About fifteen miles from Salamanca, Las Ahijaderas is two and a half hours drive from Madrid by road or half an hour from Salamanca airport which has facilities to service private planes. Alfonso Fabres Snr and Alfonso Fabres Jr own the estate and will be on site to make your stay as comfortable as possible. A member of the family will meet you at the airport to assist with gun clearance and transfer to the lodge.
There are 12 double rooms available at the lodge, with extra rooms available for larger parties, along with comfortable dining, seating and bar areas boasting an impressive array of trophies collected from around the world by the Fabres family over the years. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and television with CNN.
For non-shooters, the proximity of the lodge to Salamanca allows a wide choice of non-shooting activities. This beautiful Renaissance city abounds with historic and retail opportunities to suit all tastes. Alternatively, non-shooters are welcome to join the guns in the field.
Lying as it does within the Castilla y Leon region, Las Ahijaderas has an extended partridge season and can offer shooting from 1 September right through to the end of April. This makes it the perfect antidote to end of shooting season blues. The main shooting area is 30 minutes from the lodge and comprises of 30 main drives. The undulating, wooded terrain, interspersed with steep gullies and cuts, gives rise to a variety of birds, from those suitable for beginners through to those that will test even the most accomplished shots. A pair of 12 or 20 gauge guns is recommended, along with protective slips.
Shoot days usually consist of 4 to 5 drives; depending on desired bag, with a mid morning break for tapas, and a break for lunch after the third drive. This may be taken indoors or al fresco, depending on the weather conditions. Lines of 4 to 10 can be accommodated, the only restriction being the 500 bird per day minimum bag. As is traditional in Spain, each gun is accompanied by a loader and a secratario whose job, with the aid of a clicker, is to count his gun’s personal tally, thus allowing for individual bird counts at the end of the day should you wish to compare notes.
After shooting, guns return to Las Ahijaderas in plenty of time to have a rest before tapas, drinks and a traditional Spanish dinner.
Varies between €39 - €55 per bird, depending on estate, inclusions and itinerary
Red Legged Partridge
1 September – 15 April
Guns to rent
Transport too and from Madrid, Cartridges, meals/drinks at the shoot
Air fares, accommodation, evening meals/expenses away from the shoot, tips
GMT +1 hr
Flight time from the UK
London - Madrid: 2 hrs 30 mins
Valid passport with 6 months remaining beyond the end of your trip.
Valid European Firearms Permit for EU residents
Season to Travel
September and mid-April. Shooting is permitted on Sundays.
Red legged Partridge
Lightweight layered clothing – it can be cool first thing before warming up. Traditional shooting clothing is the norm but not essential. Eveningwear can be as formal or informal as the group would like.
Remember sunglasses. Make sure you have a good lockable travel gun case. Remember to take eye and ear protection.
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