Trophy Hunting

  Red-Legged Partridge
Alectoris Rufa

It is a gamebird in the pheasant family Phasianidae of the order Galliformes, gallinaceous birds. It is a rotund bird, with a light brown back, grey breast and buff belly. The face is white with a black gorget. It has rufous-streaked flanks and red legs. When disturbed, it prefers to run rather than fly, but if necessary it flies a short distance on rounded wings. This is a seed-eating species, but the young in particular take insects as an essential protein supply. The call is a three-syllable "ka-chu-chu".

Habitat: It is a non-migratory terrestrial species, which forms flocks outside the breeding season. This species breeds on dry lowlands, such as farmland and open stony areas. Our different areas are very well managed, taking really good care of the Partridge all year round as well as doing an excellent predator control.

Season: October 12th - February 15th.

Method: The World famous "ojeo" or driven hunt is the Spanish traditional way of hunting the Red-Legged Partridge. These are hunts for 6 - 8 guns, where the beaters will flush the birds towards the line of hunters, achieving daily an average bag of 500 birds per group. This is a very challenging shoot, where the hunters will have to use their shooting skills to be successful dropping these fast-flying, tough birds. Each shooter will be assisted by the "secretario" or personal assistant, who will help the shooter loading his shotguns, as well as retrieving his birds. We usually schedule 4-5 drives per day.

TROPHY HUNTING SPAIN  -  Barcelona, Spain  -  Tel./Fax: +34 938 973 603  -  Cell: +34 655 901 611  -