When Does The Partridge Shooting Season Start?

We’re counting down the days to the start of the 2024 partridge shooting seasons in Spain, Morocco and the United Kingdom.

Morocco - Barbary Partridge

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The partridge shooting season in Morocco starts on the 1st of October and ends on the 31st of March.

England - Red Legged Partridge

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The partridge shooting season in England, Scotland and Wales starts on the 1st of September and ends on the 1st of February.

Spain - Red Legged Partridge

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The partridge shooting season in Spain starts on the 15th of September and ends on the 31st of March.

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The Barbary Partridge Shooting Season In Morocco

The Barbary partridge shooting season runs from October 1st to March 31st

The Barbary partridge (Alectoris barbara) hails from North Africa, specifically Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, and is recognized as a game bird species.

These medium-sized birds typically measure 32-36 centimeters in length, with a weight ranging from 400-600 grams. Sporting brown and buff plumage, they showcase distinctive black and white markings on their heads and faces, complemented by short, rounded wings and a robust build.

In Morocco, the shooting season spans from the first of October to the end of March, making them increasingly popular among hunters due to their prolonged season and adept flying capabilities. Barbary partridges are commonly found in rocky, arid environments such as hillsides and mountainous regions like the Atlas Mountains.

With a primary herbivorous diet, they consume various plant materials like seeds, fruits, and leaves. Breeding typically occurs between May and July, during which the female lays a clutch of approximately 10-15 eggs. Both the male and female share incubation duties, and the eggs hatch after an incubation period of about 23 days.

Barbary Partridge In Morocco

The Red Legged Partridge Shooting Season In Spain

The Spanish partridge shooting season runs from September 15th to March 31st

The Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) is a game bird species indigenous to Spain, known for its vibrant and distinctive characteristics.

These medium-sized birds typically measure between 32-34 centimeters in length, with a weight ranging from 400-550 grams. Their plumage features a mix of brown and buff tones, adorned with unique black and white markings on their heads and faces. With short, rounded wings and a sturdy build, they are well-suited for agile flying.

In Spain, the hunting season for Red-legged Partridges extends from Septemebr 15th to the end of March, attracting game shots due to their prolonged season and swift flying abilities. These birds favor habitats such as rocky terrains, arid landscapes, and agricultural areas.

Primarily herbivorous, their diet includes various plant materials like seeds, fruits, and leaves. Breeding typically takes place between May and July, with the female laying a clutch of around 10-15 eggs. Both the male and female collaborate in incubating the eggs, which hatch after an incubation period of approximately 24 days.

Red Legged Partridge in spain

The Red Legged Partridge Shooting Season In The United Kingdom

The Englishe red legged partrdige shooting season September 1st to February 1st

The Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) is a notable game bird species native to the United Kingdom, recognized for its agile flying and amazing flavour.

In the UK, the shooting season for Red-legged Partridges spans from the start of September to the start of February. These birds are often found in diverse habitats, including farmlands, grassy fields, and open countryside.

Red legged partridge in England

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