Articles of 2018

Hunting the Spotted Hyena in Africa

Posted on Nov 27, 2018

Spotted hyenas are not scavengers by nature. The will hunt their prey unless they can drive another predator off its kill. Hyenas tend to be opportunistic hunters. The pack will tend to hunt when their prey will be at its most vulnerable, such as during inclement weather, or at night. When hyenas spot their prey, they target the...

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Hunting Zebra in Africa

Posted on Sep 22, 2018

Zebras have no horns and are not trophy hunted in the same way as horned plains game. The Safari Club International has no listings for zebra in their trophy book. Because their hide is so spectacular, their trophy value is judged by its quality, size, and...

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Hunting Trophy Giraffe in Africa

Posted on Jul 11, 2018

Hunting giraffe in South Africa starts with locating its spoor. It can be very difficult to place a proper shot after the animal is located. The hide is between 1.5 to 2 inches thick, and is time consuming to skin. To give a relative idea of the size of a giraffe hide, consider that just the back skin alone is larger than the entire hide of a dairy cow. Giraffe have no trophy value except...

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Hunting Trophy Gemsbok in Africa

Posted on May 15, 2018

The gemsbok is one of the more outstanding and worthy game animals in Africa and easily one of the most visually striking big game animals in the world. Gemsbok horns are absolutely impressive, jetting straight up from the unique, white and black painted face. The gray body is thick and...

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Hunting Tuskless Elephants | Shot Placement and Equipment

Posted on Mar 31, 2018

Once you've closed on the elephant herd and determined that there is a shootable tuskless cow without a calf at heel, you must decide on a brain or heart/lung shot. The span of this article is not sufficient to adequately cover the placement of a brain shot on an elephant. Basically, on a frontal brain shot, you are...

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Hunting Tuskless Elephants | The Dangers, Tracking and Closing

Posted on Jan 29, 2018

The only value in something hanging from a wall is because of the effort exerted, memories shared and experiences had while in the pursuit. This is why a tuskless elephant hunt is an amazing adventure despite tohe non-exportable status of the trophy. And on top of that, this type of hunt is much more affordable for your average Joe. At the end of the day...

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