Harmony with the Land

Mértola has been dubbed the capital of hunting, and rightly so. The sporting activity has an impact on close to 90% of the municipality and is an economic asset that the local community is seeking to promote, with an approach aimed at sustainability and preservation of the wild biodiversity.

It is in this context that the Touristic Hunting Area of the Vale d’ Évora Estate is integrated with the Guadiana Valley Natural Park. Talking about hunting with the promoters of this project is a journey through stories of a social ritual of conviviality among friends, but also of the biology and dynamics of the game, and of its respective habitat and diet; it is a way of discovering a sense of being a guardian of nature and an aficionado of the natural environment; it is understanding the responsibility and the compromise that a conscientious hunter assumes in the defense of balance between the species; it is being concerned with the maintenance of the ecosystems and of the animals’ life cycles.

At the Vale d’ Évora Estate, hunting is a ritual of communion with the earth, as Miguel Torga
describes it. This is our spirit, whether in pursuit, knocking to flush the animal out or waiting, in the hunt of smaller game, such as our famous, native partridges of Mértola, or of bigger game, such as on the boar hunt.

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