Overview of Spain Driven Bird Hunt
Spain is known for the traditional driven bird hunt for challenging fast flying red legged partridge. Even the most accomplished wingshooters will be humbled by these driven bird hunts.
We bring to you the oldest single owner and finest outfitting company in Spain established in 1975. It is important to shoot with an outfitter that has built their reputation on decades of experience. A testament of success is the number of repeat guests that return every year to this luxury lodge for their driven bird hunts. We believe this should be counted among your lifetime hunts as you will become a part of this warm and friendly family of hunters and long to return year after year.
You will be treated to an experience your entire group will remember for the rest of their lives. The shooting culture and the fanfare that follows suit brings even the most seasoned wingshooter unique pleasure. When you meet the owners, you will immediately know that you are in excellent hands and with people that you will want to hunt with for years to come.
The driven bird hunt has been a long time tradition in Spain. The Red Legged Partridge is a fast flying bird that follows the contour of the terrain. We normally organize groups of 6-8 shooters for a program of three days shooting and four nights. The average bird bag for the three days is 1800 birds between the whole line. A typical day will include 4 hunts with a “taco” or light snack in between followed by a delicious late lunch. Each shooter has a loader and a “secretario” which carry all the guns and shells around the field. Two guns of the same gauge are very recommendable as the birds normally come in flocks. It is once in a life time experience for any avid bird shooter. The accommodation during the shoot is at the owners’ 16th century luxury lodge only a 15 minutes drive from the hunting fields.
A common question is how do Red Legged Partridge fly? At this lodge they are described as medium high extremely fast flying birds! As the partridge hear the shots of a shotgun, they will to dart and dive and quickly adjust directions! Partridge shoots in Spain are unlike English pheasant hunting where the pheasant will tend to fly higher at the sound of the blast and are considerably slower birds.
The owners of this lodge will never brag on their client list but we know from our experiences that kings, presidents, and high profile clients are their norm.
Partridges – Red Legged Partridge Hunts: October 1 – January 31
It is has been a long time tradition in Spain. The Red Legged Partridge is a fast flying bird that follows the contour of the terrain. They normally organize groups of 8 shooters for a program of three days shooting and four nights. The average bird bag for the three days is 1800 birds between the whole line. They normally do four different drives every day. Each shooter has a loader and a “secretario” which carry all the guns and shells around the field. Two guns of the same gauge are very recommendable as the birds normally come in flocks. It is once in a life time experience for any avid bird shooter. The accommodation during the shoot is at the owners’ 14th century luxury lodge only a 15 minutes drive from the hunting fields.
A common question is how do Red Legged Partridge fly? At this lodge they are described as medium high extremely fast flying birds! As they hear the shots of a shotgun, they tend to dart and dive and change directions! Partridge shoots in Spain are unlike English pheasant hunting where the pheasant will tend to fly higher at the sound of the blast and are considerably slower birds.
A normal shooting day schedule looks like this:
Typical Bird Shoot day:
- Go to fields
- First driven shoot
- Second driven shoot
- 12:00 ish
- Snack and wine in the field
- Third driven shoot
- Fourth driven shoot
- 2:30-3:00 ish
- Lunch at the shoot ranch house
- Back at the main estate for siesta
- Chef prepared delicious Dinner
The 16th century estate that you will call home is located two hours south of Madrid in the Spanish province of Ciudad Real and 15 minutes away from the city with the same name. This traditional Spanish “finca” has been in the family for more than three centuries. You will feel at home, every tiny detail has been taken care of for you to enjoy your stay. From this luxurious lodge you’ll be able to hunt their 4,000 acre preserve for red deer, fallow deer, wild boar, muflon sheep and of course the fast flying Spanish Red Legged partridge.
14 Luxurious bedrooms for the discerning guest.
Your meals will be exceptional traditional Spanish style with excellent service. All will enjoy a hearty home cooked breakfast. For the bird shoot, you will have a snack in the field, lunch at the lovely ranch house on the hunting property, and all will join together for a lovely dinner at the main estate. A wonderful selection of wines will accompany your afternoon and evening meals.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Driven Red Legged Partridge Shoots: Shorter stays available
Day 1: Arrive in Madrid and overnight at Hotel Wellington (on own account or arranged by our travel agent)
Day 2: Lodge representative will collect you after breakfast and transfer you to the lodge which is about a two hour drive. Enjoy lunch on arrival at the lodge.
Day 3,4,5: Enjoy amazing driven Red Legged Partridge hunting!
Day 6: After breakfast begin your travels home. Please consider the drive time of two hours when planning your flights home. Afternoon flights are best. Or spend another night in Madrid or continue on touring.
Travel Details & Location
You will fly in and out of Madrid. You will be picked up by a lodge representative in Madrid at your hotel and transferred to your destination.
The closest private plane access is Madrid.
If an overnight is needed before or after the trip, most clients stay at the Hotel Wellington which is a five star hotel in Madrid known as the hotel to the bull fighters.
Spain is not just one of the best hunting destinations in Europe; it is one of the top tourism countries in the world. Its variety of historical sites, its cultural heritage, its gastronomy and its people will make you understand why Spain is the chosen holiday destination for so many tourists worldwide. Bring over the family and come and see it for yourself. We guaranty that you will come back.
A delightful guide may be arranged for your touring if you wish and is included in the observer rate for bird shoots.
Internet & Communications
Wifi is available as well as cell phone reception.
2021 Pricing – Please call for pricing.
Driven shoots begin at $14,500 for 4 nights/3 days per person. Shorter stays available.
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
“Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!”