- Our Hunting
- Driven Hunt
- About Us
Drives start with two shots from the end guns , and end when the beaters have completed the drive. The shooting is very similar to grouse shooting with a tremendous variety of birds; low fast crossing birds, high curling birds, birds quartering from either side — even birds coming from behind on occasions!
The Spanish partridge is a small target and tests even the most accomplished shot. With the comparatively modern demand for shooting very high partridges, we can provide days where even dyed-in-the-wool, high bird shots will be satisfied.
The day starts at 9 am. After the draw the drives follow continuously until the predetermined bag has been achieved. There is a break in the middle of the morning with light refreshments on the banks of the lake. At the end of the day, the bag, laid out during the aperitif. is followed by a late lunch. After the autumn / fall, guns are set up in the woods to create more interesting pegs.
We offer only high quality, exclusive hunting, organized and customized to meet your specific demands. The hunting estate is open from September 1st to January 31st and can be booked for a single party of 3 to 12 hunters. Gun loaders are available on request, as are two-day events.
The factory was founded 80 years ago, in Elgoibar, Guipuzcoa. Avelino Arrieta, the founder, had many talents and thanks to these, all the craft activity became a highly competitive company, which exported weapons, not only to the rest of Spain, but also abroad.
During the 60’s, his sons, Victor and Jose Arrieta, provided the brand with an international approach and soon after, they were exporting their shotguns all over the world, foremost to England and the United States of America.
Today, the founder’s descendants, Juan Carlos and Asier, have reorganized the business, preserving its traditional and familiar, as well as,international identity.
Arrieta provides you with the most exclusive handmade shotguns, which are manufactured by the most skillful team of gunsmiths, some of whom have come to the company following in the steps of their parents. We can appreciate this exceptional quality in the materials, the devotion to the detail and the oil in the wood finish, which is applied by hand. All these qualities have made the Arrieta recognition possible, all over the world.
Nowadays, Arrieta manufactures 240 units per year. (98% shotguns and 2% Express rifles), and all of them are customized to your requirements and needs, making it an exclusive product.
“Partridge shooting in the Southeastern Spanish province of La Mancha has a magic of its own. The landscape here isn’t just beautiful — it allows us to offer a wide variety of drives, some are the traditional drives similar to typical grouse drives, with low incoming and crossing bird and we can also produce drives over valleys with the guns placed for maximum heights of the birds, depending on the team of guns requirements and experience. We will do everything possible to produce just the days shooting you would wish it to be. Like most partridge days, the wind is an important factor. The season starts in October and ends in February, the later in the season, the stronger the birds.“
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