Bag of 125 partridges per hunter
• Assistants, 4×4 vehicles.
• 125 partridges per hunter.
• Ammunition: unlimited shotshells.
• Lunch and snacks between each driven hunt.
• Wines, liquors and permanently open bodega.
- Not Included
- • Additional partridges (32€ each)
• Extra lodging nights 250€ per day
• Observers: 250€ per day.
• Shotgun rental: 300€ (matched pair)
Beceite and Gredos spanish ibex, and all Spanish big and small game can be combined with this program.
Guns and ammunition
A matched pair of 20 or 12 gauge shotguns is the best choice for this hunting. We also have pairs of guns for our guests we can adapt to the shape of each hunter with removable pads.
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Note: Is the hunters responsibility to obtain a hunting or travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances. Pyrenean Outfitters can provide insurance coverage hunting in any country.