Spain is the most mountainous country in Europe and has 15 species of indigenous trophy animals to hunt. According to SCI and GSCO Ovis; 2 of them count for the Ovis Grand Slam of Sheep of the world, 3 for the slam of deer of the world, 7 for the Capra Grand Slam, 1 for the pigs of the world, and the Iberian wolf.
And now let us make a brief description of Spain´s big game species:
SPANISH STAG OR RED DEER (Cervus elaphus hispanicus)
The Spanish Red Deer –exclusive from Spain- is the classical trophy of our “Sierras”. It is smaller than the Red Deer of Central Europe (C.e. hipelaphus), but its antlers may have more points. A good trophy should have at least 12 to 14 points and main beams 33” long or more. There are about 250,000 Red Deer in Spain and about 25,000 are taken annually by hunters.
THE SPANISH IBEX, found only in Spain, and certainly one of Europe´s most desired trophies:
GREDOS IBEX (Capra hispanica Victoriae)
The Gredos Ibex, with the typical lyre horn form has a strong growing curve. There are about 20,000 animals in the Gredos Mountains, and a good trophy should be 9 or more years of age with a horn length at least 27”
BECEITE IBEX (Capra hispanica Maritimus)
The Beceite Ibex horns adopt a straighter, vertical spreading out curve. These Ibex can be as large as the Gredos one, and the population is over 15,000 animals
SOUTH EASTERN IBEX (Capra hispanica Penibeticus)
The South Eastern Ibex grow their horns resembling the configurations of Tur, with a strong curve growing aggressively backwards from the skull.
RONDA IBEX (Capra hispanica Meridionalis)
The Ronda Ibex is the smallest of the four. The horns grow straight up with a small angle at the tip, having lighter color skin than the others.
THE FALLOW DEER (Dama dama dama)
The Fallow Deer was introduced from the Middle East to Europe by the Romans over 2.000 years ago. It habits the wide-open spaces of our Sierras. The trophy quality in Spain is the best in the world because of the acorn found its habitat.
THE PYRENEAN CHAMOIS (Rupicabra rupicabra pyrenaica) and the CANTABRIAN CHAMOIS (Rupicabra rupicabra parva)
They inhabit the Pyrenees and the Cantabrian Mountains respectively. Both subspecies have hook-shaped horns and are a challenge for sportsmen who love mountain hunting. The Pyrenean variety population is around 7,000 and is larger than the Cantabrian subspecies, of which there are about 5,000.
THE IBERIAN MOUFLON SHEEP (Ovis musimon)
The Iberian Mouflon Sheep was introduced in the 17th century from Corsica and Sardinia Islands. It is a quick-moving and intelligent animal with highly developed instincts, which makes it difficult to hunt as any wild sheep is expected to be.
THE ROE DEER (Capreolus capreolus)
The Roe Deer, also known as the “elf of the forest” is the most hunted trophy by Europeans. It has fancy pearled antlers with six tines. The population of Roe Deer keeps growing almost in every part of Spain and so is the quality. At this moment, and especially in the central north part of the country, the trophies taken have nothing to envy any of the ones taken in the rest of Europe.
THE WILD BOAR (Sus scrofa)
The Wild Boar, is the favorite hunting trophy for many Spaniards. It is also the most sought after trophy in the “Monterias”, Spain´s traditional hunting technique. Wild Boar are especially numerous in the thick undergrowth characteristic of our Sierras. When wounded, the razor sharp tusks of a Wild Boar become weapons capable of killing the fiercest hound.
THE AOUDAD OR BARBARY SHEEP (Ammotragus lervia)
The Aoudad, was introduced from northern Africa in 1970; right now there is a stable and growing colony in the south east part of the country. These animals have characteristics from Wild Sheep and Wild Goats, having a beautiful long haired bear from underneath the throat to the belly right bellow the front legs.
THE IBERIAN WOLF (Canis lupus signatus)
The Iberian wolf had stable populations in the north, central and south mountains of Spain, until the first half of the 20th century when it was almost extinct. Right now has a growing stable population in the North, North West as well as in the central mountains of Spain. It can be hunted from the North side of the “Duero River” all the way up within limits inside Castilla y León estate. At this moment it looks like they will be forced to open hunting in other areas of the country, since the wolf packs keep growing causing big problems to live stock.
There are two different hunting seasons in Spain, one in the spring, the other in the fall. The spring season is from April through July, with the best months being April, May and the beginning of June. The temperature then is still mild to warm, varying from 50 to 60 degrees F. During this period, we can hunt Pyrenean and Cantabrian Chamois, Roe Deer, Ibex and Wild Boar, as well as Mouflon Sheep in some areas. The hunting season in the fall, lasts from September through mid February. The rutting time of the game occurs in the fall, with the spectacular Red Deer roar, from mid September to mid October, followed by the grunting of the Fallow Deer, and the rut for Mouflon Sheep. November is the prime time for the Ibex rut, as well as for Chamois. There are conflicting opinions as to what is the considered to be the prime time to hunt. The truth is, that during the rutting time, the game is extremely active the entire day. There is a season chart for your convenience on our price list.
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When you book a hunt with CAZATUR, it is much more than just a hunting trip; it is an experience from the moment you arrive at the airport in Madrid, until the time of your departure. CAZATUR tailors each hunting trip to meet the desires of each client. We work primarily for the American market, as well as with European clients. Your experience begins by being met at the airport by the outfitter himself, or by a company representative, who will have all paper work required to clear your firearm on hand, as well as all mandatory Spanish hunting licenses, permits and insurance. Your first night will be spent in a five star hotel booked in advance by CAZATUR, which will allow you recover from your travel. The evening after your arrival, we will present Madrid to you and conclude your first day, with a traditional Spanish dinner. The next morning, you will be picked up and driven to CAZATUR’S lodge, located in the vicinity of the Imperial City of Toledo, or towards the camp or hotel, designated for the commencement of your hunt. It is our pleasure to ensure, that you are guided and escorted by a CAZATUR representative, throughout the entire length of your stay in Spain.
PARALLEL PROGRAM FOR THE LADIES AND NON HUNTING COMPANIONS:
Your non hunting companion is very important to CAZATUR, therefore we have developed special programs called “HUNTOUR” to entertain them while you are hunting. Our Lodge is conveniently located from the Imperial City of Toledo, where they will enjoy fine local shopping for leather goods, jewellery and traditional pottery, as well as many other beautiful handcrafted local products. The area surrounding our Lodge is very rich in culture and the outfitters wife Paloma, takes pride in presenting private shopping and sightseeing tours, in accordance with the non-hunters interests, without intrusion to the hunting program.
There is no question that Spain is the ideal place to bring along your non-hunting companion and experience together the Adventure of your life. In addition to the possibilities it can offer the trophy hunter, her or his non hunting companion also has the opportunity to experience first-hand the natural beauty of the Spanish wilderness, ranging from the central plains and coastal ranges rising up from the Mediterranean shores, to the lush velvety-green northern highlands, which timidly upstage the starkly naked, breathlessly beautiful Cantabrian and Pyrenean Mountains towering behind them. As one hunter remarked on his first visit to Spain: “I never thought Spain was so beautiful, so magnificent, so variable, so panoramic…”
And, not only the tourism, but shopping for famous artisan items, such as ceramics, leather goods, silver or gold, etc… still active in Spain from generation to generation.
What most people fail to realize is that in Europe, Spain ranks second only to Switzerland in altitude, and if we speak of scenic variation, it is far more attractive and enticing, and the visual sobriety and masculinity inherent in the landscape has, through the centuries, stamped its image on the Spanish people and their method of hunting, thus giving the outsider the possibility to make contact with a way of hunting unique in its own sense, while at the same time faithful to the traditional European ways. It is fair chase of autochthonous wild game in the purist European traditional style.
These hunting and scenic possibilities are complemented by the proud Spanish cultural heritage, as visually evident as one travels through the country. Here one has a wealth of artistic treasures at his fingertips, and if the hunter and his nonhunting companion are lovers of culture and energetic enough to make the best of their spare moments, they can make their stay doubly worthwhile by experiencing together what Spain has to offer; a hunting experience of a life time.
BECEITE IBEX AREAS
GREDOS IBEX AREAS
SOUTH EASTERN & RONDA IBEX AREAS
CANTABRIAN MOUNTAINS AREAS
PYRENEAN CHAMOIS AREAS
SPANISH RED DEER, FALLOW DEER & IBERIAN MOUFLON SHEEP AREAS
CAZATUR also arranges exclusive Red Legged Partridge driven hunts, in which you have the potential amongst your line of shooters, to bag 600 or more birds in one day, in four or five different drives. Between drives, you will be presented a variety of “tapas” in a true Spanish way. The famous Spanish Monteria, the oldest and most traditional way of hunting in Spain, presents you the opportunity to shoot two or three different big game trophies in on single day. The terrain is beaten by hounds, and it consists of the harvest of the excess number of wildlife population, for Red Deer, Wild Boar and occasionally Mouflon Sheep and Fallow Deer, for that area, that year. Both are daylong experiences and are considered to be the Elite of European hunting.
Click on Cazatur Bird Shooting, to find all the information related to our first class driven Red Legged Partridge Shoots.
CAZATUR has the esteemed privilege, to hunt exclusively in some of the highest trophy quality, privately owned areas in Spain, as well as having access to all of the State hunting reserves. You will be driven daily for your hunt before sunrise for approximately 30 minutes to the surrounding areas of our Ranch, or from the designated accommodation. Occasionally, you will come back to our Ranch to enjoy a hearty lunch and return in the evening for another memorable outing.
We use 4X4 vehicles inside the areas to arrive to the game then we will hunt on foot, or from high seats if necessary. The terrain in these areas is primarily rolling hills with strong cover and open meadows. When hunting in the high mountain ranges out of the State hunting reserves, you will stay in the local hotels or Paradores when available.
If so, you will be taken by your guide and game keeper, for your day of hunting. We also use horses in certain areas, to take you into some of the remote hunting grounds. All the trophies taken by you, will be properly skinned in the field and delivered to a local qualified taxidermist within 24 hours. They will complete the professional skinning, salting, crating and handling of your trophies, as well as the mounting of it, if you so wish, as their diligence for CAZATUR, will save you time in bringing those memories back to your trophy room.
The oldest and most traditional hunting method in Spain, where you can bag two or three different animals in one day. It is a driven hunt where normally at least 200 hounds beat the thickest chasing out the animals.
The variety of hunting has a long standing tradition in Spain practiced since the 13th century. This method of hunting is usually done in pursuit of the Spanish Red Deer although Wild Boar, Fallow Deer, Mouflon Sheep and sometimes the Wolf is hunted in the same way.
In the Monteria the terrain is surrounded by the shooters in strategic spots, taking safety into consideration first, but allowing a reasonable shooting range. These positions are drawn by the whole group of shooters that same morning after the gathering at breakfast time. The bag for the day is explained then and it normally allows 2 or more Red Deer and unlimited wild boar, Mouflon can be allowed to shoot sometimes, even Iberian wolf.
You are shooting at running game, as they are being chased by very aggressive hounds.
The number of packs of hounds, as well as the place from which they are released varies in accordance with each Monteria. There are usually ten to twenty Spanish breeds (Podenco, Mastif and cross breeds between them. The hounds owner is in charge of the proper work of the hounds and his job is of great importance in the success of the Monteria.
When hunting Wild Boar, if the hounds catch a big tusker, the closest Hound owner or hunter must finish the Boar with a Knife, never with the rifle.
The reason is because he can shoot a hound and also the hounds may get scared of the noise, and may release the Boar in future occasions.
SPANISH IBEX SLAM
CAZATUR HUNTERS WITH SPANISH IBEX SLAM
DAVID DE ANDA, MX
DON SCHMIDT JR
JAMES BROGAN, WV
JC HURT, TX
JONATHAN ARN, AL
KEN HARRISON, OR
RICK WARREN, TX
STEVEN F. STONECIPHER, CA
VITALI GAVRILENKO, RUSSIA
WALTER KIRBY, CA
BRENDA POTTERFIELD, MO
BRYAN HARLAN, TX
DON LOEWEN, CANADA
LYLE WOOD, CANADA
PATRICK GENTIL, FRANCE
RODNEY MONCRIEF, AR
RON SCHAUER, AZ
TODD WEIKERT JR. PA
TODD WEIKERT. PA
Descendent like all other Ibexes, from the Capra Sibirica, whose origin can be traced back to Glacier Age in Central Asia, The Spanish Ibex, Capra Hispanica, emerged from an evolutionary process which produced an animal able to conquer the mountain zones of Western Europe: the rough somber heights of the Iberian Peninsula. On studying this animal, you will find distinct resemblance between it and other Ibexes (the Siberian, the Pamir, the Nubian, the Abysinian, the Pasang, and the Alpine, as well as similarities, to the Eastern and western Tur, and with the Bharal or Blue Sheep.
A good Spanish Ibex weighs 225 pounds and measures 36 inches to the shoulder. In summer the animal has a short haired cost of pale gray fur with black underpants. In winter, the hair is longer and darker and it will have a great black spot on the animal’s chest, along with black legs and broad black under parts.
Once the Ibex reaches 10 years of age, its horns usually measure over 27 inches in length, and 9 or 10 at the base.
The mating season starts around the middle of November and can last until the beginning of December, with the ewe’s pregnancy lasting 5 months. The Ibex is a browser and grazer and Eduardo Araoz says he has seen them climbing bushes and trees to get at fine and tender sprouts, and acorns.
The first description of 4 different types of Ibex was written by PhD’s Forestry Engineers Jorge de la Peña, and Jose Maria de la Cerda in their article “El Macho Montes” which was published in June of 1971.
These two scientists worked on a sample of 240 trophies of Spanish Ibex taken from the different mountains of Spain, and gathered on occasion of the Great National Exposition of Trophy Animals which took place that year in Madrid in conjunction with the Conseil International de la Chase, (CIC).
This sample of trophies allowed the two scientists to reach the conclusion that 4 different types of Spanish Ibex could be differentiated in the areas of distribution indicated in the map which are defined by the name of their mountain range as follows;
GREDOS IBEX, (Mountains of Gredos and Batuecas, principally)
BECEITE IBEX, (Mountains of Beceite and Tortosa principally)
SOUTH EASTERN IBEX, (Mnts. of Almijara, Sierra Nevada, Lujar and Almería principally)
RONDA IBEX, (Mountains of Ronda and Málaga principally)
It should be mentioned that there where two more types of Ibex in Spain unfortunately today extinct; Spanish Pyrenean Ibex, which used to inhabit the Pyrenean Mountains, and another North Western Ibex, Capra Lusitanica.
Famous Spanish naturalists, Mr. Jose Maria Almendral, author of the book “Macho Montes: Origen vida y muerte” (Spanish Ibex: origin, life and death), published in 1979, in which he shares the same conclusion of the four existing types of Spanish Ibex. There are also some prehistoric paintings that clearly show the difference in horn configuration of the Spanish Ibex.
The differences refer to:
The body size, -the largest being the Beceite Ibex and the smallest the Ronda Ibex-
The hide coloration, -the darkest being the Gredos and the lightest the Ronda Ibex-
The horn size, -the largest being Gredos and Beceite followed by South Eastern and the smallest the Ronda Ibex
The horn configuration, and the insertion of the horn into the skull.
It is to be noted that the horn configuration is not uniform and not the “typical” one in “all” the animals of a specific mountain range; actually you can find variations amongst the animals of a given herd. Same is also true with the cape coloration which varies depending on the time of the year, even though the general description is still valid through out the year.
Based on all the above SCI record book committee in their meeting held in March 29 and August 20 1986, voted to create four categories of the Spanish Ibex, based on the following description of the four types of horn configuration and Trophy medal class scoring, which at this moment (April 2013), SCI scores is the following:
Spanish Ibex, Gredos type; Capra hispanica victoriae
Typical Lira form with a strong growing curve. The horn keel is aggressive with all helicoidal turn over 180º. The size of the knobs decreases progressively from the growing point to the tip which is very thin.
Bronze 70-75 3/8 SCI points, Silver 75 4/8 SCI points, Gold over 80 3/8 SCI points.
Spanish Ibex, Beceite type; Capra hispanica maritimus
Horns with a more straight and vertical growing curve. The horn keel is well defined with a helicoidal turn of less than 180º. The size of the knobs remains the same along the first half of the horn and decreases towards the second half to the tip which is not so thin.
Bronze 69 – 75 3/8 SCI points, Silver 75 4/8 – 79 7/8 SCI points, Gold over 80 SCI points.
Spanish Ibex, South Eastern type; Capra hispanica penibeticus
This type of horn configuration resembles the ones of sheep therefore it is nick named “Mouflon type”. The main characteristic is the strong curve growing aggressively backwards from the skull. The horn keel is very smooth which provides an almost round section. The form of the horns is circular with the tips growing towards the neck.
Bronze 63 – 69 1/8 SCI points, Silver 69 2/8 – 74 4/8 SCI points, Gold over 74 5/8 SCI points.
Spanish Ibex Ronda type; Capra hispanica meridionalis
The growing of the horns is flat and with a small angel. The horn keel is well marked with a helicoidal turn of 90º. The size of the knobs is the same along the first part of the horn and decreases slowly to the tips which are broomed. It resembles the Alpine Ibex.
Bronze 56 – 61 7/8 SCI points, Silver 62 -66 SCI points, Gold over 66 SCI points.
All four Ibex represent the Spanish Ibex Slam.
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The Spanish Government enforce some longstanding gun import regulations that call for a visitor to certify at a Spanish Consulate that he is a bona-finder hunter in his home country and also provide information about the gun he wants to import. The Consulate then issues an Official Document that has to be presented to the police at point of entry. Failure to jump through these hoops will result in having your gun impounded by customs and held until you leave Spain.
In order to receive these temporary gun import documents, you must contact the General Consulate of Spain in your region and submit to them: a notarized photocopy of your passport; a notarized photocopy of a valid hunting license; the literal translation in Spanish of that hunting license; a money order payable to the Consulate General of Spain, plus information regarding the hunting trip (dates and places, which will be provided by us). You´ll also need to include a self-addressed stamped envelope so they can send your import documents to you. You should do all of this well in advance of your departure, as it will take some time to process the paperwork. Following is a list of General Consulates of Spain in the US and their jurisdictions:
– Tel. 617-536-2506/2527; Fax. 617-536-8512; e-mail:email@example.com ; Jurisdictions: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
– Tel. 312-782-4588/4589; Fax. 312-728-1635; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Jurisdictions: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.
– Tel. 713-783-6200/05/14; Fax. 713-783-6166; e-mail: email@example.com ; Jurisdictions: New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
– Tel. 323-938-0158/0166; Fax. 323-938-2502; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Jurisdictions: California (counties of Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura), Arizona, Colorado and Utah.
– Tel. 305-446-5511/12/13; Fax. 305-446-0585; e-mail: email@example.com ; Jurisdictions: Florida, South Carolina and Georgia.
– Tel. 504-525-4951/7920; Fax. 504-525-4955; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Jurisdictions: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
– Tel. 212-355-4080/81/82/85/90; Fax. 212-644-3751; e-mail: email@example.com (Not in service during summer months.) Jurisdictions: New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
– Tel. 415-922-2995/96; Fax: 415-931-9706; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Jurisdictions: Alaska, California (except for Southern California), Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, US possessions in the Pacific.
– Tel. 202-728-2330; Fax. 202-728-2302; e-mail: email@example.com ; Jurisdictions: Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, District of Columbia and North Carolina.
– Tel. 787-758-6090/6142/6279; Fax. 787-758-6948; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Jurisdictions: Puerto Rico, Culebra and Vieques islands, and the Virgen Islands.
For a list of General Consulates of Spain and Spanish embassies in other countries, go to www.embassyworld.com/embassy/spain1.
U.S. Hunters No Longer Required to Register With IRS to Take Personal Firearms on International Hunts
AARON ADKINS. TX, JANUARY 2019
I am really thankful with the 3 great Ibex trophies that I have collected. It was an excellent hunt and especially with such a short period of time that I had to do it. Enjoyed the mountains, food and company very much.
Thanks again and looking forward to hunt again with you in the future.
JC HURT & JUNE FOUCHE. TX, APRIL, OCTOBER & DECEMBER 2019
Thank you for everything. From the Roe Buck hunting in Burgos during the month of April, to the Red Deer in Culebra and the Fallow Deer in Cazorla, to the 5 days of excellent Red Legged Partridges shooting at Ventosila Castle in the early Fall, and finishing with 2 excellent Beceite Ibex trophies taken on the same day. And now of to Turkey tomorrow for Bezoar Ibex and Wild Boars. So, this year we have been 3 different times hunting and enjoying Spain with you, this is our 20th hunt with you and will not be the last, for sure. See you in April!
WINSTON & JASON PUIG. TX, APRIL 2019
Thank you for another great hunt. This time we have enjoyed Roe Deer hunting very much. It is our 4th hunt with you and we certainly think on having more to come. Thank you very much as always, see you soon.
GERALD & WENDY YAMADA. HI, MAY 2019
This was our first time in Spain, and we want to thank you for your great hospitality, the excellent hunts on both, Gredos Ibex & Roe Deer, we are really happy with both experiences and trophies. Also cannot forget about the bullfight, this was really special to us. All of this combined with the excellent hotels, restaurants, sightseeing and culture we enjoyed during this week, which has exceeded our expectations. Looking forward to come back.
RAYMOND & ASHTON STROHMEYER. LA, JUNE 2019
This hunt was an accomplishment of a lifetime. Hunting Gredos Ibex in June, with such a warm weather, is certainly a tough hunt, but extremely rewarding after harvesting such a beautiful old Ibex trophy. We both enjoyed our time with you guys and look forward to repeat.
NICK & AMY CURTIS. MI, SEPTEMBER 2019
Thank you very much for an incredible time at your Lodge The Roman Water Dam, everybody did an excellent job, from the Red Deer hunting to the sightseeing, shopping and the amazing meals we have had. The knowledge and passion you all have of Spain is impressive and is a blessing to your hunters and non-hunters companions. The trip turned out to be better than I could have ever imagined. Thank you for the memories.
JOHN & KARYN GUSTAFSON. WA, OCTOBER 2019
Truly, the best hunting trip I´ve experienced, the facilities were great, food extremely good. The staff was excellent and very attentive to our every need. I came looking for good Gredos Ibex and Iberian Mouflon Sheep trophies and leave with outstanding trophies. Thank you very much and see you in May.
BILL CAMPBELL & EMILY BINNIAN. AK, OCTOBER 2019
Once again, enjoyed an excellent hunt. Both hunts , the South Eastern Ibex and the Cantabrian Chamois, were beyond my expectations. As usual, the food, scenery and accommodations were top notch. Thank you very much and see you in September.
CRAIG LEEBERG. CO, NOVEMBER 2019
Thank you for a great hunt and experience. I saved the Spanish Ibex for my final 5, and now at the age of 72 I finally made it happen. The hunting area was full of Ibex, we had to battle with strong winds on the first day and made it happen on the second day, which made it even more rewarding. The facilities were outstanding and I certainly enjoyed this hunt. Thanks again!
BARRY & KRISTEN KING. WY, NOVEMBER 2019
Thank you for the amazing time. Everything was great from arrival to departure. It was great to learn the Spanish culture and eat our way through Spain with local food & wine. We laughed a ton. The hunting was excellent and with a lot of game to choose from, we harvested a great Ibex and Mouflon Sheep! We were treated like royalty the entire trip. We will definitely be returning for more of the Spanish Ibex and the bird shooting. We will be highly recommending you to anyone!
MICHAEL & AMANDA MCBRIDE. PA, NOVEMBER 2019
Thank you for this amazing experience. You made it a trip of a lifetime. I have to say that our time hunting and spending time with you has exceeded our expectations. The people, food, architecture, history will be something I will never forget. Spain is a very special place and as we leave this country, we are filled with joy and look forward to the day I can return. Cannot forget about the great 2 hunts that I have had with you, both the Gredos Ibex and Mouflon Sheep, were top notch and I look forward to hunting again with you in the near future.
GRANT & COURTLAND JONES. NY, NOVEMBER 2019
My son Courtland and I would like to thank you all for a wonderful trip to hunt Gredos Ibex. The weather did not help at all, having rain and fog along with us during the 2 hunting days. However, with persistence and optimism, did manage to find a beautiful old trophy almost at dark and 50 meters away from us, which was the most we could see with the dense fog. Thank you again for all your help and hospitality, and we look forward to returning to Spain and hunting with you in the near future.
JC HURT & JUNE FOUCHE. TX, APRIL & NOVEMBER 2018
Another year and another 2 great trips along with friends in Spain. From the Top 20 Ronda Ibex to the Gold Roe Bucks, Red Deers, Pyrenean Chamois, Mouflon Sheep and Wild Boar to the 7 days of Red Legged Partridges shooting at Ventosilla & Quintanar. Thank you again and see you in April!
MARK & DONNA PETERSON. AK, MAY 2018
Thank you for a memorable hunt and time with you, form the Roe buck hunt to the Bullfight in Madrid. The hospitality and service were outstanding. See you in Reno
JONATHAN ARN. AL, MAY 2018
Thank you so much for another great hunt! The Cantabrian Chamois finishes my collection of the mountain game of Spain.
MARTIN & JANE GARRICK. CA, SEPTEMBER 2018
What an amazing experience! Your hospitality, kindness history lesson were fabulous. The food was terrific and the hunting was spectacular with 2 great trophies, Iberian Red & Fallow Deer. Thank you very much for your personal attention and dedication to our sport of hunting.
KEVIN & CARLA FISHER. FL, SEPTEMBER 2018
Thank you very much for an incredible time at your Lodge The Roman Water Dam, everybody did an excellent job, from the Red Deer hunting to the sightseeing, shopping and the amazing meals we have had.
MASON, ANNE & ANDREW MOISE. SC, OCTOBER 2018
Thank you so much for an amazing time in Spain. We appreciate your hospitality and staying in your beautiful home. The 3 of us enjoyed this trip a lot, from the hunting with Andrew for Red Deer; Fallow Deer and Mouflon, to the sightseeing that Anne did, and especially all our time together. Can´t say enough about the food! Looking forward to coming back
ERIC & CANTEY MACDONALD. OH, OCTOBER 2018
What a unique experience, truly a once in a lifetime trip. The hospitality was first class, the history around is outstanding and the food unbeatable. Enjoyed very much hunting Red Deer, I have never seen so much game on a hunt.
BILL CAMPBELL & EMILY BINNIAN. AK, OCTOBER 2018
Thank you for a wonderful hunt and time. I am really happy with my Gredos Ibex and free range Iberian Mouflon Sheep. The accommodation, food and wine were outstanding, we lived like royalty. Looking forward to another great hunt in 2019.
TOM & DIANE WRIGHT. FL, NOVEMBER 2018
This all started as a 70th birthday present for me, a Gredos Ibex hunt. I can´t express my gratitude for the wonderful hospitality and terrific hunt. It all worked perfectly. I am very pleased with such a nice trophy and the result of the hunt despite of the weather conditions. Thank you my friends!
TODD & LAURIE WEIKERT. PA, NOVEMBER 2018
Definitely one of the greatest hunting experiences I have had. Not just harvesting such exceptional trophies (Spanish Ibex Grand Slam plus 2 Red Deers), but the whole experience with family and meeting so many wonderful people. Your whole staff is second to none. The greatest host I have ever hunted with. Looking forward to the next one…
TOOD JR. & ELLEN WEIKERT. PA, NOVEMBER
Thank you so much, it was such a memorable hunt and time with all of you. The hunt was fantastic, never a moment that didn´t make me smile. I cannot thank you enough and look forward to our next adventure with you.
BRENDA & LARRY POTTERFIELD. MO, DECEMBER 2018
Fabulous fellowship, great friendship, amazing food, great hunting and more bring us back to you many times. Thanks for never giving up and always choosing great food for us to try. Till next year!
BILL & PHILIP WHELESS. TX, JUNE 2017
Many thanks to CAZATUR for a great time & Ibex hunt in the Gredos Mountains, Philip had a wonderful time as well
PATRICK GENTIL. FRANCE. MAY 2017
This is my 5th hunt in Spain with CAZATUR, as always thank you very much for an extraordinary experience and hunt, this time in the Picos de Europa for Cantabrian Chamois. See you in February for free range Mouflon Sheep
MICHAEL & DONNA MCDOWELL. TN, JULY 2017
Words cannot explain the wonderful experience you and your team has graciously provided us. As President of the Tennessee Valley Chapter SCI I will certainly tell my Chapter members how wonderful your hunting team has been
TIM & DEBBIE JANCA. CA, SEPTEMBER 2017
We had a wonderful trip. The CAZATUR team was spectacular, the service and detail to attention were great. The hunting was excellent and I am very happy with the nice Iberian Red Deer trophy harvested which is a SCI Gold medal
MAXIE & CHARLEEN GREMILLION. TX, OCTOBER 2017
CAZATUR should be name synonymous with classic hunting. From pick up at the airport, transport to the accommodations, and the hunt itself was altogether a great experience. The service and food was fantastic.
BILLY & JACKIE DUNBAR. SCOTT & MINDY ROCKEY. AK, NOVEMBER 2017
The hunt was great and everything went smooth always. This was my second trip and sure not the last. Thank you for a very special trip, feeling like family so far away from home. The best guides and probably the best food I´ll ever had. It has been an amazing trip thank you all so much
Hunting Consortium; NOVEMBER 2017
Thank you for a wonderful hunt. You did a great job of handling 2 guys with high expectations and short time. I am very happy with such a great trophy Gredos Ibex. CAZATUR is definitely the company I will suggest anybody willing to hunt in Spain
Hunting Consortium; NOVEMBER 2017
Thank you very much. Great hunt, great trophy and great time with you. I cannot wait to come in February for another 2 Ibex.
JIM & ROSEMARY GEGARE. MI, NOVEMBER 2017
It has been an incredible experience to be able to hunt all 4 Ibex and complete my Spanish Ibex Grand Slam in one trip. Both Rosemary and I enjoyed the accommodations, food and service. The guides were excellent and worked really hard, as myself to hunt all the Ibex. Thank you very much and looking forward to seeing you at the Shows!
LYLE WOOD. CAN, NOVEMBER 2017
This is my second time hunting with CAZATUR and both times have been amazing Not only have I taken some amazing animals, I have made some great friendships along the way. You run a first class organization, there is no doubt I will hunt again with CAZATUR in the future.
BRENDA POTTERFILED MI. & MICHELE MEANLEY. VA, NOVEMBER 2017
What can I say, I see why the “Potterfield´s” do not only business with you, but have also developed time friendships with you. Your service, hospitality, generosity and history lessons are exquisite. Thank you very much for allowing me to come along with Brenda. If you ever make it to Virginia, our home is yours too…
Thank you for a great time, hunt and friendship. I am sorry Larry was not able to join me this year, but I thank you for allowing the quick change for Michelle. She will never forget this trip, and nor will I!! See you at DSC
JC HURT & JUNE FOUCHE. TX, APRIL, JULY, DECEMBER 2017
Thank you once again for a great time, hunt, laughs, food, and experiences that we have created this year coming to hun in Spain 3 different times of the year. From the Roe Deers in Burgos, Guadalajara, Cadiz during spring and summer, to the SE Ibex in the Alpujarras, not forgetting about the beauty and hunt of the Chamois in the Pyrenees, ending with a Beceite Ibex hunt. Will see you in the spring again!!
FRANK & BECKY PURPERA. VA, MARCH 2016
Thank you for such an amazing hunt, hospitality and food experience. Even with bad weather we got wonderful Gredos & Beceite Ibex! Can´t wait to come back for the next 2, a bullfight, a paella and more time!! Thank you again
JC HURT & JUNE FOUCHE. TX, APRIL 2016Another wonderful spring Roe Deer hunt. This time in 2 different provinces and 2 trophies, great hunting, great hotels and great times shared with friends!! See you in the Fall for free range Red Deer, Fallow Deer and Red legged partridges!! Thank you!!
EDUARDO NEGRETE & EDUARDO JR. MX, JULY 2016
Thank you for another great hunt, this time with my son. We both enjoyed hunting our Roe Deer, both nice trophies. Staying at the Castle was another big highlight of the hunting trip. Thank you, looking forward to repeat.
RICK & NICK TRIZIANO. NY, SEPTEMBER 2016
It has been an extraordinary hunting experience in the Gredos mountains. Both Ibex are big trophies (silver & gold medals), we saw a lot of them and enjoyed the mountains very much. The hotel that we stayed in was excellent and so was the food, especially the Cabrito! Looking forward to coming back and hunting the other 3 Ibex. Thank you very much!
VERONICA & MARTIN KOSICH. SCI SABLES PRESINDET. NY, OCTOBER 2016
Thank you for a wonderful experience and hunting trip in your country, it was wonderfully organized! We enjoyed accommodations, food, sightseeing and friendship, looking forward to coming back
TOM & DIANE WRIGHT. FL, OCTOBER 2016
We both had an excellent time again. Hunting the Red Deer during the roar was an amazing experience and so is the trophy that we got. Thank you for your great hospitality and friendship, the food was as usual outstanding. Looking forward to seeing you at SCI in Vegas and to come back soon!
RICHARD FREY. FL, OCTOBER 2016
This was my second Ibex hunt with Cazatur, and it was every bit as good as the first. Enjoyed the welcome dinner in Madrid with friends as well as the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the South Eastern Ibex hunt. We will return again! CAZATUR is still the best
GREG & STEPHANIE OLIVER. DSC Past President. TX, NOVEMBER 2016
What a fantastic hunting trip. We really enjoyed each hunt, the hospitality, sightseeing and the company. The people of Spain are very friendly and we were met by gracious hosts wherever we traveled. It was a pleasure to hunt with CAZATUR and I look forward to coming back for the other 3 Ibex and to shoot Red Legged Partridges too. Looking forward to seeing you at DSC
DES & PATTY WOODS. TX, NOVEMBER 2016
What an awesome experience we have had these last 3 weeks! Great hunting, great people to be with, fabulous food and the sightseeing and shopping were the best! We love Spain and hope to return. The hospitality and service has been remarkable. We will never forget this experience. CAZATUR is the best!
STEVE NICKLAUS. FL, DECEMBER 2016
What a fantastic hunt. Great hospitality, great food and great accommodations. The hunt was the most fun and enjoyment I have ever been had on a hunt yet, it was very challenging. The quality of animals, wonderful. Will recommend you to all my friends, I am looking forward to coming back! Thank you
BRAD PETERS. CA, MAY 2015
Our trip couldn´t have been better. The hunting was great and seeing the country was real bonus. You guys really took good care of us and made us feel more like hunting buddies than clients. Can´t wait to come back!
WALTER MORTON. LA, OCTOBER 2015
I don´t know what you could have done better to make our adventure de España any better. Eduardo and Paloma you were very gracious host and went well beyond our expectations with the bullfight. Thank you to all the Cazatur team!! I´ll be back!!
MICHAEL LE BON. LA, OCTOBER 2015
This trip was phenomenal!! The Roman Water Dam amazing, the food excellent and the hunting hard to beat. Eduardo & Paloma were very gracious hosts and the bullfights were a dream experience. I will be back with my wife soon!
NEAL TOKOWITZ. WY, OCTOBER 2015
Another wonderful trip with Cazatur!! This time for Gredos Ibex & Mouflon, great areas, great food and as always great service!! You guys are terrific… Looking forward to coming back
JOHN & CHRISSIE JACKSON. LA, OCTOBER 2015
It has been an extraordinary 10 days, hunting and touring in three different mountain ranges (Toledo, Gredos & Pyrenees). Thank you for an awesome trip, great hunt and for your exemplary of professional service. You are an asset to the tourist hunting world. World Class!
LYLE WOOD. CA, NOVEMBER 2015
Eduardo what can I say… When things looked like it wasn´t going to work you amazingly came up with a new plan and we were able to take some beautiful trophies. Thanks, and I will see you back here in 2 years…
RODNEY MONCRIEF. AR, NOVEMBER 2015
Thanks for a wonderful trip the second time, as well as the first. Everywhere we have stayed has been wonderful. I have completed my Grand Slam of Spanish Ibex. Looking forward to future hunts as well.
CAROLYN & TERRY JOE MATHIS. TX, NOVEMBER 2015
Just an excellent hunting trip!! Two weeks of Ibex hunting all over the country, having harvested 5 great Ibex made this trip unforgettable. Thank you very much and see you at DSC & SCI
JASON & JOLEEN SOULLIERE. MI, DECEMBER 2015
Thank you so much for making our experiences in Spain wonderful. The hospitality we received was top notch. From our tour of Marbella to our beautiful mountain top hotels your team really impressed and my excellent Ibex trophies will be a constant reminder in our home.
GEEZER & PAULA BOWLING. WY, DECEMBER 2015
Thank you for the wonderful hunt experience in Spain with Cazatur. Ibex hunting was hard work, but a wonderful experience. The country is beautiful & everyone was incredible. We made many new friends. Thanks to all for making this and experience of a lifetime.
MURRAY JARDINE, New Zealand. May 2014
My second hunt with Cazatur, this time for Cantabrian Chamois, Mouflon Sheep and Roe Deer. It was great as the first time and really happy with such a nice trophies collected. Thank you very much for another great time and hunt.
BOBBY DOBSON, Greenville, SC. September 2014
It has been a great pleasure to hunt with you these last few days!! The amount and quality of the game were exceptional, and I am very happy with both Red Deer and Fallow Deer trophies. Your excellent hospitality was most appreciated, the food, drink and conversation made the hunt even more enjoyable…
TOM WRIGHT, The Villages, FL. October 2014
You never know what to expect when you book a hunt. From the time we were met at the airport until our return to Madrid, we were continually surprised and delighted with what we saw and encountered. The hunt itself was better than I had hoped. I feel we arrived as clients and left as friends. Thanks so much…
JC HURT, Midland, TX. April & September 2014
Another great Roe Deer experience in April and excellent time with you… Thanks for a fun and enjoyable Red Deer and Fallow Deer hunt.
CRAIG & LAUREEN NAKAMOTO, Omaha IA
Thank you for a great time and hunt in Spain. Laureen and I really enjoyed hunting for Gredos & Beceite Ibex. The meals, accommodation and time together were exceptional, and so were the hunts and both trophies collected.
MICHAEL & JULIE RUNYAN, Lighthouse FL. November 2014
Thank you so much for a wonderful hunt in your beautiful country! Great hunt, great food and memories.
RON SCHAUER, Tucson AZ. November 2014
Had a great hunt truly, Ibex Grand Slam, waiting the 3 years for my heart to recover was well worth it. Everyone was great. Thank you so much…
LUC PAPILLON, Canada. November 2014
It was my second hunt with you. My last minute quest for a Mouflon Sheep hunt with Cazatur, turned into an incredible trip with 2 Mouflons, 1 Iberian Red Deer and 2 Wild Boars. Extremely good staff and I will be back for sure.
JOHN & KATHRYN CAMPBELL, Houston TX. December 2014
We want to thank everyone who helped make our first trip to Spain a trip to remember all our lives! Great hunts and great touring along the country. Thank you again for a memorable trip…
DON & DARLENE LOEWEN, British Columbia, Canada. December 2014
Awesome hunting for 4 Ibex! Beautiful country and great memories and friendship made. Thank you so much!
RICK WARREN, Austin TX. December 2014. My experience with Cazatur was nothing short of amazing. We got to see all of Spain and had a tremendous time. Thank you so much for your skills and patience during this last 3 weeks, for guiding me with grace and professionalism, and being able to collect 15 trophies!
WALTER KIRBY & FAMILY. CA, FEBRUARY 2013
This has been a great fun and family vacation, we asked you to provide hunting and touring and certainly do both. We were treated like family the whole time; this is not sure in the hunting world today. Experiencing Spain´s culture was beyond our expectations. I will always remember the positive attitude of Sebi, when the weather conditions were at their worst… I was able to collect a great Spanish Ibex Grand Slam and added another Gredos Ibex for my son in law Doug. Again Eduardo, all I can say is thank you very much and looking forward to seeing you at SCI!!
PATRICK GENTIL. FRANCE, MAY 2013
Dear Eduardo and his excellent team. I am very pleased with both of my hunts for Gredos and Beceite Ibex, and I will sure be back next year for the other 2 “Machos Monteses” and finalize my Grand Slam. Thank you very much, Viva España!!
PRINCESS WANDA DE LIGNE. BELGIUM, MAY 2013
Eduardo thank you for such a great hunt. I am really happy with my Beceite Ibex trophy, such as with the hunt itself. The accommodation, food and service were outstanding.
PRINCE CHARLES ANTOINE DE LIGNE. BELGIUM, MAY 2013
Thank you so much for an excellent Beceite Ibex hunt. It was not easy, but I did take a Gold medal Ibex on the last evening of the hunt. Also want to thank you for the fine accommodation, meals and personal treatment!
JC HURT & JUNI. TX, MAY & OCTOBER 2013
I really enjoyed hunting Roe Deer in the spring, as I did with staying at Soria, another fine place we discovered… Thank you very much. Hunting both Spanish Red & Fallow Deer free range in their rutting time, has been exciting and fun. I am doing it again next year. The Red Legged Partridge shoot, has been again beyond our expectations. Thank you amigos!
ZEEV NEDERMAN. TX, MAY 2013
Eduardo thank you very much for another successful hunt. It was fun to hunt Cantabrian Chamois, at Riaño Game Reserve. The food, the lodging and landscape were outstanding!
DOUG, MECHELLE & NIC FELDKAMP. OR, SEPTEMBER 2013
It is rare that someone can say, “My experience was far beyond expectations” You have created something special and it goes way beyond hunting. As a family we travelled not only out of our country, but way out of our comfort zone. However, that was never an issue with you. Thank you to the Cazatur team for sharing your genuine love of Spain, family and friendship with us. We will be back for Ibex!
GARY & JENNIFER FUNCK. PA, SEPTEMBER 2013
We have had an excellent trip. Thank you for your great hospitality, for the sightseeing, for the great meals and for your friendship. The hunt gave Gary a thrill he never thought he´d have. Hunting such a nice Spanish Red Deer in their roaring time has been one of the most exciting hunting experiences I have ever had.
SONYA & ANDREW HINNANT. FL, OCTOBER 2013
Muchas gracias for a wonderful stay & adventure in Spain. Andrew was very pleased with the Spanish Red Deer he harvested as well as with the hunt itself. Great sightseeing, shopping, accommodation and trip for myself! It is easy to see why SCI holds you in such high standing, and why when one leaves they truly hope to return again in the future! Thanks again for a great adventure!
BILL MCMULLEN. PA, OCTOBER 2013
Eduardo & Sebi, finally after a 2 years wait I finally made it to Spain. Like your brochure states, “it is more than a hunt”… and it truly was. The food, wine, scenery and people were all fabulous. My time with Sebi was special, especially the hard day of hunting for the Gredos Ibex and the thrill of harvesting a great trophy. Thanks again and see you in Vegas!
MERLE & MARYLIN SAMPSON. MN, OCTOBER 2013
Eduardo thanks again for a great experience. My second trip in 2 years with you, I have now taken 9 of Spanish big game plains and mountain animals, and each was a wonderful experience. From the beaches and mountains of Mallorca, to the plains nearby Toledo and the Europe and Pyrenees mountains, this is a very special country. I look forward returning for another adventure.
RODNEY MONCRIEF. AR, NOVEMBER 2013
Thank you very much for such enjoyable trip. Sebi was very helpful and we did take 3 nice trophies, I am looking forward to coming back and finalize my Spanish Ibex Grand Slam.
LUC PAPILLON. QUEBEC, CANADA. NOVEMBER 2013
Eduardo, despite the last minute problem which obliged Caroline to stay with the children and missing a trip that she was really looking forward to. I have been able to collect my Spanish Ibex Grand Slam, with great trophies, 2 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal in 7 days!! I really appreciate your efforts to rearrange the hunt and make it shorter as I requested you and I really appreciate Sebi, for a very well managed week. I am extremely happy with the global result, my Ibexes may not be world records, but I am sure that Sebi and I, maybe did the fastest record of Spanish Ibex Grand Slam. I will be back next fall with Caroline and the boys!!
BILL DUNBAR, AK. JEFF PETERSON, ID. DECEMBER 2013
Thanks for a great trip, hunt and overall experience!! It was all fantastic!! I am really happy with my Spanish Ibex Grand Slam and having harvested all gold medals, makes it even nicer… Sebi is just great! Great country, great guide, great visit. Thank you very much!
MURRAY, HEATHER & VALERIE JARDINE. NZ, May 2012
What a great place to stay we were thrilled and we recovered to enjoy all that was around us opened our eyes to Spain. Murray enjoyed very much Sebi company and getting his Ibex. Pedro was a lovely bonus for us ladies; we thank you very much for the great hospitality and for taking us to the bullfight in Madrid.
STEVEN KING. TEXAS, SEPTEMBER 2012
Eduardo, my time with you, your family, your staff and your friends has been one of my most treasured experiences of my life. The hunts were fantastic, the food and drink were great. But more than that the warmth from all of you was beyond my expectations, you are my friend for life. Perfect trip and better hunt. Thank you!
RICK GUINN. CANADA, OCTOBER 2012
Eduardo, after being friends for many many years, we finally got to hunt together. First time in Spain and I must say everthing was just great. We saw many Mouflon Sheep and as you said I got a very good old trophy Ram. I will be back, as an outfitter myself in Canada for over 40 years I can honestly say you are a first rate guy who runs a first class business. Thanks again.
MERLE SAMPSON. MINNESOTA, OCTOBER 2012
Eduardo. Many thanks for a wonderful time & hunt in Spain. This being my 2nd trip to Spain, I found it more enjoyable than the first as I come to know your country culture and even history even better. Eduardo your approach to taking care of your guests and hunting clients is first class in all regards. I look forward to returning next year, all the best.
DAVE & KONNI OLLIVIER. CALIFORNIA, NOVEMBER 2012
Eduardo & Sebi, what a wonderful experience my wife and I had a great time with Sebi. Just wanted to let you know that you run a very good operation and couldn´t have expected any more. Thanks again.
KEVIN & TUESDY SMALL. CALIFORNIA, NOVEMBER 2012
Eduardo & Sebi. Thank you so much for a wonderful trip! We had a perfect time sightseeing, hunting and enjoyed all of Spain´s history. Look forward to returning for the Red Legged Partridge driven hunt
DAVID DE ANDA & DAVID DE ANDA JR. GUADALAJARA MX, NOVEMBER 2012
Eduardo. Thank you for this wonderful Spanish Ibex Grand Slam hunt. We have enjoyed every single part of the trip, from the beautiful and nice hotels to the food, wines and the great hospitality. As I told you, we did not come from Mexico to find out if there were Ibex in Spain, we came with you because we knew we were getting the 4 species for sure. Thank you to Pablo and Eusebio as well, we will be back.
STEVE & CHERYL STONECIPHER. CALIFORNIA, DECEMBER 2012
Sebi, we had such a wonderful time hunting and travelling through Spain. The Grand Slam of Ibex has been such excitement to achieve, being able to travel to so many areas in Spain while hunting was a wonderful joy, Sebi we are very thankful to you for all your knowledge and great people we meet along the travels. We look forward to seeing you in the States
DON & PENNY SCHMIDT, TEXAS DECEMBER 2012
Eduardo, Paloma & Sebi: This was a magnificent hunting trip! It was better than anticipated. The “Slam” of Ibex was a dream come true. I can´t say enough about the majesty of the country of España and its culture and people. I expect this hunt will remain one of the best hunts of my life, you are always welcome in my home and I look forward to hunting with you again. Thank you again!
CHARLES & SALLY DENNY. FLORIDA, SEPT. 2011
Thank you for a wonderful time spent with all of you at your lodge. The touring in Toledo and in La Mancha was something very special. Hunting for Spanish Red Deer in the rut was great; I shot a beautiful 7 x 7 and saw plenty of Game. This was our first trip to Spain but certainly not the last.
T.J. & LACY SANCHEZ. COLORADO, OCT. 2011
Eduardo many thanks and warm blessings to you and your household! T.J. enjoyed very much hunting for Gredos Ibex and Fallow Deer, both animals are great trophies. Thank you Paloma for your great hospitality and for such a nice tour in Toledo, La Mancha and the shopping as well. Sebi thanks for helping T.J. collect both trophies, you were so wonderful to drive with and gain knowledge of the Spanish culture. Thanks for a wonderful hunt, we will be back.
ROGER & SANDY PUCCINELLI. NEVADA, OCT. 2011
Thank you for a great adventure of culture, history and hunting. You and your staff have been a pleasure, your family Veronica and Eduardo IV are terrific kids and made our visit to the ranch more enjoyable. Thanks to Eduardo IV for his help on the Fallow Deer, he will be a great hunter like his father. Muchas gracias!
STEVE & MARIA SAUNDERS. TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA. OCT. 2011
Thank you, for the Gredos Ibex hunt and the beautiful and elusive Mouflon Sheep. Finally a huge thank you to Paloma for her hospitality and for taking care of Maria while we were hunting.
Jim Chase. Colorado, Nov. 2011
This was my second trip with you. The Spain experience is just the best and this is the reflecting on you for the best clients can have. I am your secret agent in telling people to hunt with CAZATUR, not only for your great service along with what they can see in Spain. I know when they come here they will leave as friends, I know, I have. Thanks Eduardo for making this to happen.
Dave & Cole Cummans. Alabama, Nov. 2011
Eduardo & Paloma. Thanks for our 3rd trip to Spain with you. So nice to meet little Eduardo and Veronica, great kids! Great hunt and great hospitality. Eusebio wonderful as always. Look forward to our next hunt soon.
Winston & Sherry Puig. Texas, Nov. 2011
Thanks again for such a wonderful time. The Roman Water Dam lodge is fun, beautiful & truly unique. This was my first experience at a Monteria, Wow! Action + action + action… Each time we visit you all our dreams & more are fulfilled. Thank you truly, God Bless you and your country!
Corey , Amber, Avery & Ayden Knowlton. Texas, Nov. 2011
The best part of what we do is the people we meet on the journey. I feel that a true friend has been made for my whole family, you treated us like gold. Thank you for introducing us to your beautiful country, people, food & culture. It was a wonderful experience for our family and a memorable Thanksgiving holiday. We look forward to visiting with you and to more adventures together.
Mike & Susan Hagen. Kansas, Nov. 2011
As usual Spain remains beautiful. Our stay in the country was a great experience. We wish we could have stayed longer. The hunting area was very nice with many Ibex. The hunt and guides excellent! See you at SCI in Las Vegas!
Vitaly Gavrilenko. Rusia, Dec. 2011
Thank you for the excellent hunting, I collected the 4 Spanish Ibex, and each hunt will remain in my memories for the rest of my life. Also, thanks for the new friendly relations and excellent organization. I really hope to come here again.
J.C. Hurt & June. Texas, Dec. 2011
South Eastern Ibex, Gredos Ibex, Pyrenean Chamois and Beceite Ibex. 4 species in 2 weeks, 4 areas and 4.000 km. Thank you Eduardo for an interesting hunt. You have certainly shown me the difference between hunting in Spain and elsewhere. I am sure that the things learned with you will be applicable elsewhere! Thanks for showing us your beautiful Spain; it is an extraordinary country with extraordinary people
HUBERT THUMMLER, MEXICO. May 2010
Hunting with Royalty is something else, and to hunt with you my dear friend Eduardo is also something else. Thank you very much for your kindness to offer me the privilege to collect such very good trophies.
STEVE & PENI HENDRYX, OREGON. September 2010
Sebi, what a great trip. The animals, the scenery & you were great. We had a great time. I am happy with my wonderful Red Deer, we will be back. Loved the “tourist” stuff we got to do! Thanks for the lunches in the little towns, Toledo was a fantastic place. Spain is a great country and thanks for sharing it with us.
IFTIKHAR SHAH, WASHINGTON DC. September 2010
Eduardo & Eusebio, thank you very much for everything. You made our visit an excellent experience. The accommodation was very nice as well as the food. Eusebio is a great guide, thank you for the nice Red Deer trophy I have hunted (19 pointer) and also thanks for showing us Toledo. I recommend this trip to everybody.
ALPHONSE MATRONE, PENNSYLVANIA. October 2010
Eduardo & Eusebio, thank for a great first experience in Spain. Eusebio you were a great guide and friend throughout my time in Spain. I am very pleased with my Red Deer and Fallow Deer trophies. I look forward to the future and some Ibex hunting in the mountains! See you at SCI!
RICHARD & SUE FREY, FLORIDA. October 2010
Eduardo, many thanks for a wonderful adventure! From our first bullfight in Madrid to the beautiful mountains and a Gredos Ibex that exceeded my hopes, everything was perfect. It is my hope that I can return frequently and take all the beautiful game animals of Spain. Sue and I had a truly wonderful time!
JOHN & KATHY KLUTSCH, TEXAS. October 2010
Eduardo, our experience in Spain has been the best. You showed us both the cultural and the historical aspects of Spain. The food along the way was wonderful, the people very friendly. Both hunts the Red Deer and the Gredos Ibex especially, where better than expected. An incredible trip from an incredible person.
DEAN & CAROLE SPATZ, MINNESOTA. October 2010
Eduardo & Eusebio, from airport greeting to completely successful hunt (4 beautiful trophies) to arranging our post itinerary, our experience with you both has been very pleasant and efficient. Great time and experience in Spain, we enjoyed very much our trip to the bullfights in Madrid. Eusebio´s ability to evaluate potential trophies was excellent. Thank you very much for showing us Toledo, we hope to meet you soon in Spain again.
ALDEN THERN, ALASKA. October 2010
Eduardo & Eusebio, it was a pleasure and honor to hunt with each of you throughout Switzerland & Spain. The mountains were extremely challenging but your knowledge and efforts to a successful hunt were very much appreciated. Thank you for all your help and organization of the hunts and tours. My family and I could not have asked for better accommodations and meals.
KEN & SHEILA HARRISON, OREGON. October 2010
Sebi, this has been the most challenging and tough hunt together, hunting the Alps and with snow makes it “special”. I am really happy with both of my trophies, the Alpine Ibex & the Alpine Chamois. We both had a great time with you and enjoyed the day of touring at the Chateau. Thank you very much and also to Eduardo for another great adventure.
DIAL & ESPERANZA DUNKIN, TEXAS. November 2010
Eduardo, how do you accurately describe a hunting experience laced with a historical adventure into the past as perfect as the one Esperanza and I shared with your outstanding group, other to say, outstanding. The whole story will be my newest book “Always another adventure”. Looking forward to our visit in Reno, and our next hunt in 2011.
DON & DOROTHY JACKLIN, IDAHO. November 2010
Eduardo & Eusebio, Thanks so much for the great accommodation, hosting, and the best of all hunting. Eusebio, thank you for taking care of Dorothy and me and for your help to collect two superb trophies, both high SCI gold medals South Eastern Ibex and Ronda Ibex. Eduardo thanks for your super care in Mallorca and for the hunt there. We look forward to another trip in Spain with you.
Bill & Barbara McClure; (May 09)
Another hunt together and again you keep improving. The result of the hunt was great; we took a nice Roe Deer and a nice Balearean Boc. Enjoying the beautiful island of Mallorca with Paloma and you has been an outstanding experience for both of us. Thank you very much amigo, we will see you soon.
James & Loretta Cottrell; (October 09)
What a great trip and a special hunt. An experience to treasure and people to remember, a Gredos Ibex, a Fallow Deer and two Wild Boars in three days, amazing! We really enjoyed the country and our guide was wonderful. We will return with friends for Spanish Red Deer and Mouflon Sheep!!
Gene & Ginger Montgomery; (October 09)
Sebi did a wonderful job guiding the hunt and hosting, he was extremely accommodating. The local people were really friendly and we were able to enjoy some of their family festivities, as well as we did enjoy the unique city of Toledo. The hunt for Fallow Deer went really well, we got a nice one.
Wayne & Laura Courand; (October 09)
Eduardo, we had a wonderful experience with CAZATUR in Spain, thank you again for everything, our guide did a great job. We will see you in Reno next January.
Sam Oliver (November 09)
Thank you for a hunt of a lifetime, an impressive Alpine Ibex in Switzerland with 40 inches of length that ranks number 7 in the record book of SCI. In Spain, a Gold medal Gredos Ibex (81 SCI points); I enjoyed the hunt very much, Eusebio did a great job guiding both hunts. Rounding the trip with some historical visits to the beautiful cities of Avila and Toledo was very much appreciated it. Most of all the financial patience and agreement of gentlemen pievoil. This trait within your management speaks to quality. The hunt results affirm it!!
Butch Kuflak (November 09)
What is to be said when one is successful on the morning of the first day. Much credit is given to you for searching and finding the best places to hunt. As always, you and the staff at CAZATUR make it easy when travelling to another country. It’s not really like hunting, but more like a vacation with friends. Congratulations on your SCI Outfitter of the Year Award.
James & Sherry Brogan (November 09)
The lodging and food was great as usual. Sebi did a wonderful job guiding the hunt, the hunting areas were very well chosen plus very scenic and enjoyable. Congratulations to you on your selection as SCI Outfitter 2010. As usual CAZATUR did an excellent job and continues to make Spain one of our greatest and favourite hunting destinations. Thank you!
Julio Díaz Torre (December 09)
I was really successful in both hunting trips, Romania and Spain. In Spain I completed my Spanish Ibex Grand Slam with a superb Gredos Ibex and a nice South Eastern and Ronda Ibex as well. I want to thank Eusebio for everything; he did a great job guiding the three Ibex hunts, as well as escorting me through Gredos, Ávila, Toledo, Granada, etc… In Romania I shot a very nice Brown Bear and a big Wild Boar. Thank you very much for everything. I am looking forward to coming back really soon. Congratulations for such an important award.
Mike Marinelli (December 09)
Well, Eduardo it finally happened after many years willing to come, certainly I have a lot of stories from the hunt, I will always remember. Thank you for a great time; it has been a wonderful experience.
Bianca & Larry Rudolph (December 09)
Eduardo, thank you so much for guiding me personally on my Spanish Adventure! The Ibex hunt was one of my most enjoyable hunts ever, and the Chamois has helped me to respect the mountains and become a stronger hunter. I am glad Larry was able to be with us on the first part of the hunt. We enjoyed everything, the food, the wine, the friendship. We look forward to seeing you in Reno in a few weeks to celebrate your well-deserved award. Until our next hunt…
Dave and Ann Cummans ( May 2008)
Eduardo & Eusebio:
Thank you for an adventure we will never forget. The trips to the different locations, the food, the wine and “excitement “, made this so special. Eusebio did a fantastic job and staying at the ranch with.Valentina´s great cooking made us feel so welcomed. Thanks again for everything!
Jeffrey and Kimberly Vogt, (May 2008) Green Bay Wisconsin USA.
Dear Eduardo and Eusebio:
I will always remember the hunting of the red deer at your hunting ranch. Seeing the impressive female’s deers, it was a great experience. Kimberly and I are so glad that We went on the first hunt together. Spain is a beautiful country and the people are warm and friendly, we also loved Valentina´s cooking. Thank you for an experience we will never forget.
Doug and Dolores Matney, (May 2008) Mc Allen Texas
Thank you so much for your hospitality and arranging our trip to Spain, from the south of Spain to the northeast, we had a great time. Two Ibex in just one week was fantastic. The side trips kept the entire visit interesting and allowed us to experience your country. The food was wonderful, I am sure we will see you again. Alvaro did a great job of getting us around and is much appreciated.
John and Sue Kubichek,( June 2008) West Bend, Wisconsin
In arranging Sue’s and my trip to Spain with you, we wanted it to be both a hunt and a quick overview of Spain. Eusebio and Alvaro made our trip enjoyable and informative from the time we landed in Madrid to the time we flew out.
Our Cantabrian Chamois hunted at Cubillas de Arbas was in some the most beautiful mountains we have seen, we were treated like Royalty. The side trips were interesting and appreciated. Thank you for an enjoyable experience and the best to you, your staff and
Sebi, Eduardo, Paloma:
Thanks so much for your great hospitality! This has truly been an experience that I will never Forget, a perfect balance of hunting, history and Spanish culture. Who knows, perhaps I’ll become a hunter yet.
This has been the most special hunt I have ever been!! Your family hospitality has honoured me and Fed my body and soul. Sebi was the perfect guide and we had a lot of fun.
Jim & Kathie Davis Erie, PA (September 2008) 9/30/08
Eduardo and Paloma:
Thank you for a fantastic experience!! We have felt very welcomed by you, your family, and Cazatur´s Staff. This is my first time trying this style of hunting. Eusebio did an excellent Job as my guide. He paid great attention to make it a very satisfying experience. We had a number of shooting opportunities before taking a nice Fallow an Red Deer. It has been an enjoyable experience for both of us as unique today. Kathie enjoyed a lot with Paloma the history, shopping and practising Spanish, and meeting your children. We hope to spend more time with Cazatur Spain, the best to you and your family in 2008 and
Ralph and Janice Marra, (October 2008), Rumson NJ
Sebi & Eduardo:
We had a wonderful time. Sebi made our trip so special. He was so attentive and lovely person! The sights and foods are beautiful and we can’t wait to come back to shoot another 15 pointer!
Tom Downs, (October 2008), Philadelphia PA.
Eduardo and Staff:
Thank you for a great time and a great hunt! I can not say enough about how the hunt was organised! Everything was perfect! (Although it rained most days!). I enjoyed the tours! Culture, I experienced while hunting.
Especially thank you for spend the back night with me, while you were so busy. The hunt was great, all the 5 animals that I took (Red Deer, Mouflon, Fallow Deer and both Ibex). I will return in 2010 for my other two Ibex, also look forward to other hunts with you. Feel free to me as a reference, as you do a great job! See you at the 2009 SCI Convention.
Scott & Julie Pewitt (October 2008), Redding, CA.
Eduardo & Paloma:
Thank you for your assistance with our Spain Hunt. This has been an excellent experience with extreme excellence! Our time at the lodge was very enjoyable. Having your family there was an additional treat that we won’t forget. Your kids brought us joy and made the stay feel more like home. The Reed Deer hunt was above my expectations. I enjoyed being on top of a mountain in the beauty of Spain. The tour with Paloma to Toledo was a great added benefit never expect.
Darrel and Lendy Brown. (November 2008) Paris, Kentucky
You have made our first trip and shooting experience to Spain a very Special time. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. From the beginning wild ride in your car to the countryside, and returning through a stay at your home, you were the perfect guide and friend! Thank you so much.
Jason “Harpo “and Amy Puig. (November 2008), Dallas, Texas.
Great hunt, great food, great memories. We will never forget Gredos Mountains. You have a very Special ability to make those around you feel as if they are part of your family, we are honoured to be your clients and friends. We look forward
to many more!
Bob & Gay Rod, (November 2008), Houston Texas.
This was special for us. It is very seldom that we go on trips by ourselves. The 4 days was a good experience, mainly because of Alvaro, Domingo. I can’t say it compares with the last time we were with you, but that would be impossible, it was too good to be true. Thanks a lot.
Corky & Maitlin Ullom, (November 2008), Atlanta GA
Eduardo & Family:
We all want to thank you to make our trip one of the most memorable in our lives. Thanksgiving dinner of Turkey dressing was an unexpected gift. You are one of my closest friend I will always remind our time together. Though we are separated by many miles I will always think of you as the brother I never had. The hunt was incredible; your professional dedication is amazing. Three Ibex and hunt with my family. Who could ask for more!. Give on eternal love to Paloma, Veronica and Eduardo Jr.
Ken & Sheila Harrison, (November 2008).
Eduardo, Sebi and Cazatur family:
Again many thanks for another visit to Spain that could not have been more perfect. What a wonderful time we both had. What a great surprise with my nativity. I will remind it always as one of my very favourites!! It was very nice to finish my Spanish Ibex Grand Slam. The hunts were fantastic with very good people and beautiful areas to see the Ibex in Granada was a very special place for us. See you next year.
James & Rose Mary Stearns; (May 07):
A grand voyage of history, culture, language and hunting, in an unforgettable setting. Thank you Eduardo for your hospitality, the hunt was impressive and challenging. The great trophies that were taken will be long treasured. To all at Cazatur thank you for a great hunt and an excellent adventure.
Carlos and Mayte Coro, (Sept. 07):
It seems like only yesterday we were sitting at our annual Miami chapter SCI banquet getting ready to bid on a hunt. When a hunt to Spain was offered, my wife insisted that I bid [she lived in Madrid for 2 years as a young child]. I won the bid to hunt with Cazatur and its founder Eduardo F. de Araoz. We would be hunting the mountains South of the Imperial City of Toledo. I told Eduardo that I was interested in hunting a Mouflon sheep and a European Fallow deer. Thank you for guiding me to a Red Deer a Fallow deer and a Wild boar, which we shoot with the moon light.
Bob & Bege Owen; (Oct 07):
Thank you Eduardo and Paloma, for showing us such a great time, both hunting and touring in Spain. Eduardo you are a true gentleman! Your knowledge of your country’s history, your love of Spain and your PH abilities, made our trip perfect. The food, wine, touring, and hunting, were first-class.
Roger Hosfelt; (Oct 07):
Thank you for a great hunt and a great time here in Spain again. Everything was as great as last year. Looking forward to come back next year and finish my Spanish trophies.
Ken & Sheila Harrison; (Nov 07):
We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful Spanish Hospitality, our first time here but definitely not our last, we will never forget this magnificent trip and best thanksgiving ever. I am very proud of the game animals we collected. The free range spirit of hunting in Spain was very impressive to us. Thank you all again and again.
Carlos Mattei & Carlos Jr.; (Dec 07):
Thank you for everything, the hunt was outstanding and we are really happy with the whole trip. We will see you in Reno to plan our hunt with you for next year for the Cantabrian Chamois and the South Eastern Ibex.
James & Sherry Brogan; (Dec 07):
Our visit here in Spain has been wonderful. The hunting was great and the food and accommodation was superb. The areas were great and the scenery was spectacular. I would recommend your service to anyone without hesitation. Thank you.
Jonathan Arn; (Dec 07):
Thank you so much for your assistance in collecting my Spanish Ibex Grand Slam as well as a great Mouflon Sheep and a great Chamois hunt. It was a great.
Hubert Tumler; MX. September 2006
For many years I intended to hunt with you. To hunt Spain is wonderful and to hunt with you is even better. You have made Spain a hunting paradise not only for the variety of species, but also for the high quality of your game. Thank you Eduardo, for having treated me to such a royal hunt and to have chosen precisely, such a high scoring fallow deer. This memorable hunt will last a long time in my hunting dreams. Thank you, Paloma as well for your hospitality and company. God Bless you.
Stanley and Martha Hardwick; NM. October 2006
Our trip to Spain with you has been above and beyond anything we ever expected it to be. The history of the ranch and the country is incredible. The food was unbelievable, thank you Paloma for all the scenic tours. The hunting for Red deer in the rut, the experience of seeing them fight, was fun and an experience not to be forgotten. Thank you Eusebio, for making it possible to collect my Spanish Ibex as well. All your salesmanship is an understatement, the experience exceeds anything and everything represented. We will never forget this experience.
Ted and Patty Stallings; NM. October 2006
How does one say thank you for providing an experience of a life time? The food, the history, the hunting I will always remember. Thank you for your support to SCI and the conservation of the quality of your game. You have made memories for me I will never forget, Avila I loved but Segovia stole my heart. Thank you, Paloma and Eusebio for escorting me to the wonderful sights of La Mancha. Thank you Eduardo as well, for your laughs and your amazing attention to details that made us feel so comfortable. My dream is to return again and again to your beautiful Spain.
Domenic and Cathy Dinardo; CA. November 2006
Thank you so much for making our trip to Spain unforgettable. I will have hunting tales now for years and will be thinking of all the beautiful sights we have seen here. Paloma, your cooking at the Lodge is unsurpassable! Most of all, we will never forget meeting you and sharing time with you.
Winston and Sherry Puig; CO. November 2006
What an adventure! Perfect from arrival to departure. Eduardo, you are at the Top of your game. Beautiful country, animals, food, wine etc.. etc… Thank you and your incredible organization for everything!
Bill and Barbara McClure; PA. November 2006
Eduardo, it is with the greatest of pleasure that I have taken all 4 Spanish Ibex with CAZATUR. Each hunt has been a real pleasure conducted by true professionals. I am pleased that there are still more Spanish animals to hunt and that I will be back next year for more good hunting food and fellowship.
Roger and Roxanne Hosfelt; PA. December 2006
Thank you for an wonderful experience in your beautiful country. The History, the food and wine and most important the hunting was excellent. We both enjoyed the experience and look forward to coming back next year.
Tony Gioffre; OH. December 2006
Thank you for a great hunt, everything we did was wonderful. Spain is outstanding country to hunt and history is something everyone should see. Again thank you, I hope to see you more for the last few animals that I need in Spain. What an experience!
Taylor W. Johnes; GA April 2005.
This is my second trip with Cazatur. First time in 2002 my wife Diane and I hunted for Gredos Ibex and Fallow deer from your lovely ranch near Toledo. Sadly my dear wife passed away in 2004, but I came back with my daughter Allison to hunt for Beceite ibex. We had a wonderful trip. Your hospitality is incomparable and your guide did a great job at all necessary skills. I am looking forward to a third trip.
Wayne and Linda Raiford; SC. April 2005.
This has been a most exciting and educational trip. Linda and I enjoyed so much the chamois hunt and all the beautiful valleys. The Beceite hunt was more difficult, but finally success came and we returned with a very nice trophy.
Rod and Mandy Boggs; CO. April 2005.
We had an exceptional hunt bagging Beceite Ibex, Wild boar, and Roe deer. Your guide was the epitome of gracious and professional hunter. We are booth thrilled with Spain and look forward to return soon.
Ray and Linda Phelps; FL. May 2005.
Spain was wonderful, great weather and sights to see. Your Lodge is very comfortable with great meals. The Mouflon Sheep hunt was successful and the Roe deer a real bonus. You really have a first class operation; hunting touring etc… We look forward to hunting a Red deer.
Randy and Candy Brown; IH. Sept. 2005.
What an extraordinary visit we have enjoyed. Spain is a beautiful country. Our hunting was fantastic. The roaring of the Red stags we will never forget. The Macho Ibex living in his rugged mountains, offered an experience like no other. We truly felt like the King and Queen for our visit to Spain.
Bill and Ingrid Poole; CA. Oct. 2005.
Eduardo, the consummate hunting and touring guide. From our first hunt with you when you were 18 to now, we have thoroughly enjoyed being with you. We have been greatly impressed with your stellar rise in the Professional hunting world. The spectacular areas you have taken us in our pursuit for Ibex and red deer have been incredible. Thanks to you and Paloma for the outstanding experience and for your friendship.
Stuart Jaques; AK. Oct. 2005.
The hunt in the Gredos mountains was the highlight of the trip. I will never forget this hunt, it was everything I had hoped for. The roaring of the Red stags was also very exciting. A great trip I would recommend to anybody. Thank you so much for a great experience.
Bob and Anita Kelez; UT. Oct. 2005.
We cant thank you enough for our wonderfull trip to Spain. The hunting the shopping and eating with wonderfull wine. Every thing was a memory we shall never forget. Many thanks.
Bob and Carla Nielson; WY. Oct. 2005.
Thank you for an incredible experience all around. The accommodations, the food, the people, the Mouflon, the Ibex, the Red deer trophies, that will be exhibited at the Nielsen Museum of the West, will honor, the memories from this trip for us, and be a thrill for our visitors as well to see and share as well.
Gregg and Patti Loudon; MI. Oct. 2005.
Our first hunting trip to Spain has been fantastic. We thank you and your staff for making this a “spectacular first” for us.
Brian Olson; MIN. Nov. 2005.
I very much enjoied my Gredos Ibex hunt and the Cantabrian Chamois as well. Perhaps what I will remember the most is the driven wild boar hunt, with 30 of the local hunters. Thank you sop much fopr some fond memories.
Hommer and Shelly Tompkins; MIN. Nov. 2005.
We have learned about the History enjoyed the fines wines ate many wonderful meals, in the most beautiful restaurants anywhere, not mention the finest lodges and romantic villas. The hunting, “outstanding”. Your organization and knowledge of the best areas in Spain, contributed to our success. You have been gracious, polite and hard working, all at the same time. I want to thank you for all the wonderful trophies we collected, specially for the Iberian Wolf. We have had a ball. We will treasure these memories for ever.
Kim, Todie and George Manning; TX. Nov 2005.
What a great trip! Spain is terrific vacation for families. We now have a very nice South Eastern Ibex to add to our game room. We will never forget the many interesting conversations, laughing and travelling Spain. We shall return.
Bill McClure; PA. Nov 2005.
Another succesfull hunt with you and your team. My Ronda ibex hunt could not have been more fun. We saw a large number of Ibex. I was very impressed with your guide, a very mature young man and an excellent hunter. Again as always you have shown me a first class time for which I am very grateful. I can’t wait until we do it again.
Fantastic hunt with CAZATUR. At the last minute my wife was unable to join me on this trip, but I came anyway and had a very successful hunt for Gredos Ibex. The rain and the fog were bad but Eduardo was able to extend my hunting days due to his long relationship with the game conservation authorities. It was a hunt of a lifetime, and I look back on this as one of my most memorable and challenging hunts.
BILL & INGRID POOLE, CALIFORNIA. Sept 2004
Our deer friends Eduardo & Paloma, muchas gracias for all the great hospitality both in Madrid and here at La Presa Romana. It has truly been a very special hunt, a complete experience rich in history and your personal family surroundings. We will be back and hope that you bring your children to our ranch in Montana to play with our grandchildren.
TONY GIOFREE, OHIO. Oct 2004
We had a great time! Both Madrid and the Ranch were great. Without all your effort the hunt would not have been as successful. Paloma really made our time here wonderful. Look forward to seeing you next year. Thank you amigos!
ARMEN AVEDISSIAN, CALIFORNIA. Oct 2004
It was a very short trip to Spain this time but full of good memories that we cannot fit in these couple of lines. If I summarize it, this is one of the hunts that I´ll never forget. We want to thank you for providing us such a professional hunting arrangement, unforgettable memories, and great trophies. Hope to see you again for some more hunting in Spain.
GUSTAVO ARREDONDO, TEXAS. Nov 2004
Thank you very much for all your great hospitality and professionalism. This has been one of the best hunts of my life, we had really bad weather but never gave up and got a very big Gredos Ibex, I am looking forward to hunt with you again. Gracias “artista”.
EVERETT B. PANAKUK, NORTH CAROLINA. Nov 2004
I had been looking forward to hunting in Spain for several years. One of the things that I enjoy most about hunting is to see new parts of the world, and learn something of the culture. Spain has been everything I thought it would be, and more. Everything was planned and executed perfectly. Accomodations, food and local guides were excellent. We took and excellent 12 years old Beceite Ibex in the last day, and another big and old 12 years old Gredos Ibex. I will be back for the other 2 Ibex. Thank you very much!
BUTCH KUFLAK, CALIFORNIA. Nov 2004
I compliment you and your company for being so well organized. I look forward to our next adventure. This one has been a very exciting and successful adventure, being able to collect both Chamois.
BILL & BARBARA McCLURE, PENNSYLVANIA. NOV 2004
A memorable hunt. We worked very hard. I have rarely seen such beautiful country. Although we didn´t see a takeable Ronda Ibex it was for lack of trying. I am satisfied with the hunt, and will be back next year. The touring, food and wine were excellent. Many thanks.
SKIP BRUCKER & ARLINE HUGHES. Wisconsin, Sept. 2003
Thank you for your hosting a wonderful experience in Spain. It was a great hunt; I will always have many good memories as I admire my Red Stag Trophy. The Fallow Deer trophy will look nice along side of it. Thank you Paloma, for the interesting information tour of the area we feel like we learn so much about your country.
DAVE & ELIZABETH COPELAND. Texas, Sept. 2003
From the moment you met us at the airport, we were thoroughly entertained. So many Red Stags to be able to collect my trophy and my gold one was more than hoped for. The ultimate challenge was the Ibex hunt in the mountains. The terrain was very demanding and the animal so perfect. Eduardo your attention to detail plus the scheduling makes you an ACE P.H. Paloma, all the meals were delicious, the excursions to various villages very educational. Thanks for the memories, we will definitely come back.
JOHN P. TYSON. Texas, Oct. 2003
With anticipation of this hunt & visit planned two years ago, the arrival in Madrid & transfer to the hunting lodge began as a very enjoyable experience. The hunting of the Red Deer Stag and the Spanish Boar was well planned by our staff. The time at the lodge was relaxing. Best wishes for continued success & well being.
NOLAN BRAWLEY. Texas. Oct 2003
My hunting experience here in Spain was absolutely wonderful. Thanks for the wonderful hospitality and professionalism. Eduardo, amigo, the Gredos Ibex hunt was perfect…From walk…to stalk…to kill. Many many thanks and hope to hunt with you again soon.
HARRY BROWNE. Nevada. Oct 2003
I cannot describe with words the kindness that you showed me in your Hunting lodge. They should give you an award for civilization
ALLEN BROWNE. Nevada. Oct 2003
Again and again, Eduardo has arranged a wonderful successful hunt for myself and my wife. I could have never made the Spanish
Thanks for your wonderful stay. Your hospitality and staff were very special. It was great to share your world with you and enjoy your country. We hope to visit again and, see you in Reno at SCI. It was especially nice to meet your beautiful children.
MARK W. KESSLER. Florida, Oct. 2003
I think that is always best, when one can enjoy the true culture of an adventure. What better way to enjoy the Spanish culture than with your gracious hospitality, exciting adventures, and stimulating conversations. It was truly a memorable hunting experience with such wonderful people. Thank you for sharing your home with us to make this another adventure of a lifetime.
RICHARD KESSLER. Florida, Oct. 2003
Eduardo we met last year at SCI convention in Reno. You had one of the most impressive booth from all the outfitters. After our meeting, Mark and I were convinced you would show us another good time hunting in Spain. You introduce us to the Spanish culture and made this trip for us very special. Thank you for your hospitality. CARLOS, ALEJANDRA & DANIEL MATTEI. Mexico, May 2002. As you said in Las Vegas, this hunt has been a formidable experience, the highlight was the Gredos Ibex with my wife, thank you for helping her, and for the extraordinary trophy. I hope to see you soon again hunting a different specie of this magnificent trophy.
JOAN GORDON (DIANA AWARD WINNER 2000). Colorado, Nov. 2003
I am proud of the success you have achieved in the last 21 years. My Cotton would be extremely proud of you and the man you have become. Thanks for your patience, I am very proud of my Gredos Ibex and the Roe Deer I took. Is all I could wish for a hunt, I am also glad to say that I took four of my five animals with one shot, but I am especially proud of the hardest ones both Chamois
PACO DE ALBA. Mexico DF. Nov. 2003
After a great hunt, I just have to thank CAZATUR for such a wonderful time and all the
attentions they had with us. I hope to be back soon and have the same great experience.
MARIO CANALES. Mexico DF. Nov, 2003
Thank you for all especially for the particular attention you had with me, it has been a extraordinary experience to be recommended. I hope to book another hunt with you soon and all your staff.
RAFAEL TAMES. Mexico DF. Nov, 2003
Many thanks to CAZATUR especially to Eduardo and Paloma it has been a very enjoyable hunt with you, that I hope to repeat in the future.
BILL & CAROLE McALPIN. Texas. Nov, 2003
Thank you for our many “Spain experiences” that you provided for us on this trip. The Monteria was fantastic and as always the partridges were very challenging. But most of all Madrid and our night life with both of you will be remembered most.
KEN O’NEIL. North Carolina, June 2002.
My hunt this third time, was a challenging one for a Roe Deer which was taken the last night. Get a Cantabrian Chamois permit for me next.
STEVE & LOIS BRAUNHEIM. California, July 2002.
There are no words to express our gratitude for one of the best trips we have ever taken. We shall never forget the sights you showed us the food, the wine and your company. We look forward to seeing you again.
FRANCISCO MEDINA. Mexico, July 2002.
I never thought to hunt Roe Deer could be so challenging and exciting. As always, all what is arranged by you is exquisite. We will return for our third trip soon.
SOUDI GOLABCHI. Georgia. Sept. 2002.
Thank you Mr. Araoz for a superb Ronda Ibex to finish my Spanish Ibex Slam.
WALTER FONDREN. Houston, TX. Sept. 2002.
Thank you very much for including me in your wonderful family. I am truly sorry Fran could not be here to enjoy your gracious hospitality. Maybe we can convince her to come next trip.
ROBERT & CAROL FONDREN. Houston, TX. Sept. 2002.
Thank you very much for such a wonderful experience. Every thing was only “the best”. Thank you for sharing your home and your beautiful family with us. We hope to stay in touch with you for many years.
JERRY & CARLA PETERMAN. Dallas, TX. Sept. 2002.
Many thanks for a wonderful hunt, trip and vacation we collected Red deer, Mouflon sheep and Fallow deer, all memorable trophies. As the old saying, we arrived as clients and departed as we are, 20 year old friends.
HOBSON &VICKY REYNOLDS. Dallas, TX. Oct. 2002.
What I will remember the most will be the perfect moments in the mountains, the anxious stalk, the final positioning and the shoot, my favourite moment. Thank you for providing me with so many wonderful moments.
DANIEL & MARGARET BELTRAMO. California, Oct. 2002.
The Ibex hunt was everything I had hoped to experience. A seven-mile hike, overcoming the storm and the taking of the trophy, will always be remembered. Thank you for your warm hospitality and for sharing with us your historic property.
STEVE & BARBARA LOMBARDI. California, Oct. 2002.
Having successfully taken the Gredos Ibex in one day, we were able to enjoy touring in Toledo, seeing the windmills and enjoying the hospitality at your lovely home. How welcome we felt at your historical ranch and the walk though the ancient ruins!
MATT & CAROL MATTHEWS. Alaska, Oct. 2002.
To visit Spain is great, to hunt in Spain is a well-kept secret, to take a top 10 in Spain is special and to take a number 5 Pyrenean Chamois is fantastic. Surely one must return. Thank you for showing us Toledo, taking us shopping, sharing your family with us and serve us fabulous meals.
WALLY & BARBARA DROST. Georgia, Oct. 2002.
Wally said it has been the most exciting hunting trip he has had. While he has been enjoying the hunting, I have been enjoying spending time with Paloma. What a special person she is and very patient, I might add. But the hospitality has been wonderful, starting at your home in Madrid and ending at the lodge. We hope to come back again and learn more about your beautiful country.
TAYLOR & DIANE JONES. Georgia, Oct. 2002. We expected Spain to be the best hunting and touring trip we have taken and it has turned to out even better than we expected. Having hunted 5 continents, I found Eduardo to be one of the truly greatest PH in the World. Paloma’s attention to entertaining our wives was above and beyond the call of duty.
GERARDO JIMENEZ & ALONSO MATTEI. Mexico, Nov. 2002.
Great hunt I will recommend you highly and will be back again. I am returning home with a great trophy Ibex. You have exceeded my expectations.
BILL & INGRID POOLE. California, Nov. 2002.
Our 2×1 hunt was wonderful! Interspersing, interesting history of Spain with our travels to the various hunting areas combined with seeing rare country side, we could not have enjoyed ourselves more. Thank you for your complete professionalism.
JOE & CAROLYN DERNOSHECK. Pennsylvania, Nov.2002.
We had a wonderfull time on our hunt here in Spain. The hunting was fine. Good Ibex and Mouflon. This was our second hunt with you but it won’t be the last.
LARRY & BIANCA RUDOLPH. Pennsylvania, Nov.2002.
I am glad we finally got to come to Spain. I appreciate your patience, your generosity and you sharing your home with us. The Mouflon was a great hunt and I am looking forward to a giant Ibex. We will be back.
EDUARDO & JACKIE RIVAS; Mexico, Sep. 2001
Our most sincere thanks from both of us, for having had a successful hunt, but more so, for the friendship and love you have presented to us. A hunt like this is a unique experience.
KATHY HANSEN & JIM CRAWFORD; Montana, Sept. 2001
The entire time was most enjoyable from the beginning to the end. You have taken wonderful care of us. Your constant attention to detail is most appreciated, and your ability to make us feel at home is excellent. The animals were wild and plentiful. Thank you also for the cultural activities. The food was plentiful.
BETTY & ALLAN WEINTRAUB; Maryland, Oct 2001
You have exceeded our expectations by far! The hunt was exciting, challenging and productive of all trophies we sought for. You have made two septuagenarians feel like youngsters. Your friendship and hospitality will be treasured for ever. The touring we did added to out trip. We thank you for your thoughtfulness and hope you will visit with us.
GABRIELE & POOLE MARZOCCHI; Italy, Oct. 2001
We want to thank you profoundly for this splendid experience. Your guide was extremely knowledgeable, in all we are thinking on our return.
FRANK HUSCHITT; Illinois, Oct. 2001
Eduardo, you are one of top notch professional hunters of the World. I was very impressed on your hunting style and planning every thing to perfection, which makes hunting very enjoyable and successful. I am thankful to have collected 2 gold, 2 silver, and one bronze medal trophies. I will be back in 2002. Weidmannsdank.
HANS HUSCHITT; Illinois, Oct. 2001
The entire time was great. You made me feel at home. Your abilities are superb. Thank you very much.
PAUL & JEANNE WILSON; Pennsylvania, Oct. 2001
Thank you for a fantastic hunt. You can tell every one that you are the only professional hunter who has guided a blind hunter to a gold medal Ibex and Mouflon. We truly appreciated the gracious hospitality to have extended to us at your ranch. I thank you also for spending time with Jeanne showing her so many sights and shops, she enjoyed herself very much.
GENERAL & Mrs. WALTER E. BOOMER; Connecticut, Nov 2001
First, thank you for your warm and gracious hospitality. We thoroughly enjoyed being with you at your beautiful and historical ranch. Second, thank you for a great Ibex hunt. It met all of my expectations and will treasure the day in my memory. Hopefully we will return to hunt with you again.
RAY & APRIL YOUNG, West Virginia, Nov 2001
Thanks for sharing your historical and beautiful home with us. The hunting as well as the touring of Toledo, windmills of la Mancha and Paloma’s mother ranch with the bulls, was truly incredible and memorable. On Thanksgiving day, April and I became engaged and therefore, hold this paradise quite special.