The famous Monteria is the exclusive Spanish Big Game driven hunt and dates back from 12th century when it was only Kings and Noblemen that were allowed to take part in the noble art of hunting.
Ever since then, Monteria has been regarded as a big festive social event and has turned into a celebration with your dear ones and friends and a part of the Spanish culture and way of life. An amazing experience that allows the hunter to live incredible feelings in a friendly ambiance surrounded by the most typical Spanish landscape and its delicious gastronomy & wine.
Combining experience, wisdom, youth and passion our Monterias are of the highest quality prevailing above all security and guarantees of success that we offer to all our customers.
Hunting in areas of the highest quality we can also offer custom-made Monteria for private groups (from 5 hunters) with all sorts of bag sizes and trophies both in open estates and fenced.
We can arrange Monterias for entire groups as well as single places on Monterias where we fill the rest of the places. Given the great demand that we have had in recent years by foreign hunters we have specialized in organizing them for groups from all over Europe and America.
Much of our team also speaks English and German which is a great relief for all hunters who feel the language as a problem.
Spain is a fantastic country for the recovery of numerous species common in the rest of Europe and some unique in the world as the Spanish Ibex in any of its four subspecies classified according to their geographical location: Beceite, Gredos, Southern-East and Ronda.
Many of us simply can’t afford to spend ten or fourteen days out of the office and away from home hunting mountain game. If that’s the case, Spain is the ideal destination for you. The abundance of game described above allows hunters in prime hunting areas to expect an opportunity for a shot in just a few days, though weather conditions can affect hunting success. Still, if you’re after a single species like Ibex, Fallow Deer or Stag, then seven days—including airline travel and transport to the hunting area—will probably be sufficient.
Chasing wild Ibex in the mountains is an unforgettable adventure, and the culture, scenery and cuisine of Spain only adds to the experience.
You can enjoy extraordinary days stalking any of our species of big game, hunts tailored to your needs and budget in the best hunting areas of Spain and enjoying excellent accommodations always accompanied at all times by experience and well-known guides and professional hunters.
There is some high-fence hunting that is available in Spain, but if you’re someone who prefers wide-open spaces where the animals are unrestricted, then those areas are readily available and Masara has them.
We provide the most exclusive and wild hunting areas where you can hunt the biggest and most spectacular trophies. Special mention has to go to the areas in which we hunt the largest Red Deer and Gredos Ibex in Spain, without a doubt the best and most exclusive in the country.
With respect to the Roe Deer, there are two clearly differentiated subspecies whose hunting in the open is a real challenge for the hunter due to its uniqueness and difficulty. Masara has the best hunting areas for hunting both, the European in the North and the exclusive Moorish in the South (Cádiz), a unique jewel in the hunting world.
France, Hungary, Romania, Bulgari, Poland, Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Croatia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Russia as well as Canada, Alaska, Greenland and New Zeeland are also available in our hunting destinations.
- Gredos Ibex
- Beceite Ibex
- South-Eastern Ibex
- Ronda Ibex
- Barbary Sheep
- Red Deer
- Fallow Deer
- Roe Deer
- Cantabrian Chamois
- Pyrenean Chamois
- Balearic Goat
- Red-legged partridge
Hunting Gredos Spanish Ibex takes place in Sierra de Gredos, which is a mountain range comprised in the Central System and located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula. Sierra de Gredos is bordered by the Spanish provinces of Salamanca, Cáceres, Ávila, Madrid and Toledo, and its highest altitude of 2592 meters is in Avila.
Gredos Ibexes are strong mountainous animals characterized by their large and ﬂexible hooves and short legs. These physical adaptations allow them to be able to run and leap on bare, rocky and rough slopes. Their body is strong and robust.
This ibex has the darkest colour skin. Males horns are big, ringed and with a wrinkled surface. The horns rise vertically and lean out and back in a lyre form with the top inwards. While this is the typical Gredos horn conformation, other horn shapes may be found in this region and even in the same herd. The horns grow proportionately with age, one ring per year.
Located very close to the Mediterranean seen between Teruel, Barcelona and Valencia, with altitudes between 900-1800 meters, the Beceite Ibex hunting is one of the most amazing of Spain, since we can find one of the bigger trophies of the fourth kinds of ibex in Spain due to their considerable spread and size. Ibex fur in summer is quite short dark-grey colour, but in winter the fur becomes longer with black marks on its back.
Its body is strong and robust. Males horns are big, ringed and with a wrinkle surface. The horns rise vertically and lean out in a very open way.
While this is the typical Beceite horn conformation, other horn shapes may be found in this region and even in the same herd. The horns grow proportionately with age, one ring per year.
Southeastern Spanish Ibex is smaller and lighter in color than the Beceite and Gredos types, but larger and darker than the Ronda type.
Southeastern male horns rise vertically and lean out and back in a scimitar form with the tips inward. Although the keel is smooth, making horns grow proportionately with age (one ring per year), horn size and shape vary considerably from place to place.
The densities of this subspecies are much smaller than those of the ibex of Beceite or Gredos, so it must be admitted that it is a real challenge to hunt a great trophy.
This animal lives in the mountains of Sierra Nevada, Almería, Granada and Jaen provinces between 1000-2200 m, so a good physical condition is required.
The smallest type of Spanish ibex with the smallest horns. Overall color is a light brown. It´s fur is quite short clear-brown colour and black on its back. His body is the smallest one.
The horns resemble those of an Alpine ibex, typically growing upward in a V-shape, then backward with a spiral turn of only 90 degrees (grow straight and they end in a curve form). Horn thickness is constant for half the length, then decreases gradually to the tips. Ronda Ibex is located on the natural parks of Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra de Grazalema between 900-1800 meters, which have a great natural wealth with lots of animal species and vegetation.
While this is the typical Ronda horn conformation, other horn shapes may be found in this region and even in the same herd. The horns are ringed with a wrinkle surface and grow proportionately with age, one ring per year.
Stalking barbary Sheep is a fantastic game, especially for collectors of goats and bighorns sheep. Also named Aoudad, it´s coat is sandy-brown, darkening with age, with a slightly lighter underbelly and a dark line on the back. This colour blends perfectly with the rocks of the habitat where it lives. The coat is very thick.
Throat, chest and frontal legs have shaggy, long and smooth hair. The horns have a triangular cross section, curved first outwards, then backwards and finally inwards and reach up. The horns are smooth with wrinkles at the base. Aoudads form herds of adult males and females guided by a dominant male. Females are much smaller than males, are lighter in color and have less hair and much smaller horns.
The Barbary sheep lives in the mountains of Alicante, Almeria and Murcia, in the South-East of Spain, where you will find deserted lands and mountains.
In the Cadiz Mountains, you can now hunt one of the largest and most exclusive estates in Spain, located at Los Alcornocales Natural Park, with an area of 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres).
The estate is home to one of Europe’s most prestigious Red Stag herds thanks to the management and dedication of several generations and Masara has the privilege to hunt there. The estate is easily accessible by commercial and private plane through nearby international airports: Seville, Malaga, Jerez and Gibraltar.
The beautiful rolling hills of the estate are covered in mature cork trees, providing a natural habitat for the stags. There is excellent cover, with plenty of draws and gullies offering an exciting spot and stalk hunt. For decades, it has been carefully managed to create a herd of the finest quality.
The stags are recognized for their length of antler and beautiful traditional style.
These are arguably Europe’s most impressive Red Stag.
Hunting begins in September, coinciding with the Red Stag rutting season (the Roar).
The rut ends in late October, with hunts available until mid-January.
Masara will provide an unforgettable luxury Spanish adventure unlike anything you have experienced before, from our first class trophies to the luxury 5* Hotel, serving the finest Spanish cuisine.
Stalking Fallow deer in Spain takes place between September and February, being the rut an exciting time to hunt the Iberian Fallow Deer. For the best trophies, it should be hunted soon after the velvet is stripped, since tines are often broken off in fighting during the rut in October.
The estate is located in Cadiz and it´s easily accessible by commercial and private plane through nearby international airports: Seville, Malaga, Jerez and Gibraltar.
The beautiful rolling hills of the estate are covered in mature cork trees, providing a natural habitat for the deer.
In the case of the European Roe deer the rut is in the middle of the summer, July/August. Unlike the other hunting species, it is not particularly easier to hunt the Roe buck during their rut, first of all because it is extremely warm in July and August in Spain and secondly because there is a better prime time, April and September, being the month of April “the top one”.
September is more or less a “second chance to harvest a Roe deer”, although as September may still be a warm month, the chances are lower. When we plan on hunting the European Roe deer we consider one of the following methods: “spot and stalk” or “sit and wait”. You will be hunting in Soria and Burgos in some areas which are known to hold amazing trophies calibre.
The estates are easily accessible by commercial and private plane through nearby Madrid international airport.
Special mention has to go to the areas in which we hunt the exclusive Moorish Roe deer in the South (Cádiz), a unique jewel in the hunting world. You will be hunting in an area which is known to hold amazing trophies calibre.
The estate is easily accessible by commercial and private plane through nearby international airports: Seville, Malaga, Jerez and Gibraltar. The beautiful rolling hills of the estate are covered in mature cork trees, providing a natural habitat for the stags.
Stalking Mouflon in Spain takes place between September and May (but we can also offer all year hunting) being the rut an exciting time to hunt from October to December.
Both of the estates provide top quality trophies and are located in Seville, Jaen and Ciudad Real, easily accessible by commercial and private plane through nearby international airports like Seville, Jerez, Ciudad Real and Madrid.
Cantabrian Chamois or Rebeco is classified as separate specie from the other European Chamois. It’s similar to Pyrenean Chamois, but it is slightly smaller, with morphological differences that are difficult to distinguish at first glance.
Chamois live at moderately high altitudes (1700-2900 m) in the Cantabrian Mountains located in the North-West of Spain (4 hours driving North from Madrid Airport) and are adapted to live in steep, rugged, rocky terrains. Both males and females have short, straightest horns which are hooked backwards near the tip.
The hunting season depends on some circumstances but it’s normally between April and May as well as between November and December being November the rutting period.
Hunting Pyrenean Chamois in Spain is an exclusive and interesting hunting destination in a fantastic scenery.
The Pyrenean Chamois, in terms of the weight of the animal is slightly larger than the Cantabrian Chamois, where there is a big difference in the size of the horn, being the Pyrenean Chamois, much larger.
Although both sexes have horns, the males horns are thicker and more curved than the females. The Pyrenean Chamois is located in the Pyrenees Mountains along the border between France and Spain and between 1700 – 2800m.
The hunting season depends on some circumstances but it’s normally between April and May as well as between November and December being November the rutting period. The closest Airport is Barcelona.
The Balearic Goat is indigenous to the Balearic Island of Mallorca. This animal can be hunted all through the year, without season restrictions. They are completely wild, the biggest threat to their existence being the cross-breeding with domestic livestock. Included in the Capra Slam, the species is relatively new for the SCI-context and it’s carefully managed seeking a high level purity guaranteed by the Balearic Government. Both sexes have horns, but only the horns of the males grow spirally being long and thick and show a long black beard.
They are located between 500 and 1000 m close to the sea and can be hunted all through the year without season restrictions being the rutting period from 15th August to 30th September.
The estate is easily accessible by commercial and private plane through nearby Palma de Mallorca International Airport.
Red-legged partridge is one of the most typical birds in Spain, highly appreciated by hunters all around the world.
Our private hunting reserve is the perfect place for red partridge hunting, located in Ciudad Real, a full of cynegetic tradition area. Specialists in driven hunting, our hunting reserve is defined by its tradition and quality and it’s considered by hunters all around the world one of the best hunting reserves and the perfect place to enjoy red-legged partridge hunting.
Mother Nature endowed our fields with red partridges and since that time such a wealth in hunting has never been seen on earth. Flushing and hunting the red partridge is unique in the world. Nothing compares to their boldness and agility, their vertical flight.
The quality of the hunt at our private hunting reserves is also unique. Our team has porters, guides, flags, scouts, chauffeurs, dog masters… all the needed technical equipment related to a true red-legged partridge driven hunt.
You have at your disposal the best rural and urban accommodations personally selected by the professionals of Masara Safaris.
Always maintaining the standards of comfort and convenience as well as the greatest luxury available in the area, our Hotels and Rural Houses are always located as close as possible to the areas where we go hunting or tourism.
These accommodations have also been selected based on the score received by the best international Tour Operators as well as the satisfaction of customers for the quality of their services and facilities.
The gastronomic offer as well as its wine cellar and liquors has also been very important in their choice, we want you to enjoy your stay to the maximum in all aspects.
It’s not all about hunting.
There are also times to rest and enjoy other types of adventures and diversions. Any of the destinations we regularly work offer fantastic options for tourism, adventure, leisure and fun.
Spain is one of the most touristic countries in the world where combining a few days of hunting either Montería or Stalking with other activities is a fabulous option. Beach, mountains, skiing, golf, gastronomy, wine tourism…a whole country full of possibilities.