SIERRA NEVADA IBEX

 

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

Order: Artiodactyla
Suborder: Rumiants
Family: Bovidae
Genus: Capra
Specie: Capra Pyrenaica
Subspecie: Capra Pyrenaica Hispanica
Body height: 2,13 – 2,95 ft.  65 – 90 cm.
Weight: 110 – 132 lbs. 50 – 60 kgs

HUNTING METHOD

Hunting is done by stalking in Government game reserves.

HUNTING SEASON

October to May. The best is the rutting (from November to December) and spring (from March to May) season.

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

South Spanish mountains. The Sierra Nevada (SouthEastern) Ibex is hunted in the mountains of Sierra Nevada National Park, in Sierra de Lujar, Sierra de Huetor, Santillan, and Sierra Arana, in Andalucia province. The hunting area is at least 3 hours from Alicante airport.

HABITAT

Rocky mountains between 4.900 – 8.200 ft. 1.000-2.500 m.

CHARACTERISTICS

In the Sierra Nevada the male’s horns grow long and follow an extraordinary backward curve, which looks like the shape of a sheep’s horn’.