Hunting in the Pyrenees, Spain.
Forming the natural border between Spain and France, the Pyrenees Mountains stretch from the Mediterranean to the Cantabrian Sea. As one of the most scenic ranges in Spain, the Pyrenees display a cornucopia of seasonal color palettes including the mixed greens of spring, the reds, yellows and fiery oranges of fall, and the clean snow caps of winter. Of these grand mountains, Aneto is the champion, its peak touching the sky at 11, 168 feet.
Winter hunts can be a challenge due to the snow, but if our 4WD’s can’t make it, we’ll advance with snowmobiles and conquer the remaining heights on foot. This is one of the few areas in Spain where you can see multiple species of big game: Pyrenean Chamois, Iberian Mouflon Sheep, European Roe Deer, Iberian Red Stag, European Fallow Deer and Wild Boar. It is truly a hunter’s paradise.
How to get to Pyrenees
- From Barcelona: 1:45h (75 miles) to 3:30h (155 miles)
- From Madrid: 7h (380 miles)
Iberian Red Stag
For the deer hunter, Spain boasts its own native Red Stag, hunted primarily in the Pyrenees. Though smaller than its European cousin, it makes for a superb hunt, especially during the rut.
European Fallow Deer
The European Fallow Deer, though smaller than the Red Stag, presents large, well-palmated antlers, and continues to be a great forest hunt for our clients in the Pyrenees Mountains.
European Roe Deer
Called the “forest elf”, the European roe deer is one of the smallest deer in world. It is widely known as a symbol of the European hunting tradition.
This is the largest of the two native Chamois of Spain, both body and horns are larger than the Cantabrian Chamois.
Iberian Mouflon Sheep
One of the world’s smallest wild sheep, resembling a slim domestic sheep except that it has a normal coat of hair, any wool being concealed beneath. We hunt these little guys in the Pyrenees; they live even higher than the Chamois.
What to hunt in Pyrenees
In this area you can hunt the following species