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Reservations and Administration.
What information does La Nava need to organize my hunt?
La Nava needs some preliminary information to organize the hunting and logistics of all hunters. Please follow the steps below in order to provide us with this information. The first thing we need to know is whether you will come with weapons or not. Please answer the following questionnaire and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
1) If you are coming without weapons:
Fill out the questionnaire with your personal information and send it to email@example.com
Send a copy of your passport to firstname.lastname@example.org
2) If you are coming with weapons:
RESIDENTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION:
1) Check that your European Weapon License is valid for the dates of your hunt.
2) Check that the weapons you want to bring with you are registered on your European Weapon License.
3) Send a copy of the questionnaire with your personal information to email@example.com
4) Send a copy of your passport to firstname.lastname@example.org
5) Send a copy of your European Weapon License and Weapons License from your country of origin to email@example.com
(As a resident of the European Union, you can bring a maximum of 6 weapons, all of them registered on your European Weapon License.)
RESIDENTS OUTSIDE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION:
1) Go to the Consulate of Spain near you, and request permission to travel to Spain with your weapons.
For any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Send a copy of the authorization from the Consulate of Spain to email@example.com
3) Send a copy of the questionnaire with your personal information to firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Send a copy of your passport and a copy of your Weapons License from your country of origin to email@example.com (As a resident outside the European Union, you can bring up to 3 weapons, all of which must be authorized by the Consulate of Spain.)
How much time do I have to reserve the hunt?
If we have availability, up to 24 hours in advance. However we usually have dates booked well in advance. If you want to hunt on specific dates, it’s best to contact us as soon as possible.
What if I have to cancel after reserving a hunt?
This issue depends heavily on how often you come to La Nava, and also on your reasoning behind the cancellation. At La Nava, our reputation is key as is the satisfaction of our clients, which is why we apply a cancellation policy that both parties can agree to.Cancellation
Do we need a hunting license and insurance?
Yes, but we deal with the processing of this information once we have your information.
Do I have to bring my own guns?
It’s not necessary, La Nava offers a wide range of over-and-under shotguns, with 12, 20 and 28 calibers that you can borrow during your stay.
Do I have to bring cartridges?
No, La Nava has cartridges with 12, 16, 20 and 28 and 410 calibers, of different weights.If there is any cartridge you would like in particular, please let us know in advance so we can provide them for you.
Do I have to bring shotgun cases or other hunting equipment?
No, La Nava provides shotgun cases, cartridge bags, loading equipment, umbrellas, side screens, etc. There’s no need to bring any more equipment.
Do I need to wear waterproof clothes?
No, besides it’s very unusual for it to rain during your stay at La Nava. We’re more than happy to lend any waterproof equipment such as: boots, umbrellas, waterproof trousers, caps and hats.
What kind of clothes should I bring? Is there a Dress Code?
During the hunt, we recommend that you wear comfortable outdoor clothing. Sometimes the hunting host chooses a specific Dress Code that will be communicated in advance. Dinners are served in a very elegant manner, so we recommend wearing a blazer at least. However, La Nava doesn’t impose any Dress Code.
Do I have to wear boots?
No, even if it’s raining you can use outdoor shoes. There’s no need for rain boots.
Do I need a hair dryer?
No, all rooms are equipped with hair dryers and any other toiletries you might need.
Do you include transportation from the airport to the estate?
Transportation is included using our organization's own cars, which are usually all-terrain Toyota or Mercedes Viano vehicles. If you wish to be picked up in a specific vehicle, such as a Mercedes S Class, La Nava is responsible for setting this up and it will be charged separately.
When I get to the airport, will there be someone to pick-up us up?
Yes, the staff at La Nava will pick you up at the airport upon arrival.
If I bring my own shotguns, how should I handle the weapon inspection?
La Nava staff who will pick you up at the airport know about managing the Weapon Inspection of the Guardia Civil, and will take the necessary documentation. If you arrive before your stay at La Nava is due to start, our staff will still help you pass the Weapon Inspection and will ensure that your guns are available at La Nava upon arrival.
How far is the private airstrip from the house?
Our runway is 20 minutes from the house.
If I arrive at the airport on an Madrid Adolfo Suárez airline, is it worth chartering a plane or helicopter to get to the ranch?
You’ll only save 45 minutes and from our point of view, it’s not worth hiring a plane or helicopter.
If I land in Granada, is it worth renting a helicopter?
From Granada, it’s worth flying by helicopter because you will save 1hr 15mins.
What schedule does the runway have?
The runway operates on the “sunrise-sunset” schedule.Runway schedule
Do you manage private flights?
Yes, at La Nava we have special agreements with companies who know the runway well and can handle any type of flight that you may need.
Can I bring my own chef, designer, personal assistant, security, etc.?
Where do the pilots stay?
Pilots are housed where you decide. Our advice is that they stay at a hotel near the property, as they like to be independent during their stay.
Staying at La Nava.
What are the best rooms at the house?
All rooms at La Nava provide maximum comfort, and have their own bathrooms. The order of the best rooms (in our opinion) goes as follows: 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 8, 13 and 14. Rooms 11 and 12 are connected internally and rooms 13 and 14 are accessed from the outside.House Plan
What is the weather like at La Nava?
Throughout the season we usually enjoy sunny and dry weather. October is usually quite a warm month, with an average of 24 ° C. November is also warm, with an average of 20 ° C. December and January are usually cooler, between 5-15 ° C. In February, temperatures rise again between 12 and 18 ° C.Weather
Is there internet at the house?
Yes, at La Nava there’s wifi available throughout the house (no password needed).
Are massages included?
Can I choose a menu outside of the suggestions?
Before your arrival, our staff will contact you to offer menu suggestions during your stay, depending on seasonal products and the chef’s suggestions. However, if you would like anything outside of our recommendations, please just let us know and our kitchen team will be more than happy to make it for you.
Can you adapt the menu for any allergies or specific diseases?
Yes, you just have to let us know in advance so we can offer a customized menu to whomever may need it.
Can I bring my own wine?
Yes, you can bring any wine you wish. La Nava will give you a fine choice of Spanish wines, all first class. If you would like foreign wines, you can bring or request them.
Can we stay an extra night and leave the next day without hunting?
If we have the availability and there’s no reservation for a group between that afternoon and the next morning, you can stay one more night and leave the next day without hunting. To avoid such situations, it’s best to communicate your intention to stay at the time of booking so we can try and organize it.
Can you organize some kind of night event?
Yes, at your request we can organize a group of casual flamenco, or a group of professional flamenco, casinos, magicians, singers, etc.
What is the best time of year for hunting?
As they are all different, no time is better than any other. It depends on what you are looking for. In any case, the weather can change drastically from one day to another, so it’s very difficult to say what the best time is. Each month of the hunting season carries its own unique characteristics which makes it appealing.
What is the schedule for any type of hunt?
Whatever you decide. Our advice is to have breakfast at 8.30am, go to the fields at 9:15 a.m., do two hunts, prepare ammunition, do two more hunts, eat lunch and in the afternoon do one or two more hunts before ending the hunting day. On departure day, we usually only hunt in the morning, have lunch and leave after having eaten.
What types of shoots are there at La Nava?
La Nava offers different types of shoots depending on the preferences of the hunters. We consider it essential to include a wide variety of shoots in hunting partridges, from high, middle and lower. But as usual at La Nava, we adapt to the taste of the hunters. If you want to choose the type of shoots that you want in the hunt, please tell us in advance if you prefer varied shoots, or if you only want to shoot very high partridges, or if you want to vary but essentially shoot high partridges.
If we don’t shoot any partridges, what happens?
We have two types of contract, open and closed. In the closed contract, you tell us exactly how many partridges you want to kill, and making this happen is our responsibility, so you won’t be charged. If the contract is open, you tell us roughly how many partridges you want to shoot, or you don’t want to limit the number and can kill as many partridges as possible. We accommodate whichever type of hunting you want. If you tell us a specific number of partridges, we’ll accommodate the type of shoots and pace of the hunt based on your needs.
What additional services can complement our hunt?
If desired, we can hire other professional staff as photographers, film makers, gun manufacturer and private ’Show Rooms’ for hunting clothing brands etc. All these services must be requested in advance in order to arrange them.
We have two types of shooting instructors: Some are qualified shooting teachers, who charge about 1,000 € the first day and 600 € the second (if they are consecutive) and we can hire them to be present during the hunt. We also have some assistants who are not qualified teachers but know shooting techniques and can help you improve during your stay. They are part of the staff at La Nava and there is no extra cost.
What can non-hunting guests do during their stay?
We can organize cultural visits to historic towns such as Toledo (1hr 30min drive), Granada (2hr drive), Córdoba (2hr drive) or local tourism in the area, such as Las Virtudes (10min drive), Infantes or Almagro (1hr drive).
Information on Toledo
Information on Granada
Information on Córdoba
What can ladies do during the hunts?
Ladies are very welcome to come along too as La Nava is an organization that takes care of all the details, which makes it a very attractive stay for ladies. Usually they eat breakfast later and join the rest of the group at the time hunters prepare ammunition. They can ride during the shoot, or outside of the hunt, they can play tennis, explore using our quads or 4x4 vehicles, play golf half an hour away from La Nava (average golf course). There’s also a spa where they can enjoy massages, beauty treatments, hairdressing, manicures and much more. There’s also a gym, home theater, etc. The range of possibilities is endless.
Can I come with my children?
Of course. Children are welcome, and the law allows for children 14 years or older to hunt.
Can I come with my baby?
Of course, there’s no problem, we even have "babysitters" who can help care for your baby during your stay.
How are the killed partridges counted?
You will be accompanied at all times by a loader and an assistant. The loader is solely responsible for making sure your shotgun is ready at all times, and the assistant will be positioned behind you. If you wish, they can advise you as to where the partridges are coming from, or they can remain silent. The assistant will shout out the number of partridges being shot down, or do so silently if you prefer. In principle, the assistant will count the number of fallen partridges and those they think are badly wounded. In any case, the assistant has to adapt his method of counting based on the hunter’s requirement. Ultimately, what matters to us, is the number of partridges that the hunter himself tells us he/she has shot. If you are not happy with your loader or assistant, let us know immediately and we will swap him for someone else. If you are not satisfied with the manner in which your assistant counts the fallen partridges, please let us know as soon as possible so we can do our best to resolve the issue.
Will I have the same assistant and loader for the days I'm going hunting?
Yes, unless you ask us to change it and of course we will.
Can you combine hunting partridges with stalking or any other hunt?
Yes, we can organize partridge hunts and then go to our best hunting area for deer, wild boar and wild sheep. We can even organize hunting parties.
What is a hunt worth?
A hunt is like a tailored suit. The budget depends heavily on the number of posts that a hunter goes to, the quality of the trophies, and the amount of such trophies. Hunting posts can vary between € 4,000 € and 15,000 € per person per day.
Is there a skeet machine to train the day before or for non-hunting guests to use?
Yes, we have a skeet shooting machine.
Why can’t non-hunting guests come and shoot once during the hunt?
We’ll do everything the group leader asks of us, and of course it can be arranged for them to shoot. However, it’s necessary to know in advance so that we organize their hunting license and insurance.
How many hunters do you recommend for La Nava?
We organize hunts from one to twelve posts. If there are more than twelve hunters, we can divide the line into two distinct groups and organize two simultaneous hunts. Our recommendation is for the group to be between three and eight hunters.
How many days of hunting do you recommend?
Partridge shoots are very intense hunts. Our advice is to schedule the trip for two days of hunting and two overnight stays. Ideally, you’ll arrive the evening before the hunt and spend your first night at La Nava. On the first (proper) day you will have a full hunt, and on the second day (the day of departure) you will have 4 shoots, eat lunch and then depart. Some hunting groups choose to stay and hunt for up to four days, but from our point of view, they must be experienced and in good physical condition in order to maintain this level of activity. Otherwise, on the fourth day you may feel very tired and your body a little sore! Therefore, we believe the best is a half day of hunting at full intensity.
Do I have to tip?
El cazador estará acompañado de un cargador y de un secretario durante cada día de caza. Se estipula una propina mínima de 70€ al secretario y 70€ al cargador, por cazador y día (140€ en total por cada día de caza). Esta propina se le entrega en mano directamente al cargador y secretario. Para la casa, la propina la decide el jefe de grupo, pero a modo orientativo normalmente los grupos suelen dejar 100€ por cazador y noche. La propina de la casa (personal caza, guardas, conductores, masajes…) se entregan directamente a Javier Medem o a Álvaro del Moral.
Is there a hospital nearby?
Yes, we have very good hospital a half hour by car.
Do you have first aid?
Yes, we carry a first aid kit with us at all times in hunting vehicles and even carry a defibrillator.