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El Despeñadero
Spain., Spain

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El Despeñadero, the main banner of “Cacerías Ibéricas” and estate which currently takes the bulk of the hunting services of the company, has a wide family history.

The excellence achieved by the good work and passion in the offered service, makes “Cacerías Ibéricas” in general and El Despeñadero in particular one of the most emblematic organizations and estates of the Spanish territory. This company also has one of most important hunting teams and the most prestigious hunting scene.

With more than 35 years of history, from its beginnings in Toledo, extending to the European and African continents, “Cacerías Ibéricas” with Darío Vallano Sr as head of the Organization has carried out all forms of hunting. Since the pursuit of the majestic Billy Goat to the Big 5 in the old African continent, passing through the hunting of roe deer and deer and arriving at the traditional Spanish Red-Legged Partridge Shooting. This last cornerstone of business and hunting activity today has placed El Despeñadero and “Cacerías Ibéricas” in the hearts and minds of all experienced hunters, both nationally and internationally.

Cacerías Ibéricas is one of the longest-established shooting enterprise in Spain and, in recent times, has reached a level of perfection which it is hard to surpass in this field of hunting. This is due to the high quality of its services as well as the exclusivity of its clientele.

Quality, measured by bravery, strength and number, will guarantee that this sport continues to enjoy the beauty and grace of former times, rather than entailing just a mere shot at a live target.

Thus, with over 2000 hectares in La Mancha (Spain), we guarantee the necessary bravery and density to ensure that a day´s partridge hunting at home with us will be an unforgettable challenge for any connoisseur demanding a quality shoot. This is why some of the most distinguished public figures from around the world have consistently chosen Cacerías Ibéricas to organize their partridge shoots and why they are no longer just clients, but friends of the family.


About

Your host at El Despenadero: Angel Lumbreras, Shoot Captain. With over 20 years working hand-in-hand with Darío Vallano Sr. in all corners of Spain has become heart and soul of Cacerías Ibéricas. Angel is a passionate of hunting with exceptional knowledge about shooting partridges and is the person who manage everything inside the drives, beaters, loaders, secretaries, flagmen, etc. Cacerías Ibéricas is a family enterprise dedicated to organizing driven partridge shoots, and is widely considered the most important in the world, in terms of the quality of its services as well as the exclusivity of its clientele. Cacerías Ibéricas has built a reputation of arranging the finest shooting holidays. We aim to exceed your shooting expectations, we look forward to hearing from you.

Game shooting at El Despenadero: Cacerías Ibéricas offer all kind of different drives where we have a wide selection of shooting from the most hectic and traditional Spanish style to the highest bird’s English style of shooting which have been tested the mettle of history’s big shots. The topography of El Despeñadero with olive groves, forest and sowing’s lands as well as deep ravines from which we drive extremely high shoots produces a big variety of drives what presents a great challenge ensuring a top partridge shooting quality, our partridge presents an impressive fast, courageous and high flight. Click here for quick country guide.

A typical game shooting at El Despenadero: Cacerías Ibéricas offer all kind of different drives where we have a wide selection of shooting from the most hectic and traditional Spanish style to the highest bird’s English style of shooting which have been tested the mettle of history’s big shots. For more information, please contact the host.


Planning your game shooting trip to El Despenadero

Accommodation at El Despenadero: The accommodation we offer is also exceptional; we have some of the best hotels in Toledo, the imperial city”, with amazing views to El Valle and river Tajo. We offer accommodation for 16 guests, all spacious suit rooms, outside facing, all of which feature unique and original decoration that warranties the maximum comfort. Click here to view, choose and book the accomodation.

Nearest international airport: Click here to find out.

Directions by car or public transport to El Despenadero.

Availability and dates: The estate is very well located at only 60min from Madrid and 25min to Toledo and our shooting season run between 1st October – 28th February. Please contact your host for more information.

Seasons: For up to date species seasons in Spain.

Permits: We offer a total package with total comfort in addition to the three “tacos” (elevenses), lunch and breakfast. We also provide cartridges, rental and importation of guns, insurance, processing of licensing, transport, accommodation (*****), gun hire, etc. For more information on permits and carrying firearms in Spain, read here.

Weather: Have a look at today's weather and the forecast for Toledo,

What to wear: For tips on best clothing and dress code.

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Species
Partridge
Partridge
Red-legged partridge
Red-legged partridge

Methods
Driven birds
Driven birds

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Languages
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Terms of payment
- All guns shooting must carry a current valid Spanish shooting license and insurance. - Each partridge day has been priced to a line of 8 guns. - Our offer is based in all included (accommodation, transfer, shooting, licenses, etc) except tips. - For peg confirmation is needed a 30% of deposit payment. 70% left will be paid before the shoot starts. - Payment must be in Euros - Your pegs will only be fully confirmed once payment is received.
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11 Reviews
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Azam
05 Feb 2018

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Congratulations to both Dario's. Excellent days shooting , plenty of challenging and very fast birds. Very well managed through the day with first class hospitality throughout the day - top class and tremendous value.

Alex
17 Dec 2017

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Can't wait for more. February comes soon please!! Very serious birds as always and no words for your fantastic hospitality. One more time a big pleasure to shoot at El Despeñadero.

Charlie
21 Nov 2017

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This is our first time shooting at El Despeñadero. We did two days in a row and have to say the shoot was excellent, far exceeding my expectations. Thank you boys for your excellent hospitality. Looking forward joinning you next season.

Rob
13 Sep 2017

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An excellent couple of day's partridge shooting last season with very challenging birds. I shoot partridges but these were on a different level (literally) and I had shooting on every peg. The welc... Read more

Wally
21 Aug 2017

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Honestly in my top 5 of shoots. Congrats for your amazing work and your fabulous team.

Mathew Goldberg
25 Jun 2017

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Fabulous shoot and hosts with some extremely difficult partridges, highly recommended.

Chris Adams
01 Jun 2017

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What an amazing cuople of days last year as always. After 6 seasons shooting with Vallano's family is with fast one of the best shoots we have ever been. Awesome hospitality, fantastic food, ALL kind of drinks and stunning, stunning birds.

E.C.
30 Mar 2017

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Reviewing multiple visits What a days! Great hospitality, generosity, company and superb birds! Many thanks for everything to both Darío’s. Loving your old Range Rovers! See you in a very near future.

Nick Speelman
30 Mar 2017

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Now in my 3rd season with Darío Vallano. Great team from the office to the field with some of the most brilliant and challenging birds, in a beautiful estate. We adored it and couldn’t recommend it... Read more

George B.
30 Mar 2017

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I had the pleasure of shooting with Darío Vallano and his team this season again. They provided some very challenging birds, superb elevenses and the best hospitality I have ever seen. Very much looking forward see you in Spain soon!

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