Four species of Ibex live in Spain: the southeastern, Rhonda, Beceite, and the largest horned, the Gredos (capra pyrennica victoriae). It was the big brother of the group I was after, as I had taken a very nice Beceite ibex just two years before, starting my quest for the Spanish ibex slam. Continue reading King of the Mountain
Editor’s Note: On Friday we dust off a gem from the extensive SCI archives and bring it back to life. Today we tag along on a hunt for Gredos Ibex in Spain. This story first appeared in the March/April 1987 issue of Safari Magazine.
There are cave drawings in Spain and southern France that are proof the ibex has been hunted extensively since prehistoric times. However, with the arrival of modern Continue reading Flashback Friday – Spanish Ibex Quest
The Gredos Ibex is one of the most coveted trophies of the mountain regions of Spain. They are the largest of the Spanish Ibex with the biggest horns. These traits coupled with the difficult terrain of their habitat make these majestic animals a must for any mountain hunters bucket list. Here are the top ten from the SCI Record Book.