William Powell Sporting

Spanish Partridge Shooting

Exhilarating, warm weather action with first class accommodation

Las Barracas is an Estate of about 2,500 acres, situated between Calvia and Andratx in Mallorca. The area’s unique terrain, climate and vegetation make it the perfect location for driven and walked up Partridge shooting between September and the following spring months. You can therefore usually enjoy Partridge shooting usually in good weather, both during and outside of the UK’s seasons.

Things have come a long way since we first went to Las Barracas to meet the owners to set out the shoot. On site are now a very professional team of keepers, beaters, loaders, kitchen and serving staff who ensure that the guests enjoy unforgettable shooting days.

These traditional driven partridge shoots are organized for groups of up to 10 guns, with an anticipated bag of 500 partridges per day over five drives. Each gun is provided with their own loader (double guns are used) and a “secretary”. The beating team will try to ensure that on average about 4,000 partridges fly each day over the pegs, with varying levels of difficulty, height and speed, in line with the group’s ability. The shoot is famous for its “tapas” (light refreshments) served during the day as well as the superb meal in the main house at the end of the day (worthy of a luxury restaurant).

Location

Las Barracas is located in the southwest of Mallorca, near Calvia and has magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Tramuntana mountains. It is just a 20-minute drive from Palma’s old town and it’s international airport. Andratx, Port Adriano and Puerto Portals are all located less than 10 km away from the Estate.

During the shooting season, this is the MOST temperate area in Mallorca, with average temperatures of between 18° to 20°C; with mild autumn evergreen countryside from October onwards, almond blossom in February, and long and warm sunny days and clear skies until May.

BESPOKE PACKAGES

Option 1 - 'Petit' Driven Partridge Days

Available from 20th November 2016 till 20th January 2017. These smaller days are set to 300 birds with overages are available at an additional charge for teams up to 8.

The price per day is €15.730 inc 21% vat, €1,966.25 inc vat per gun (£10,986.38 inc vat per team, per day £1,373.30 inc vat per gun, per day, at todays exchanged rate based on 8 guns).

Additional birds are charged at €37.50 + vat (£26.19 + vat)

Price includes:

All shooting organisation costs, Keepers, beaters, picker-ups, transport on shoot day, one loader and one secretario per gun (bird counter), Spanish 12 and 20 bore cartridges, hunting license and mandatory insurance.

Provision of gun sleeves, Cartridge bags and stools.

Tapas and meal’s served in the field during the shoot with wine.

Price excludes:

Personal expenses and tips to staff. Allow €225 (£157) per gun, per day. Non shooting guest participating on the shoot day will be charged at €150 (£104)

Accommodation at any selected hotel and transfers to/from the airport

Gun hire, pair of guns (both Side by Side and Over & Under’s are available) €150 (£104)

Hunting license for non EU citizen €100 (£70)

To summarise the approximate cost in Sterling per gun based on today’s exchange rate of 1.4 taking into account items which are included and which aren’t equates to:

300 bird day - £1,373.30
Tips - £157.00
Hire of guns - £104.00

Total approx. £1,634.30 inc vat, per gun, per day

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Option 2 – Main Driven Partridge Day

Available from the middle of September 2016 through to end of April 2017, shooting 7 days a week for parties of 5 up to 10 guns.
The days are set at 500 birds and again overages are available at an additional rate.

The price per day is €25,410 inc 21% vat, €3,176.25 Inc vat per gun (£17,747.23 inc vat per team, per day £2,218.40 inc vat per gun, per day, at todays exchanged rate based on 8 guns).

Additional birds are charged at €35 + vat (£24.45 + vat)

Price includes:

All shooting organisation costs, keepers, beaters, picker-ups, transport on shoot day, one loader and one secretario per gun (bird counter), Spanish 12 and 20 bore cartridges, hunting license and mandatory insurance.

Group meeting at Palma airport with all gun documentation ready and group transport either by minibus or 4WD cars to the hotel and back with an English speaking guide.

Provision of gun sleeves, cartridge bags and stools.

Tapas and meals served in the field during the shoot with wine.

Price excludes:

Personal expenses and tips to staff. Allow €225 (£157) per gun, per day. Non shooting guest participating on the shoot day will be charged at €150 (£104)

Accommodation at any selected hotel and individual airport collection €120 (£84)

Gun hire, pair of guns (both Side by Side and Over & Unders are available) €150 (£104)

Hunting license for non EU citizen €140 (£98)

To summarise the approximate cost in Sterling per gun based on today’s exchange rate of 1.4 taking into account items which are included and which aren’t equates to:

500 bird day - £2,218.40
Tips - £157.00
Hire of guns - £104.00

Total approx. £2,479.40 inc vat, per gun, per day

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All prices quoted in sterling are approximate figures based on variable daily exchange rates.

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