Hunting is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Spain, since it is strongly attached to the culture and history of the country.
The country's geographical and biological diversity provides a unique scenario for hunting, where plenty of different species could be found from the Mediterranean coast to the Pyrenees.
Big game in Spain includes wonderful species such as the Spanish deer that along with the wild boar, remains the quarry most sought after. Other big game species include the Spanish Ibex on its different varieties, Chamois, Mouflons and Goats.
Regarding small game, foxes and rabbits abound all along the peninsula. Another factor of attraction for small game hunters are birds, since Spain is home of several species such as Turtledove, Wood Pigeon, Quail, Duck, Pheasant, Thrush, Starling and the Spanish Red-leg Partridge.
Spain has several hunting laws that aim to protect the environment. The hunting season officially begins in early October and runs to the first Sunday of February, but there is a half season from August to September when occasional shoots can be arranged.
Recreational hunting in Spain is regulated by Federacion Española de Caza (Spanish Hunting Federation). It is advisable to check the national and local regulations regarding hunting, specially if you plan to bring your own shotgun from abroad.
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