Eduardo Fernández de Araoz, meet the owner of Cazatur!
In Cazatur we organize the best hunting trips in Spain and Europe. They are unforgettable experiences in which the best hunts and fun sightseeing are combined. You will be able to know the great history and culture of Spain, taste its rich gastronomy and its wonderful wines, as well as check the great hospitality of its people. We are pioneers of hunting in Spain, we have more than 35 years of experience and we want to share all this knowledge to offer you more than just a hunting trip. Cazatur was founded in 1977 and Eduardo Fernández de Araoz is its current owner. He was one of the founders of Mundicaza in 1981, which is a company dedicated to the professional organization of hunts around the world.
In 1988 he acquired, together with his partner, Ignacio Coello de Portugal, the company Cazatur, which was founded by the late Ricardo Medem Sanjuán, and a few years later acquired all the shareholding. He has been dedicated to the hunting sector in Spain for more than 40 years, organizing big and small game trips for foreigners in our country and as a world hunting consultant, mostly for Spanish hunters who want to carry out hunting expeditions around the world. He has received numerous awards, including the prestigious C.J. McElroy Award. He has achieved great achievements as a hunter and is also a member of SCI (Safari Club International), which is a global association that ensures to defend and disseminate the principles of hunting.
If you want to know more about the trajectory of Eduardo Fernández de Araoz and about the great hunting experiences that we organize in Cazatur, read this article. You will discover everything that hunting means to Eduardo and what are the awards and recognitions he has obtained.
Let’s get to know Eduardo better!
Who is Eduardo Fernández de Araoz?
Eduardo Fernández de Araoz was born in Madrid in 1959, has been married to Paloma since 1991, and they have two children, Verónica and Eduardo IV. He began guiding hunters for Cazatur in 1980, acquiring exclusive ownership of the company in 1988. His commitment to the world of hunting, inspired him to establish a Spanish Chapter of Safari Club International, of which he was president from 1988 to 2011. He was a founding member of a hunting consultancy in Madrid, called Mundicaza, which organizes hunts around the world. In 1995, he bought from his partners all the shares of the company Cazatur and currently directs it exclusively.
In 1990 he was elected treasurer of the Spanish Association of Professional Hunters. He has been a full professional member of the International Association of Professional Hunters since 1981, accepting a position as one of the chairs of the executive committee in 1993, being re-elected in January 2001, for his fourth term and being elected President in 2005 and still is. He was instrumental in the publication of the book Camp Fires. (Safari Press 1999). Its office is located in the center of Madrid and is open all year round, has the latest telecommunications.
Awards and recognitions of Eduardo Fernández de Araoz
● C.J. McElroy Award (October 21st, 2020)
The McElroy Award was founded in 1995 in honor of the late founder and president emeritus of the International Safari Club. It is little known among Spanish hunters, but it is the greatest recognition that exists among international hunting professionals. It is given to a member of the SCI to recognize his important contribution to hunting activity, having demonstrated his dedication to the conservation of wildlife and respecting the values of Safari Club International. Potential candidates must show exemplary ethics in the hunting business and be committed to SCI’s programs and mission statement.
After being nominated three times in previous editions, Eduardo Fernández de Araoz won this prestigious award in 2020, becoming the second Spaniard to receive it in the history of this award.
SCI is a global association with 50,000 direct partners and 500,000 members. Its headquarters are located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. It has a presence in the 6 continents.The SCI was founded in 1972 by C. J. Mc Elroy, now deceased, who was its president and great inspirer for many years. He was an active hunter who wanted to create a strong and modern organization to defend and disseminate the principles of sport hunting and disseminate its relationship with the conservation of species. He considered that hunting generates economic activity before, during and after it is carried out, creating jobs and resources in many sectors, and promoting the interest of conservation in the local inhabitants.
● WSF Award (International Outfitter of the Year 2012)
The International Outfitter of the Year Award is a recognition of an individual whose entire career exemplifies the honor and dignity of the proud profession of International Outfitting. This award is presented by the Wild Sheep Foundation.
● Safari Club International Award (International Professional Hunter of the Year 2010)
The International Professional Hunter of the Year Award is presented by safari club international. In 2010 it was handed over to Eduardo Fernández de Araoz, who has been dedicated for many years exclusively to the world of international hunting. He has organized more than 300 hunts in Spain for his American clients and thousands of safaris and hunting trips for Spaniards around the world.
The objectives of Eduardo Fernández de Araoz
For Eduardo, the guidelines that must be followed in a sector as complicated as hunting are ethics and responsibility. He is also proud to be Spanish and wishes to share his country’s culture and traditions with hunters from other parts of the world. Its objective is to continue contributing to the dissemination of the principles of hunting as an activity that contributes to the conservation of species and wildlife.
Hunting trips organized by Cazatur
In Cazatur we organize hunting trips to meet the demands of those hunters who wish to hunt large species or get the most complicated trophies. In our hunting programs we offer hunts in Spain for both beginners and the most experienced, we will also propose tourist activities to enjoy the culture and gastronomy of the country. Cazatur also participates in the great American hunting conventions.
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