Hunting in Asturias

The unique Asturian orography, the richness of the land and the landscape make Asturias a true hunting paradise. An activity which is carried out within the strict respect for the natural environment where the numerous species which can be hunted live in Asturias. These are classified in two large groups:  small game – which includes  game birds, the rabbit, the hare and the fox or 'raposu', as it is called in Asturian -, and big game – which includes game mammals such as the deer, the buck, the roe deer, the ibex or the boar -.

Added to all these natural advantages are parallel, complementary activities, both for the hunter and for those accompanying him, who can enjoy the nature or cultural routes, in the rural environment, in the villages, towns and cities. Not forgetting the gastronomic rations entailed by hunting. Asturias is a truly privileged destination as regards game dishes and has numerous gam gastronomy days, especially in the autumn and winter.

The places for hunting are legally established and are called Cotos de Caza (Game Preserve). In Asturias, each preserve is a privilege, which joins together all the natural scenarios possible: woods, mountains, valleys, meadows, rivers, etc., which means that each day elapses in an environment of spectacular beauty.