Randy Cooling with his last-minute ram.

Spanish Ibex-Part II
Posted on February 25, 2014

To read PART I, click here! Spanish Ibex With long, backward sweeping horns, and sure-footed as any mountain goat comes, the ibex of Spain offer a tremendous bowhunting trophy worth pursuing. By Denny Sturgis Jr. MORE RAMS That afternoon we spotted a ram with some females just west of where … more

The author's good friend Tom Moleski is shown here with his first trophy Ibex.

Spanish Ibex-Part I
Posted on February 21, 2014

Part I of a two-part series. To read Part II, click here!   Spanish Ibex With long, backward sweeping horns, and sure-footed as any mountain goat comes, the ibex of Spain offer a tremendous bowhunting trophy worth pursuing. By Denny Sturgis Jr. One of my most memorable hunts actually started … more

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Longbow Hunting Ibex in Madrid: Missing the Shot
Posted on June 26, 2013

In a recent post you read all about longbow hunting in the mountains of Madrid and how to prepare for unknown territory. Then you found about stalking mountain game. Now find out what to do when you miss the shot:   The arrow flashed by him, very slightly creasing his hip, and … more

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Longbow Hunting Ibex in Madrid: Stalking Mountain Game
Posted on June 14, 2013

In a recent post you read all about longbow hunting in the mountains of Madrid and how to prepare for unknown territory. Now find out about getting primed for the hunt!   Once in the mountains, we were constantly glassing for goats, and I vividly remember spotting my first Gredos ibex. … more

This beautiful Gredos Ibex has a special place in my heart, as it is the only trophy I’ve taken in Europe. I’ll be back, though, to try for some of the other magnificent species there!

Longbow Hunting Ibex in Madrid: Preparing for Unknown Territory
Posted on June 12, 2013

The far off voice was saying something, but I couldn’t understand, and I wanted it to go away. Then it came again, and again I couldn’t understand. Finally, along with a gentle touch on my shoulder, I distinctly heard a female voice saying, “We’re going to be landing soon,” and … more