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Big Game hunting is one of the most misunderstood sports in the world. The anti-hunting community would like you to believe the most of the big game is endangered and on the verge of extinction. Facts however paint a very different picture.
Hunting the African elephant requires expert tracking. In addition, an elephant hunter must be prepared to walk great distances, for days on end, to secure a good tusker. The elephant is one of the most exciting trophies to hunt. Elephant hunting is often a numbers game, where you will experience many long stalks, and look over multiple elephant before securing a the tusker you are looking for. Elephant hunting can be a physically demanding sport, requiring the client to be in reasonably good shape before the safari.
When we talk about Rhino hunting we must talk in the same time about poaching. 1968 where trophy hunting of white rhino started, there were only more 1.800 animals counted. Funds of trophy hunting help to secure this amazing animals. Today are approximately 20.000 rhinos in South Africa and Namibia but still each year get more than 1.200 rhinos poached. Trophy hunter are hunting around 50 animals per year and this hunting help the private farmer to protect many thousand rhinos from poacher. Hunting is a main part of conservation. Thats a fact!
He Cape buffalo is not only the most popular but the most common of the Big Five. HuntGeo offers you the opportunity to hunt in the highest concentrations of buffalo on the African continent. South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe,Zambia, Uganda and Tanzania are the countries where we hunt the Cape buffalo.The typical method of hunting Cape buffalo is by tracking. You will experience one of the classic hunts in Africa as you follow world class trackers in pursuit of your buffalo.
Africa is home of this great cat, lion the King of animals. Often likened to a chess match, the hunting of lion requires both, patience and persistence. For this reason, if a lion is the priority on your safari, the hunter should be prepared to dedicate the majority of his time and effort to this pursuit. The thrill of watching this great cat appear on your bait or his prey is worthy of the effort required and will long be remembered as a highlight of your African adventure.
Leopard require skillful baiting techniques to lure them into range for a shot. The hunt will begin with the shooting of bait animals. Once your baits are secured and bait sites established, the hunt begins. Baits must be checked daily and replenished when required. This can be a very tedious and time consuming process, but it is vital to the success of your hunt. A blind will be constructed and the waiting game begins. This often requires great patience as you are attempting to lure a mostly nocturnal predator into a shootable position during daylight hours. When it all comes together, and your cat appears at the bait, you will experience one of the most exhilarating moments of your safari career.
The Lord Derby eland, also known as the giant eland, is the largest antelope species on Earth. But it isn’t just their size that makes them such excellent trophies: these majestic creatures carry incredible spiral horns that can occasionally reach lengths of more than four feet. Adding to their distinctive appearance is a huge hair-fringed dewlap that hangs from their necks. Between the horns above and the dewlaps below, they make for an imposing sight. Lord Derby eland hunting almost always requires active pursuit. These are wary, fast-moving animals that rarely stay in one place for long, and most hunts must be done by tracking on foot. Once tracks are found, the hunters must follow them as speedily as they can manage in order to catch up to the quarry. This can sometimes take days and lead far from the beaten path, making the services of a tried-and-true outfitter or PH absolutely essential
If you believe that it’s the difficulty of the hunt that makes the trophy, thenbongo hunting should be right at the top of your list. These nocturnal antelope run at the slightest sign of danger and are capable of running at high speeds through the thick undergrowth of their home territory. Due to the limited visibility that’s part and parcel into the rainforest hunting safari, the hunter must get in close to get a shot. Blinds are the standard tool of choice for this job. Hunting on foot or with dogs is a great challenge. This is usually done by tracking the bongos shortly after a rainstorm, since bongos usually go out into the open when it rains. Your guides will lead you in a search for tracks in the open areas, then take the pursuit into the jungle. This will require lightning reflexes on your part, as you may only catch a glimpse of your quarry and have a brief moment to take the shot.
While slightly smaller in body size to the Cape buffalo, the West African Savannah buffalo offer an identical hunting experience. Fresh tracks are first located and then the hunters must track the herd or individual buffalo that they are after keeping the wind in mind at all times. Your local professional hunter and tracking team are masters of the art of tracking and will work hard so that you secure a good trophy. The West African buffalo range from reddish orange to a solid black color and different color animals may be encountered in the same herd.
Altai Argali from Mongolia are regarded as the world’s largest wild sheep. Altai argali have been taken with horns surpassing 60” in length with bases measuring an incredible 21” in circumference. Permits are extremely limited. Expect a spot and stalk hunt conducted by foot with the assistance of horses at altitudes ranging from 8,000 to 10,000 feet. Although not as strenuous as other mountain hunts, clients should be in good physical condition and expect to walk one to five kilometer per day in rugged terrain. Shot distances vary from 100 meter to as much as 400 meter.
We offer the excellent Marco Polo Argali hunting. Over the last 15 years our hunters enjoyed 100% success. Average trophy size runs from 54 to 59 inches with several 60-63 inches rams taken every season. Marco Polo sheep hunting is conducted one on one. In the morning you get with your guide and driver into your 4×4 vehicle. During the day you will explore the upper edges of the mountains, glassing the hillsides and feeding areas. Normally you can see up to 200-300 hundred rams a day and very often much more. The average size group of sheep is 25-35 males. Once the trophy is located you complete your stalking on foot at elevation up to 14,000 feet / 5,000 m. Physical condition is a factor on the stalking portion of the hunt. A long range shooting, up to 400-500 yards/m is usual for Marco Polo Argali hunting.
The iconic polar bear is the largest of all land carnivores and is hunted in one of the most extreme environments in the world. Without question, pursuing polar bear in their frozen Arctic habitat has no comparable in the hunting world. Inuit guides have acquired skills and knowledge of hunting, animal behaviour and their environment through traditions passed down by their forefathers. We operating in the Canadian Arctic forging close community ties and partnerships with the best guides in the best areas resulting in an unforgettable Arctic hunting adventure deeply rooted in Inuit culture. We also offer a late summer spot and stalk polar bear hunt by boat or side-by-side ATV adds a different twist to the traditional springtime hunts out on the frozen Arctic Ocean. There is a very limited number of tags available for this unique hunt and it must be planned well ahead. Our Inuit guide’s scour and glass the shorelines in search of big bears along well-known island retreats that are used during the Arctic’s ice-free period. This hunt is combinable with Atlantic walrus that are also hunted along the shores of rocky islands with walrus haul outs numbering in the hundreds of animals