By Tim Jones, Managing Editor
Still in Spain
, Swiss subscriber Blaise Rey checked in this month with two rave reports on successful back-to-back hunts for ibex and Balearean boc. Both hunts were arranged by Valeriano Belles Tena of Ibex Hunt Spain
(phone from the US: 011-34-656-642-575).
In report 9044
, Rey details his hunt for Gredos ibex from January 9-12, 2013 on the Gredos mountain range near Avila, west of Madrid. He reports taking a silver medal ram. "We climbed and spotted. My wife came with me, so it was not an extreme hunt, but I think you need to be in good shape to enjoy this hunt ? we walked seven hours. Our PH knew that we were used to walking on the mountains. The landscape was wonderful with very big stones like in the Grand Canyon.
"After a beautiful approach (with an altitude change of nearly 700 meters) above a sea of fog, I had the opportunity to shoot a superb, trophy-class Gredos ibex......