Video – Partridge shooting, Ventosilla Palace, Spain

Enjoy watching this 3-minute video on South African guest Aldo Rech’s second visit to Ventosilla Palace shooting partridges with his wife Michelle. In the short piece he talks about why he feels at home at Ventosilla and why the single gun system of paying for his own birds works well for him. Partridge shooting at Ventosilla with Frontiers Travel in …

Shooting in Spain – Two practical considerations

 Once again I have been very lucky to be a guest shooting in Spain and have loved it. It is always great shooting and the food is too good, one just eats and eats. You can read my previous blogs about Spain here and here but this year I have two practical considerations to reflect on:  The process of taking …

Taking Guns to Argentina

Buying guns has become a very difficult process in Argentina. The cost of a basic Beretta or semi-auto is from $3,000 to $5,000 per gun plus a year to eighteen months of paperwork. Shooting operators do their very best to keep guns updated and in good shape but this is not always possible and they do have issues from time …

Ten things you need to know about dove shooting in Cordoba…

  Travel – Travelling to Cordoba has never been easier. Passengers traveling from the USA via JFK, Atlanta, or Miami with Delta or Aerolineas Argentinas now have the option of connecting directly over Ezeiza International Airport. This eliminates the need to transfer to the domestic airport in downtown Buenos Aires. From the UK it is best to catch the British …

Catching a domestic flight from the international (Pistarini or Ezeiza as it is called) airport in Buenos Aires

You might be wondering why this piece is necessary but having arrived internationally, catching a domestic flight to destinations like Cordoba, Bariloche, Calafate, or Mendoza has always required transferring to the domestic airport (Jorge Newberry) in the centre of town or even an overnight in Buenos Aires, a pleasure for some, sometimes considered a pain for others. But things have …

Ventosilla Palace

Spanish partridge shooting, Ventosilla, Spain

The first ever driven partridge drive to take place in Spain was at Ventosilla in 1884. It was my friend Antonio Cavero’s great-grandfather who organized this historical event and he, his son and now his great-grandsons (one of whom is Antonio) have been arranging partridge shooting at Ventosilla ever since. Today, Spanish partridge shooting has probably never been more popular …

Shooting in Spain – the conundrum

Shooting in Spain has been so often talked about in whispered tones as something special and different, a real treat because of the perceived expense and something that perhaps only the very privileged do. I recently had the good fortune to visit two contrasting estates in Spain, which led me to reflect on how we view Spain nowadays. First, it …