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Gredos Spanish Ibex

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION
Order:  Artiodactyla Suborder: Ruminants Family:  Bovidae Genus:  Capra Specie:  Capra Cyrenaica Subspecie:  Capra Cyrenaica Victoriae Body height: 2,46-3,28 ft / 75-100 cm Weight: 188- 265 lb / 85-120 kg
DESCRIPTION

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. His body is strong and robust. This ibex has the darkest colour skin.

Males´ horns are big, ringed and with a wrinkle 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.

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

Central Spanish mountains:” Sierra de Gredos”.

 

HABITAT

Rocky mountains between 1500-2500m.

ACCOMMODATION

Lodging is provided in hotels very close to the hunting area.

HUNTING SEASON
March to June and November to 20th de December.
Rutting period : October to November.
HUNTING METHOD

Hunting is arranged by stalking in National Reserves and in private game reserves.

TROPHY LENGTH
SCI STANDARD BOW
Bronce Score 70 63
Silver Score 75  7/8 67 7/8
Gold Score 81  1/8 77

 

CIC MALE
Bronce Score 205 to 219,99
Silver Score 220 to 229,9
Gold Score over 230

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