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If you were considering a Spanish Ibex hunt for either Gredos or Beceite, would yoiu bother to upgrade from a bronze to either silver or gold? It looks like gold is about double the cost. So, wondering if the increased size is equal in visual impact as the impact is to the wallet.
 
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Two things to know about Spanish Ibex!

First book through a European agent, most of the American agents have a 30-50% upcharge on them. Either by the agent or by the outfitter.

Caracal on these boards is a German who has the best prices.

Second the upcharge on horn length really depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Several friends have killed them at various lengths. It's nice to shoot a gold, but for the price of a gold you can generally complete a grand slam of all four species.

I used to live near the Ronda Ibex population in Cadiz, Spain.

Gold's are bigger, but not sure it matters enough.
 
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Hi,
just like BWW said, I do offer all Ibex of Spain (and all major species of Europe).

You are right that the prices on Beceite and Gredos are raising quite heavily with size. It is a personal choice what everyone likes best, but I believe there is a sweetspot of price/size ratio in the high bronce/silver range.

If you email me at dennis@dr-safaris.com I can walk you through the scoring system and give you examples for all the sizes and medals. I think the best way to understand and decide about spanish Ibex size, is to see pictures of different animals on the ground.

I have posted some prices here: Link

All the Best,
Dennis
 
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Thank you both for your responses. Very much appreciated.
 
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I can only speak on the Gredos hunts on the reserve. It is literally a walk in the park. Unless you really really care about the score, I wouldn't pay the $$ for gold. I bought the permit direct and did it DIY. If I were to do it again, I'd just go for something in a lower-tier and just have fun looking at the giants along the way. It's a fun hunt but easily done in a day. You'll go with local wardens (required) and they know the animals very well. Tell them what you want and they will probably know the animal that fits the bill.

Some info on the categories and different permits

http://www.cabramontes.es/
 
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If you were considering a Spanish Ibex hunt for either Gredos or Beceite, would yoiu bother to upgrade from a bronze to either silver or gold? It looks like gold is about double the cost. So, wondering if the increased size is equal in visual impact as the impact is to the wallet.


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