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WELCOME TO MATARRUBIA, GUADALAJARA

Great VALUE, weather and extended seasons make shooting in GUADALAJARA, Spain WITH BUTLER DEL PRADO a NATURAL choice.

The shimmering light of the Spanish central massif, the sharp tang of pine, holm oak, wild rosemary and thyme, the crisp clear air and the promise of another fine day's sport in a breathtaking landscape.

Share a unique shooting experience with friends old and new at the spectacular Butler del Prado estate in Matarrubia. A destination of exceptional beauty, genuine expertise, unstinting hospitality and unrivalled value for money, it is the outstanding choice for the discerning.

Within a leisurely hour's drive of Madrid, our 9,000 hectare estate sits shadowed by the magnificent Sierra de Ayllon. This is a place of ancient contrasts, burnt red earth, crystal clear air and dizzying blue skies. As one of Spain's oldest hunting regions, the rugged terrain of Guadalajara is the perfect habitat for the perdiz rojo - red legged partridge, the corzo - roe deer, and, of course, the jabali - wild boar.

Alternatively, you may prefer Valuercanes our estate located on the border of Rioja and Castilla y Leon. With its extended season we are able to offer partridge shooting trips in September, March and April as well as wild quail shooting in August and September. This is another breath-taking destination that offers exhilarating shooting, superb food and world renowned wines. 

What makes us different?
As landowners and farmers, our estate has flourished for generations in harmony with rural traditions. We have no part in the practice of using caged birds and nurture our native wildlife responsibly so our guests can eat the rich produce of the land as well as the game from our shoots.

A driven shoot in Spain is similar to a high quality shoot in the UK, with challenging game, a warm welcome and great company. Where we excel is that our climate offers long sunny seasons, our landscape is characterised by stunning beauty and our hospitality has a genuine Spanish flavour. The result is an authentic experience with a distinctive sense of adventure.

Bespoke experiences
The details are entirely up to you. Shooting parties can be between five and eight guns, from as little as £30 a bird, with no 'overage' within a 10% margin. Shoot one day only or let us organise two days driven shooting so you can really immerse yourself in the experience. Alternatively, we could arrange two different styles, one day driven and one day a more informal walked up, mixed species shoot of caza menor – small game.

You are in total control of your trip, we will simply make it happen. If you want to mix your shooting with daytripping we can devise an insiders itinerary to give you a real flavour of the local area. There’s a great choice of beautiful villages, historic landmarks and a superb family vineyard, where you can sample a selection of wines, all within easy reach of the estate. If you want the buzz of a world city, Madrid offers everything you could want from a vibrant capital rich culture, sightseeing, fabulous food and a night scene that starts with dinner at midnight.

A typical package includes

  • Private transfers to and from Madrid Airport
  • Luxury accommodation
  • All food and wines throughout your stay
  • From 250 birds - bag number to suit the shooting party
  • Cartridges (please specify calibres required)
  • Insurance and Permits
  • All shooting staff and transport
  • Hosts

what it doesn't include

  • UK transfers
  • Flights – although we are happy to help with these arrangements Please note there is a private airfield very close to the estate
  • Local tips
  • Guests
  • IVA Tax

PRICING

Driven days from £30 per bird or £39 per bird including full-board accommodation (no nasty extras). To find out more please visit our partridge page.

We have established relationships with our Spanish partners that allow us to offer partridge shooting in Spain at prices similar or lower to those you would pay in the UK, but unlike your UK experience this includes your overnight luxury accommodation and all hospitality.

Our aim is to make it more affordable allowing this wonderful sport to be more accessible to a wider shooting fraternity.

Useful & Essential information

INSURANCE

Butler del Prado insists that all people shooting have adequate liability insurance through BASC, Guns on Pegs, CLA or similar.

There are currently no medical requirements, but please check with your doctor for up to date information.

VISAS, LICENCES & ARRIVAL

If you are travelling to Spain as a resident from another European Union Country you will be required to have a valid passport but will not require a visa. If you are coming from outside the EU please check your visa requirements.  

It is a requirement in Spain to have valid insurance and a licence to shoot in Spain, and for us to be able to sort these out for you we will require a copy of your passport, shotgun licence and European Firearms Pass if you're bringing your own guns.  We will require this information at least 4 weeks before you travel to ensure that your entry into Spain goes as smoothly as possible.  Please note: This is required for all the party members that will be shooting.

On your arrival at the airport guns will be delivered to the local police force.  One of our team will meet you at the airport to help with all paperwork and clearing the guns with the local police. 

EUROPEAN FIREARMS PASS

Before you can travel with your sporting firearms to Spain you will have to acquire a European Firearms Pass.  This is a straight forward process where you request one from the Firearms Officer at your local police station. There is no fee. The application must be done in writing and has to contain your shotgun certificate number, serial number, manufacturer and calibre of any guns you may wish to travel with. Please note: This can take up to 28 days to process so please leave plenty of time.

TRAVELLING WITH A SPORTING GUN

Travelling with a sporting gun does not have to be a painful experience; just make sure that the following rules are adhered to:

  • Please check with your airline before you book your flights that they allow you to carry sporting guns.
  • 72 hours before you depart on your trip, call the airline to declare you will be travelling with a sporting gun.  You will be asked to provide the serial number, manufacture number and calibre.
  • On arrival declare you are travelling with a sporting firearm at the check in desk
  • Guns must be packed in a suitable locked case. A gun slip is not a suitable container.
  • Guns must be broken down and unloaded.
  • Do not bring ammunition as it will be provided.
  • Always carry your documentation with you.

CLIMATE, CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT

  • Normally bright and sunny throughout the day but it can be cool first thing. October – min 10°C, max 20°C. March - min 5°C, max 16°C. Generally dry but be prepared for rain.
  • Shooting attire in Spain is much more relaxed than in the UK. There is no fixed dress code. 
  • Footwear – we recommend a good pair of shooting or walking boots.
  • Glasses – a decent pair of sunglasses (essential).
  • Shooting Gloves – shooting gloves are recommended as your barrels will get hot.
  • Ear defenders - self-explanatory.
  • Cartridge bags are not necessary as they will be provided for you.

Tips

Please speak to your host about the tipping policy for your tour.

A typical package includes

  • Private transfers to and from Madrid Airport
  • Luxury accommodation
  • All food and wines throughout your stay
  • From 250 birds - bag number to suit the shooting party
  • Cartridges (please specify calibres required)
  • Insurance and Permits
  • All shooting staff and transport
  • Hosts

what it doesn't include

  • UK transfers
  • Flights – although we are happy to help with these arrangements Please note there is a private airfield very close to the estate
  • Local tips
  • Guests
  • IVA Tax

PRICING

Driven days from £30 per bird or £39 per bird including full-board accommodation (no nasty extras). To find out more please visit our partridge page.

We have established relationships with our Spanish partners that allow us to offer partridge shooting in Spain at prices similar or lower to those you would pay in the UK, but unlike your UK experience this includes your overnight luxury accommodation and all hospitality.

Our aim is to make it more affordable allowing this wonderful sport to be more accessible to a wider shooting fraternity.

Useful & Essential information

INSURANCE

Butler del Prado insists that all people shooting have adequate liability insurance through BASC, Guns on Pegs, CLA or similar.

There are currently no medical requirements, but please check with your doctor for up to date information.

VISAS, LICENCES & ARRIVAL

If you are travelling to Spain as a resident from another European Union Country you will be required to have a valid passport but will not require a visa. If you are coming from outside the EU please check your visa requirements.  

It is a requirement in Spain to have valid insurance and a licence to shoot in Spain, and for us to be able to sort these out for you we will require a copy of your passport, shotgun licence and European Firearms Pass if you're bringing your own guns.  We will require this information at least 4 weeks before you travel to ensure that your entry into Spain goes as smoothly as possible.  Please note: This is required for all the party members that will be shooting.

On your arrival at the airport guns will be delivered to the local police force.  One of our team will meet you at the airport to help with all paperwork and clearing the guns with the local police. 

EUROPEAN FIREARMS PASS

Before you can travel with your sporting firearms to Spain you will have to acquire a European Firearms Pass.  This is a straight forward process where you request one from the Firearms Officer at your local police station. There is no fee. The application must be done in writing and has to contain your shotgun certificate number, serial number, manufacturer and calibre of any guns you may wish to travel with. Please note: This can take up to 28 days to process so please leave plenty of time.

TRAVELLING WITH A SPORTING GUN

Travelling with a sporting gun does not have to be a painful experience; just make sure that the following rules are adhered to:

  • Please check with your airline before you book your flights that they allow you to carry sporting guns.
  • 72 hours before you depart on your trip, call the airline to declare you will be travelling with a sporting gun.  You will be asked to provide the serial number, manufacture number and calibre.
  • On arrival declare you are travelling with a sporting firearm at the check in desk
  • Guns must be packed in a suitable locked case. A gun slip is not a suitable container.
  • Guns must be broken down and unloaded.
  • Do not bring ammunition as it will be provided.
  • Always carry your documentation with you.

CLIMATE, CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT

  • Normally bright and sunny throughout the day but it can be cool first thing. October – min 10°C, max 20°C. March - min 5°C, max 16°C. Generally dry but be prepared for rain.
  • Shooting attire in Spain is much more relaxed than in the UK. There is no fixed dress code. 
  • Footwear – we recommend a good pair of shooting or walking boots.
  • Glasses – a decent pair of sunglasses (essential).
  • Shooting Gloves – shooting gloves are recommended as your barrels will get hot.
  • Ear defenders - self-explanatory.
  • Cartridge bags are not necessary as they will be provided for you.

Tips

Please speak to your host about the tipping policy for your tour.