My friend Paulo runs a small hunting operation in Portugal, very close to the spanish border, called Azinheira Velha. The place, low fence, is around 270 hectareas, 660 acres, and the main big game that you can found there is the wild boar, a native and wild animal.
Small game is very abundant and rabbits are everywhere. Jackrabbits and partridges are very easy to see while walking by the property. I have been there two times hunting with Paulo. I can’t remember the number of rabbits that i missed with my Firefly longbow. You can see many of them while in the elevated stand but if you are waiting to shot a big hog, best idea is forget the rabbits and wait until the big pig arrives.
Partridges, perdices in spanish, are beautiful birds and an incredible bow trophy
Hogs are clevers animals, i saw them from my stands, but they never come close enough to take a shot. Because are mainly nocturnal, hunts are done from stands and usually over feeders. The place is not a hunting farm, the pigs walk free and move continuosly between the diferents properties. Historically, the hunting pressure over european wild hogs had been very high, so they know how to stay hiddens from long time ago.
Stands are ready for bowhunters but if you like to hunt with traditional bows best idea is use a shorter one. Are comfortable to stay many hours.
“Big Pond stand”
“Homemade tree stand”
The landscape in the Azinheira Velha is wonderful
Pics from the author and Azinheira Velha webpage