I grew up in Bilbao, Spain and began hunting with my dad at the age of 5. Like most, I started with a rifle and then switched to slug hunting with a shotgun, which forced me to get closer and made it more of a challenge. At the age of 14, I discovered bowhunting, and since then it's what I love to do most.
I have been on more than 100 successful bow hunts around the world. Apart from my home country of Spain, I've hunted in Kyrgystan, Pakistan, Kazahstan, Turkey, Sudan, Central African Republic, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Cameroon, Benin, Namibia, Mauritius, Canada and the United States.
I like hunting partridges with my dog Ram, stalking roe deer, climbing after ibex and sheep and discovering new areas and cultures. What I most enjoy is the freedom, pureness and challenge of hunting the high mountains.
My most memorable hunt to date was a Dall sheep hunt in the Northwest Territories, Canada. I had harvested a ram on the last day of the hunt, and my dad was waiting for me at the main camp. I hadn’t seen him for ten days. He had also harvested a ram, and the hug we gave each other when we reunited was unreal. Tears came out, from a mixture of excitement and weakness. It was a special moment.
I can't hunt all the time, though. I am a mechanical engineer, and I am currently working in Hawaii for the construction of the largest solar telescope on earth. That's an adventure in itself, but the greater adventure of hunting is what I seek. Hunting is not just shooting an animal, it's the entire process from preparing for a hunt and scouting to hunting, harvesting, packing out and consuming. I thrive on authentic, wild hunting adventures.
Enjoy every day in the outdoors, good luck in the mountains!