WELCOME TO BUTLER DEL PRADO
We believe that red-legged partridge shooting in Spain is some of the most exhilarating driven sport that you will take part in. With Butler del Prado it is no longer prohibitively expensive and therefore inaccessible for most of us – we can offer you cost-effective winged shooting at our stunning Spanish estate, with guns and guests left wanting for nothing.
Ashley Butler is a passionate shot and keen fisherman. Based in the West Country he was brought up on a shoot where he was introduced to the beating line at the age of eight. He was hooked and from then on has enjoyed some of the finest shooting and fishing in the UK. He now runs his own shoot with the same traditions and values that he grew up with, providing hospitality and a sporting experience enjoyed by all.
Jose Pazos y Solier's (aka Pepe) shooting and hunting pedigree is second to none. He grew up on a shooting finca and since then has hunted and shot all over the world. His passion for these sports and his unrivalled connections in Spain ensure that our guests will only experience the very best in Spain. Pepe's enthusiasm for shooting is only dwarfed by his love of fine wine, delicious food and good company.
Ashley and Pepe met in 2015 and formed an immediate bond. Their continued love for these sports and fervent desire to offer traditional Spanish shooting has led to the introduction of this previously unavailable gem.
Butler del Prado combines these essentials:
- Superb shooting and hunting
- Fabulous hospitality
- Seamless organisation
- Exclusive guest programme
CONSERVATION AND ANIMAL WELFARE
Butler del Prado is committed to best practice and high environmental and animal welfare standards.
Our extensive shooting knowledge guarantees that clients will be presented with challenging flights of partridge safe in the knowledge that they have not been released from cages but reared and driven towards you in the traditional manner. Overage (shooting a few more than the agreed bag) also has no place in Butler del Prado’s shooting philosophy and, unlike many other estates, will play no part in these days. What’s good for game is good for wildlife. Our estates, through their continued conservation policies coupled with new European agri-environment schemes provide and maintain a healthy, beneficial environment for rare and vulnerable species. Well-tended habitat in partnership with safe and sensible predator control sustains a supply of food and shelter for many forms of wildlife. These estates are locally supported by conservation groups as they are recognized for delivering a wide amount of biodiversity across the countryside.
All shot game is used locally or prepared for export. Nothing is wasted. We recognize and value this.
Traditionally, only back to back days of a minimum of 500–600 birds were available with overage charged on top. However, with Butler del Prado’s unrivalled connections and having shot on some of the finest and most respected estates in Spain for over thirty five years, we can now offer cost-effective fixed price single days from previously unavailable estates. Days starting from 400 birds, with smaller walked-up days available. The larger days are, of course, still available.
Butler del Prado will provide you with an array of services from the moment you arrive in Spain until departure, including a member of our team to co-ordinate all the activities for both shooters and guests alike.
HUNTING & SHOOTING IN MATARUBBIA, GUADALAJARA
Ashley Butler in the grounds of Matarrubia
Estate owner Pepe Pazos y Solier