TRADITIONAL DRIVEN RED PARTRIDGE SHOOTING
We have more than 80 different combinations of driven red partridge shooting, without repeating the same hunting area.
In a driven red partridge shooting the necessary personnel (depending on the quota for each hunt) is from 50 to 80 people. They perform roles such as beaters, horse riders, secretaries with dogs, chargers, weapons, game rangers, 4×4 drivers, waiters, cooks, hotel staff, and many more.
Our red partridge shootings are done in a traditional style with wild partridges in the field, they are not released from a farm or similar facility.
The economic impact on disadvantaged rural areasbecomes of vital importance, because whole families come to depend economically on this form of battue hunting of the red-legged partridge as the only way of life. The hunt in driven native red-legged partridge shoots of the spanish, known as “ojeo”, began in the late ninetheenth century. It was thanks to the enormous love that King Alfonso XIII had for this hunting and shooting modality that some of the wealthiest and most important families of the time became interested in it, and soon “hunt driven partridge shoots” was practiced at the best the best farms and game preserves through the country, specially in the Castilla la Mancha area, with it’s apex at Ciudad Real.
After the reign of Alfonso XIII began a time whichwas characterized by a great effort of the owners of game preserves and farms in Spain in the breeding of native red-legged partridge, achievinggreat breedings and impressive results in their red-legged partridge hunts.
Presently battue hunting of the native red-leggedpartridge is known worldwide, being “La Mancha”, and in particular Campo de Montiel, located in Ciudad Real, is one of the preferred destinations for practicing it.
It’s practice is of great relevance and social repercusion, thus positioning this country as thesole and exclusive destination for those demandinghunters who want a high quality and bravery intheir hunts.