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Wildebeest Hunting

The wildebeest or gnu, as it is also known, is one tough antelope when it comes to absorbing lead.

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One of the Largest in Africa.

Trophy Animals

Baboon Hunting

Gelada Baboon

Although there are a variety of baboon subspecies, hunting methods are pretty much the same.

 

Blesbok Hunting

Blesbok antelope

Blesbuck hunting is commonly done by novice African hunters on their first safaris to South Africa, before they take their training wheels off for the dangerous stuff.

Bongo Hunting

Bongo Antelope

Bongo hunting, under conditions of great physical discomfort in African rainforests, done by dedicated hunters, may bring home a truly prized trophy.

Bontebok Hunting

Bontebok Ram

Bontebok hunting is usually done by the more experienced African hunter who wants to add this specific trophy to a collection.

 

Bush Pig Hunting

Bushpig Boar

You may have noticed when researching a bushpig hunt that some outfitters have the scientific name as Potamochoerus larvatus and others have it as Potamochoerus porcus, which is the scientific name of the Red River Hog.

Bushbuck Hunting

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Don't be surprised if this tough little spiral-horned antelope gives you a hunt that you'll never forget. Also don't be surprised if you find yourself asking for it to be skinned as a full mount.

Caracal Hunting

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Successful caracal hunting, like hunting any of the other small African creatures of the night, can be a hard nut to crack. The caracal is very shy and being nocturnal, is rarely seen in the day, so you'll have to use all your hunting skills to outwit this crafty cat.

Cheetah Hunting

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Cheetah are built for speed just like a greyhound - long, thin and light-boned. They differ from most other cats because they have semi-retractable claws which help with acceleration and direction changes during short bursts of speed as they run down their prey.

Civet Hunting

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The nocturnal African civet, Civettictis civetta, is often called a 'civet cat'. They look a bit like a cat with an elongated snout but they are not cats in fact, but are members of the Viverridae family.

 

Crocodile Hunting

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Crocodile hunting, like hippo hunting, is a challenging exercise. Seeing lots of crocodile basking motionless on river banks belies the fact that they are extremely sharp-eyed and will make a run for the water if they feel in the least bit threatened.

Dik-Dik Hunting

Kirk's Dik-Dik

The Dik-Dik antelope has a pointed mobile snout, big eyes and a tuft of erectile hair like a duiker. Dik-Dik are tiny antelopes that come in different shades of colour depending on habitat - the drier semi-desert areas usually have paler individuals.

Duiker Hunting

East African Bush Duiker

You will probably see a duiker of some description wherever you hunt in Africa. You need to be quick to get a shot as they don't hang around for long before streaking off into the thick bush.

 

Eland Hunting

Pattersons Eland Bull

Eland hunting may involve walking very long distances. Occasionally you can get lucky with a short stalk but don't be surprised if they make you walk your legs off. Eland are a spiral-horned antelope, though is genus taurotragus not tragelaphus.

 

Elephant Hunting

Elephant Bull

At the time of writing (May 2015), African elephant hunting by sporting hunters has had additional restrictions imposed as a result of large-scale commercial poaching which is decimating the elephant populations of many African countries.

 

Gazelle Hunting

Northern Grant's Gazelle

Out of more than 20 gazelle subspecies in Africa, only the huntable gazelles from Sub-Saharan Africa are included here. As with many other ungulates, there has been a fairly recent overhaul of gazelle taxonomy. With the huntable gazelles here, the gazella genus has been replaced with nanger in the case of all the Grant's and Soemmerring's gazelles.

Oryx Hunting

Beisa Oryx

The gemsbok is a member of the oryx antelope family and is a spectacular trophy to hunt. Pay particular attention to the gender differences as it is fairly easy to get it wrong. The gemsbok has exceptionally long, almost straight horns which are heavily grooved and a dark face-mask.

 

Genet Hunting

Rusty Spotted Genet

There are 3 species of genet that may be hunted in Africa. These agile nocturnal creatures are related to civets and mongooses and are frequently found in trees. Like the civet, the genet is commonly called a 'genet cat' on trophy lists but is from the Viverridae family.

 

Gerenuk Hunting

Southern Gerenuk

There are 2 subspecies of gerenuk antelope - the southern and northern gerenuk. They are sometimes known as Waller's gazelle though they are not strictly gazelle antelope. They are both found in arid thorn bush and the southern gerenuk of Tanzania is one of the unique Masailand animals, sought after by hunters of this area.

Giraffe Hunting

Somali or reticulated giraffe

Of the 9 subspecies of giraffe, the South African variety, Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa is huntable in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The Angolan giraffe may be hunted in the north of Namibia but further south you will be hunting the South African giraffe.

 

Grysbok Hunting

Cape Grysbok

Grysboks are usually hunted as the opportunity arises while on a hunt for other other animals. However there are hunters who want to collect the 'tiny ten' antelopes and may devote whole hunts to this enterprise. There are 2 subspecies of grysbok - the Cape or southern grysbok and the Sharpe's or northern grysbok.

Hartebeest Hunting

Cape Or Red Hartebeest

Hartebeest are large antelope with high shoulders, long, thin legs and elongated heads. They are very alert and prefer open, flat areas, so be prepared for quite a long shot.

 

Hippo Hunting

Hippo Bull

Hippo hunting is quite a challenge. Though you may see piles of hippo lying inertly around on a river bank, they are extremely sharp-eyed and will make a run for the water if they feel in the least bit threatened.

 

Forest Hog Hunting

Giant Forest Hog

The giant forest hog and red river hog are prized trophies to be found in the central African rain forest regions. The red river hog Potamochoerus porcus is often referred to as a bushpig and is a close relative of the African bushpig, Potamochoerus larvatus that occurs practically everywhere in Africa.

Honey Badger Hunting

Honey Badger - Ratel

The honey badger or ratel Mellivora capensis is mostly hunted as an animal of opportunity while out hunting something else. Honey badgers are from the weasel family and there are 12 subspecies ranging from Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

 

Hyena Hunting

Spotted Hyena

Hyena are quite popular trophies with African hunters. Hyenas are well known as scavengers but in reality they fully utilise prey they find or hunt down themselves.

 

Impala Hunting

Southern Impala

Impala hunting is probably the first experience for most African hunters. This elegant antelope can run and maintain speeds faster than 60km/h and can leap lengths of 10m and 3m in height.

Jackal Hunting

Golden Jackal

Jackal are quite popular trophies for African hunters. They are well known as scavengers but in reality they primarily hunt down small prey themselves.

 

Klipspringer Hunting

Male Klipspringer

Klipspringer, which means 'rock jumper' in Afrikaans, have incredible agility among the steep rocks which be attributed to their unique hooves. The hoof tips are almost circular with the diameter of about a dime.

Kob Antelope Hunting

Uganda Kob

The kob antelope is a floodplain inhabitant which looks rather like a stocky impala. Other members of the Kob antelope family include the waterbuck, puku and lechwe.

 

Kudu Hunting

Southern Greater Kudu Bull

Often referred to as the 'grey ghost' in many parts of Africa, the iconic kudu is on most African hunters wish list. The kudu is extremely wary, elusive and usually a great challenge to hunt.

Lechwe Hunting

Red Lechwe

Lechwe are stocky and long-horned antelope which always live on the edge of water. Lechwe are members of the kobus family, which also includes the waterbuck, kob antelope and puku.

 

Leopard Hunting

Female Leopard

Leopard hunting is boring, monotonous, repetitive, smelly and hard work both physically and mentally but it is exhilarating hunting when it all comes right.

 

Lion Hunting

'Top Quality' South African Captive-Bred Lion

African lion hunting has come under a lot of scrutiny over recent years and there is no doubt that the recent global media frenzy surrounding the hunting of the named lion in Zimbabwe has acted as a catalyst for some countries to get on the bandwagon and ban lion trophy imports and airlines to ban the carriage of hunting trophies.

Monkey Hunting

Vervet Monkey

African monkey hunting is usually done if an opportunity arises while looking for another animal.



Nyala Hunting

Nyala Ewe

Nyala are one of the most highly prized of all the southern African game species. Nyala hunting may involve a quick shot at short range as this antelope is extremely alert and cautious.

Oribi Hunting

Male & Female Oribi

Oribi resembles a tall gazelle - a graceful, slender-legged, long-necked antelope found in grassland almost throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Their hindquarters slightly higher than their forequarters.

Ostrich Hunting

Southern Ostrich

There are several subspecies of ostrich throughout Africa displaying variations in colour of plumage, legs and necks.

 

Porcupine Hunting

Crested Porcupine

Porcupine hunting is generally not a priority for most African hunters but done when the opportunity arises. There are many subspecies of porcupine across the world, and in Africa there a 3 types of porcupine.

Puku Hunting

Male Puku

Puku are medium-sized antelope of the kob family which resemble lechwe but are smaller and lack the lechwe's brown foreleg markings.

 

Reedbuck Hunting

Chanler's Mountain Reedbuck of Tanzania, Uganda & Ethiopia

Be ready to shoot quickly and accurately if you are reedbuck hunting. They often suddenly jump up out of the grass and run but they do tend to stop to check what is happening.

 

Rhebok Hunting

Male Vaal Rhebok

The rhebok is a medium-sized antelope exclusively found in the mountains of South Africa. Also it is known as the Vaal rhebok, common rhebok or grey rhebok.

 

Rhino Hunting

Southern White Rhino

Rhino hunting is an expensive business and only a relatively few hunters hunt this animal. Both the black and white rhino occur in Africa and both species were saved from extinction by the carefully planned breeding and research programmes run by a variety of game departments, notably the one in Kwa Zulu Natal.

Roan Antelope Hunting

Southern Roan

Roan antelope are highly sought after trophy animals like their cousin, the sable.

 

Sable Antelope Hunting

Sable Bull - Front View Of Horns

Sable antelope are a most highly sought-after African game animal. Excepting the spiral horns of the greater kudu, the sable has the longest horns of any African antelope. There are technically four subspecies of sable antelope, which as usual, are uncertain. As far as hunting goes, you can hunt two, possibly 3, depending on our hunt location.

Serval Hunting

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Serval hunting is mostly done by an experienced African hunter who specifically wants this cat to complete his trophy collection. The serval has probably eluded him a few times, so has become a 'hunting mission' leading him to do hunts solely for a serval.

 

Sitatunga Hunting

Sitatunga Bull

Expect to get very wet and muddy when sitatunga hunting in a swamp. This spiral-horned antelope is an excellent swimmer and when threatened, often run into and submerge in deep water or retreat into the very thickest vegetation. This is a specialist hunt and not for the faint-hearted hunter.

 

Springbok Hunting

Springbok

Springbok or springbuck antelope are often refered to as the southern African version of a gazelle but it is not actually a gazelle - hence, the name Antidorcas, which indicates it is not of the Dorcas gazelle family.

 

Steinbok Hunting

Steinbok

Steinbok are usually taken when a good one is spotted while hunting something else. These small antelope are similar to the grysbok and the name 'steinbok' may also be found spelt as 'steenbok' or 'steinbuck'.

 

Suni Hunting

Suni

Suni antelope are usually taken as the opportunity arises while hunting something else. When in danger, the suni freezes, remaining hidden until the threat is nearly on top of them, at which point it leaps up and dodges around bushes and shrubs, quickly vanishing into the undergrowth.

 

Tsessebe Hunting

Common Tsessebe

Tsessebe and the subspecies, topi, korrigum and tiang are plains antelope which look like smaller, darker hartebeest. They are also related to the blesbok and bontebok.

 

Warthog Hunting

Desert Warthog

Warthogs are always a favourite game animal for most African hunters, often providing an exciting hunt. As far as most African hunters, SCI and Rowland Ward are concerned, there is only one type of warthog which occurs across most of Africa.

Waterbuck Hunting

Common Waterbuck

Waterbuck is a much sought after large plains game antelope found in most parts of Africa. The common waterbuck has a large elliptical ring around the rump while the defassa subspecies have a solid white rump patch.


Wildebeest Hunting

Eastern White-Bearded Wildebeest

The wildebeest or gnu, as it is also known, is one tough antelope when it comes to absorbing lead. Make sure your first shot is spot on or you may have a long day chasing a wounded animal.

 

Zebra Hunting

Burchell's Zebra

Zebra are a popular first time hunter's trophy, once they get over the 'shooting a horse' hang-up. It's a great animal for a first timer to learn to track quietly and use cover and the wind efficiently.


Bates' Pygmy Antelope Hunting

Bate's Pygmy Antelope

Bates' pygmy antelope is also known as the Dwarf Antelope, Pygmy Antelope or Bates' Dwarf Antelope and as the name suggests, is very small. In fact it is the second smallest antelope species, the royal antelope beng the smallest in the world.

African Fox Hunting

Bat-Eared Fox

African fox hunting is generally not a priority for most hunters but done when the opportunity arises. You do not need a horse or red jacket for this type of fox hunting.

 

African Wildcat Hunting

African Wild Cat

African wildcat hunting is usually done an experienced African hunter who specifically wants one of these cats to add to his trophy collection

 

African Buffalo Hunting

Really Old Cape Buffalo Bulls

African buffalo hunting is by far the most popular of all dangerous game hunting in Africa. Hunters may take one lion or leopard in their African hunting career but will keep coming back to hunt more buffalo.